Interview with UNC Men’s Lacrosse Coach Joe Breschi
Joe Breschi: "When you recruit a kid to come to Chapel Hill it’s a two-way bond. Sure, we want to win but foremost we want them to get a great education and have a great college experience. That’s why we get into the business as coaches. And to accomplish those goals while winning a national title, that’s just icing on the cake."
Sylvia Hatchell’s book, 'Fight! Fight!,' tops Amazon list
North Carolina Tar Heels head women’s basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell had just gotten back from a trip to Nike headquarters in Oregon last Friday when she indicated that she felt that her new book, Fight! Fight!: Discovering Your Inner Strength When Blindsided by Life would rise to the top.
Day of the draft: Brice Johnson in final 2016 NBA Mock Drafts
The 2016 NBA Draft is tonight. By late Thursday night 60 prospects will have their dreams come true when their name is announced. Former North Carolina seniors Brice Johnson and Marcus Paige are the two Tar Heels who could be drafted. Johnson is projected to go late in the first round to early in the second. Paige will be picked late in the second round or go undrafted.
Criticisms of Bengals center Russell Bodine has his coach really peeved
If you see Cincinnati Bengals offensive line coach Paul Alexander around town, do him a favor, OK? Don't ask him about Russell Bodine. Alexander was trying to get his haircut recently at a popular downtown Cincinnati barber shop when he was jokingly harassed about starting Bodine at center.
Hendersonville's Eric Gash moves from field to front office
When Eric Gash (UNC '92) met members of the Hendersonville High football team Wednesday, he used a sports analogy to explain why he stepped down as coach on Tuesday to become the school’s athletic director and an assistant principal. “I told them my head coach, the principal, gave me another position,” said Gash.
Expert Poll: Ranking the Best Towns in College Football
9. Chapel Hill, N.C.: Sure, the rolling North Carolina hills are gorgeous and the campus is exemplary, but the food! Chapel Hill prides itself on its farmers, chefs and Southern flavor. This town has a taste for everyone. Just stroll up and down Franklin Street for all of the above, music, movies and much more. It’s beautiful, it’s cultural and it’s uniquely American.
Presbyterian College Hires Megan Buckland As Assistant Women's Basketball Coach
Megan Buckland’s coaching career is on the rise after the announcement came last week that she has been hired as an assistant coach at Presbyterian College. Buckland spent the last five years at North Carolina - four as a student-athlete and most recently served as the video coordinator last season - with the women’s basketball program.
Brice Johnson: From Orangeburg, all the way to the NBA
Most mock drafts have Brice Johnson, a former Edisto standout, going in the mid-to-late first round. He’s looking to become the first South Carolina-born player to be drafted since the Detroit Pistons picked Porter-Gaud’s Khris Middleton in the second round of the 2012 NBA Draft. Currently, there are only four players born in South Carolina on NBA rosters.
Conversation with Former Tar Heel Kendall Marshall
Seven years after he took home the camp’s MVP trophy, Kendall Marshall returned to the NBPA Top 100 Camp – as a coach. The record-breaking UNC floor general, who is preparing for his fifth season in the NBA, took a break from his offseason training at UNC to participate in the camp’s coaching program. Marshall’s ties to Chapel Hill remain as strong as ever.
Final Look at the NBA Mock Drafts
Brice Johnson's position in the various mock drafts has been all over the map but appears to be settling into the mid-to-late 20s. Three mock drafts including Draft Express and ESPN having him going to the Clippers. The highest position among these predictions in Charlotte at 22nd. The biggest damper on Johnson's stock is his age.
UNC Football’s 10-Win Repeat Chances
In attempting to reconcile UNC’s 11-win season in 2015 with projections in the 8-win range for 2016, it’s important to understand the difficulty in winning 10 games in a season. Only seven elite programs have managed to average 10 wins over the past decade – Ohio State, Alabama, Oregon, Oklahoma, LSU, TCU and Boise State. Twenty-nine teams won 10 or more games in 2015.
Cam Newton, Steph Curry, UNC basketball up for ESPY Awards
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton, Golden State Warriors guard Steph Curry and the North Carolina Tar Heels came up short in their respective championship games last season, but the quarterback, the point guard, and the UNC men’s basketball team can all win ESPYs. ESPN released the list of nominations for the 2016 ESPY awards.
Q&A with Marvin Williams
This past season, Marvin Williams averaged 11.7 points and 6.4 rebounds to help the Charlotte Hornets make the playoffs. DTH staff writer John Bauman spoke to Williams about why he comes back to Chapel Hill during the summer, how the NBA has changed, and on how much he watched UNC this past season.
Pirates’ catcher Jacob Stallings records first big league hit
The Pittsburgh Pirates were on the wrong end of a blowout against the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday evening. However, the club did manage to salvage one bright spot from the forgettable outing as catcher Jacob Stallings registered the first hit of his major league career. Coming on a RBI double in the seventh inning, the 26-year-old catcher finished the outing 1-for-4 with one strikeout.
Finding Value in the 2016 NBA Draft: Brice Johnson Might Be the Biggest Steal on Draft Night
As we inch even closer now to the 2016 NBA Draft, we'll be hearing more and more about guys rising and falling on team draft boards. Brice Johnson is one one of those players. But, he's still not getting enough credit for such an impressive college career at Chapel Hill. According to DraftExpress, Johnson is the 30th-best prospect in the draft, and they have him slated as the 31st overall pick in their latest mock draft.