Athlon's ACC Football 2017 Preseason All-Conference Team

Athlon Sports' 2017 all-ACC football team is largely based on predicting and projecting the best for the upcoming year. North Carolina: Offensive Lineman Bentley Spain, 2nd Team Offense; Defensive Lineman Aaron Crawford, 4th Team Defense; Linebacker Andre Smith, 4th Team Defense; Safety Donnie Miles, 4th Team Defense; Punter Tom Sheldon, 2nd Team Specialist; (Athlon Sports)

Tar Heels big man Tony Bradley will stay in NBA draft

North Carolina freshman big man Tony Bradley will remain in the NBA draft, sources told ESPN. The 6-foot-10 Bradley averaged 7.1 points and 5.1 rebounds in a reserve role with the Tar Heels, who won the national championship this past season. He played behind seniors Kennedy Meeks and Isaiah Hicks. Bradley was set to assume a starting role next season. (

Top 2017 college football graduate transfers

Brandon Harris saw the field early with the Tigers and started 12 games as a sophomore, but after struggling to start the 2016 season, was supplanted by Danny Etling and elected to transfer this spring. He steps into an ideal situation at North Carolina, replacing future first round pick Mitch Trubisky and having a chance to help his own NFL stock. (

Southern Historical Collection will use $877,000 grant to archive southern history

For UNC Libraries’ Southern Historical Collection, an $877,000 grant will provide new opportunities for community engagement. Recently endowed with the money by the Andrew Mellon Foundation, the Southern Historical Collection hopes to expand its current operations and continue its practice of community-driven archives. (Daily Tar Heel)

Video: UNC outfielder Adam Pate - I was confident in this team from the start

UNC outfielder Adam Pate said at the beginning of the season that this Tar Heel team would do big things, and they capped 2017 by winning every regular season ACC series and more conference games than any team in UNC history. View Video...

Video: Brian Miller - It got a little emotional considering the history of UNC baseball

UNC outfielder and Raleigh-native Brian Miller said it drops his jaw to realize that this particular Tar Heel baseball team accomplished something none other before them has done. View Video...

UNC baseball team embraces medical alert service dog

UNC's baseball team has a new member this year, and he's a ruff one. Remmington, a 2-year-old golden retriever, also is the ACC's only service dog. Remmington works with Terri Jo Rucinski, coordinator of the physical therapy clinic and staff athletic trainer for the team. The pooch helps with treatments, rehabilitation and emotional support for the athletes. (Greensboro News & Record)

Harrison Barnes ready to take torch from Dirk Nowitzki ‘when that time comes’

This season, Harrison Barnes led the Mavs in scoring 37 times after doing so with Golden State just six times in 307 games. He also posted seven 30-point games this season after he reached 30 just once in his first four seasons with the Warriors. That said, the former North Carolina standout may have just began to scratch the surface of how effective he can be. (Dallas Mavericks)

UNC Men's Tennis Falls In NCAA Championship Match

In its first-ever appearance on the sport's biggest stage, the ninth-ranked UNC men's tennis team fell 4-2 to second-ranked Virginia Tuesday in the NCAA Tournament championship. UNC, which had never advanced beyond the national quarterfinals until this year, finished the season 29-5 with the most wins in school history. Virginia's victory gave the Cavaliers their third NCAA title in a row. (

Turner's Take: Love

It started with love. Ronnie Schneider felt it when he visited Carolina, the embrace of the Carolina family. He wanted to be a part of it. He knew in his heart that Carolina men's tennis could reach the ranks of the elite. He knew, and that's why he committed to Sam Paul's program as a high school junior. He knew that his class could help raise the bar for Carolina men's tennis. (

Jim McMahon enjoyed Mitch Trubisky's alias with Bears

Mitchell Trubisky endeared himself to fans of the Bears by using the alias "James McMahon" when making reservations for dinner when Bears brass went to North Carolina ahead of the draft to meet with him. After catching wind of the story over the weekend, Jim McMahon, who helped lead Chicago to a victory in Super Bowl XX, took to Twitter to respond to the young quarterback. (Bears 247)

Wilmington hosts Roy Williams, Tar Heel Tour

While Tar Heel fans took selfies with the national championship trophy and chowed down on seafood, Roy Williams was in another room signing away. “The record is 58 minutes,” said UNC’s basketball coach on how much fans’ memorabilia he could autograph. That’s in reference to within each stop on the Tar Heel Tour, a function organized by UNC’s Rams Club. (Wilmington Star News)

UNC's Tony Bradley set to reveal NBA draft decision

Tony Bradley says he's already made up his mind about whether or not he'll stay in the NBA draft or return to North Carolina for his sophomore season. Bradley told reporters at his workout with the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday that he'll make that decision public on Wednesday. NBA teams that he's auditioned for have told him he's likely a late first-round pick. (ABC 11)

Justin Jackson NBA Draft Scouting Report and Video Analysis

Justin Jackson relies on his feel for the game and high skill-level to make the right reads on and off ball to help him score. There will be an adjustment he'll need to make playing against more complex defensive schemes than he saw in college, but in a smaller offensive role, Jackson will likely find ways to use his basketball IQ to find openings to get good looks at the rim. (Draft Express)

Podcast - Justin Jackson on Respect The Game, Episode 56

Former North Carolina Tar Heel forward, Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year, and National Champion Justin Jackson drops by the SLAM Dome to talk about winning a championship, North Carolina vs. Duke, the upcoming NBA Draft and much more. (SLAM Online)

Weekly walk-up: Shortstop Logan Warmoth shares his reasoning ahead of ACC Tournament

Logan Warmoth, now a junior, has changed his batters' walkup song every year since he arrived at UNC. This one took a while for him. He’s been working on this one since last year and even went as far to start a group message with some of his closest friends in order to assure he picked the right one. As with any big decision, Warmoth had nerves earlier this year. (Daily Tar Heel)

Hayley Carter, Courtney Nagle Earn ITA National Awards

Courtney Nagle of the UNC women's tennis program has been named ITA Assistant Coach of the Year, while Hayley Carter earned ITA Senior Player of the Year honors, announced on Tuesday. Nagle joins Sara Anundsen (2011) as the only Tar Heel assistants to win the award. Carter is also the second UNC player to earn the top senior award. (

Ronnie Schneider, William Blumberg Honored With ITA National Awards

Tar Heel senior Ronnie Schneider has been named ITA Men's Tennis Senior Player of the Year and freshman William Blumberg has been selected as the ITA Men's Tennis Rookie of the Year, the Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced Tuesday. Schneider is the second UNC men's player to claim the senior honor, and Blumberg is the second to earn the freshman honor. (

UNC's College of Arts & Sciences Receives $18 Million Gift

The family of a fifth-generation North Carolina company has made an $18 million gift to UNC’s College of Arts & Sciences to more than double the size of Carolina’s nationally recognized undergraduate entrepreneurship program. The gift commitment from the Shuford family of Hickory is the largest single one-time gift by a living individual or family to the college. (

Zach Brown an immediate upgrade for Redskins’ run defense

New Washington Redskins signing Zach Brown ranked fourth among all inside linebackers in total stops, with 38 in 2016. His run-stop percentage of 8.9 percent betters Washington’s incumbents. Brown put on a stellar performance against New England in Week 4 of the 2016 season, where he accounted for 11 solo defensive stops. (Pro Football Focus)

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