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UNC's defensive improvements: fluke or for real?

The who, what, where and when are all falling into place as the Tar Heels continue to improve their defense. But it's that fifth 'W,' that could really translate into improvements in the standings. "In the offseason we spent a lot of time learning about the 'Why,' why we run certain plays," Cayson Collins said. So, once again UNC's D will be a question mark. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Here are some ways Harrison Barnes can score and facilitate within the Mavs’ offense

One of the biggest questions on Mavs fans’ minds heading into this season is just how Dallas plans on expanding Harrison Barnes’ role within the offense as he begins the process of becoming a focal point. The hope is Barnes can eventually become a cornerstone-type player for the franchise, after inking a deal with the Mavericks reported to be worth $94 million over four years. (Dallas Mavericks)

Georgia football reportedly practicing in Georgia Dome ahead of UNC matchup

With a week to go before the kickoff against North Carolina, the Georgia Bulldogs took an extra step of prep work on Saturday. There had been some discussion of it this week behind the scenes, but a UGA staff member released a tweet on Saturday morning confirming Georgia holding a practice inside the Georgia Dome on Saturday. (Carolina Blue)

Power Down The Stretch Leads UNC Volleyball To Second Straight Sweep

No. 19 North Carolina captured its second straight sweep on Saturday afternoon, defeating West Virginia 3-0 (25-16, 28-26, 25-21) at the Penn State Classic. The Mountaineers controlled the majority of the second set and took a lead late in the third, but the Tar Heels (2-0) held off WVU (0-2) to keep their perfect set record intact. (GoHeels.com)

Video: Charlton Warren Interview

North Carolina defensive backs coach Charlton Warren discusses his group, the veterans, and how his many talented freshmen can work their way onto the field this season for the Tar Heels. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Henderson transfer raises questions for UNC’s future at QB

Redshirt freshman Nathan Elliott will step up as the next man in line, but will he ultimately be the player who succeeds Mitch Trubisky? UNC welcomed a pair of heavily-recruited freshman quarterbacks this year, Logan Byrd and Chazz Surratt. Both are likely to redshirt this season, but that doesn’t mean they’ll be deprived of chances to move up the depth chart. (Today's U)

Georgia RB Sony Michel could be game-time decision versus UNC

In an interview with Paul Finebaum that aired Friday afternoon, Kirby Smart was asked by the SEC Network show host about injured running back Sony Michel and his prognosis for the North Carolina game on September 3. (Dawgs247)

Daily Tar Heel Attempts To Solve Financial Difficulty

The clock is ticking for the Daily Tar Heel, as the 123-year-old newspaper attempts to solve the biggest problem facing modern journalism – finances. “We have about two years of money in our savings account, if we didn’t save anything, before we run out of money,” new general manager Betsy O’Donovan said. (Chapelboro.com)

Georgia QB competition down to 2 — and Jacob Eason appears to be leader

Georgia’s game-planning for North Carolina continued Friday with freshman Jacob Eason looking more and more likely to win the starting quarterback job. Eason was working with the first team during a seven-on-seven portion of practice ahead of senior Greyson Lambert. (Gridiron Now)

A historical look at UNC’s 2016 schedule

Of the 12 teams on North Carolina’s schedule, they have beaten all of them at one point or another. This is definitely proof that UNC can go 12-0, and yes, that 1939 win over The Citadel is important. (Tar Heel Blog)

Watch Harrison Barnes Put The Country’s No. 1 High School Freshman Through A Workout

Harrison Barnes is paying it forward. Watch as Barnes, who recently signed a max contract with the Dallas Mavericks, takes top 2020 prospect Kyree Walker through an NBA-level workout. Walker is only a freshman, but he is considered the No. 1 prospect in his high school class and, much like Barnes, scouts are already salivating about his potential. (Uproxx)

Video: UNC Men's Soccer Stifles Cal Poly in 3-0 Victory

Alan Winn's goal in the ninth minute started the scoring for the 8th-ranked Tar Heels in a 3-0 win over Cal Poly to open the 2016 season. View Video...

Pistons' Reggie Bullock opens up on transgender sister's murder

Detroit Pistons guard Reggie Bullock endured a family tragedy in 2014, as his transgender sister was beaten to death in Baltimore. Born as Kevin Long, Bullock's oldest sibling transitioned to become Mia Henderson. Bullock talked a bit about the situation on "The Herd with Colin Cowherd" today on Fox Sports 1. (Detroit Free Press)

Advice for UNC’s class of 2020

According to UNC, this class is made up of students from 96 counties in North Carolina, 41 different states, and 18 countries. As a graduate from the class of 2005, I look back on my four (OK, maybe five) years at UNC as some of the best years of my life, and wish I wouldn’t have taken that time for granted. (Tar Heel Blog)

Every opportunity to watch Darian Durant is something to savour

Darian Durant was repeatedly picked off. A few volcanic fans are ticked off. Some of the discontent has been directed toward Durant and/or an antiquated scribe who has invariably defended the Saskatchewan Roughriders’ quarterback. The problem is that, lately, opposing teams are defending him as well. (Regina Leader-Post)

Andrew Miller's stuff is so filthy he made a batter fall

Cleveland Indians reliever Andrew Miller has nasty stuff. That was on full display Monday night in Oakland, as Miller came on to shut down an Indians’ 1-0 win. Miller’s slider game-ending slider not only struck out A’s batter Khris Davis. It also knocked him off his feet. (FOX Sports)

UNC Volleyball Sweeps Georgia Southern To Open 2016

No. 19 North Carolina opened the 2016 season in style, racing to a sweep of Georgia Southern to kick off the Penn State Classic. UNC showcased its depth as 14 Tar Heels saw action in the season opener, including five of the team’s eight freshmen. Nine different Tar Heels struck a kill in Friday’s season preview. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Men's Soccer: Tar Heels unveil new home kit

The Tar Heels men’s soccer program has unveiled their new home kit for the 2016 season. As the Fall sports season kicks off for the University of North Carolina, the Tar Heels will have plenty going on this year. (Keeping It Heel)

Chansky’s Notebook: A Failure To Communicate?

Wait a minute, who’s in charge at UNC? With one week to go before Carolina opens its football season against Georgia in Atlanta, the Tar Heels do not need the distraction that was apparently caused by deposed Illinois coach Tim Beckman joining Larry Fedora’s staff as a volunteer assistant. Beckman has left the post after his appointment triggered a rash of objections and criticism. (Chapelboro.com)

Utah Jazz Waive Kendall Marshall

The Utah Jazz announced today that the team has waived guard Kendall Marshall, whose rights were acquired by trade from Philadelphia on Friday. Marshall (6-4, 200, North Carolina) is a four-year NBA veteran who has appeared in 160 career games (57 starts) over four seasons with Phoenix, the Los Angeles Lakers, Milwaukee and Philadelphia. (Utah Jazz)


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