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Tar Heels Move Up To No. 5 In AP Poll

North Carolina is ranked No. 5 in this week’s Associated Press top 25 poll, moving up a spot from last week. Carolina remained at No. 6 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll for the third week in a row. The field for this week’s Battle 4 Atlantis in the Bahamas is loaded, with No. 2 Wisconsin (tied with Arizona), No. 5 Carolina, No. 18 Florida and No. 22 UCLA. (GoHeels.com)

UNC to Play in 2016 Maui Invitational

The EA SPORTS Maui Invitational unveiled the Championship Round for the 2016 Tournament, showcasing a field of national champions, coaching royalty and iconic programs that will compete for the Championship Trophy. From Nov. 21-23, the Lahaina Civic Center will play host to Chaminade, Connecticut, Georgetown, North Carolina, Oklahoma State, Oregon, Tennessee and Wisconsin. (MauiInvitational.com)

Paige Views: Early Season Grind

Marcus Paige: "Now that I’m a junior, I’ve learned that you have to pace yourself for the grind of an entire season. You don’t pace yourself in the games—in those, you go as hard as you can all the time. But everything that falls between the games, from practices to taking care of your body to managing schoolwork, is something that will help you prepare for the end of the year if you do it the right way." (GoHeels.com)

Williams' Toughness Questioned by Wolfpack

Bowl eligibility has been achieved. ACC division races have been decided. All that's left is the pride and bragging rights that are associated with beating a hated rival, or so it appeared on Monday morning. And then criticism of UNC quarterback Marquise Williams was lobbed over from Raleigh: "Once you hit him a few times he basically almost quits." (Inside Carolina)

Marquise Williams, Nazair Jones, Landon Turner receive weekly ACC awards

North Carolina junior quarterback Marquise Williams was named the ACC Offensive Back of the Week for the second straight week and fourth time this season after leading the Tar Heels’ 45-20 win at No. 25 Duke. UNC junior Landon Turner was recognized as the Offensive Lineman of the Week, while freshman Nazair Jones earned Defensive Lineman of the Week honors. (The ACC)

Kyle Seager receives $100 million extension with Mariners

The Seattle Mariners and third baseman Kyle Seager have agreed to a seven-year, $100 million deal that includes an option for an eighth year. Seager, 27, set career highs in batting average (.268), home runs (25) and RBIs (96) last season, his fourth with the Mariners. In 2014, Seager made his first All-Star team and won a Gold Glove Award, also a first in his career. (ESPN.com)

Wolfpack start rivalry week smack talk

It's UNC vs N.C State week and N.C. State junior safety Hakim Jones started it off by taking a subtle shot at UNC star quarterback Marquise Williams during an interview Monday. "Once you hit him a few times he basically almost quits," Jones said per Luke DeCock of the Raleigh News & Observer. It might not be wise for N.C. State to add motivation to UNC's best player. (Carolina Blue)

Video: UNC Football Press Conference Recap - NC State

Larry Fedora and Norkeithus Otis discuss playing back-to-back rivalry games, the improvement of the offensive and defensive lines, and preparing for NC State in this weekly press conference recap. View Video...

UNC bowl projections

After beating Duke on Thursday night, North Carolina moved to 6-6 (4-4) and snatched bowl eligibility for the second straight year. CarolinaBlue complied a list of potential bowl game destinations and opponents based on the projections of various media outlets. (Carolina Blue)

Deadline set for UNC to reply to accrediting agency

The University’s accrediting body asked Chancellor Carol Folt to defend UNC’s compliance with its policies, marking the first step of the agency’s review after a report revealed nearly two decades of academic fraud. (Daily Tar Heel)

L.A. Lakers’ Wayne Ellington to dedicate season to deceased father

His eyes looked swollen, red and teary as Lakers reserve guard Wayne Ellington calmly retold what has marked the “lowest of all lows that I’ve ever been at in my life.” Ellington learned his father was murdered nearly two weeks ago in Philadelphia. After taking a leave of absence that entailed missing six games and attending his father’s funeral, Ellington pledged he will dedicate the 2014-15 season to him. (Los Angeles Daily News)

UNC celebration damages Duke locker room

North Carolina’s players, exuberant over their resounding win over Duke, left damage in the visiting team locker room following Thursday night’s 45-20 Tar Heels win, causing the school to apologize and foot the bill for repairs. According to sources at both schools, light blue spray paint caused “significant” damage to the visiting team locker room in Duke’s Brooks Practice Facility. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Sean May signs with Rouen

As reported by David Pick, veteran big man Sean May has signed a deal with French club Rouen. He signed a six-week deal and will replace Adrian Uter, who signed in Israel. (Sportando)

Sasha Seymore Wins Mitchell Scholarship

Sasha Seymore, a University of North Carolina senior men's basketball player, has been named a recipient of the George J. Mitchell Scholarship, which supports graduate studies in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Thomas Golden, a 2011 Carolina graduate, also is a recipient. Seymore and Golden were two of 12 Americans selected on Nov. 22 for the award. (GoHeels.com)

Carolina Rundown: November 24

Friday: Danny Green had 18 points. Harrison Barnes had 14 points and 11 rebounds. Saturday: Brandan Wright had 14 points and 11 rebounds. Green had 21 points and seven rebounds. Sunday: Ty Lawson had 18 points and 16 assists. Tar Heels all over this highlight from Sunday, as Ed Davis blocks Lawson, and Wayne Ellington finishes it with an emphatic slam. (GoHeels.com)

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Kennedy Meeks (@Ksmoove03) 'flexed' his muscles with 19 pts & 12 boards vs. Davidson including this steal & slam: http://t.co/1EShZNiwyr
Monday, November 24, 2014 2:58 PM

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Players w/$100M deal by first arb-eligible season: Kyle Seager, Mike Trout, Buster Posey and Freddie Freeman http://t.co/2222dB81M6
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(Announced) 2016 Maui Invitational: UConn, Georgetown, Oregon, North Carolina, Wisconsin, Oklahoma State, Tennessee, Chaminade.
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Exact Jones quote on Marquise Williams: "After you hit him a few times he basically almost quits because he really don't like to get hit."
Monday, November 24, 2014 1:27 PM

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Some of it? Schedule. In 2013, UNC's 1st 6 opponents finished 53-25; last 6 46-43. But this year, first 6 are 41-25. Last 6 (w/NCSU): 39-27.
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