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Brandon Robinson trashed Bojangles and people are PO'd

Look, I don’t always put my cape on. Especially when it comes to fast food establishments. But Brandon Robinson, a guard at UNC, went too far with this awful, no good, very bad food take about Bojangles. It got to the point where someone had to step in and talk sense into him. A’Ja Wilson, a forward for South Carolina’s women’s basketball team, was the hero we needed. (SB Nation)

Rookie Mitch Trubisky guesses his Madden 18 rating — and misses

Bears rookie quarterback Mitch Trubisky not only has to prove himself to teammates and fans, the No. 2 overall NFL draft pick apparently must step up his game to improve his ratings in the Madden 18 NFL video game. EA Sports tweeted out a short promotional video Tuesday in which NFL newcomers guess what their ratings will be. (Chicago Tribune)

Hear Chase Rice Praise Country Songs in New 'Three Chords and the Truth'

Chase Rice is talking like a new believer after a year of upheaval that saw him leaving Columbia to sign with Broken Bow Records in June. His first single from his upcoming album shows that the North Carolinian has taken a hard left from his bro-country days to arrive at the impassioned "Three Chords & the Truth," a Nashville song through and through. (Rolling Stone)

Lucas: Cam Johnson Adjusting To New Home

Cam Johnson, a graduate transfer from Pitt, has spent the past month on campus getting acquainted with his new surroundings. He's already graduated, and was unable to begin classes until the fall, so most of his summer days have been spent learning about his new teammates and program, with daily pickup games that include the current team and a host of alums. (GoHeels.com)

Roy Williams on Cameron Johnson

"Something like getting Cameron Johnson -- it was the most exhausting thing I have ever gone through," North Carolina coach Roy Williams said on a recent edition of the Carolina Insider Podcast. "It was just long and drawn out. It was not pleasant at times." In Johnson, the Tar Heels add a replacement for Justin Jackson and another perimeter scoring option. (Inside Carolina)

UNC Men’s Soccer Hosting Nine Games At WakeMed Soccer Park

The UNC men's soccer team will host nine games this fall at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C., while the new soccer and lacrosse field is being built on the UNC campus. UNC will also play "home matches" in the Triad against Providence on Aug. 25 at Elon University, Duke on Sept. 16 at Bryan Park in Browns Summitt and Winthrop on Sept. 26 at UNCG. (GoHeels.com)

Chansky’s Notebook: Changing Of The Sod

If you have been to a UNC Baseball game recently or driven along Ridge Road, you have seen the renovation project across from Boshamer Stadium that looks more like a war zone than a multi-million face lift for Fetzer Field and the new football practice facilities. Well, it will be inside Kenan Stadium, which leaves UNC with a decision to make about the playing field. (Chapelboro.com)

Carolina Insider Podcast: Unveiling The 2017 Banner & More

In the latest edition of the Carolina Insider podcast, hosts Jones Angell of the Tar Heel Sports Network and Adam Lucas of GoHeels.com discuss how the Tar Heels should unveil the 2017 NCAA basketball championship banner, preseason football talk and more. (GoHeels.com)

Smith Center Closing July 31-Aug. 27

The Dean E. Smith Center will close for its annual maintenance and floor refinishing from Monday July 31 through Sunday August 27. During that period, the Smith Center will be closed to the public. In addition, the Carolina Basketball Museum is currently closed for renovations and is scheduled to reopen after Labor Day in early September. (GoHeels.com)

Jawad Williams: Summer on the Hill

It’s great to walk in to the gym late at night to get a workout in and see the some of the current guys in there doing the same. For this upcoming season, I am predicting another National Championship. The team has added a very good experienced player in Cam Johnson from Pitt. I think he will fit in perfectly at UNC. A group of very talented freshmen have also been added to the mix. (Jawad Williams)

Seniors leave gap on North Carolina basketball team

The departure of Kennedy Meeks, Isaiah Hicks and Nate Britt will spur just as many questions for UNC this season as Justin Jackson and Tony Bradley's. After all, the Tar Heels won’t know exactly what to expect from their frontcourt or their No. 2 point guard. Meeks and Hicks led the most formidable rebounding frontcourt in college basketball last year. (Daily Tar Heel)

New UNC Research Could Help Treat ALS

A new discovery made by researchers at UNC School of Medicine and NC State could lead to treatment and prevention for Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Lou Gehrig’s disease or ALS is a disease that gained more awareness in the past five years, thanks to the viral online Ice Bucket Challenge. Senior author of new ALS research at UNC School of Medicine, Dr. Todd Cohen agrees. (Chapelboro.com)

More fame, same Luke Maye

Luke Maye’s life has been very different ever since he spotted up just inside the arc, caught a Theo Pinson pass and let go a shot that’s already cemented in UNC basketball history. The junior forward’s Elite Eight game-winner against Kentucky in March sent the Tar Heels to the Final Four where they redeemed themselves against Gonzaga on the biggest possible stage. (Daily Tar Heel)

Q&A with UNC Athletics' Mike Bunting

Mike Bunting serves as UNC's associate athletic director for facility planning and management, which means that he's currently very busy. UNC athletic facilities are undergoing massive renovations this year, impacting track and field, soccer, football, field hockey and lacrosse. Rachel Jones spoke with Bunting about the renovations and what they'll mean for the future. (Daily Tar Heel)

Giovani Bernard should be cleared for start of Bengals training camp

Cincinnati Bengals Pro Bowl tight end Tyler Eifert has said all along he should be ready to participate fully in training camp and all indications are that will be the case when camp opens. Surprisingly, running back Giovani Bernard looks like he’ll be cleared to participate as well come Friday after rupturing his left anterior cruciate ligament just eight months ago. (Cincinnati Enquirer)

M.J. Stewart: "I Want to Make People Remember Who I Am"

This fall the UNC secondary will revolve around M.J. Stewart, and new Tar Heel defensive backs coach Terry Joseph said as much in February. "It all starts with M.J. He played well last year. He is an NFL corner. He can go inside and play nickel. He is the prototypical guy that they look for at that level. He can cover, he can tackle, he plays the ball down the field." (Inside Carolina)

No more suds at Bub’s as Chapel Hill bar closes after 30 years

After serving customers for 30 years on Rosemary Street in Chapel Hill, Bub O’Malley’s closed its doors for good last Saturday. Owner James Rippe said the bar no longer had enough customers. “Unfortunately, with the financial climate of this town, it is not feasible to keep this bar open,” Rippe said. “Things in this town are no longer what they used to be.” (Durham Herald-Sun)

Brandon Harris and the UNC Offense

Larry Fedora is approaching UNC's preseason camp, which begins next week, with an open quarterback competition. But, if you talk to those close to the program, LSU graduate transfer Brandon Harris is the safest bet to the win starting job. Inside Carolina spoke with college football insiders to get a better idea of Harris as a player and what he can do in the UNC offense. (Inside Carolina)

UNC, NCAA meeting to include Roy Williams, Larry Fedora

An August meeting between the NCAA and UNC in Nashville will include football head Larry Fedora and men’s basketball coach Roy Williams. In a letter addressed to Chancellor Carol Folt, the NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions set aside two days beginning August 16 to speak with representatives from UNC. The University released the letter Tuesday. (WNCN)

Astros' Colin Moran discharged from hospital Monday

Colin Moran was released from the hospital Monday and will head back to Houston soon, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports. This is good news, as Moran was carted off the field after he took a foul ball off the face the day before. The Astros haven't formally announced whether Moran will need surgery to repair the facial fractures. (CBS Sports)

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