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On the Pageantry of Late Night with Roy

What attracts so many people of all different types to Late Night with Roy? Is it the chance to get the first look at this year’s basketball team? Is it the free admission? True, on each of those points, we love our men’s basketball and the chance to watch them for no charge. But the Xs and Os don’t explain the 19,000 plus that showed up on a Friday night. (Argyle Report)

New Tar Heel Cameron Johnson at Home in Smith Center

The last time Cameron Johnson played in the Smith Center, he scored 24 points, made six three-pointers and helped Pittsburgh come within two points of upsetting North Carolina. Now a member of the Tar Heels, Johnson picked up where left off at UNC’s “Late Night with Roy” on Friday. The 6-8 guard had a team-high 13 points during the scrimmage. (Inside Carolina)

Late Night With Roy Scrimmage Stats

North Carolina held Late Night with Roy, its annual basketball season-opening celebration, on Friday evening inside the Dean E. Smith Center. Following dances, videos, and the unveiling of the 2017 National Championship banner, the Tar Heels engaged in an intrasquad Blue/White scrimmage. Here are the stats: (Inside Carolina)

Video: UNC Men's Basketball Scrimmage Highlights at Late Night With Roy

Get your first look at the 2017-18 Tar Heel players as they scrimmage at Late Night With Roy on Friday night at the Dean Smith Center in Chapel Hill. View Video...

Video: UNC's 2017 National Championship Banner Unveiling

Watch as the North Carolina men's basketball team and fans attending Late Night With Roy at the Dean Dome celebrate the unveiling of the 2017 NCAA Championship banner on Friday during the Tar Heels' Late Night With Roy festivities. View Video...

Video: Late Night With Roy Player Introductions

Watch the 2017-2018 North Carolina basketball team introductions at Late Night With Roy on Friday night at the Dean Smith Center where the Tar Heels' 2017 NCAA championship banner was unveiled to begin the season. View Video...

Carolina Insider Podcast: Late Night & Virginia Game Preview

Preview Late Night With Roy Williams and the North Carolina-Virginia football game with Friday's episode of the Carolina Insider podcast. John Montgomery, Rams Club Executive Director, also joins hosts Jones Angell and Adam Lucas to discuss fundraising efforts on campus. Carolina Insider is a twice-weekly production hosted by Angell and Lucas. (

Late Night With Roy Primer

On Friday, Oct. 13 North Carolina basketball will open the 2017-18 season inside the Dean E. Smith Center. Late Night with Roy is a celebration of UNC basketball that includes songs, dances, and skits by the Tar Heel players along with an intrasquad scrimmage. Late Night will be hosted by former UNC point guard, NBA Champion, and TNT NBA analyst Kenny Smith. (Inside Carolina)

Marcus Ginyard: Late Night Starts Long Grind For The New

Marcus Ginyard: Before starting my eighth professional season here in Europe, I had the chance to join the Heels (as a bystander) for a 6 am conditioning test. The task was a 12-minute run, and it was the second attempt for a handful of freshmen. These young men were already learning a hard lesson that life on a Roy Williams team is spent in the fast lane. (

Michael Jordan no fan of NBA's so-called superteam era

Michael Jordan isn't a fan of the NBA's so-called superteam era. "I think it's going to hurt the overall aspect of the league from a competitive standpoint," Jordan said. "You're going to have one or two teams that are going to be great, and another 28 teams that are going to be garbage." Jordan is likely referring to the concentration of talent on the Golden State Warriors' roster. (

Video: Marcus Ginyard FIBA Euro Cup Highlights

Highlights of 2009 North Carolina basketball national champion Marcus Ginyard in the 2017 FIBA Euro Cup. Read More...

Podcast: How Michael Jordan changed basketball on and off the court

The best selling author of Michael Jordan’s autobiography, Roland Lazenby, joins Preston and Stig. In this episode, you’ll learn: Why timing is everything in sports and business. How Michael Jordan changed the game of basketball on and off the court. Why it was Michal Jordan’s mindset as much as his athleticism that made him the greatest player of all time. (The Investors Podcast)

Four Corners: Late Night Week

The unofficial tip-off to the 2017-18 season is fast approaching on Friday night in the Smith Center with Late Night with Roy. Doors will open at 4 p.m. on Friday afternoon. The volleyball team will face Virginia Tech in the Smith Center at 5 p.m., followed Late Night with the men's and women's basketball teams. Admission is free. (

Touch a Trophy: Celebrating UNC Championships

The Rams Club is proud to present a unique exhibit of every team National Championship trophy won by Carolina...all in one place! Join us on Saturday, October 14, in the Bell Tower Quad before the football game vs. Virginia to celebrate these championships. The "Touch a Trophy" exhibit opens at 12:30 p.m.,and runs until kickoff of the football game at 3:30 p.m. All are welcome. (Rams Club)

Smith Center Implementing Clear Bag Policy

The UNC Department of Athletics is implementing a clear bag policy at the Dean E. Smith Center for the 2017-18 men's basketball season, beginning with Late Night With Roy on Friday October 13. The policy, a continuation of the one implemented at Kenan Stadium for the 2017 Tar Heel football season, will reduce wait times for fans entering the Smith Center. (

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