Tar Heels’ Pinson encouraged along familiar rehab road
Just as Theo Pinson looked forward to an X-ray Monday — two days earlier than originally expected — on his surgically repaired right foot, UNC point guard Joel Berry II sprained his left ankle. Berry stepped on a Radford player’s foot when driving the lane during North Carolina’s 95–50 blowout. A reluctant expert on such things, Pinson isn’t worried about Berry.
Ranking all 40 college football bowl games for 2016-17
12. Sun Bowl -- North Carolina Tar Heels vs. No. 18 Stanford Cardinal: Remember what Baylor did to North Carolina's run defense in the bowl game last season? Well, now that same run defense gets to go against the Stanford offensive line and Christian McCaffery. We could see one heckuva show here because the Tar Heels' offense is rather potent itself.
Four Corners: Back Home Again
Joel Berry II sprained his left ankle against Radford on Sunday and did not return to the game. He's scheduled for x-rays on Monday. Theo Pinson is optimistic about his medical exam on Monday as he recovers from a broken foot. In Monday's national polls, the Tar Heels are No. 7 in the Associated Press rankings and No. 5 in the coaches poll.
One Goal Remains for UNC Football
Larry Fedora detailed UNC’s 2016 goals – state championship, ACC Coastal Division title, ACC Championship and winning the last game - at UNC’s media day in August. The first three targets were also goals during the 11-3 run in 2015, but after losing the final two games of the season in back-to-back seasons, that sour postseason taste prompted the fourth addition.
UNC Shot Chart Tidbits
Justin Jackson has made 9-14 (64.3%) 3-pointers from the left wing, but only 2-13 (15.4%) from the right wing this season. Isaiah Hicks is making 84.2% (32-38) of his close attempts through 8 games. The only Heel since 2005-06 to exceed 80% on close shots was Brandan Wright (84.5% in 2007). Tony Bradley’s at 78.1%, while Kennedy Meeks is converting 60.0% of close chances.
Theo Pinson Speaks With Media For First Time Since Breaking His Foot
Following North Carolina’s 95-50 victory over Radford on Sunday, junior guard Theo Pinson spoke with reporters for the first time since breaking the fifth metatarsal in his right foot during preseason practice. Now six weeks since his injury, the Greensboro native has come out of his walking boot and eased back into some light basketball activities.
Chansky’s Notebook: Heels “Paso” vs. Stanford
Two late losses banished Carolina to the Sun Bowl. It’s a showcase game for the Tar Heels, but a bad assignment for the fans hoping to follow them to the finale of the 2016 football season. That’s what losing to Duke and State will get you – a game against Stanford in the outpost that is, appropriately for Larry Fedora’s air-attack offense, in El Paso, Texas.
Seventh Woods fills in for injured Joel Berry against Radford
When Joel Berry went down, Seventh Woods had to step up. With 17:36 left in the second half of the North Carolina men’s basketball team’s 95-50 win over Radford, the Smith Center went dead silent. Berry, the Tar Heels’ emotional leader, was down on the floor after rolling his ankle.
UNC to make major changes to its general education requirements
The College of Arts and Sciences will begin making major changes to UNC’s general education requirements in the next few months — but the changes aren’t expected to take effect until 2019. Kevin Guskiewicz, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, created the Dean’s Advisory Committee.
Athlon's 2017 NFL Mock Draft: First-Round Predictions
9. Arizona - Mitch Trubisky, QB, North Carolina: The Cardinals have more talent than their record indicates, so they might not be picking this high again soon — and Carson Palmer is 37 years old. Trubisky is a hot name but doesn’t have a ton of starting experience, so a year or two behind Palmer would serve him well.
Sun Bowl: Stanford Cardinal vs. North Carolina Tar Heels
Motivation level: Low. It’s hard to shake the poor finish to the season. For a North Carolina team that had Orange Bowl aspirations early, bowl season might feel more like a consolation prize. Add in rumors surrounding Larry Fedora’s job prospects and a wealth of players eyeing the NFL, and it’s easy to envision a lackluster outing in the Sun Bowl.
Paris Kea propels UNC women’s basketball past Elon
The UNC women’s basketball team was the more talented team in Sunday’s game against Elon, but size makes a difference in basketball — which UNC found out firsthand. Led by a towering frontcourt, Elon exposed UNC’s guard-heavy lineup in the paint. But even with the mismatch, guard Paris Kea’s fantastic night led the Tar Heels (7-1) to a 78-73 win.
UNC in the process of undergoing Title IX compliance review
UNC is in the process of assessing its compliance with Title IX — a process completed every five years. Nicki Moore, senior associate athletic director, said the process of reviewing for Title IX compliance is not required, but UNC is completing the review as risk management. “This is essentially like an audit. It’s a way of assessing where our areas of risk might be."
Kenny Williams' big game against Radford helps UNC's uncertain backcourt
In Sunday's 95-50 thrashing of Radford, Kenny Williams, who started at shooting guard, hit five 3s. Four came in an early barrage that saw him score 14 of his 19 points. "I've been waiting a year and half for a game like that," Williams said.He said the reaction from his teammates was nothing special. "They see me shoot the ball somewhat like that every day."
Detroit Pistons' Reggie Bullock out 4-6 weeks after knee surgery
Detroit Pistons swingman Reggie Bullock underwent surgery Saturday on a left knee meniscus tear, coach Stan Van Gundy said Sunday. “He went through the surgery pretty well. They thought it went well cleaning it up. So, his timetable will be 4-6 weeks. That puts him back anywhere from the first of the year to the middle of next month (January).”