Video: Roy Williams on the Wainstein ReportRoy Williams shares his comments on the report by Kenneth Wainstein after the basketball team's win over Fayetteville State on October 24, 2014.
Roy Williams speaks out on Wainstein ReportNorth Carolina head basketball coach Roy Williams spoke out about the Wainstein Report after the Tar Heels exhibition game Friday. Williams said the day the investigation was released was a sad day for him. “It's a very sad time for me. A guy that went here. You cut me open it's the color I bleed,” Williams said. Williams acknowledged the University made a lot of mistakes over a long period of time. (WNCN)
Box Score: North Carolina 111, Fayetteville State 58View the complete box score from North Carolina's 111-58 exhibition win over Fayetteville State Friday in Chapel Hill: (View Box Score)
Video: UNC-Fayetteville State Game HighlightsView complete game highlights from UNC's 111-58 exhibition win over Fayetteville State Friday in Chapel Hill.
UNC beats Fayetteville State 111-58 in exhibitionFreshman Justin Jackson scored 18 points to help North Carolina beat Fayetteville State 111-58 in its exhibition opener Friday night. Fellow rookie Theo Pinson added 15 points and eight rebounds as the Tar Heels had five players score in double figures. The Tar Heels dominated the boards by a nearly 2-to-1 margin and finished with 29 second-chance points. (USA Today)
Preview & Prediction: UNC at VirginiaAfter a difficult week where the Wainstein Report blew a gaping hole in UNC's reputation, the attention can return to the football field where Larry Fedora is hoping to further extinguish the dumpster fire from the first half of the season. The task won't be easy as UNC heads to Charlottesville, the site of many Tar Heels losses but none since 2008. Prediction: UNC 35 Virginia 31 (Tar Heel Blog)
Logan: UNC's offense has to overcome its defenseFor UNC to win back-to-back games and pull to 2-2 in the Coastal Division, the Tar Heels will need to continue to rely on quarterback Marquise Williams and its offense, former ECU and NFL coach Steve Logan said. "Carolina's defense is not going to be productive this year. Get used to it and deal with it. You have to hope the offense can continue to carry the whole program." (WRAL Sports Fan)
Offensive line peaking ahead of UVa. gameUNC's offensive line showed the makings of a complete unit against Notre Dame but didn’t fully put everything together — a run game coupled with sufficient pass protection — until the win against Georgia Tech. “I think we put together a complete game,” Landon Turner said. “That was what was different. We finally starting establishing the run game." (Carolina Blue)
UNC’s Elijah Hood listed as doubtful for Virginia gameFor the second consecutive game, it appears North Carolina will be without one of the most productive members of its backfield. On its weekly injury report, UNC lists running back Elijah Hood as doubtful for Saturday’s game against Virginia. Thus far, the nature of Hood’s injury hasn’t been disclosed. (NBC Sports)
Monmouth's King Rice, a UNC grad, weighs in on scandal"I had an incredible experience at the University of North Carolina and I feel like I played for the best coach in the history of college basketball (Dean Smith)," said King Rice, Monmouth University's head coach and a star point guard for the Tar Heels from 1987-91. "I have some lifelong friends that are still there and it is a great institution. I would go there again and I would send my kids there, too." (Asbury Park Press)
Satire: UNC Boosters Outraged That Some Athletes Took Real ClassesAn organization of University of North Carolina athletic boosters expressed shock and outrage today over a report that a few members of UNC sports teams may have taken real classes, despite the widespread availability of fake ones. The report, which alleges that several players may have fulfilled the curriculum requirements of actual classes, sent shock waves through the UNC booster community. (The New Yorker)
What To Watch For: Fayetteville StateCarolina takes on Fayetteville State tonight in exhibition play. Here are four things to keep your eye on whether you're at the Smith Center or watching on GoHeelsTV. Kennedy Meeks could become a more well-rounded player for the Tar Heels in his sophomore season, now that he’s not as well rounded. (GoHeels.com)
Countdown to Kickoff: VirginiaNorth Carolina and Virginia will renew the “Oldest Rivalry in the South” in an ACC Coastal Division tilt at Scott Stadium in Charlottesville on Saturday (12:30pm/ACCN). The Tar Heels (3-4, 1-2 ACC) and Cavaliers (4-3, 2-1 ACC) will play for the 119th time this weekend, marking the nation’s third-most played series. (Inside Carolina)
Six storylines: UNC-VirginiaThe North Carolina offensive line will play its third consecutive game with all five of their starting big men healthy and ready to play. It appears the O-line is finally starting to become a more cohesive group, playing their best football as the season hits the home stretch. The Cavaliers’ defense has 23 sacks so far this season, which is the 11th best total in the country. (Carolina Blue)
Tar Heels Wrap Fall World Series at DAPThe UNC baseball team wrapped up their fall practice period with the annual intrasquad Fall World Series on Sunday. Unlike in previous years, when the Series was played over seven games, Mike Fox and his staff opted to play three series of three games each on consecutive weekends. Sunday night, the team played the finale in Durham Athletic Park. (GoHeels.com)
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