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Jack Hilliard reminisces about his classmate Woody Durham

On April 22, 2017, UNC’s Woody Durham received the Lindsey Nelson Broadcasting Award at the University of Tennessee spring football game in Knoxville. Woody’s son Wes was on hand to accept the award for his dad. On his special day, Hugh Morton volunteer contributor, Jack Hilliard, reminisces about his long-time friend and UNC classmate. (UNC.edu)

Source: Tony Bradley declares for the NBA Draft, won't sign with agent

North Carolina freshman Tony Bradley filed the necessary paperwork to declare for the NBA Draft, a source told Scout. Bradley, a 6-foot-10 post player, won't initially sign with an agent, leaving open the possibility of returning to North Carolina. As a freshman, Bradley was extremely productive, averaging 7.1 points and 5.1 rebounds a game in just 14.1 minutes of action. (Scout.com)

Former Tar Heel Jessica McDonald moves home with NC Courage

Jessica McDonald has live her life out of a suitcase since she turned professional in 2010. She was a soccer nomad with a new team and sometimes even a new country with each transaction. The seventh time the former UNC forward and NCAA Champion was traded, one can imagine her jubilation as the relocation brought her to a place she once knew as home. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Video: Stilman White UNC Career Highlights

Highlights of North Carolina point guard Stilman White during his time as a Tar Heel. White's college basketball career spanned six seasons due to a two-year Mormon mission. View Video...

No. 3 UNC Women's Tennis Tops Syracuse To Garner ACC's No. 1 Seed

No. 3 North Carolina closed out the regular season with a 6-1 victory over Syracuse, giving Hayley Carter and the Tar Heels a fifth-straight ACC Women’s Tennis regular season title. North Carolina (27-2, 13-1 ACC) garners the top seed in next week’s ACC Championship and will face either eighth seed Virginia or ninth seed Florida State in a quarterfinal match on Friday. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Softball Perseveres To Win Wild One, 11-10, In Extras

North Carolina evened the series with Syracuse on Sunday, outlasting a valiant Syracuse offense for an 11-10 victory in nine innings. The pair returned to the diamond for the series finale, but after UNC took a 3-1 lead in the top of the third, the game was halted for travel reasons and will not be completed. At the end of the weekend, UNC sits at 36-13 (14-6 ACC). (GoHeels.com)

No. 3 UNC Baseball Falls in Series Finale to Pitt, 11-9

North Carolina got the tying runs on base in the ninth inning but couldn't complete the comeback as the third-ranked Tar Heels dropped the series finale at Pitt 11-9 Sunday afternoon at Cost Field. Brian Miller had two doubles and a home run for UNC, but the host Panthers scored 10 straight runs after falling behind early and held on for the victory. (GoHeels.com)

12 Michael Jordan stories that prove he was the most competitive athlete of all-time

What made Michael Jordan so great? Was it his supreme athleticism? That probably had a lot to do with it, as did his finely tuned skill-set. But the biggest reason Jordan ended up as the greatest NBA player we have ever seen is his amazing competitive streak. Let’s look back at some of the stories that prove Jordan was the most ruthlessly competitive athlete of all-time. (USA Today)

Sports Illustrated picks Roy Williams as ACC's best coach for 2016-17 season

Roy Williams gets the nod after steering the Tar Heels to their sixth national title. North Carolina hardly lost a step in 2016–17 despite losing both Marcus Paige and Brice Johnson, relying largely on a crop of junior and senior veterans in Justin Jackson, Joel Berry, Kennedy Meeks and Isaiah Hicks to get back to the national title game and finish the job. (Carolina Blue)

Mitchell Trubisky on QB belief, ‘Biscuit’ nickname and Jets visit

Q: If I were an NFL general manager, what would you tell me about why you are confident you can be the face of a franchise? Mitch Trubisky: I’m just confident in my abilities and who I am as a person. I don’t really get flustered. I’m always calm and poised, and I’m very confident in my leadership abilities and what I could do at this next level. (New York Post)

Tyler Ramirez a good fit for the Oakland A's

Tyler Ramirez is used to being challenged. As a freshman, he suited up for 58 games in the outfield for ACC powerhouse UNC. He hit .286 that season, earning a permanent spot in the Tar Heels’ starting line-up for the next two seasons. Now in his first full professional season, Ramirez is the new kid starting on a veteran team once again as a member of the High-A Stockton Ports. (Oakland Clubhouse)

Inside the 8-month reinvention of an unprofitable college newspaper, The Daily Tar Heel

Last summer Betsy O’Donovan, the incoming Executive Director of The Daily Tar Heel, wrote an essay on Medium charting the dire financial situation of UNC-Chapel Hill’s student newspaper. It started pretty bluntly: “The Daily Tar Heel is a news organization, and we don’t dodge the facts: This 123-year-old institution has two years to figure out its finances.” (Poynter Institute)

UNC's Ben Griffin Ties for Second at ACC Golf Championship

Virginia’s Jimmy Stanger birdied his 18th hole of regulation and the first playoff hole to win the 2017 ACC individual golf title over UNC’s Ben Griffin on Saturday at the Musgrove Mill Golf Club. Griffin shot a 5-under 67 in the first round on Friday and a 2-under 70 in Saturday’s second round to hold the individual lead by two strokes after 36 holes. (GoHeels.com)

Gianluca Dalatri Dazzles In Diamond Heels' 3-1 Win At Pitt

Gianluca Dalatri outdueled Josh Falk to earn his third straight win as No. 3 North Carolina clinched its seventh consecutive series with a 3-1 victory over Pittsburgh Saturday. Dalatri pitched a career-best 8.2 innings and allowed just three hits on a day when offense was at a premium. Brandon Riley broke up Falk's no-hitter in the eighth and scored on a wild pitch. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Catcher Cody Roberts Added to Johnny Bench Award Watch List

North Carolina sophomore catcher Cody Roberts had his name added to the Watch List for the Johnny Bench Award on Friday–an honor given annually to the top Division I catcher in America. After starting 52 games behind the plate as a true freshman last season, the native of Johns Creek, Georgia has started all but four of UNC’s 36 games this year. (Chapelboro.com)

Molly Hendrick's Seven Goals Lead UNC to 19-7 Women's Lacrosse Win At Duke

Molly Hendrick scored a career-high seven goals as the third-ranked UNC women’s lacrosse team beat No. 20 Duke, 19-7, on Saturday at Koskinen Stadium in the regular season finale for both teams. The Tar Heel win, combined with Syracuse’s loss at Louisville on Saturday, give Carolina the outright ACC regular season championship for the third year in a row. (GoHeels.com)

Hayley Carter Sets ACC Singles Record As Tar Heels Sweep Pitt

No. 3 North Carolina women’s tennis beat Pittsburgh 7-0 at Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center Saturday. The win pushes the Tar Heels to 26-2 on the season and 12-1 in ACC play. In this afternoon’s win, second-ranked Hayley Carter registered the 162nd singles victory of her career. The win gives her sole possession of the ACC record for most career singles victories. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Men's Lacrosse Drops 14-13 Decision At Notre Dame

Bryan Costabile scored off an assist by Sergio Percovic with 2:44 to play in the fourth quarter to lift sixth-ranked Notre Dame to a 14-13 victory over 16th-ranked North Carolina Saturday. UNC falls to 6-7 on the season and 1-3 in the ACC. UNC next heads to the ACC Tournament on Friday where it will play top-ranked Syracuse at 6 p.m. at Koskinen Stadium in the semifinals. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Softball Drops Syracuse Opener, 3-1

Two runs in the bottom of the first proved all the offense that Syracuse would need, as the Orange held on to defeat North Carolina, 3-1, on a chilly Saturday. The win lifts SU to 26-16 (7-9 ACC), while the Tar Heels fall to 35-13 (13-6 ACC). Katelyn Shifflett led Carolina at the plate, going 2-for-3 with a solo home run. Taylor Wike reached base in each of her first three at-bats. (GoHeels.com)

Anson Dorrance Lecture Highlights Character

UNC women’s soccer coach Anson Dorrance performs the same ritual before each national championship game his team plays (a whopping 24, with 22 of those victories). It doesn’t have anything to do with superstition. It’s all about appreciation. “I spend the entire day and half the night before the national championship game writing a note to every senior on my roster, thanking them.” (GoHeels.com)


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