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Mitch Trubisky will try to show at his Pro Day Tuesday that he's the best QB in the draft

The most recent mock draft on NFL.com has Mitch Trubisky sliding to the Texas at No. 25 overall, freefalling right past his hometown Browns at No. 12. In fact, the mock, by analyst Bucky Brooks, has Trubisky going first among quarterbacks, with Deshaun Watson being taken by the Chiefs at No. 27 -- the only two quarterbacks in his first round. (Cleveland.com)

UNC Set for Pro Day

The NFL world descends on Chapel Hill on Tuesday for Pro Day at the University of North Carolina. Dozens of NFL head coaches, scouts, and executives will be on UNC's campus as 14 former Tar Heels players are expected to work out. The main attraction is quarterback Mitch Trubisky, who is expected to be a high first round pick in April's draft. (Carolina Blue)

Lucas: One Of A Kind

The Tar Heels haven’t had an NCAA Tournament victory like that one—ever. UNC has never trailed by a greater margin with less time to play and still come back to win an NCAA Tournament game. Five points in three minutes may not sound like much. But when you think about some of UNC's signature NCAA Tournament wins, you realize just how dim things looked on Sunday. (GoHeels.com)

The play call that saved the season for UNC men's basketball

Isaiah Hicks starts with the ball at the top of the key. UNC is down three points, 65-62, and the clock is approaching two minutes. He swings the ball to Justin Jackson on the left wing and then trots over to set a pick. Behind him, Kennedy Meeks comes to set a second screen. His man, sitting in the middle of the paint, has to come up with Meeks to prepare for the screen. (Daily Tar Heel)

An Interview With Musician, UNC Grad Tift Merritt

This past year was one of great change and transition for Tift Merritt. Not only did she find herself leaving her long-time home of New York City, but also welcoming the birth of her first child, a girl, Jean, in the spring. Proving Thomas Wolfe wrong, she moved home to be closer to family, leaving New York behind to return to her North Carolinian roots, new daughter in tow. (PopMatters)

Carolina native Tyler Lewis looking forward to another shot at 'Heels

Statesville, N.C. native and Butler guard Tyler Lewis is going to play against his favorite team from his childhood, but certainly not one since he became an adult. Lewis spent his first two college seasons playing at N.C. State. “Once I saw they were on the same side of the bracket, I thought it was special that I might have a chance to play against Carolina in the Sweet 16.” (Fort Wayne News-Sentinel)

Hicks turns up the volume: Forward refuses to go quietly with Tar Heels in trouble

The stark reality that confronted UNC during its NCAA Tournament escape of Arkansas pulled Isaiah Hicks out of his comfort zone. It was an intensifying tension with the top-seeded Tar Heels in trouble that had the soft-spoken senior talking at a raised volume and his teammates heeding the call. “You could tell the passion in his eyes,” Theo Pinson said. (Burlington Times News)

Compared to South's bluebloods, Butler is a newcomer

The Bulldogs aren’t singing the blues about this Group of Death. No. 4-seeded Butler meets top seed North Carolina in a Friday semifinal in Memphis. The winner advances to meet No. 2 seed Kentucky or No. 3 seed UCLA. If UNC, Kentucky and UCLA made up three-fourths of the Final Four, no one would have been surprised. Now, only one of them can go, unless Butler beats two of them. (Indianapolis Star)

Underdog: The Mack Hollins Chronicles

Mack Hollins: "I’m okay with being an underdog. I didn’t have the bright spotlight coming out of High School. I went to Fort Union Military Academy after graduation to hone my skills, I got better. Still no offers. I wrote 100 coaches, sent them my highlights. Finally, UNC ended up emailing me back, saying they might have a spot for a walk-on. I knew that’s where I wanted to be." (Cover 32)

Roy Williams Live: Kennedy Meeks's Big Boards

Kennedy Meeks finished the Arkansas game with 16 points and 11 rebounds, amassing the 12th double-double of the season and 24th of his career. With 1,000 rebounds now in the record books, UNC coach Roy Williams still wants more from Meeks, not only in the final weeks of this season, but also once he begins the next phase of his basketball journey. (Inside Carolina)

UNC Football Pro Timing Day Details

More than 50 NFL scouts and pro personnel are expected in Chapel Hill Tuesday for the Tar Heels' annual Pro Timing Day. Fourteen Tar Heels, including several potential NFL draft picks, are scheduled to participate. The workouts begin at 9:30 a.m. with the vertical jump, broad jump, and the bench press. Players begin outdoor workouts (40-yard dash, etc.) at 10:30 a.m. (GoHeels.com)

Brandon Tate Re-Signs with Buffalo Bills

The Buffalo Bills announced Monday it has re-signed wide receiver/kick returner Brandon Tate. Length and terms of the contract were not immediately disclosed. Tate, 29, joined the Bills shortly before the start of the 2016 season and quickly solidified the return game. He ranked fifth in the NFL in average punt return (11.6 yards) and seventh in kick returns (22.8 yards). (Buffalo News)

UNC turnover problem hurts its Final Four chances

While UNC showed it could grind out a tough win against a Razorback team known for wearing out its opponents in the second half, it advances to the second weekend with plenty of questions. Turnovers, in particular, will be one issue the Tar Heels must address if they are to reach their championship goals. UNC had trouble taking care of the ball throughout the game. (FanRag Sports)

UNC pitcher J.B. Bukauskas taken fourth overall in Baseball America mock draft

If we could just take a short break from basketball (I know, I know), we can take a moment to acknowledge that the Diamond Heels have one of the best MLB Draft prospects in college baseball. Friday night starter J.B. Bukauskas has been considered an elite talent for awhile now, but Baseball America confirms it by making him the fourth overall pick in their 2017 mock draft. (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC students find creative outlet in WXYC radio station

With a world of music at your fingertips, students who thrive on new beats listening to your every remark, and a whole show to foster your sound — the power of the radio is yours. UNC gives students the opportunity to express and explore their music interests by being a DJ at the WXYC radio station. The life of a DJ is not one that many students get to experience. (Daily Tar Heel)

How UNC survived in the tense, tough final minutes against Arkansas

By the end of North Carolina’s 72-65 victory against Arkansas on Sunday, thin streaks of blood covered three of Joel Berry’s fingertips on his right hand. He bites his nails, he said afterward. It’s a bad habit, he said. A nervous habit. Berry had been nervous. “I can’t stop biting them,” said Berry, the Tar Heels’ junior point guard. “I’ve been doing it all my life.” (Charlotte Observer)

Tar Heels Move Up to No. 10 in D1Baseball Top 25

Holding a 15-5 record–4-2 in the ACC–through their first 20 games, the Tar Heels earned themselves the No. 10 spot in the most recent D1baseball.com Top 25. Led by dominant pitching that has produced a 2.22 team ERA–and an offense just 13 home runs shy of last year’s season total–UNC appears to have staying power atop the ACC Coastal Division. (Chapelboro.com)

Chansky’s Notebook: When All Hope Is Lost

The Tar Heels won on tradition and toughness. Looking at the statistics and flow of the Arkansas game, UNC couldn’t possibly win. Blow a 17-point lead and agree to a dogfight before a hostile crowd. Joel Berry and Justin Jackson shoot 7 for 27. Team commits 17 turnovers. Trails by five with three minutes left. Few programs pull out such a game. Thankfully, UNC is one of them. (Chapelboro.com)

Stilman White's contributions for UNC go way beyond the court

Stilman White has played along some incredible Tar Heels players, from Kendall Marshall and Harrison Barnes to Marcus Paige and Justin Jackson. He’s played four seasons of college basketball, and in three of them, UNC has earned a No. 1 seed. He’s been to the Final Four, and the national championship game. He’s part of a team that’s itching to get back there again. (USA Today)

UNC players describe the locker room atmosphere after the win over Arkansas

"The locker room was hype," senior point guard Nate Britt said. "Everyone was excited. That is the most fun -- when you win games like this. Gritty games, when it's win or go home. This is why we always said last year was the most fun we ever had. When you win tough games, with everything on the line and for us to be able to advance, that is a great feeling." (Carolina Blue)

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