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Lucas: Joel James Wants To Play Big

National champion-turned-radio broadcaster Eric Montross took a very early interest in Joel James and regularly offers pre-practice or pre-game advice. This summer, James expanded his big man research archive, working with a variety of Carolina big man alums, including Sean May and Brendan Haywood. The latter gave the pupil some priceless advice: (GoHeels.com)

Video: Get Ready for Late Night With Roy on Oct 23 Hosted by Kenny Smith

North Carolina's annual Late Night With Roy event will be held on Friday, October 23rd and will be hosted by TNT's Kenny Smith. View Video...

Problems At Punter For UNC

North Carolina coach Larry Fedora met with the media following Wednesday's practice and one of the primary topics was the issue he's dealing with at punter. The Tar Heels have used two punters so far, and while the battle remains between just them at this time, stability certainly isn't a word that's synonymous with the position right now. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

The enigma of Oakland Athletics prospect Skye Bolt

Another college outfielder in the 2015 draft, Skye Bolt from the University of North Carolina, also merits attention. Like Bader and Stewart, he came from a top program. Bolt's athletic tools are likely the best of the trio, yet his skills as an actual baseball player are more enigmatic. (Minor League Ball)

UNC football looks to avoid bye week complacency

Heading into its bye week, the North Carolina football team seemingly can't lose. One week removed from exercising its road demons with a historic comeback in Atlanta, UNC enters the break with a four-game winning streak and no challenger on this weekend's slate. But this week, the Tar Heels will face their toughest opponent yet – complacency. (Daily Tar Heel)

Fedora, Chizik discuss Georgia Tech and Bye Week Preparation

After a huge win against Georgia Tech, the Tar Heels look to keep momentum during their bye week before hosting Wake Forest. Larry Fedora and Gene Chizik spoke to the media following Wednesday's practice. Fedora: "Everything we've done up to this point has been about ourselves. We are going back to the fundamentals and techniques that we're going to need for the next eight weeks." (Carolina Blue)

Matt Harvey again puts "I" before team

When Matt Harvey takes the ball for the New York Mets in Game 3, regardless of the status of the series, Harvey has no choice but to perform like an ace. Because the only way for him to avoid being a goat is to be a horse. His teammates are angry. His manager is frustrated. Matt's reputation is, justifiably, taking a beating. (WRAL Sports Fan)

How overcoming cancer taught a UNC alum and entrepreneur to live

Receiving a cancer diagnosis is probably the most difficult thing that anyone can experience. And so it was for Greg Roper, 54, a successful entrepreneur, in the spring of 2012. Doctors diagnosed him with stage four oropharyngeal cancer. But rather than face that stark diagnosis with terror and dread, he showed great courage--and learned more than a few tips for cherishing life and running a business in the process. (Inc.com)

Warren: "There is no quit, there is a lot of fight"

It was almost like there was a new defensive team out there during the second half of North Carolina versus Georgia Tech. The Tar Heels limited the Yellow Jackets to only 10 points, making key stops, and forcing turnovers. CarolinaBlue spoke with UNC defensive backs coach Charlton Warren about the defensive adjustments and the evolving mentality of this defense. (Carolina Blue)

UNC Volleyball Claims Third Straight Sweep at NC State

The North Carolina volleyball team captured its third straight ACC sweep on Wednesday, defeating cross-town rival NC State, 25-18, 25-19, 25-22, at Broughton High School. Carolina pulled away late in all three sets to pick up its 35th win over NC State in 37 matches since 1998. With the win, UNC improves to 7-7 (4-1 ACC), while State drops to 12-5 (1-4 ACC). (GoHeels.com)

Reggie Bullock’s bid to win Pistons roster berth boosted by preseason debut

There are still seven preseason games to go before Stan Van Gundy and Pistons general manager Jeff Bower have to make roster decisions, but Reggie Bullock is out of the gate with a burst. “He’s done everything he can possibly do for us to think about him because he really goes out and defends,” Van Gundy said after Wednesday’s practice following the preseason opener in which Bullock caught his eye. (Detroit Pistons)

Is Fedora's Past Prologue?

William Shakespeare once wrote "what's past is prologue" in The Tempest. Metaphorically, it applies to sports sometimes, but usually not. In the case of UNC football coach Larry Fedora and his four-year path at Southern Mississippi that preceded what's transpiring in his tenure at UNC, it's certainly fascinating to consider the parallels between the two experiences. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Bucky Brooks on Marquise Williams' NFL potential

Marquise Williams, QB, North Carolina: The electric playmaker is not the most explosive or elusive athlete on the field, but few dual-threat quarterbacks are more effective with the ball in their hands. Williams showcased his remarkable big-play skills with a spectacular performance against Georgia Tech that featured 319 yards of total offense (148 yards and two touchdowns rushing; 37 yards and a touchdown receiving; 134 yards passing). (NFL.com)

Message from Chancellor Carol L. Folt: A Nobel achievement

When I saw the Carolina blue skies this morning, I knew it was going to be a great day. And indeed it is. Today, we have the rare opportunity to celebrate and congratulate Dr. Aziz Sancar, the Sarah Graham Kenan Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the UNC School of Medicine, on his receipt of the 2015 Nobel Prize for Chemistry. This achievement marks the pinnacle of a great scientific career. (UNC.edu)

Video: Paige getting used to new goals

North Carolina has some new goals inside the Dean Dome. Some fresh backboards, rims, and nets for the 2015-2016 season. Check out the videos below from GoHeelsTV of Marcus Paige both christening the new baskets and nailing threes. (Carolina Blue)

Matt Harvey misses mandatory workout; 'I screwed up,' says Game 3 starter

Mets ace Matt Harvey missed a mandatory team workout Tuesday at Citi Field. Harvey later apologized to teammates for the unexcused absence, which apparently happened because he lost track of time. "Obviously, today was not the greatest," Harvey said after arriving at Citi Field. (ESPN.com)

Is 'True Life: Gio' the next Lifetime movie?

More people should know Giovani Bernard's story. Paul Daugherty even suggested they make a Lifetime movie out of it, which Bernard got a kick out of on Tuesday night's Beyond the Stripes. "True Life: Gio," Bernard joked. "I'll get a nice little check for it." And he smiled and nodded almost the whole time Doc rattled off the story. Even the SparkNotes version is compelling: (Cincinnati Enquirer)

Q&A With Matt Merletti: Why Are Low Blocks Still Legal in Football?

Last Saturday, UNC was once again tasked with trying to tackle Georgia Tech’s triple option offense and cut blocking scheme. While the Tar Heels secured a rare win in Atlanta, starting UNC defensive tackle Nazair Jones suffered a leg injury in the process. John Tobben reached out to former Tar Heel safety Matt Merletti to discuss cut blocking and wonder if it should be banned. (Raleigh & Company)

Marquise Williams: "We know that we can be the best in the country"

With North Carolina in their bye week, it's time for the UNC football team to reflect on their past five games, look ahead to what looms, but more importantly improve. Seven tough games await the 4-1 Heels, all against ACC foes. After beating Coastal Division rival Georgia Tech on Saturday, the feeling surrounding the team is very positive. The players know they need to keep improving. (Carolina Blue)

No Rest in a Bye Week

You may think a bye week in football means the players get a well-needed rest. Maybe practices are more relaxed and the players come out lighter with no game to prepare for. Running back Elijah Hood says not so fast, "I don't know if it's more relaxed, we still come out here with the same effort, same mentality we always have. That's just the way we have to live and play the game." (Carolina Blue)

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