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Video: UNC's new uniforms - The Interlocking NC

Its hard to think of the University of North Carolina without envisioning the famous interlocking N.C. symbol. The two are intertwined in the athletics and the identity of the school. There is no symbol much more recognizable in any level of sport. In video No. 5 of the #OURBLUE series by UNC and Nike, designers discuss the importance of the interlocking N.C. to UNC and its place in college sports. (Carolina Blue)

Can Gene Chizik Save the North Carolina Defense?

For now, public shaming will need to be part of the rebuilding process of the UNC defense. Even in spring, there’s plenty of it to go around. Gene Chizik is in Chapel Hill to fix one of the worst defenses in school history, a unit that has kept Carolina hovering around .500 the last two seasons. Many coaches spend spring practice preaching physicality. The new defensive coordinator for the Tar Heels is making it part of his central platform. (Athlon Sports)

UNC self-reported more than 90 NCAA violations over 32 months

Marielle vanGelder finds herself laughing at the ridiculous nature of her school’s self-reported NCAA violations. Whether it’s searching a prospect’s name on Twitter and accidentally posting it, hitting reply all to an email instead of forwarding it, or misusing the direct message feature, UNC’s Associate AD for Compliance has seen plenty of comedic fodder cross her desk. UNC self-reported 91 violations spanning from Jan. 1, 2012 to Aug. 13, 2014. (Daily Tar Heel)

ACC Race Heats Up As UNC Baseball Visits Virginia Tech

As one of five teams tied at 9-9 in the ACC, the UNC baseball team hopes to distance itself from the crowd this weekend, heading to Virginia Tech to face the Hokies in an important three-game conference series. Overall, the Tar Heels are 23-14 this season, while Virginia Tech is 18-20, with a 7-11 mark in league play. (Chapelboro.com)

Former Tar Heel great Phil Ford reflects on Dean Smith

Former UNC basketball great Phil Ford continues to heed the words of the late coach Dean Smith. And that’s why the three-time All-American and Olympic gold medalist didn’t mind saying that he had dinner “compliments of Coach Dean Smith” after the hall of fame coach posthumously sent $200 checks to all his former lettermen. “It was an incredible gesture,” Ford said Wednesday before coaching the ACC Barnstorming Tour team at East Duplin High School. (Jacksonville Daily News)

Marcus Paige Earns MVP Honors At Team Awards Ceremony

Tar Heel guard Marcus Paige earned his second consecutive Dean Smith Most Valuable Player Award and was named co-captain for the second time in as many years at the University of North Carolina men’s basketball team’s 2015 awards ceremony held Thursday evening. Paige is the 17th player to win UNC’s Most Valuable Player award at least twice. (GoHeels.com)

Elijah Hood, UNC players sign shirt for 10-year-old with cerebral palsy

Elijah Hood orchestrated an incredibly nice gesture for a young fan recently — a fan he didn't even know. The North Carolina sophomore running back had the entire football team sign a T-shirt for a 10-year-old Tar Heels fan named Jason, who had returned home from a weeklong hospital stay after undergoing several operations as a result of having cerebral palsy. (ESPN.com)

Video: UNC Football Reads Mean Tweets

People don’t always have to get too creative and eloquent when trying to tear down somebody’s self confidence via Twitter. Sometimes it’s the most simple, direct to the point tweets that hurt the most. View Video...

Video: Argyle for UNC football?

It seems the rumors may be true. The iconic argyle design that has graced the North Carolina's basketball uniforms for many moons will make the jump to football. In video No. 4 of UNC and Nike's #OURBLUE campaign, legendary designer Alexander Julian and officials from Nike discuss the connection between North Carolina and the argyle design. (Carolina Blue)

Chase Rice Opens Up About His Vocal Cord Surgery

Chase Rice has revealed some details about the vocal surgery he underwent at the end of 2014. As Rice’s country music career was on the rise, with his album Ignite the Night debuting at No. 1 on Billboard and his single, “Ready Set Roll,” receiving platinum certification, the singer was having a difficult time singing due to a polyp on his vocal cord. (The Boot)

Q+A: Ed Davis

With hitting depths the likes of which the franchise has never seen this season, as history has shown, things can only get better for the Los Angeles Lakers going forward. Right? Fifth-year big man, Ed Davis, hopes to be part of the team’s turnaround and has shown consistency under coach Bryon Scott when given consistent playing time. (SLAM Online)

Player Review: Joel Berry

Joel Berry entered the season with the expectation that he would be able to play important minutes at point guard and permit Marcus Paige to be more of a scorer. In the end, Berry got there but not without a rough road. Berry went through a midseason injury that cost him eight games. When Berry did find his groove, he showed flashes why he was a three time player of the year in the state of Florida. (Tar Heel Blog)

Family celebrates life of former UNC professor, NC historian William S. Powell

Sonny Powell knew how influential his grandfather was in the state of North Carolina, but even he is occasionally surprised at how much his grandfather's work factors into his life. Sonny Powell, who is a middle school history teacher in Concord and the grandson of the late William Powell, said his grandfather's legacy will live on through his books and his former students. (Daily Tar Heel)

Caroline Price: Priceless ending on women's tennis Senior Day

North Carolina women’s tennis coach Brian Kalbas can sum up what senior Caroline Price means to his program succinctly. In one word to be exact: “Everything.” Price, the only senior on the team, led the Tar Heels to a 4-1 win Wednesday over No. 23 Duke (14-8, 9-3 ACC) on her Senior Day. Her decorated tennis resume already included two national indoor team championships and two All-America honors. (Daily Tar Heel)

Committee to monitor athletes’ time commitment

The Faculty Athletics Committee plans to collect time commitment data in order to figure out if there are factors that preclude athletes from choosing a specific major. “We have not found that being a student-athlete pushes a student towards a specific major,” committee chairwoman Joy Renner said. “It’s more that it limits the times of day that they can take classes because of practices, and that is what we’re looking at.” (Daily Tar Heel)

Vince Carter, stardom behind him, still proud, still contributing in NBA at age 38

Vince Carter is explaining why he signed with the Grizzlies last summer, and he cites the vague “opportunity.” Opportunity to win his first championship? Opportunity to play? “To play,” Carter says. “I didn’t have anybody else wanting me.” Did he think he could play more in Memphis than anywhere else? (NBC Sports)

Looking Ahead: North Carolina Basketball

The amount of talent and experience on the roster will arguably be the most Roy Williams has had since the 2009 national championship team. That was the last time the best player, who happened to also be the team's leading scorer, made it to his senior season without turning pro. The biggest recruiting coup for UNC this spring was that Marcus Paige decided to return for his senior season. (ESPN.com)

Video: Carolina and Nike - A lasting connection

In video No. 3 of Nike and UNC's #OURBLUE campaign, Nike designers continue the discussion of Carolina's importance to Nike and the committed relationship the two institutions have with each other. "What does Carolina mean to Nike?" NikeiD Global Brand Manager Matt Brenner asked. "As crazy as it sounds, they are almost synonymous." (Carolina Blue)

Construction Completed at Kenan Stadium

The construction in Kenan Stadium that started earlier this year is officially complete. The final layer of sod was placed Wednesday. Mike Bunting, assistant director for facility planning and management for the athletics department, supervised the construction and confirmed its completion. The construction focused on replacing the storm pipe that runs below the field. (Daily Tar Heel)

J.B. Bukauskas thriving in first season at North Carolina

During his three years of varsity baseball at Stone Bridge High School, right-handed pitcher J.B. Bukauskas found that when he needed to get an out, he just reared back and fired his 95 mile per hour fastball past the hitter. Bukauskas is learning that is not always the case at the collegiate level. But he is adapting quickly as a freshman at UNC and is finding success with the Tar Heels. (Inside NoVa)

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