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Video: Rashad McCants Stands By His Words in ESPN Interview

Former college basketball star Rashad McCants answers criticism about his allegations of academic fraud while he was a student-athlete at the University of North Carolina. (

Rashad McCants asks his former teammates: 'Show your transcripts'

Rashad McCants reiterated his position that he took "paper classes" in 2004-05 that only required him to hand in one paper at the end of the semester. In some cases, McCants claims, tutors were the ones who wrote those papers for him and some of his teammates. McCants was questioned as to why no one else on the 2004-05 UNC team has supported his claims. His response: "Show your transcripts." (CBS Sports)

Roy Williams and Rashad McCants: A credibility mismatch

In a credibility match-up that pits Roy Williams against Rashad McCants, it would be prudent to stack your coins in the corner with the head basketball coach at the University of North Carolina, and not with his former player. Inexplicably, some media outlets, including ESPN and a state newspaper whose quest for a Pulitzer is as plain as black and white, have chosen to ignore McCants’ history and awarded him credibility that he hasn’t earned. (The Robesonian)

Nate Britt's high school coach optimistic about right-handed shooting

UNC point guard Nate Britt made headlines last week when it was revealed he has been practicing shooting with his right hand this offseason. While switching hands from one season to the next seems like a drastic change, his former high school coach doesn't think it will be that hard an adjustment for Britt. “Up through middle school, he shot the ball with both hands,” Steve Turner told (CBS Sports)

Kenny Smith Blasts Rashad McCants for Cheating Claim

Add TNT’s Kenny Smith to the list of former UNC players putting Rashad McCants on full blast for his recent claim that he took sham classes to remain academically eligible during the Tar Heels’ 2004-2005 national championship season. Smith told Dan Patrick that believes that neither Tar Heels head coach Roy Williams nor UNC’s administration had anything to do with McCants’ purportedly sham grades. (Lost Lettermen)

Michael Jordan, Hornets create teacher fund

Basketball legend Michael Jordan underscored his newly renamed team’s philanthropic commitment to Charlotte on Monday by launching a Charlotte Hornets Teacher Innovation Fund that will provide money for teachers to try new classroom strategies. The Hornets are kicking off the fund with a $250,000 grant, including dollars provided by Lowe’s and Fox Sports Carolinas/SportsSouth. (Charlotte Observer)

Statement From Bubba Cunningham

Since Friday, there have been conversations inside and outside the Carolina Community about Roy Williams and Carolina Basketball. I am proud to see the outpouring of support from former players and the basketball community at large, which reinforces the respect, integrity and care of student athletes that Coach Williams has shown throughout his career. (

Art’s Angle: What Has Changed?

Rashad McCants’ sweeping allegations are hard to believe. Tar Heels under Dean Smith and Roy Williams had their own academic advisor and tutors, from the beloved Burgess McSwain, to Wayne Walden, to academic advisor Jenn Townsend. The only explanation I can muster is that there was a lapse during Matt Doherty’s three seasons running the program from 2000-2003. (

Q&A with Ty Lawson

For Ty Lawson, the headlines are just background noise. If it were up to him, the only news he’d be making right now is on the court. “I’m sick right now, sitting at home and watching these games,” says Lawson. “I enjoy the Playoff atmosphere, and like to get there for the fans, too.” Though the Denver Nuggets failed to make the Playoffs, the shifty six-footer can’t be blamed. (SLAM Online)

NBA Draft Profile: P.J. Hairston

Assuming he sufficiently answers questions about his college transgressions, P.J. Hairston’s draft range should be anywhere from the mid-to-late teens to the end of the first round, depending on how he fares in pre-draft workouts. His shot-making ability is undeniable and as a natural scorer with a pure shooting stroke, there’s certainly a place for him in a team’s rotation from the outset of his NBA career. (CSN Chicago)

Is the time right for Brandan Wright to ascend to another level?

Although he saw limited action for the Dallas Mavericks during their first-round playoff series against the Western Conference champion San Antonio Spurs, big man Brandan Wright still managed to show glimpses of budding stardom this season. (Dallas Mavericks)

Duke-UNC Sports Rivalry Joins "Art Fore Golf" Exhibit in Pinehurst

The “Art Fore Golf” exhibit added two new additions to a series of custom-designed painted golf ball statues that will be on display in the Village of Pinehurst through the month of June. This unique art exhibit anchors an exciting fundraising project for local, regional and national charities while celebrating the rich history and traditions that are the true foundation for the Village of Pinehurst. (Southern Pines Pilot)

Jay Bilas: “I Believe Roy Williams”

ESPN analyst Jay Bilas says he believes Roy Williams’ accounts that refute his knowledge of Rashad McCants getting help to remain eligible while at UNC. “I find him to be credible, and I believed what he was saying,” Bilas says. (

Rockets tanked in 1984 or else Michael Jordan would have been a Sixer

It wasn’t even subtle. In the run-up to the 1984 NBA draft, it looked all but certain that Philadelphia would wind up with one of the Top 2 picks, and in all likelihood that would have meant Michael Jordan would have conducted his dazzling career as a Sixer, not as a member of the Bulls. (Sporting News)

Kendall Marshall Posts Photo Of Himself Decked Out In Carolina Blue

Now, we’ve got an Instagram photo that Kendall Marshall posted to his page. It’s clear that he wants everyone to know that he’s still proud to wear Carolina blue. (College Spun)

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