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Why every UNC fan should love Roy Williams

Over the course of his 28-year career as a head basketball coach, Roy Williams has been the picture of consistency. Through adversity and the challenges of a changing culture in college basketball, Williams has remained consistent in his approach. To the chagrin of some, he’s been reluctant to change his style of coaching and recruiting. But his results are hard to argue with.

Larry Fedora builds future beyond one breakthrough season

Optimism runs high in Chapel Hill as the Tar Heels prepare to open against Georgia in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in the Bulldogs’ backyard. The ACC is counting on the Tar Heels to carry the conference banner against the SEC. This isn’t déjà vu all over again, to borrow from Yogi Berra. Instead of a bottom that is about to fall out, Larry Fedora has a foundation in place.

Connor Barth still battling for job with New Orleans Saints

The battle for the starting place kicker job on the New Orleans Saints did not get much clarity following the team’s second preseason game against the Houston Texans Saturday. While Connor Barth did not attempt a kick in the Saints’ preseason opener against New England, he connected on a 33-yard field goal on Saturday in a loss to the Texans.

Ranking All 128 College Football Starting Quarterbacks for 2016

26. Mitch Trubisky, North Carolina: Marquise Williams departs Chapel Hill after earning second-team All-ACC honors last fall, but coach Larry Fedora isn’t too worried about the quarterback position. That’s due to the progress and development of Trubisky over the last two seasons. The junior is one of the nation’s rising stars under center.

ACC Football's Top 15 Must-See Games of 2016

7. North Carolina vs. Georgia (Sept. 3 – Atlanta): This will be a good litmus test for the Heels against a talented Georgia team that is surrounded by plenty of intrigue. New Bulldogs head coach Kirby Smart is a longtime Nick Saban disciple and will be looking to make a statement here. 4. North Carolina at Florida State (Oct. 1).

A breakdown of UNC’s special teams

The Tar Heels have one of the top punt returners in NCAA history in Ryan Switzer, a kick returner who has the quickness to break one for a touchdown at any time in T.J. Logan, and one of the best place-kickers in the ACC in Nick Weiler. All three are seniors and provide much-needed experience and leadership in each of these areas.

Extra Points: UN-Common

Eighteen months into Gene Chizik’s tenure as UNC’s defensive coordinator, the Tar Heels are being driven to develop good habits—in the meeting room, in film study, in the classroom, in honing their techniques. A group that Chizik termed from his first day of spring ball in March 2015 as “soft, slow-motion and no-urgency” is now “like night and day.”

James Taylor home in Chapel Hill sells for $1.66M, higher than asking price

A Manhattan couple known as major art benefactors in both the Northeast and in North Carolina has emerged as the highest bidders for the boyhood home of Grammy Award-winning, singer-songwriter James Taylor in Chapel Hill.

Nick Chubb vs. UNC's defense might not be a fair fight, so a lot falls on the Heels' new QB

The Kirby Smart era begins in Athens, and Georgia fans are excited to see how he’ll stamp the program as he takes over for Mark Richt. If star running back Nick Chubb is healthy (as it appears he is), Georgia should win more games this year than last, but North Carolina is a nice early barometer for where Smart will be starting.

Georgia coach Kirby Smart to analyze scrimmage film to aid in quarterback decision

Georgia football head coach Kirby Smart might be closer to having a starting quarterback in mind following a rainy and wet second preseason scrimmage. But it doesn’t appear like he’ll be too inclined to give up that information, even after evaluating how the practice went on tape.

UNC Women's Soccer Posts Second Clean Sheet In Win Over 49ers

UNC’s women’s soccer team improved to 2-0 on the season as it defeated Charlotte 3-0 Sunday at Fetzer Field. Goals by Hanna Gardner, Zoe Redei and Cameron Castleberry powered the offense while the Tar Heel defense posted its second clean sheet of the weekend. Hosting the Carolina Nike Classic, UNC defeated UCF 2-0 Friday and Charlotte Sunday.

Video: UNC Women's Soccer Shuts Out Charlotte, 3-0

The ninth-ranked Tar Heels women's soccer team shut out the Charlotte 49ers by a score of 3-0 at the Carolina Nike Classic on August 21, 2016.

Team USA, Harrison Barnes win Olympic Gold

Team USA won Olympic Gold on Sunday, defeating Serbia 96-66 in Rio. The United States went undefeated throughout the tournament, but it wasn't always easy. Team USA defeated Spain in the semifinals 82-76 and had a number of other close calls. On the court for the United States in the closing minutes of Sunday's final was former UNC forward Harrison Barnes.

The Time Michael Jordan Was Forced to Wear Reebok

In fact, the only real high-drama for the Dream Team happened in the lead up to the medal ceremony, when Nike athletes – headline by Air Jordan himself – had to consider if their allegiances to Nike outweighed their commitment to their service of their country.

Photo: Dean Smith and his "Olympic Cartoon"

A photo by Hugh Morton of Dean Smith autographing a cartoon honoring his role as coach of the gold medal-winning 1976 USA Men's Basketball Olympic team. Probably taken at Grandfather Golf and Country Club in Linville, NC.

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