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Video: Daily Show host, Mets fan Jon Stewart interviews Matt Harvey

For five minutes on Thursday, Jon Stewart was like a kid in a candy store – and not just because Donald Trump is threatening to run for president again. The Daily Show host continued his farewell tour by booking Matt Harvey, one of baseball's best young pitchers and a key player in the New York Mets' 2015 revival, as a guest on his show. (Rolling Stone)

Photos: Past UNC Graduations

To celebrate the Class of 2015, Carolina Annual Giving encouraged UNC alumni to flash back to their own commencement celebrations on Friday, May 8, 2015. (Storify)

Angels catcher Chris Iannetta takes a big cut at the blues

When the ball cleared the fence Thursday night at Angel Stadium, just to the left of the 390-foot mark in left-center field, it wasn't exactly a Michael Jordan "HE'S BACK!" moment. Except, perhaps, somewhere deep in Chris Iannetta's inner turmoil, it felt like one. It was a grand slam, a nice exclamation point to a night when the impotent Angels offense had broken through. (Los Angeles Times)

Injury led former UNC linebacker Chase Rice to music

Chase Rice is one of country music's rising stars. "I've been doing music full time for coming up on five year's this fall," said Rice. "It's still very new to me." Before music, there was football at Asheville Reynolds High School and then the University of North Carolina. "I was 3-0 against NC State in football," Rice said. "Right up until I met Russell Wilson. He beat our butts senior day in Chapel Hill." (WRAL Sports Fan)

From Ames to NBA, Harrison Barnes remains grounded

Harrison Barnes' drive to the NBA Finals arrived like a full-throttle fast break. He turns 23 Saturday. Just 23 ... Can you believe it? Barnes will celebrate his birthday by playing in the NBA Finals starting Thursday. It's just the latest fast-track achievement for a young man who always seemed to be ahead of most of his peers. (Des Moines Register)

Marvin Austin's "Club Liv" Tweet was Five Years Ago Today

This unfortunate anniversary would probably be less depressing if UNC wasn't still mired neck deep in the repercussions of the scandal that burst onto the scene less than two months after Austin's tweet was sent. Five years later the tweet operates in urban legend territory. (Tar Heel Blog)

Ivory Latta Stepping Away From UNC Bench

In order to pursue new opportunities in her basketball playing career, UNC assistant coach Ivory Latta has decided to resign from her position with the Tar Heels. “I love Coach Hatchell and the University of North Carolina Women’s Basketball program,” said Latta, the former National Player of the Year and two-time consensus All-America at UNC from 2004-07. “Coaching here the past two seasons has been a dream come true for me." (GoHeels.com)

Honoring Bill Guthridge like 'trying to describe a sunset,' former UNC basketball manager says

Dr. Dan Veazey, a Hendersonville native who served as a basketball manager at UNC under coach Dean Smith and longtime assistant Bill Guthridge, was one of four people to eulogize Guthridge during a funeral service on Monday. Trying to honor someone he admired that much was an almost impossible task, Veazey said in an interview Tuesday. (Hendersonville Lightning)

Harrison Barnes Takes Flight

In a postseason marred by armbars, tendinitis, fractured wrists, grounded Hawks, and a distinct absence of Thunder, it’s been hard to find a feel-good story. But unless you watched Game 5 of Rockets-Warriors wearing a fake beard and chef’s hat, I defy you not to get a little misty at the performance of Harrison Barnes. (Grantland)

UNC Baseball: Looking Forward

With the disappointing 2015 season behind us, Carolina baseball will look to regroup in the next few weeks around and after the draft. Some players will definitely be gone and others will be moved around as recruits come in. Carolina will once again have the talent of a team that hosts a regional but its up to the players and coaches to realize and utilize it. (Tar Heel Blog)

Jamie Loeb’s championship win caps historic season for UNC women's tennis

“Successful.” This was the word used by North Carolina women’s tennis sophomore Jamie Loeb to describe the 2014-15 season after she played her way to the top of the collegiate tennis realm in the NCAA Women’s Singles Championships in Waco, Texas. Loeb was seeded seventh in the tournament, but that did not stop her from becoming number one. (Daily Tar Heel)

North Carolina baseball closes book on tough season

With these things in mind, Fox began to look ahead to 2016 as soon as he heard the committee’s decision. For him, 2015 had come and gone. “We just turned the page. My assistants are in Colorado already recruiting,” Fox said. “The door is closed so to speak on this season. All we can do is move forward — go back to work.” (Daily Tar Heel)

Top five wide receivers in the ACC

4. Ryan Switzer, Jr., North Carolina Even before Switzer was a major weapon at wide receiver, the North Carolina athlete was among college football’s best playmakers. As a true freshman, Switzer tied the NCAA record for punt return touchdowns in a season with five, averaging 20.9 yards per punt return and earning a bevy of All-America honors. (247 Sports)

Roy's top 10 recruits: No. 3-4

3. Tyler Hansbrough Class of 2005 Hansbrough was rated lower than several other UNC recruits in this time span – he was No. 8 overall and the No. 2 power forward – but you could tell how badly Williams wanted him by how tenaciously he recruited him. There’s no doubt that Williams targeted Hansbrough as one of the most elite players of the 2005 class, and he put all of his effort into that recruitment. (Carolina Blue)

Roy Williams' top 10 recruits: No. 1-2

2. Brandan Wright, Class of 2006; The cherry of UNC’s 2006 crop was also one of the most surprising commitments of Roy Williams’ career. Wright was ranked No. 3 overall in the country and the No. 1 power forward. 1. Harrison Barnes, Class of 2010; The only No. 1 prospect UNC has signed since recruiting services came into existence, Barnes was supposed to be a transcendent recruit. (Carolina Blue)

Kareem Martin adjusting to new position on defense

Arizona Cardinals pass rusher Kareem Martin is making a big change this offseason shifting from defensive end to outside linebacker. Martin wasn't expecting the change, but wasn't totally shocked by it either when the Cardinals approached him. Martin will be trading positions with outside linebacker Matt Shaughnessy. “It made a lot of sense as far as sizes and the characteristics of each of us,” he said. (FOX Sports)

UNC still reviewing Notice of Allegations, release on hold

One week after receiving a formal Notice of Allegations from the NCAA, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is continuing to review the extensive document. Chancellor Carol L. Folt said Thursday that the document will not be released until next week at the earliest. “I’m committed to getting it out as soon as possible...but there’s a little bit of work to be done,” Folt said. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Hakeem Nicks wants glory days to return with Titans

Hakeem Nicks has never lacked confidence. During his highly productive years with the Giants, and even during a down year with the Colts last season, he considered himself to be the best receiver in the NFL. Now with the Titans, Nicks really has something to prove. "(I'm) motivated, determined and ready to work. I am ready to bring it all and lay it on the line, man," Nicks said. (Nashville Tennessean)

Video: Harrison Barnes' Top Clutch Moments at UNC

As Harrison Barnes continues to be a big contributor during the Golden State Warriors' run to the NBA Finals, we take you back for his three best moments during his playing days at North Carolina. View Video...

Diamond Heels players develop special relationship with Hodgkins lymphoma patient

Nearly a year ago, thirteen-year-old Liam Canard, of Raleigh, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Although his fight against the disease goes on today, he has already won by continuing to do what he loves. During those initial days of treatment last June, Liam received a much-needed lift in the form of an unexpected visit from former Carolina baseball player Chase Jones and 2015 Tar Heel pitchers Benton Moss, Chris McCue, and Zach Rice. (UNC Health Care)

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