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6. North Carolina Tar Heels: "I'll Stay Around," Willie Nelson (1967) - Roy Williams, North Carolina's 65-year-old coach, wants to make one thing very clear: He isn't retiring, at least not anytime soon. Williams might not follow through on Willie Nelson's promise to "stay around till it's over", but so far he's making good on the "call me stubborn, but I'll never give in" part. (ESPN.com)

The 101 best players in college football

41. M.J. Stewart, CB, UNC: A PFF College First Team All-American last year as a slot corner, Stewart is coming off an outstanding 2015 season that saw him post the sixth-best coverage grade at +15.1; 79. Nazair Jones, DT, UNC: There’s a good chance that Jones is going to have a monster season. 91. Elijah Hood, RB, North Carolina. (Pro Football Focus)

Paige, Johnson, James to Play in NBA Summer League

Brice Johnson, Marcus Paige and Joel James will begin their professional basketball careers at the NBA Summer League. Johnson, a first-round pick of the Los Angeles Clippers, will take part in the summer league July 2-8 in Orlando. Paige, a member of the Utah Jazz, will play play July 8-18 in Las Vegas. James signed as a free agent with Indiana and will play in Orlando. (GoHeels.com)

What Greg Little did to get a jump start on Buffalo Bills' WR competiton

Greg Little doesn't want this opportunity to go to waste. In the last two years, Little has bounced around the NFL. Once a promising second round pick of the Cleveland Browns, Little was cut after three seasons with the team. He briefly latched on with the Raiders prior to the 2014 season but was cut a few months later. The Bengals gave him another shot but he lasted only a year. (New York Upstate)

Shalane Flanagan Showing Top Form Ahead of Olympics

In a morale-boosting tuneup for the Olympic marathon in Rio, Shalane Flanagan set a new American 10K road record of 30:52 on Sunday in Boston. The Massachusetts native shattered her own record of 31:03, set in Tilburg in the Netherlands in 2015. (Runner's World)

Warriors season review: James Michael McAdoo

During the 2016 NBA Finals, most of the nation got its first extended look at James Michael McAdoo, the seldom-seen NBA sophomore from UNC. McAdoo got minutes as a fill-in forward, shoring up a rotation that was hampered by the suspension of Draymond Green, season-ending injury to Andrew Bogut. McAdoo didn't disappoint. (Golden State of Mind)

UNC’s Sylvia Hatchell mourns death of longtime friend Pat Summitt

Sylvia Hatchell went to sleep on Monday night knowing that her one of her dearest friends, Pat Summitt, likely wouldn’t survive the night. Hatchell awoke to the news on Tuesday morning: Summitt was gone, dead at 64 after suffering for years from dementia. (Charlotte Observer)

Photo Gallery: UNC first round NBA picks (Part 1)

A look back at many notable North Carolina first round NBA draft picks. (Carolina Blue)

University Statement on the Employee Forum ‘Microaggression’ blog post

Last Thursday, the UNC-Chapel Hill Employee Forum posted an opinion blog on its website on the topic of microaggressions. Those opinions were wrongly reported as University policy and/or guidelines; they are not. The blog does not represent University policy nor was it intended to be an official or unofficial guidebook as it has been widely reported in social media. (UNC.edu)

Report: 76ers to be a serious suitor for Harrison Barnes

Harrison Barnes will be a restricted free agent on July 1 and he is expected to have plenty of suitors across the NBA. While Barnes has made it clear that he'd prefer to continue his career with Golden State, Marc Stein of ESPN.com is reporting that the Philadelphia 76ers are ready to make a serious run at the former UNC standout once he hits the open market. (247 Sports)

UNC RB transfer leaves depth chart questions in 2017

North Carolina running back Ty'Son Williams surprised many on June 16th when his decision to transfer from North Carolina was made public knowledge. While Williams' decision likely will not have a huge impact on the UNC's offense for the 2016 season, it does significantly affect the depth of the group for the future. Let's break it down: (Carolina Blue)

UNC PhD. Student Uses Drones to Detect Sharks

Traditional methods for gathering data on sharks typically include catch-and-release fishing surveys, acoustic and satellite tags, aerial surveys with helicopters, laboratory tank studies and DNA analysis. But North Carolina PhD. student Martin Benavides is interested in a brand new approach—specifically drones. (UNC.edu)

Ed Hardin: UNC's Sylvia Hatchell remembers Pat Summitt

The year after she won her 900th game, UNC basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell decided to take a tour of her past The first place she went was to Tennessee. “I went to see Pat,” she said. “I owe her everything.” Pat Summitt, the legendary Uennessee coach who died this morning, was a mentor to many coaches. But to Hatchell, “We were friends,” Hatchell said. (Greensboro News & Record)

Saskatchewan Riders quarterback Darian Durant 'ecstatic' to play again

Monday marked one year to the day that quarterback Darian Durant ruptured his Achilles tendon. It's an injury he's trying to forget, he said. "I'm over the hurdle, I feel good and I'm ready to roll." Durant will play his first official game in the Roughriders' season-opener since he was sidelined for all of 2015. "I'm ecstatic," he said. "It's been a long time coming, so I can't wait to get out here." (CBC News)

Ronald Brewer's rookie transition program keeps Browns players on their toes

Ron Brewer (UNC 2002) watched from an undisclosed location. The plan he implemented months ago unfolded before his eyes on the monitor in front of him. Brewer, Cleveland's manager of player engagement, could smile and take solace in the fact this wrinkle to the team's rookie transition program brought all 24 players closer together outside of the football field. (Cleveland Browns)

Shirley Ort, creator of the Carolina Covenant, ready to write next chapter

A few days ago, Brian Hogan ambled into Shirley Ort’s office and spotted a replica of the Magna Carta on the nearly empty bookcase in her Pettigrew Hall office. Without missing a beat, Hogan deadpanned, “Shirley, I knew you were old, but I didn’t know you were that old.” (University Gazette)

Video: Sylvia Hatchell Remembers Pat Summitt

North Carolina women's basketball head coach, Sylvia Hatchell, talks about the legendary Tennessee women's basketball coach, Pat Summitt, on her passing on 6/28/16. View Video...

Roy Wiliams on the passing of Vols legend Pat Summitt

Roy Williams on the passing of Pat Summit: “We lost one of the true giants in coaching, in any sport and regardless of gender, today. If there were a Mount Rushmore of coaching, Pat Summitt would certainly be included. Wanda and I sent our daughter to her basketball camp in Knoxville because we wanted Kimberly to be influenced by Coach Summitt. (Carolina Blue)

Tar Heels Help U.S. To Field Hockey Bronze Medal

The U.S. Women’s National Field Hockey Team, with six Tar Heels on the roster, earned a bronze medal Sunday at the Champions Trophy in London. The U.S. beat No. 3 Australia in a shootout to place third in a competitive field. Former UNC players on the team are Jackie (Kintzer) Briggs, Rachel Dawson, Katelyn Falgowski, Kelsey Kolojejchick, Caitlin Van Sickle and Emily Wold. (GoHeels.com)

What the Tar Heels can expect from Gene Chizik in Year 2

From Year 1 to Year 2 in a system, is said to be where the most improvement is made. Conventional wisdom says that a defense that returns seven starters should follow suit with this methodology. By far, the biggest improvement that needs to be made in 2016 is with how the Tar Heels defend the run. (Tar Heel Blog)

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ACC and BIG EAST to Lead Men’s Basketball Officiating Alliance

Former NFL coach, defensive genius Buddy Ryan dies at 82

Tennessee coaching legend Pat Summitt dies at age 64

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Today In UNC History
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Former UNC baseball player Archibald Wright "Moonlight" Graham appears as a right fielder for the New York Giants in his only major league game. His story was popularized by "Shoeless Joe", a novel by W. P. Kinsella, and the 1989 film Field of Dreams, starring Kevin Costner.

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