Five from N.C. who could challenge for ACC player of the year
UNC's Elijah Hood was third in the projections for ACC player of the year, so voters recognize Hood’s contribution of 1,463 yards and 17 touchdowns as the Tar Heels’ feature back. Hood averaged 15.6 carries per game, and made the most of them. Quarterback Mitch Trubisky has waited his turn, but in the past two seasons he has shown flashes of brilliance.
UNC Vet Raymond Felton Plans To Stay On UNC Rookie Brice Johnson
Los Angeles Clippers rookie Brice Johnson arrived at the University of North Carolina in 2012, exactly a decade after Raymond Felton. Now, the two Tar Heel products are now set to become teammates for the first time, after Felton watched Johnson’s career at North Carolina unfold in a different fashion than his own.
Harrison Barnes says decision to leave the Warriors ‘was more so made for me’
“Right after the KD decision happened, I texted everyone individually something special to them whatever it was, whatever my relationship was with them,” Harrison Barnes recently told The Undefeated. “I didn’t want to do the cliché, ‘I’m out, guys.’ I wanted to text each person individually and tell them that we are family and how much they meant to me.”
Mariners’ Kyle Seager on his brother, Dodgers’ Corey Seager: ‘There’s competitiveness there’
Born seven years apart, it’s hard to confuse Kyle Seager and his younger brother Corey for identical twins, until you see how the pair have fared at the plate this year. The Mariners third baseman heads into Tuesday’s action sporting a robust .283/.360/.522 batting average/on-base percentage/slugging percentage line.
Destinee Walker Reunites With Family In The Bahamas
You might say that Destinee Walker did some advanced scouting over the summer when she spent two weeks in The Bahamas, a destination the North Carolina women’s basketball team will get to know later this year around the Thanksgiving holiday. It was a homecoming of sorts for the sophomore standout that hooped in high school in Orlando, Florida.
Georgia RB Nick Chubb more likely to start season than Sony Michel
If you’re into the whole gambling thing, the web site Bovada has set optimistic odds for this season on Nick Chubb: The over-under for his total rushing yards is 1,300.5, and for rushing touchdowns it’s 12.5. And that’s with Chubb still not officially cleared to play in the season opener against North Carolina.
Roommate Switzer knows waiting for his chance at UNC wasn’t easy for Trubisky
There probably is no North Carolina player who knows what quarterback Mitch Trubisky has gone through in the last three years better than wide receiver Ryan Switzer, his roommate and one of his many talented passing targets. The two met during the recruiting process and, once Trubisky committed to UNC, they decided to room together.
Larry Fedora on facing seven new head coaches in 2016
A common question for UNC's Larry Fedora during last week's ACC Kickoff was the fact that the Tar Heels will take on seven teams with new head coaches. Georgia, Illinois, James Madison, Virginia Tech, Miami, Virginia, and The Citadel will all be breaking-in new head men. What goes into preparing for a team with a coach you have not faced before?
By the Numbers: Elijah Hood is an elite running back
UNC running back Elijah Hood hasn't received the same hype as other big-time running backs, but Hood's numbers clearly show he is one of the games' elite. Hood rushed for 1,463 yards and 17 touchdowns last season. His 17 touchdowns ranked sixth among players from power five conferences. Hood found the end zone about every 13 carries, on average.
UNC Football Notebook
Des Lawrence is light years removed from an incident that occurred during fall camp in 2014. He was one of several Tar Heels involved in a hazing incident that drew negative attention to the program giving it another black eye at a time when it hadn’t yet climbed out from under the clouds of an elongated NCAA investigation that has finally moved on.
UNC football has struggled on opening weekend under Larry Fedora
In the first four years since Larry Fedora took over in Chapel Hill, North Carolina has been up-and-down during college football’s opening week. Against mediocre, smaller schools, the Tar Heels have been just fine, coming away with comfortable wins on the back of explosive offensives.
Joel Berry says Tar Heels have 'unfinished business'
Losing the national championship game at the buzzer was a bitter pill to swallow for the Tar Heels. And even without veteran leaders Brice Johnson and Marcus Paige, UNC's focus is razor sharp ahead of the 2016-17 season. Check out Joel Berry's Instagram post on Monday alluding to the Tar Heels' "unfinished business" in the NCAA Tournament:
Adam Warren traded back to Yankees, role still undecided
In making his recommendation to ownership, Brian Cashman knew the inclusion of Adam Warren in an Aroldis Chapman deal would be a significant selling point. "We got a Major League piece that was a high-performer for this franchise for the last few years," Cashman said. "That was important. I think I can represent that was important for Hal Steinbrenner.”
After World Cup snub, USA's Crystal Dunn braced for major Olympic role
Crystal Dunn worked to improve the deficiencies that kept her off the World Cup team and earned her way back onto the roster late last year. When the U.S. starts its campaign to become the first reigning Women’s World Cup champion to win Olympic gold, Dunn—with nine international goals and four assists in ’16—will be one of the team’s most dangerous threats.
The Gold Standard: Leadership Lessons From U.S. Soccer Star Heather O’Reilly
A winner and a leader at every level. U.S. Soccer star Heather O’Reilly is a World Cup Champion, a three-time Olympic Gold Medalist. She won a Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) League Championship, two NCAA National Championships, and a New Jersey state title in high school. Beyond the championships she has won, O’Reilly is also known for her exceptional leadership, grit, and determination.