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UNC AD Bubba Cunningham talks about Tar Heels' football schedule

"When we started doing our scheduling when we first got here, the philosophy was, ‘How do we get to a BCS game?’ All you have to do is win your league, so it really didn’t matter who you played with the guaranteed spot,” Bubba Cunningham said in a recent interview. “Now we have the College Football Playoff, so the metrics have changed, and the schedule hasn’t caught up to it yet." (

Hood, Turner Lead All-ACC Football Selections for UNC

Sixteen members of the Coastal Division champion North Carolina football team were recognized with All-ACC honors Monday, including first-team selections Elijah Hood and Landon Turner, as voted upon by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA). The 14 All-ACC selections for the 2015 teams matches the most in school history. (

Roy Williams: "Marcus will start"

Less than 10 seconds into his press conference on Monday UNC head coach Roy Williams revealed a change in UNC's starting lineup. "Well Marcus will start," Williams stated. "If he has a good practice today and feels good, he will start. I think he has earned that over three years. I am not 100% sure who's place he will take, more than likely Theo's, but that could change, too." (Carolina Blue)

Video: Roy Williams, Marcus Paige, Justin Jackson Pre-Maryland Press Conference

North Carolina coach Roy Williams, Marcus Paige, and Justin Jackson address the media prior to the Tar Heels' Tuesday matchup with Maryland. (View Video...)

Video: Marcus Paige Returns

UNC's Marcus Paige is ready to see action for the first time this season after recovering from a broken bone in his right hand. His first game back will be against Maryland in the B1G/ACC Challenge on Tuesday, December 1st, 2015 in Chapel Hill. (View Video...)

Video: Rasheed Wallace drains two one-handed shots at same time in Smith Center

As Rasheed Wallace says, "Ball don't lie." Or, in this case, both balls don't lie. Even at 41 years old, 'Sheed is still getting buckets. The former Tar Heel was back at Chapel Hill hitting shots with both hands — at the same time. How does Wallace do it? Why does Brandon Jennings have this video? Why are we all here? No need to answer any of those questions. Just enjoy Rasheed Wallace. (Sporting News)

North Carolina coach Roy Williams believed in Maryland's Mark Turgeon all along

The last time Maryland and North Carolina met on the hardwood was Feb. 14, 2014. Things were different then. Maryland was an ACC mediocrity struggling through a lame-duck season before heading to the Big Ten, and Mark Turgeon was languishing around .500 and beginning to be the subject of calls for his job. (Testudo Times)

Charlotte Hornets’ Tyler Hansbrough brings something extra to the game

Charlotte Hornets coach Steve Clifford said he’d be reluctant at that juncture to insert some players who had not played earlier. But with Tyler Hansbrough, he didn’t worry. Hansbrough will give you what he always gives you. Send him out and watch him go — and go, and go. "He’s always ready," Hornets’ guard Kemba Walker says. (Charlotte Observer)

Marcus Paige expected to play vs. No. 2 Maryland after injury

North Carolina says senior guard Marcus Paige is expected to return from a right hand injury for Tuesday night's game against No. 2 Maryland in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. The school issued a news release Monday announcing Paige's likely return for the No. 9 Tar Heels, though Paige still had to practice later in the afternoon without a setback. (Associated Press)

Could North Carolina Be This Season’s Ohio State?

If there is an Ohio State clone out there, it may be North Carolina. The comparison isn’t too far off. UNC is a team whose only loss came in the first week of the season—a week earlier than Ohio State’s sole defeat last year. The Tar Heels have been rolling ever since. They would also have the most impressive win if they beat No. 1-ranked Clemson in the ACC championship. (Wall Street Journal)

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