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Marcus Paige Laughs After Hearing ESPN Ranked Roy Williams As The 16th Best Coach

In the college basketball offseason, there often isn’t a ton to write about – online publications (ourselves included) have to get creative in order to keep traffic consistent. Even the big players, like ESPN.com, will come out with list-type articles that attempt to rank teams, recruits, current players or even coaches. The Worldwide Leader released one such post over the last...
Via College Spun
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

After windmill, slimmed-down UNC sophomore Kennedy Meeks

Kennedy Meeks has lost 47 pounds since arriving at North Carolina last year, leaving him at 270 as he goes through summer workouts before his sophomore season. His teammates felt the effect Monday, when they avoided post-practice sprints because the 6-foot-9 Meeks had delivered on a boastful claim that he could convert a windmill dunk. “That’s a dunk I could never do,” Meeks...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Former UNC Football And Basketball Player Jesse Holley Says Rashad McCants Is “Still Our Brother”

It’s been a rough couple of weeks for former North Carolina guard Rashad McCants. After alleging that the university committed multiple academic violations during his time in Chapel Hill, McCants was blasted by several former Tar Heels on social media. The list of people sticking up for McCants has been short, but former UNC basketball and football player Jesse Holley — who played...
Via College Spun
2 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina Football 2014 Schedule Analysis

It’s been since 1997 that the Tar Heels did two things. It was the last time North Carolina finished a season ranked in the AP poll and it was...
Via Athlon Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rashad McCants Says He’s Getting $310M From UNC, NCAA

The Rashad McCants saga gets better by the day. The former UNC Tar Heels guard was a guest on on Mary Parker’s SiriusXM radio show along with former UNC learning specialist Mary Willingham.   McCants stated that he and Roy Williams had no relationship and that neither the school nor the NCAA had reached out to him about his comments regarding the academic scandal at the university...
Via BlackSportsOnline
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rashad McCants: $10M coming from UNC, $300M from NCAA

Rashad McCants was back on the radio Monday, elaborating on the North Carolina academic scandal and discussing any potential contact with the NCAA. On Friday, in an interview on Sirius/XM radio with Mark Packer, McCants said that he had no contact with the NCAA or UNC regarding his allegations of academic misconduct during his time as a player with the Tar Heels. "Not at all...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rashad McCants Says North Carolina, The NCAA Writing Him Checks For More Than $310 Million

It apparently pays to speak out.  Rashad McCants, who, over roughly the last month, has spoken out about his time at North Carolina, claiming the school and its basketball program allowed him to have a fraudulent academic experience, says he is going to get paid by the Tar Heels and the NCAA.  Rashad McCants says he has $310 million in checks coming his way from UNC and the NCAA...
Via College Spun
3 days ago  |  Discuss

P.J. Hairston Still A Part Of North Carolina Basketball Family, Playing Pickup With Tar Heels In Chapel Hill Today

P.J. Hairston was dismissed from the North Carolina basketball program in 2013 following a a high-profile investigation that placed the shooting guard’s eligibility at risk.  The 6-foot-5 sharpshooter apparently still remains a part of the Tar Heels’ basketball family, though.  Hairston was selected by the Charlotte Hornets in the first round of last week’s NBA Draft, allowing...
Via College Spun
9 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina Academic Scandal Growing Uglier by the Day

North Carolina could be in serious trouble soon in light of recent allegations from former Tar Heels forward Rashad McCants that he took fake class to stay eligible while at UNC. In an interview with ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” with Andy Kaz, McCants reiterated his accusations of tutors writing papers and players receiving high grades in classes where they were never required...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
10 days ago  |  Discuss

NCAA Reopens Investigation Of Academic Misconduct At UNC

Just weeks after former North Carolina Tar Heels guard Rashad McCants told ESPN’s Outside the Lines that he took several phony classes in order to remain eligible, the NCAA announced on Monday they are reopening their investigation of the university. “The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, was cited by the Division I Committee on Infractions in 2012 for violations...
Via Thacover2
10 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Draft: James Michael McAdoo Among Early Entrants Not Selected

  While nearly half of the 60 selections in the 2014 NBA Draft were early entrants, there were many left without a team at the end of the 2nd round on Thursday night. A handful will sign low-risk high-incentive summer league deals but most will be forced to hop the pond for a non-glamorous deal overseas. Those undrafted players included the following:   James Michael McAdoo (North...
Via Next Impulse Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Marcus Paige Supports Former Teammate: ‘I’m officially a Hornets fan! All day #FreePJ’

Over the past year and a half, P.J. Hairston’s basketball career has taken him from North Carolina to Texas to back to North Carolina. The shooting guard was dismissed from the Tar Heels’ program in 2013 following an arrest. Hairston spent the 2013-14 season playing for the Texas Legends of the NBA Developmental League. Tonight, the Charlotte Hornets selected the sharpshooter...
Via College Spun
14 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 NBA Draft: James Michael McAdoo Scouting Report

College: North Carolina Height: 6’9″ Weight: 228 Projected NBA Position: Power Forward 2013-14 College Statistics: 14.2 points, 6.8 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 1.3 steals, 0.9 blocks, 45.8% field goals. James Michael McAdoo has seen his name dip and rise without any kind of consistency, but still is expected to be drafted... The post 2014 NBA Draft: James Michael McAdoo Scouting Report...
Via Hoops-Nation
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Knicks Looking To Trade Up For P.J. Hairston

Phil Jackson needs a big shooting guard and is looking to pay his way into the first round of next weeks NBA Draft. According to the New York Post, the Knicks are interested in buying their way into the opportunity to select former Tar Heels star and D-League phenom P.J. Hairston between picks 20-30. When shooting guard P.J. Hairston agreed to work out for Knicks president Phil...
Via Thacover2
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Rashad McCants: I made Dean’s List at UNC without going to class

Former North Carolina basketball star Rashad McCants helped the Tar Heels win a national championship in 2005. Had he actually been required to go to class and not been allowed to take bogus courses, he may not have even been academically eligible that year. McCants, who has been playing in the NBA D-League since 2009, […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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