UNC-Davidson PreviewNorth Carolina struggled at times last season, leaving coach Roy Williams to preach to his big men about providing solid efforts on a consistent basis. The message finally may be getting through. The sixth-ranked Tar Heels look to keep rolling as they face in-state counterpart Davidson on Saturday in Charlotte. (CBS Sports)
Road Swing Begins At DavidsonNorth Carolina (2-0) will play its first road game of the 2014-15 season when it plays at Davidson (2-0) on Saturday at 2 p.m. The game will be played at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte. Carolina is coming off a pair of home wins over North Carolina Central and Robert Morris, while Davidson has started the campaign 2-0 with home wins over Catholic and Campbell. (GoHeels.com)
Lucas: UNC Basketball NotebookTomorrow marks UNC’s first regular-season game in Charlotte since the 2007-08 season opener. That game was also against Davidson, and featured a 72-68 Tar Heel win. Although it feels like Roy Williams has spent more time in Charlotte than this because of various ACC and NCAA Tournament appearances, this is just the fourth regular season game in the Queen City during the Williams era. (GoHeels.com)
Wayne Ellington's Return Boosts LakersFollowing an unexpected tragedy in every sense of the word, Los Angeles Lakers' shooting guard Wayne Ellington suddenly left the team to be with his family. Ellington's father had been shot in his head while driving his 2001 Oldsmobile in Philadelphia. Wayne Ellington Sr. would die early Monday morning. (NBC Los Angeles)
UNC Field Hockey's Season Ends In Final Four Penalty ShootoutThe top-ranked North Carolina field hockey team ended the 2014 season Friday afternoon with a 3-2 loss to No. 4 Syracuse in an NCAA semifinasl game at the University of Maryland’s Field Hockey and Lacrosse Complex. For the second year in a row, UNC was eliminated in a penalty shootout following 70 minutes of regulation and two 15-minute overtime periods. (GoHeels.com)
UNC players, coaches, and recruits react to winThe Bell Returns: See how Tar Heel players, coaches, and recruits reacted after the big win over Duke. (Carolina Blue)
Duke football assistant goes on unhinged pregame rampage before UNC gameIt should be noted that after Hoover got one guy super excited, another guy unnerved, and killed a chair, that Duke went out and lost 45-20. Maybe next time they should just listen to some fun music or do a team cheer or not destroy furniture. (USA Today)
Video: Roy Williams Friday Press ConferenceRoy Williams and Brice Johnson discuss the upcoming match up in Charlotte against Davidson before traveling to the Bahamas over the week of Thanksgiving for the Battle 4 Atlantis.
UNC to Learn on the RoadNo. 6 North Carolina will play its next four games away from the Dean E. Smith Center, its longest road stretch of the season. A lot more will be known about this Tar Heel squad once it returns from the Bahamas next weekend. After back-to-back seasons with unbalanced roster and varying degrees of turmoil, this UNC lineup seems relatively straightforward. (Inside Carolina)
UNC paid $3.1M for academic fraud probeUNC paid more than $3.1 million to a Washington, D.C., law firm for its outside investigation of academic fraud at the school, according to an invoice. Meanwhile, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools has asked UNC-Chapel Hill officials for more information to determine whether the school is in compliance with several accreditation standards. (WRAL.com)
Video: UNC Football All-Access at DukeGo inside the locker room as the Tar Heels find new blue chrome helmets which help inspire them to a dominating 45-20 performance on the road at Duke to bring the Victory Bell back to Chapel Hill.
Extra Points: Color It ChromeWhen the Tar Heels went out for opening warm-ups on Thursday night at Wallace Wade Stadium wearing black helmets, the equipment staff pulled out the chrome lids and had them waiting. The players made the switch just before the kickoff and a sublime confluence of energy, focus, resolve, preparation, scheming and a roster of players maturing as the season wore on resulted in that fast start. (GoHeels.com)
The Good, Bad, and Ugly Report: DukeWow, who saw that coming? With the win against Duke, UNC regains the Victory Bell but more importantly is once again bowl eligible after a 2-4 start and being labeled one of the country's biggest disappointments. Carolina did not disappoint in a featured prime-time game with tons on the line for both teams, however. With that in mind, here is this week's GBU Report: (Tar Heel Blog)
Previewing DavidsonNorth Carolina and its 2-0 record travel to Charlotte on Saturday to face Davidson, a team that took the Tar Heels to overtime a year ago in Chapel Hill. Tip-off at Time Warner Cable Arena is set for 2 p.m. and the game will be televised locally by TWC Sports. Davidson enters Saturday’s contest with a 2-0 record. The Wildcats routed Catholic, 102-66 and then topped Campbell, 86-51. (Inside Carolina)
UNC men’s soccer advances in NCAA Tournament behind 5 second-half goalsThe No. 16 North Carolina men’s soccer team has trademarked an explosive scoring offense this season. But it added another skill to its repertoire Thursday night on Fetzer Field in the first round of the NCAA tournament against James Madison. Patience. (Daily Tar Heel)
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