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James Worthy still following mom's rules

James Worthy will forever be remembered as “Big Game James” for his clutch performances. But his mom was a basketball champion long before him. She was a member of the Highland High School Ramlettes women’s basketball team, which won the North Carolina Athletic Conference title in 1949. Worthy even credits his mom for improving his jump shot. (Gaston Gazette)

Tar Heels Current & Past Excel At Olympic Trials

UNC senior Hellen Moffitt pulled off a difficult double on Monday at the Olympic Trials, swimming in the preliminaries of the 100-meter backstroke in the morning and the finals of the 100-meter butterfly in the evening. Meanwhile, 2014 Tar Heel alumna Stephanie Peacock broke her own school record in the 400-meter freestyle while earning a spot in the final of that event. (GoHeels.com)

Phil Steele releases college football preseason top 25

We are still weeks away from the Associated Press releasing its Top 25 preseason poll for college football, but expert Phil Steele is here to provide his. Steele has the Tar Heels just off the list at No. 26 in his preseason Top 25, just behind USC who came in at 25. In his preview, he picks the Tar Heels to finish second in the Coastal Division behind Miami. (Keeping It Heel)

The Harrison Barnes–Team USA–Sixers Theory That’s So Crazy It Makes Sense

Mike Krzyzewski will finally get to coach Harrison Barnes. Back in 2009, Coach K lost one of the great Carolina college basketball recruiting wars when Barnes—then the no. 1 high school player in the country—chose Roy Williams and UNC over Coach K and Duke. It was a legendary recruiting scrap, and rumor has it Krzyzewski did not take Barnes’s decision well. (The Ringer)

Video: Berry, Allen, Blossomgame Highlight ACC's Top 5 Returning Basketball Stars

The ACC will be brimming with talent in the 2016-17 college basketball season. UNC's Joel Berry, Duke's Grayson Allen, Clemson's Jaron Blossomagame and Virginia's London Perrantes are just some of the talent that will shape the landscape of ACC basketball this year. View Video...

Former Tar Heel Amanda Barnes Named First ECU Women's Lacrosse Head Coach

Amanda Barnes has been named the first head coach of the East Carolina women's lacrosse program according to an announcement from athletics director Jeff Compher Monday. Before beginning her coaching career, Barnes was a four-year letterwinner at North Carolina where she helped lead the Tar Heels to the NCAA quarterfinals in each of her four seasons. (ECU Pirates)

ACC Football Wild Card Players in 2016

North Carolina Offense: Mack Hollins, Wide Receiver - During the spring game, Hollins was Mitch Trubisky’s favorite target, grabbing seven passes for 111 yards. Defense: Andre Smith, Linebacker - Smith will have to anchor a run defense that lost linebacker Shakeel Rashad, who made 126 tackles in 2015. (Athlon Sports)

Summer Baseball Dispatches: Brian Miller

Brian Miller: "I hope everyone is enjoying their summers so far! I'm fortunate enough to be playing in the Cape Cod League for the Orleans Firebirds. It's been a lot of fun so far, the weather is perfect (no where near as humid as NC), and I'm getting the opportunity to play with some of the best players in the country. Up here with me are other Tar Heels as well." (GoHeels.com)

Georgia star running back Nick Chubb says he'll be ready for Tar Heels in opener

It was encouraging news for the Georgia Bulldogs when standout running back Nick Chubb pronounced himself fully recovered from knee surgery and again fit for action last week in Athens. The schedule puts North Carolina’s defense first in line for Chubb’s possible return when the Heels and Dawgs open the season Sept. 3. in Atlanta. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Harrison Barnes Makes Olympic Basketball Team

USA Basketball announced the 12-player 2016 United States Olympic team, including Golden State Warrior and former University of North Carolina forward Harrison Barnes. Barnes just finished his fourth season in the NBA and with the Warriors. The Ames, Iowa, native has played in consecutive NBA Finals, winning a title with Golden State in 2015. (GoHeels.com)

UNC grad, former Bank of America exec Sallie Krawcheck launches investment tool for women

Since stepping down from running Bank of America’s two wealth-management units in 2011, Sallie Krawcheck has turned her focus to helping other professional women get ahead. Her latest initiative toward that goal: a digital investing platform catering to women. (Charlotte Observer)

Mariners Catcher Chris Iannetta finds passion off the field in wine industry

Chris Iannetta has been playing professional baseball for over a decade. In 2012, the catcher was with the Angels when he became friends with teammates Vernon Wells. "We were just kicking around ideas of what would be a good business venture and we both love wine and we said that'd be kind of cool." Their winery took life, starting with a tasting in 2014. (Q13 Fox)

Barth brothers kicking clinic coming in July

Hoggard High School graduates Connor and Casey Barth will hold their annual free summer kicking clinic 5:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, at Scott Braswell Stadium. Kickin' it with the Barth Brothers is open to kickers of all ages. (Wilmington Star News)

Familar ACC names on NBA summer league rosters

For Marcus Paige, Brice Johnson and the ACC’s other recent draft picks, the NBA’s Summer League is an opportunity to get an early taste of professional basketball. For those who were passed over, including N.C. State’s Cat Barber, the upcoming tournaments in Orlando, Salt Lake City and Las Vegas represent one final opportunity to show off their talents. (Wilmington Star News)

Hellen Moffitt Advances To 100 Fly Final At Olympic Trials

UNC senior Hellen Moffitt led a strong day of swimming by Tar Heel swimmers Sunday at the 2016 U.S. Swimming Olympic Trials at the CenturyLink Center. Moffitt earned herself a spot in Monday night's final of the 100-meter butterfly where two competitors will earn a spot in the August 2016 Olympics in Brazil. (GoHeels.com)

Elissa Dawson Finishes Excellent Olympic Trials

UNC junior diver Elissa Dawson capped off an excellent performance at the 2016 U.S. Diving Olympic Trials Sunday at the IUPUI Natatorium. The Durham, N.C., native was consistent throughout the event while appearing in the three-meter women's springboard event. She was seventh after the semifinal round and seventh after the championship final concluded. (GoHeels.com)

Brandon Tate keeps giving back

Brandon Tate has been in the NFL long enough that the Cummings High School graduate is a veteran in the league. But for a few hours Saturday back on his high school campus, it was about the kids again. Tate’s free clinic for youngsters drew about 200 participants. Tate is preparing to enter his eighth NFL season after a record-setting kick return career at UNC. (Burlington Times News)

Shalane Flanagan breaks American record in 10K

Four-time U.S. Olympian Shalane Flanagan set an American road record for the 10K distance as she captured the sixth annual BAA 10K event. Flanagan was making her last road appearance before a month of altitude training at Park City, Utah, prior to the Aug. 14 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Marathon. Flanagan crossed the finish in a scintillating time of 30:52. (Boston Herald)

Marcus Paige joins a crowded Utah Jazz backcourt

Marcus Paige will have to get to work immediately as he joins a very competitive backcourt in Utah. Before the draft, the Jazz already had seven guards, including George Hill who the team recently traded for. Utah added Paige and California guard Tyrone Wallace in the NBA Draft, increasing the total number of guards to nine. (Carolina Blue)

UNC forward Luke Maye preparing to step up this year

He sometimes has trouble getting the ball to go where he wants it. “It’s just left and right, and it needs to be more straight,” North Carolina forward Luke Maye said recently. In this case, Maye wasn’t talking about basketball. For the past month, he’s been equally as occupied with putting a much smaller ball in the hole. Golf is also a passion. (Charlotte Observer)

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