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Marvin Williams ready for another season in Charlotte

Hornets forward Marvin Williams admitted the Tar Heel fans that still support him make his job even better. He played for North Carolina his freshman year and won a National Championship, and still attributes much of his success to Roy Williams. "I can never tell you how thankful I am for what Coach Williams has done for me and my family and my life." (WCNC)

Small Lineup Still in Play for UNC

Roy Williams’s plan to play his small lineup more in 2016-17 remains intact despite the loss of Theo Pinson to a broken right foot for an indefinite amount of time. The burden to man the four spot when going small now falls directly on junior wing Justin Jackson. The loss of a fifth post player has been a determining factor in Williams’ decision to play more small ball. (Inside Carolina)

The top 25 field designs in college football, ranked

No. 12: North Carolina - North Carolina changes its field a lot—and every version looks good. Whether it's the black and blue design, patriotic design or bright blue end zones like the picture here, the Tar Heels get it right. (Sports Illustrated)

On A Team Of 'Cool Guys,' Ed Davis Makes An Effort To Bring Emotion

While Ed Davis is one of the cooler customers on the Portland Trail Blazers, he also carries himself with the kind of swagger that belies a toughness and ferocity that doesn't require overt declarations. But sometimes, being overt is the best way to get the point across, so Davis has made some attempts at showing more emotion while in the heat of competition. (Portland Tribune)

Kenny Williams primed for bounce-back season

UNC guard Kenny Williams struggled offensively last year, but he only played double digit minutes once all year. He never shot more than three times in a game and only shot more than once four times. It's hard for a shooter to get going when he rarely has offensive opportunities. On other side of the ball, Williams showed flashes of greatness defensively. (Carolina Blue)

US News and World Report Ranks Carolina 32nd Among World’s Top Research Universities

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ties for 32nd among the world’s top 1,000 research universities, according to the U.S. News and World Report Best Global Universities rankings. UNC is tied with Boston University and the University of Colorado–Boulder for 32nd among world institutions. Among U.S. research universities, UNC placed 26th overall and 11th among public campuses. (UNC.edu)

In crunch time, Vince Carter wins one for the old guys

It seemed like a mismatch in the Minnesota Timberwolves' favor. The league's oldest player was defending one of the NBA's premier young talents in crunch time. But 39-year-old Vince Carter got the best of Andrew Wiggins, 21. Wiggins finished with 25 points, but didn't score in the fourth quarter until a pair of meaningless free throws with 1.9 seconds left (ESPN.com)

UNC’s Isaiah Hicks intent on shaking a foul habit

With Brice Johnson’s departure, it will be even more important for Isaiah Hicks to no longer lead the ACC in fouls as he did last season. At ACC Operation Basketball on Wednesday, Hicks said that he is confident he can turn those numbers around. He thinks that some of problem was that he pushed hard to make an immediate impact when he came off the bench. (Raleigh & Company)

North Carolina Tar Heels 2016-17 Basketball Team Preview and Prediction

The Tar Heels won’t start the season as anyone’s favorite to win the NCAA championship. However, an upper-tier finish in the stacked ACC and a return to the Final Four could be within reach. The lack of obvious star power is an issue, but having six upperclassmen with significant experience provides continuity that many other national contenders lack. (Athlon Sports)

How things changed for Nate Britt, Kris Jenkins after 'The Shot'

Nate Britt's family had taken in Kris Jenkins, and the two considered themselves brothers. There was trash-talking between the duo leading up to the national championship game, which ended with Jenkins sinking one of the most memorable shots in championship game history, a buzzer-beater that gave Villanova the title. But there has been none since. (ESPN.com)

Joel Berry makes a point – a few, actually – about Carolina's backcourt

Back for his junior season after being named the ACC basketball tournament’s most valuable player, Joel Berry will have the ball in his hands as UNC’s lead guard and is expected to make another leap forward after a breakout season. But what he’s most excited about might be those that aren’t very excited about him or the Tar Heels’ guards this season. (Greensboro News & Record)

Appreciating the stubbornness of coach Larry Fedora

You don’t get the guy who has the best chance in 50 years to establish North Carolina football as a program if he’s interested in your theories on play calling. Larry Fedora a stubborn SOB, but he’s our stubborn SOB, and so long as that is the case, you should hope he never changes, because he’s well on his way to taking us where we’ve never been. (Tar Heel Blog)

ACC Media Day Social Recap

Senior forward Isaiah Hicks, junior point guard Joel Berry II and head coach Roy Williams were in Charlotte on Wednesday representing North Carolina at the 2016 Atlantic Coast Conference Operation Basketball. Activities included press conferences, photo shoots, print and television interviews, live radio hits and more throughout the day. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Will Take Lead In Major PTSD Study

This study, funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, will be based at UNC. The $21 million AURORA Study will employ the efforts of 19 institutions and more than 40 scientists. Trauma survivors will be enrolled during the immediate aftermath of trauma and followed longitudinally for one year. (UNC General Alumni Association)

Dean Smith, Charlie Scott and how they changed more than a game at UNC

In 1966, Chapel Hill was still a town rooted in the Old South, UNC was a rather conservative campus and Dean Smith was no more than the coach who replaced Frank McGuire, whose legendary Tar Heels from New York had beaten Wilt Chamberlain for a national basketball championship. And Charlie Scott was a young man from a broken home in Harlem. (Raleigh News & Observer)

Tar Heels feeling absence of Theo Pinson

North Carolina junior Theo Pinson had surgery on the broken fifth metatarsal in his right foot Wednesday in Charlotte. Coach Roy Williams said Dr. Robert Anderson of the Carolinas Medical Center was performing the surgery. Anderson is the same surgeon who operated on Pinson in May 2015, when he broke the same bone in his left foot as a freshman. (ESPN.com)

Andrew Miller Has The Stuff To Get Out Of Trouble

Cleveland starting pitcher Corey Kluber was 88 pitches deep after he gave up a leadoff single to Ben Zobrist in the seventh inning of Game 1 Tuesday. He could have seen a couple more batters, but Terry Francona planned ahead, and pulled him for Andrew Miller, the shaggy scarecrow who hadn’t allowed a run since Sept. 7. (Deadspin)

Film review: UNC rush defense flashes improvement in Virginia win

The first article we did in this series examined how the North Carolina defense, particularly against the run, held the team back in the first game of the season — a 33-24 loss to Georgia. Now, seven weeks later, the defense just turned in its best performance of the season, limiting Virginia to 253 total yards of offense in UNC’s 35-14 win on Saturday. (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC Wing Theo Pinson Undergoes Surgery on Right Foot

Theo Pinson had surgery on Wednesday to repair a fracture of the fifth metatarsal in his right foot, according to North Carolina head coach Roy Williams. A timetable for his return is not yet available. "I have no idea how long Theo is going to be out," Williams told reporters at the ACC Operation Basketball media event on Wednesday. (Inside Carolina)

UNC Picked No. 2 in ACC Preseason Basketball Poll

The Atlantic Coast Conference released the voting totals for the ACC Operation Basketball 2016-17 Preseason Poll on Wednesday, with North Carolina selected to finish second in the league, and Tar Heel point guard Joel Berry selected First Team All-ACC. (Inside Carolina)

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