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North Carolina jumps to No. 7 in the AP Top 25 college basketball poll

North Carolina jumped several spots in both major national weekly polls this week and are back in the top 10 of each. In rankings released on Monday afternoon, the Tar Heels moved from No. 11 to No. 7 in the Associated Press Poll and from No. 10 to No. 7 in the USA Today Coaches Poll. Carolina has been ranked in 883 AP polls, most in college basketball history. (GoHeels.com)

Podcast: Discussing UNC Basketball Stats with Sherrell McMillan & ESPN's Bryan Ives, Pt. 2

Bryan Ives from ESPN's Stats and Info joins Inside Carolina's Sherrell McMillan to discuss the statistics behind the Tar Heels' 9-1 start to the season. They go in depth on North Carolina's recent three point shooting, Luke Maye, the freshmen big men, Jalek Felton, team defense, and who the Tar Heels may want to put on the court during crunch time. (Audioboom)

Chansky’s Notebook: Grading The Tar Heels

After 10 games the Tar Heels stack up pretty well with the 2017 national champions, actually doing a bit better in some categories. The record is the same, 9-1, coincidentally facing Tennessee in their 11th game each season. Last year, the Heels beat the Vols in the Smith Center; this Sunday they go to Thompson-Boling Arena and face Rick Barnes’ best Tennessee team. (Chapelboro.com)

Tennessee looking forward to sold-out atmosphere against No. 11 UNC

It’s North Carolina’s first trip to Thompson-Boling Arena, but the Tar Heels aren’t a new adversary for these Vols. Tennessee went to the Dean Smith Center in Chapel Hill last December and and led by as many as 15 points. Robert Hubbs set the tone with a team-high 21 points, but it wasn’t enough. North Carolina rallied to take a late lead. (GoVols247)

Recap: Former UNC Players in the NFL - Week 14

Mitch Trubisky (Chicago Bears) played his best game as a pro, leading the Bears to a 33-7 victory over Cincinnati. He completed 25 of 32 passes for 271 yards and a touchdown. Trubisky also ran for five yards and a touchdown. T.J. Yates (Houston Texans) saw his first action of the season against the 49ers. Yates was 14-for-26 for 175 yards and two touchdowns. (Inside Carolina)

December 11, 1789: The General Assembly Chartered UNC

On December 11, 1789, the North Carolina General Assembly passed a bill chartering a state-supported university. A site in rural Orange County was selected for the university in late 1792. A group of Orange County farmers previously had donated funds and a parcel of 1,290 acres atop New Hope Chapel Hill, an area named for a chapel that stood there. (NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources)

Dayton's Don Donoher to receive 2017 Dean Smith Award

Former Dayton Flyers head coach Don Donoher will receive the U.S. Basketball Writers Association 2017 Dean Smith Award on Wednesday. The award recognizes “principles of honesty and integrity, for treating all people with courtesy and respect, for accomplishments off the court, and for the impact they have made on their community and the lives of their players.” (Dayton Daily News)

Mitch Trubisky gives Bears fans reasons to be encouraged

Rookie quarterback Mitch Trubisky turned in his most impressive NFL performance to date in Sunday’s 33-7 laugher over the Cincinnati Bengals. The second-overall pick strung together four quarters of consistent football. Trubisky was on the money. He finished 25-of-32 for 271 yards and one passing touchdown. Trubisky also rushed for a 5-yard touchdown. (ESPN.com)

After career day, Eric Ebron says 'I'll never make this fanbase happy'

Eric Ebron has been among Detroit's most consistent players the last six weeks, and with Detroit's playoff hopes hanging in the balance against Tampa, he was huge. Ebron overcame an early fumble and late drop to catch a career-high 10 passes for 94 yards in the 24-21 win on Sunday. In the six games, Ebron has 27 catches for 285 yards and one touchdown. (MLive.com)

Mets have talked to at least two teams about trading Matt Harvey: source

The Mets have talked to at least two teams about trading right-hander Matt Harvey, two sources told the News. "They are willing to move him," one source said, "and they said they wanted to try and flip him for a reliever." This isn't just a surreptitious fall for the one-time Dark Knight to be dealt for a bullpen arm, but also an example of how competitive a market the Mets are in. (New York Daily News)

Mitch Trubisky's TD run adds shine to sparkling performance vs. Bengals

Mitch Trubisky sprinted across the goal line, flicked his wrist and the ball fluttered to the ground. A simple celebration for an easy touchdown. Where the heck was this all season? It was tempting to wonder that Sunday as the Bears exploded for a 33-7 win over the Bengals. It was the rookie quarterback’s best game in nine starts. He was accurate, poised, athletic and efficient. (Chicago Tribune)

Video: Isaiah Hicks Posts Second Consecutive G-League Double-Double

Former Tar Heel forward and 2017 national champion Isaiah Hicks posted his second straight double-double for the Westchester Knicks G-League team in a 123-103 win over the Northern Arizona Suns on Sunday. View Video...

Carolina Women's Basketball Pounds Paladins, 84-56

UNC coach Sylvia Hatchell earned career victory No. 998 with an 84-56 victory over Furman (Highlights). The Tar Heels extended their winning streak to six games by topping the Paladins on Sunday afternoon. Paris Kea led three North Carolina (8-2) players in double figures scoring with 20 points and nine assists, while Taylor Koenen had 16 points and 12 rebounds. (GoHeels.com)

Tennessee announces plans to ‘checker’ Thompson-Boling Arena against North Carolina

Tennessee has one more really big test awaiting them before SEC play starts. The No. 11 ranked North Carolina Tar Heels will make the short trip to Knoxville on Sunday, December 17th at 3 PM eastern. After the Lipscomb win, Tennessee announced that the game against the Tar Heels will be a ‘Checker TBA’ event. (Rocky Top Talk)

UNC basketball and the game after exams

Going into exams under Roy Williams, the Wednesday night win puts the Heels at 14-1 in the last game prior to exams. Average margin of victory? A tidy 24.5 points, with a scoring margin of 92-68. A 68-66 loss at Kentucky in 2009 is the only blemish on the Heels’ record. Post exams? The margin tightens a bit, as the Heels are only +14 points per game (86.5-72.5), with an 11-3 record. (Tar Heel Blog)

Chicago Bears' Trubisky still thinking positive as losses pile up

The 3-9 Bears have already lost more games this season than Mentor (Ohio) High School did during Mitch Trubisky's three years as the starting quarterback, when they went 30-8. They've also lost more games than North Carolina did in Trubisky's final two seasons, when the Tar Heels went 19-8. (Chicago Daily Herald)

Danny Green is not just a shooter anymore

Improvement is a process. It’s also typically non-linear. There’s no guarantee that because someone shows growth in one skill, they will continue to get exponentially better at it. That’s why it’s so frustrating to project player development. Danny Green was an anomaly, in the best way. He fulfilled his perceived potential in a weirdly tidy manner. (Pounding the Rock)

UNC Grad Named to Forbes 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneurs List

UNC graduate Patrick Mateer has been named to Forbes 30 under 30 List for Social Entrepreneurs, a list that recognizes young entrepreneurs leading businesses as a way to create positive change throughout the world. Mateer’s business, Seal the Seasons, makes local, seasonally grown crops such as strawberries and blackberries available year-round. (Chapelboro.com)

UNC Women's Basketball Tangles With Furman Sunday

North Carolina hosts Furman in the last of 10 consecutive home games to begin the season. Tip off is scheduled at Carmichael Arena for 2 p.m. UNC is 4-0 all-time against Furman. All four previous meetings have been held in Chapel Hill. The last head-to-head contest was a 77-36 Tar Heel victory in 2007. UNC coach Sylvia Hatchell will be vying for career win No. 998. (GoHeels.com)

Vols plan to checker board Thompson-Boling Arena against UNC

Next week's sold-out basketball game between No. 24 Tennessee and No. 11 North Carolina will include a checker board crowd. The game is the second between the two schools in a two-year, home-and-home contract. The Vols fell 73-71 at the Dean Smith Center in Chapel Hill last December after UNC rallied to win late after trailing by as many as 15 points in the first half. (247 Sports)


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