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Ryan Switzer partners with Special Olympics to host Switz Skills Challenge

Ryan Switzer believes every child should experience the joy of sports. He has felt that since before his days as a football standout at George Washington High School, the University of North Carolina, the Dallas Cowboys and now the Oakland Raiders. He wants children, both with and without special needs to feel that joy. And he wants them to feel that joy together.

North Carolina food icon 'Mama Dip' passes away

One of North Carolina's most beloved chefs and restaurant owners, Mildred Cotton Council aka "Mama Dip," has died. Council, who turned 89 last month, was known for her southern cooking and boisterous, warm laugh. Council opened Mama Dip's in November 1976 on West Rosemary Street in Chapel Hill with the help of local real estate agent George Tate.

Nassir Little on the One-And-Done Rule, NBA Comparisons

When pressed for an NBA player comparison, Nassir Little aligned his game to that of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George. "Those type of two-way players that get after it on defense and are really skilled offensively." He didn't hesitate when asked about what he is looking forward to most at UNC. "The Duke-UNC game. That will be something crazy. I am excited to play in it."

N.C. State basketball lands grad transfer Eric Lockett

N.C. State basketball received a boost Monday by landing Florida International transfer Eric Lockett, according to ESPN.com. Lockett, who started his career at George Mason, averaged 14.3 points and 6.5 rebounds per game last season. The 6-5 junior guard is known more as a slasher than a shooter after hitting just 29 percent of his 3-point attempts last season.

George Lynch ready to lead Clark Atlanta as new basketball coach

Clark Atlanta had success with its last NBA-player-turned-coach. So much that it had to try again. The Panthers introduced George Lynch as their men’s basketball coach Monday. Lynch, a 12-year NBA veteran and North Carolina standout, was coaching with the Grand Rapids Drive, the Detroit Pistons’ G-League affiliate, last season.

Clark Atlanta University names George Lynch new men’s basketball coach

The Thomas Cole Center on the Clark Atlanta University campus was decked out in red and black school colors in anticipation of the arrival of new men’s basketball head coach and former UNC star and NBA first round draft pick George Lynch. Lynch will make Clark Atlanta his first college head coaching job after having spent time as college and G-League assistant.

The story of UNC’s first NBA player

The first former UNC player to play in a professional basketball league was George Glamack. After his career in Chapel Hill, Glamack played several years in the National Basketball League in the 40s. However, if you want to be technical, he was not the first Tar Heel to play in the NBA. This technically makes Bones McKinney UNC's first NBA player.

He’s 97, and Bobby Gersten’s influence still is being felt

At 97, former Long Beach High School baseball and basketball coach Bobby Gersten remains a renaissance man. He coached future Hall of Fame basketball coach Larry Brown at Long Beach High, was a college teammate of future Yankee George “Snuffy” Stirnweiss at North Carolina and provided educational guidance to future comedy star Billy Crystal.

Raymond Felton a missing piece to Thunder's playoff puzzle

When the postseason kicks off next week, if the Thunder is in, Raymond Felton — not Paul George or Carmelo Anthony — will be the biggest difference from last season's ineptitude without Russell Westbrook at the point. Yes, the Thunder still has to earn its way into the playoffs, but this season has already been a marked improvement with Felton backing up Westbrook.

Video: UNC Beats Michigan's Fab-5 to Win 1993 NCAA Title - April 5, 1993

Final Four MVP Donald Williams score 25 points for the second Final Four game in a row, Eric Montross scores 16 and George Lynch posts his fourth straight double-double as UNC avenges an earlier loss to Michigan with 77-71 victory in the 1993 NCAA title game. The win gives Dean Smith his second NCAA championship.

When the tears dried, Loyola realized its place in college basketball lore

When the tears dried, Loyola's renegade Ramblers reveled in what they'd done. They joined the ranks of Butler and George Mason and VCU and Wichita State, schools with names now synonymous with Cinderella and March Madness. They popularized Sister Jean, the 98-year-old nun who became the face of the NCAA Tournament.

Video: UNC Comes Back to Beat Cincinnati in OT, Advance to Final Four - March 28, 1993

Cincinnati’s Nick Van Exel scores 21 first-half points and the Bearcats lead North Carolina by as many as 15 in the first half. Then Derrick Phelps clamps down on Van Exel, and East Regional MVP George Lynch scores 21 and grabs 14 rebounds in a 75-68 overtime win to send Carolina to the Final Four.

Chansky’s Notebook: New Buzz in Charlotte?

Mitch Kupchak and George Karl to the Hornets? Could happen. Kupchak has plenty of time to kill since being replaced as general manager of the Lakers. He’s attended at least two Carolina home games this season, plus the Tar Heels’ thrilling win at N.C. State. On his last trip, George Karl came along, looking hale and healthier since winning his battle over cancer.

A Family Gathering For UNC Baseball

They gathered Saturday night, to celebrate the start of UNC's baseball season. Over 500 current and former players, coaches, staff, fans and donors met inside the George Watts Hill Alumni Center for UNC's annual First Pitch Dinner. Among those in the crowd were members of the 1978 and 2008 College World Series (CWS) teams. That included coach Mike Fox.

Tar Heels Today: Recruiting Notes, alumni update, new Jordans, scores & schedule

A look at some UNC basketball recruiting notes, updates on Dante Calabria and Nate Britt, highlights of an historic UNC comeback victory, some sweet new UNC Jordans, and a look at the latest Carolina scores and schedule in this edition of Tar Heels Today.

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