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A Tar Heel tradition in blue & white

Thirteen days after UNC Head Football Coach Carl Snavely got his Valentine wish that Charlie Justice would “come out for the team,” a practice game was held in Kenan Stadium between the Tar Heels and the Guilford College Quakers coached by Doc Newton. About a thousand students showed up despite the cold, damp, windy weather. (A View to Hugh)

Which ACC team could secure big Week 1 win?

A season-opening win against South Carolina and the SEC would silence many of UNC coach Larry Fedora’s critics, and it would hardly be a surprise to see the Tar Heels favored leading up to the game. Las Vegas oddsmakers pegged North Carolina quarterback Marquise Williams as a dark horse Heisman candidate after he orchestrated the ACC’s No. 3-ranked scoring offense in 2014. (ESPN.com)

Extra Points: Hugging Trees In Kenan Woods

Name another college football stadium in the nation where you can stand exactly 30 yards from an exterior fence and actually be blocked from viewing the structure by a wooden thicket of oak, pine, hemlock and maple trees. Kenan Memorial Stadium's wooded setting and the field’s placement in the base of a natural ravine meld to give the structure an aesthetic ambiance unrivaled among the major players in college football. (GoHeels.com)

UNC's online MBA program ranked 1st by Princeton Review

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Kenan-Flager Business School captured the #1 spot on the top 25 list. Indiana University-Bloomington's Kelley School of Business finished second. The IE Business School in Madrid came in third. (Reuters)

UNC basketball family comes together again to mourn Bill Guthridge

They were college teammates and former players, longtime colleagues and friends, people who worked alongside him and those who worked for him, all together as a family on Monday to remember and honor Bill Guthridge, the longtime North Carolina basketball coach. It was a familiar gathering, in some ways. A little more than three months ago, many of them had come together not too far away for Dean Smith’s funeral. (Charlotte Observer)

Roy's top 10 recruits: No. 9-10

10. Reggie Bullock Class of 2010 Sometimes the forgotten member of UNC’s stellar 2010 trio, Bullock was actually the higher-rated prospect than point guard Kendall Marshall. The in-state guard was committed to the Tar Heels for two full years before signing, and the lack of drama surrounding his recruitment made some fans sleep on him as a high school player. (Carolina Blue)

Bethel: UNC Should Discipline Jay Smith

For their book, Smith & Willingham appear to have gathered data from over two decades’ worth of athletes’ protected academic records. Such research methods go beyond FERPA violations. Research conducted on personal records qualifies as human subjects research. (Coaching the Mind)

Warriors’ Harrison Barnes took lessons on defense to heart

“So I come to the gym,” Harrison Barnes said, “my first NBA workout, and there’s no basketballs. I’m like, ‘Hey, man, can I get a ball to get some shots?’ And he’s like, ‘You came into the draft as the worst-rated defender on Synergy (a draft analytics system). All we’re going to do is defense. Anyone can score the basketball, but if you can’t defend, you can’t be on the court.’” (San Francisco Gate)

Heels mourn a second loss at Guthridge's funeral

For the second time this year, the Tar Heel nation is mourning the loss of a coaching giant. Bill Guthridge passed away at his home on May 12. He was laid to rest in Chapel Hill Monday afternoon. The funeral service mirrored his life. It was understated, tasteful and packed with stories of strength and inspiration. "He just took what our parents had established for us as a foundation and he just enhanced it," said former player James Worthy. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Heels left out of NCAA Tournament

North Carolina’s streak of 13 consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, which included six trips to the College World Series, came to an end on Monday. The Tar Heels (34-24; 13-16 ACC) were one of the first four teams left out of the NCAA Tournament a year removed from being one of the final four teams in. (Inside Carolina)

Jamie Loeb Wins Tennis Singles National Championship

UNC’s Jamie Loeb defeated No. 2 seed Carol Zhao of Stanford to win the 2015 NCAA Women’s Tennis Singles National Championship on Monday. The seventh seeded player in the field, Loeb won in three sets, 6-2, 4-6, 6-1, and in the process, snapped a 15-match win streak for the Cardinal All-America. Loeb (31-5) is the first singles national champion in Carolina women’s tennis history. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels left out of NCAA Baseball Tournament

For the first time since 2001, North Carolina was left out of the NCAA Baseball Tournament. The Tar Heels were a bubble team heading into selection Monday. "It gets to a point where we have to decide who was the best team and we felt like the best teams were in," said Dave Heeke, the NCAA Division I Baseball Committee Chair. UCLA is the No. 1 overall seed. (Carolina Blue)

Bill Guthridge: True Tar Heel Warrior

Some people are content to let others live in the spotlight, while some step forward and thrive when circumstances dictate that their time is now. Bill Guthridge did both and did them with grace and dignity. Thus today, we mourn his passing, but celebrate the many leading and supportive roles in which he spent his rich and distinguished life. (GoHeels.com)

Friends, Family Honor Former UNC Basketball Coach Bill Guthridge

The UNC community has been hit hard this year with the passing of Stuart Scott, Dean Smith and now Bill Guthridge. On Monday friends and family will honor Guthridge in Chapel Hill. Guthridge coached under Tar Heel Legend Dean Smith for 30 years and took over for Smith once he retired. Guthridge's funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Chapel of the Cross Episcopal Church in Chapel Hill. (TWC News)

Will UNC Get Into the NCAA Tournament?

Not a question Tar Heel baseball has really face much during the Mike Fox tenure. The last time UNC missed the NCAA Tournament was in 2001. Since then going into the NCAA postseason and even hosting a regional were often givens. That wasn't the case last season and in 2015, UNC runs the risk of missing the NCAA Tournament altogether. (Tar Heel Blog)

Baseball America, D1Baseball.com differ on whether UNC will make NCAA tourney

Baseball America predicts that Carolina will be a No. 3 seed in the College Station, TX regional, while D1Baseball.com believes the Tar Heels will be among the first five teams left out of the tournament. The bracket will officially be announced at noon on Monday on ESPNU.

Maryland Beats Tar Heels, 9-8, For NCAA Women's Lacrosse Title

Maryland’s women’s lacrosse team went on a 6-2 run in the second half to come from behind and defeat North Carolina, 9-8, in the NCAA championship game on Sunday night at PPL Park. Carolina finishes its season with a record of 18-4, tying the school record for wins in a season set in 2013 (18-3). The Tar Heels were making their second appearance in the NCAA final in the last three years. (GoHeels.com)

Jamie Loeb Lands In NCAA Singles National Title Match

Jamie Loeb of the North Carolina women’s tennis team will play for the NCAA Singles national championship after winning her semifinal match on Sunday over Miami’s Stephanie Wagner. Loeb, the No. 7 seed in the event, will face No. 2 Carol Zhao of Stanford in the finals on Monday at 1 p.m. ET. Loeb (30-5) defeated Wagner for the third time this season, winning in three sets - 4-6, 6-4, 6-2. (GoHeels.com)

Maryland the favorite vs. North Carolina in NCAA women's lacrosse final

Maryland women's lacrosse coach Cathy Reese didn't watch a second of North Carolina's win over Duke on Saturday, but still knows what kind of defense her Terrapins are about to face from the Tar Heels. Top-seeded Maryland is the clear-cut favorite to beat North Carolina in the NCAA championship game at 8:30 p.m. Sunday at PPL Park in Chester, but the Tar Heels defense is the biggest thing standing between the Terps and back-to-back national titles. (Philly.com)

UNC Women's Lacrosse's Draw Success and the Mystery of the Stick

Starting this season, the Tar Heels, who advanced to the title game with their NCAA semifinal win over rival Duke, designated a stick for draws, regardless of who takes them. It has a distinct yellow head, compared to the blue or white heads characteristic of North Carolina's field sticks. (Lacrosse Magazine)

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