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The UNC-NCAA Dilemma

There are previous NCAA cases that provide a possible precedent with UNC’s situation. The NCAA determined that Auburn University did not commit academic fraud in 2005-06 by allowing students, including athletes, to take independent study classes taught by Sociology department chair Thomas Petee and adult education professor James Witte that required minimal, if any, time in the classroom. (Inside Carolina)

Top 5 ACC Quarterbacks for 2015

5. Marquise Williams, North Carolina: In his first full season as a starter, Williams engineered an offense that put up 429.8 yards and 33.2 points per game. He threw for 3,068 yards, 21 touchdowns and 9 interceptions, completing 63.1 percent of his passes. He also finished as the team’s leading rusher (for the second consecutive season), registering 193 carries for 788 yards and 13 scores. (Carolina Blue)

Video: The Backup Plan with Harrison Barnes

You can't play in the NBA forever. What Golden State Warriors small forward Harrison Barnes has now is a job, but what he needs is a career. (Funny Or Die)

Carolina to Face Louisville in ACC Baseball Tournament

The Tar Heels face the top-ranked Louisville Cardinals at 7pm Wednesday at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. The Cardinals have been the top team in the ACC for much of the season and have ridden that to being one of the top ranked teams in the nation. This is a game where the Heels will need to play according to their preseason expectations and not their recent performance. (Tar Heel Blog)

Lucas Crowley Named To Rimington Trophy Spring Watch List

North Carolina junior center Lucas Crowley is one of 50 players on the Rimington Trophy Committee's 2015 Spring Watch List. The Rimington Trophy is presented annually to the Most Outstanding Center in NCAA Division I-A College Football. Crowley has made 13 career starts, including 12 during the 2014 season. He reached double digits in knockdown blocks in six games. (GoHeels.com)

Broncos kicker Connor Barth doesn't like new NFL extra points rules

NFL owners voted Tuesday to alter the league's long-held extra-point rules with the hope of making the seemingly automatic scoring attempt after touchdowns more challenging. The football for extra-point kicks will be moved from the 2-yard line back to the 15. "Narrowing the uprights would make it a lot more challenging than moving the extra point," said Connor Barth. (Denver Post)

J.P. Tokoto Workout Video

An interview with North Carolina's J.P. Tokoto featuring footage from his pre-draft workouts at IMG Academy and in Chicago. (Draft Express)

Ex-NBA PG Chauncey Billups: SMU’s Larry Brown is the best coach I’ve ever played for

Former Detroit Pistons guard Chauncey Billups was asked about the subject on ESPN’s SportsCenter and admitted he did something similar during his playing days under NBA Hall of Famer and now SMU head coach Larry Brown. “I did it several times,” Billups said. “Like I said, it wasn’t a slight to the coach. It’s just something I had seen. I did it with Larry Brown, who is a Hall of Fame coach… sometimes a coach doesn’t see what you can possibly see out there.” (Dallas Morning News)

Louisville will open 2015 ACC baseball tournament against North Carolina

The top-seeded Louisville baseball team will begin its 2015 ACC Tournament run against No. 8 seed North Carolina on Wednesday at 7 p.m. The Tar Heels defeated No. 9 seed Virginia Tech 5-3 on Tuesday to advance into the main draw of the tournament. The Cardinals (42-14, 25-5) did not face UNC (33-22, 13-16) during the regular season. U of L will send freshman righthander Sean Leland to the bump to try and begin the postseason with a victory. (Card Chronicle)

Ranking the ACC's Offensive Triplets for 2015

5. North Carolina: QB: Marquise Williams, RB: T.J. Logan, WR: Ryan Switzer; Under Larry Fedora’s watch, scoring points hasn’t been a problem for North Carolina. The Tar Heels have averaged at least 30 points per game in three consecutive seasons and should easily hit that mark in 2015. (Athlon Sports)

On Bill Guthridge, loyalty, and friendship

For three decades, Bill Guthridge was at Dean Smith’s side as they led UNC to 10 NCAA Final Fours and to national prominence as a basketball powerhouse. Then, after Smith retired just before the 1997 season, he led them to two Final Fours himself in a brief three-year stint as head coach. As friends recalled Guthridge’s remarkable legacy of loyalty and service, a theme emerged. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Matt Harvey is a leader worth following

Let's get this out of the way: No, manager Terry Collins shouldn't have kept Harvey (105 pitches) in for the ninth. It's a long season, Harvey is coming off major surgery and Familia has been great. And the Mets went on to win in 14 innings anyway, 2-1. We're sure Harvey was disappointed the win wasn't his, but he didn't show that publicly. He can't. It's not what leaders do. (Newsday)

Turner's Take: Mound of Rebound

On Tuesday, it was simple: Beat Virginia Tech, and the Tar Heels would get three more chances to prove their worth on the field. Lose, and they’d go home and cross their fingers for Monday’s NCAA Tournament Selection Show. So if Tuesday’s game wasn’t officially a ‘must-win’ game, it was surely a ‘would feel a lot better if won.’ (GoHeels.com)

UNC's Dunbar has sights set on education after school

North Carolina junior catcher Korey Dunbar isn’t like most 21-year-olds when it comes to life perspective. “If Korey’s teammates aren’t looking at him as an example of how they should carry themselves, they are missing the boat,” UNC head coach Mike Fox said. As far back as eighth grade, Dunbar assisted his older sister Kara teaching special needs students in his home state of West Virginia. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Matt Harvey's post-Tommy John Surgery numbers looking quite good

Matt Harvey has thrown 16 straight scoreless innings dating back to the one start he lost—against the Phillies. His ERA is now 1.98 this season and 0.96 in his last four starts. Harvey now has four starts this season in which he pitched at least six innings and allowed no runs. That’s the most such starts in the majors. In 2013, the year Harvey started the All-Star Game, he had five such starts all season. (ESPN.com)

Video: UNC-Virginia Tech ACC Tournament Highlights

North Carolina scored four times in the fourth inning to help fuel its play-in round victory over Virginia Tech, 5-3. Tar Heels starting pitcher Zac Gallen gave up a run in the second inning, but recovered nicely, fanning seven Hokies over 6.2 innings of work. UNC advances into the pool play stage of the championship where it will first take on top-seeded Louisville. View Video...

North Carolina Defeats Virginia Tech to Advance to Pool Play

After struggling through the final two weeks of the regular season, eighth-seeded UNC hoped to turn things back around during the 2015 ACC Baseball Championship. The Tar Heels took a step in that direction on Tuesday. UNC used a solid outing by Zac Gallen and strong relief work by Trevor Kelley to turn back ninth-seeded Virginia Tech, 5-3, in Tuesday’s second play-in game at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. (The ACC)

So long to Bill Guthridge, the ‘Perfect Sidekick’

I was in Wilmington at the end of the seventies when Guthridge came to E.A. Laney High School to see a then-unpolished, but somehow brilliant, athletically gifted kid named Jordan play basketball. Not many people knew about that kid, but Guthridge’s dogged pursuit of him landed a player in Tar Heel blue that had been a lifelong N.C. State and David Thompson fan. (Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald)

Which college football teams play the fastest?

So, which teams in college football played the "fastest" last season? According to College Football Matrix, Bowling Green, North Carolina, Arizona, Baylor and Texas Tech were the top five teams in plays per minute. The average pace of play across FBS last season was 2.919 plays per minute. The number is arrived at by taking the total number of offensive plays and dividing that by time of possession. (Carolina Blue)

UNC And The NCAA Process

As the University of North Carolina awaits receipt of its Notice of Allegations from the NCAA, Inside Carolina details the process, the players and the expected timeline to conclusion. If and when UNC receives its NOA, the university has 90 days to file a response if it intends to challenge any of the allegations. (Inside Carolina)

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