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Economics professor Tiago Pires died over the weekend

Economics professor Tiago Pires died this weekend, according to an email from economics department chairperson Patrick Conway. The email, sent to Pires’ Economics 445 class Monday afternoon, said Pires died of natural causes. Tyler Rogers, a junior economics major, was in Pires’ 8 a.m. section of Economics 445 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. (Daily Tar Heel)

Carolina football in the NFL draft

The Carolina football program used Thursday and the start of the NFL draft to promote past Tar Heel picks. Check out the social media work and graphics that UNC put out today. (Carolina Blue)

Scholar-Athlete Luncheon Recognizes Academic Excellence

The day’s highest honor went to the Top 10 Scholar-Athletes, the five senior men and women who rank the highest in the most impressive collegiate statistic: grade point average. Each invited a faculty member and introduced him or her during brief remarks. In addition to speaking about each honored faculty member, the students looked back on their time at UNC. (GoHeels.com)

Photos: UNC's First Round Draft Picks

With the NFL Draft kicking off tonight in Chicago, let's take a look back at the history of UNC players in the draft. North Carolina has had 23 NFL first round picks, 13 of which have come since 1998. (Carolina Blue)

Ex-Hawkeye Tony Ramos joins UNC Wrestling Staff

Tony Ramos, the most recent Iowa wrestler to win an NCAA title, has joined the coaching staff at North Carolina. Ramos announced the move Wednesday on Twitter, a little over two weeks after he lost to another former Hawkeye, Daniel Dennis, in the finals of the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Iowa City. (Quad City Times)

Audio: Jay Bilas - NCAA enforcement division has "very little they can do with regard to UNC"

ESPN college basketball analyst, Jay Bilas, joins Adam Gold and Joe Ovies to talk about the new notice of allegations given to UNC this week. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Tar Heels Dominate Hokies In ACC Women's Lacrosse Quarterfinal, 19-6

Top-seeded North Carolina dominated eighth-seeded Virginia Tech, 19-6, on Friday afternoon in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals at Lane Stadium. Molly Hendrick led the way with four goals and two assists as the Tar Heels advanced to Friday’s semifinal round. UNC will play either Duke or Virginia on Friday for a berth in Sunday’s ACC championship game. (GoHeels.com)

Tim Federowicz to join Chicago Cubs today from Iowa

The Chicago Cubs’ catching corps took another hit when the Cubs decided Thursday to place starter Miguel Montero on the disabled list because of persistent back soreness. Tim Federowicz, a veteran of 89 big-league games who was signed over the winter for big-league depth, was to be added to the roster and join the team at some point Thursday, the Cubs said. (Chicago Sun-Times)

Pairings Announced for Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge

The Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge announced the official pairings for its 10th annual charity golf tournament. A 13-team field of NCAA head coaches and celebrity alumni will compete for a first-place prize of $100,000 in scholarship and charity. All teams will receive a portion of the $540,000 total purse. UNC will be represented by head football coach Larry Fedora and former baseball star B.J. Surhoff. (GoHeels.com)

For Mets' Matt Harvey, this is progress

On the fourth pitch of the game Wednesday night, Mets starter Matt Harvey served up a home run. The next batter smacked a single up the middle. It appeared at that point, once again, Harvey was going to have a long night. You probably know where we're going with this. Harvey's night did not turn long or ugly. (NJ.com)

Marvin Williams is ‘quarterback’ of Charlotte Hornets’ defense

On Wednesday, Williams regained his shooting form, making seven of 10 shots for a game-high 17 points in the 90-88 road victory over the Heat. The Hornets are a victory away from advancing to the second round. And Williams, regardless of how he has shot in this series, has been a huge part of the success. This is how Batum put it: “Probably the coach loves no one more than Marvin.” (Charlotte Observer)

Video: Spring on the Quad at Carolina

Watch the trees on Carolina's Polk Place quad come to life as spring makes its way to Chapel Hill from our time-lapse camera on Wilson Library. View Video...

NFL Draft Preview: UNC's Landon Turner

The NFL drafts starts with the First Round at 8:00 PM ET on Thursday in Chicago. North Carolina will likely only have one player drafted across the seven rounds. Landon Turner, a 6-4, 330-pound four-year offensive guard starter at UNC, is projected to go anywhere from rounds three through seven, with the later rounds likely being his landing spot. (Carolina Blue)

Kyle Seager’s Journey to 100 Career Home Runs

With one out and the score tied 1-1 in the bottom of the 4th inning Monday at Safeco Field, Kyle Seager worked the count to 3-1 against Astros starter Doug Fister. Sitting on a 3-1 fastball, Seager deposited a solo home run into the right-center field bleachers. The round-tripper not only gave the Mariners a lead they would not relinquish, it marked 100 career home runs for Seager. (MLB.com)

Additional Thoughts on UNC's Amended NOA

UNC received an amended Notice of Allegations from the NCAA on Monday and with it came a few significant changes from last year's NOA. The most prominent of those changes was the removal of the allegations regarding impermissible benefits regarding the AFAM classes, the removal of men's basketball and football and reducing the time frame to just six years. What does it all mean? (Tar Heel Blog)

Shakeel Rashad making the uphill climb to the NFL

Being an NFL prospect produces a lot of highs and lows. It's the nature of the business. After spending three or four years practicing tackling technique and working out plays on a chalk board, prospects are asked to put those habits on hold for several months. In turn, they are pushed to make the move from college football players to track and field novices in hopes of impressing NFL scouts. For Episcopal School of Jacksonville alum, Shakeel Rashad, it's been an eye-opening experience. (First Coast News)

Marvin Williams Steps Up in Hornets Game 5 Win Versus Heat

Despite going 0-of-5 from the field in the Hornets’ Game 4 win in Charlotte on Monday night, head coach Steve Clifford was still remarkably impressed with the efforts of veteran Marvin Williams, particularly from a defensive and leadership standpoint. (Charlotte Hornets)

ACC offseason quarterback rankings

2. Mitch Trubisky, North Carolina On Friday, UNC head coach Larry Fedora confirmed what was obvious throughout the spring: Trubisky will be the Tar Heels’ starting quarterback this season. Even last year, when he was backing up second-team All-ACC selection Marquise Williams, Trubisky left reason to believe he should have been the starter. (Today's U)

The guy the Cubs got for Starlin Castro is pretty good

Adam Warren may not be the known commodity that Starlin Castro is, but he’s off to his own hot start. Middle relievers don’t get much fanfare, but Warren is the only non-starter to win a game for the Cubs. In fact, he has won two, including Tuesday’s 4-3 nail-biter over the Milwaukee Brewers. “He’s gotten better from spring training until now,” manager Joe Maddon said. (ESPN.com)

No. 19 Diamond Heels Ease Past Campbell, 9-4

Logan Warmoth clubbed his first home run of the year and Brian Miller had his second straight three-hit game as No. 19 North Carolina handled visiting Campbell 9-4 Wednesday night at Boshamer Stadium (Highlights). Brandon Riley and Zack Gahagan added two hits apiece for the Tar Heels, who will break until next Tuesday for final exams. (GoHeels.com)

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