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Video: UNC’s Players Pranked Each Other With Fake Snakes

Most people in this world – even the ones who are big and strong enough to play D-1 college athletics – are scared of snakes. We were reminded of that fact again this week. A few of North Carolina’s players decided to play a prank on their teammates by placing fake snakes throughout the locker room. Brice Johnson appears to have gotten both Marcus Paige and Joel Berry in separate...
Via College Spun
7 days ago  |  Discuss

UNC’s Brice Johnson Pranks Teammates With Fake Snake

“Snakes…why did it have to be snakes?” That line from cinematic classic Raiders of the Lost Ark rang true in Chapel Hill recently, as Tar Heels forward Brice Johnson managed to get a very real-looking rubber snake into the team’s locker room. Of course, hilarity ensued. Bleacher Report’s Kyle Newport reported the pranking, which Johnson posted both on his Instagram and...
Via Campus Sports Net
7 days ago  |  Discuss

UNC’s Locker Room Isn’t the Place to Be If You Hate Snakes

If there’s one thing you should know about me, it’s that I have a serious snake phobia. Like, I can’t even look at one on screen without freaking out and having some sort of lingering trauma throughout the day. This is why I’m so not cool with North Carolina basketball players pranking each other with snakes. Granted, they used a fake snake, but still… So to Marcus Paige...
Via Busted Coverage
7 days ago  |  Discuss

J.P Tokoto Excels At NBA Combine

Junior forward J.P. Tokoto was one of the NBA Combine’s top performers this year. The 6’6 North Carolina Tar Heel displayed an improved jump shot and also exhibited better 3-point shooting. On Thursday, Tokoto went 6-6 with 5 rebounds and 2 assists. When Tokoto declared for the NBA draft, many were doubtful if Tokoto would be drafted. However, his chances are much higher now...
Via TopSportsReport
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Roy Williams sends letter, autographed pic to bullied fan

North Carolina Tar Heels head coach Roy Williams brightened the day of a young fan who recently and tragically experienced being violently bullied at school. Drew Summerlin, 11, who has Asperger’s syndrome, suffered a concussion and was hospitalized after he was attacked during lunch period. His mother, Jamie, says weeks of cyberbulling preceded the physical...Read More The post...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Sharpshooter Kenny Williams connects with North Carolina

As a team arguably poised to be a contender for a pre-season No. 1 next year, the North Carolina Tar Heels have a talented roster set to return to Chapel Hill. Still, the departure of J.P. Tokoto to the professional ranks left a gap on the roster, and North Carolina wanted to add an additional player ...
Via Hoopniks
25 days ago  |  Discuss

ACC Basketball: Preaseason power rankings

North Carolina The North Carolina Tar Heels will lose only one starter from last year’s Sweet 16 team in forward JP Tokoto and will return a wealth of talent.  They will return their four top scorers as big men Brice Johnson and Kennedy Meeks both passed up the NBA draft to come back for another season and Marcus Paige and Justin Jackson will be back as well.  Other significant...
Via isportsweb.com
29 days ago  |  Discuss

ACC Basketball: Preseason power rankings

While the 2014-15 NCAA men’s basketball season has finally come to a close, it is already time to look to next year. Many players have already declared for the draft and recruitment has begun. Thus, naturally, it is time for a way too early ranking of next year’s ACC basketball season! First, let’s look at last year’s standings when the dust finally settled in March. 2014...
Via isportsweb.com
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Early predictions for ACC Basketball’s All-Conference team

The offseason is a time for roster additions and frontrunner predictions. Additionally, NBA draft announcements are seemingly rolling in almost every day now. With more announcements surely soon to come as well as recruits and transfers to be announced it is of course way too early to forecast who will be the best of the best next season. Despite these inevitable changes, here are...
Via isportsweb.com
April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Marcus Paige’s Dad Confirms His Son Is Returning To UNC For His Senior Season

After his team lost to Wisconsin in the Sweet 16, North Carolina point guard Marcus Paige gave every indication he’d be returning to school for his senior season. Today, his father confirmed that Bret Strelow of The Fayetteville Observer.  Marcus Paige talked matter of factly after Sweet 16 loss about coming back. For double-checking purposes, his dad said today he is returning...
Via College Spun
April 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Why the Tar Heels will win the 2016 NCAA Tournament

With the 2015 NCAA basketball season ending in a Duke Championship, many North Carolina basketball fans are quickly looking to 2016 for Roy William’s team to improve on their Sweet 16 run in this year’s tournament. Without a doubt, expectations will be much higher for next year’s team following the progress made by the Tar Heels in the final months of the season. North Carolina...
Via isportsweb.com
April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Does This Brandon Ingram Tweet Mean Good Things For UNC?

North Carolina junior guard J.P. Tokoto made a somewhat shocking decision on Wednesday night to enter his name into the 2015 NBA Draft.  Five-star recruit Brandon Ingram apparently was paying attention to Tokoto’s decision. Here’s what the 2015 prospect, and a potential replacement for Tokoto in the Tar Heels’ starting lineup, tweeted out: Wow. Didn't expect that — […...
Via Diehardsport
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: UNC junior J.P. Tokoto to enter NBA draft

North Carolina junior forward J.P. Tokoto will be leaving school early and declaring for the 2015 NBA Draft, according to a report by Yahoo! Sports.  The 6-foot-5, 200-pound forward averaged 8.3 points and 5.6 rebounds a game this past season.  Tokoto is projected by some to be an early second-round pick.  North Carolina junior J.P. Tokoto will enter the 2015 NBA Draft, he...
Via College Spun
April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Roy Williams leaves seat empty to honor Bo Ryan's late dad

Bo Ryan and the Wisconsin Badgers advanced to Monday’s national championship game against Duke thanks to victory over Kentucky on Saturday. Unfortunately, Ryan’s father won’t be there to cheer his son on. Butch Ryan passed away in 2013 at the age of 89. However, thanks to North Carolina men’s basketball coach Roy Williams, Butch Ryan’s...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

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
March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Did Dean Smith’s gifts to former players violate NCAA rules?

Earlier this week, we were treated to a heartwarming example of why Dean Smith is one of the most respected coaches in sports history when each of his former players began receiving checks for $200. The late UNC coach willed $200 to each of his former lettermen so they could enjoy a dinner on him....Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

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
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Dean Smith willed $200 to each of his former UNC players

Legendary North Carolina coach Dean Smith, who passed away in February, has willed each of his former players $200. Coach Smith willed his trust to send a $200 check to each his former players following his passing. #DeanSmith pic.twitter.com/NyiBhU9taQ — Jiimmm Demmpseeeyyy (@ChestPassDemps) March 26, 2015 Smith wants his former players to “enjoy a dinner out compliments...
Via Sports-Glory
March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Dean Smith willed $200 to each of his former players

If you want to know a little bit about the type of person and coach Dean Smith was, look no further than his will and trust. Smith, a legendary North Carolina basketball coach who passed away last month at age 83, has willed $200 to each of his former players. Those who played for Smith...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

North Carolina Basketball: Keys to Beating Wisconsin

Things have been looking up for North Carolina basketball lately. After a strong showing in the ACC tournament, the Tar Heels were able to escape two hard fought games against Harvard and Arkansas. However, to seal a trip to the Elite Eight, UNC will have to beat a Wisconsin team that is pegged by many as the best challenger to Kentucky for the title. While the Tar Heels possess...
Via isportsweb.com
March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Harvard's furious comeback falls short in loss to UNC

Make no mistake: The Boston-area schools gave opponents a run for their money in the NCAA Tournament on Thursday.   Hours after No. 14 seed Northeastern came this close to upsetting third-seeded Notre Dame, No. 13 seed Harvard took the floor in Jacksonville against fourth-seeded North Carolina looking to oust the favored Tar Heels. The Crimson almost pulled it off. Despite trailing...
Via NESN.com
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

UNC's tourney guide has big Roy Williams blunder

The North Carolina men’s basketball team apparently has a new head coach for its NCAA Tournament game.  The No. 4-seeded Tar Heels, who are set to play No. 13 seed Harvard in the Round of 64 Thursday evening, are now led by former assistant Steve Robinson, according to their NCAA Tournament media guide. Roy Williams is listed as an assistant.  “Slightly better focus...
Via College Spun
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Five popular opening round upset picks that won’t happen

Even as a fan of a perennial contender, my favorite (and I assume most people’s favorite) part about the NCAA tournament is the opening two days and the possibility of seeing upsets I’ll remember for years. It’s weird that we will remember certain games instead of others: I will always remember watching Northwestern State upset Iowa in the first round of the 2006 NCAA tournament...
Via The Student Section
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

North Carolina vs. Harvard – Game Time, TV Channel, Announcers, Betting Line, Predictions

Get up Roy! It’s March! The North Carolina Tar Heels, who finished in fifth place in the ACC regular season and second in the league’s tournament, were rewarded by the selection committee with a 5-seed Sunday. They’ll take on 13-seed Harvard, which won a one-game playoff against rival Yale to earn the league’s automatic bid. This is an intriguing matchup between two proud...
Via College Spun
March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

UNC's Brice Johnson tackles Duke's AD chasing loose ball

North Carolina held off 1-seed Virginia in tonight’s ACC semifinal, and if Duke can take care of business against Notre Dame later on, the two in-state rivals will meet for the league’s tournament title on Saturday. If so, Blue Devils AD Kevin White may want to find another seat. White, sitting on press row at the Greensboro Coliseum, was completely taken out by North Carolina...
Via College Spun
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss
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