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Video: North Carolina Big Man Joel James Joking Around With A Young UNC Fan Is The Cutest Thing You’ll See Today

North Carolina senior big man Joel James is strong. He’s 6-foot-10, 280 pounds, after all.  How strong, exactly?  Strong enough to hold a young Tar Heels’ fan by his ankle and swing him around with ease. The UNC forward did this while working his program’s basketball camp. And it’s hilarious.    Happy Friday!!!! @bigmanjames42 A video posted by Theo Pinson (@tpinsonn...
Via College Spun
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Roy Williams told recruit NCAA won't crack down on UNC

Twitter/@The_SKJ North Carolina will enter the 2015-16 with one of the top teams in college basketball, but on the heels of the school’s recent academic scandal, NCAA penalties loom large for the Tar Heels. However, head coach Roy Williams doesn’t seem too concerned, at least not when he’s out recruiting blue chip players to come to Chapel Hill. The Charlotte Observer caught...
Via College Spun
16 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina Basketball: Team Predictions

Despite the sanctions placed on North Carolina basketball by the NCAA on the upcoming season, there is still much basketball to be played! Here is a peek of what to look out for in blue and white at Chapel Hill next year. Player to watch: Justin Jackson The end of last year provided a preview of the pure potential Justin has that could make him a first round pick in the NBA draft...
Via isportsweb.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Roy Williams questions J.P. Tokoto’s choice to enter draft

College basketball can be a great experience for some. For others, it can be seen as a roadblock standing in the way of their dream to play basketball professionally at the next level. Univeristy of North Carolina forward J.P. Tokoto suprised alot of people back in April when he decided to forgeo his final season at UNC to enter the NBA Draft. Most draft experts think Tokoto will...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Roy Williams 'didn’t think it was the smartest decision' for J.P. Tokoto to enter NBA Draft

IG/_frenchman The NBA Draft always features some surprising early entrance decisions from top college players, and one of the more interesting ones this year was the decision of UNC forward J.P. Tokoto to throw his name in the ring.  In an article by Sports Illustrated writer Daniel Wilco, North Carolina head coach Roy Williams admitted that he wasn’t a huge fan of the decision...
Via College Spun
June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

North Carolina charged with lack of institutional control

Ever wondered what an NCAA Notice of Allegations looks like? Well, the University of North Carolina released the 55-page document Thursday afternoon. If you enjoy bland, repetitive reading, “this includes, but is not limited to,” opening the file and perusing the contents. Otherwise, here’s a quick breakdown of what’s inside, including the university being charged with the...
Via Sportsnaut
June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

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
May 21, 2015  |  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
May 20, 2015  |  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
May 13, 2015  |  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
May 03, 2015  |  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
April 29, 2015  |  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

UNC’s Marcus Paige Undergoes Ankle Surgery

One of the North Carolina Tar Heels’ leaders is going to be out of commission for a while. According to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman, point guard Marcus Paige has had ankle surgery to remove bone spurs and won’t be back on the court until the summertime. UNC's Marcus Paige underwent arthroscopic surgery today to remove bone spurs in his right ankle. Will be back sometime this summer...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 20, 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

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 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
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