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The Chicago Bears and a Mitchell Trubisky mystery

There's a case to be argued that the Bears made a smart decision in drafting Mitchell Trubisky and a similarly fair case suggesting they're foolish to do so. By running through the pros and cons of this pick, you can decide whether you think Chicago has found its franchise quarterback. In the case of Trubisky, your opinion is probably as good as anybody else's in the NFL. (ESPN.com)

Mitchell Trubisky ‘Couldn’t Believe It’ When Bears Drafted Him At No. 2

Mitchell Trubisky seemed to be as shocked as everyone else Thursday when the Chicago Bears picked him No. 2 in the 2017 NFL Draft after trading up in a deal with the San Francisco 49ers. “I didn’t get a call (from Chicago),” the UNC quarterback said. “I didn’t even know I was going to get picked. The commissioner went to the stand, he said my name, and I couldn’t believe it." (NESN)

UNC's Mitch Trubisky Selected No. 2 Overall by Chicago Bears

UNC quarterback Mitch Trubisky was selected second overall by the Chicago Bears in the 2017 NFL Draft Thursday evening. Trubisky, who attended the draft and was presented a Bears jersey by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, is the Tar Heels' highest draft pick since Julius Peppers was taken No. 2 in 2002. Trubisky is the 24th first round NFL Draft pick in UNC history. (GoHeels.com)

Video: UNC All Sports Highlights 2017

Relive North Carolina athletics highlight-worthy moments from the past year, including spectacular individual performances, dramatic come-from-behind victories, clutch plays, and national championships in a highlight video shown at UNC's 2017 Rammy Awards celebration. View Video...

Jerry Stackhouse coaches Raptors 905 to D-League title

The Raptors 905 finished their season with a 122 -96 rout of the Rio Grande Valley Vipers in the final meeting of a three-game series. “They worked their butts off. I made them work their butts off but then they became accustomed to it,” 905 coach Jerry Stackhouse said following the game, his champagne-soaked dress shirt replaced with a 2017 Champions T-shirt. (Toronto Star)

Lee Shaffer, a western Pennsylvania great you probably don't know

Lee Shaffer said it was easier going to the basket against Wilt Chamberlain than Bill Russell. Shaffer was talking about that NBA All-Star Game when he scored 12 points, that playoff series when he averaged close to 30 against Oscar Robertson, what it was like to be the No. 5 pick in the NBA draft and that senior season at UNC when he was ACC Player of the Year and an All-American. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Mitchell Trubisky is absolutely going to delete this old ‘Go Packers’ tweet

Tweet for the job you want, not the job you have — because Mitchell Trubisky is absolutely going to have some explaining to do after the Bears traded up for him. The Packers were playing the Cowboys on Jan. 11, 2015, in the now-infamous “Dez caught it” game, so this could be a little old-fashioned Cowboys hating, but still it’s write there in digital history — he said “Go Packers.” (SB Nation)

Coach Jerry Stackhouse takes Raptors 905 to D-League final preaching culture of family, resilience

Many remember Jerry Stackhouse as an all-star and a scorer, later as a sixth man and a veteran presence. But statistical accomplishments and individual accolades aren’t what Stackhouse prides himself on. He describes himself differently now — using words such as “provider,” “nurturer” and “protector” when referring to his role as bench boss of the Toronto Raptors’ NBADL affiliate. (National Post)

Stunner: Bears trade 4 picks, take QB Mitchell Trubisky

The Bears drafted a quarterback — but paid a price. Despite not inviting UNC quarterback Mitchell Trubisky to a private meeting, the Bears traded four picks to move up one slot and draft the one-year starter Thursday night. Tribusky said “everyone was surprised” when the Bears took him. “Didn’t get a phone call,” he told NFL Network. “Just heard my name called.” (Chicago Sun-Times)

A whirlwind day for top QB prospect Mitchell Trubisky as draft neared

Mitchell Trubisky slept as his car sped west on I-76. Awaiting him here was yet another wave of questions. One was about his favorite NFL team. Another on how he has stayed so spry in spite of a hectic schedule. “I like Red Bull, and it has been a long day,” Trubisky told the crowd, “so I needed a little extra juice.” (USA Today)

Which team will draft Mitchell Trubisky?

The Browns are reportedly going to take Myles Garrett with the first overall pick. Where does that leave North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky? Fortunately for Trubisky, several teams picking at the top of the order could still be in need of a quarterback. He will most likely come off the board at some point on Thursday evening, probably early in the first round. (SB Nation)

Why Mitchell Trubisky would welcome the worst job in the NFL

No one has to explain that to the man who, perhaps more than anyone else in Thursday’s NFL draft here in Philly, wants the job – Mitchell Trubisky, a product of Mentor, a northeast suburb of Cleveland where he grew up cheering on the Browns. Trubisky is clear about one thing: He wants to get to the NFL and take any of those dream jobs. (Yahoo! Sports)

Jeanne Trubisky opens up about son Mitchell's NFL Draft process, decision to leave UNC football

What has this whole process been like? Jeanne Trubisky: I thought it'd be more stressful. It really hasn't been, honestly ... I think you get a little excited when you see your kid on TV so much, on ESPN. But other than that, it's been a fun process ... I think the hardest part for him was actually before he committed to come out (and) declare for the draft. (Daily Tar Heel)

A Father's Journey Part 2: Family Draft, by Michael Switzer

It's kind of a surreal feeling. My son's going to be one of those that is selected on the day of the draft. We've been looking forward to this for about 12 years. When you start looking forward, you start having those conversations about all you need to do and all you need to train for to prepare for this. I'm a big proponent of being prepared. That has been our story. (chrisbraven.com)

UNC stands to benefit if Mitch Trubisky picked No. 1

It appears more and more likely with each passing hour that North Carolina quarterback Mitch Trubisky will be the first player selected in the NFL draft tonight. The benefits associated with that distinction are obvious, especially since Trubisky grew up a fan of the Cleveland Browns, the team expected to take him. But he’s not the only one that stands to benefit (North State Journal)

Video: Trubisky brushes off Watson's comments

Mitchell Trubisky joins SC6 and says Deshaun Watson suggesting teams would regret choosing Trubisky over him was just the talk of a competitor. View Video...

Weekend Baseball Preview: UNC-Clemson a Clash of ACC Super Powers

No. 6 Clemson at No. 3 North Carolina is a clash of ACC super powers. The Tar Heels are in the driver’s seat in the Coastal Division, up four games over second-place Virginia, and after this weekend, UNC’s remaining schedule doesn’t include a team whose RPI ranks above 120. The Tar Heels have yet to lose an ACC series, and are a relative lock for a national seed. (Baseball America)

Isaiah Hicks 2016-17 season review

Isaiah Hicks was a momentum changer. Throughout the season he would sky above players and throw down a massive alley-oop. If it wasn’t an alley-oop then he was dunking in transition as bigger players could not keep up with his speed. Nothing got people in the Dean Dome more pumped than a Hicks dunk. Hicks also was reliable at the free throw line. (Keeping It Heel)

NFL Draft Preview: Everything on UNC's Mitch Trubisky

The 2017 NFL Draft is here. North Carolina has particular interest in this year's first round: Mitch Trubisky could go No. 1 overall and will undoubtedly be off the board by No. 12. Here is coverage and articles of Mitch Trubisky leading up to the draft including interviews with UNC quarterback coach Keith Heckendorf and former UNC quarterback Marquise Williams. (Carolina Blue)

Hornets 2016-17 Season in Review - Marvin Williams

In 76 total games for the Charlotte Hornets this season, Marvin Williams averaged 11.2 points on 42.2 percent shooting (35.0 percent from three-point range), a career-high 6.5 rebounds and 1.4 assists. He also knocked down 87.3 percent of his free-throw attempts this year, a new personal best and the highest mark of any qualified power forward in the NBA. (NBA.com)

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