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Marvin Williams posterizes McAdoo in UNC pickup game

There are a couple college basketball programs that feature summer pickup games that are more exciting to watch than the regular or postseason contests.  Kentucky, Kansas, Duke, North Carolina—programs that have a high amount of talent that’s moved on to the NBA. The professional players come back to campus during the offseason to work out with their college trainers and practice...
Via College Spun
3 days ago  |  Discuss

This Short UNC Basketball Hype Video Will Get Tar Heels Fans Ready For 2014

It’s undeniable that North Carolina basketball had a weird 2013-2014 season. Early in the year, the Tar Heels seemingly traded huge wins over top-ranked programs for head-scratching losses to inferior opponents. They eventually put it together, ripping off 11 straight ACC wins between January and March. But in the end, UNC bowed out in its second game of the NCAA Tournament, falling...
Via College Spun
3 days ago  |  Discuss

UNC football player tweets pic of empty cupboard at NCAA

One of the arguments that college athletes have been making when they demand compensation from the NCAA is that they will sometimes go to bed hungry. We’ve heard former UConn guard Shabazz Napier discuss this, and now, North Carolina wide receiver Jordan Fieulleteau has taken it a step further, tweeting a picture of his cupboard at the NCAA that he has since deleted. In the picture...
Via College Spun
4 days ago  |  Discuss

49ers & 3 Other Teams Interested In Supplemental Draft Prospect LB Darius Lipford

  ESPN’s Adam Caplan reports that three NFL teams have expressed interest in supplemental draft prospect LB Darius Lipford. Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee reported last week that the 49ers hosted Kipford for a workout. This year’s Supplemental Draft concluded without any of the four eligible players being selected. SMU RB Traylon Shead, Virginia University of...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Marquise Williams relishes the competition for UNC's starting QB job

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The questions about UNC quarterback Marquise Williams' fundamentals have swirled since he took his first snap, and they'll continue to -- but his throwing motion has the endorsement of one person that carries a good bit of weight. "That's Peyton Manning. He's the greatest in the game," Williams said. "When he gave me that talk, I...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Check Out North Carolina Football’s Awesome Chemistry Themed Schedule Poster

Despite controversy surrounding academic improprieties in the school’s athletic department, North Carolina is still one of the premier academic institutions in America. The Tar Heels football team decided to honor the school’s prestigious academic reputation in its 2014 schedule poster, with the slogan “a winning formula is all abut the right elements” and atomic symbols...
Via College Spun
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Marcus Paige is the best guard in the country

Mike DeCourcy ranked junior Marcus Paige as the best point guard in the country however Paige in my opinion is the best guard in the country whether it is at the one or two.  When North Carolina lost PJ Hairston for the 2013-2014 season Marcus Paige knew he had to be aggressive offensively.  North Carolina’s lack of perimeter scoring forced Paige to spend a lot of time playing...
Via SCACC Hoops
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Supplemental Draft Prospect LB Darius Lipford Has Visits Lined Up For This Week

  Update: Adam Caplan mentions that the 49ers are expected to be one of the team’s to workout former UNC LB Darius Lipford. ———– The 2014 NFL Supplemental Draft concluded last Thursday without any of the four eligible players being selected. All four players are now undrafted free agents and able to sign with NFL teams. SMU RB Traylon Shead, Virginia University...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
11 days ago  |  Discuss

UNC: Predicting a #Thorpedo in Kenan Stadium

When I wrote for another website I believed that the next big star in North Carolina’s offense would be TJ Thorpe especially with how Larry Fedora focuses on the screen game.  After watching his performance in the spring game I dubbed TJ Thorpe as the Tar Heels #Thorpedo because he was going to be a dangerous weapon defenses would have to prepare for.  Unfortunately TJ Thorpe...
Via SCACC Hoops
12 days ago  |  Discuss

UNC: Adam Lucas Talks with Isaiah Hicks

Another interview of a current Tar Heel player discussing the upcoming season. Isaiah Hicks, like many Tar Heels before him, is set to make that big leap in terms of development and contribution. He is also in a perfect position to do so. Hicks will backup Brice Johnson at the four which means less pressure and but plenty of opportunity to make his mark.   This article was originally...
Via SCACC Hoops
12 days 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
16 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
18 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
18 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
25 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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