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Jerry Stackhouse says Dirk Nowitzki stole fadeaway move from him

Jerry Stackhouse thinks that he deserves some figurative royalties. In a feature by Jonathan Abrams of Bleacher Report that ran on Tuesday, the retired All-Star claimed that former Dallas Mavericks teammate Dirk Nowitzki stole the famous fadeaway move from him. Stackhouse and Nowitzki were teammates in Dallas for five years from 2004 to 2009. (Larry Brown Sports)

The Tar Heels who made it in the NBA despite going undrafted

Despite not getting drafted, Kennedy Meeks, Isaiah Hicks, and Nate Britt will all get some sort of a shot with an NBA team. Meeks signed a partially guaranteed contract with the Raptors, the Clippers picked up Hicks, and Britt was given a spot on the Hawks’ summer league team. The Tar Heel who had the best NBA career, despite not being drafted, was Scott Williams. (Tar Heel Blog)

Speaker Ban Roiled UNC-Chapel Hill Campus

On June 25, 1963, the last day of the session, the General Assembly rushed through the Speaker Ban law. The bill, formally known as Act to Regulate Visiting Speakers, prohibited speeches on state campuses by members of the Communist Party, persons advocating overthrow of the constitution and individuals who had pleaded the Fifth Amendment about related topics. (NC Natural and Cultural Resources)

Chase Rice on New Album, Bro Country Past

It's late morning at Chase Rice's rural Tennessee home, a few minutes south of Nashville, and the area is being battered by one of those Southern storms that feels like something a sailor might weather out at sea. It's an appropriate metaphor for the 31-year-old country singer: for the past three years, Rice was treading water, trying hard not to sink. (Rolling Stone)

What Justin Jackson brings to the Kings

Justin Jackson was one of the biggest risers among upperclassmen during this season, rapidly improving his 3-point shot and turning into one of the most dangerous scorers in the country. Jackson was a key cog in North Carolina’s championship run, putting his full offensive repertoire on display. He shot 37 percent from 3-point range. (FanRag Sports)

UNC ranked among world's best universities

Four North Carolina universities rank among the best in the world. Duke University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, N.C. State and Wake Forest University are among the top 959 colleges worldwide, according to the 2018 edition of the QS World University Rankings. UNC-CH is 80th in the QS rankings. Among public U.S. universities, it ranks 12th. (Greensboro News & Record)

Nate Britt Joins Atlanta Hawks' Summer League Team

The Atlanta Hawks entry in next month’s Las Vegas Summer League is starting to take shape. The roster currently consists of 13 players. More could be added before the tournament begins next month. The entire draft classes from last year and this year are scheduled to be part of the team. UNC point guard Nate Britt, who wasn’t drafted, will also be part of the team. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Miami Marlins expected to send Brian Miller to Class A Greensboro Grasshoppers

The Miami Marlins have signed their top three draft picks, with two former area college standouts expected to play for the Class A Greensboro Grasshoppers of the South Atlantic League. Trevor Rogers is a left-handed pitcher who just finished high school in Carlsbad, N.M. Brian Miller is a center fielder who played at UNC. Joe Dunand is a shortstop from NC State. (Burlington Times News)

July Trial Set for UNC Player Accused of Sexual Battery

A UNC football player charged with misdemeanor sexual battery and assault on a female student is scheduled to go on trial next month, though his attorney says the case has already “gone on too long.” Allen Artis appeared Friday for a court hearing addressing several pretrial motions. He was charged in September stemming from an encounter in February 2016. (Chapelboro.com)

Audio: Bubba Cunningham on Michael Jordan: “It means an awful lot when he shows up”

UNC athletics director Bubba Cunningham joined the David Glenn Show this week to discuss a myriad of topics. Cunningham went over where the institution stands with the ongoing NCAA investigation, a successful year for UNC athletics, and renovations to Kenan Stadium. He mentioned the involvement of Michael Jordan, and what that means for the school. (ACC Sports Journal)

Stress-tested Andrew Miller returns to 'high-leverage' innings for Cleveland Indians

Andrew Miller, bullpen flip flop or no bullpen flip flop, is back to being Andrew Miller. Wednesday, with closer Cody Allen in Cleveland where his wife gave birth, Miller relieved Carlos Carrasco in the seventh. The Indians led 3-0, but the Orioles had the bases loaded with nobody out. This was one of those high-leverage innings the Indians were supposedly trying to steer Miller away from. (Cleveland.com)

UNC Chemists Develop Nerve Gas Protection Through International Partnership

Organic protection against exposure to pesticides and nerve gas has been developed through a partnership between chemists at Moscow State University and UNC-Chapel Hill. The partnership was formed by Dr. Alexander “Sasha” Kabanov, whose groundbreaking research on enzymes started in Russia with the founding of a nanomedicine laboratory. (Chapelboro.com)

Preview 2017: North Carolina Tar Heels

The Tar Heel offense that finished 13th in the nation in passing efficiency and average 32 points per game is all but starting from scratch among the skill spots. LSU transfer Brandon Harris will be in later this summer, but can he be better than he was in Baton Rouge? There are other quarterback options battling it out, but it’s going to be a fight for the gig. (College Football News)

Inside the Playbook: Hold the door, UNC basketball is on the elevator up

Earlier this week, we broke down how Roy Williams could utilize Kenny Williams and Cameron Johnson off the ball. It’s basic screen-the-screener action; and it’s a great look for UNC basketball. There’s a derivative of this play type that’s one of my favorite actions in all of basketball. That’s good, old elevator doors play. It’s a simple, but an incredibly effective set. (ACC Sports Journal)

Vince Carter Missed Antawn Jamison Warning Him About 1998 Draft Night Trade

Antawn Jamison was selected by the Raptors at No. 4 and Vince Carter went to the Warriors at No. 5 in the 1998 NBA Draft. The two were immediately dealt for each other. Jamison knew about the deal before Carter was selected. When Carter was drafted, Jamison tried to deliver the news to Carter, but Vinsanity's mind was too jumbled to register what was happening. (The Post Game)

Stilman White part of inaugural Flight 22 Hall

The Flight 22 Basketball program held their inaugural induction ceremonies last night in downtown Wilmington. Eleven former members of the program were inducted, including Hoggard and UNC alum Stilman White. “Flight 22 was something that was a great blessing for me,” said White, who was part of the Tar Heels’ national championship last April. (Wilmington Star News)

Darian Durant savours sweet revenge with win over Riders

In the end, Darian Durant had the last word. Durant savoured that situation after the Montreal Alouettes edged the Saskatchewan Roughriders 17-16 in Thursday’s CFL regular-season opener at Percival Molson Memorial Stadium. The contest was Durant’s first against the Riders since being traded by Saskatchewan to the Alouettes on Jan. 13 after 11 seasons. (Regina Leader-Post)

Molly Hendrick Joins Ohio State Women's Lacrosse Staff

Buckeye assistant coach Jill Byers has been promoted to associate head coach, while newcomer Molly Hendrick will take on the role of assistant coach. Hendrick finished her playing career at UNC this past spring as one of the best players in program history. She was a two-time All-American and three-time All-ACC honoree, ending her career with 186 goals and 220 points. (GoHeels.com)

Boyhood friends De'Aaron Fox, Justin Jackson are teammates again

Aaron Fox smiled and shook his head. It was all too good to be true. Not only was his son De'Aaron selected fifth overall by the Sacramento Kings in the NBA draft Thursday night, but one of De'Aaron's boyhood friends also wound up with Sacramento after the first round. Ten picks and less than an hour later, Justin Jackson found himself headed to California as well. (Houston Chronicle)

College basketball lost star power in draft, but it is not left barren

College basketball has become a series of one-off campaigns, each season complete with its own heroes, villains and storylines. The multi-year rivalries that once dominated college hoops are becoming more and more rare (looking at you guys, Joel Berry II and Grayson Allen). But the constant turnover of talent hasn’t made the college game any less enjoyable. (Sports Illustrated)

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