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Marcus Ginyard Basketball Camp to Host Chapel Hill Community Day

The Marcus Ginyard Basketball Camp is thrilled to be less than two weeks away from our first Chapel Hill Community Day. We’ve partnered with Chapel Hill Parks and Rec, Chapel Hill Police and Fire Department, as well as local businesses Italian Pizzeria 3 and Chapel Hill Sportswear to create a clinic, free for 60 young campers that will focus on more than just hoops. (Chapelboro.com)

Upgrades, On-Field Success Define UNC's 2016-17

While the longstanding NCAA investigation may have saturated the headlines during the 2016-17 academic year, North Carolina’s athletics department excelled yet again on the field of play, highlighted by the men’s basketball program’s sixth NCAA championship. UNC is currently ranked sixth in the Learfield Directors’ Cup standings. (Inside Carolina)

Marquise Williams meets Darian Durant

Former UNC quarterback greats Marquise Williams and Darian Durant left their marks in the UNC football record book. They played nearly a decade apart, but their careers at Carolina are intertwined by incredible offensive production. The two Tar Heel stars got the chance to meet this past weekend. It was a special moment for the duo and a cool thing for the UNC football family. (Carolina Blue)

UNC's Cunningham focused on $100 million facility project

UNC athletic director Bubba Cunningham has long talked about the need to build an indoor football practice facility or upgrade the aging home to the school's soccer and lacrosse programs. That work has finally begun as part of a roughly $100 million project, one that has left a big hole near the middle of campus and will force a dozen programs to adjust practice or game routines for the coming year. (Associated Press)

14 ACC Football Stats You Need To Know For 2017

42.05: Opponents’ third-down conversion rate against North Carolina last season: Defensively, the Tar Heels have some work to do before being considered an upper-echelon ACC program. Last year, teams hit on third downs against UNC at a 42.05 rate, which put it at 80th in the country. That number has to improve if the Tar Heels want to take the next step. (Athlon Sports)

Danny Green Selected to NBA’s All-Defensive Second Team

Having already won an NBA Championship with the San Antonio Spurs back in 2013, former UNC standout Danny Green received the first individual honor of his eight-year pro career on Monday. The 6-foot-6-inch guard was named a part of the NBA’s All-Defensive Second Team after an outstanding season locking down opponents on that end of the floor. (Chapelboro.com)

Video: UNC Places Five 1st-Round Picks Across NFL, NBA, MLB Drafts

With a first-round draft pick in NFL, NBA, and MLB Drafts, the Tar Heels yet again showcased the strength of their programs. North Carolina produced Mitch Trubisky in the NFL Draft, Justin Jackson and Tony Bradley in the NBA and Logan Warmoth and J.B. Bukauskas in the MLB Draft. View Video...

Chansky’s Notebook: Capital Could Be Hopping!

Based on the reception Justin Jackson and his three NBA draft classmates received in Sacramento, going to Kings games in the future may be the must-do thing in California’s capital city. JJ joins Kentucky guard De’Aaron Fox, Duke’s Harry Giles and Kansas guard Frank Mason in what pundits are calling one of the best draft classes. Some are calling it the best. (Chapelboro.com)

Hayley Carter Repeats as ACC Scholar-Athlete Of The Year

For the second year in a row, UNC's Hayley Carter has been recognized as the ACC Women's Tennis Scholar-Athlete of the Year and headlines the All-ACC Academic Team. The senior is the only women's tennis player in ACC history to be named the Scholar-Athlete of the Year, ACC Player of the Year and Tournament Most Valuable Player back-to-back years. (GoHeels.com)

Matchup Dates for 2017 Big Ten-ACC Challenge Announced

The Atlantic Coast and Big Ten Conferences on Monday announced the dates for the 19th annual Big Ten-ACC Challenge. The games were announced on June 8. The dates for the 2017 Challenge appear below. Tip times and specific network assignments will be announced at a later date. Wednesday, Nov. 29: Michigan at North Carolina. (The ACC)

Four Tar Heels Earn Men's Tennis All-ACC Academic Honors

Four Tar Heels have been named to the All-ACC Academic Team, announced Monday. Senior Ronnie Schneider, junior Robert Kelly, sophomore Blaine Boyden and freshman William Blumberg earned the honor. To be considered for the team, a student-athlete must have a grade point average of at least 3.0 cumulatively and for the most recent semester. (GoHeels.com)

Three Tar Heels Named To Baseball America Freshman All-America Team

Gianluca Dalatri, Josh Hiatt and Ashton McGee were named Baseball America Freshman All-Americans, the magazine announced Monday. Dalatri went 7-3 with a 3.34 ERA across 15 starts in his rookie season. Hiatt was a bullpen stalwart who registered 13 saves and had a 0.29 ERA in ACC competition. McGee hit .327 with 10 doubles and seven home runs. (GoHeels.com)

Darian Durant as an Alouette takes some getting used to

It was difficult not to do a Doubles-take. There was Darian Durant — popularly known as Doubles — quarterbacking the Montreal Alouettes on Thursday for the very first time in a CFL regular-season game. And against his former team, to boot. Last year at this time, a gigantic photograph of Durant adorned part of Taylor Field’s west-side exterior. (Saskatoon Star Phoenix)

Luke Maye hits game-winner in alumni game

Luke Maye did it again. It may not have been as big of a stage as the Elite 8 contest against Kentucky last March, but Maye once again hit a big shot for the North Carolina Tar Heels. We heard some rumblings about the players participating in the annual current Tar Heels vs. alumni game taking place last week in the Dean Dome and now we have video. (Keeping It Heel)

Jerry Stackhouse says Dirk Nowitzki stole fadeaway move from him

Jerry Stackhouse thinks that he deserves some figurative royalties. In a feature by Jonathan Abrams of Bleacher Report that ran on Tuesday, the retired All-Star claimed that former Dallas Mavericks teammate Dirk Nowitzki stole the famous fadeaway move from him. Stackhouse and Nowitzki were teammates in Dallas for five years from 2004 to 2009. (Larry Brown Sports)

The Tar Heels who made it in the NBA despite going undrafted

Despite not getting drafted, Kennedy Meeks, Isaiah Hicks, and Nate Britt will all get some sort of a shot with an NBA team. Meeks signed a partially guaranteed contract with the Raptors, the Clippers picked up Hicks, and Britt was given a spot on the Hawks’ summer league team. The Tar Heel who had the best NBA career, despite not being drafted, was Scott Williams. (Tar Heel Blog)

Speaker Ban Roiled UNC-Chapel Hill Campus

On June 25, 1963, the last day of the session, the General Assembly rushed through the Speaker Ban law. The bill, formally known as Act to Regulate Visiting Speakers, prohibited speeches on state campuses by members of the Communist Party, persons advocating overthrow of the constitution and individuals who had pleaded the Fifth Amendment about related topics. (NC Natural and Cultural Resources)

Chase Rice on New Album, Bro Country Past

It's late morning at Chase Rice's rural Tennessee home, a few minutes south of Nashville, and the area is being battered by one of those Southern storms that feels like something a sailor might weather out at sea. It's an appropriate metaphor for the 31-year-old country singer: for the past three years, Rice was treading water, trying hard not to sink. (Rolling Stone)

What Justin Jackson brings to the Kings

Justin Jackson was one of the biggest risers among upperclassmen during this season, rapidly improving his 3-point shot and turning into one of the most dangerous scorers in the country. Jackson was a key cog in North Carolina’s championship run, putting his full offensive repertoire on display. He shot 37 percent from 3-point range. (FanRag Sports)

UNC ranked among world's best universities

Four North Carolina universities rank among the best in the world. Duke University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, N.C. State and Wake Forest University are among the top 959 colleges worldwide, according to the 2018 edition of the QS World University Rankings. UNC-CH is 80th in the QS rankings. Among public U.S. universities, it ranks 12th. (Greensboro News & Record)

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