Posted October 12, 2012 on AP on Fox
It wouldn't have been ''Late Night with Roy'' at North Carolina without Roy Williams - and the Hall of Fame coach sure looked thrilled to be back. The Tar Heels opened preseason practice Friday night with their annual evening of silliness and scrimmaging. For Williams, the event became extra special because of his recent cancer scare. In his first public appearance on the Smith Center sideline since his scare, Williams received three distinct, extended standing ovations from the crowd. The coach repeatedly waved in appreciation, then attempted to deflect the attention toward his players. Doctors discovered tumors on both of the 62-year-old's kidneys last month. He says 24 days passed before it was ultimately discovered that both growths were benign.

North Carolina freshman basketball players dress up as ballerinas during Midnight Madness (Picture)

Last night was the glorious night better known as Midnight Madness where numerous division one college basketball teams across the United States held fan events to pump support for the upcoming season. In North Carolina, the Tar Heels decided to do a little bit of freshman hazing by making Joel James, Marcus Paige, Brice Johnson, and J.P Takato wear tutus and ballet outfits: ...

UNC's Williams ready to move on after cancer scare

North Carolina coach Roy Williams says he's eager to coach this year's team after his recent cancer scare and that he hopes to continue another six to 10 years. Speaking at the team's preseason media day Thursday, Williams described a ''whirlwind 24 days'' between the time doctors discovered tumors on both his kidneys and when they determined the growths...

Butch Davis Understands...He Really Does...

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Veterans Talk Freshmen

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – North Carolina’s four-man freshman class is not permitted to talk to the media until its members play in their first game, but the returning Tar Heels offered plenty of opinions on their rookie counterparts during media day on Thursday.

Late Night Photo Gallery

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. --- The Tar Heels opened their 2012-13 season on Friday with 'Late Night with Roy.' Inside Carolina's Jim Hawkins was there to photograph the evening's skits and scrimmage ...

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