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UNC or Duke: Which Team Finishes Higher in the Coastal in 2014?

The Tar Heels finished two games behind the Blue Devils last year and barely lost to Duke 27-25 in Chapel Hill. Larry Fedora’s team is expected to take another step forward in the win column in 2014, especially with an offense that should be among the best in the ACC. UNC’s schedule certainly isn’t easy, but home games against Georgia Tech, Pittsburgh and Virginia Tech will help in a tight division battle. (Athlon Sports)

North Carolina's 2014-15 ACC basketball opponents

Should North Carolina win the ACC next season, it probably won’t be criticized -- as Virginia was this season -- for catching a break in the schedule. Duke and Louisville are two of the four teams Carolina will play both at home and on the road. The Tar Heels should be a contender for their first regular season ACC title since 2011-12. (ESPN.com)

Robert Quinn Aids Youth On Eight-Day Visit to Africa

Robert Quinn recently returned from an eight-day trip to Africa. While the experience was geared toward assisting others in need, Quinn spoke of his week-plus in Africa as the one who perhaps benefited the most. In addition to serving youth for his first five days, Quinn visited with members of the Maasai tribe of Kenya and Tanzania, before exploring more of the continent on a three-day safari. (St. Louis Rams)

Pirates Edge Tar Heels, 3-2

Zach Houchins had four hits and Ryan Williams worked the final 4.2 innings out of the bullpen as East Carolina hung on for a 3-2 win over visiting North Carolina Tuesday evening at Clark-LeClair Stadium. Landon Lassiter homered for the Tar Heels, who dropped to 23-18 on the year and will host No. 30 Liberty Wednesday at 6 in Chapel Hill. (GoHeels.com)

Carolina Basketball Braces For Brutal Gauntlet Next Season

This is your new-look ACC, and get used to it. The Tar Heels will only face two members of the original ACC in their 2014-2015 home Smith Center slate. Let that sink in. UNC will face a daunting slate of games next season, including home and away games against new member and perennial powerhouse Louisville, as well as Duke, NC State and Georgia Tech. (Chapelboro.com)

Video: Future Tar Heel (student) announces her college decision

Elizabeth Vilmar has committed to the University of North Carolina, picking the Tar Heels over FSU, Florida, Notre Dame, USC, and Virginia. There's only one catch: she wasn't actually recruited in any sport, but that didn't stop her from announcing her commitment like many star high school athletes are apt to do these days. View Video...

Smiley returns at good time for Heels

Sam Smiley started out working with the third defensive rotation at strong safety upon his return to practice, but by the time the Spring Game rolled around earlier this month, he was getting reps in practice with the second team, and even spelling the first-team guys at times. "It feels good to be back out there with the boys," said Smiley. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Tar Heels In The NBA Update

Throughout his NBA career Vince Carter was the star of the team he played for, but with this year's Dallas Mavericks team the former Tar Heel had to get used to coming off the bench. Carter performed well in his new role by averaging just under 12 points a game. Dallas will need Carter to be a huge contributor if they are to pull of the upset of the top seeded San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference playoffs. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels Visit East Carolina Tuesday

North Carolina will conclude a four-game road trip when the Tar Heels visit in-state rival East Carolina Tuesday at 6 at Clark-LeClair Stadium. UNC is 23-17 after beating No. 1 Virginia 4-2 on Sunday, while East Carolina is 24-17 after a Monday night loss to Old Dominion. Sophomore Taylore Cherry will start on the mound for UNC opposite ECU's Reid Love. (GoHeels.com)

Video: North Carolina ACC Basketball Matchups

The ACC Digital Network announces North Carolina's conference basketball opponents for each of the next two seasons. What does the future hold for Roy Williams and the Tar Heels? Host Jeff Fischel has the details. View Video...

Lucas: ACC Schedule Reactions

Forget everything you knew about the ACC basketball schedule. As the conference grew in membership and also added two additional league games, the schedules for the previous two years had to be juggled. This year's slate, however, is the first year of a 12-year schedule rotation that will feature two permanent partners along with a mix of one-time home and road foes and two additional home-and-home series. (GoHeels.com)

ACC Releases Men’s Basketball Conference Matchups for 2014-15 and 2015-16

The Atlantic Coast Conference has announced the 18-game conference matchups for each of its 15 men’s basketball teams for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons. The matchups released today designate the 18-game home and away opponents for each of the next two seasons. Specific game dates, times and networks have not yet been determined. (The ACC)

Kareem Martin visits Minnesota Vikings

Mike Zimmer speaks in glowing terms about Michael Johnson, his former defensive end in Cincinnati. Now, Zimmer’s Vikings are looking at a guy who reminds some of Johnson. A source close to the situation said North Carolina defensive end Kareem Martin visited Minnesota last week. Martin is considered most likely to be picked in the second or third round of the May 8-10 NFL draft. (St. Paul Pioneer Press)

For Korey Dunbar, there’s more to life than baseball

Korey Dunbar is a person first, baseball player second. “Like I said, I don’t want baseball to reflect who I am,” he said. “And it doesn’t.” That same gentle smile. “Obviously, it’s a game that I love and it’s a game that I want to take as far as I can in my career. If it works out? Awesome. And if doesn’t? Be a teacher,” he said. “And be the happiest teacher in the world.” (Daily Tar Heel)

Wade Moody gets warm reception in ACC Barnstorming homecoming

Wade Moody most likely never got a warm reception at East Surry during his high school playing days. He sure did Thursday night. Moody, who played basketball at county rival Mount Airy, was in Pilot Mountain for the ACC Barnstorming Tour. The senior guard at North Carolina was a member of the team of ACC All-Stars that took on the Surry County All-Stars. (Mount Airy News)

Tar Heels Travel To Pirate Country For Tuesday Tilt

The North Carolina baseball team, 23-17 overall, will be looking to build off a victory over top-ranked Virginia with a solid performance at Lewis Field Tuesday evening in Greenville when the Tar Heels take on the East Carolina Pirates, who come into the contest with a 24-17 record. ECU boasts a pair of victories over ACC foes including a 7-0 shutout against N.C. State. (Chapelboro.com)

Giovani Bernard's Humble Roots

Long before Giovani Bernard was one of the NFL's most dynamic young playmakers, before his brother was a star at Oregon State, before his mother died and his family lost everything, his father boarded a boat in Haiti. After three days spent staring at nothing but the sky, Yvens Bernard landed on the shores of South Florida, and in his first week there, he met Josette Liberius. (NFL.com)

Kenan Memorial Stadium to get upgraded cell service

Football fans won’t have to worry about dropped calls at Kenan Memorial Stadium when games resume next fall. Construction will begin Monday to improve cell capacity at the stadium and upgrades are also being discussed for the Dean Smith Center. (Daily Tar Heel)

University Square businesses brace for redevelopment

The demolition of University Square, which has been home to several local businesses like Time-Out, is set to start as early as October of this year. Plans for the redevelopment started in 2009, shortly after University Square was purchased by Chapel Hill Foundation Real Estate Holdings, the University’s nonprofit real estate arm. (Daily Tar Heel)

Shalane Flanagan’s Best Not Enough To Win Boston Marathon

Marblehead native Shalane Flanagan desperately wanted to win the 2014 Boston Marathon. For the first 17 miles she was in position to do so, but despite running a personal best Monday, it wasn’t enough to win. Flanagan dropped to the back of the leader pack in the Newton hills and ending up finishing in seventh place with a time of 2:22:02. She was the top American woman finisher. (CBS Boston)

This Week With Mike Fox

Inside Carolina caught up with head coach Mike Fox after the Diamond Heels (23-17, 10-11 ACC) took one of three games from top-ranked Virginia in Charlottesville. With less than a month to go In the regular season, UNC heads to East Carolina on Tuesday before hosting Liberty on Wednesday and then a weekend series against Virginia Tech. (Inside Carolina)

UNC academic advisor Mary Willingham stepping down

Mary Willingham, an academic adviser at UNC, says she will leave the university after finishing her classes this semester. Willingham was the subject of national media attention after she questioned the literacy level of athletes who were admitted to the school. A school spokeswoman said Willingham had a private meeting with UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol Folt on Monday. (WRAL.com)

North Carolina season wrap

The progress Brice Johnson and Kennedy Meeks showed at times this season provides some promise. Marcus Paige will be back, which means the Tar Heels won't have to ask as much of their freshmen. This could be the ACC's preseason favorites next fall. If nothing else, UNC should have a decent idea what its roster will look like well before the season starts. That's a luxury it didn't enjoy this year. (Syracuse.com)

Monday Baseball Report

UNC's postseason possibilities continue to be somewhat precarious though there has been some improvement in the RPI situation. For the ACC Tournament, the Heels are currently 8th overall and would make the ten team event. On the RPI front, UNC has jumped from languishing in the mid-80s to 47th. The nature of UNC's schedule down the stretch is going to help the RPI. (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC drops series, but gains confidence at UVa.

UNC defeated Virginia, 4-2 on Sunday, fending off the country’s No. 1 team, thanks to a two-run home run from junior shortstop Michael Russell in the fifth that broke a 1-1 tie. It was the first lead for UNC in a tightly contested series, and the Tar Heels didn’t relinquish it. “We just need to go out there and have fun and play the game,” said freshman second baseman Wood Myers after the win. (Daily Tar Heel)

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