Scott Cherry Signs Four-Year Contract Extension With High PointHigh Point University athletic director Dan Hauser announced Thursday that men's basketball head coach Scott Cherry has signed a four-year contract extension that runs through the 2019-2020 season. The architect of four straight Big South regular season championship teams, Cherry has led the Panthers to four consecutive postseason appearances. (WFMY)
Video: Bubba Cunningham Q&A with Jones Angell on newly announced ACC NetworkNorth Carolina athletic director Bubba Cunningham discusses the positives for UNC from the newly announced ACC Network.
UNC Sophisticating its Defensive SchemeAfter an initial season based upon a philosophy of simplification, Gene Chizik is finally ready to add more schematic elements to North Carolina’s defense. UNC installed its base defense three times before last season’s opener against South Carolina, taking a methodical approach that refused to leave any player in doubt as to his responsibilities. (Inside Carolina)
UNC's Ryan Switzer against idea of abolishing kickoffs from college gameAt an event called the ACC Kickoff, it was only fitting that the topic of kickoffs -- or more to the point eliminating them -- came up. And from that end, who better to ask than North Carolina return man Ryan Switzer? (FOX Sports)
UNC reinforcing their confidence in TrubiskyAfter the ACC Network announcement hoopla at ACC Kickoff died down Thursday, the North Carolina contingent spent their time assuring the media of their confidence at the quarterback position. First year North Carolina starter Mitch Trubisky's arm is undeniable, say senior wide receiver Ryan Switzer and head coach Larry Fedora. (WRAL Sports Fan)
Harrison Barnes ready to move onHarrison Barnes, in a way, has been virtually erased from the Warriors. There is no shortage of people who are happy to see Barnes gone. Not just because his departure opened the door for Kevin Durant's arrival -- and the Warriors' absolutely made the right choice -- but also because Barnes' four years with the Warriors showed flashes of greatness that were never sustained. (San Jose Mercury News)
More Records in Sight for UNC WR/PR Ryan SwitzerRyan Switzer has grown accustomed to being peppered with questions about his return game exploits, and for good reason. The UNC senior tied the NCAA record with five punt returns for touchdown in his freshman season, added two more last season and is one electrifying punt return score away from tying the NCAA career mark. (Inside Carolina)
Fedora, Lawrence, Switzer ACC Kickoff Press Conference TranscriptQ. Year two under Gene Chizik, what changes, what gets elevated with him as defensive coordinator? Des Lawrence: What changes is our mentality. It's a mentality that we're going to go out and compete every day like we're the number one defense in the nation. He really instills a certain confidence in us and allows us to make plays. (ASAP Sports)
Video: Larry Fedora ACC Kickoff Q&ANorth Carolina head football coach Larry Fedora answers questions from the media at the ACC Kickoff in Charlotte, N.C.
Video: Des Lawrence ACC Kickoff Q&ANorth Carolina senior cornerback Des Lawrence answers questions from the media at the ACC Kickoff in Charlotte, N.C.
Video: Ryan Switzer ACC Kickoff Q&ANorth Carolina senior wide receiver Ryan Switzer answers questions from the media at the ACC Kickoff in Charlotte, N.C.
UNC freshman position changeAccording to UNC senior cornerback Des Lawrence who CarolinaBlue spoke with exclusively in Charlotte at the ACC Kickoff, freshman Myles Wolfolk has moved from cornerback to safety. Wolfolk a 6-0, 220-pound Maryland native, enrolled at North Carolina as a prospect who could play both corner and safety. He spent most of the spring working with corners. (Carolina Blue)
Video: Larry Fedora Calls UNC's Opener Versus Georgia A 'Measuring Stick'How good is North Carolina football in 2016? Larry Fedora knows his Tar Heels will immediately put that question to the test on Sept. 3 against Georgia.
Highlighting the 2016 UNC wide receiversThis year's North Carolina offense is looking to stay on pace with the 2015 squad. Since starting quarterback, Mitch Trubisky, and starting running back, Elijah Hood, will garner most of the attention, we decided to shift the focus to the receiving corps for the Tar Heels. It seems as though this group of guys don’t get the love and attention they deserve. (Tar Heel Blog)
NBA, Michael Jordan join talks over gender bathroom billIt's no secret that business leaders, entertainers and heads of major corporations think North Carolina's gender bathroom bill is not just discriminatory, but bad for the state's economy. Now, the National Basketball Association is working with lawmakers to modify the controversial HB2 law, with sports legend Michael Jordan playing a key role. (CNN)
Video: Brice Johnson shines in US Select Team roleAs a member of the US Select Team, former UNC forward Brice Johnson continues to grow as a player under two longtime rival coaches. (WRAL Sports Fan)
Video: Larry Fedora vs. Ryan Switzer in Fruit Ninja Virtual RealityLarry Fedora virtual reality vs. Ryan Switzer in Fruit Ninja: Watch coach take on player in a game of VR Fruit Ninja at the 2016 ACC Kickoff in Charlotte, NC. See who comes out on top, courtesy of the ACC Digital Network.
ACC Follows ESPN into Network EraThe ACC, in partnership with longtime television rights partner ESPN, announced on Thursday a new media agreement and the launch of the ACC Network by 2019 with the channel’s digital component, ACC Network Extra, debuting next month. The agreement, which was revealed at the league’s annual media event, extends the current contract through the 2035-36 season. (Inside Carolina)
Video: ACC Network In 2019 Announced By Conference, ESPNThe ACC Network to launch in 2019 is announced by Commissioner John Swofford at the 2016 ACC Kickoff in Charlotte. Listen as Commissioner Swofford shares the details of the monumental agreement.
ACC to add two more basketball games starting in 2019-20The new ACC Network will have more television "inventory" when the league moves from 18 conference games to 20 beginning in 2019-20. The current setup of the league schedule means that not everyone plays twice, and while that would still be true even after adding two more games, the league would come closer to a home-and-away format. (Carolina Blue)
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