Welcome to Keeping It Heel, the North Carolina Tar Heels news and opinions site brought to you by the FanSided Network. Keeping It Heel is dedicated to providing top-notch Tar Heels news, views and original content. This site also serves as a community for like-minded fans to come together to catch up on the latest news and to discuss their passion.

Editorial Staff

John Bauman, editor

Features at fansided.com. Editor at keepingitheel.com. Contact at johncbauman@gmail.com.

Zack Pearson, editor

I was born and raised in Rockford, IL and now currently live in Chicago. I'm a big Chicago sports fan and have been throughout my whole life. Bears, Bulls, Cubs, Blackhawks. I'm a North Carolina Basketball writer and have enjoyed it! I currently run a all Chicago sports site called ChiCitySports.com. I go to school full-time and focus on ChiCitySports. I'm excited to be on staff here at Keeping it Heel.

Jackson Hicks, Staff Writer

I live in Chapel Hill and have been a huge Carolina fan since my family first came here when I was nine. I love going to games at the Bosh and watching the Heels play. I'm excited to be joining the Keeping It Heel team, and looking forward to writing about Carolina athletics.

Alex Zietlow, Staff Writer

Leonard Meade, Staff Writer

I am a lifelong UNC Tarheels and San Francisco 49ers fan. I'm pretty knowledgeable on most sports but my passion is UNC basketball and recruiting.I'm so greatful for the opportunity that keeping it heel has given me!

Dwight Moore II, Staff Writer

Life long Tar Heel fan, aspiring sports journalist.

simeonjackson, Staff Writer

Living in Charlotte, NC while covering UNC sports. Go Heels!

Victoria Addison, Staff Writer

wpatterson, Staff Writer

UNC Football Xs and Os Guy. Real Estate Developer by Day.

Marcus Hagness, Staff Writer

Vince Carter and Antawn Jamison sparked my interest to follow the University of North Carolina when I was an elementary student. Been a Heels fan ever since! I've been writing about sports since junior high, whether it be just for my own amusement or my current job at the college I attended in North Dakota (Yes, North Dakota. We've got running water, internet, and everything). I attended a small school in ND known as Mayville State University, home of the Comets. The only negative thing I can say about the school is our Royal Blue color scheme is far too close to those cake-eaters from Duke. I'm excited to be part of the team at FanSided, "Keeping It Heel", and "Daily DDT". I'll keep it interesting for you!

Paul Fogelman, Staff Writer

Michael Collins, Managing Editor

Michael Collins is an Atlanta sports humorist, columnist, radio host and local team apologist. He is a member of the FWAA and eats peanut butter straight from the jar. He is an NCAA editorial director for Fansided.com, and the managing editor of DawnOfTheDawg.com, as well as a Fansided.com national writer. His words of wisdom - "A facepalm is not an endorsement"

Alexander Hines, Staff Writer

I'm a math major at Kansas State University, but the Tar Heels are still, by far, my number one team and school to root for. Go Heels!

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