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How 4th-Round Pick Ryan Switzer Fits Into A Deep Cowboys Receiving Group

The Cowboys kept their entire 2016 receiving group intact by re-signing starter Terrance Williams and reserve Brice Butler in March. Dez Bryant and Cole Beasley are fixtures in the passing game for quarterback Dak Prescott. Ryan Switzer’s best chance to contribute is in the return game, where he would compete with third-year wideout Lucky Whitehead. (Dallas Cowboys)

Mack Hollins highlights and scouting report, Eagles' 4th round pick in 2017 NFL Draft

The Eagles selected UNC receiver Mack Hollins with the 118th pick in the 2017 NFL Draft on Saturday. Hollins, 6-foot-4, 221 pounds, caught 81 catches for 1,667 yards and 20 touchdowns during his four seasons at UNC. Even though Hollins' 40-yard dash time, 4.53 seconds, isn't blazing, he was a deep threat during his time at UNC. (NJ.com)

UNC Men's Tennis Falls In ACC Tournament Semifinals

The third-seeded UNC men's tennis team saw its ACC Championship run end Saturday with a 4-3 loss to second-seeded Virginia in a semifinals match at Rome Tennis Center. UNC, ranked 12th nationally, falls to 24-4 on the season and will wait to learn its seeding in the NCAA Tournament bracket, which will be announced on Tuesday at 5 p.m. (GoHeels.com)

Ryan Switzer Drafted by Dallas Cowboys in 4th Round

UNC wide receiver Ryan Switzer was drafted with the No. 27 pick in the fourth round by the Dallas Cowboys on Saturday. Switzer set UNC records for career receptions, career receiving yards and single-season receptions. The four-time All-ACC performer also holds the ACC record for career punt returns for touchdown and UNC records for career punt return yards and touchdowns. (Inside Carolina)

Mack Hollins Drafted by Philadelphia Eagles in 4th Round

The Eagles finally drafted a weapon for Carson Wentz. With their first of two fourth-round picks (No. 118), the Eagles selected North Carolina wide receiver Mack Hollins. Hollins (6-4, 221 pounds) was actually one of the prospects Wentz worked out with while in California earlier this offseason. While Hollins is a big receiver, he still ran a 4.53 at the combine. (CSN Philly)

Roy Williams to speak at UNCW basketball tip-off dinner

Hall of Fame and three-time national champion coach Roy Williams of North Carolina will be the guest speaker for UNCW’s second-annual men’s basketball tip-off dinner. The event is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, at the Burney Center on campus. Ticket information will be announced later and sales are expected to begin in mid-July. (WECT)

6 things about Mitch Trubisky: From being OCD to his beat-up old car

Mitch Trubisky smiled when talking about his car. "So my 1997 Toyota Camry, handed down from my grandmother, I think I got that in my freshman or sophomore year in college,” he said. “Yeah, that's my car. It's got 170,000 miles on it so it can still move pretty well, get me from point A to point B." Trubisky added he has no plans yet to upgrade. (Chicago Tribune)

Country singer Chase Rice returns to his roots in Chapel Hill

Country music singer and former University of North Carolina football player surprised fans in Chapel Hill earlier this week with a concert at a popular college spot. After his impromptu performance, he posted a video online thanking the college town on the Hill. A last-minute tweet alerted his fans in Chapel Hill to make their way towards Franklin Street for his surprise show. (ABC 11)

Report: Tony Bradley gets NBA Combine Invitation

The NBA sent out their combine invitations to potential draft picks Friday for the 2017 NBA Draft and Tony Bradley was one of the 65 players to receive an invitation. The combine will take place in Chicago from May 9th – May 14th. The official list has yet to be released but sources confirmed to Inside Carolina that Bradley’s name was on the list. (Keeping It Heel)

3rd-round DT Nazair Jones overcomes rare illness to join Seahawks

Nazair Jones became the second defensive tackle drafted by the Seahawks on Friday, with Seattle using the 102nd overall pick to acquire the 6-foot-5, 304-pound North Carolina Tar Heel. As a senior, Jones recorded a career-high 70 total tackles, 2.5 sacks and three pass breakups. His long arms (34? inches) and strong hands (10? inches) are what impress most. (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)

Matt Harvey felt ‘tight’ and wasn’t quite set to pitch on short notice

First Noah Syndergaard got scratched. Then Matt Harvey got strafed. The Mets turned to Harvey on Thursday morning when Syndergaard was a late scratch with a tired arm and sore biceps. But it was Harvey who got worn out and chased in the fifth inning of a 7-5 loss to the Braves before 23,243 at Citi Field. (New York Post)

Yankees' Adam Warren is an all-in-one pitcher

Adam Warren lost out in the competition to fill the last two spots in the starting rotation, but he figured he was a long shot to escape his multi-faceted relief role anyway. “I knew being able to do certain things in the bullpen was going to hurt me, and Larry (Rothschild, the pitching coach) was pretty up front with me in spring training.’’ (NorthJersey.com)

Nazair Jones Drafted By Seattle In Third Round

University of North Carolina defensive tackle Nazair Jones was selected by the Seattle Seahawks in the third round (102nd overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft Friday evening. Jones is the 14th defensive lineman from North Carolina selected in the NFL Draft over the last 15 years. He is the first defensive tackle from UNC selected since Sylvester Williams was Denver's first round pick in 2013. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Men's Lacrosse Wins Wild ACC Semifinal Over No. 1 Syracuse

The 18th-ranked UNC men's lacrosse team built a nine-goal halftime lead and held on for a wild 16-15 ACC Championship semifinal victory over top-ranked Syracuse Friday night at Koskinen Stadium. With the win, the Tar Heels advanced to the ACC Championship game Sunday at noon against either Duke or Notre Dame. The game will be nationally televised on ESPNU. (GoHeels.com)

Video: Path 2 the Pros - DT Naz Jones gets Defensive

There is more to former North Carolina defensive tackle Naz Jones than meets the eye. And that's saying a lot, because he is an eye full of dominating football player. Watch and listen to what he had to say fresh out of his UNC Pro Day, about his charitable organization, his strengths, and his style of comedy. (chrisbraven.com)

No. 3 UNC Baseball Rallies To Take Series Opener vs. Clemson, 5-1

No. 3 North Carolina scored five times with two outs in the seventh inning to rally past No. 6 Clemson 5-1 on Friday evening at Boshamer Stadium (Highlights). Michael Busch's three-run double put the Tar Heels in front for the first time and helped J.B. Bukauskas improve to 8-0 on the year. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Women's Lacrosse Outlasts Boston College, 17-14

The top-seeded UNC women's lacrosse team got five first-half goals from Molly Hendrick, beating fifth-seeded Boston College, 17-14, on Friday in an ACC Tournament semifinal at Sports Backers Stadium. UNC improved to 15-2 overall and advanced to Sunday's ACC championship game at 1 p.m. against either No. 2 seed Syracuse or No. 3 seed Virginia (GoHeels.com)

No. 2 Seminoles Take Series Opener vs. UNC Softball, 3-0

Small ball in the late innings broke a scoreless tie on Friday , night as No. 2 Florida State took the ACC series opener with North Carolina by a score of 3-0. With the loss, UNC fell to 36-16 (14-7 ACC). The top two teams in the ACC combined for just four hits in the pitcher's duel behind complete-game efforts from Brittany Pickett (20-6) and Meghan King (22-1). (GoHeels.com)

Video: Chase Rice - Going Home

Country music artist and former Tar Heel linebacker Chase Rice talks about coming home to Chapel Hill on his recent visit and what his time at North Carolina has meant to him both personally and professionally. View Video...

Clemson vs. UNC in battle of ACC baseball heavyweights

A baseball scout spent some time chatting with Clemson coach Monte Lee on Monday, and the discussion turned to the Tigers' all-important ACC series at North Carolina this weekend. Specifically, they talked about J.B. Bukauskas — UNC's Friday night starter who boasts one of the best arsenals in the country, and who likely will be a top-10 pick in June’s Major League Baseball draft. (Charleston Post and Courier)


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