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Carolina Insider Podcast: Looking Ahead After Exam Break

Tuesday's episode of the Carolina Insider podcast discusses the Tar Heels on their exam break, the challenges of playing in the ACC and looks ahead to Sunday's tough game at No. 20 Tennessee. Jones Angell and Adam Lucas engage in a wide-ranging discussion that includes a story of what happens when a listener meets former Tar Heel Ed Cota in an airport. (GoHeels.com)

Theo Pinson challenged to lead Tar Heels defense

When preseason projected starter Cameron Johnson returns around the new year, the Tar Heels will add yet another sweet-shooting offensive weapon for Atlantic Coast Conference play. But for Roy Williams, that’s all the more reason to emphasize the defensive end of the floor. Williams challenged senior swingman Theo Pinson in particular in this regard last week. (Wilson Times)

Lions TE Eric Ebron is making himself some money

The Detroit Lions have already picked up Eric Ebron's option for 2018, but that costs more than $8 million bones and is guaranteed for injury only. So unless Bob Quinn is hitting the eggnog a little hard, it seems inevitable that Ebron will be playing under a different deal next year. But Ebron's helped himself a lot by turning around his season since the trade deadline passed. (MLive.com)

How UNC-Chapel Hill Became the Nation’s First Public University

When 18-year-old Hinton James left his home in Wilmington to attend college, he thought his biggest accomplishment would be the 170-mile walk he’d made from his home to get there. Little did James know he would actually be the first student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After arriving on February 12, 1795, he would remain the only student for the next two weeks. (Our State Magazine)

Danny Green Joins Elite NBA Company with Career Milestone

Former UNC star Danny Green is playing in his ninth NBA season - eighth with the San Antonio Spurs. He's been a consistent starter for the Spurs in the past six seasons, and his on-the-court contributions year in and year out have put him in elite company. The 6-foot-6 guard is averaging 9.5 points, 1.1 steals and 1.2 blocks per game this season. (Inside Carolina)

Jalek Felton is starting to emerge just when the Tar Heels need him most

The numbers are good. Jalek Felton has 24 points, five 3-pointers and eight assists the past two games. But UNC's freshman guard knows numbers are not enough when it comes to impressing his uncle, Raymond Felton, who led the Tar Heels to the 2005 national title, and his coach, Roy Williams, who has a knack for grooming standout point guards. (Charlotte Observer)

Chris Iannetta, getting better with age, ready to carry catching load for Rockies

Catcher Chris Iannetta is really into wine. Back in 2012, Iannetta and former Angels teammate Vernon Wells established the Jack winery, based out of Napa, Calif.,and their venture has been chronicled in “Wine Spectator” magazine. And although Iannetta will turn 35 on April 8, he’s not ready to check in his gear and turn his full-time attention to growing grapes. (Denver Post)

How a longtime fan and a former UNC basketball star built an unlikely friendship

Larry Miller was taking a break in his backyard when his past came calling, bearing two lattes and a coffee. In short order he was participating in a book project that traces the arc of his basketball career. And, after years away, he’ll make a trip to UNC next month for a 50th reunion of Tar Heels squads that mounted a three-year championship run (1967-69) under Dean Smith. (Charlotte Observer)

Roy Williams Live: Seventh Woods Out At Least Four Weeks

Roy Williams does not expect Seventh Woods to return to North Carolina's rotation until next month at the earliest while the sophomore point guard recovers from a stress fracture in his right foot. “He’s going to be out quite a while,” Williams said. “We’ll have to wait and see how it looks. I know he’ll be out for four weeks. He may even be on crutches for four weeks.” (Inside Carolina)

Texans planning to start T.J. Yates this week

The Houston Texans are preparing to start their third quarterback of the season on Sunday. Texans coach Bill O’Brien said today that he’s expecting T.J. Yates to start in place of Tom Savage, who was injured in yesterday’s loss to the 49ers. Yates showed some promise in Sunday’s game, completing 14 of 26 passes for 175 yards, with two touchdowns and no interceptions. (NBC Sports)

Injury Toll Hit UNC Football Hard in 2017

North Carolina’s 2017 football season will be remembered for its unprecedented personnel losses due to injury. There were 37 players, including 34 on scholarship, who missed games due to injury as the Tar Heels limped to a 3-9 record, marking UNC’s fewest wins since finishing with the same record in 2006. UNC lost 77 starts and 232 games due to injury in 12 contests. (Inside Carolina)

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)


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DT Jahlil Taylor Commits to UNC

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Former SMU and NFL coach Ron Meyer dies at 76

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