Five Tar Heels Sign NFL Contracts
Shortly after NFL Draft, UNC announced that Landon Turner had agreed to a contract with the New Orleans Saints; a situation that is likely better than being selected late in the draft because the destination becomes the player’s choice rather than being chosen by a team that may not be a good fit. Turner was not the only Tar Heel that agreed to a contract.
Video: UNC Women's Lacrosse Wins OT Thriller vs. Syracuse To Claim ACC Title
Aly Messinger scored the game-winning goal in overtime to give the Tar Heels a 15-14 victory over Syracuse in the ACC Tournament finals on May 1, 2016.
Audio: Harrison Barnes interview
Halfway through this very good show, as I promised to him, I turned this show over to special co-host and also Warriors forward Harrison Barnes, who started asking me questions. Very good questions. The resulting conversation was as good - and suprising - as we've had in this particular podcast.
Maryland, UNC, Kansas, Kentucky Products Lead NBA Draft Combine Invitations
Maryland (4), North Carolina (3), Kansas (3), and Kentucky (3) lead the way in terms of players being invited to the NBA Draft Combine in Chicago May 11-15. North Carolina's Justin Jackson, Brice Johnson and Marcus Paige were all invited. Johnson is the only one projected by DraftExpress.com to be chosen in 2016, at No. 31.
Three Tar Heels hold invitations to NBA combine
North Carolina will be represented at the 2016 NBA Combine on May 11-15 in Chicago. The combine is an invitation-only event and a great chance for prospects to improve their draft stock before the June 23rd draft. According to Jeff Goodman of ESPN, Marcus Paige, Brice Johnson, and Justin Jackson were all invited to the NBA combine.
A decade later, John Bunting finds peace in his post-football life
Outside the 3,600-square-foot house John Bunting and his wife had built after he lost the only coaching job he ever really wanted, a breeze rustles the boats in the marina. Inside, Bunting is walking up the stairs, past framed pictures of a lifetime in football – there he is at UNC, and with the Philadelphia Eagles; there’s when he snapped his arm landing on Calvin Hill: his philosophy on life.
Quinshad Davis agrees to free-agent deal with Detroit Lions
Former Gaffney and UNC football star Quinshad Davis announced Saturday he’d accepted a free agent offer from the Detroit Lions after going undrafted. The 6-foot-4, receiver set UNC career records with both 205 receptions and 25 touchdown catches. He finished second all-time to long-time NFL receiver Hakeem Nicks with 2,614 career receiving yards.
Vince Carter Proved He Still Has Some Vinsanity Left With These 17 Throw-Downs In His 18th Season
At age 39, Vinsanity is still putting in the work, and as Joerger emphasized, he took his leadership role seriously. But Carter wasn’t just a locker room leader for Memphis this season, he also had to play more minutes than he was likely expecting due to the many injuries his team faced.
Adam Warren emerging as essential piece on Cubs pitching staff
Adam Warren wasn't even the main focus in the deal that made him a Cub as the return from the New York Yankees for Starlin Castro. Yet where would the Cubs be right now without Warren? The 28-year-old right-hander has pitched the most innings in the National League without giving up an earned run this season (8) and has allowed just two hits and three walks.
No stupid questions: economics professor remembered for how he connected with students
Economics professor Tiago Pires’ passion was matched only by his patience. “He loved being with people and talking to people and just, like, connecting with people,” former UNC graduate student Forrest Spence said. “And because he got to do that in his job, it was just like he was always beaming.”
Darian Durant is enjoying the ride with the Saskatchewan Roughriders
There wasn’t any celebration Tuesday as quarterback Darian Durant marked the 10th anniversary of his joining the Saskatchewan Roughriders. There should have been some fanfare, however, considering all he has done since April 12, 2006, when the Riders acquired the rights to Durant while trading for the first overall pick in a dispersal draft of players from the defunct Ottawa Renegades.
Bengals' OL coach sick of ‘Bodine witch hunt’
Bengals offensive line coach Paul Alexander walked into Salzano’s barber shop on 4th St., looking for a relaxing haircut at a spot he’d frequented for years developing friendships with the three Italian barbers. Before long, relaxation evaporated. Suddenly he found himself amidst the latest example of what he coined the “witch hunt” of current starting center Russell Bodine.
UNC’s Turner, Duke’s Cash head list of ACC undrafted free agents
The biggest surprise of the 2016 NFL draft, at least from an ACC perspective, was that stars Jeremy Cash of Duke and Landon Turner of UNC, were passed over by all 32 teams in all seven rounds. As disappointing as the unexpected turn of events might have been for the undrafted stars — and everyone else with NFL aspirations whose names weren’t called — all is not lost.
UNC’s ceiling/floor will be determined by Jackson and Meeks
UNC's chances of returning to the Final Four will be drastically affected by what happens in the next three-and-a-half weeks. Between now and the May 25 deadline to withdraw from the NBA Draft, rising junior Justin Jackson and rising senior Kennedy Meeks will be working out and gathering information as they consider their options of bolting for the next level.
NFL destinations for UNC's undrafted free agents
No North Carolina players were selected in the 2016 NFL draft, but many were quickly signed as free agents just as the draft ended. Check out the destinations for many of the former UNC players: All-American offensive guard Landon Turner, who was a four-year starter at UNC, signed with the New Orleans Saints. Running back Romar Morris signed with the New York Jets.