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UNC Football Spring Game Uncertain Moving Forward

The decision by North Carolina not to hold a spring game this year may not be a one-time thing, according to UNC football coach Larry Fedora. “I don't know. It just depends on the team. We had a lot of young guys that needed a lot more reps this spring and so it just worked out better for us in this situation. But we'll make that decision each and every spring.” (Inside Carolina)

Climbing the bell tower with the Class of 2018

During Senior Week every year, members of UNC's senior class hike up the 128 steps inside the bell tower to sign their name on bricks inside. The UNC General Alumni Association has been hosting the event since 2003. “It’s so beautiful and it’s so sentimental,” said senior Stevie Coleman. “Taking it all in and really just getting to enjoy Carolina’s campus one last time.” (UNC.edu)

Roy Williams on the Masters, His Own Augusta Experiences

It is rare to get through one of Roy Williams' press conference without some sort of golf mention or making a connection between golf and basketball. Williams not only plays as much golf as he can during the offseason, but he watches a ton. The UNC head coach, who is entering his 16th season at the helm of the Tar Heels, loves Masters weekend. (Inside Carolina)

Chansky’s Notebook: Real Dean of ACC Basketball?

So was it Everett Case, Frank McGuire, Vic Bubas or Dean Smith who is most responsible for this treasure we call ACC Basketball? Each man has a good case for the title of “ACC godfather,” including Case. But since he passed the test of time, overlapped eras and rules changes in the game — and kept winning through it all — I’ll go with that guy Smith, the Dean. (Chapelboro.com)

Ty Lawson is still an NBA point guard

Tuesday night, Ty Lawson reminded everyone that he is still an NBA-caliber point guard after being thrown into the playoffs off of a season playing in the Chinese Basketball Association. With his impressive court vision and consistent outside shot on full display, it looked as though he had been playing with the Washington Wizards the entire regular season. (WUSA9.com)

Source: Kenny Smith, who has never coached in the NBA, to interview with Knicks

TNT analyst Kenny Smith will interview for the New York Knicks' head-coaching job Friday, a source told ESPN's Stephen A. Smith. Smith, who played from 1987 to 1997 with six NBA teams, has never coached in the NBA. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported this week that the four top candidates are David Fizdale, Mark Jackson, David Blatt and Jerry Stackhouse. (ESPN.com)

Roy Williams to Seniors: Savor Moments, Know Chapel Hill is Home

As Joel Berry and Theo Pinson took pictures by the Old Well in their Carolina blue cap and gowns complete with full North Carolina uniforms underneath and Jordans on their feet, the realization of the senior duo leaving UNC became more real than ever. Berry and Pinson's career was highlighted by the 2017 National Championship in their win over Gonzaga. (Inside Carolina)

Jerry Stackhouse’s Tar Heel ties shouldn’t matter for Hornets. Look beyond the blue.

Every NBA team looking for a head coach apparently has discovered Jerry Stackhouse, the former North Carolina star. If the Charlotte Hornets hire him, this will mean that the team’s owner, Michael Jordan, is a Tar Heel; the general manager, Mitch Kupchak, is a Tar Heel; the assistant general manager, Buzz Peterson, is a Tar Heel; and the head coach will be a Tar Heel. (Charlotte Observer)

North Carolina Softball Beats ECU, 4-3

With every North Carolina batter recording a hit, the Tar Heels defeated East Carolina, 4-3, Wednesday evening, thanks to Brittany Pickett's go-ahead home run in the sixth inning. Not only did Pickett go the distance in the circle, she sent her fourth home run of the season to center in the sixth inning, securing Carolina's 4-3 win to improve to 26-21 on the season. (GoHeels.com)

Charlotte Hornets continue to tap into UNC for talent

The Charlotte Hornets have developed a reputation for, uh, having an affinity for fomer North Carolina Tar Heels. Ever since they were reincarnated as the Charlotte Bobcats, a strong pipeline of former UNC players have moved through the Queen City. In their inaugural 2005 draft they quickly pounced on NCAA champions and in-state heroes Raymond Felton and Sean May. (Tar Heel Blog)

Shalane Flanagan: “I Think This Was My Last Boston Marathon”

For Shalane Flanagan, 36, who won the 2017 New York City Marathon in November, the experience was frustrating, placing seventh in 2:46:31. A native of Marblehead, Massachusetts, she wanted to give her hometown race one more try after three prior attempts that left her unsatisfied. Her best finish was in 2013—fourth place. (Runner's World)

Cameron Johnson Returning to UNC for Senior Season

North Carolina forward Cameron Johnson is returning to school for the 2018-19 basketball season, his father confirmed to Inside Carolina on Wednesday. "Cam decided that he wants to return to North Carolina for his senior season'," Gilbert Johnson said. "He recently underwent a minor procedure and is excited to play at UNC another year." (Inside Carolina)

Cameron Johnson Undergoes Arthroscopic Hip Procedure

University of North Carolina guard Cameron Johnson underwent an arthroscopic hip procedure Monday in Minneapolis, Minn. Johnson is expected to make a full recovery for the 2018-19 season. Dr. Chris Larson performed the procedure. Johnson played in 26 games and made 20 starts in 2017-18 in his first season with the Tar Heels. (GoHeels.com)

Ty Lawson Scores 14 Points in First Game Back in NBA

It was former UNC point guard Ty Lawson's first NBA game of the 2017-18 season and it came in the playoffs. On Tuesday in Toronto, Lawson played 31 minutes and scored 14 points with eight assists and three rebounds. Lawson served as a backup point guard as the Washington Wizards fell to the Toronto Raptors 130-119. Washington is down 0-2 in the series. (Inside Carolina)

UNC Women's Tennis Ranked No. 1 For 10th Straight Week

For the 10th consecutive week, the UNC women's tennis team sits atop the women's national rankings in the latest Oracle/ITA Collegiate Tennis Men's and Women's Division I National Rankings. Crowned champions at the 2018 ITA Division I National Women's Team Indoor Championship, North Carolina holds a 22-2 record, with an 11-1 mark in ACC play. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Baseball Trending Up Despite Loss to N.C. State

After splitting its first 14 games, UNC has won 17 of 23 and 10 of its last 13, including victories in three consecutive series against ACC competition. The Tar Heels rank No. 5 in the RPI and are 22-7 vs. Top-50 opponents. “We want to face good teams,” coach Mike Fox told reporters. “Our strength of schedule is way up there. I think that’s the way you get better.” (Inside Carolina)

How Jerry Stackhouse crafted himself into hot-shot Knicks candidate

For the past two seasons, Jerry Stackhouse has been a coaching stud in the G-League for the Toronto Raptors. Stackhouse, a hot commodity at 43, is in New York and will interview with the Knicks early this week. Sources indicate Orlando is hotter on Stackhouse’s trail, and he reportedly has an interview there shortly. Charlotte has expressed interest, too. (New York Post)

From E-Haus to SNL, UNC graduate Lindsay Shookus reflects on career

Flashback about 20 years: Lindsay Shookus was a freshman living in Ehringhaus Residence Hall, the president of her sorority and studying public relations in the School of Media and Journalism. Now, she is a two-time Emmy award winner for her work on SNL and has producing credits on 45 episodes of the show “30 Rock.” Shookus was destined for greatness. (Daily Tar Heel)

Matt Nagy: ‘Hard not to smile’ working with Mitch Trubisky

Matt Nagy pulled Mitch Trubisky aside after their first practice together as Bears coach and quarterback at the Walter Payton Center on Tuesday. The Bears opened their veteran minicamp with endless details to iron out as Nagy installs his new offense, but Nagy said his feeling after Day 1 was overwhelmingly positive. “He was impressive,” Nagy said. (Chicago Tribune)

No. 8 Diamond Heels Fall to No. 2 NC State 8-3 at DBAP

No. 8 North Carolina dropped their midweek game to No. 2 N.C. State on Tuesday, 8-3, at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Tar Heel starter Rodney Hutchison picked up his first loss since February 25th as the Wolfpack out-hit UNC, 12-6. Of note for Carolina, Kyle Datres' single in the eighth advanced his hitting streak to 17 games and his on-base streak to 20. (GoHeels.com)

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