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'Football in a Forest' Excerpt: Tigers by the Tail

For two decades forward from the early 1970s, no school inflicted more misery, frustration and physical and emotional wreckage to the Tar Heels than the Clemson Tigers. Before the “Curse of Charlottesville” and before the Florida State Seminoles had their way with the ACC, the omnipresent orange from the Palmetto State rendered its special brew of Tar Heel bile. (Inside Carolina)

UNC Women's Basketball Leaves For Scotland & Ireland

UNC continues its preparation for the 2016-17 women’s basketball season with a 12-day trip to Scotland, Ireland and Northern Ireland during which it will play three games between July 28 and Aug. 8. The team is scheduled to visit Edinburgh, Scotland, before heading to Belfast, Northern Ireland and then on to Dublin, Killarney and Galway in Ireland. (GoHeels.com)

Fedora talks Georgia opener

Once again the North Carolina Tar Heels find themselves opening the season against an SEC opponent. While the 2015 opening weekend matchup against South Carolina didn't go as planned (17-13 loss in Charlotte), UNC has a chance to redeem themselves with a big time matchup against Georgia and new Bulldog head coach Kirby Smart. (Carolina Blue)

College Running Back Rankings 2016

9. Elijah Hood, North Carolina. The Tar Heels led the nation in yards per play last season, and Hood was a big reason why. A four-star recruit in 2014, the 6-foot, 220-pound Hood thrived in his first season as starter, rushing for 1,463 yards and 17 TDs on 219 carries to average 6.7 yards per attempt. (Sports on Earth)

Olympic spotlight: Shalane Flanagan through the years

Three-time Olympian Shalane Flanagan was born to run. Her parents have impressive running resumes. She grew up in a running store. Flanagan was meant to be an American running legend. And lucky for us, we have been along for the ride capturing some of her biggest career highlights, workouts, behind the scenes interviews and more. (FloTrack)

Chucky Brown bleeds red & white, but his daughter is headed to UNC

Chucky Brown played college basketball at NC State. He went onto have a long NBA career. On Wednesday we found out Chucky’s oldest daughter will not follow in his footsteps. Izzy Brown has to decided to play soccer at UNC. Izzy is a rising sophomore at Green Hope High School. She chose the Tar Heels over the Wolfpack and Wake Forest. (WWAY)

Mavs see Harrison Barnes tapping into his full potential in Dallas

After signing with the Dallas Mavericks this offseason, much will be expected of 24-year-old forward Harrison Barnes. Officially inking a reported four-year deal worth $94 million on July 9, Barnes is expected to emerge as one of the team’s top contributors during the 2016-17 campaign after spending his first four seasons in the NBA with the Golden State Warriors. (Dallas Mavericks)

Malawian Newspaper Uses ‘Crying Jordan’ For MJ Story

On Tuesday, Chicago Bulls legend and hall of famer Michael Jordan did what most have wanted him to do for years and that’s use his voice to speak on social issues that affect so many. His comments made headlines in countries around the world, including Malawi, where one particular newspaper used the ever-popular Crying Jordan photo for the story. (Total Pro Sports)

UNC Pitching Coach Bryant Gaines Named Assistant at Liberty

New Liberty baseball coach Scott Jackson has announced the addition of Bryant Gaines as an assistant coach. Gaines joins the Liberty staff after four seasons as a member of the North Carolina coaching staff. A former UNC pitcher and member of four consecutive College World Series teams, Gaines assisted in all aspects of the Tar Heels’ program. (Augusta Free Press)

UNC Football: Early Opponent preview Virginia Tech

This will be Justin Fuente's first season at Virginia Tech and his second head coaching stop. Fuente was previously the head coach at Memphis where he turned around the program, going 19-6 the last two seasons. Bud Foster remains the Hokies' defensive coordinator. An improvement to 7-5 and a 24th consecutive bowl game seems a likely outcome. (Keeping It Heel)

Saints sign veteran WR Hakeem Nicks to 1-year deal

Veteran receiver Hakeem Nicks is signing a one-year deal with the New Orleans Saints on the eve of their first training camp practice, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. Nicks worked out for the Saints last season and again in May. But they initially opted to sign veteran receiver Vincent Brown, who was placed on injured reserve earlier this week. (ESPN.com)

Long a businessman first, Michael Jordan finally finds his activist voice

Few have been in the position that Michael Jordan is, more than 13 years after he retired as a professional basketball player. Like Muhammad Ali and Tiger Woods, Jordan’s image has transcended his sport. With that comes a struggle to strike a balance between what constitutes selling products and selling out. (Washington Post)

10 First-Year Starting QBs Who Could Win College Football's National Title in 2016

9. Mitch Trubisky, North Carolina: The Tar Heels are a long shot to win the national title in 2016, but the path is certainly there for coach Larry Fedora’s team. Quarterback Marquise Williams departs, but there’s little concern in Chapel Hill. Trubisky has shined in limited action, completing 82 of 125 throws for 1,014 yards and 11 scores (Athlon Sports)

North Carolina, Duke Basketball Stars Join Forces in Rio

As he picked up the phone, the Team USA men's basketball coach had a feeling of uncertainty. After all, Mike Krzyzewski had made a similar call years ago, only to hear Harrison Barnes turn down his pitch to play for Duke. This time, Krzyzewski was offering the former University of North Carolina star a spot on the U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball team. (NBC Bay Area)

Summer Baseball Dispatches: Kyle Datres

Kyle Datres: I am here in Baltimore, Maryland, playing for the Redbirds in the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League with fellow Tar Heels Utah Jones and Cole Aker. We just finished our 40-game regular season in first place, and we are starting the playoffs now. We have all had great and successful summer seasons. I can’t wait to get back to the Bosh. (GoHeels.com)

UNC's Offense Aiming Higher

UNC's 17 team records set in 2015 include such achievements as points in a season (570), points per game in a season (40.7) and total yards of offense per game in a season (486.9). Yet, despite losing quarterback Marquise Williams and wide receiver Quinshad Davis to graduation, there is optimism that the 2016 offense can be just as good, if not better. (Inside Carolina)

Season-opening win against Georgia is just what UNC needs

When Week 1 of the 2016 college football season rolls around, UNC’s Sept. 3 matchup against Georgia in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in Atlanta will be among the headlining showdowns. Both teams will be ranked. Both have lofty aspirations. And both need to make an early statement. That isn’t something the Tar Heels have been able to do lately. (Today's U)

UNC students heading to Rio to report on the Olympics

Rachel Brittain never paid much attention to the sport of weight lifting. But the Fayetteville native is about to spend lots of time watching weight lifting and cycling competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Brittain is one of about 20 media and journalism students at UNC who will be working as interns at the games for the Olympic News Service. (Fayetteville Observer)

Will UNC’s Mack Hollins still thrive with Mitch Trubisky?

Wide receiver Mack Hollins has been a revelation since walking onto the North Carolina football team a few years ago. In his first year for the Tar Heels, he caught 35 passes for 613 yards and eight touchdowns. Last year he improved upon those numbers and even led the country in a receiving stat: An absurd, video game-like 24.8 yards per catch. (Tar Heel Blog)

Redskins sign former UNC, UVa wideout T.J. Thorpe

The Washington Redskins have made yet another roster move according to a report. According to Taylor Vippolis, the Redskins have signed former Virginia and North Carolina wide receiver T.J. Thorpe. After graduating from North Carolina, Thorpe was a graduate transfer for Virginia. In nine games, he hauled in 23 passes for 321 yards. (247 Sports)

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