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Theo Pinson at the NBA Draft Combine

At the NBA Draft Combine on Thursday, Theo Pinson measured 6-foot-6.75-inches tall without shoes. He was 211 pounds with 7.35 percent body fat and a wingspan of 6-foot-10.75. During the scrimmage portion of the Combine, Pinson played 22 minutes and was 2-for-4 from the field and 0-for-2 from three point range with 4 rebounds, 4 assists, and 3 turnovers. (Inside Carolina)

Tar Heels Tip Off In WNBA On Friday

The 2018 WNBA season tips off tonight with four North Carolina Tar Heels listed on opening-day rosters. Jessica Breland, Camille Little, Tierra Ruffin-Pratt and LaToya (Pringle) Sanders will represent the Tar Heels on the opening weekend of the season. In fact, Little's Phoenix Mercury take on Dallas tonight on NBA TV in the first game of the season at 10 p.m. ET. (GoHeels.com)

Former UNC QB Mitch Trubisky is a TV Star… Kind Of

Mitch Trubisky’s rise to stardom has been somewhat of a surprise. After one year as a starter for the North Carolina football team in 2016, Trubisky jumped to the NFL and was the No. 2 overall pick in the draft by the Chicago Bears. His accomplishments on the football field have also earned him some time under the bright lights of television...in a way. (Chapelboro.com)

Fixing Matt Harvey: Reds and erstwhile Dark Knight still believe it can happen

Matt Harvey’s first two outings with the Reds have provided glimpses of the pitcher who earned a starting nod in the 2013 All-Star Game, such as his stretch of striking out five of the last six batters he faced Wednesday against the Giants. In his previous start, he held the Dodgers to one harmless hit in four innings. On the other hand, Harvey yielded seven hits to the first 13 Giants batters. (USA Today)

Four Tar Heels Earn Women's Lacrosse All-America Honors

Four University of North Carolina women's lacrosse players have earned All-America honors from Inside Lacrosse, the magazine announced on Friday. Senior midfielder Marie McCool made the first team and sophomore attacker Katie Hoeg made the second team, while senior attacker Ela Hazar and freshman attacker Jamie Ortega made the third team. (GoHeels.com)

Ranking the ACC's Toughest College Football Schedules in 2018

Here’s a ranking of the difficulty of each ACC team's 2018 football schedule. 13.North Carolina - The Tar Heels’ schedule is not easy. They open the year with consecutive road games roughly 3,000 miles apart. They have to go to Miami and host Virginia Tech. But they don’t play Clemson or Florida State, and UCF is the toughest out-of-league game. (Athlon Sports)

Four Corners: Graduation & Summer School

Tar Heels Joel Berry II, Kane Ma, Theo Pinson and Aaron Rohlman are now officially North Carolina graduates. Most of the returning players for the 2018-19 Tar Heels are taking summer classes in both summer sessions while also working out and playing pickup games with the annual pilgrimage of former Carolina basketball players returning to Chapel Hill. (GoHeels.com)

North Carolina's UCF, Miami Kickoff Times Set

North Carolina will open its 2018 home football schedule with a noon kickoff against UCF on Saturday, September 15 at Kenan Stadium, as announced by the ACC and its television partners on Friday. The game will be televised by either ABC/ESPN/ESPN2 or ESPNU. UNC's Thursday night game at Miami on Sept. 27 has been set for 8 p.m. on ESPN. (GoHeels.com)

No. 6 Diamond Heels Clinch Back-To-Back Coastal Division Baseball Titles

No. 6 North Carolina clinched the ACC Coastal Division Championship for the second straight year thanks to a defeat of Virginia Tech on Thursday coupled with Duke's defeat to Georgia Tech. This is the first time the Tar Heels have won back-to-back Coastal Division titles since the 2012-2013 seasons and the seventh time UNC has won the Coastal Division. (GoHeels.com)

Greg Duncan Wins Synchronized Diving National Championship

National titles were awarded to Grayson Campbell (Austin, Texas) and Greg Duncan (Chapel Hill, N.C.) for synchronized men's 3-meter after taking the lead in the fifth round and finishing the finals with 383.19 points Thursday at the USA Diving Senior National Championships. Duncan is a rising sophomore at North Carolina where he dives for coach Abel Sanchez. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Baseball Downs Hokies 9-1, One Win Away From Clinching Coastal Division

No. 6 North Carolina broke out the bats against Virginia Tech on Thursday for a 9-1 victory against the Hokies to move within one win of clinching the Coastal Division championship (Highlights). Cooper Criswell threw seven shutout innings for his fourth win of the year while Brandon Martorano went 3-4 with four RBI, including a two-run home run in the fourth inning. (GoHeels.com)

Video: Luke Maye Junior Season Highlights

Junior season highlights of North Carolina forward Luke Maye. Maye finished the season second on the team in scoring with a 16.9 points per game average while pulling down 10.1 rebounds per contest. Maye also made 43% of his shots from behind the three-point arc. Read More...

Kiani Ramsey, Taylor Wike Named to NFCA All-Region Teams

North Carolina's Kiani Ramsey and Taylor Wike were named to the NFCA's Division I Southeast all-region teams as announced Thursday by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association. Ramsey was named to the All-Region second team while Wike picked up third-team honors for the second consecutive year. Ramsey led the Tar Heels with a .374 average. (GoHeels.com)

North Carolina transfer Jalek Felton sets decision timeline

Jalek Felton is getting close to making a college decision. The former North Carolina guard posted on his Twitter page that he will be announcing his college choice next month. “Stay tuned decision day next month,” Felton wrote. South Carolina is one of the schools interested in Felton, who announced on March 1 he was withdrawing from North Carolina. (The State)

North Carolina Women's Tennis Falls To Stanford, 4-1

No. 2 seed North Carolina was upended 4-1 to 15th seed Stanford on Thursday in the NCAA Women's Tennis Championship from Wake Forest Tennis Complex. North Carolina, the No. 1 ranked team in the nation, finishes its season 28-4. Stanford extends its winning streak to 17 matches and improves to 21-3. (GoHeels.com)

What Larry Fedora learned from the 'toughest' season of his career

What did you learn from last football season, when you look back at it? Larry Fedora: “I learned our team has a lot of grit. They battled in every single game all the way to the end and there was never any – nothing divisive about the team. They were in it together. They understood what was going on and what they needed to do and we'll be a better team because of it.” (Charlotte Observer)

UNC to Face UCLA in 2019 CBS Sports Classic

The UCLA men's basketball team will play against North Carolina in the CBS Sports Classic at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Dec. 21, 2019. The 2019 edition will mark the sixth annual CBS Sports Classic and feature the first meeting between UCLA and UNC since the two programs faced each other in Dec. 2015 at the CBS Sports Classic in Brooklyn, N.Y. (UCLA Sports)

North Carolina Football’s Place in the ACC

The ACC has turned into one of college football’s toughest conferences, fielding 10 bowl teams last year, and both Clemson and Florida State have won national titles in recent memory. Miami looks rejuvenated under Mark Richt and Louisville, NC State and Virginia Tech all have sustained success in the past decade. So where does UNC fit into this equation? (Chapelboro.com)

Carolina Insider Podcast: Robert Woodard

The latest episode of the Carolina Insider podcast is available now, featuring a visit with the Tar Heel baseball team's pitching coach, Robert Woodard. Hosts Jones Angell and Adam Lucas speak with Woodard about the Diamond Heels' end-of-season push and the season so far. Lucas and Angell also wrap up some other Carolina Athletics tidbits from the spring. (GoHeels.com)

North Carolina Baseball Aiming to Close Strong

No. 6 North Carolina’s nine-game winning streak seems like a long time ago, as Mike Fox’s club enters its final series of the regular season with four losses in its past five games. Even so, the Tar Heels can clinch the ACC Coastal Division with a series win over Virginia Tech and secure the ACC Tournament’s No. 1 seed with a sweep at Boshamer Stadium this weekend. (Inside Carolina)


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