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Roy Williams Says He Expects All Of His Underclassmen To Return To UNC Next Season

North Carolina’s men’s basketball program has a couple of players – junior forward Brice Johnson, junior forward J.P. Tokoto and junior guard Marcus Paige – who could, potentially, leave school early for the NBA.  Roy Williams doesn’t expect that to happen, though.  On his radio show Monday night, the Tar Heels’ coach says he expects all of his underclassmen to be in...
Via College Spun
1 day ago  |  Discuss

5-Star SF Admits He Likely Would Have Committed To UNC Already If Not For NCAA Sanction Questions

The uncertainty regarding the NCAA’s investigation into North Carolina’s men’s basketball program has prevented the Tar Heels from gaining a five-star commitment.  Brandon Ingram, a five-star small forward in the 2015 class, admitted Monday he probably would have committed to UNC in the fall if not for the NCAA questions.  Last June, the NCAA announced it was reopening its...
Via College Spun
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Roy Williams Gave a Damn Good Press Conference Following Wisconsin Loss

Roy Williams’ North Carolina team was never considered heavy national title contenders this season but the very talented and athletic group definitely proved they can play with just about anyone, including No. 1 seed Wisconsin. The Tar Heels appeared headed toward a potential Sweet 16 upset when they led the Badgers by seven points in Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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Former UNC Players Think The Tar Heels Gave The Game Away Against Wisconsin Thursday Night

The North Carolina men’s basketball team’s season came to an end Thursday night, as the No. 4-seeded Tar Heels fell to No. 1 seed Wisconsin in the Sweet 16, 79-72.  Roy Williams’ squad should have advanced, though, according to some of his former players.  UNC led, 53-46, with 10:30 remaining in the second half. Wisconsin proceeded to go on a 19-7 run that ultimately allowed...
Via College Spun
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Dean Smith Left $200 For Each North Carolina Letter Winner

Former North Carolina coach Dean Smith died last month at the age of 83. For many, it meant that they were only going to be left with their memories of Smith. However this week, many of Smith’s greatest players began to receive interesting letters from Smith’s trust. In each letter was a check for $200 which Smith said was to “enjoy a dinner out compliments of Coach Dean Smith...
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Dean Smith Leaves $200 for "Dinner Out" for Each of his Players

Legendary North Carolina coach Dean Smith was renowned for his relationship with everyone who played for him during his 36 years with the Tar Heels...
Via Athlon Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Late Dean Smith leaves $200 to each of his former players

Dean Smith, who passed away on Feb. 7, apparently left $200 for each player he coached at North Carolina from 1961-1997. The letter below was allegedly sent to former North Carolina guard Dante Calabria, was on the Tar Heels' 1993 National Championship team, and found its way to Twitter on Thursday afternoon. The letter says: As you are aware Coach Dean Smith passed away on February...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Last hurrah for Tar Heels?

Officially, it will be an NCAA tournament West Regional semifinal match up against No. 1 seed Wisconsin. Familiar and comfortable territory for the North Carolina Tar Heels, who are the third in all time victories–trailing only Kentucky and Kansas–whose pedigree…Read more →
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: UNC Legend James Worthy Had Breakfast With The Tar Heels This Morning

North Carolina’s men’s basketball team is hours away from playing for a spot in the Elite Eight. The No. 4-seeded Tar Heels are set to face No. 1 seed Wisconsin in the Sweet 16 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.  In preparation for their bout against the Badgers, Roy Williams’ squad had breakfast with one of their program’s all-time greatest players.  The Tar Heels met with...
Via College Spun
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Update On Playing Status For UNC’s Kennedy Meeks For Sweet 16

Kennedy Meeks injured his knee during last weekend’s game against Arkansas. While there’s no official word yet whether Meeks will suit up for the Tar Heels tonight against Wisconsin, the signs certainly look positive. Roy Williams indicated that if there’s any pain or sweeling, the sophomore who’s averaging over 11 ppg, won’t suit up. According […] The post Update On...
Via Diehardsport
5 days ago  |  Discuss

UNC Gets Exclusive Air Jordan XX9s For The Sweet 16

First Look !!! New #sweet16 @jumpman23 for @uncbb #goheels A photo posted by JD Lyon (@tarheelphoto) on Mar 25, 2015 at 12:01pm PDT The UNC Tar Heels are headed to the Sweet 16 and it looks like Jordan Brand is pretty excited about it. The brand issued an exclusive colorway of the Air Jordan XX9 Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina Tar Heels 2015 Spring Football Preview

This spring marks Year 4 of the Larry Fedora era at North Carolina and unfortunately, things have been trending in the wrong direction for the Tar...
Via Athlon Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Roy Williams Gets Involved In UNC Locker Room Dance Party Following Win Over Arkansas

The North Carolina Tar Heels are off to the Sweet 16 after an impressive victory over Arkansas, and it’s safe to assume that head coach Roy Williams is pumped up. In case you aren’t convinced, check out the below video, released by UNC after the contest. Williams joined the team’s dance party following the win, and screamed loudly in celebration with his players. He also debuted...
Via College Spun
9 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina Twitter Has Epic Tweet After Escaping vs Harvard

North Carolina basketball breathed a huge sigh of relief after just escaping against Harvard in the first-round of the NCAA Tournament. Whew. — UNC Tar Heels (@GoHeels) March 20, 2015 The post North Carolina Twitter Has Epic Tweet After Escaping vs Harvard appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
11 days ago  |  Discuss

UNC Has Major Roy Williams Blunder In Their Program

The UNC Tar Heels will take on Harvard at 7:20 on TNT tonight. Will the Tar Heels be coached by someone other than Roy Williams tonight? According to this program, it appears Williams has been replaced by his assistant Steve Robinson: "Slightly better focus" on this shot of Asst. Coach Roy — Ken Medlin (@kenmedlin) March […] The post UNC Has Major...
Via Diehardsport
12 days ago  |  Discuss

UNC’s Brice Johnson Leaps Into Crowd, Demolishes Duke AD Kevin White

Duke was not even playing North Carolina in the ACC Tournament on Friday night but the two heated rivals shad an unexpected battle. Well, it wasn’t so much a battle but instead a blistering takedown of Duke athletics director Kevin White by UNC’s Brice Johnson. After leaping into the front row behind the basket, Johnson Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: North Carolina's Isaiah Hicks With the Sweet Dunk Against Duke

If there is one thing you can count on year in and year out in college basketball it is that every time the Duke Blue Devils and North Carolina Tar Heels take the court it is going to be a heck of a game. Saturday's edition of the rivalry was no different. North Carolina took a two point lead in to the half, but the Tar Heels were not able to hold off the Duke onslaught down the...
Via FatManWriting
23 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina State Fans Chanting "Our State" at the Bell Tower After Big Win Over Tar Heels

North Carolina State is not ranked like their in-state rivals, North Carolina, but they are certainly a scrappy team. They proved that Tuesday night  by taking down their in-state rivals the Tar Heels, 58-46. Beating a rival is always a big deal, but this one is going to help make a good case for the Wolf Pack to make the Big Dance--and the fans know it.So after the win some of...
Via FatManWriting
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

North Carolina Runs Four Corners to Honor Dean Smith

In North Carolina’s first home game since the passing of legendary coach Dean Smith, the Tar Heels ran a fitting tribute to the man whose name...
Via Athlon Sports
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Asis Durr on hand for Louisville win over Tar Heels

Post from: The friendly face in the crowd of 13,115 at the UofL-North Carolina women’s basketball game Sunday belongs to Asia Durr, the No. 1 guard in the 2015 recruit class, who has committed to play for Jeff Walz at the University of Louisville next season. Just over her shoulder is Tajah Cole, another UofL signee. Durr, who hailed from St. Pius in Atlanta, recently scored...
Via Louisville Card Game
February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Michael Jordan releases statement on passing of Dean Smith

Former North Carolina coach Dean Smith was one of the most accomplished individuals in college basketball history, and he was perhaps best known for coaching arguably the greatest basketball player of all time. Michael Jordan became a household name when he played for the Tar Heels under Smith. Jordan made the game-winning shot in the...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 08, 2015  |  Discuss

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