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Jerry Stackhouse receives high praise from Raptors 905 players

Jerry Stackhouse led the Raptors 905 to the G-League championship round this season, where they lost to the Austin Spurs. The 43-year-old is perhaps the most intriguing candidate for the Knicks coaching opening. "He's a great coach," said Raptors 905 wing Fuquan Edwin. "Not only did he tell us, but he showed us. Most days he would dress up and practice with us." (SNY.tv)

No. 8 Diamond Heels Take Game One Over Georgia Tech, 9-3

No. 8 North Carolina got out to a big lead with five runs in the second inning and never looked back as the Tar Heels captured a 9-3 win over Georgia Tech on Friday at Boshamer Stadium (Highlights). The Tar Heels will be back in action Saturday against the Yellow Jackets in game two of the series. Austin Bergner will throw the first pitch scheduled for 4:00 p.m. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Men's Tennis Pulls Off Win At No. 11 FSU

North Carolina earned an impressive ACC men's tennis road win on Friday, beating No. 11 Florida State 4-1 on the Seminoles' home court. With the win at Scott Speicher Tennis Center, UNC improves to 19-4 on the season and 10-1 in ACC play with one regular-season match remaining, at Miami on Sunday. FSU (25-3, 9-2) had won 14 in a row at home. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Softball Tops Georgia Tech in the Series Opener

Despite Georgia Tech scoring first, a four-run fourth inning clinched the 4-2 win for UNC in the series opener over the Yellow Jackets in Atlanta on Friday. Brittany Pickett tossed six strikeouts in her third complete game of the week to improve to 25-9 on the season. Megan Dray led UNC's offense with a two-run double in the fourth while Leah Murray went 2-for-3. (GoHeels.com)

A Case For The Naismith HOF: Jerry Stackhouse

A consensus first-team All-America in 1995, Jerry Stackhouse was also the Sports Illustrated National Player of the Year that season. He was the MVP of the ACC Tournament as a freshman in 1994 and led the Tar Heels to the Final Four in 1995. He was the McDonald’s game MVP in 1993. Stackhouse played 18 seasons in the NBA, finishing his career with 16,409 points. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Ike Freeman Named To Brooks Wallace Award Watch List

A group of 53 of the most talented athletes in college baseball headline the 2018 Brooks Wallace Award Watch List, the College Baseball Foundation announced Thursday, and North Carolina sophomore Ike Freeman was among those included for the honor of the nation's top shortstop. The award will be presented this summer by the College Baseball Foundation. (GoHeels.com)

Five Questions With UNC DB Coach Henry Baker

Henry Baker joined the UNC football coaching staff this spring. "I played football at Maryland when Maryland was in the ACC. So my familiarity with the North Carolina program was strong and I always kept an eye on the program. So I've always had an interest in Carolina and when (Coach Papuchis) gave me a call I knew that it was something I wanted to pursue." (GoHeels.com)

UNC Sports Quotes of the Year

Nearly every time a UNC player or coach was talking to the media this season, I was there with a camera. Here’s a collection of some of the best quotes I heard during the 2017-18 season. Most are funny, but some of them are just thoughtful or sincere. Most of them come with a video link, so click and enjoy watching the video of the best quotes of the season. (Inside Carolina)

Delany family gives $1 million gift to the Carolina Edge initiative

Jim Delany may be commissioner of the Big Ten Conference, but he is a lifetime member of the UNC basketball family and his Tar Heel roots run deep. Delany came to Carolina to play for the late, great Dean Smith and went to two NCAA Final Fours. Now, the Delany family is taking their commitment even further with a $1 million gift to the Carolina Edge initiative. (UNC.edu)

Marie McCool ready for her final run with the UNC women's lacrosse team

Marie Marie McCool doesn’t have much time left at North Carolina. With only a few games left in her waning senior season, she has proven to be one of the most complete women's lacrosse players in the country. “Nothing fancy, nothing that necessarily wows you, but at the end of the game, you're like, ‘Holy s***, she is incredible,'” teammate Naomi Lerner said. (Daily Tar Heel)

Four Corners: Offseason Training Underway

The 2018-19 UNC basketball team has begun offseason conditioning work at the Smith Center, working with strength and conditioning coordinator Jonas Sahratian and assistant James Ayscue to begin preparations for next season. The academic year will wrap up soon, with pending graduations next month for Joel Berry, Kane Ma, Theo Pinson and Aaron Rohlman. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Offensive Line Still Hampered by Injuries

Chris Kapilovic’s offseason challenge was daunting enough with a full slate of inexperienced bodies along his offensive line. With two projected starters sidelined due to injury, spring ball became a proving ground for freshmen, walk-ons and other backups battling for playing time next fall. UNC only returns 19 starts along the offensive line, the fewest in the ACC. (Inside Carolina)

Larry Fedora Wraps Up UNC's Spring Football Practice

Larry Fedora: "We finished up spring on Monday, had a good spring, we got a lot of reps with a lot of young guys and we got a lot of people a lot of work. It was a very productive spring. I would say that both quarterbacks are better off than they were at the end of the season. They’ve made a lot of progress and did a really good job this winter preparing themselves." (Tar Heel Illustrated)

After 51 Years, Ron Miller Retires As Tar Heel Fencing Coach

After 51 years and 1,553 victories, Ron Miller is retiring as coach of the UNC men's and women's fencing programs. He coached UNC's first varsity fencing team, in 1967-68, and has mentored thousands of Tar Heel student-athletes since then. "Ron's dedication to Carolina and the sport of fencing is just incredible," UNC Director of Athletics Bubba Cunningham said. (GoHeels.com)

Ike Freeman Leading UNC On And Off The Diamond

If you ask Ike Freeman to describe himself, you won't get a complicated answer. "It's really hunting and baseball. They're my two main things." Freeman is a simple man. And if you know him, you'll understand that to be an absolute truth. He's soft-spoken, a hard worker, and humble. Trying to get the sophomore to talk about his accomplishments is a futile task. (GoHeels.com)

NY Knicks: 5 things to know about new head coach candidate Kenny Smith

A surprising name was thrown into the Knicks' coaching search Wednesday when ESPN reported that TNT analyst Kenny Smith would interview for the job. Smith, 53, joins a list of candidates that includes Mark Jackson, David Fizdale, Jerry Stackhouse, Mike Woodson and David Blatt. Here are five things to know about Smith, who has no NBA coaching experience: (NorthJersey.com)

Carolina Insider Podcast: Non-Conference Schedule, Basketball Team Awards, Spring Football

Friday's edition of the Carolina Insider podcast is packed with content. Join hosts Jones Angell and Adam Lucas for a discussion of UNC basketball's out-of-conference schedule for 2018-19, a look back at the end-of-year basketball awards ceremony, spring football chatter and former Maryland coach and soon-to-be Hall of Famer Lefty Driesell joins the pod. (GoHeels.com)

Raymond Felton Q&A: 'All the little things' mean a lot at playoff time

It's familiar territory for Raymond Felton. The Thunder's loss to the Jazz on Wednesday was Felton's 38th career playoff game, and Oklahoma City is the sixth different franchise with which he's reached the NBA Playoffs. He won an NCAA title with North Carolina in 2005. So Felton has been around the block and talked about the little things that matter at playoff time. (The Oklahoman)

Video: UNC Basketball - Everywhere is a Gym

The North Carolina men's basketball team likes to take full advantage of the beautiful weather in Chapel Hill, often taking their off-season workout to the Dean E. Smith Center parking lot. This video looks back on #ThrowbackThursday at one of their recent outdoor workouts. Read More...

Chansky’s Notebook: Michael Jordan Scores 63 On The Legend

Basketball fans, do you know what today is? What does the number 32 mean to you? For old-timers, 32 was Billy Cunningham’s number. For the younger folks, it’s Luke Maye’s number. But there’s a third reason to keep 32 in mind. 32 years ago today, Michael Jordan, 1985 NBA Rookie of the Year, dropped 63 points (Video) on Larry Bird and the then Big 3 of the NBA. (Chapelboro.com)

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Friday, April 20
UNC Men's Tennis4
at Florida State1
UNC Baseball9
vs Georgia Tech3
UNC Women's Tennis2
at Duke5
UNC Softball4
at Georgia Tech2
Saturday, April 21
UNC Women's Golf
at ACC Championships Day 1
UNC Men's Golf
at ACC Championship Day 2
UNC Track & Field
at Virginia Challenge Day 2
9:00 AM, Streaming
UNC Volleyball
at Carolina Spring Tournament
10:00 AM
UNC Track & Field
at Duke Invitational Day 2
10:00 AM
UNC Men's Lacrosse
vs Notre Dame
12:00 PM, ESPNU, Streaming
UNC Softball
at Georgia Tech
1:00 PM, Streaming
UNC Women's Lacrosse
vs Duke
3:00 PM, Streaming
UNC Baseball
vs Georgia Tech
4:00 PM, Streaming
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Basketball (W)Baseball

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