Tar Heels Tidbits: Luke Maye, Tony Bradley and more


Carolina baseball off to a rough start, College Gameday set for Duke-UNC, and Luke Maye honored again

The Carolina baseball team is off to a slow start in 2018, dropping five of its first eight games, and losing in blowout fashion to ECU on Sunday afternoon.

North Carolina basketball, on the other hand, is streaking its way into March. Winners of six consecutive games, and looking to clinch a double-bye in the ACC Tournament with a win over Miami on Tuesday.

Tony Bradley, Jr.’s father emphatically denied FBI reports stating that the former Tar Heel received impermissible benefits while enrolled at the University of North Carolina.

We’ve got all of that and more in this edition of Tar Heels Tidbits.


  • The North Carolina baseball team continued its rough start to the 2018 season, losing 12-0 to ECU on Sunday afternoon. The Tar Heels, who lost just 14 games a season ago, have already lost five games in 2018, and four of their last five.


  • North Carolina’s leading scorer, Luke Maye, was the recipient of a prestigious honor on Thursday. But this time, it wasn’t for his work on the court.
  • ESPN College Gameday will be in Durham next weekend to feature the second matchup of the season between Duke and North Carolina. Rece Davis, Seth Greenberg, Jay Williams and Jay Bilas will be on hand to celebrate the top rivalry in college basketball for the second time in three weeks.
  • Former North Carolina standout Tony Bradley, Jr. was named in the most recent FBI investigation released to the public on Friday morning. His father immediately responded to the report, which quickly went viral after being featured on Yahoo! Sports.
  • With a victory over Miami on Tuesday night, the Tar Heels can clinch a top-four seed in the ACC, securing a double-bye in next month’s conference tournament.

UNC in the Pros

  • Former UNC linebacker Zack Brown has been one of the most dynamic and consistent defensive players in the NFL in recent years. This offseason, he’ll be looking to sign a lucrative multi-year contract.
  • Marcus Paige had another big game for the Greensboro Swarm on Wednesday, recording 30 points and seven assists in the team’s 98-88 victory over the Lakeland Magic. He hit 11 of his 17 shot attempts, including 8-of-12 from beyond the three-point line.


  • Class of 2019 UNC football target Quavaris Crouch is now the No. 1-ranked prospect in the nation. The 6-foot-2, 225-pound running back recently took an unofficial visit to North Carolina.