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Video: UNC Football: Summer Challenge 2014

Although Team Shakeel Rashad was the winner in this year's UNC Football Summer Challenge, the entire squad benefited from the overall team building experience. View Video...

New point guard Kendall Marshall a big assist to Bucks

Kendall Marshall describes himself as a "pass-first" point guard. That could be just what the Milwaukee Bucks need. So it was not too surprising that the Bucks jumped to make a waiver claim after the Los Angeles Lakers released the 6-foot-4 Marshall last week. One moment Marshall was playing for the Lakers' summer league team in Las Vegas and the next he was a member of the Bucks' suddenly changing guard corps. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

Football Schedule Preview: Miami

UNC will be on the road for the third time in four weeks when it collides with Miami on Nov. 1. After living under the cloud of the Nevin Shapiro investigation, Miami is ready to move on. Given that the program has lived in a self-imposed purgatory, this will be the first chance to get an accurate gauge on where fourth-year head coach Al Golden could take this program. (Inside Carolina)

Remembering Michael Jordan and the 1984 Olympic trials

When Michael Jordan was drafted, he was not decked out in a bespoke suit on a stage in Manhattan, shaking hands with commissioner David Stern. The draft was not even at night in those days — it was held on a Tuesday afternoon. Jordan was in the heart of Indiana, between two-a-day practices with Bob Knight, the coach charged with picking and guiding 12 amateur players for the Team USA roster. (Sporting News)

Steering the Narrative (Part 2): Mary Willingham's and Michael McAdoo's Overlapping Claims

When we scrutinize Mary Willingham’s claims about academic counselors’ “steering” athletes who were denied a “real education,” and when we recognize the discrepancies between the two former football players’ allegations and the facts, we see that Dan Kane and other journalists made no effort at verification and utterly failed to solicit and provide sufficient details and rich explanations. (Coaching the Mind)

Da'Norris Searcy strives to start for Bills

Da'Norris Searcy takes some justifiable satisfaction in his statistics line from last season: 69 tackles, 3.5 sacks, one interception, seven passes defensed, two touchdowns. He did a little bit of everything while playing about two-thirds of the snaps. His goal this summer: Build on that and become a full-time starter at safety. “I think I showed the coaches I can play pretty much anywhere they put me,” Searcy said. (Buffalo News)

Pigskin Preview: Fun & Games

North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora, along with various other area college head coaches, answered a variety of questions at the 12th Annual Bill Dooley Chapter Pigskin Preview on Thursday. (Inside Carolina)

UNC's Fedora plays it close to the vest at Pigskin Preview

Ever since UNC coach Larry Fedora said there would be an open quarterback competition entering the 2014 season, the battle between junior incumbent Marquise Williams and redshirt freshman Mitch Trubisky has dominated discussions about the Tar Heels. Moderator Don Shea did his best to glean some information at the 12th annual Bill Dooley Chapter Pigskin Preview on Thursday. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Q&A with Larry Fedora, Part II

Larry Fedora: "Norkeithus Otis comes back with 7.5 sacks. Norkeithus can rush the passer, he really can. He would be the one that has the most experience doing that. I think Norkeithus will come into his own this year. The guy plays the game the way it’s supposed to be played; he plays with a motor all the time. Anytime you do that you got a chance." (Inside Carolina)

Mack Brown, Butch Davis Join ESPN College Football Coverage

Former college football coaches Mack Brown and Butch Davis have joined ESPN as college football analysts, primarily working on the network’s Saturday studio programming, it was announced Thursday by Mark Gross, ESPN senior vice president, production and remote events. Additionally, both will contribute college football commentary across multiple ESPN platforms throughout the year. (ESPN.com)

UNC-Chapel Hill nets $297.5 million in gifts, grants in fiscal 2014

UNC attracted $297.5 million in private gifts and grants in fiscal 2014. The total marked the second-best year in UNC history and was 9 percent higher than the $272.8 million raised in 2013. Commitments also rose by 9 percent, from $284.3 million to $310 million. Commitments, which include pledges as well as gifts, helped create five endowed professorships, plus 58 undergraduate scholarships and graduate fellowships. (UNC.edu)

Fedora continues pedal-to-the-metal mindset

If there was any doubt about Larry Fedora’s continuing commitment to the moment, it was removed Monday when the third-year UNC football coach was asked about incoming freshman quarterback Caleb Henderson’s status for 2014. “I told all of the freshmen to come in ready to play right now. That includes everybody,” Fedora said during the ACC Kickoff in Greensboro. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Back to training camp for Connor Barth

Training camp opens this week for Connor Barth and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The former UNC kicker will be the Bucs' kicker once again, even though Barth missed all of last season with a torn Achilles. "Shoreline Physical Therapy did a great job with my rehab," Barth said. "I had a great surgeon. Hopefully it'll be stronger than it's been and I'll go out and have the best year of my career." (WWAY)

UNC professor dies after Chapel Hill mugging

A professor at UNC died Thursday morning from injuries suffered during a robbery and assault on West University Drive in Chapel Hill, police said. Feng Liu, 59, of Durham, was assaulted at about 1 p.m. Wednesday in a residential area near the intersection of West University Drive and Ransom Street, police said. He was a research professor in UNC's School of Pharmacy. (WRAL.com)

NCAA rule keeps UNC's Fedora, other college coaches from visit to Texas high school coaching clinic

Because of a new NCAA rule that excludes all NCAA Division I coaches from speaking, or even attending, the THSCA coaching clinic, North Carolina’s Larry Fedora’s had to cancel his appearance. “I disagree with it 100 percent,” said Navasota head football coach Lee Fedora, Larry’s brother. (The Eagle)

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