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UNC Women's Lacrosse Dominates Notre Dame, 18-4, To Advance

Second-ranked North Carolina got a career-high six goals from Aly Messinger and dominated Notre Dame, 18-4, on Friday afternoon in the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament semifinals at Klockner Stadium. The Tar Heels went on a 9-0 run in the first half to seize control early, turning a 1-1 tie into a 10-1 Carolina lead in a span of over 20 minutes. (GoHeels.com)

UNC spring saw QB Williams sidelined, addition of Gene Chizik

The offense has never been a problem under Larry Fedora. The defense, though, has been bad. Former Auburn head coach Gene Chizik was brought in to take over the defense in what was a great hire by the Tar Heels. It's not going to get better overnight, but if Marquise Williams can get some support from the defense, they can at least hope to stay in some games in the ACC. (FOX Sports)

Titans reach deal with veteran WR Hakeem Nicks

The Titans have agreed to terms on a deal for former Colts receiver Hakeem Nicks, according to sources familiar with the situation. Nicks paid a free agency visit to the Titans on April 13. Nicks, who played his first five seasons with the Giants, had 38 catches for 405 yards and four touchdowns last season in Indianapolis while playing in 16 games, with six starts. (Nashville Tennessean)

Mark Emmert Keeps Saying Some Interesting Things

NCAA President Mark Emmert met with the AP sports editors on Thursday at Syracuse. During the course of the discussion, Emmert was asked about Syracuse's NCAA troubles and also about UNC's. While Emmert refused to get into specifics about UNC's case, he did address why it's not the same as UNC's. (Tar Heel Blog)

Video: Mack Hollins - UNC Male Breakthrough Athlete of the Year

Mack Hollins took home the 2015 Rammy for UNC Male Breakthrough Athlete of the Year after his standout season for the football team. View Video...

Bucks' John Henson gives Bulls grief

John Henson got the majority of the minutes at the center position for the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday night. The 6-foot-11 Henson bothered the Chicago Bulls with his activity and finished with 15 points, 14 rebounds and three blocks in his best postseason performance, even though the Bucks fell in double overtime, 113-106. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

No. 18 Tar Heels Host BC For Three At The Bosh

North Carolina begins the ACC stretch run when the Tar Heels welcome Boston College to Boshamer Stadium for the first of three Friday evening at 6:30. Carolina has won three in a row after knocking off Campbell and UNCW in the midweek to improve to 26-15. BC is 22-18 on the year after beating Massachusetts to win the 2015 Beanpot Championship at Fenway Park on Wednesday. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heel Athletic Traditions 101

One might call this Tar Heel Athletic Traditions 101. We’ll launch this edition with the most frequent question, “What IS a Tar Heel?” There are several stories out there but all revolve around a common thread—pine trees. One fanciful story relates to Cornwallis’ British Army who, in early May of 1781, crossed the Tar River and, thanks to tar dumped into the river to prevent its seizure, emerged with tar on their feet. (GoHeels.com)

Monmouth assistant Brian Reese tabbed as new Georgian Court coach

King Rice's coaching tree received its first branch on Thursday. Hawks assistant coach Brian Reese will be named head coach at Division II Georgian Court University. Official word from the Lakewood school is expected on Monday. Reese, a former teammate of Rice at the University of North Carolina in the early 1990's, is the first Rice assistant to land a head-coaching gig. (Asbury Park Press)

Matt Harvey Won’t Let Ankle Sprain Keep Him From Subway Series

Mets ace Matt Harvey has a mild left ankle sprain but the team says he will make his next scheduled start Saturday at Yankee Stadium. Harvey left the clubhouse Wednesday afternoon to have his foot examined by a doctor. He said he tweaked the ankle in spring training when he ran into the wall while shagging flies. (CBS New York)

Boxill’s role in academic scandal still under fire

Six months after an administrative assistant was positioned at the center of UNC’s academic scandal, the involvement of respected professor Jan Boxill remains in question. Boxill taught 160 independent study courses in the philosophy department during her eight years at the University, an unusually high number, according to the philosophy department chairman, who could count on one hand the number of independent studies he’s taught. (Daily Tar Heel)

Season in review: Joel Berry II

Once Joel Berry returned from an injury that kept him out of seven games between January and February, he emerged as a quality back-up point guard. Roy Williams tended to go with Berry over sophomore Nate Britt during the last stretch of the season. Berry proved to be a better offensive threat, taking the ball to basket and knocking down threes. The freshman shot 50% (10/20) from three over the last 10 games. (Carolina Blue)

UNC asks that student-athlete suit be dismissed

Lawyers for UNC on Thursday asked that a lawsuit filed by former student-athletes be dismissed, laying out a number of legal arguments that, in essence, questioned the validity of the students' right to sue. Four men and women who played for the Tar Heels are suing the university for breach of contract, among other things, arguing that it failed to provide them with a promised education. (WRAL.com)

UNC football looks to halt recent slide

An acclaimed offensive coach when he arrived from Southern Mississippi, Larry Fedora has produced as promised, averaging 35 points and 446 yards per game over 38 games. And after completing spring practice with a new 4-3 scheme installed by new defensive coordinator Gene Chizik, Fedora is hopeful a unit that returns seven starters will improve on numbers like allowing an ACC record 6,472 yards. (Asheville Citizen-Times)

Former UNC basketball player Melvin Scott trying to rebuild after rape charges dropped

After months of proclaiming his innocence, Melvin Scott no longer faces legal issues after the second degree rape charges against Scott were dropped Wednesday. "First of all I thanked God, I called my family – it was a relief," said Scott. "I lost my home, I was homeless for about 3 months," said Scott. "I lost all my income, my jobs, the toughest part was what my family is going through." (WRAL Sports Fan)

Kristen Brown breaks UNC softball career home run record

Forty-four. That's the number that was buzzing around the Anderson Softball Stadium on Wednesday. While the North Carolina softball team beat the Elon Phoenix by a score of 12-4, the game was much closer in the bottom of the fourth inning. (Daily Tar Heel)

Jets exercise 5th-year option on Quinton Coples

The New York Jets have exercised their fifth-year option for 2016 on outside linebacker Quinton Coples. Coples, the Jets' first-round draft pick in 2012 out of North Carolina, had a career-high 6 1/2 sacks last season. He has 16 1/2 career sacks, 104 tackles and two forced fumbles in his three seasons in New York. The option is worth $7.8 million for next season. (FOX Sports)

UNC Women's Lacrosse Eliminates Hokies, 18-12

Second-ranked North Carolina got a career-high four goals from Kelly Devlin and three goals and three assists from Sydney Holman to beat Virginia Tech, 18-12, on Friday at Klockner Stadium in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals. The top-seeded Tar Heels led just 8-7 at halftime but scored 10 goals on 14 second-half shots to pull away after the break from the eighth-seeded Hokies. (GoHeels.com)

NCAA President Mark Emmert explains differences between Syracuse, UNC cases

NCAA President Mark Emmert said the "academic issues at Syracuse were right in the NCAA's wheelhouse" while speaking to the Associated Press Sports Editors on Thursday. In March, the NCAA leveled harsh penalties against Syracuse as a result of multiple infractions. Emmert spoke briefly about the differences in the investigation at Syracuse and the ongoing academic scandal at UNC. (Syracuse.com)

ACC draft entrants leave UNC on top

The North Carolina Tar Heels will enter the 2015-2016 season as the likely preseason favorites to win the ACC. This notion has only intensified as many of the presumed top teams in the conference have lost important players to the 2015 NBA draft. UNC will return four of five starters from last season along with every important reserve (Carolina Blue)

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