Point Guard Kendall Marshall Looks to Lead Sixers By Example
You wouldn’t expect Kendall Marshall to be this well-traveled only three years after being selected 13th overall in the 2012 draft. Yet here Marshall is, about to suit up for his 4th NBA team, with a journey that also includes being traded twice, waived three times, and two stints in the NBA Development League. Marshall split his rookie season between the Phoenix Suns and the Bakersfield Jam, the Suns' D-League affiliate.
DeSimone receives Kabiller Prize in Nanoscience and Nanomedicine
Joseph M. DeSimone, Chancellor’s Eminent Professor of Chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences at UNC, has been named the recipient of the inaugural $250,000 Kabiller Prize in Nanoscience and Nanomedicine for his invention and use of PRINT, a breakthrough technology used to make advances toward the development of new cancer treatments, inhalable therapeutics and next generation vaccines.
Looking back on Larry Brown's tumultuous coaching career
Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown has had an illustrious coaching career in basketball at several levels, but it hasn't been without its share of scandal. On Tuesday, Brown — who is the current head coach at SMU — was hit with a two-year show-cause penalty and a nine-game suspension resulting from a "lack of coaching control" charge during his tenure in Dallas.
Georgia Tech’s Justin Thomas needs to trust teammates
It is far from the biggest problem that the Georgia Tech offense is facing right now, coach Paul Johnson was sure to make clear Monday, but he recognized that quarterback Justin Thomas has been trying too hard to make plays for the Yellow Jackets to the detriment of the offense.
UNC Women’s and Men’s Soccer Ranked No. 1 and 2 Respectively
The undefeated UNC women’s soccer team is now ranked number one in the country, in the latest NCAA poll that came out Tuesday. Carolina knocked off Wake Forest for its latest victory on Sunday, 1-0. They take the field again hosting Boston College on Friday. On the men’s side, the Tar Heels were ranked second, behind only Creighton. UNC knocked off Duke last Saturday.
UNC Offensive Line Named To Joe Moore Award Quarterly Honor Roll
The Joe Moore Foundation for Teamwork has announced the first quarterly Joe Moore Award Honor Roll, which identifies notable performances by offensive line units. The following universities earned a spot on the Honor Roll: Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Iowa, LSU, Michigan State, Navy, North Carolina, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Penn State, Southern California, Temple and Virginia Tech.
ACC Upset Watch Week 5: Will Georgia Tech get back on track?
Last year’s game was a scoring free-for-all, with the Tar Heels pulling out the win at the last minute. Georgia Tech has won eight straight over North Carolina in Atlanta, but the Jackets are having major issues running the ball. In their last two losses. If there is any good news for Georgia Tech, it’s the fact that North Carolina allowed 279 yards rushing to FCS Delaware last week.
Numbers Game Along UNC's Offensive Line
North Carolina's offensive line depth became a legitimate concern when top reserve guard Jared Cohen left the team for personal reasons and veteran interior lineman Will Dancy suffered a season-ending injury. A lower leg injury has sidelined Bentley Spain since the second week of the season, cutting UNC’s playing roster down to bare numbers.
Support Carolina Dreams at Saturday’s Volleyball Match
The University of North Carolina volleyball team has partnered with the North Carolina Children’s Hospital as part of the Carolina Dreams program to help support local children in need. The Tar Heels will host a special Carolina Dreams night on Saturday, Oct. 3, when they host Wake Forest at 5 p.m., which will provide an opportunity for members of the UNC community to show their support by donating toys and art supplies to the hospital.
Friends in High Places
“As soon as you try to describe a close friendship, it loses something.” – Dean Smith (1931-2015) Smith coached the basketball team at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for 36 years — from 1961-1997. In addition to his record wins and personal character, he was regarded as a desegregation advocate who lead by example. He recruited the university’s first African-American scholarship basketball player, Charlie Scott, in the late 1960s.
Carter Jenkins Sets UNC 18-Hole Record As Tar Heels Win At Primland
Junior Carter Jenkins set the all-time UNC 18-holes record with a second round 9-under par 63 and the UNC men’s golf team shot 9-under 279 for the second consecutive round to win the weather-shortened Primland Collegiate Invitational on Tuesday. The event was played at the Highland Course, a par-72, 7,053-yard layout. The Tar Heels won by five strokes over Auburn and 11 strokes over host Wake Forest.
Roy Williams North Carolina Basketball Coaches Clinic to be held Saturday October 3
The 2015 Roy Williams North Carolina Basketball Coaches Clinic will be held on Saturday October 3 in the Smith Center in Chapel Hill. Clinic attendees also will have the opportunity to attend the first UNC practice of the season on the afternoon Friday October 2. The participation fee is $65. Basketball coaches interested in attending should download the clinic brochure or register online.
Hubert Davis visits newest Tar Heel, Brandon Robinson
Big news came on Monday, when class of 2016 shooting guard Brandon Robinson committed to the Tar Heels. The 6-foot-5, Georgia native choose UNC over Louisville, Georgia Tech, Georgia, and Florida State. Robinson joins center Tony Bradley in UNC's recruiting class for this cycle. On Tuesday North Carolina assistant coach Hubert Davis was in Georgia visiting Carolina's most recent commit.
John Henson says he and Bucks ‘close’ on contract extension
John Henson and the Bucks were reportedly close on a contract extension July 13. Since then, nothing. But it doesn’t seem this was a Tristan Thompson-level falling out. “We’re close,’’ Henson said of contract talks. “We’re just trying to work out some details. It’s a process; we’ll see what happens. But I definitely want to be here for a long time.’’
Injury picture better for Georgia Tech
Georgia Tech defensive end Rod Rook-Chungong is among multiple Yellow Jackets players injured in the past two games who appear on track to play in Saturday’s game against North Carolina. Rook-Chungong, a starter, suffered a shoulder injury against Notre Dame and sat out the loss to Duke, but has returned to practice.