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Jason Capel is a Name to Watch for Pitt Basketball Assistant Job
Who will Jeff Capel hire to be his assistant coaches at Pitt? Few names have been mentioned, but Jason Capel, Jeff's younger brother, is someone who could become a Panthers assistant. Capel, 38, is a former player at UNC and former head coach at Appalachian State (2010-14), where he went 53-70. Since then, Capel has worked as a sports broadcaster.
Mitch Kupchak hopes to make Hornets winners with Michael Jordan’s help
Mitch Kupchak is confident Michael Jordan’s Hornets will become an NBA playoff team again soon, possibly even next season. But just how he intends to help Charlotte get there remains unclear — for now. The Hornets new general manager and president of basketball operations said during his introductory news conference Tuesday this is a job he coveted.
How much interest is Jalek Felton getting from South Carolina?
One of the top prospects available on the college basketball transfer market this spring is former North Carolina point guard Jalek Felton. The Mullins native and graduate of Gray Collegiate in Columbia is living in Charlotte, working out with his grandfather Raymond Felton Sr. and weighing his options with his family. South Carolina appears to be in a pretty good situation.
Video: Fans celebrate the life of Woody Durham
For a final time, people came out to hear The Voice. For Tar Heel fans, there is only one man referred to by that name, and that is Woody Durham. The iconic broadcaster passed away last month. On Sunday, his family, friends, colleagues and legions of fans turned out for a special celebration of his life. All the fans had their favorite Woody Durham story.
North Carolina, UNCW Schedule 3-Game Basketball Series
On Dec. 5, the North Carolina men’s basketball team will host UNCW in the first game of a 2-for-1 series between the two schools. The Seahawks will then host the Tar Heels in 2019 while the teams will meet in Chapel Hill again in 2020. UNCW coach C.B. McGrath and North Carolina coach Roy Williams have talked about the two teams playing at length.
North Carolina top 5 in way-too-early AP college basketball rankings
The Associated Press released its way-too-early 2018-19 college basketball rankings on Sunday and ranks North Carolina fifth, despite losing key seniors Joel Berry and Theo Pinson. North Carolina is behind Kentucky, Villanova, Duke and Kansas in the rankings. North Carolina-Duke games are always fun, and 2019 will be no exception.
ACC Announces Conference Basketball Matchups for 2018-19 Season
The ACC announced Tuesday the 18 conference matchups for each of its 15 men’s basketball teams for the 2018-19 season (UNC schedule
). The matchups designate the 18-game home and away opponents for the upcoming season. Specific dates and times for each game will be announced later this summer after the ACC’s league schedule matrix is finalized.
2018 ACC Barnstorming Tour Stops In Greensboro
Some stars of the ACC were at Southeast Guilford High School Monday for the start of the 2018 ACC Barnstorming Tour. The Tour features ACC players in an exhibition basketball game against local high school stars. This year, the ACC roster in Greensboro included Joel Berry II, Theo Pinson, Mitchell Wilbekin, Sam Hunt, Lennard Freeman and Grayson Allen.
They came to remember Woody
They came to remember Woody on Sunday at Carmichael Arena, in the place where decades ago the North Carolina students would chant his name until he acknowledged the crowd. This was the building where Woody Durham, the longtime radio voice of the North Carolina football and basketball teams, put words to some of Dean Smith’s best teams.
Durham Remembered: ‘We Listened to Woody’
A crowd gathered into Carmichael Arena on Sunday for a memorial for the late Woody Durham. The legendary broadcaster who served as the Voice of the Tar Heels for 40 years passed away in early March due to complications with a neurocognitive disorder. Jones Angell succeeded Durham in the broadcast booth and opened Sunday’s ceremony.
Touching Tributes Remember and Honor The Voice of the Tar Heels
Whether it was during the impersonations of his famous calls, the personal tributes from numerous speakers, or the rendition of the James Taylor's "Carolina On My Mind," the goosebumps - or 'cold shivers' as Roy Williams calls them - were aplenty at the memorial service for longtime 'Voice of the Tar Heels' Woody Durham on Sunday in Chapel Hill.
Days with Woody: Favorite memories from the Tar Heel Sports Network
It was great Sunday to see so many of the folks who worked alongside Woody Durham through the years on the Tar Heel Sports Network. The late Bob Quincy was the first, followed by Charlie Justice, the football legend who also left us too soon. Choo Choo teamed with Woody in football at a time my boss and mentor Jim Heavner joined the airwaves in basketball.
Don't forget about UNC's 2016 run, even if others do
Sure, Villanova's shot to beat North Carolina will be played in March Madness promos forever and the game will be remembered as one of the greatest in finals history. But the team that lost won’t be remembered for the savvy seniors or the deep bench or the All-Americans. And that’s too bad. Because, man, that 2016 Tar Heels squad was something.
A Very Early College Basketball Top 25 for 2018-19
7. North Carolina: While the loss of backcourt mates Joel Berry II and Theo Pinson leaves a big hole, Roy Williams reloads with a top 10-ranked recruiting class. Nassir Little and Coby White should help offset the losses, and they join an established corps of returners. Luke Maye emerged as a superstar in 2017-18. He could be a national Player of the Year candidate.
Chansky’s Notebook: Woody Durham Stole The Show
All they had to do was play the video. A fantastic celebration of life was held for Woody Durham Sunday in Carmichael, one of the venues where the Voice of the Tar Heels called North Carolina games from 1971 through 2011 – 40 years on the nose. But, as only Woody Durham could do it, he still upstaged every speaker and thrilled the people in attendance.