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Former UNC Players Post Cool Throwback Photos Before Tonight’s Game Against Duke

We’re a little more than seven hours away from Duke and North Carolina taking the court in Chapel Hill. As the time ticks away, some former Tar Heels are reliving their finest moments against their rivals.  Ex-UNC players Danny Green, Sean May and Leslie McDonald all posted throwback photos from their playing days. There’s a lot of other talented Tar Heels in these pictures...
Via College Spun
February 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Magic 8-Ball: Freedom, Unfulfilled Trades, and Bad Records

In our Magic 8-Ball you’ll find quotes, tweets, Orlando Magic player social media posts, a random prediction that sticks to the Magic 8-Ball theme, any stats or tidbits you don’t find in our other MBO postings, and more. Basically a buffet of things that may slip through the cracks that are worth bringing up.  It’s been a while since we’ve seen the Magic 8-Ball, and that’s...
Via Magic Basketball Online
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

North Carolina Basketball: McAdoo enters the Draft

In a somewhat surprising move James McAdoo heads to the NBA In what is probably a very big surprise to anyone that roots for UNC, junior power forward James McAdoo has decided to give up his last year of eligibility and head to the NBA draft. For those of you that follow North Carolina basketball you know that the young man out of Norfolk, Va. was a sure lottery pick following his...
Via isportsweb.com
April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

UNC Basketball: ACC Tournament Preview

UNC Basketball: ACC Tournament Preview The ACC Tournament is set to start on Wednesday afternoon at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro. There are a few teams in the ACC this year that are being considered as locks to be in the field of teams in the NCAA Tournament. There are also a few teams who are not considered a lock to make the tournament and currently are on the bubble....
Via isportsweb.com
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

UNC basketball: Cause for concern?

UNC basketball: Cause for concern?With only one game remaining in the regular season and a current 12-game win streak, the North Carolina Tar Heels are arguably the hottest team in the country. After an 11-7 start and dropping out of the top-25 for a number of weeks, the Heels have climbed all the way back to 14th in the AP poll as they prepare for the biggest game in the college...
Via isportsweb.com
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

North Carolina Basketball: One last time for McDonald

North Carolina Basketball: One last time for McDonaldFor the last time Leslie McDonald will don the carolina blue at the Dean Dome Maybe most won’t say this to fifth year senior Leslie McDonald on a blog, but let me be the exception to that… “Thank You!” A guard from Memphis, Tennessee that came to Chapel Hill with a lot bigger expectations than what he truly had. First injuries...
Via isportsweb.com
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Foul On Leslie McDonald With Under Two Seconds Left Sends UNC-NC State To Overtime

UNC’s winning streak is in major jeopardy after a really bad foul sent things to overtime in Raleigh. Up two with 1.6 seconds left, UNC’s Leslie McDonald was whistled for a foul wall an inbounds heave by NC State was still in the air. The foul sent Wolfpack star TJ Warren to the line for the game tying free throws.  The Wolfpack lead the Tar Heels in overtime. This would be...
Via College Spun
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

North Carolina Basketball: Back to the Pack

North Carolina Basketball: Back to the PackIt’s a rematch, it’s a rivalry game and most of all, it’s a must win for both! And then there were four… games left in the regular season that is. Tonight at the PNC Arena will be the first of the stretch run. With tip off at 8:00 p.m. EST, #19/21 North Carolina (20 & 7 ~ 10 & 4) will go against in-state foe N.C. State (17...
Via isportsweb.com
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

These Tar Heels Are the Real Deal

Since 1974, North Carolina has missed the NCAA tournament just three times. But last month, the Tar Heels looked in danger of doing just that. Following a 15-point road loss to Virginia January 20, UNC was just 13-7 and a miserable 1-4 in ACC play. A generally remarkable program looked anything but. Despite wins against Louisville, Michigan State, and Kentucky, the Tar Heels had...
Via The Sports Post
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

These Tar Heels Are the Real Deal

Since 1974, North Carolina has missed the NCAA tournament just three times. But last month, the Tar Heels looked in danger of doing just that. Following a 15-point road loss to Virginia January 20, UNC was just 13-7 and a miserable 1-4 in ACC play. A generally remarkable program looked anything but. Despite wins against Louisville, Michigan State, and Kentucky, the Tar Heels had...
Via The Sports Post
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

North Carolina-NC State Preview

North Carolina found itself in trouble last month after yet another costly ACC loss. Nine consecutive wins later, the Tar Heels need two more in the last four games to clinch a double-bye in the ACC tournament. Having re-entered the Top 25 this week at No. 19 after a seven-week absence, North Carolina seeks its first 10-game run since its 2008-09 national championship season Wednesday...
Via AP on Fox
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

North Carolina rolls past Wake Forest 105-72

Leslie McDonald scored 19 points to help North Carolina beat Wake Forest 105-72 on Saturday. Freshman Kennedy Meeks added 15 points for the Tar Heels (20-7, 10-4 Atlantic Coast Conference), who won their ninth straight and had little trouble despite a short turnaround from Thursday night's rousing win against No. 5 Duke. North Carolina shot 53 percent to build a 19-point halftime...
Via AP on Fox
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

North Carolina Basketball: Down goes Duke

Carolina wins 8th in a row by taking down arch-rival Duke With the program from Chapel Hill having won seven in a row, the one from Durham victorious of nine of its last ten, something had to give last night at the Dean Dome as the arch-rivals of Tobacco Road took to the hardwoods. You could say this game was a tale of two halves, with the Blue Devils being in command in the first...
Via isportsweb.com
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

UNC basketball: A sigh of relief

Roy Williams couldn’t help but smile following North Carolina’s win over Duke. It’s going to be very difficult to write things that haven’t already been written; difficult to write things you haven’t already read about the game from last night. But that’s the beauty of the Duke-UNC rivalry: it never gets old.  In a heated rivalry filled literally with blood, sweat,...
Via isportsweb.com
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

North Carolina rallies to beat No. 5 Duke 74-66

Marcus Paige turned in yet another big second-half performance for North Carolina. This time it was good enough to help the Tar Heels beat No. 5 Duke in the rivalry's weather-delayed game. Paige scored all 13 of his points in the second half, including two big baskets in the final 2 1/2 minutes, to help the Tar Heels beat the Blue Devils 74-66 on Thursday night for their eighth...
Via AP on Fox
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

North Carolina Players Are Bummed About Tonight’s Postponement, Wanted To Play In Front Of All Students

This afternoon, it was announced that college basketball’s best rivalry game, Duke vs. North Carolina, which was supposed to be played tonight in Chapel Hill, would be postponed due to the weather. The game has now been rescheduled for February 20th. Of course, the players are disappointed — this game gets circled on everyone’s calendars the day the schedule comes out. The...
Via College Spun
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: North Carolina Players Show Fan An Amazing Day

For anyone who still believes that sports cannot have a profound impact on people’s lives…I rest my case. Marcus Paige and Leslie McDonald of the North Carolina Tar Heels basketball team recently met a huge UNC fan for lunch. Anthony, a twelve-year-old boy who is battling Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy, was in genuine shock when the duo approached the table. Check it out...
Via College Spun
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Duke-UNC: Less hype, same intensity

DURHAM, N.C. -- Nowadays, we're always obsessed with what's new. What's the new best thing ever? What can supplant the thing we previously thought was the best thing ever? Unless we really like what the best thing ever used to be, of course.  And in college basketball, the best thing ever used to be -- and, one might argue, still is -- the Duke-Carolina rivalry.  Fans of the other...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Basketball Set to Face NC State Wolfpack

Coming off a tough battle against a solid ranked team, the Miami Hurricanes will brush the dirt off their shoulders and take on the North Carolina State Wolfpack. Miami (11-11, 2-7 Atlantic Coast Conference) lost a heartbreaker Wednesday night when they fell 59-55 to the Pittsburgh Panthers in overtime. Rion Brown came off the bench to lead the Hurricanes with 21 points and four...
Via CaneInsider
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

College Basketball Recruiting: Rashad Vaughn

College basketball coaches love upside, especially an athletic scorer with upside.  It means the prospect that they get to coach has the ability and potential to become all he can be as a player. Rashad Vaughn, the number 18 player in the 2014 ESPN 100, has a ton of upside with his physical ability and skill.  The 6-foot-6 Vaughn is from Golden Valley, Minn., but plays his high...
Via isportsweb.com
February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Tar Heels see progress in win over rival NC State

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- North Carolina came into the game against in-state rival N.C. State with bigger goals in mind, including keeping its NCAA Tournament hopes alive. Of course, N.C. State had -- and still has -- that same goal. But for at least 25 of the 40 minutes on Saturday, two teams that seemed relatively even on paper looked anything but. It took N.C. State (14-8, 4-5 ACC...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

North Carolina beats NC State 84-70

James Michael McAdoo had 16 points and 13 rebounds to help North Carolina beat rival North Carolina State 84-70 on Saturday. Leslie McDonald scored a season-high 20 points for the Tar Heels (14-7, 4-4 Atlantic Coast Conference), who won their third straight game. North Carolina scored the game's first six points, led by double figures 7 minutes in and by 17 at halftime to continue...
Via AP on Fox
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Tobacco Road schools stumble at start of ACC play

Looks as if there's a dead end on Tobacco Road. Duke, North Carolina, N.C. State and Wake Forest entered the week a combined 3-9 in Atlantic Coast Conference play after losing on the same day for perhaps the first time in the storied history of this hoops hotbed. The Tar Heels (10-6, 0-3) have last place all to themselves. The Blue Devils, Wolfpack and Demon Deacons (each 1-2 in...
Via AP on Fox
January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Jordan recruiting letters, diploma found in storage locker

Via GoldinAuctions.com According to Darren Rovell of ESPN.com, a man in North Carolina bought a storage locker filled with unique documents related to Michael Jordan’s college career. New Jersey-based auction house Goldin Auctions acquired two 1980 North Carolina Tar Heels recruiting letters — one from assistant Bill Guthridge, and another from coach Dean Smith — from a consigner...
Via Sports-Glory
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

North Carolina Basketball: Braces for the Hurricanes

North Carolina host Miami (Fl) for the first home conference game and, hopefully, their first ACC win The graphic is done by … Samuel Wilking … more of his work can be seen at …  Tar Heel Nation With the ACC schedule under way UNC is still looking for its first conference win as well as consistence on both side of the ball. Tonight, at the Dean Dome, tip off time 9:00 p...
Via isportsweb.com
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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