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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
UNC players in 2016 NBA mock drafts
DraftExpress.com 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.
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.
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.”
Raymond Felton clears up gun case
Dallas Mavericks point guard Raymond Felton knocked off 500 hours of community service to put an end to his odd gun case that seemed to start with a bitter divorce. Felton plead guilty last year to a felony gun charge after his estranged wife turned in his gun to NYPD. The semi-automatic weapon had an illegal 20-round extended magazine. .
James Harden spends time with Ty Lawson, says PG 'focused' after rehab
James Harden recently spent some time with new teammate Ty Lawson and came away convinced that the point guard, who has completed a court-mandated stay in rehab, will be an asset for the Houston Rockets. Harden, who is close with Lawson, told the Houston Chronicle that he "spent some time together" with Lawson "these last couple weeks" and he's "not at all" worried that the former Denver Nuggets guard's career will be derailed again due to his struggles with alcohol.