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Vol Basketball Preview: North Carolina

Per the early season ratings over at KenPom.com, there’s a class of about six elite teams and then there’s everyone else. North Carolina is one of those six. Point being: North Carolina is part of the 2016–17 elite class in basketball, as per usual. (Orange & White Report)

Tennessee knows the damage UNC can do on the glass

Rick Barnes started practice Friday afternoon with two sets of five on the floor at Pratt Pavilion. Five players in orange practice jerseys, large pads in hand. Five players in grey with no pads to work with. Barnes threw one shot after the other off the rim, and with it, the grey-clad players bodied up an orange pad, boxing out and going after rebounds as physically as possible. (GoVols247)

Former Astronaut John Glenn Trained at UNC

Tributes continue to pour in for former astronaut John Glenn. He died at the age of 95 in Ohio Thursday. Before becoming a national hero, Glenn trained with other astronauts at the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center at UNC-Chapel Hill in 1960 and 1961. (TWC News)

Stilman White headed for a memorable finish with UNC basketball

Every day, the phone vibrates. Sometimes in the morning, sometimes late at night. It can go off during class, lunch or while strolling across campus. Redemption is calling. Texting, actually. That’s the name of the ongoing group chat among the UNC basketball players this season. If there’s one thing Stilman White knows, it’s finishing what he started. (Wilmington Star News)

For UNC, Sun Bowl Win Would Cap Historic Season

Led by standout quarterback Mitch Trubisky and his arsenal of offensive playmakers headlined by wideout Ryan Switzer, UNC will try to pick up a statement win against No. 16 Stanford in the 2016 Sun Bowl. Trubisky is one of the nation’s most efficient passers and, at one point during the season, was named the No. 1 quarterback in the 2017 NFL draft by Mel Kiper, Jr. (El Paso Herald-Post)

The Impact of Joel Berry

With Joel Berry considered doubtful for Sunday’s game against Tennessee, let’s do a quick rundown of UNC’s on-court/off-court numbers with and without him on the floor. The usual “take this kind of data with a grain of salt” caveats apply, especially for a 10-game sample size The Heels have now played about 60% of their minutes with Berry in the lineup. (The Secondary Break)

Tar Heels Welcome Vols Sunday

North Carolina hosts Tennessee on Sunday, December 11 at 5 p.m. The Tar Heels are 8-1 against the Volunteers, although the schools from neighboring states have only played three times in the last 69 years. Roy Williams is 2-0 against Tennessee. Both games were as UNC’s head coach. UNC never played Tennessee during Dean Smith’s 36-year tenure. (GoHeels.com)

Tennessee at North Carolina Preview

The Vols and Tar Heels haven’t played on-campus since the 1940’s. Tennessee and North Carolina met in the 2000 Sweet 16, a bitter end to an SEC Championship season as the 4-seed Vols blew a late lead to fall 74-69 to the Tar Heels. UNC also beat the Vols in Maui in 2004 and in the Preseason NIT in 2006. (Rocky Top Talk)

UNC Volleyball Drops Nail-Biter To UCLA, 3-1

Seventh-seeded North Carolina volleyball saw its season come to an end on Friday night, as #10-seed UCLA outlasted the Tar Heels in a hard-fought battle, 3-1 (25-23, 22-25, 23-25, 26-28). The loss was just the fourth of the year for UNC, as Carolina’s memorable season came to an end in the NCAA Regional Semifinal with a final record of 29-4. (GoHeels.com)

Stanford Advances Past UNC Into NCAA Men's Soccer Final On PKs

Stanford advanced past North Carolina on penalty kicks, 10-9, in a classic NCAA Tournament semifinal match at BBVA Compass Stadium on Friday night. Stanford made all 10 of its penalty kick attempts and advanced when the attempt by UNC's Alex Comsia sailed high over the goal. The Cardinal advances to face Wake Forest on Sunday for the NCAA title. (GoHeels.com)

Vols know the damage UNC can do on the glass

Tennessee coach Rick Barnes threw one shot after the other off the rim, and with it, the grey-clad players went after rebounds as physically as possible. A tone was being set before Tennessee travels to face No. 7 North Carolina on Sunday. The Tar Heels play inside out. They feed the post and crash the glass. Be ready to box out -- or else. (247 Sports)

Video: UNC Women's Soccer - This Is Who We Are

UNC's 2016 storybook season came to an end at the College Cup, but the journey was full of memories and "Sweet Lovin". Thank you to Soccer Social for the airport dancing footage. Read More...

Tennessee basketball ‘almost ready’ for statement game at North Carolina

Tennessee basketball has a chance to put itself back on the map Sunday afternoon at North Carolina. The Vols (4-3) are coming off a 90-50 victory over Presbyterian (S.C.) on Tuesday, but they’ll be a prohibitive underdog to the No. 5-ranked Tar Heels (9-1) at 5 p.m. at the Dean Smith Center (TV: ESPN). (SEC Country)

Luke Maye Developing Into An Important Component

As far as Luke Maye is concerned, Wednesday night’s game versus Davidson was really his fourth of the season even though it was the Tar Heels’ 10th. A sprained ankle in the second game forced the sophomore forward to miss five games, but he only played a partial game versus Chattanooga, which was the home opener, and returned for last week’s loss at Indiana. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Men's Soccer in Final Four headlines big NCAA Friday

Need more Tar Heel sports action in your life? You can watch two North Carolina teams compete in advanced stages of the NCAA tournament on Friday night. The UNC Men's Soccer team and UNC's women's volleyball team both look to keep their tournament runs alive Friday in primetime. Both games are on ESPNU. (Carolina Blue)

Rick Barnes on facing Roy Williams, getting UNC on schedule

Rick Barnes knows what to expect when he faces Roy Williams. “Great rebounding team," Barnes said before practice on Friday morning at Pratt Pavilion. "What I’ve always loved about Roy’s teams is they play inside out. I think their defense, they’re not going to beat themselves. (GoVols247)

Is Harrison Barnes the NBA’s Most Improved Player?

Despite the Dallas Mavericks’ woeful start, there’s no reason Harrison Barnes shouldn’t be in the early conversation for Most Improved Player. This season, Barnes has significantly increased his per-game production. He’s averaging 20.4 points and 5.7 rebounds in 37.5 minutes as of December 5. (Mavs Moneyball)

Catching Up with Former Tar Heel Justin Knox

Justin Knox joined the Tar Heels as their first-ever graduate transfer and provided much-needed frontcourt depth. Today Justin, his wife, Rachel, and kids, Carter and Aleaha, call Birmingham, Ala. home but that is not where Justin works. “This season will be my sixth playing basketball overseas. I’ve played in Belarus, Turkey (twice), Holland, Malaysia, Puerto Rico, and currently Italy.” (Inside Carolina)

Danny Green finally finding his rhythm in new Spurs system

San Antonio Spurs had a historic 2015-2016 season with 67 wins. Although he gave a huge defensive contribution, Danny Green had overall bad offensive performance. He had career-low 37.6 field goal percentage and career second worst 33.2% from 3-point line. (Air Alamo)

Nazair Jones To Enter 2017 NFL Draft

UNC junior defensive tackle Nazair Jones has elected to forego his final season of eligibility and will enter the 2017 NFL Draft following the Sun Bowl vs. Stanford. “I’m so thankful for this amazing university,” says Jones. “I want to thank our amazing coaching staff, support staff and an incredible fan base. I know Tar Heel nation will always have my back!” (GoHeels.com)


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