Video: Joel Berry 1-on-1
Sit down with North Carolina point guard Joel Berry and find out why he stayed out of the NBA Draft and what he's worked on to better himself this season.
Top 10 QBs in college football through Week 8
6. Mitch Trubisky, North Carolina Tar Heels: Trubisky’s near-perfect QB rating of 146.8 on play-action dropbacks ranks third in nation. He has a chance to move up into the top five by season’s end, potentially entering the draft discussion as well. His 77.1 percent adjusted completion rate is good for fifth nationally.
Video: Andrew Miller - Indians ALCS MVP, UNC 2006 National Player of The Year
Andrew Miller has been practically unhittable in the postseason for the Cleveland Indians, which garnered MVP honors in the ALCS. But before his MLB stardom, Miller was National Player of the Year in 2006 for UNC. Check out some of his best collegiate highlights.
College Basketball's Top Frontcourts
9. North Carolina: The Tar Heels bring back senior center Kennedy Meeks, as he provides some scoring and rebounding and senior forward Isaiah Hicks finally gets a chance to start with the departure of Brice Johnson. Sophomore Luke Maye gives some depth while freshman center Tony Bradley is a McDonald’s All-American who has great size.
NCAA rejects UNC's arguments in academic scandal
New documents made public Tuesday by UNC Chapel Hill show that the NCAA has looked at the various arguments the university is using to defend itself in an academic scandal and found "each without merit." The release comes just days before UNC officials head to a preliminary hearing in front of the NCAA's Committee on Infractions Friday in Indianapolis.
Vince Carter to play utility role for Grizzlies
In baseball terms, Vince Carter would be considered a utility player for the Grizzlies this season. “I’m going to move him around to some different spots,” Griz coach David Fizdale said. Carter, 39, is entering his 19th NBA season in the last year of a three-year deal with the Griz.
College Basketball’s Top Backcourts
13. North Carolina (Joel Berry II, Justin Jackson, Nate Britt, Kenny Williams, Theo Pinson, Seventh Woods, Brandon Robinson) Maybe I’m just down on this group because they’re all mostly know commodities. Unless Joel Berry II and Justin Jackson take major steps forward as juniors, I just don’t see what there is here to get excited about.
Can Andrew Miller tame the Cubs offense?
On the eve of the World Series, this is another way of asking whether Andrew Miller can be the difference -maker Kershaw wasn’t. True, these are two different pitchers with different mechanics and different weapons. One is a starter, the other a reliever. We got that.
Roy Williams on Joel Berry's development
"It's hard to compare those guys," Roy Williams said when asked evaluate Raymond Felton, Ty Lawson, Joel Berry and their junior seasons. "Raymond did some significant changes to his shot. Ty was a big time player as a sophomore. I think Joel has to just keep doing what he is doing," Williams added. "He has been more aggressive offensively."
UNC Alumna Gives Five Million Dollars to Wilson Library
UNC alumna Florence Fearrington has given $5 million to the Wilson Special Collections Library. This is the largest gift ever given to a library on the UNC campus. She designated $1 million of her gift to help update the reading room in Wilson for the first time since a three-year renovation that began in 1984. It will be renamed the Fearrington Reading Room in her honor.
Audio: Salt Lake City Stars get ready for inaugural season with PG Marcus Paige leading the way
The Utah Jazz drafted Marcus Paige out of UNC last summer and got some good play out of the guard during summer league and pre-season play. Alas, Paige was a victim of roster trimming but finds himself with the D-league SLC Stars now. On Monday Paige joined “The Big Show” to preview SLC’s upcoming season.
Daavettila Tops Aney In ITA Regional Singles Final
Sara Daavettila is the ITA Carolinas Regional singles champion. The top seed defeated her UNC teammate Jessie Aney in the finals, 2-6, 7-6, 6-2. They drove together to the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center. They wore matching Tar Heel blue tops and Navy visors on the court. But between the lines it was all business in trying to win a regional title.
Berry, Hicks to Represent UNC at ACC Basketball Media Day
UNC coach Roy Williams, senior forward Isaiah Hicks and junior guard Joel Berry II will represent North Carolina at the ACC's Operation Basketball on Wednesday. Players and coaches from each of the ACC's 15 schools will be on hand at the conference's preseason media day at the Ritz-Carlton hotel and ESPNU studios in Charlotte.
Get in line if you want to congratulate Davis Love III on his World Golf Hall of Fame nod
Davis Love III was busy last week, clearing roads and driveways on Georgia’s St. Simons Island, where tour pros and locals refer to one of the newest members of the World Golf Hall of Fame as “Uncle Davis.” As the victorious Ryder Cup captain told me while cooking brisket in a smoker for weekend guests at his farm, “they call me to get something they can’t get out of a phone book.”
This is Kennedy Meeks’ last chance to put it all together
There are many explanations as to why Kennedy Meeks regressed last season, and many of them are legitimate. Roy Williams likes to play a lot of big men to keep them fresh, so Meeks was never consistently playing more than 20 minutes a game. It was also tough for any post player not named Brice Johnson to really shine for the Tar Heels.