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The PJ Hairston saga for the North Carolina Tar Heels may be about to really heat up. The Big Lead is reporting that the NCAA is investigating the relationship between Hairston and an agent named Rodney Blackstock.
According to a source, an NCAA investigator reportedly met with a University of North Carolina compliance officer this week regarding the relationship between the Tar Heels’ returning leading scorer and Blackstock,
If Blackstock’s name sounds familiar, it because he’s the same agent that reportedly paid the AAU coach of Kansas guard Ben McLemore thousands of dollars to try to sway McLemore to their agency when he turned pro.
Hairston and Blackstock are both from Greensboro, and have known each other for a few years now.
The question now is, was Blackstock the man who rented the SUV for Hairston. The NCAA definitely is going to ask.
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UNC fans celebrated when 6-5 star guard PJ Hairston opted to return to school for his junior season. But his offseason got off to an unfavorable start when he was arrested on drug charges and for driving without a license. At first it just appeared to be a case of a college kid getting busted for having a little bit of weed, and it wouldn't be that big of deal. Later, it escalated...
It’s the salute seen ’round the world. The Big Lead is reporting that the NCAA is opening an investigation into the relationship between North Carolina’s P.J. Hairston and NBA agent Rodney Blackstock.
It appears the duo’s affiliation goes back some time.
From The Big Lead:
Blackstock was in Hawaii when the Tar Heels traveled there in November 2012 for the Maui Invitational...
After No. 1 overall seed North Carolina (59-12) saw its season end with a 4-1 loss to UCLA on Friday night, it was perhaps the UCLA (47-17) head coach John Savage quote that summed up the Tar Heels year the best:Whenever you win that many games, you dont lose a lot, Savage said.Its a bit of a Yogi Berra-ism, yes. But the Tar Heels didnt lose a lot. And when they did, they didnt go...
OMAHA, Neb. -- North Carolina's Hobbs Johnson combined with Chris McCue on a five-hitter, and the Tar Heels stayed alive in the College World Series with a 7-0 victory over North Carolina State on Thursday night.
Michael Russell drove in three runs for the No. 1-seeded Tar Heels (59-11), the first on a sacrifice fly that resulted in a close play at the plate to open the scoring...
The North Carolina Tar Heels have added another player to their football class of 2014 today. Malik Carney is a 6-foot-2, 208 lb linebacker from Alexandria, Virginia that is rated as a 2-star by Rivals.com, and has committed to the Tar Heels, according to InsideCarolina.
Sources report to IC that Malik Carney has committed to #UNC. Carney is a 6-foot-2, 208-pound LB from Virginia...
UCLA pitching dominated North Carolina and held the Tar Heels to seven hits in a 4-1 win. Grant Watson, James Kaprielian, Zack Weiss and David Berg simply dominated a North Carolina team that had averaged 5.1 runs per game and were hitting .300 over there first 10 NCAA tournament games.North Carolina would not get a runner past second base until the ninth-inning and finished their...
Hobbs Johnson didn't feel any pressure when he learned shortly before game time he'd be matched up against North Carolina State ace Carlos Rodon.
The unassuming Johnson went out and did his thing, which was more than good enough to keep No. 1-seeded North Carolina alive in the College World Series on Thursday night.
Johnson turned in the longest outing of his career while...
The North Carolina Tar Heels beat the North Carolina State Wolfpack in an elimination game to move on in the 2013 College World Series.After scoring single runs in the fourth and fifth inning, North Carolina added four runs in the eighth and another in the top of the ninth to beat the NC State 7-0.After Colin Moran that off the fourth inning with a base hit, Brian Holberton bunted...
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — North Carolina's Hobbs Johnson combined with Chris McCue on a five-hitter, and the Tar Heels stayed alive in the College World Series with a 7-0 victory over North Carolina State on Thursday night.
OMAHA, Neb. – If North Carolina’s remarkable 2013 season had to come to an end short of the national championship, it was only fitting that the Tar Heels went down pushing the nation’s top closer to the limit.
OMAHA, Neb. - North Carolina's Hobbs Johnson combined with Chris McCue on a five-hitter, and the Tar Heels stayed alive in the College World Series with a 7-0 victory over North Carolina State on Thursday night.