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NC lawmakers honor Tar Heel legend Dean Smith

Legislators in both North Carolina’s House and the Senate honored the life and legacy of the late Dean Smith Wednesday. The former men’s basketball coach at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was honored by a resolution remembering him as a great coach and great man who cared about students, his community and social justice.

How Harrison Barnes learned to stop worrying and let the game come to him

Throughout his career, from high school to UNC to the NBA, it hasn’t always been easy for Harrison Barnes to relax and let the game come to him. He doesn’t have the mentality of a conscience-less gunner like J.R. Smith, who will keep looking for his shot no matter how many times he misses. Barnes often cares too much and allows himself to be too aware of how he’s performing in the moment.

Warriors wing Harrison Barnes was a saxophonist and a choir member in HS

Before an athlete can become legendary, they have to lay their foundation in high school. Each week, I’ll chat with a high-profile athlete’s former coach, mentor, family member, etc., and reminisce about their high school playing days; everything from the greatest moment to the wackiest story. Today I caught up with Golden State Warriors wing Harrison Barnes’ high coach at Ames (Iowa) Vance Downs.

NC leaders to honor Dean Smith with new resolution

Legendary basketball coach Dean Smith will be honored by North Carolina lawmakers Wednesday when they pass a joint resolution honoring his memory. This will be the second time Smith will be honored by lawmakers since his passing earlier this year. A similar resolution honoring Smith's life was passed in February.

Shorter shot clock shouldn't bother UNC

In theory, North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams would have the Tar Heels playing even faster since the NCAA's Playing Rules Oversight Panel reset the shot clock to 30 seconds Monday. Since the 1993-94 season, Division I men’s teams have had 35 seconds to get off a shot. The shorter shot clock is supposed to speed up the game and get more points on the scoreboard.

Joel James Named To NCAA Student Advisory Committee

Joel James, a rising senior on the UNC men’s basketball team, has been selected to represent the ACC on the NCAA’s National Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. Each of the 31 Division I conferences selects one student-athlete to represent it on the committee. Members of the advisory committee respond to proposed NCAA legislation, review and comment on governance matters and other subjects of interest.

One of Dean Smith's top recruiting classes will gather to honor coach

Five lifelong friends and their wives will meet in UNC’s Alumni Center for lunch on Wednesday. They could think of no better way to honor Dean Smith, the man who brought them all together. Joe Brown, Bill Bunting, Franklin “Rusty” Clark, Dick Grubar and Gerald Tuttle, the UNC basketball class of 1969, occupy a special spot at the beginning of the Tar Heels’ rise to prominence under Smith.

Why Are People Calling For Roy Williams’ Job?

With North Carolina receiving its Notice of Allegations from the NCAA, pundits and fans have been dishing out takes about the university’s athletic department, and Roy Williams’ name has come up in more than his fair share of them. And his fair share, by the way, should be zero. There are fingers to be pointed, but to call for Williams’ job would be pointing in the wrong direction.

Injury prevents Irving, Barnes clash

The premature end to Kyrie Irving’s season meant there would be no more Duke/UNC matchup with Golden State starting forward Harrison Barnes. Barnes said that he talked with Irving about going to school together, before both players felt their best fits was on opposite end of Tobacco Road, and they now have the same agent, Jeff Wechsler.

Pending extension for UNC' coach Roy Williams a response to help recruiting

On Friday, a day after UNC released a redacted version of the notice of allegations it had received from the NCAA, Inside Carolina reported that a contract extension for Roy Williams was being finalized. Many North Carolina fans, at least the ones with an appreciation for Williams' on-court success, rejoiced. Rival fan bases were indignant.

Video: Can Michael Jordan Palm It?

Basketball legend Michael Jordan plays a round of Jimmy Kimmel's audience guessing game "Can Michael Jordan Palm It?" Here's how it works: we show an item on screen and then together we try to guess if Michael Jordan can pick it up using only one hand.

Justin Jackson's Summer: Personal Growth

The Jackson family is a close-knit one. Having them around helped Justin get through his challenges. Justin’s struggles both on and off the court were valuable tools, his father believes. “He knows what to expect now,” Lloyd Jackson said. “He came home (for five weeks this summer) because we, and he, know he has to get better for the team to be what it wants to be next year.”

Video: Harrison Barnes' off-day routine

Warriors forward Harrison Barnes takes us behind the scenes to show off his off-day workout.

North Carolina academic scandal will end quietly, just like everyone wanted

After a four-year wait which felt like it spanned multiple decades, we finally have the full gauntlet of allegations the NCAA is levying against UNC. The allegations were made public by the school on Thursday, and UNC now has until Aug. 20 to file a formal response. The trend of everyone having to re-learn the major bullet points from this story every time something major happens will continue through at least the summer of 2015.

Podcast: Talking NOA

The Notice of Allegations has been released. What is in it? What does it mean for UNC basketball and football? The Inside Carolina radio crew discusses.

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