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No time for Justin Jackson to look to rafters

Justin Jackson admitted that having two recent teammates honored in that way was weird, because, “they come into locker room, and they’re the same goofballs I played with.” “Obviously, they had great careers. But sometimes, playing with guys like that, you don’t realize the caliber of player that they are. What they did here, not many people can do.” (Carolina Blue)

Video: UNC Football - Blue Dawn, Day 5

North Carolina football's players and coaches were hard at work on the practice field before the sun rose on Monday as they participate in their offseason "Blue Dawn" workouts ahead of Spring practice and the 2017 college football season. View Video...

Mike Fox reaches 800 wins at UNC

North Carolina head baseball coach Mike Fox notched his 800th UNC in Sunday's 5-4 win over Kentucky. Fox began his 19th season as the Tar Heels coach this weekend. Fox is Carolina's winningest coach in program history. (Carolina Blue)

Diamond Heels Hold Steady at No. 9 in D1Baseball.com Top 25

The UNC baseball team opened 2017 with a bang this past weekend at Boshamer Stadium with its three-game sweep over the Kentucky Wildcats. As a result, the Diamond Heels held their spot at No. 9 in the D1Baseball.com Top 25. Not much movement took place at the top of the poll this week, with the top nine teams staying exactly as they were in the preseason. (Chapelboro.com)

North Carolina And Appalachian State Agree To Football Series

North Carolina and Appalachian State have agreed to a three-game football series to be played in 2019, 2022 and 2023. UNC will host the Mountaineers on Saturday, September 21, in 2019 in Chapel Hill. In 2022, UNC will play in Boone, N.C., on September 3. The following year, the Tar Heels will host Appalachian State on September 9, 2023, in Chapel Hill. (GoHeels.com)

This Week in UNC Baseball with Mike Fox

North Carolina baseball coach Mike Fox: "Our players are a year older and veterans and we emphasized to hit the ball with a little more authority. You never know when you hit a ball if it is in the gap and it is not as easy a thing that you can control as people think. We need to hit with more power this year certainly and give us more opportunities to score runs." (Inside Carolina)

UNC Basketball No. 8 In Both Polls

North Carolina moved up in each of the two major basketball polls on Monday after a pair of wins last week at NC State and at home over then-No. 14 Virginia. The Tar Heels are No. 8 in this week's Associated Press and USA Today Coaches Polls after being No. 10/9 last week. Carolina will host Louisville on Wednesday in a meeting of top-10, conference opponents. (GoHeels.com)

Four Corners: Louisville Visits In Another Big Game

North Carolina Basketball is in the midst of an unprecedented stretch of four consecutive home games played against ranked opponents. The Tar Heels beat Virginia in the second of those games last Saturday night and will welcome Louisville on Wednesday before the season finale against Duke on March 4. On to this week's Four Corners. (GoHeels.com)

Bracket Watch: North Carolina snags No. 1 seed from Baylor

Villanova, Kansas and Gonzaga have yet to lock in a top seed, but all are headed in that direction. Baylor’s losses last week opened the door for North Carolina to move to the top line, as well. Plenty can change, but the Wildcats, Jayhawks and Bulldogs, along with the top team in the ACC, are on their way to leading the four regions in this year’s NCAA tournament. (Sports Illustrated)

UNC men's basketball sees shades of Maui in win over Virginia

Since the team plane touched down on the mainland, the No. 10 North Carolina men’s basketball team has been trying to find its way back to Maui. Not for the sunny skies and pristine beaches — though that certainly doesn’t hurt — but for the elite level of play UNC reached during the Maui Invitational. (Daily Tar Heel)

Ranking the ACC's Football-Basketball Coaching Duos for 2017

3. North Carolina: The Roy Williams critics point out that he’s been a head coach at Kansas and North Carolina — two schools where it’s hard NOT to win — but the fact remains that he’s averaged a staggering 28 wins in 28 seasons. Larry Fedora’s career has been highlighted by two very good seasons. He’s averaged an ordinary 7.2 wins in his other seven seasons. (Athlon Sports)

UNC, Louisville playing for a 1 seed?

This is the biggest week of the regular season for Louisville basketball. The Cards have a golden opportunity Wednesday in Chapel Hill where they'll tip off at 9 p.m. against North Carolina with a lot on the line. A win over UNC would pull Louisville into a tie for first place in the ACC and give the Cards a key tiebreaker in the chase for an ACC regular-season title. (Louisville Courier-Journal)

Justin Jackson’s Historic 3-Point Improvement

After making 29% of his 120 3-pointer as a sophomore, Justin Jackson has improved to 39% on 178 attempts as a junior. That increase of 10 percentage points is a healthy one. But where does it rank in ACC history? Prior to this season, only 11 ACC players have had a 10-percentage-point increase in their season-over-season 3-point percentage. (The Secondary Break)

UNC's Tempo Adjustment

Not only are the Tar Heels pushing the tempo more effectively of late – UNC played eight games with 65 or fewer possessions in 2014-15 and has played that same number combined over the past two seasons – but they are winning more when forced to play at a slower pace. Roy Williams’s squad has won six of its last seven in games with 65 or fewer possessions. (Inside Carolina)

ACC, Big 12, Big Ten coaches scout league opponents with brutal honesty

On North Carolina: “When you’re so systematic offensively, sometimes when you’re forced to improvise, it becomes more difficult. If you zone them and slow them down a little bit, they don’t have as good a flow. As big and strong as they are near the rim, they’re not a great pick-and-roll defensive team. They don't have a four or five man who can stretch and shoot threes." (Sports Illustrated)

Looking into reasons why Los Angeles Angels signed Dustin Ackley

A good benchmark to measure his real abilities would be his 2015 season, although there wasn’t any substantial difference in batting — he hit .231/.284/.429 in 108 games. The good news: he’s stronger defensively. He is capable of any out fielding position and can play first and second base when needed. (Outside Pitch MLB)

UNC’s Katherine Perry reflects on long journey to LPGA Tour

It might still be winter, but golf is in the air. Area resident and recent UNC-Chapel Hill graduate Katherine Perry is setting forth on her journey as a first-year member of Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA). “I almost gave-up last June,” said Perry, who was raised in Cary and introduced to golf by her father at age 10. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Jerry Stackhouse: Passion Project

Jerry Stackhouse became a mentor, drawing from his playing experience and what he learned from a long line of legendary coaches—Dean Smith, Doug Collins, Rick Carlisle. When he played in Dallas for Avery Johnson, that’s when he began to consider coaching. “You get a real gratification out of seeing guys get better,” Stack says. “I feel like this is what I’m supposed to be doing.” (SLAM Online)

UNC Men's Tennis Falls To Top-Ranked Virginia

North Carolina’s quest for a second straight berth in the ITA National Team Indoor Championship final ended in Sunday with a 4-0 loss to top-ranked Virginia in the semifinals. The Tar Heels (11-1), the defending champions in the event, suffered their first loss of the season in what was a rematch of the 2016 ITA National Team Indoor title match. (GoHeels.com)

Justin Jackson's special season leading Tar Heels

The celebration began Saturday in Chapel Hill with former Tar Heels Marcus Paige and Brice Johnson having their jerseys raised among the rows of the honored. Justin Jackson might one day join Paige and Johnson with the season he's having for North Carolina. Jackson picked apart No. 14 Virginia's vaunted defense to the tune of 18 points in the first half Saturday. (ESPN.com)


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‘Two final possibilities’ for ex-LSU QB Brandon Harris’ next home

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Today In UNC History
February 20, 1915
Lynchburg YMCA wins 63- 20, the most lopsided loss in UNC history (43 points).

February 20, 1986
Len Bias scores 35 points to lead Maryland to a 77-72 overtime win, UNC’s first defeat in the Smith Center (Video).

February 20, 1999
Ademola Okulaja hits a game-winning three-pointer with 1.4 seconds left in UNC's 67-66 win at Virginia (Video).

February 20, 2014
Leslie McDonald scores a game-high 21 points in UNC’s 74-66 win over Duke in Chapel Hill. The game was originally scheduled for February 12th, but was postponed due to a winter storm. The Tar Heels became the first team to beat each of the top four teams in the preseason AP poll (Michigan State, Kentucky, Louisville and Duke) (Video).

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