Louisville's postseason ban has UNC's Roy Williams thinking about past, present

The NCAA has provided no resolution to the long-running academic scandal at North Carolina, but UNC basketball coach Roy Williams reacted to news of Louisville’s postseason ban by saying sympathetically, “I’ve been there.” Louisville administrators announced a self-imposed penalty for its basketball program Friday. (Fayetteville Observer)

Tar Heels Look To Break Out Of Slump Once Again

For the first time since losing in the ACC Championship Game in March, the Tar Heels will take on Notre Dame. Head coach Roy Williams said he expects his team to come out with more intensity when they travel to South Bend Saturday. “We got our tails beat last game,” he said. “If you don’t step up right now there’s something wrong with you.” (

Nate Britt Questionable vs. Notre Dame

No. 2 North Carolina could be without its top backcourt reserve for Saturday’s matchup with Notre Dame as backup point guard Nate Britt is suffering with a back injury. “We don’t know if Nate’s going to be able to play,” UNC head coach Roy Williams said Friday. “He still hasn’t practiced yet. So I have no idea what he’s going to be able to do today.” (Inside Carolina)

Marcus Ginyard’s Diary: Short Vacations In Copenhagen And Barcelona, And A Visit With Deon Thompson

In the spring of 2000, I first had my opportunity to travel abroad, ironically, to the place that I now call home. My visit to France as a young teenager was an experience I will never forget. It was absolutely incredible to see and experience a world that I hardly knew existed. Since then I have been extremely fortunate to travel around the world (22 countries in 5 years), coming across many things that have completely changed my life. (

UNC Basketball: Shooting Is Not the Only Problem

UNC suffered their third loss on Monday night. The offense looked stagnant at times and the usually high-flying Heels only put up 65 points. Carolina also shot a lowly 34.5% from the field. But in a press conference Friday, Coach Roy Williams pointed out shooting was not the sole issue from Monday night. (Carolina Blue)

Video: Roy Williams, Isaiah Hicks Pre-Notre Dame Press Conference Recap

Roy Williams and Isaiah Hicks discuss how the Tar Heels expect to rebound from the loss to Louisville with a big match up at Notre Dame on Saturday. (View Video...)

Lucas: Slumps Happen

You might think Hubert Davis is unfamiliar with Carolina’s current shooting struggles, in which the five primary UNC three-point shooters are hitting just 25% from the three-point line over the last dozen games. You’d think wrong. “I’ve told them I had slumps like that all throughout my career when I was playing,” Davis told Jones Angell on the weekly radio show. (

Three Tar Heels Prepare for Super Bowl 50

While Tre Boston and Sylvester Williams will be battling it out with opposing offenses in hopes of helping their team to a Super Bowl victory, a Tar Heel voice will be calling the action. Mick Mixon graduated from UNC in 1980 before spending more than a decade as the color analyst for the Tar Heel Sports Network. Mixon is now the play-by-play voice for the Carolina Panthers. (

Midseason Review: Joel James

Carolina's biggest man has been a solid go to guy off the bench to provide a quick change of pace. He also gives Roy Williams a steady and experienced option when Kennedy Meeks and Brice Johnson need a breather. Joel James has contributed more than his stat line shows. The 6-10 forward has had double digits minutes in 11 games so far this season. (Carolina Blue)

Audio: UNC Football Success Also Good For Rams Club

Brian Chacos is the director of sales and fan development at the Rams Club and himself a former Tar Heel; he says the team’s success in 2015 has the fan base as excited as he’s ever seen. Chacos joined Aaron Keck on WCHL this week. (

Lawrence Taylor named to "Super Bowl 50 Golden Team"

Giants great Lawrence Taylor is the franchise’s lone representative on the roster as he and fellow Hall of Famer Jack Ham of the 1970s Steelers dynasty are listed as the two outside linebackers. Taylor, who is the last defensive player to earn MVP honors, picked up the award in 1986, the season the Giants went on to claim their first Lombardi Trophy. (New York Giants)

With 11 wins and no NCAA concern, North Carolina turning recruiting corner

Larry Fedora experienced a couple of “firsts” at North Carolina on signing day. To start, the Tar Heels left the fax machine languish in the storage closet. There was no use for the antiquated device that’s become obsolete just about everywhere but the college football domain. All of the school's letters of intent were received via text message. (

Tar Heels Look To Rebound At Notre Dame

North Carolina (19-3, 8-1 ACC) will try to bounce back from its first loss in six weeks when it visits Notre Dame (15-7, 6-4) on Saturday. The Tar Heels and Fighting Irish will tip off just after 7 p.m. in the Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center. Dan Shulman, Jay Bilas and Shannon Spake will call the game for an ESPN national television audience. (

Irish host top-ranked Tar Heels in need of another signature win

Looking to bounce back from losing two of its last three games, Notre Dame welcomes No. 1 North Carolina to Purcell Pavilion on Saturday night. Notre Dame (15-7, 6-4 ACC) is coming off a 79-70 loss on the road to Miami on Wednesday and thus will be trying to avoid its first back-to-back losses since March 2014. (Notre Dame Observer)

UNC's Offensive Staff Plan TBD

Larry Fedora said he will be move involved in the Tar Heels' play-calling not long after announcing Chris Kapilovic’s promotion to offensive coordinator on Wednesday. The details on how the staff collaboration will come together have yet to be worked out. “I’m going to be more involved in the play-calling than I have been since I’ve been here,” Fedora said on Signing Day. (Inside Carolina)

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