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Roy Williams Not Expecting Any NBA Jumps

Roy Williams told his radio show audience on Monday night that he expects his roster to remain intact for the 2015-16 season. “I do think everybody’s coming back, but I’ve been surprised before,” Williams said. All ten Tar Heels that played in last Thursday’s Sweet 16 loss to No. 1 seed Wisconsin have eligibility remaining and no one on the roster is projected as a first-round pick in June’s NBA Draft. (Inside Carolina)

Sapp Engineers a Tar Heel Golf Turnaround

Keep this under your hat, but things are changing in Chapel Hill. Andrew Sapp is now in his fourth season as the Tar Heels' golf coach, and Carolina's five-man spring lineup features a player Sapp feels is the best in the state from the 2013 class, the two best from the 2014 class, and set to arrive in Chapel Hill next fall is the best player in the 2015 class. (Global Golf Post)

The Week in UNC Baseball

The #18 Heels went 2-2 in their four home games last week. Carolina dominated Appalachian State 9-0, lost two close games to #10 Miami by a score of 4-3 and then pounded the Hurricanes on Sunday 10-3. The Heel's starting pitching allowed only three earned runs the entire week, but the bullpen and errors keep costing Carolina. The week in review: (Tar Heel Blog)

An Interview With Milwaukee Bucks Center John Henson

John Henson plays center for the Milwaukee Bucks. On the court he can be found, blocking shots, posting up, or shooting that perfect left hook. Afterwards he usually breaks down the game, talks strategy, or how they played during the game. We wanted to know about John off the court. Really, we just wanted to talk to him about music. So that’s what we did. (Radio Milwaukee)

NCAA, North Carolina seek dismissal of lawsuit over academic scandal

The NCAA and the University of North Carolina on Monday asked a federal judge in North Carolina to dismiss a lawsuit connected to the academic scandal involving Tar Heels athletes. On Monday, the NCAA said the case should be thrown out, in part, because it did not owe the plaintiffs a duty to prevent academic fraud at UNC. (USA Today)

UNC Football graduate assistant Gerald McRath resigns at UNC after DWI arrest

A former Tennessee Titans linebacker recently hired as a graduate assistant at North Carolina has resigned after his arrest on a charge of driving while impaired. Gerald McRath said in a statement Monday that he apologized for his actions ''and for bringing negative publicity and attention'' to the school and its football program. He says he is stepping down to ''move forward with my career.'' (Yahoo! Sports)

Video: DB Coach Charlton Warren Mic'd Up at Spring Practice

Go behind the scenes and get to know new North Carolina defensive backs coach Charlton Warren as he's gets mic'd up at spring practice. View Video...

Where Are They Now? Natrone Means

While it has been 16 years since Natrone Means' last NFL carry, the game still runs deep in his blood as he’s devoted his life to coaching. “I’m living in North Carolina and I coach running backs at Winston-Salem State University,” he said. “I’ve been here for about a year, but I’ve been coaching football really ever since I retired. I actually started coaching right away.” (San Diego Chargers)

This Week With Mike Fox

Inside Carolina caught up with head coach Mike Fox after UNC’s series defeat at the hands of Miami. The Diamond Heels are 16-11 and 6-6 in the ACC as they hit the road this week at Elon on Tuesday before a three-game series at Clemson. "We are unbelievably disappointed that we did not win all three games but we certainly could have. That is that fine line between winning and losing in our league." (Inside Carolina)

UNC grad assistant football coach charged with DWI

Gerald McGrath, a graduate assistant football coach on Larry Fedora's staff at UNC, was arrested early Monday after police found him asleep at the wheel of his running car. McGrath, 28, was charged with driving while impaired, paid a $1,500 bond and was released. McGrath, who played for Fedora in college while at the University of Southern Mississippi, joined the Tar Heel staff in 2015. (WRAL.com)

Art’s Angle: More Talent, Toughness Needed

UNC still leads the NCAA Tournament with the most Sweet Sixteen appearances (now 32) but the Tar Heels are living proof of what it takes to get out of the regional round and onto the biggest stage, the Final Four. Just in the Roy Williams era, Carolina has done it three times with a combination of talent that went on to the NBA and tough guys who would not back down. (Chapelboro.com)

ACC's biggest spring football developments

The injured quarterbacks: Any discussion of the ACC's top quarterbacks for 2015 promises to include both Deshaun Watson and Marquise Williams, and yet neither is taking snaps this spring. Williams is dealing with a hip injury. Still, the UNC quarterback situation appears far more established than it was a year ago, with Williams clearly the starter once healthy. (ESPN.com)

ACC underclassmen: Who’s going, who’s staying and who’s on the fence

Staying: Marcus Paige, UNC. Despite leading the Tar Heels in both scoring and assists for the second straight year and proving his ability as a clutch performer, Paige fell short of expectations after being named the ACC’s preseason Player of the Year. He’s the ACC’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year and has already announced his intention to return for his senior season. On the Fence: Brice Johnson, UNC. (Wilmington Star News)

Interview with Harrison Barnes, Warriors’ renaissance man

What’s the difference between starting and coming off the bench for you? Harrison Barnes: Well it’s a big difference. After my rookie season, I felt like I had a good year, I felt like we could have kept the same guys and done what we were doing, but we made changes and it was a different experience for me. (San Francisco Gate)

Lakers' Wayne Ellington playing with a heavy heart after his father's tragic death

When Lakers guard Wayne Ellington returns to his hometown of Philadelphia to play the 76ers on Monday, it will mark the first time in his six-year NBA career that his father won't be in the Wells Fargo Center's stands, a proud dad flanked by fellow supporters, bellowing the mantra he shared with his son: “Go to work!” An arena full of thousands of people will feel empty. (Orange County Register)

Tar Heel players: $200 final gift was ‘classic Dean Smith’

Some of Smith’s former players had yet to receive the letter for various reasons. David Chadwick, a well-known pastor in Charlotte, was in Iowa on Thursday attending his son’s NCAA swim meet. “Good heavenly day,” Chadwick said when I told him what would be waiting for him in the mailbox when he returned to Charlotte. “What a man Coach Smith was. He just keeps on giving.” (Charlotte Observer)

No. 18 Tar Heels Pound No. 10 'Canes, 10-3

Benton Moss improved to 4-0 and Zack Gahagan matched a career high with four RBIs as No. 18 North Carolina beat No. 10 Miami 10-3 Sunday afternoon in the series finale at Boshamer Stadium. Joe Dudek had two doubles and scored three times for the Tar Heels, who improved to 16-11 and 6-6 in the ACC. Miami got two more hits from Johnny Ruiz but fell to 20-9 and 8-4 in the league. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heel Lacrosse Outlasts Blue Devils In Classic Rivalry Matchup

Before the largest crowd at Fetzer Field in 32 years, the fourth-ranked North Carolina men’s lacrosse team rallied past sixth-ranked Duke to post a 15-14 triumph in a wild back-and-forth game televised nationally on ESPNU. Chad Tutton stepped up for the Tar Heels by scoring three of his four goals in the fourth quarter scoring run. (GoHeels.com)

Video: UNC Football Scrimmage Action

North Carolina conducted its second football scrimmage of the spring season on Saturday morning. Check out the highlight footage. (Inside Carolina)

Tim Durbin: Running the world

Tim Durbin wants to run the world – literally. The San Francisco-based consultant set a goal to walk and run the length of the equator – 24,901 miles – in 10 years. To ramp up his mileage, Durbin (BSBA ’05) trained and ran marathons. Now, after becoming the first American to run seven marathons on seven continents in seven days, he’s 184 miles closer to achieving his goal. (UNC.edu)

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