Originally written on isportsweb.com  |  Last updated 10/7/12
As I watch Sunday Night Football I am trying to catch up with some things dealing with UNC basketball that have gone on in the last week or so which I did not touch upon on this blog. First off, while the hoopla in college basketball continues to be what UK head coach John Calipari keeps doing when it comes to recruiting “one and done’s”, UNC basketball has some news about a player as well. Head coach Roy Williams can say that he has an All American on his roster this season, as James McAdoo made it to the the Sporting News preseason AA first squad. But the best news that coach Williams can give the fan base is that he does not have cancer, as a biopsy revealed that the tumor in his left kidney is also benign.“The result of the biopsy of the tumor on the left side is great news for Coach Williams and his family,” said Dr. Eric Wallen, professor of urology at UNC. “He is recovering very well and we will continue to follow his progress. In the meantime, he can return to his normal schedule, including the team’s first practice on October 13th.”For those that do not remember coach Williams had a tumor removed from his right kidney a short time back. Once it was found that it was benign the doctors had decided that they would do a biopsy to see what the other one in the left kidney was. This was done last Wednesday and a few days later the results came back that it was an oncocytoma (pronounced ON-ko-sigh-TOE-muh), a non-cancerous kidney tumor.That North Carolina has an All American is a great thing, that coach Williams does not have cancer it’s a lot better! There is, in my mind at least, some things that go far beyond the court and this is certainly one of them. Having read some of the UNC basketball web boards where a percentage of the fans are complaining about how the Tar Heel staff have lost out on some of the top recruits of late I say “shame on all of you!” Let’s be thankful that our head coach is doing well, and let’s not worry too much about the recruiting trail, since Williams has been in Chapel Hill the program has always gotten theirs when it comes to five star/McDonald’s All-Americans.In the end I sometimes wish that the fans would worry more about what North Carolina truly is, a storied program that took decades upon decades to build and keep at the highest of levels, and not panic each time a recruiting class is not as high as they want it to be. Unfortunately that statement is a lot easier to type than to let portion of the fan base believe… trust me I have tried!As usual more information about North Carolina basketball and/or football, teams and players, present and past, make sure to check back often on isportsweb!
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Steel workers on Kings arena wrote ‘Go Warriors’ on materials

Report: Cavs could put Love on trading block within next year

Red Sox GM: 'Time to think about' team being sellers

Cardinals fire scouting director in hacking scandal fallout

Report: Lakers to get second meeting with LaMarcus Aldridge

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Antonio Gates suspended four games for violating drug policy

Tim Duncan officially returning to Spurs for another season

Rolando McClain suspended four games for substance abuse

Jets' Richardson suspended four games for violating drug policy

Report: Aldridge not impressed with Lakers' branding pitch

Toronto column after trade details Kessel's love of hot dogs

Report: Mavericks Sign Wes Matthews to Four-Year Contract

Dwyane Wade celebrates contract with tea, painted toenails

Coach K at fan town hall: 'I have no thoughts on retiring'

Carroll doesn’t just bring skill to Toronto; he brings relevance

Carroll doesn’t just bring skill to Toronto; he brings relevance

Lakers and Knicks: Piece by piece with no shortcuts

Bubba Watson to paint over Confederate flag on General Lee

Brewery offers Aldridge free beer for life if he stays a Blazer

P. Diddy avoids felony charges in incident at UCLA

Day 1 of Greenbrier Classic nets golf fans $192,400

Mike Scioscia took down Mike Trout’s Nerf basketball hoop

What the Greg Monroe signing means for the Bucks

College Basketball News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Solo, Rapinoe among USWNT stars up for World Cup awards

LBS on Sports Jeopardy! Here's how how it went

College football's 35 most patriotic helmets

A brief history of non-star All-Stars

With Love retained, the Cavs can take care of LeBron

Grading the deal: Davis commits to Pelicans

Obama Administration: Change name if Redskins move to D.C.

Deciding what the All-Star Game means

Odell Beckham Jr. offered professional baseball contract

Orioles keep finding a way to win

Lloyd sends USWNT to World Cup final

Selecting the 2015 AL All-Stars

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.