Video: 2016 UNC Players vs Alumni Basketball Game
Tar Heel basketball alumni currently playing in the NBA and overseas reunited in Chapel Hill this week to help out at the Roy Williams basketball camp and also teach a thing or two to the current UNC players in the annual Alumni-Player scrimmage.
Brice Johnson slated to work out for Philadelphia 76ers
Per The Philadelphia Inquirer's Keith Pompey, the Philadelphia 76ers were scheduled to work out North Carolina product Brice Johnson and local talent Quenton DeCosey, among others on Wednesday, in preparation for the NBA draft. The Sixers, who have an abundance of bigs, would be hard pressed to find ideal minutes for Johnson.
Shammond Williams joins Western Kentucky coaching staff
Western Kentucky men’s basketball head coach Rick Stansbury announced Wednesday the hiring of Shammond Williams and Quannas White as assistant coaches for the 2016-17 season. Williams and White – former standout players at major college programs – both join the Hilltoppers after serving on the staff at Tulane.
Patrick Kelly, Jake Matthai Named USILA Scholar All-Americas
The United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association released its 2016 Division I, II and III Scholar All-Americans on Wednesday afternoon. The 2016 Tar Heel national championship team is represented on the team by senior midfielder Patrick Kelly of Timonium, Md. and senior short-stick defensive midfielder Jake Matthai of Baltimore, Md.
$3.7 million gift endows the Karen M. Gil Internship Program in Psychology
A Carolina alumna and her husband, who wish to be anonymous, are endowing the Karen M. Gil Internship Fund in Psychology, a program piloted in 2014 with startup funding from the same donors. The effort has been so successful that the couple has committed $3.1 million in permanent funding, plus $600,000 to continue the program while the endowment builds.
2016 CBS Sports Classic to be played at Las Vegas' new T-Mobile Arena
The third annual CBS Sports Classic will take place on Dec. 17 in Las Vegas next season. Where, specifically? T-Mobile Arena. T-Mobile Arena is brand new; it just opened in April. Plopped right on the Strip, it sits between the Monte Carlo and New York, New York hotel/casinos. The 2016 tilts will feature UNC vs. Kentucky and UCLA vs. Ohio State.
Paige Neuenfeldt Nominated For NCAA Woman Of The Year
UNC’s Paige Neuenfeldt was selected as a nominee for 2016 NCAA Woman of the Year, as announced by the NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics. The NCAA Woman of the Year award honors graduating female college athletes who have distinguished themselves throughout their collegiate careers in academics, athletics, service and leadership.
Video: ICTV Austin Proehl Interview (Pt.3)
Inside Carolina caches with North Carolina junior wide receiver Austin Proehl as he shares his thoughts during the summer. In this segment, Proehl discusses UNC's defensive players who have impressed him and the key to competing nationally.
Jay Bilas has high praise for Marcus Paige
ESPN college basketball analyst Jay Bilas had some high praise for former UNC guard Marcus Paige. “I haven’t covered a better kid. Just an amazing young man and has had a great college career. I absolutely believe that he can play in the NBA. I do not think he’s going to be drafted...but if he can play the point, I think he can find a place."
Elijah Hood, Ryan Switzer Named Athlon Sports All-Americans
North Carolina running back Elijah Hood and wide receiver/punt returner Ryan Switzer were named to the Athlon Sports 2016 College Football All-American Team on Wednesday. Hood was honored as a third-team All-American running back, while Switzer was named as a fourth-team specialist.
Twenty Years Apart, Signature Moments for LeBron James and Michael Jordan
Twenty years apart, Michael Jordan and LeBron James wept unashamedly after winning an N.B.A. championship on Father’s Day. When tears for a title flow, the heart of the game is bared, and those who form its soul become clearer in focus. Largely in sorrow, Jordan sobbed on the locker room floor of United Center in Chicago on June 16, 1996.
Georgia and North Carolina Share A Long Football Rivalry
Georgia and UNC have met 30 times on the gridiron, with the Bulldogs holding a 16-12-2 advantage. The first game was played in Atlanta in 1895. Fifteen hundred fans witnessed the first forward pass in football history, when out of desperation, the ball was thrown by the Tar Heel quarterback instead of punted and caught by a UNC player for the game's lone score.
UNC Researchers Awarded Grants for Zika Research
Researchers at UNC are celebrating three $50,000 grants from the University’s School of Medicine. The money is dedicated to Zika research and will help scientists and doctors better understand how the disease is spread and how it affects brain cells.
Jay Bilas raves about Brice Johnson
When the Golden State Warriors come to their first round pick, there’s an All-American player that ESPN college basketball analyst Jay Bilas said he would target. “There's one guy that I expect to be gone by then, but I wouldn't hesitate on if he's still there, and I think he's kind of a steal there, and that's Brice Johnson of North Carolina.”
Jonathan Cooper: Since breaking leg, things not where I wanted them to be
When New England Patriots offensive lineman Jonathan Cooper looks back on the first three years of his NFL career with the Arizona Cardinals, the turning point is obvious -- his broken leg sustained in the 2013 preseason months after he was selected No. 7 overall in the draft. “Things since I broke my leg haven’t quite been where I wanted them to be,” Cooper said.