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The Inside Carolina Podcast network features a wide range of current UNC sports topics, from game previews and instant postgame analysis, to recruiting breakdowns. IC’s stable of writers, insiders and analysts -- plus special guests -- comprise each program.

The Game Plan: UNC Preparing For Cavs' Chaos
Yesterday at 6:00 AM

Defending Virginia‚Äôs offense will be the test of the week for the Tar Heels.¬†Multiple quarterbacks, ‚Äėfunky formations‚Äô and multiple guys that are listed on the depth chart at FBPs give Bronco Mendenhall a widely varied approach to that side of the ball.¬†The test will be how Jay Bateman deciphers the scheme and puts his players in position to win battles.¬†Phil Longo has his work cut out as the offensive line for the Heels is a work in progress.¬†How does it shake out?¬†The crew of Jason Staples, Greg Barnes and host Tommy Ashley break it all down on...


The Scoop: George Pettaway, Zach Rice, & UNC After Two Games
Last Wednesday at 11:00 PM

Inside Carolina’s Don Callahan and Ross Martin breakdown the recruitments of UNC’s remaining 2022 targets including running back George Pettaway (who announces next week) and five-star offensive tackle Zach Rice. The Scoop podcast then discusses the UNC football team which is 1-1 heading into a big game with Coastal Division rival Virginia. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Coast to Coast Reaction: Tyler Nickel Commits to UNC
Last Wednesday at 6:57 PM

On this special podcast from the Coast to Coast crew, Joey Powell is joined by Sherrell McMillan and Sean Moran to share their instant reactions to UNC landing four-star forward Tyler Nickel. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


On The Beat: Big Game Getting Bigger
Last Wednesday at 2:57 AM

If Carolina’s loss to open the season accomplished one thing, it has made this weekend’s game in Chapel Hill a gigantic program game for the Heels. Simply put, the season rides on this one. No, things won’t shut down should Mack Brown’s team lose its fifth straight to the Cavaliers. But almost every single preseason goal coming into the 2021 slate will the finished. And for that not to happen, Carolina must be at their best at 7:30pm in rocking Kenan Stadium on Saturday night. The InsideCarolina.com crew of host Tommy Ashley and beat writers Greg Barnes and Gre...


Vippolis Pod: Serious Issues Upfront Need Addressing
Last Monday at 6:00 AM

Inside Carolina's Taylor Vippolis is joined by lettermen Mike Ingersoll and EJ Wilson to break down Carolina's win over Georgia State in the team's home opener. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


The Day After: Checking Some Boxes Amid A Rout
Last Sunday at 2:08 PM

Anytime a team wins by 42, there are clear positives from the game. Saturday night’s game in Kenan Stadium checked off some of the boxes that formed after week one. But that said, issues remain as the schedule turns tough in the coming weeks for a Tar Heel team seeking an identity in the trenches. The InsideCarolina.com Day After Podcast crew of host Tommy Ashley, Buck Sanders and Jason Staples dive in early Sunday morning to break it all down and peek ahead to next week’s matchup with Virginia. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


The Game Plan: Regaining Confidence
09/09/2021

After losing the opener, North Carolina hopes to bounce back in a big way as Georgia State comes calling in Kenan Stadium at 7:30 Saturday night. The Heels had very little go right on offense last week so correcting those errors and mistakes have been a point of emphasis all week for coordinator Phil Longo and Head Coach Mack Brown. The InsideCarolina.com crew of host Tommy Ashley and experts Jason Staples and Greg Barnes bring you the Game Plan Podcast to break down what should happen Saturday night. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Coast to Coast Redux: UNC's Three Commits Join The Show
09/08/2021

In case you missed this podcast from last week, for this unique edition of the Coast to Coast Podcast, Sean, Sherrell, and Joey bring in the current commitments of the 2022 UNC Basketball Recruiting Class. Seth Trimble, Will Shaver, and Jalen Washington all join the guys to talk about everything from their preferred intro music to their true feelings on Coach Hubert Davis.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


On The Beat: Time To Move On
09/08/2021

As far as predictions, InsideCarolina.com’s On the Beat Live crew stunk in week one. But the great thing about football that fans often forget - while games are long, seasons are longer and Carolina’s 0-1 start is not what anyone ordered, there are 11 to 13 more opportunities for Carolina Football to get back on track and live up to expectations. The OTB crew of Gregory Hall, Greg Barnes and host Tommy Ashley take a peak back to the loss in Blacksburg with eyes forward in discussing what adjustments and changes and most importantly, growth, needs to happen for thos...


Vippolis Pod: Reassessing After Week 1
09/06/2021

Inside Carolina's Taylor Vippolis is joined by fellow lettermen Mike Ingersoll and EJ Wilson to break down UNC's week 1 loss to Virginia Tech, including in-depth conversations about the offensive line play, defensive adjustments, an offense without an identity and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


The Day After: Hitting the Reset Button
09/04/2021

One game should not define a season, but after North Carolina travelled up to Blacksburg and took a punch to the face, Mack Brown’s team will have to regroup in a big way to revive its postseason hopes. The InsideCarolina.com crew of host Tommy Ashley, Buck Sanders and Jason Staples take on the Day After Podcast to make sense of it all and look into the future on what’s next for the Heels. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


The Game Plan: It Is About To Go Down
09/02/2021

With the season finally here, the InsideCarolina.com Game Plan Podcast crew is back with a vengeance as host Tommy Ashley is joined by the the experts, Greg Barnes and Jason Staples, to break down Carolina’s opener up in Blacksburg, Virginia against the Hokies of Virginia Tech.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


The Scoop: Travis Shaw Wrap Up, Schedule Breakdown, 2023 Targets
09/02/2021

Inside Carolina’s Don Callahan and Ross Martin wrap up five-star Travis Shaw’s commitment to UNC will a look back at his commitment ceremony and what it means for UNC. The podcast then covers some team discussion and a look at UNC’s 2021 schedule and a preview of some of Carolina’s top 2023 targets. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Coast to Coast Special: Three Future Tar Heels
09/02/2021

In a unique edition of the Coast to Coast Podcast, Sean, Sherrell, and Joey bring in the current commitments of the 2022 UNC Basketball Recruiting Class. Seth Trimble, Will Shaver, and Jalen Washington all join the guys to talk about everything from their preferred intro music to their true feelings on Coach Hubert Davis.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


InsideCarolina.com's OTB Live! - The Prediction Pod
09/01/2021

With the season opener merely hours away, the InsideCarolina.com crew takes to the airways on this week's On the Beat Live! to lay out the expectations and predictions for the the 2021 Carolina Football slate. Buck Sanders, Greg Barnes, Gregory Hall, Taylor Vippolis and Jason Staples all join host Tommy Ashley for the annual showdown pick'em contest. With no opening cupcake to warm up out of the gate, Mack Brown's Tar Heels face historic hype and expectations from the fanbase and the national media. And here, you favorites from the InsideCarolina.com crew break it all down from beginning to...


Vippolis Pod: Previewing Week 1
08/30/2021

Inside Carolina's Taylor Vippolis is joined by lettermen Mike Ingersoll and EJ Wilson to talk about all things UNC Football before Carolina heads to Blacksburg to take on Virginia Tech. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


The 40 Club: Mike Sundheim Talks Tar Heels and Carolina Hurricanes
08/27/2021

As you’ve seen over the past year and a half, the InsideCarolina.com 40 Club podcast has explored the lives of former Carolina athletes from multiple sports. But not only that, we’ve delved into the Carolina Fandom arena, not just former players, but with anyone that has a tie to the University and the sports team. This week, hosts Joey Powell and Tommy Ashley bring on Mike Sundheim, Vice President of Communications and Team Services for the Carolina Hurricanes.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


On The Beat: The Pre-Season Subscriber Show
08/25/2021

As we move closer to the start of a potentially historic football season in Chapel Hill, the InsideCarollina.com crew of host Tommy Ashley, beat writer Gregory Hall along with experts Jason Staples and Taylor Vippolis get together for this week’s version of the On The Beat Live Podcast.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Coast to Coast: Whitmore Visits; New Roster Analysis
08/24/2021

On the tail of a big on-campus visit for UNC, the Coast to Coast guys get together to discuss the visitor in question, who's left on Hubert Davis's big board for this class, and some rapid fire analysis of the members of the 2021-22 roster. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Instant Reaction: Heels Land Five-Star Travis Shaw
08/21/2021

Inside Carolina's Don Callahan and Ross Martin discuss 2022 five-star defensive lineman Travis Shaw's commitment to UNC and what it means for the Tar Heels. The instant reaction podcast also goes in-depth on Shaw's recruitment, why he picked Carolina, and what the massive elite prospect will bring to the Tar Heel defense. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


The 40 Club: Family Affair for Errol Hood
08/20/2021

This episode of The Forty Club provides one of the most unique perspectives in recent Tar Heel history as Tommy Ashley and Joey Powell bring UNC football letterman Errol Hood in to chop it up. Errol, who was recruited by Mack Brown, played for Carl Torbush, and is the father of current Tar Heel running back Caleb Hood, goes into detail about his experience both as a Carolina football player & dad. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


The Scoop: Travis Shaw Commitment Preview, Preseason Camp Questions
08/19/2021

Inside Carolina’s Don Callahan and Ross Martin preview the commitment announcement of five-star DT Travis Shaw and provide updates on Jake Pope (committed to Alabama), UNC’s defensive back recruiting, and wide receiver Andre Greene. The podcast also touches on questions surrounding UNC football now two weeks into training camp. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


On the Beat: Halfway to Virginia Tech
08/18/2021

In this edition of the InsideCarolina.com On The Beat Podcast, host Tommy Ashley is joined by beat writers Greg Barnes and Gregory Hall to break down the latest news and notes from Mack Brown’s Carolina Football Program. The Heels are half way through fall and preseason camp leading into the opener at Virginia Tech on September 3rd and the IC crew breaks down the latest intel and scoop from camp and Saturday’s scrimmage.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Vippolis Pod: Football Preview With Michael Felder
08/13/2021

Inside Carolina's Taylor Vippolis is joined by Stadium College Football Analyst and Carolina Football Letterman Michael Felder to talk about all things UNC Football as the duo previews the upcoming season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


On the Beat: Special Guest Josh Pate
08/12/2021

As the season rapidly approaches, the InsideCarolina.com On The Beat crew gets together for their weekly Live! Show to discuss the latest news and notes from Carolina Football’s first week of fall camp. Host Tommy Ashley, beat writers Greg Barnes and Gregory Hall and special guest Josh Pate of 24/7’s Late Kick Podcast dig into Carolina, the ACC and much more on this edition of On The Beat! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Coast to Coast: More 2023 Offers, Updates on 2022 Targets
08/11/2021

Though dropping the latest episode a couple of days late due to travel schedules, the Coast to Coast guys reunite to discuss the recent developments around UNC basketball recruiting.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


On The Beat: The IC Reader All-UNC Ballot Reveal
08/04/2021

It’s been one week since the Atlantic Coast Conference released its preseason All-ACC teams as voted on by members of the media. Inside Carolina gave its readers a chance to submit their own version of a preseason ballot, except it was strictly North Carolina Players -- the IC UNC Football Reader Poll. The results were released live by Greg Barnes, Gregory Hall and host Tommy Ashley in this season’s second episode of On the Beat. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


The Scoop: July Commitments & Updates on Top 2022 Targets
08/03/2021

Inside Carolina’s Don Callahan and Ross Martin update everything going on with UNC football recruiting from the July commitments of Conner Harrell, Justin Kanyuk, Bryson Jennings, Omarion Hampton, Sebastian Cheeks and Tad Hudso to the drama surrounding Daylen Everette’s commitment to Clemson. Callahan and Martin also update the status of the recruitments of Benji Gosnell, Zach Rice, Travis Shaw, Jake Pope, Andre Greene, and George Pettaway. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


On the Beat: Conference Realignment Again
07/30/2021

While ramping up to college football season, there is simply so much information to digest, things can get overwhelming. Who’s on the preseason lists, who’s the starting running back, and who’s the backup quarterback?  Teams and fanbases are overloaded with information and the run up to preseason camp and the start of the season is hectic. Toss in the latest realignment news and you have chaos. That means Greg Barnes, Gregory Hall and host Tommy Ashley get this season’s InsideCarolina.com On the Beat Live podcasts going early! In this episode, Barnes, Hall and Ashley dig into the Texas/Ok...


Position Preview: 2021 Safeties
07/28/2021

Greg Barnes, Jason Staples and Ross Martin provide an in-depth preview into the 2021 Tar Heel safeties. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Coast to Coast: Summer Eval Period Recap
07/27/2021

After two weeks of open evaluation of prep basketball prospects, Sherrell McMillan and Sean Moran join host Joey Powell to recap where the prep world and UNC hoops currently intersect.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


The 40 Club: How Jason Freeman Outfits Carolina Football
07/26/2021

Anyone around Carolina Football knows who JBone is. In fact, you’d be hard pressed to find too many folks to even refer to Carolina’s Equipment Manager by his given name. Jason Freeman, aka JBone, has been a part of the football program in Chapel Hill longer than anyone. From Mack Brown 1.0 through the trials and tribulations for multiple coaches before Coach Brown returned to continue building his empire, JBone has been there and seen it all. Hosts Tommy Ashley and Joey Powell welcome the man in charge of the team behind the team into the latest edition of InsideCar...


Vippolis Pod: Olympian Kenny Selmon Interview
07/22/2021

Inside Carolina's Taylor Vippolis interviews former UNC Track and Field star Kenny Selmon, who will be competing in the 400m Hurdles at the Tokyo Olympic Games for Team USA. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Position Preview: 2021 Cornerbacks & Nickelbacks
07/20/2021

InsideCarolina's Greg Barnes, Jason Staples and Ross Martin provide an in-depth preview into the 2021 Tar Heel cornerbacks and nickelbacks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


The 40 Club: Tyler Hansbrough Joins the Club
07/19/2021

The Forty Club brings in its first-ever "Front Row" guest, as All-everything former Tar Heel hooper Tyler Hansbrough joins the podcast. A self admitted shy person from his college days, the big man opens up about all sorts of topics to hosts Tommy Ashley and Joey Powell. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


The Throwback: Heels Crush Clemson in '96
07/16/2021

On the second installment of the second season of "The Throwback" podcast, we jump in the time machine and go back to late August 1996. While the temperature in Chapel Hill at kickoff time was blazing, perhaps nothing was quite as hot as Mack Brown's defense. Tar Heel Football Historian Lee Pace joins IC's Tommy Ashley and host Joey Powell for the game breakdown as UNC hosted Clemson to begin the 1996 campaign. Later, Joey goes one-on-one with a member of that defensive front as Mike Pringley joins to recollect his experience. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Position Preview: Carolina's 2021 Inside Linebackers
07/14/2021

InsideCarolina's Greg Barnes, Jason Staples and Ross Martin provide an in-depth preview into the 2021 Tar Heel inside linebacker group. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Coast to Coast: Busy Week For UNC Hoops
07/13/2021

After a wave of breaking news and some instant-reaction podcasts, the Coast to Coast guys are back with a regularly-scheduled episode this week. Sean Moran and Sherrell McMillan reunite to discuss a busy weekend of competitive prep basketball, and to reset where things sit for the Tar Heel hoops program. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Coast to Coast: Heels Land Five Star Jalen Washington
07/09/2021

Sherrell McMillan and Sean Moran join host Joey Powell to discuss Hubert Davis receiving a huge commitment from 2022 big man Jalen Washington. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Coast to Coast: Dawson Garcia Commits To Carolina
07/08/2021

Sherrell McMillan and Sean Moran join host Joey Powell to give their instant reactions to the breaking news that Dawson Garcia has committed to the Tar Heels. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices