Jon Gruden: “Ryan Switzer has really caught my eye”
There's no question, the Oakland Raiders see Ryan Switzer as their punt returner. But it’s becoming apparent their plans for him are much bigger. “Ryan Switzer has really caught my eye,” coach Jon Gruden said following minicamp. “Switzer has come in here and not only been a punt returner, kick returner, he’s been a force as a slot receiver. He’s really done well.”
Day'Ron Sharpe Stands Out At NBPA Top 100 Camp
There can't be many players in the class of 2020 who have better hands that four-star power forward Day'Ron Sharpe from North Carolina. The young big man has absolute vice grips for hands. If he gets so much as a fingertip on the ball, just forget it, because it is his and his alone. Sharpe says he's open, but the early thinking is that North Carolina will be tough to beat here.
Zach Brown Returns For Redskins Minicamp, Healthier And Feeling At Home
Redskins linebacker Zach Brown knows the NFL season can take a toll on him. That’s why he rearranged his priorities over the last few months, spending time with his four daughters and missing some of the team’s OTAs. The missed voluntary practices will be a footnote on the year, but Brown’s time with his kids will stay with him, and them, throughout the year.
Brett Daniels and Zack Gahagan — The End of an Era
This is it. For North Carolina baseball's Zack Gahagan and Brett Daniels, this is the last ride in Carolina Blue. These two have been through it all. The turmoil of 2015, to the growing pains of 2016, blossoming into the rise, and ultimately the fall, of 2017, leading up to now. The culmination of all their hard work. They’ve worked for this for four years, but it was not easy.
College World Series Preview: UNC baseball prepares for toughest test in Oregon State
UNC enters the final college baseball tournament of the season as one of two teams who roll into play after a sweep in the Super Regionals. The other team, Oregon State, an old postseason rival, will be UNC's first opponent in the Saturday opener at 3 p.m. Game one for the Beavers and Tar Heels, who are riding five and six game win streaks, respectively, will be important.
Coby White Scores 19 As USA Men's U18 Team Beats Ecuador 132-55
Behind Trayce Jackson-Davis' 20-point and 11-rebound double-double, the 2018 USA Basketball Men’s U18 National Team (4-0) rolled to a 132-55 victory over Ecuador in its 2018 FIBA Americas U18 Championship quarterfinal game Thursday in St. Catharines, Ontario. Aiding the USA cause were Coby White and Matthew Hurt, who each pumped in 19 points.
On the 20th anniversary of an iconic Game 6, six facts about the ‘Last Shot’ Air Jordan 14s
It was a missed shot, not just the most revered game-winner of Michael Jordan’s career, that made the Air Jordan 14 iconic. It began with the final play in Game 5 of the 1998 NBA Finals between the Chicago Bulls and Utah Jazz. With 0.8 seconds remaining and the Bulls trailing 83-81, coach Phil Jackson drew up a play to get the ball to the greatest of all time.
Paul Hardin’s Legacy Lives on Through Carolina Blood Drive
Barbara Hardin arrived in the Dean Smith Center last week ready to encourage donors at the 30th Carolina Blood Drive. Her late husband and former UNC Chancellor, Paul Hardin, was to be honored for his work with the drive. She didn’t expect to learn something new about Paul from the presentation. “I didn’t know that he had started it,” Hardin said.
Twenty years ago today, Michael Jordan took the greatest bow in NBA Finals history
At age 35, with 43,360 NBA minutes on his legs, the fate of a franchise on his back, and the dire possibility of a Game 7 on the road with a limited Scottie Pippen nipping at his heels, the Bulls needed Michael Jordan to make magic one more time. There wasn’t a single person watching anywhere in the world who doubted his capacity to conjure it.
Zack Gahagan Pressing On, All The Way To Omaha
The UNC baseball team overcame multiple obstacles to reach this point; over the last few weeks, no topic has been more discussed in press conferences than the team's 7-7 start. But perhaps no player was better suited to lead the Tar Heels through this season and back to Omaha than Zack Gahagan. Facing adversity, after all, is something he's accustomed to.
4-Star RB Josh Henderson Commits To UNC
North Carolina picked up its third football commitment in the last week Thursday afternoon when Josh Henderson, a 4-star running back from Princeton, NJ, announced on Twitter he will be a Tar Heel. At 6-feet and 200 pounds, Henderson joins wide receiver Welton Spottsville and defensive back Storm Duck to commit to UNC over the last week.
Marie McCool Leads Three Tar Heel IWLCA All-Americas
National Midfielder of the Year Marie McCool led three University of North Carolina players on the 2018 Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association Division I All-America team, the IWLCA announced Thursday. Sophomore Katie Hoeg joined McCool in the IWLCA first team, while McCool's fellow senior Ela Hazar made the third team.
UNC Basketball Freshmen Choose Jersey Numbers
Rechon Black, Nassir Little, and Coby White will enroll at UNC next week. Rechon "Leaky" Black has always worn No. 1 and that will continue in Chapel Hill. Nassir Little will switch from No. 10 to No. 5 due to No. 10 being Lennie Rosenbluth's retired number. Coby White “couldn't wear No. 0 and Leaky always wore No. 1, so No. 2 was the next lowest number,” he said.
Four Corners: UNC Alumni vs Current Players Pickup Games Highlight Camp Week
Roy Williams' Carolina Basketball Camp has completed its first session. One of the highlights is the scrimmage between former Tar Heel players and members of the current team. Tuesday's scrimmage featured an impressive turnout of former UNC players: Harrison Barnes, Tyler Zeller, Tyler Hansbrough, Justin Jackson, Marcus Paige, Marvin Williams, Jawad Williams and more.
UNC's Locker Room Role in Return to Omaha
20th-year UNC baseball coach Mike Fox, who has won 889 games and taken seven teams to the College World Series in Chapel Hill, commented on his team this week, given the many talented squads that have defined his tenure: “We’ve had teams that have had really good chemistry in the past here. I think it’s more about a resolve and an attitude with this group."