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Turner's Take: Love

It started with love. Ronnie Schneider felt it when he visited Carolina, the embrace of the Carolina family. He wanted to be a part of it. He knew in his heart that Carolina men's tennis could reach the ranks of the elite. He knew, and that's why he committed to Sam Paul's program as a high school junior. He knew that his class could help raise the bar for Carolina men's tennis. (GoHeels.com)

Jim McMahon enjoyed Mitch Trubisky's alias with Bears

Mitchell Trubisky endeared himself to fans of the Bears by using the alias "James McMahon" when making reservations for dinner when Bears brass went to North Carolina ahead of the draft to meet with him. After catching wind of the story over the weekend, Jim McMahon, who helped lead Chicago to a victory in Super Bowl XX, took to Twitter to respond to the young quarterback. (Bears 247)

Wilmington hosts Roy Williams, Tar Heel Tour

While Tar Heel fans took selfies with the national championship trophy and chowed down on seafood, Roy Williams was in another room signing away. “The record is 58 minutes,” said UNC’s basketball coach on how much fans’ memorabilia he could autograph. That’s in reference to within each stop on the Tar Heel Tour, a function organized by UNC’s Rams Club. (Wilmington Star News)

UNC's Tony Bradley set to reveal NBA draft decision

Tony Bradley says he's already made up his mind about whether or not he'll stay in the NBA draft or return to North Carolina for his sophomore season. Bradley told reporters at his workout with the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday that he'll make that decision public on Wednesday. NBA teams that he's auditioned for have told him he's likely a late first-round pick. (ABC 11)

Justin Jackson NBA Draft Scouting Report and Video Analysis

Justin Jackson relies on his feel for the game and high skill-level to make the right reads on and off ball to help him score. There will be an adjustment he'll need to make playing against more complex defensive schemes than he saw in college, but in a smaller offensive role, Jackson will likely find ways to use his basketball IQ to find openings to get good looks at the rim. (Draft Express)

Podcast - Justin Jackson on Respect The Game, Episode 56

Former North Carolina Tar Heel forward, Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year, and National Champion Justin Jackson drops by the SLAM Dome to talk about winning a championship, North Carolina vs. Duke, the upcoming NBA Draft and much more. (SLAM Online)

Weekly walk-up: Shortstop Logan Warmoth shares his reasoning ahead of ACC Tournament

Logan Warmoth, now a junior, has changed his batters' walkup song every year since he arrived at UNC. This one took a while for him. He’s been working on this one since last year and even went as far to start a group message with some of his closest friends in order to assure he picked the right one. As with any big decision, Warmoth had nerves earlier this year. (Daily Tar Heel)

Hayley Carter, Courtney Nagle Earn ITA National Awards

Courtney Nagle of the UNC women's tennis program has been named ITA Assistant Coach of the Year, while Hayley Carter earned ITA Senior Player of the Year honors, announced on Tuesday. Nagle joins Sara Anundsen (2011) as the only Tar Heel assistants to win the award. Carter is also the second UNC player to earn the top senior award. (GoHeels.com)

Ronnie Schneider, William Blumberg Honored With ITA National Awards

Tar Heel senior Ronnie Schneider has been named ITA Men's Tennis Senior Player of the Year and freshman William Blumberg has been selected as the ITA Men's Tennis Rookie of the Year, the Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced Tuesday. Schneider is the second UNC men's player to claim the senior honor, and Blumberg is the second to earn the freshman honor. (GoHeels.com)

UNC's College of Arts & Sciences Receives $18 Million Gift

The family of a fifth-generation North Carolina company has made an $18 million gift to UNC’s College of Arts & Sciences to more than double the size of Carolina’s nationally recognized undergraduate entrepreneurship program. The gift commitment from the Shuford family of Hickory is the largest single one-time gift by a living individual or family to the college. (UNC.edu)

Zach Brown an immediate upgrade for Redskins’ run defense

New Washington Redskins signing Zach Brown ranked fourth among all inside linebackers in total stops, with 38 in 2016. His run-stop percentage of 8.9 percent betters Washington’s incumbents. Brown put on a stellar performance against New England in Week 4 of the 2016 season, where he accounted for 11 solo defensive stops. (Pro Football Focus)

Urban Meyer on Mitch Trubisky's NFL Prospects: "He's going to be great"

CSN's Pat Boyle asked Ohio State coach Urban Meyer about new Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky on Monday. "He's 15 minutes from my hometown. We tried to recruit him. Very talented guy. He's only got that one year of playing, and I always worry about that going into the NFL. But as far as talent and quality kid, he's going to be great, it might take a minute." (CSN Chicago)

Tony Bradley wrapping up NBA workouts before withdrawal deadline

A big part of UNC‘s championship hopes for the 2017-18 season hinge on Tony Bradley’s NBA decision. The Tar Heels won’t have to wait much longer to find out if the 6-11 center will be back. Wednesday marks the final day that underclassmen can withdraw from the NBA Draft. Bradley will reportedly squeeze in a couple more workouts before that deadline. (ACC Sports Journal)

Golden Spikes Award Spotlight: UNC’s J.B. Bukauskas

North Carolina overcame an early 2-0 deficit to Duke and won 3-2 in 10 innings. A few days later, when the regular season was over, J.B. Bukauskas was named ACC Pitcher of the Year after going 8-0, 1.87 with 106 strikeouts and 31 walks in 82 innings. He had some brilliant days this spring, but most impressively, he was amazingly consistent from week to week. (D1 Baseball)

Super Bowl predictions, tattoos and believing in the impossible: Ryan Switzer's path to the Cowboys

Ryan Switzer's father was working upstairs in his home office on April 29 when his son received a call from the Dallas Cowboys. By the time the father made it downstairs, Ryan was having a conversation with Jerry Jones. The Cowboys were making Ryan the 133rd overall pick in the NFL draft. "The first words out of my mouth were, 'We're going to the freaking Super Bowl,'" said his father, Michael. (Dallas Morning News)

How Larry Fedora saved a UNC med student's graduation

To say that Larry Fedora wears a lot of hats at North Carolina would be a wince-worthy pun, but one rooted in truth. He's the Tar Heels' head football coach, but also a university ambassador, of sorts, and one of the public faces of the athletic department. And, oh yes, he's also giving rides now. At least Fedora did recently on graduation Saturday at UNC. (Charlotte Observer)

The eight most important NBA Draft Early Entry decisions remaining

If Tony Bradley stays in the NBA Draft, it would be a significant loss for the Tar Heels, but not a fatal one. If he returns, UNC would be one of the top national title contenders. With Bradley in the lineup, the Tar Heels simply won’t have a huge weakness that teams can exploit. It won’t make them the clear-cut title frontrunner, but it’ll put them in the top tier. (Yahoo! Sports)

Comparing Mitch Trubisky to Jim McMahon

Jim McMahon tweeted his approval of Mitch Trubisky using the alias "James McMahon" to make a dinner reservation with Bears executives in North Carolina. Trubisky did it to help keep his secret meeting with general manager Ryan Pace under wraps, but it's somewhat amusing because Trubisky seems like he couldn't be more different than McMahon. (Chicago Tribune)

Carolina’s Innovation Showcase features promising commercial, social ventures

More than 300 entrepreneurs, investors and community leaders from across the region gathered at UNC’s Annual Innovation Showcase to connect, share and collaborate with faculty, students and staff who are launching new social and commercial enterprises. Hosted by Innovate Carolina, the high-energy event featured 70 promising faculty and student-created ventures. (UNC.edu)

New ACC baseball tournament format benefits second-seeded Tar Heels

Having already put itself in position to host an NCAA regional and earn one of the tournament’s coveted top eight seeds, the UNC baseball team doesn’t have a lot to gain at this week’s ACC tournament. Except, of course, a championship trophy. That’s why coach Mike Fox is such a big fan of the new format being tried at this year’s event, which begins Tuesday. (North State Journal)

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Cam Johnson sets visit to Chapel Hill

Tar Heels, Tigers battle for 4-star wide receiver Jordyn Adams

Ready to go: Brian Anderson preparing to play center at UNC

Pitt's misguided decision to restrict Cameron Johnson's transfer options

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Five-star shooting guard M.J. Walker commits to Florida State

2017 4-Star Recruit Sidney Wilson Chooses St. John's Over UConn, Texas

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Hamidou Diallo withdrawing from draft, returning to Kentucky

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Thomas Welsh, Aaron Holiday returning to UCLA

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After winning all 10 of its ACC series, UNC baseball team enters the ACC Championship red hot

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Today In UNC History
May 25, 2013
It took 18 innings and over six hours but the Tar Heels beat NC State 2-1 at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park to advance to the ACC Baseball Tournament Championship game. The game ended after 1:00 AM making it the longest game in ACC tourney history and the highest attended baseball game ever in the state of North Carolina (11,392).

May 25, 2015
North Carolina’s Jamie Loeb defeated No. 2 seed Carol Zhao of Stanford to win the 2015 NCAA Women’s Tennis Singles National Championship. Loeb (31-5) is the first singles national champion in Carolina women’s tennis history.

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