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10 ACC Players to Watch During the NFL Scouting Combine

2. Mitch Trubisky, QB, North Carolina: Trubisky has all the tools to become the first QB off the board this year and should test well given his athletic abilities and strong arm. 10. Ryan Switzer, WR/KR, UNC: There might not be a more fun prospect to watch than Switzer, who is a bit of a Swiss Army knife coming out of Chapel Hill. (Athlon Sports)

Ol’ Roy and his Tar Heels again beating one-and-done culture

For the second straight year, UNC coach Roy Williams and wily veterans are pushing back against the one-and-done climate. Ol’ Roy has three seniors and three juniors among this year’s playing rotation. They possess less NBA talent than the freshmen who are projected as high first-round draft picks, but the Tar Heels’ experience and familiarity is making the difference. (FanRag Sports)

This Week in UNC Baseball with Mike Fox

Inside Carolina caught up with Tar Heels skipper Mike Fox after UNC swept Radford. The Tar Heels are 7-0 heading into two mid-week games (Winthrop, St. John's) before hosting Long Beach State this weekend. "Luca was sensational yesterday. To strike out 15 in a game in eight innings with only 99 pitches, that is unbelievably hard to do." (Inside Carolina)

Justin Jackson Named ACC Basketball Player of the Week

North Carolina's Justin Jackson has been named the ACC Basketball Player of the Week. Jackson led UNC in scoring with 20-plus points in wins last week over No. 7 Louisville and at Pitt, as the Tar Heels clinched the No. 1 seed in next week’s ACC Tournament. Jackson had a game-high 21 points against the Cardinals, and a game-high 23 points at Pitt. (The ACC)

UNC’s Luca Dalatri Selected ACC Co-Pitcher of the Week

Florida State’s Tyler Holton and North Carolina’s Luca Dalatri were selected as ACC Co-Pitchers of the Week. In just his second career start, Dalatri struck out 15 batters with no walks in a 7-5 win over Radford. The 15 strikeouts are the most by a Tar Heel pitcher since Matt Harvey struck out 15 at Clemson in 2010, and are the most for a UNC freshman since 1999. (The ACC)

UNC To Face Pitt Wednesday In ACC Women's Basketball Tournament

North Carolina and Pitt face off in the final game of the first round on Wednesday of the ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament at the HTC Center. Tip off is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Three-time defending champion Notre Dame will be the No. 1 seed. The tournament will feature all 15 ACC teams and 14 games, beginning with three first-round matchups on Wednesday. (GoHeels.com)

3 burning questions for UNC football as spring ball approaches

Who will win UNC’s starting quarterback job? Nathan Elliott only appeared in three games last season, completing eight of nine passes for 55 yards. Chazz Surratt and Logan Byrd, a pair of highly-rated players from the 2016 class, both redshirted last fall. The three-way competition between Surratt, Byrd and Elliott will make for some intriguing practice sessions. (ACC Sports Journal)

Know Your Opponent: Virginia

Virginia snapped their four-game losing streak Saturday at NC State, but the question of what to expect from the Cavaliers' offense Monday in Charlottesville remains. London Perrantes, who was a combined 5 for 25 from the field in losses to Miami and UNC, bounced back against the Wolfpack with 16 points, 10 assists and just one turnover in 35 minutes. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Football Will Feature New Faces at Skill Positions

With the departures of Ryan Switzer, Bug Howard, Mack Hollins, Elijah Hood, and T.J. Logan, whoever goes under center at quarterback for North Carolina will have a group of skill position players around him that have played understudy roles, at best, going into 2017. When asked about some of those new faces, offensive coordinator Chris Kapilovic led with Juval Mollette. (Inside Carolina)

Black History Month Honoree: Mr. Mason

The public knows the “Honored Jerseys,” the consensus All-Americas whose names and numbers are mounted on the upper-deck façade of Kenan Stadium. But to many of those players and hundreds more lettermen through the mid-1900s, the most revered name in the sport in Chapel Hill was that of Morris Mason. (GoHeels.com)

Undefeated Tar Heels Rise to No. 8 in D1Baseball.com Top 25

As the wins continue to pile up for the UNC baseball team here in the earliest portion of the season, so too does its reputation. The Tar Heels moved up one spot to No. 8 in this week’s D1baseball.com Top 25, becoming the highest-ranked team in the country that still has not suffered a loss. Each of the top seven teams in this week’s poll lost at least once last week. (Chapelboro.com)

Trubisky rising: How the UNC QB went from a backup to a top NFL prospect

If Mitch Trubisky is so good, why was he a backup for two seasons to a guy who didn’t make an NFL roster? Currently, Trubisky sits in the premiere class of this year’s quarterback crop, ranking just above Deshaun Watson and DeShone Kizer. The former Mr. Ohio threw 30 touchdowns, ran for five more and tossed just six interceptions last season for the Tar Heels. (Sports Illustrated)

UNC Jumps Three Spots to No. 5 in AP Men’s Basketball Top 25

Convincing wins over then No. 7 Louisville at home and over Pittsburgh on the road this past week were enough to launch the UNC men’s basketball team back into the top five. The most recent AP Top 25–which was released Monday afternoon–had the Tar Heels moving up three spots from No. 8 to No. 5 after clinching at least a share of the ACC regular season title. (Chapelboro.com)

UNC, John Papuchis Looking to Establish Defensive Identity in 2017

At 38 years old, John Papuchis is still a young man to be in the position of defensive coordinator at a Power Five program. He’s not as young as he was when he was promoted to defensive coordinator at the age of 31 at Nebraska – when he was the youngest DC in college football. Despite his age, he’s served alongside some of the most well known defensive coaches in the nation. (Inside Carolina)

Chansky’s Notebook: Happy Birthday, Coach!

Dean Smith’s 86th birthday is tomorrow. A special number, too. The legendary Carolina coach would have been 86 tomorrow, and the best present the Tar Heels could have given him was a win at Virginia tonight. But I can think of why the No. 86 goes very well with Smith’s legacy, beginning with the Dean Dome opening its doors in 1986 with an epic victory over Duke on January 18. (Chapelboro.com)

Lucas: Carolina Basketball Notebook

The unique scheduling created some thorny travel issues. Roy Williams always prefers to come home when he can, and so the Tar Heels returned to Chapel Hill after Saturday’s win at Pitt, getting back to RDU around 5 p.m. A little over 24 hours later, after a Sunday afternoon practice at the Smith Center, they were back at the airport for a Sunday evening flight to Charlottesville. (GoHeels.com)

Justin Jackson Makes His Case

The Pitt Panthers had cut North Carolina's lead to two at 30-28. Over the three minutes that remained before the halftime break, however, Justin Jackson stated his case for ACC Player of the Year. Let’s break down that 10-0, Jackson-led scoring run. It was a quick one, involving just four offensive possessions and four defensive stops for the Tar Heels. (The Secondary Break)

The UNC Business School Student Who Almost Integrated ACC Basketball

Willie Cooper starred on the basketball team at Frederick Douglass High, where the 6-foot-2 forward’s defensive abilities attracted the attention of future Hall of Fame head coach Dean Smith, who at that time was struggling with a losing program at UNC. "One day, at one of the games, some white guys showed up at my high school with a Super 8 movie camera," Cooper says. (WBUR)

Audio: 1-2-1 with Heather O’Reilly

We sit down with U.S. Women's Soccer National Team legend and new Arsenal Ladies signee Heather O’Reilly to discuss her early days in London and how she’s settling into life at her new club. She also takes a number of fan questions, so one not to be missed. (Women's Soccer Zone)

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Calls James Worthy Favorite Teammate

The Los Angeles Lakers in the 1980s created one of the biggest dynasties in NBA history, winning five NBA Championships with great players like Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and one of the best coaches ever in Pat Riley. In a recent interview, Abdul-Jabbar said that James Worthy was his favorite teammate, and it is not necessarily for reasons on the court. (Lakers Nation)

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Virgil Weathers’ basket with less than 30 seconds to play gives Carolina a 43-42 win over Adolph Rupp’s top-seed Kentucky in the second round of the Southern Conference Tournament. It would be the final time the two schools played one another as members of the same conference.

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