Looking Ahead To The 2014-15 Tar Heels
What Roy Williams should love is that this team will be very athletic. With Marcus Paige, Nate Britt and Joel Berry rotating in the backcourt, J.P. Tokoto, Theo Pinson and Jackson rotating on the wing, and combos of James Michael McAdoo, Brice Johnson, Kennedy Meeks, Isaiah Hicks and Desmond Hubert in the frontcourt, this team should be able to run teams out of the gym. (The Sportz Assassin
UNC Basketball Expectations High For Next Season
The 2013-2014 season saw the emergence of Marcus Paige, J.P. Tokoto, James Michael McAdoo, Brice Johnson, and Kennedy Meeks. One should expect some improvement from all five players. Johnson should pack on an additional 15-20 pounds. Meeks will lose some more weight and have better overall conditioning. McAdoo and Tokoto will look to improve their outside shooting and ball handling. (Carolina Blue
Vince Carter wants to re-sign with Mavericks, thinks he’s earned it (he has)
Vince Carter has been a real value for Dallas this season — 12.1 points a game shooting 39.3 percent from three, playing more than 24 minutes a game and all for $3.2 million. At age 37 he looks like a guy who has a couple more years of solid basketball in him. (NBC Sports
Video: Dean Smith's legacy off the court
Dean Smith's legacy on the court is without question but he may have left an even greater legacy off the court. (CBS Sports
Brooklyn native Larry Brown heads back to Madison Square Garden as SMU coach
Coaching basketball games at Madison Square Garden will never be old hat for Larry Brown. The 73-year-old Brooklyn native says he grew up watching the New York Knicks and Harlem Globetrotters, holiday festivals and hoops doubleheaders at the Garden. Brown later coached more than 2,000 NBA games and called Madison Square Garden home as the coach of the Knicks in 2005-06. (Dallas Morning News
Kendall Marshall still holds “a grudge” against the Suns
The instant Lakers guard Kendall Marshall stepped on the court Sunday against the Phoenix Suns, he found another source of motivation. As if he needed any. Marshall said he thrives on any source of negative feedback. But matching up against the Suns provided another reminder they traded him last year to Washington after the hype surrounding the 13th selection in the 2012 NBA draft never materialized. (Los Angeles Daily News
You’re going to see a crazy UNC fan on CBS Sports on Saturday
Greg Cauley has been to every Carolina home football game since 1974. He’s been to every home basketball game since 1985. During that football streak, he’s only missed one road game, and that was because the Tar Heels football team played in Maryland at the same time as the basketball team played a home game. He’s traveled to 30 states to see the Tar Heels play. He has the ticket stubs to prove it. (BrandonSneed.com
UNC J-School Dean: Trust Me. We Can All Read.
The News and Observer, the McClatchy owned Raleigh-based newspaper that has seen hard times in the last decade, put its focus on UNC athletics and has not let up for three years. A few times their stories seemed thin – most of the time important and well done. But this morning – making a puppet out of Marcus Paige in their editorial seemed simply “cheap”. (Susan King Blog
Marcus Ginyard signs with Polish team after Ukraine unrest
27-year old swingman Marcus Ginyard has signed an 18-month deal with Stelmet Zielona Gora. He's expected to join the new team on Monday and make his debut 48 hours later against Energa Czarni Slupsk. Ginyard is 6'5, weighing 220 lbs. He played for BC Azovmash of Ukraine earlier this season but decided to part ways with the team because of a growing standoff in the country. (Stelmet Zielona Gora
When the College Door Shuts, a Minor League Beckons
In tiny, sparsely filled arenas across the country, P.J. Hairston, a shooting guard, is learning every aspect of the NBA on a smaller scale. The D-League scene is far different from the packed Smith Center in Chapel Hill, where Hairston starred for North Carolina. His experiences this season separate him from every college basketball player trying to make it to the NBA. (New York Times
High Point's Scott Cherry named NABC District 3 Coach of the Year
High Point University head coach Scott Cherry has been named National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) District 3 Coach of the Year. Cherry led the Panthers to their first outright Big South regular season title and first National Invitation Tournament (NIT) appearance in 2013-14. (Big South Sports
UNC alum, Michigan State trainer Quinton Sawyer keeps Spartans on the court
For much of the season, the bodies of Michigan State basketball players appeared brittle. One by one, players went down but not out. They suffered a plethora of injuries, none season-ending. A sprained ankle here, plantar fasciitis there. A lingering wrist injury. A broken bone in a hand.
One by one, they came to Quinton Sawyer, the Spartans' third-year trainer and the one tasked with putting Humpty Dumpty back together again. (USA Today
Lucas: Top 2014 Moments (Part Two)
In a continuation of yesterday's post, here are the next five on our list of the top ten moments of the 2013-14 basketball season. 4. Dean Smith halftime ceremony/Kentucky whiteout: The whiteout was a huge success in creating a unique atmosphere, and the halftime ceremony honoring Dean Smith's Presidential Medal of Freedom went off perfectly: (GoHeels.com
Video: "A day in the life of a student athlete"
UNC athletic director Bubba Cunningham and several Tar Heel athletes take part in a presentation of "A day in the life of a student athlete" at the university's trustees meeting Thursday, March 27, 2014.
David Glenn Talks UNC Scandal
Nearly four years have passed since North Carolina's football program found itself on the NCAA's radar, and although the initial investigation concluded over two years ago and resulted in sanctions, national media have picked up on some of the ugly details that have gradually been revealed to the public. (ACC Sports Journal