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Danny Green with the NBA in Philippines.

Danny Green is spreading the love of basketball and the NBA game to far away places. His recent trip took him to the Philippines where he took place in some pick-up with locals and a three-point contest. Green is entering his seventh season in the NBA after helping UNC win the 2009 National Championship. (Carolina Blue)

Retracing the real Vince Carter

Vince Carter is a showman by trade. During his early years in the league, watching him contort his body while unleashing truly astonishing aerial attacks on the rim was arguably the greatest show on earth. At his core, Carter was a global phenomenon that engulfed the basketball universe, leaving behind a permanent imprint that all these years later still feels surreal. (Hardwood Paroxysm)

Interactive graphic: ACC football preview

The North Carolina football team will face some stiff competition in the Atlantic Coast Conference this season. Here is a look at the other 13 teams in the conference and how they could perform in 2015. (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC Women's Soccer Blanks Texas 2-0

Fifth-ranked North Carolina got goals from Cameron Castleberry and Joanna Boyles in the opening five minutes of the second half to beat Texas 2-0 in women’s soccer before a crowd of 2,195 at Mike A. Myers Stadium on the Longhorn campus. UNC improved to 3-0 with the win as it recorded its third straight clean sheet on the young season. (GoHeels.com)

No. 7 Tar Heel Volleyball Falls In Season Opener

Leigh Andrew and Hayley McCorkle had 10 kills apiece but No. 7 North Carolina dropped its season opener 3-1 to No. 22 USC Friday at the Galen Center. Samantha Bricio had match highs of 24 kills and 18 digs to lead USC, who avenged a four-set loss to the Tar Heels in last year's NCAA tournament. Jordyn Schnabl had a double-double with 22 assists and 11 digs for UNC (GoHeels.com)

Video: UNC Women's Soccer Highlights vs. Texas

Cameron Castleberry and Joanna Boyles both score early in the second half to give the Tar Heels a 2-0 victory on the road against Texas on August 28, 2015. View Video...

Raby George's Penalty Kick Lifts Carolina Over FIU

Raby George’s penalty kick lifted No. 5 North Carolina to a 1-0 season-opening victory over FIU on Friday night from Fetzer Field. While Andy Lopez made a play on the the ball, it deflected off his foot and an FIU defender was whistled for a hand ball, giving Carolina a penalty kick opportunity. George calmly scored from the penalty area in the 82nd minute. (GoHeels.com)

Video: UNC Men's Soccer Highlights vs. FIU

Raby George buried a penalty kick late in the second half to give the Tar Heels a 1-0 victory over Florida International in UNC's first game of the season on August 28, 2015. View Video...

Gene Chizik finds ‘karma’ in fresh start at UNC

Gene Chizik, the Tar Heels' defensive coordinator, never figured coaching would take him back to the state where his father grew up in the mountains, in Asheville, in the same school halls and on the same fields as the Justice boys. A long time ago Chizik's father, Gene Chizik Sr., became close friends with Charlie Justice, who remains one of UNC's most beloved athletes, and his brother Bill. (Charlotte Observer)

My Carolina Experience: Breada Farrell

Lacrosse became the center of Breada Farrell’s world when she began playing for a travel league in the fifth grade. From that moment on everything she did was grounded in her love of the sport. “I spent each summer competing with teams across the nation and loved it." Once on campus, Farrell’s goals were consistent each year. She wanted to perform on and off the field like a champion. (GoHeels.com)

A Nobel connection in Stockholm

Stockholm, Sweden’s Nobel Museum is one with a powerful connection to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Alongside names like Einstein, Curie and the Dalai Lama, one of the 889 Nobel Laureates featured in the museum is UNC's Oliver Smithies, Weatherspoon Eminent Distinguished Professor of Medicine. He won the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 2007. (UNC.edu)

No weight too heavy for defensive end Junior Gnonkonde

It’s August 2008, and a plane lands in San Francisco. A boy gets out, stretches. It’s a long flight from Abidjan, a big city in Ivory Coast. They came to play basketball. Junior Gnonkonde is still 14 and rail thin. He’ll need to start lifting soon, but Junior already knows about strength. A karate background, growing up the second-youngest of eight kids — the first step of lifting is being mentally set. (Daily Tar Heel)

Video: Harrison Barnes' Summer Workout in China

Check out some of Harrison Barnes' off season workout in China as he gets ready for the upcoming NBA season. View Video...

Q&A with UNC linebacker coach John Papuchis

John Papuchis: "Shortly after Coach (Gene) Chizik got hired here we had some contact—he reached out about a possible interest in coming here. At the time there were a couple options I was wading through. After talking to him, and knowing Coach (Larry) Fedora and what he’s all about as a man and a football coach, it became pretty obvious that this was a great opportunity for me and my family." (Inside Carolina)

Tar Heel linebackers play integral role on defense

Three of them walk onto the field. A leader, a jester and an underdog. Together they form the North Carolina starting linebacker corps. Easily recognizable because of his flowing blonde hair, senior Jeff Schoettmer is the leader. In 2014, the former walk-on finished second on the team in tackles and had two interceptions, both of which he returned for touchdowns. (Daily Tar Heel)

Upcoming UNC opponent Illinois fires head football coach Tim Beckman

Illinois University announced on Friday that it has fired coach Tim Beckman. The school said the decision was made following preliminary results of an external review into allegations involving the football program. The investigation of Beckman and the Illinois football program -- as well as other Illinois athletic programs -- came following allegations of mistreatment by former players. (CBS Sports)

UNC Releases Uniform Combo for First Game

A day after releasing the patch that the football team would be wearing in the Belk College Kickoff game, UNC equipment manager Jason Freeman tweeted a picture of the uniform combination the Tar Heels will wear for their first game of the 2015 season. This will be the first appearance of the argyle uniforms the Tar Heels released over the summer. UNC is going with blue helmet, blue jersey and white pants. (Keeping It Heel)

Thursday Gene Chizik Post-Practice Quotes

UNC defensive coordinator Gene Chizik: "The great thing about the first game is that it’s a great measuring stick on where you are. We’ll know on September fourth where we are at and where we need to be heading. I love these types of opening games. I think it’s exciting for the kids and it’s about them, not us coaches. I think it is an exciting opening game for our players and our fans." (Carolina Blue)

Taking off the cape: Marquise Williams plans on playing within himself this season

Marquise Williams doesn’t have to be the hero anymore. In the past two seasons, the North Carolina quarterback was in many situations where he had to carry his team on his way to setting 18 school records. But as the fifth-year senior looks forward to what the upcoming season has in store for him, Williams knows this is what his whole career has been leading up to. (Daily Tar Heel)

Video: UNC Field Hockey 2015 Season Preview

The North Carolina Field Hockey team opens up the 2015 season in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge when the Tar Heels take on the Michigan Wolverines on August 29. View Video...

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