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Wayne Ellington: The painful arc of becoming an anti-gun activist

Even the national championship he won with Roy Williams at UNC hadn’t prepared Wayne Ellington for this moment. He clutched a sheet of paper in his right hand and grasped to find the words that would persuade even one of these youths to steer clear of the gun violence that is epidemic in cities like Philadelphia – where a person is shot, on average, every six hours.

NBA Star Marvin Williams Tries Out Badminton in Jakarta

American professional basketball player Marvin Williams visited Jakarta-based badminton club PB Djarum, accompanied by Indonesia's former top shuttlers Christian Hadinata and Fung Permadi. Williams's visit coincides with the National Training Camp Jr. NBA Indonesia 2016, which involves basketball coaching clinics for Indonesian children.

P.J. Washington Planning Four Official Visits, Several in the Fall

Paul Washington, the father of star forward P.J. Washington, reiterated that his son has four of his five official visits decided. The 6-foot-8 Washington has previously said he will take officials to Kentucky, North Carolina, Texas and Arizona -- with the fifth to be determined. No dates have yet been set. As for the fifth visit, Washington also has UCLA, N.C. State, Kansas and UNLV on his list.

UNC and Larry Fedora bringing on Tim Beckman sends all the wrong messages

Regardless of whether Larry Fedora gives a hoot or not, his decision to bring in ex-Illinois head football coach Tim Beckham as a volunteer defensive assistant shows that he is completely out of touch with the realities of player safety in this era of football.

Video: North Carolina vs. Georgia - "It All Starts Now"

We're only 9 days away from the 2016 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in Atlanta where the Tar Heels will meet the Georgia Bulldogs in one of opening week's premiere matchups. Here's a new pregame hype video to get you ready.

Kirk Herbstreit picks UNC to beat Georgia

College football's loaded Week 1 slate includes four games between Top 25 teams, including one between No. 18 Georgia and No. 22 North Carolina at the Georgia Dome. ESPN College GameDay analyst Kirk Herbstreit was asked Thursday via Twitter for his thoughts about UNC's opening-week matchup. "I like the Heels. I think they win week 1".

Video: 2016 Kenan Stadium Upgrades

Kenan Stadium, the home of the Tar Heels since it first opened in 1927, will see some big upgrades for the 2016 football season.

ESPN's Desmond Howard names UNC as his surprise team

Talking on the ESPN program Mike & Mike Thursday, college football analyst Desmond Howard was asked for his surprise team this season. “I like North Carolina,” Howard said. “That Georgia game is one of the games I’m really looking forward to in Week One. Offensively they’re going to put points on the board. But now they’re going to get some stops on defense."

UNC Football Hiring Tim Beckman as Volunteer Assistant Creates Controversy

In the opening weeks of last season, the UNC football team defeated Illinois by a landslide—just days after the Illini fired head coach Tim Beckman due to player mistreatment. It was announced Wednesday that Beckman has now found a new home in Chapel Hill, working as a volunteer assistant under head coach Larry Fedora.

5-star running back Ricky Slade names Tar Heels in his top 5

UNC is in good shape with 2018 five-star talent Ricky Slade. The running back recently released his top 5 schools, and UNC made the cut alongside Florida, Virginia Tech, Penn State, and Tennessee. Slade is ranked the 20th overall recruit in the national composite for his class and is considered the best all-purpose back and the No. 2 talent in his home state of Virginia.

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