Memphis Grizzlies 2016-2017 Player Previews: Brandan Wright
In addition to serving as a replacement for the starting front court, Brandan Wright needs to pay attention to maintaining his health. He has been cleared to participate fully in training camp, but last December he underwent microscopic knee surgery in his right knee, then came back for four games before straining an MCL in the same knee.
Orlando reportedly gets the ACC's football championship game that left North Carolina
The ACC football title game will be moved to Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida, sources told ESPN. Kickoff will be Dec. 3 at either 7:45 p.m, on ESPN, or 8 p.m. on ABC. The ACC pulled its championship game from Charlotte because of North Carolina's controversial House Bill 2 law, which limits the legal protection for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
From Chapel Hill to Africa, Tim Crothers Writes to Inspire
For Tim Crothers, what started as a “good story” from a stranger in a crowd at Squid’s in March 2010 blossomed into an ESPN The Magazine article. It then became a book and now, a much anticipated, star-studded film, “Queen of Katwe.” Tim, a UNC School of Media and Journalism lecturer, has made a career writing about sports culture.
Indians' reliever Andrew Miller demonstrates how he throws his scintillating slider
Andrew Miller's slider is perhaps baseball's best pitch. It allows him to begin the trek from the mound to the Indians dugout with a smile on his face, while leaving even the game's most lethal hitters with their bats behind their backs. It's also helped him to a 3-0 record with 37 strikeouts in 24.1 innings since coming to Cleveland at the trade deadline.
UNC Opponent Preview: Florida State
After being embarrassed on the national stage by Louisville two weeks ago, Jimbo Fisher and his FSU team bounced back last week, toppling South Florida, 55-35, to improve to 3-1. The Seminoles’ 2016 campaign has been a shaky one coming out of the gate. It took four weeks, but All-American running back Dalvin Cook seems to have finally found his groove.
Video: Throwback Thursday - UNC beats FSU in Tallahassee in 2010
Watch North Carolina beat No. 24 Florida State, 37-35, on November 6, 2010 in Tallahassee behind T.J. Yates' school record 439 passing yards and Dwight Jones' 233 receiving yards.
Julia Young Earns National Honors Following UNC's Big Field Hockey Weekend
UNC senior Julia Young has been selected as the Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division I National Defensive Player of the Week, announced Wednesday by the NFHCA. Young led the way for a North Carolina defense that helped the Tar Heels to a pair of 3-2 victories against the top two teams in the nation last week.
Some lesser-known Tar Heel receivers are making an impact
Bug Howard, Mack Hollins and Ryan Switzer have combined for 55 catches and 633 yards through four games. This is about 50% of Mitch Trubisky’s completions and yards this season, and as the trio are all seniors, it is worthwhile to explore where the other half of Trubisky’s production is coming from so we have a glimpse of the future as well.
Top 10 QBs in college football through week 4
10. Mitch Trubisky, North Carolina Tar Heels Tabbed by PFF in the preseason as a potential breakout candidate based on his per-snap grading as a backup last season, Trubisky is starting to establish himself as one of the nation’s best QBs.
Video: Marcus Paige 1-on-1
Marcus Paige recently sat down with Taylor Vippolis to talk about his UNC legacy and adjusting to life in the NBA.
Ryan Switzer becomes UNC’s best receiver in the Larry Fedora era
Ryan Switzer is on a 12-game pace to notch 99 receptions for 1,287 yards and six touchdowns, and that’s not even including numbers he could put up if UNC plays in a bowl or the ACC title game. To put that in context, since Larry Fedora was hired before the 2012 season, UNC has not had a receiver surpass 62 receptions or 973 receiving yards in a season.
College basketball's top 20 breakout players for the 2016-17 season
North Carolina's Isaiah Hicks will be required to be a breakout player, essentially. The Tar Heels lose Marcus Paige and Brice Johnson, the latter of which was valued as the most important all-around player in college basketball last year, according to KenPom.com. Hicks, now a senior, should bring in at least 12 points and eight boards per game.
Audio: Harrison Barnes explains choosing UNC over Duke
Former UNC basketball star Harrison Barnes joined the David Glenn Show to discuss his college recruitment, relationship with Coach K, winning gold at the Olympics, his deal with the Dallas Mavericks and learning from Dirk Nowitzki. “I didn’t expect for (choosing UNC over Duke) to come back around the way it did when I made the Olympic team,” Barnes said.
UNC ranks 3rd among public universities in new measure of graduate success, student learning
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranked third among U.S. public universities and tied for 30th overall in a new list based on graduate success and student learning published by The Wall Street Journal and the London-based Times Higher Education. The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings 2017 were posted Wednesday.
Lucas: Justin Jackson Shoots For Consistency
Developing a more consistent shot was one of four areas Roy Williams highlighted to Justin Jackson (the other three were getting stronger and bigger, developing more explosiveness, and becoming a better rebounder). After submitting his name for NBA Draft consideration, Jackson elected to return to school. One of his first priorities: refine his shot.