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With bowl conflict, buyer’s market for Tech-UNC basketball tickets in Atlanta

Many Georgia Tech basketball fans with tickets to the Dec. 31 ACC opener against North Carolina at McCamish Pavilion might be described as motivated sellers. The average sale price on StubHub has dropped 30 percent since the Yellow Jackets football team received an invitation to the TaxSlayer Bowl, which is the same time as the basketball game.

Miami Heat’s Wayne Ellington steps up game after improving conditioning

Wayne Ellington knew something had to change. Looking to reestablish his career after a disappointing season in Brooklyn, he had a long conversation with coach Erik Spoelstra and strength and conditioning coach Bill Foran after signing a two-year $12 million contract last summer. “I wanted to get in the best shape that I could possibly be in,” said Ellington.

UNC Freshman Seventh Woods Set For His Close-Up Against Davidson

With the announcement that junior point guard Joel Berry will miss UNC’s game on Wednesday against Davidson, Roy Williams will need big-time minutes from freshman Seventh Woods—a highly-touted recruit still seeking to break-out at the college level. Williams declined to name who would start in the point guard spot between Woods or Nate Britt.

Michael Jordan Heads The Highest-Paid Athletes Of All-Time With $1.7 Billion

Arnold Palmer and IMG founder Mark McCormack’s marketing work in the 1960s and 1970s laid the foundation for the greatest product pitchman of his time, Michael Jordan. Jordan took sports marketing to another level and with the help of Nike made Jordan the highest-paid athlete of all-time, with earnings of $1.7 billion since leaving UNC for the NBA in 1984.

Tar Heels to show altered backcourt

Even without point guard Joel Berry II for tonight’s game against Davidson, UNC’s players know they can’t fret about who’s not on the court. Senior guard Nate Britt, who has been a part-time starter on the wing, and freshman Seventh Woods are likely to take some of the playing time. Roy Williams said Tuesday that he hasn’t decided on who will start.

Is it time for UNC to address the elephant in the arena?

When it opened in 1986, the Dean Smith Center was a new gold standard for college basketball venues. Fast forward 30 years, however, and UNC officials are caught in a dilemma as they ponder the future of the facility. Should the school spend millions adding luxury boxes and other modern amenities, or should it attempt to raise funds to construct a new arena?

Kennedy Meeks: "Seventh has a big task ahead of him."

North Carolina senior Kennedy Meeks knows his Tar Heels team will face a tough test without their floor general, Joel Berry, against Davidson on Wednesday. But the center believes his freshman teammate Seventh Woods can fill the temporary void. "I think Seventh has a big task ahead of him but I think he’s prepared for it," said Meeks.

Former UNC guard Dexter Strickland changes his name

He was former North Carolina guard Dexter Strickland. UNC fans knew he would pull up for a jumper if a play wasn't developing and just shoot his shot to the point of his "YOLO jumper" becoming a beloved part of Tar Heel Twitter (and yes, he made many, as was part of the charm). Now, that man is Baden Jaxen.

Know Your Opponent: Davidson

North Carolina's annual game with Davidson has become a highlight of the pre-Christmas schedule in recent seasons. Wednesday marks the fourth straight meeting between the two schools from opposite ends of the enrollment spectrum, and this current run has been marked by high-scoring, fast-paced and eminently entertaining games.

Jerry Stackhouse brings his team to Carolina

Former UNC star Jerry Stackhouse was back in Chapel Hill on Tuesday as the NBA D-league team he coaches practiced in the Dean Dome in preparation for their game on Wednesday in Greensboro. “I have one college that I would come back and coach, just one. This would be the dream job for anybody that ever had any aspirations of coaching or wore this uniform."

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