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Video: UNC basketball conditioning highlights

The 2016-2017 North Carolina basketball team continues to put the work in to prepare for the upcoming season. Practice is around the corner and UNC's official basketball kickoff, Late Night with Roy, is Friday, Oct. 14 in the Dean Dome. (Carolina Blue)

Sept. 25, 2001: At 38, Michael Jordan returns 'to the game I love'

The statue outside the United Center now honors the best player on the Washington Wizards. Michael Jordan, immortalized in Chicago for the basketball talent that took the Bulls to six NBA championships between 1991 and 1998, issued his long-awaited statement Tuesday that he intends to resume his NBA playing career, this time as a member of the lowly Wizards. (Chicago Tribune)

UNC Team-Signed Basketballs On Sale Oct. 1

The North Carolina men's basketball program is selling autographed basketballs signed by the 2016-17 team to the public for $200 each. Head coach Roy Williams and the team will donate proceeds from the sales to local charities. The balls will go on sale on Saturday October 1 exclusively through (

Ty Lawson hoping to rebuild image, career in Sacramento

Ty Lawson is trying to rebuild his image — along with his NBA career. Following a tumultuous year in which he was arrested twice for DUI and entered alcohol rehab, lost his starting job with the Houston Rockets and spent the final 13 games mostly coming off the bench in Indiana, the veteran point guard is in Sacramento on a one-year prove-it contract. (USA Today)

Which college basketball rivalry will be the season's most important?

The North Carolina-Duke and Louisville-Kentucky rivalries will both be entertaining. Both will be mean. (UNC-Duke is hardly civilized; The Tar Heels' academic scandal and Grayson Allen’s tripping propensity do not go unnoticed in opposing gyms.) But Duke-North Carolina, in the grand scheme of things, will be slightly more meaningful. (

2016 Clippers Player Preview: Raymond Felton

Raymond Felton projects as the third point guard on the Los Angeles Clippers' roster, behind Chris Paul and Austin Rivers, filling the role Pablo Prigioni played in the second half of the season for the Clippers last year. He’s a significant upgrade over Prigioni on both sides of the ball, and should be in line to play more minutes than Pablo got last year. (Clips Nation)

Video: Jerry Stackhouse NBA Career Highlights

New Raptors 905 head coach and former Tar Heel, Jerry Stackhouse, was a great player during his tenure in the NBA. Lets look back at his best career highlights. View Video...

Reggie Bullock criss-crosses country, readies for training camp battle

Reggie Bullock spent a bulk of his off-season training at home in North Carolina, but worked in trips to Los Angeles, Miami and Atlanta -- with training thrown in, of course -- ahead of the start of Pistons training camp Tuesday. The 6-foot-7 Bullock got some good news at the start of last season when the Pistons opted to pick up a team option on him for 2016-17. (

Roy Williams not asked to attend NCAA hearing on UNC probe

UNC coach Roy Williams told ESPN he hasn't been asked to attend the NCAA's Division I Committee on Infractions hearing and is optimistic he won't need to go, despite the fact that the school still hasn't been notified of who will be expected to be in attendance. Williams said he was uncertain of the actual date of the hearing, only to say he's hopeful "it's very soon." (

Marcus Paige, Brice Johnson back in Chapel Hill

Stars of the 2015-2016 UNC basketball team are back in Chapel Hill this weekend. Brice Johnson and Marcus Paige, will be honored on Saturday during the Tar Heels' game against Pittsburgh. Johnson was named a consensus first team All-American for the 2015-2016 season. While Paige was a second-team All-American in 2013-2014. (Carolina Blue)

Plenty of romance to Larry Brown possibly coaching in high school

As long as I have known Larry Brown, and that means all the way back to when he was coaching David Thompson in the ABA and I found them up in the stands at Madison Square Garden one Saturday night because he wanted David to experience the Garden, he has talked about coaching high school basketball someday before he quits coaching for good. (New York Daily News)

Audio: Preachin' Pistons podcast chats with Reggie Bullock

In this episode of "Prechin' Pistons", Vince Ellis chats with Detroit Pistons swingman Reggie Bullock, who speaks about the 2014 murder of his transgender sister, the LGBT community and discrimination, national anthem protests, his outlook for the upcoming season and more. (Detroit Free Press)

Roy Williams used Villanova game as motivation during sprints

Few losses come more painful than North Carolina’s loss in the National Championship Game on a last-second shot to Villanova. In fact, North Carolina forward Justin Jackson told ESPN’s Jeff Goodman that he has yet to watch a replay of the game. But that doesn’t mean Jackson’s been able to avoid the memory. (Carolina Blue)

Lucas: Kennedy Meeks Learns From Offseason

Kennedy Meeks realizes his top priority needs to be basketball. That was the core of the conversation he had with Roy Williams after his junior year, and Williams asked him to focus on three things in the offseason: being more explosive, being a better leader and prioritizing his activities to help him achieve his basketball goals. (

James Worthy delivers financial words of wisdom

More than 200 business professionals, elected officials and other members of the community had a lunch they will never forget on Wednesday, Sept. 14, as they enjoyed a meal with basketball legend and member of the Hall of Fame, James Worthy. “It’s imperative in our community that we teach our kids early. We have to teach them about living within your means,” Worthy said. (Winston-Salem Chronicle)

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Western Carolina: 61
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ACC Basketball Standings
Boston College1-08-3
(19) Florida State0-09-0
(7) North Carolina0-09-1
(6) Miami0-08-0
Virginia Tech0-08-1
(18) Notre Dame0-08-2
NC State0-08-2
(16) Virginia0-07-1
Wake Forest0-06-4
Georgia Tech0-04-4
(4) Duke0-111-1

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