Mary Willingham Goes After 2005 NCAA Title Team

Whistleblower extraordinaire Mary Willingham went honey badger on Monday with the following tweet:   '05' UNC basketball champs starting 5 +1 took a combined 69 paper classes. truth=transcripts=transparency. A real education= #ncaareform — Mary Willingham (@paperclassinc) April 7, 2014   At least now we can dispense with all pretext of her actions being "for the...
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April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Manuel happy to have mom at opener

EJ Manuel was ecstatic when head coach Doug Marrone finally told him he would be the Bills' starting quarterback in Sunday's season opener, but he's even more excited knowing that his mother, Jackie, will be there to see him play. Jackie Manuel battled breast cancer for much of last year, forcing her to miss most of EJ's senior season at Florida State. Earlier this...
Via Fox Sports
September 05, 2013  |  Discuss

EJ Manuel Excited to Share First Start With Mother After Her Battle With Breast Cancer

FOXBORO, Mass. — EJ Manuel was ecstatic when head coach Doug Marrone finally told him he would be the Bills’ starting quarterback in Sunday’s season opener, but he’s even more excited knowing that his mother Jackie will be there to see him play. Jackie Manuel battled breast cancer last year, forcing her to miss most of EJ’s senior season at Florida State. Earlier this...
Via NESN.com
September 04, 2013  |  Discuss

EJ Manuel leads South to Senior Bowl win

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) -- EJ Manuel's January couldn't have gone much better on the field. More importantly, he's hoping for a similarly happy February for his family. The Florida State quarterback passed for a touchdown and rushed for another on the South's first two drives in a 21-16 victory over the North in the Senior Bowl on Saturday, and was named Most Outstanding...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 26, 2013  |  Discuss

PJ Hairston Won't Be Moving Into The Starting Lineup

It wouldn't be a UNC basketball season if we didn't have an ongoing debate about some player starting when every fan thinks it should be someone else. This season that is happening at a couple of positions but most intensely with P.J. Hairston being the preferred option over Dexter Strickland. According to Inside Carolina, there is no plan to change the starters which is...
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January 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Orange Bowl ends difficult season for FSU's Manuel

When quarterback EJ Manuel takes the Orange Bowl field Tuesday for his final game at Florida State, his mother will be home in Virginia, recovering from her final round of chemotherapy to treat breast cancer. The turn of the calendar marks the end of an emotional year for the family. Jackie Manuel was diagnosed shortly before the season, and for EJ, trying to win games became a...
Via AP on Fox
December 30, 2012  |  Discuss

UNC Odds and Ends: Last Minute Shopping Edition

It's the time of year for Christmas trees, shopping and not much in the way of news. Here are a few items for your perusal. In the continuing tradition of former Roy Williams' players and/or coaches getting a game against the Tar Heels, the Greensboro News and Record is reporting that a home-and-home series with UNC Greensboro(my alma mater) starting next season. UNCG...
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December 18, 2012  |  Discuss

The Big Lead Takes On UNC's Academic Scandal

With some very special attention given to the basketball team. As much as we would like this to go away, it doesn’t show any signs of doing so anytime soon. The Big Lead is the latest media outlet to jump into fray with a piece that focuses on basketball players during the Roy Williams tenure that have majored in African-American studies. The centerpiece for TBL is the presence...
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July 27, 2012  |  Discuss

UNC Agrees to Three-Year Series with UAB

UAB with former UNC assistant and current Blazers’ head coach Jerrod Haase has announced a three-year series with UNC starting in 2012-13. UAB will visit the Dean Dome on December 1st in the upcoming season with the Heels returning the favor next season in Birmingham.  The series will conclude in 2014-15 with the Heels hosting UAB a second time. The scheduling of former Tar Heels...
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July 10, 2012  |  Discuss

UAB Hires UNC Assistant Jerod Haase

Via The Birmingham News. Jerod Haase will become the fifth men’s basketball head coach at UAB. Haase, an assistant coach at North Carolina, will be officially introduced as UAB’s head coach during a press conference on Tuesday morning. Haase, who will turn 38 on April 1, will replace Mike Davis. Davis, who spent six seasons as UAB’s head coach, was fired on March 16. Haase’s...
Via SCACC Hoops
March 26, 2012  |  Discuss

The Short History of Midseason Injuries In The Roy Williams Era

Short but long at the same time.  If there is any comfort to be had in Dexter Strickland being lost for the season besides there being a comparable backup available it is the notion that Roy Williams’ coached teams at UNC seem to deal with personnel losses midseason fairly well. Much of that has to do with the deep roster Roy maintains but it also says something about the way...
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January 25, 2012  |  Discuss

North Carolina Basketball is back in Chapel Hill

Finally, after a weekend of cross country flying, for the Heels it’s home, sweet home, as top ranked North Carolina (2-0) plays against Mississippi Valley State (0-2) in the first of two preliminary games for the Las Vegas Invitational. Tip off time at the Dean Dome is 2:00 pm EST and being televised on Raycom. For head coach Roy Williams (227-62 9th season at UNC ~ 645-163 24th...
Via isportsweb.com
November 20, 2011  |  Discuss

Frasor, Manuel to Join UNC Basketball Support Staff

Now that’s what I call a temp job.  Bobby Frasor and Jackie Manuel, who each played on national championship teams at UNC for Roy Williams, have joined the Carolina basketball support staff. Frasor will be an assistant video coordinator, and Manuel will be an assistant strength and conditioning coach. Both jobs are temporary appointments and will last through May 15th. Video coordinator...
Via SCACC Hoops
November 19, 2011  |  Discuss

Frasor, Manuel Join UNC Staff

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – North Carolina coach Roy Williams has added Bobby Frasor and Jackie Manuel, two former UNC players who played on national championship teams, to the basketball staff.
Via northcarolina.scout.com
November 18, 2011  |  Discuss

M. Basketball. Williams Adds Frasor, Manuel To Staff

University of North Carolina men's basketball coach Roy Williams has added Bobby Frasor and Jackie Manuel, two former UNC players who played on national championship teams, to the basketball staff.
Via tarheelblue.com
November 18, 2011  |  Discuss
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