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Luke Maye Announces Return to UNC, Withdrawal from NBA Draft

Luke Maye: "I have had a great experience learning from the NBA process and growing as a basketball player during the past couple weeks. I would like to thank my family, friends, coaches and teammates for all of their support. Through this process, I have decided that I am going to come back to school to improve as a player and finish my college career." (Instagram)

Tar Heels To Face James Madison In Women's Lacrosse Final Four On Friday

The second-seeded North Carolina women's lacrosse team will try to claim its fifth appearance in the NCAA Tournament championship game in the last 10 years when it faces third-seeded James Madison (20-1) in the national semifinals on Friday in Stony Brook, N.Y. UNC has made 10 trips to the NCAA final four in its history, including seven in the last 10 years. (GoHeels.com)

Carolina Insider Podcast: Eric Hoots

North Carolina men's basketball director of player development and jack of all trades, Eric Hoots, is the guest on the latest episode of the Carolina Insider podcast. Hosts Jones Angell of the Tar Heel Sports Network and Adam Lucas of GoHeels.com catch up with Hoots as Tar Heel players settle into summer school in Chapel Hill. (GoHeels.com)

Eagles’ Mack Hollins again willing to work for bigger role

After averaging a TD every four catches at North Carolina, Mack Hollins’ lone pro touchdown was a 64-yarder from Carson Wentz in the Oct. 23 Monday Night Football victory over Washington. Hollins rode his bicycle to that game. He regularly bikes 15 minutes to practice — as he did Tuesday — and the Linc for games. He doesn’t have a car and won’t take his motorcycle. (Burlington County Times)

Top seeded UNC baseball eliminated from ACC Championship play in loss to Pittsburgh

The No. 5 Tar Heels had already played a three-game series against Pittsburgh earlier this year and outscored the Panthers 32-5, but that was all over. It looked like UNC might run away with it early and continue dominating the Panthers, quickly tacking on two runs in the top half of the first inning. Josh Hiatt displayed terrific pitching for the Tar Heels once again. (Daily Tar Heel)

Video: Rockies catcher Chris Iannetta’s passion for wine

A business venture between two former major league teammates is knocking it out of the park. Rockies catcher Chris Iannetta and his former teammate Vernon Wells are impressing wine enthusiasts off the field with their high end brand called JACK Winery. (KDVR.com)

Life lessons from basketball, Phil Ford's basketball workshop

Phil Ford’s workshop was incredible. The proceeds from the event and Ford’s book, “The Kid Who Couldn’t Dunk,” went to Ford’s Foundation. The foundation fights childhood obesity. Ford took time with each child instructing them on the mechanics of shooting and basic ball handling. He also dropped several pearls of wisdom on not only the youth but on us old folk too. (Durham Herald-Sun)

North Carolina falls to Pitt 5-4, will not advance to ACC Tournament Semifinals

No. 5 North Carolina lost to Pittsburgh 5-4 on Wednesday in its ACC Baseball Championship opener. With the loss, the Tar Heels will not advance out of the group but will still play Georgia Tech on Friday at 3 p.m. With a runner on second in the top of the ninth inning, Brandon Riley sent a shot to center field, but it was caught at the warning track to end the game. (GoHeels.com)

Audio: Shaun Draughn: UNC football standout hosting 2nd Celebrity Bowling Fundraiser on June 2

Shaun Draughn, a former standout running back at UNC and current NFL free agent who has played for the Redskins, Giants and 49ers, discusses the Draughn Family Foundation. Draughn also discusses the foundation's 2nd Annual Celebrity Bowling Fundraiser. Scheduled guests include Phil Ford, Todd Gurley and the newest Carolina Panther, Torrey Smith. (WRAL Sports Fan)

No. 2 Overall Seed Makenna Jones Wins Three-Set Thriller in NCAA Singles Tournament First Round

She needed three sets to do it, but UNC sophomore Makenna Jones–the nation’s No. 2 ranked player–defeated No. 35 Gabby Smith of USC 1-6, 6-4, 7-6 on Wednesday in the First Round of the women’s tennis NCAA Singles Tournament in Winston-Salem. Jones recovered nicely after a poor first set, as she extended her winning streak to 18 straight matches. (Chapelboro.com)

William Blumberg Cruises Into Second Round of NCAA Men’s Tennis Singles Tournament

The first round of the NCAA Men’s Tennis Singles Tournament played itself out on Wednesday in Winston-Salem, with UNC’s William Blumberg–the No. 2 overall seed–advancing past San Diego’s August Holmgren with a 6-4, 6-4 victory. Blumberg is looking to build on his spectacular performance last year, when he advanced to the finals as a freshman. (Chapelboro.com)

UNC women's lacrosse led to Final Four by Durham walk-on

The UNC women's lacrosse team makes its 10th appearance in the Final Four this weekend. The Tar Heels will face James Madison in Friday's semifinal, a rematch of the season opener which the Dukes won in double OT. For the senior class, this marks the third trip to the semifinals in the last four years. They wouldn't be returning without the leadership of Naomi Lerner. (ABC 11)

UNC will have a 'chip on our shoulder' heading into the ACC tournament

Before the start of the season, the UNC baseball team came up with a few goals. One of them was to win an ACC Championship. It eluded them last season in the tournament's final game against Florida State. The Tar Heels, the No. 2 seed, lost 7-3 to the No. 7 seed Seminoles. Now, as the No. 1 seed in the ACC tournament, the Tar Heels have a chance at redemption. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Chris Cloutier Named MLL Offensive Player of the Week

Denver Outlaws attackman Chris Cloutier was named the Major League Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week for Week 5. Cloutier played four years at North Carolina, graduating earlier this month. He is the second Tar Heel named the MLL's Offensive Player of the Week this season, joining Marcus Holman, Class of 2013, who earned the award in week 3. (GoHeels.com)

Twenty-One UNC Sports Exceed APR National Average

The UNC men's basketball team registered its fourth consecutive 1000 in the NCAA's Academic Progress Rate and the football team improved its score in the APR for the fourth consecutive year. The NCAA released APR scores Wednesday for 2016-17 and four-year ratings for all sports. Every one of UNC's 28 teams had a score of at least 960 in the four-year rating. (GoHeels.com)

Pat Sullivan in talks to become New York Knicks assistant coach

The the New York Knicks are in "advanced talks" with Pat Sullivan about becoming an assistant to new head coach David Fizdale. Sullivan played for Dean Smith at North Carolina, helping the Tar Heels to a national championship in 1993. After coaching at UNC and UNC-Wilmington, Sullivan was an assistant coach for the Pistons, Nets, Wizards and Clippers. (NorthJersey.com)

Theo Pinson continues workouts with NBA teams

Theo Pinson continues to work out for NBA teams ahead of the 2018 draft. Pinson has worked out for the Boston Celtics and Minnesota Timberwolves and has future workouts set with the New York Knicks and Houston Rockets. Pinson will workout for the Knicks on June 12th, two weeks before the NBA Draft. His workout date with Houston is still undetermined. (Keeping It Heel)

Athlon Sports' 2018 Preseason All-ACC Football Team

It's time to recognize the top football players in the Atlantic Coast Conference with a release of first, second, third and fourth all-conference teams for 2018. North Carolina: Anthony Ratliff-Williams, 1st Team Kick Returner, 3rd Team All-Purpose Offense; Malik Carney, 3rd Team Defensive Line; Cole Holcomb, 3rd Team Linebacker; Charlie Heck, 4th Team Offensive Line; (Athlon Sports)

Phil Ford Undergoes Surgery for Prostate Cancer

Phil Ford, North Carolina's legendary former point guard and assistant coach, underwent surgery Tuesday (May 22) for prostate cancer. Ford was recently diagnosed as a result of his annual physical. He is under the care of Dr. Eric Wallen at UNC-Chapel Hill. "As soon as I was given the news, I called Coach (Roy) Williams and he recommended Dr. Wallen." (GoHeels.com)

UNC Baseball Set to Open ACC Tournament Play

No. 1 seed North Carolina will play No. 12 seed Pittsburgh on Wednesday for a spot in the ACC Tournament semifinals before wrapping up pool play against No. 8 seed Georgia Tech on Friday. Due to the Panthers’ 2-1 victory over the Yellow Jackets on Tuesday, if UNC beats Pittsburgh, they will advance to Saturday’s semifinals regardless of Friday’s outcome. (Inside Carolina)


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