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Virginia Tech expects same fast-paced UNC Saturday

It's back to business for the Virginia Tech Hokies. Following a bye week, the team is hoping for a strong start to the second half of the season, which begins with UNC on Saturday. "I fully expect them to be the North Carolina team that's played against us the last couple of years, playing tempo and playing dynamic athletes," said defensive coordinator Bud Foster. (WSLS)

ACCSports.com All-Analytics Second Team: Cameron Johnson, Deng Adel and Matt Farrell

Cameron Johnson is eligible, and ready to help North Carolina at an area of need: shooting. Johnson is a good finisher around the basket: 60 percent shooting in transition, 56 at the rim, per Synergy Sports. But he knows what he does best: let it fly from deep. Johnson was actually more efficient on catch-and-shoot attempts than Justin Jackson. (ACC Sports Journal)

Four Tar Heels Included On Top Drawer Soccer Midseason Top-100

Top Drawer Soccer released its Midseason Top 100 list on Tuesday. Included in the updated rankings are four UNC men's soccer players. Sophomore midfielder Cam Lindley checks in at No. 2 on the list. Senior forward Alan Winn is 18th on the TDS list. Sophomore midfielder Mauricio Pineda comes in No. 46. Senior Zach Wright is the 75th choice on the list. (GoHeels.com)

Businesses ebb and flow on Franklin Street

Franklin Street has existed since the University first opened and has expanded from just a few houses, stores and a post office in the 1790s to a 3-mile-long stretch filled with restaurants, businesses and office spaces. Named after Benjamin Franklin, the iconic Chapel Hill street had no brick buildings until 1916 and was not paved until the 1920s. (Daily Tar Heel)

Four Corners: Media Day

Roy Williams held his preseason press conference Tuesday in the Dean Smith Center, then moved to the practice gym for photos with the 2017-18 team. Williams and senior teammates Joel Berry II and Theo Pinson will represent the defending NCAA champions next week at the ACC's Operation Basketball, the annual tipoff to the season in Charlotte. (GoHeels.com)

Mitch Trubisky's numbers not eye-popping, but John Fox sees growth

John Fox saw growth in Mitch Trubisky's decision-making against the Ravens. Trubisky did something Sunday no rookie quarterback had done against the Ravens under coach John Harbaugh, who took over in 2008 — win at M&T Bank Stadium. Fox stressed that some of Trubisky's growth will come from plays he purposely does not try to make. (Chicago Tribune)

North Carolina's pace could test No. 14 Virginia Tech's defensive line

With a rookie quarterback and an offense beset by injuries, the Tar Heels are snapping the ball just 67 times per game this season. "That's more of a result of not converting on third and fourth downs," UNC coach Larry Fedora said. Still, Virginia Tech’s defense knows that if UNC can hit big plays or convert consistently, its up-tempo approach can wear down a defense. (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Roy Williams Challenging Jalek Felton

There was Jalek Felton on Tuesday playing in a variety of lineups featuring veterans like Joel Berry, Kenny Williams, Theo Pinson, and Luke Maye and new players like Cameron Johnson and Garrison Brooks. And there was head coach Roy Williams treating Felton like the freshman that he is, working to get the most out of the dynamic, talented young player. (Inside Carolina)

UNC Volleyball To Hold Relief Drive For Puerto Rico Hurricane Victims

The UNC volleyball team flew to Puerto Rico in early September for the ACC/SEC Puerto Rico Clasico. To help the people of Puerto Rico recover from Hurricane Maria, the team will host a donation drive tonight during their game against NC State. Their desire to help comes from their interactions with the people and the impact the island left on them. (Argyle Report)

Joel Berry, Bonzie Colson headline ACC All-Analytics First Team

There isn’t a more decorated player in college basketball than Joel Berry. Berry has an NCAA Championship, an ACC title, an ACC Tournament MVP and was named Final Four MOP. Berry shot a little under 39 percent on the pick-and-roll in 2016-17 — with an effective field goal rate of 44 percent. As good as Berry is with the ball, he's even better spotting up. (ACC Sports Journal)

UNC Basketball: Brandon Huffman 2017-2018 season preview

Brandon Huffman comes to Chapel Hill after having offers from Clemson, UConn, Baylor and Indiana, among others. Huffman brings the Tar Heels a big body who can rebound and block shots. Though he is still raw offensively, and not many plays can be run through him yet, Huffman scores a large majority of his points off of offensive rebounds and put backs. (Keeping It Heel)

Cameron Johnson Fitting In Well

Cameron Johnson says he doesn't talk about it much. But his new North Carolina teammates don't let him forget what happened Jan. 31, when Johnson, then a Pittsburgh wing, scored 24 points and made six 3-pointers, the most by any opposing player at the Smith Center last season. They remind him of his performance. And they joke about how it still wasn't enough. (GoHeels.com)

Harrison Barnes ready to lead young Mavericks’ rebirth

Change has come and will continue for the young Dallas Mavericks, who begin their 38th NBA season on Wednesday by hosting the Atlanta Hawks at the American Airlines Center. Wednesday also marks the transition of sorts between the team’s all-time leading scorer, Dirk Nowitzki, and his potential heir-apparent to the scorer’s role in forward Harrison Barnes. (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)

Michael Jordan scores again, this time with his Jumpman logo

Hornets owner Michael Jordan’s latest slam dunk off the court might come by way of the NBA’s new uniform contract with Nike. Since the Jordan Brand is a Nike subsidiary and the namesake of the six-time NBA champion, the Hornets will be the only NBA team to wear the Jordan Brand “Jumpman” logo on their uniforms this season. That would appear to be a merchandising windfall. (Associated Press)

UNC Basketball: Sterling Manley 2017-18 season preview

Sterling Manley picked the Tar Heels over West Virginia, Xavier and Purdue after his official visit during the 2016 Late Night With Roy. Now he looks to earn valuable playing time on a team that will have some to offer this season. With only Luke Maye returning in this frontcourt, it opens up a lot of chances for players like Manley, Brandon Huffman and Garrison Brooks. (Keeping It Heel)

Larry Fedora Live: M.J. Stewart Stepping Up at Punt Returner

UNC has been forced to lean on M.J. Stewart more than expected after a tumultuous first half of the season. When wide receiver Austin Proehl broke his clavicle against Duke in September, it meant that the Tar Heels were without their top pass catcher and punt returner. Stewart stepped up to the challenge on special teams, taking over punt returning duties due to the injury. (Inside Carolina)

Audio: David Noel, 2005 National Champion at UNC, returns to Durham to coach alma mater

David Noel, a member of North Carolina's 2005 National Championship team as well as an NBA and European basketball veteran, joins the Sports Shop in studio to discuss returning to his alma mater, Southern Durham High School, to be the new boys varsity basketball coach. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Justin Jackson's Jersey Honored at Dean Smith Center

Along with UNC's 2017 NCAA Championship banner, a new jersey was hung in the Smith Center. All-American, ACC Player of the Year, NCAA Champion and Kings draftee Justin Jackson's No. 44 UNC jersey was displayed in the same vein as Lakers great James Worthy, NBA All-Star Antawn Jamison, and the greatest player to play the game, Michael Jordan. (Sacramento Kings)

Former Colts center Jeff Saturday now coaching high school in Georgia

At Hebron Christian Academy, head football coach Jeff Saturday still isn't used to hearing "coach" before his name. "It's strange, at times," Saturday said. "I start looking around to see who they're talking to." As coach, Saturday channels the "Dungy Days," leaning on the teachings of Tony Dungy, Jim Caldwell and Jim Mora, the coaches he played under. (The Indy Channel)

Cayson Collins on a Tackling Tear for UNC

With more opportunities on the field, Cayson Collins is utilizing his physical gifts and becoming a standout player on UNC's defense. In the last three games, the senior linebacker has been on a tackling and playmaking tear. With linebacker Andre Smith sidelined with a season-ending injury, Collins has been playing alongside Cole Holcomb in UNC's nickel defense. (Inside Carolina)

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