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Lucas: Looking Ahead

It’s been a month, and for the first time it feels OK to say there will be basketball next season in Chapel Hill. Hold on: there’s going to be good basketball in Chapel Hill. The Tar Heels have a challenging schedule that includes the Maui Invitational and a date with Kentucky in Las Vegas. Now, finally, it feels OK to look forward to it. The 2017 Final Four is in Phoenix. Let's dream a little. (GoHeels.com)

Kennedy Meeks To Return For Senior Season

UNC junior forward Kennedy Meeks will withdraw from the 2016 NBA Draft process and return to UNC for his senior season in 2016-17. “I’m thankful I had the chance to explore my draft options, but I’m excited about the opportunity to rejoin my teammates and work toward having another outstanding season at UNC,” says Meeks. (GoHeels.com)

Keeping Her McCool

Five Tar Heels earned All-Tournament honors in addition to their ACC Women's Lacrosse championship rings. One was named Most Valuable Player: Marie McCool, who scored six goals and registered two assists in the three tournament games, and whose teammates rallied around her when she served a non-releasable penalty at the most crucial of times. (GoHeels.com)

Landon Turner brings unmeasured element to New Orleans Saints

One unmeasured element to what Landon Turner believes he can bring to the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted free agent came early in his senior season at North Carolina. That was when the first-team All-American guard began a rallying cry his college line coach said helped carry the Tar Heels to an 11-game win streak. (New Orleans Times-Picayune)

Video: No. 17 UNC Baseball Blanks VCU, 11-0 - Highlights

Jason Morgan tossed six shutout innings and No. 17 North Carolina cruised past VCU 11-0 on May 3, 2016. View Video...

Chansky’s Notebook: Ellington Chose Action Over Grief

UNC’s Wayne Ellington has turned sorrow into meaningful action. Ellington, the Most Outstanding Player at the 2009 Final Four, has had to live with more than the normal ups and downs of a pro athlete. In 2014, his father was shot to death while sitting in his car in Philadelphia. Ellington channeled his grief into several anti-gun violence programs. (Chapelboro.com)

UNC Senior celebrates dad’s life, graduation

Senior Lauren Offer and her father were inseparable. But when she was in high school, her father’s health declined. She said he wanted to live long enough to see her and her sister, Lacey, graduate. Her junior year, he passed away from heart failure. Offer, a senior biology major, will be graduating in May. (Daily Tar Heel)

D1Baseball.com Team of the Day: North Carolina

UNC kept it going with an 11-0 throttling of Atlantic-10 leader VCU on Tuesday. Brian Miller, Tyler Ramirez, Logan Warmoth and Brandon Riley combined for nine hits and nine RBIs to lead UNC’s 15-hit barrage in support of Jason Morgan (6 IP, 4 H, 0 ER). UNC seems to have some momentum heading into a huge series this weekend against Louisville. (D1 Baseball)

No. 17 Tar Heels Blank VCU, 11-0

Jason Morgan tossed six shutout innings and No. 17 North Carolina cruised past VCU 11-0 Tuesday night at Boshamer Stadium. Brian Miller had three hits and Logan Warmoth drove in three runs for the Tar Heels, who won their third straight game ahead of Friday's series opener against No. 5 Louisville. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Men's Tennis Earns No. 2 Overall Seed in NCAA Field

North Carolina has been awarded the No. 2 overall seed in the 64-team 2016 NCAA Division I Men’s Tennis Championship bracket and will host first and second-round matches on May 14 and 15. In the May 14 first-round matches, Dartmouth and Tulane will face off at 9 a.m., and UNC will take on College of Charleston at noon. (GoHeels.com)

North Carolina LB Shakeel Rashad excited to join Texans

Houston Texans' undrafted rookie Shakeel Rashad was a third-team All-ACC selection, starting every game and recording a career-high 126 tackles, 8 1/2 for losses and three forced fumbles with one interception. The Texans hold an undrafted rookie minicamp this week. "I'm excited to be with the Texans," Rashad said. "I just want to contribute and help the team win." (Houston Chronicle)

Former Tar Heel Safety Jeff Battle Earns A Degree — and more

Former Tar Heel safety Jeff Battle won’t be going to the NFL, but his future still includes football. Battle, who graduates Sunday, used his experiences on the field and his lessons in the classroom at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School to start a new company. Battle Soles makes heat-resistant inserts for athletes to put inside their cleats to help avoid blisters. (UNC.edu)

Is Brice Johnson being undervalued by NBA Draft experts?

After a one of the more productive senior seasons in recent UNC basketball history you would think 6-10, 230-pound forward Brice Johnson would be a hot commodity for NBA teams. While Johnson will most certainly be drafted, his stock is not as high as many think it should be. (Carolina Blue)

Buccaneers release Connor Barth after picking rookie kicker in draft

Veteran place-kicker Connor Barth was released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday, two days after the team drafted his replacement in the 2016 NFL draft. The Buccaneers traded up into the second round Friday night to select former Florida State kicker Roberto Aguayo at No. 59 overall. (ESPN.com)

ACC post-spring position rankings: Quarterback

5. North Carolina. Mitch Trubisky earned raves during spring practice, and now he has to fill the big shoes Marquise Williams leaves behind. He has every opportunity to elevate the deep passing game. Behind him, the Tar Heels are completely inexperienced. (ESPN.com)

No. 18 Diamond Heels Host VCU Tuesday

No. 18 North Carolina continues a key seven-game homestand Tuesday when the Tar Heels host VCU at 6 p.m. at Boshamer Stadium. Carolina won a pair of midweek games against UNCW and Campbell before breaking for final exams with a 28-15 overall record. VCU took two of three over the weekend in a conference series at George Washington. (GoHeels.com)

UGA presents ‘a lot of unknowns’ for UNC

When UNC decided to open its 2016 season in the Georgia Dome against Georgia, the Tar Heels knew they’d be in for a challenge. However, an offseason change for the Bulldogs has made this particular nonconference matchup even tougher for UNC. “It’s a lot of unknown,” UNC coach Larry Fedora said Monday at the Chick-Fil-A Bowl Challenge charity golf tournament. (Dawg Nation)

Robert Dinkins knows UNC's defense has a lot to learn

Robert Dinkins and UNC's returning players are not the only ones getting lesson plans on the field. Four defensive players enrolled early this spring and had to pick up Coach Gene Chizik's system quickly. But Dinkins knows once they know where to be, watch out. "They have a whole lot of talent, those guys are so athletic" said Dinkins. (Carolina Blue)

Schoettmer, Rashad ink NFL deals, will compete for spots

The Saints offered Jeff Schoettmer a three-year deal and a $5,600 signing bonus, but told him they plan to bring in another undrafted linebacker to compete with him. The former UNC walk-on from the Dallas-area will have to compete for spot. The Texans offered former UNC linebacker Shakeel Rashad a three-year deal with a $10,000 signing bonus. (Carolina Blue)

Delamora Earns Second ACC Softball Player Of The Week Award

UNC freshman Berlynne Delamora was named ACC Player of the Week on Monday after leading the Tar Heels to a perfect week against No. 18 Notre Dame and Campbell. It is the second weekly award for the Tar Heel third baseman, as she also earned the honor on April 4 after phenomenal performances against USC Upstate, UNCG and Louisville. (GoHeels.com)

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