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Danny Lotz: God’s Gladiator

Danny and Anne were married for forty-nine years. At the age of fifty Danny developed a severe case of Adult 1 diabetes. For over ten years following his retirement from dentistry he fought the Dans award dayravages of the disease, earning him the beloved nickname, God’s Gladiator. He lost the sight in one eye and the hearing in one ear. (Anne Graham Lotz)

Danny Lotz, former UNC basketball star, dies

Former UNC basketball star Danny Lotz has died after being found unresponsive in his backyard pool Monday afternoon. Lotz was also the husband of Anne Graham Lotz, evangelist Billy Graham's daughter. In a statement, REX UNC Health Care said Lotz passed away Wednesday at 11:46 a.m. surrounded by his family. Danny Lotz was a member of the 1957 Tar Heel basketball National Championship team. (ABC 11)

Tar Heels To Open ACC Basketball Play On Dec. 30

The University of North Carolina men’s basketball team will open the 2015-16 Atlantic Coast Conference schedule on December 30th when the Tar Heels play host to Clemson at the Dean E. Smith Center. Game time is 7 p.m. and the game will be televised on ESPN2. This will be Carolina’s first ACC game in December since beating Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va., on December 19, 2004. (

Vince Carter returns to Daytona for reunion of '95 high school state champs

Twenty years could have been 20 minutes judging by the laughter coming from the table full of former Daytona Beach Mainland High basketball players. Vince Carter was at the head of the table. The Memphis Grizzlies player was 18 years old the last time they all were together. Now he's 38 and preparing to begin his 18th season in the NBA. (Orlando Sentinel)

North Carolina-UCLA tipoff time set for CBS Classic

UNC will take on the UCLA Bruins in the CBS Sports Classic as it shifts to the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn. Tuesday the official time for the game was set for 1 p.m. ET, meaning it will be the first game in the showcase. Kentucky and Ohio State will follow it up in the second game of the double-header which will start close to 40 minutes after UNC-UCLA. (Keeping It Heel)

Justin Coleman Earns Basketball Scholarship

Roy Williams called Justin Coleman, who was a walk-on for the Tar Heels that appeared in 10 games in 2014-15, and told the Raleigh native he has a full scholarship for his final year in Chapel Hill. Coming out of Raleigh (N.C.) Broughton, Coleman received several Division II scholarship offers, but felt a tug to attend North Carolina, his dream school. (Inside Carolina)

Basketball walk-on Justin Coleman earns scholarship

Former UNC basketball walk-on Justin Coleman has earned a scholarship for the 2015-2016 season. The 6-foot-2, 180-pound guard from Raleigh is entering his second season with the team after earning a spot on the roster as a junior. Coleman played sparingly in 2014-2015, mostly in mop-up duty. (Carolina Blue)

Refusing to Argue With Stupidity

The fact that the N&O editorial board has resorted to throwing the kitchen sink at the UNC scandal in hopes that by throwing around inflammatory terms like “sexism” they may just catch the eye of some national hot-take artist. That or their target audience is literally PackPride. Either way it’s truly a recklessness that reeks of desperation. (Tar Heel Depot)

Danny Lotz, member of 1957 title team, in ICU after found in pool

Emergency workers went to a drowning call at the north Raleigh home owned by the daughter of evangelist Billy Graham. A post on Anne Graham Lotz's Facebook page said that her husband, Danny Lotz, was found unresponsive in their pool around 3:45 p.m on Monday. He was taken to the ICU.Danny Lotz was a member of the 1957 Tar Heel basketball National Championship team. (ABC 11)

Players' jerseys still on sale at UNC, but policy may change next year

Marcus Paige’s No. 5 Carolina Blue basketball jerseys have flown off retailers’ shelves the last two years, but next year, jersey selection may be limited. Several Division I universities adopted new jersey sale policies this summer. This comes a year after a California district judge ruled that NCAA athletes have a right to earn money from the use of their likenesses and names in television and video games. (Daily Tar Heel)

Consider UNC woes in broader context

As as happened with many schools boasting high-profile sports teams, UNC has landed under the spotlight for misconduct. Some faculty were offering dubious classes and some athletes — along with a lot of other students — were taking advantage. Despite some outrageous claims from disgruntled former basketball player Rashad McCants, the evidence has generally cleared the marqee sports programs and pointed to issues elsewhere. (The Robesonian)

UNC players in 2016 NBA mock drafts has released their 2016 NBA Mock draft and many Tar Heels made the list. 23. Justin Jackson: The sophomore is expected to have a big 2015-2016 season after averaging 10.7 point and 3.7 rebounds as a freshman. Jackson was a full-time starter in his first season at UNC and should play an even bigger role this season. (Carolina Blue)

Former UNC walk-on James Daye keeps going on basketball court

James Daye has always a passion for basketball — and it still exists. Daye, 51, was selected to play with ex-NBA and ex-European professionals to compete for the U.S. entry in the 50-plus division in the FIMBA (International Maxibasketball Federation) World Championships that begin Thursday. (Burlington Times-News)

Lucas: Alumni Game Brings Back Memories

The recent announcement that a group of Carolina basketball alumni will travel to Lexington to take on a team of Kentucky alums is not the first matchup between alums of two of the nation's most prestigious programs. In fact, the first such game involving the Tar Heels took place nearly 30 years ago, when UCLA put together a UCLA-Carolina battle at Pauley Pavilion on June 28, 1987. (

Vince Carter working hard to keep up with the kids

Vince Carter spent Tuesday morning shuffling around the Mainland High Gym trying to keep up with the youngsters who packed the house for his annual camp. “We've got 150 kids,” Carter said, smiling. “We've got kids all over the gym, and that's a lot of kids ... But that's the problem we wanted.” (Daytona Beach News-Journal)

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Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 90
Boston College: 82
Sat, Jan 21 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Virginia Tech
Thu, Jan 26 8:00 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC @ Miami
Sat, Jan 28 1:00 ET CBS Tickets

UNC vs. Pittsburgh
Tue, Jan 31 7:00 ET ESPN2 Tickets

Full Basketball Schedule

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ACC Basketball Scoreboard
#12 UVA0
at #14 Notre Dame0
Tuesday 8:00 PM
Perrantes 11.7 ppg, 3.9 apg; Colson 15.4 ppg, 1.9 apg;
#13 Louisville0
at Pitt0
Tuesday 7:00 PM
Mitchell 13.4 ppg, 2.5 apg; Artis 22.0 ppg, 3.3 apg;
Wake Forest0
at Syracuse0
Tuesday 8:00 PM
Collins 16.6 ppg, 0.4 apg; White III 15.8 ppg, 1.4 apg;
Scores provided by a third-party and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Basketball Standings
(9) North Carolina6-118-3
(6) Florida State6-118-2
(14) Notre Dame6-117-3
(12) Virginia5-215-3
(13) Louisville4-316-4
Virginia Tech4-315-4
(17) Duke3-415-5
Wake Forest3-412-7
Georgia Tech3-411-8
NC State3-514-7
Boston College2-59-11

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