What Is CTE? UNC Coach Questions Evidence on Brain Disease Linked to Football

said he was unconvinced football was linked to chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). However, Dr. Chris Nowinski, co-founder and CEO of the Concussion Legacy Foundation, told Newsweek: "There is no question CTE is linked to football. The CDC, recently published fact sheets stating repetitive head hits are the only known risk factor for CTE." (Newsweek)

Larry Fedora ridiculed for speaking the truth about CTE

“I don’t think it’s been proven that the game of football causes CTE. We don't really know that," said. It’s heresy. It’s also backed up by some people who know the subject well. “I totally agree with him,” says Peter Cummings, a neuropathologist and associate professor of anatomy and neurobiology at Boston University School of Medicine. (Yahoo!)

UNC Field Hockey Set For First Season In New Home

North Carolina will play nine regular-season home games and host both the ACC-Big Ten Challenge and the ACC Championship as the Tar Heels inaugurate a new facility in 2018. The Tar Heels spent last year without a true home stadium, hosting matches at Duke's facility in Durham. Carolina's new facility is scheduled to be completed in August. (

UNC Basketball Will Face Texas In Las Vegas Invitational Third Round

UNC will face Texas this November in the third round of the Las Vegas Invitational, tournament organizers announced Thursday. The Tar Heels will meet the Longhorns in their first of two games in Las Vegas over Thanksgiving weekend November 22-23, 2018, at the Orleans Arena. The winner will advance to the championship game to play either UCLA or Michigan State. (

Chansky’s Notebook: Terrible Timing

has uncharacteristically up-chucked his frustration over a number of things. He did wonders when the program was under NCAA scrutiny and he became one of the hottest young coaches in the country. After going 3-9 last year, he’s been on a lot of hot-seat lists, and his outburst Wednesday put his season, and perhaps his job, in further jeopardy. (

North Carolina Releases 2018 Men's Soccer Schedule

Coming off back-to-back College Cup appearances, the University of North Carolina men's soccer team's 2018 schedule features no fewer than seven teams that participated in the NCAA Championship last season. Included is fellow College Cup participate and semifinal opponent Indiana and an NCAA second-round opponent UNCW. (

Podcast: ACC Kickoff Fallout

Inside Carolina's Tommy Ashley and Greg Barnes discuss the nuances of UNC football coach ’s comments Wednesday regarding the tie between football and chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a neurodegenerative disease linked to concussions. They also dive into the coach’s take on the tie between the U.S. military and the game of football. (Inside Carolina)

ACC Kickoff notebook: UNC's Aaron Crawford discusses law enforcement, protests

North Carolina defensive end didn’t spend the entire day talking football on Wednesday at ACC Kickoff. Asked to share his feelings on NFL players protesting during the national anthem, Crawford pointed out that college players are typically in the locker room for the "Star-Spangled Banner." But that shouldn’t stop them from having their voices heard. (Greensboro News & Record)

All eyes are on Kawhi Leonard, but Danny Green could make impact with Raptors

This deal isn't just about Kawhi Leonard — the other player Toronto acquired makes the deal worthwhile. , entering his 10th NBA season, has proven himself on both ends of the court. The 31-year-old has been durable with the Spurs, appearing in at least 66 games each year since 2011, but his impact in San Antonio went beyond what he brought to the floor. (Sporting News)

ACC Drops Football Injury Reports

Injury reports have gone by the wayside in Atlantic Coast Conference football. Coaches chose to scrap those when they met at the conference’s spring meetings. ACC commissioner confirmed that stance Wednesday. In recent seasons, injury reports came out two days before games — typically Thursdays for Saturday games. (Burlington Times News)

Chapel Hill's top 4 burger options

Got a hankering for burgers? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top burger spots in Chapel Hill using Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list. 2. Sutton's Drug Store: Located at 159 E. Franklin St. With 4.5 stars out of 119 reviews on Yelp, the drugstore, which offers burgers, sandwiches, hot dogs, breakfast and more, has long been a local favorite. (ABC 11)

UNC Takeaways From ACC Media Day

and UNC players and were the first team on the stage at 11:45 a.m. to speak with the media before they went to the "breakout room" for a more intimate conversation with reporters. The Tar Heels are entering the 2018 season following the disappointing and injury-ravaged 2017 campaign. (Inside Carolina)

What we learned about UNC, Duke football at ACC Kickoff

doesn’t want the North Carolina football team to forget last season. After an abysmal 3-9 campaign plagued by injuries and an inability to finish games, it’d be easy for the Tar Heels to keep the pain in the past. But UNC’s seventh-year head coach has urged his team to remember the failures. UNC lost roughly 37 players to injury last season. (Fayetteville Observer)

UNC must navigate obstacles better to improve on 3-9 season in 2018

The goal for UNC is simply to improve upon last fall's 3-9 record -- and a component to that will certainly be having one named quarterback, but don't expect to tip his hand. The Tar Heels lost six offensive starters and five defensive starters, but Fedora sees strength in the younger players who will fill the vacancies in about half the starting roles. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Los Angeles Lakers Sign Joel Berry II

The Los Angeles Lakers signed guard on Wednesday. Terms of the deal were not released. Berry was named Most Outstanding Player of the 2017 NCAA Final Four after leading UNC to a National Championship. As a senior last season, Berry II earned First Team All-ACC honors with averages of 17.1 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.2 steals. (Los Angeles Lakers)

UNC dean surprised by Larry Fedora comments, says coach cares about player safety

Kevin Guskiewicz, UNC’s dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, said the quotes offered Wednesday do not match up with the man he knows. “I’ve not worked with a coach who cares more about the health and safety of their players than ,” said Guskiewicz, who has won a who has won a “genius grant” for his research on head injuries in sports. (USA Today)

'LOVE YOU ALL!': Danny Green bids a fond farewell to Spurs fans

wrote a heartfelt goodbye to San Antonio and Spurs fans Wednesday on Instagram after he was traded to the Toronto Raptors in a deal including Kawhi Leonard and DeMar DeRozan. "SAN ANTONIO....Can't express the LOVE I have for you, the city, the fans & the organization. I want to thank you for all for allowing me to be a part of something AMAZING." (San Antonio Express-News)

Michael Carter A Preseason Candidate For Doak Walker Award

The SMU Athletic Forum released on Wednesday the preseason candidates for the 2018 Doak Walker Award. The Forum annually presents the award to the nation's top college running back. North Carolina sophomore made the list. 2017 Doak Walker Award Recipient from Stanford headlines the crop of preseason candidates. (

The Cave Is Coming Back to Life. What Do Its New Owners Have Planned for its Next Chapter?

On the day after the summer solstice, the sun still burns bright late into the afternoon. But you can easily forget that fact once you step into The Cave, the windowless, formerly rather dank dive that's occupied 452 ½ West Franklin Street in Chapel Hill for the past fifty years. Outside, the afternoon heat is thick. It's comparatively cool inside. (Indy Week)

UNC Football Commits NCAA Secondary Violation

The University of North Carolina self-reported a secondary violation involving football players selling shoes in February, a source familiar with the situation confirmed Wednesday. “When we became aware of a situation within the football program, we self-reported what the NCAA deemed to be a secondary violation,” UNC Director of Athletics Bubba Cunningham said. (Inside Carolina)

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