Roger Federer is in awe hanging out with Michael Jordan
Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer should feel in awe of no athlete at this point. Seventeen major titles, seventeen grand slams, tied for most Wimbledon victories ever at seven, and tied for most US Open titles ever at five (not open era), the guy has his own freaking career accomplishments Wikipedia page for crying out loud. And yet, even though it's not the first time for him, he's still in awe of hanging out with basketball's Greatest Of All Time, Michael Jordan.
Leadership and chemistry a recipe for success for UNC football
North Carolina is on a four-game winning streak following the their 38-31 win over Georgia Tech on Oct. 3rd. With Wake Forest this Saturday in Kenan Stadium and Virginia the following week also at home, UNC could be 6-1 heading into a tough Thursday night primetime battle against the 4-1 Pittsburgh Panthers. Pitt is coming off two straight wins over Costal Division rivals Virginia Tech and Virginia. There is optimism surrounding the UNC program.
Video: Paige Nielsen Finds Strength Through Struggle
After the loss of her mom in June, UNC women's soccer senior captain Paige Nielsen continues to live out the lessons her mom taught her of positivity and hard work.
North Carolina Tar Heels are No. 1 in preseason Top 25 (and one)
You could make an argument for either Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland or North Carolina to be this preseason's No. 1 team. But I ultimately decided to go with what I went with earlier this offseason, and make Roy Williams' Tar Heels No. 1 in the CBS Sports Preseason Top 25 (and one), if only because I believe there are fewer questions with UNC than there are with other options.
CBS Sports Top 100 (and one) College Basketball Players for 2015-16
15. Marcus Paige: Paige is the leader on what will likely be a top-five team in college basketball this year, and that may get him onto the All-American team at season's end. 35. Brice Johnson: Johnson was UNC's second-leading scorer and leading rebounder last season. 51. Kennedy Meeks. 62. Justin Jackson: He'll likely be a first-round pick if he enters the 2016 NBA Draft.
Seventh Woods decision coming soon
Seventh Woods (6-1) of Hammond made his official visit with the Gamecocks over the weekend. Woods has not said anything publicly other than a short tweet about the visit, but his coach shared a little information Monday night. Woods also took official visits to North Carolina and Georgetown. As for a decision timetable, McClam offered up the following: “We will know in a day or two.”
Brice Johnson, Kennedy Meeks Discuss Season Expectations
Forward Brice Johnson believes that this UNC team has all the pieces to put together a championship caliber team if they can stay focused. ‘This team does have the potential to get some hardware this year,” Johnson said. “We haven’t gotten any in the three years that I’ve been here and this year we have the potential to finish some games and hang a few banners in here.”
Matt Harvey trades brilliance for grit in odd, glorious Harvey Day
Matt Harvey sounded perfectly fine with how National League Division Series Game 3 went down. For sure, the fans at Citi Field’s postseason debut were far better than fine. Maybe this set the tone for the Harvey Days that remain in 2015. In the Mets’ 13-7 bludgeoning of the Dodgers, which put them up by a 2-1 margin in games, Harvey’s first career playoff start stood out more for the right-hander’s grit than for his dominance.
Embrace High-Velocity Change, Folt Tells University Day Audience
Chancellor Carol L. Folt told a University Day audience to fasten their seatbelts for a fast and accelerating ride on the road to higher education innovation. On the 222nd anniversary of the laying of Old East’s cornerstone on Oct. 12, 1793, Folt said at the two-year mark in her chancellorship that “I have now experienced first-hand, in a thousand different ways, how our diverse, passionate, forward- and globally minded community is already changing the world.”
Roy Williams: This year's team "one of the best"
Roy Williams has that feeling again...kind of. "In 2005, I thought we were, if not the best, one of the two best teams in the country. In 2009, I thought we were the best. I think this year, we’re one of the best." One of the best. It's the difference between a big banner, hanging at one end of the court, and the dozens of smaller banners marking just another year in UNC's tradition of excellence.
UNC basketball media day: Tar Heels embrace expectations
UNC returns four starters and nine of the top 10 players from a team that reached the ACC tournament final and Sweet 16. The Tar Heels are considered one of the favorites to win the ACC and a contender for the national title. While they know they have the potential to do great things, the Tar Heels are quick to point out that they haven’t done anything yet.
Seniors Have Loaded UNC Basketball Team Thinking Big
High expectations surrounded the Tar Heels in each of their two national championship runs under Roy Williams. But as talented as this year’s team is, its head coach is not quite ready to make that lofty comparison. “In ’05 I thought we were if not the best, one of the two best teams in the country,” Williams said. “In ’09 I thought we were the best. I think this year we’re one of the best."
UNC aspires to close more effectively
Better late-game execution and attention to detail are focal points for UNC as it heads into the season as a serious national championship contender. It earned a No. 4 seed for the NCAA tournament and reached the Sweet 16 last season, but the stunning collapse in Cameron Indoor Stadium was one of eight instances in which the Tar Heels gave up a second-half lead during a defeat.
Theo Pinson, Isaiah Hicks talk at UNC basketball media day
According to Roy Williams, junior forward Isaiah Hicks was the first person mentioned by former and current players when asked who has impressed during summer pickup games. “He really looks good,” Williams said. “He passes the look test. He’s worked hard. His body is good — he is a big, strong rascal, and he’s done some nice things for us.”
UNC Basketball Learning to Finish
When the Tar Heels returned to the Smith Center for their first day of weightlifting in May, they were greeted by large signs hanging in their locker room and in the weight room. Those signs have served as a harsh reminder for the failures of a season ago. The left column on the sign details eight games in which UNC held a second-half lead. The right column includes the final score of all eight games. All losses.