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Storylines: UNC vs. Stanford

North Carolina’s West Coast trip, highlighted by the PK80 Tournament, will kick off tonight against Stanford. It will be the first away game of the year for the Tar Heels. So far, Stanford has been solid, but not impressive. Second-year coach and former UNC assistant Jerod Haase looks to lead Stanford to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2014. (Argyle Report)

Know Your Opponent: Stanford

Carolina's first visit to Maples Pavilion in 34 years will reunite Roy Williams and the Tar Heels with longtime assistant Jerod Haase, who is in his second season as the head coach at Stanford. And while the Tar Heels have never lost to the Cardinal, Haase does have at least partial bragging rights over his mentor thanks to a 2014 win while Haase was at UAB. (GoHeels.com)

Jelani Pieters' Improvement Paying Dividends

Through 19 games, all of which he's started, Jelani Pieters ranks second on UNC's team with eight goals. But Sunday's marked just his second over the last nine matches. Still, he's found other ways to contribute, such as recording four of his seven assists across three games from Oct. 17-27. Pieters' 23 points on the season are two shy of Cam Lindley's team-high 25. (GoHeels.com)

Henrik Rodl Leading German Basketball

Henrik Rodl was a role player on Dean Smith’s UNC teams, but since leaving Chapel Hill, he’s been a star in the German basketball scene. Rodl was a seven-time German League champion. He was league MVP in 1997. His No. 4 is retired by Alba Berlin and he was immediately named coach upon retirement. Rodl is even top five in games played for the German national team. (Inside Carolina)

Paris Kea Living Up To The Hype, UNC Olympic Sport Notes

As the North Carolina women's basketball team has navigated a 2-2 start, Paris Kea has lived up to the hype that landed her a spot on the preseason All-ACC team. Averaging 25.3 points through four games, Kea leads the ACC in scoring. She also ranks fourth in the conference with a 58.8 shooting percentage. But she's excelled in other areas, as well. (GoHeels.com)

Five With Fedora: Nov. 20

Larry Fedora: "I understand what (the NC State) game means. I understand how our people feel about it and I understand how our fans feel about it. It's part of me now. You want this one. But then again, I want all of them. We start every week with a plan to win the game in front of us. But the players and coaches know who we're playing this week." (GoHeels.com)

No Regrets For Joanna Boyles

Three months ago, Joanna Boyles stood on the field at WakeMed Soccer Park, her comeback from two ACL tears finally complete. In that game, the North Carolina women's soccer team's season-opening 2-1 victory over Duke, Boyles scored her first goal in nearly two years on a free kick. She stomped her feet and screamed. She knew what she'd overcome. (GoHeels.com)

Kinda ‘father-son’: Stanford’s Jerod Haase, UNC’s Roy Williams meet again

Jerod Haase and Roy Williams will reunite Monday at Maples Pavilion when Stanford faces No. 9 North Carolina, the defending national champion. It’s the latest reunion between the two, who spent 17 years together at Kansas and UNC, through Haase’s playing career and his years as a young assistant coach. “It’s a little bit of a father-son,” Williams said. (San Jose Mercury News)

Maye-be I'm Amazed

Luke Maye has been the leading scorer in UNC's two opening games this season. Maye, whose presence in games once drove Carolina fans crazy at Roy Williams' insistence in playing him, has poured in 26 and 20 points, respectively, as UNC has dispatched Northern Iowa and Bucknell, to go along with 9.5 rebounds per game and shooting 71% from three. (SCACCHoops.com)

Beyond the Good, Bad & Ugly Report: Western Carolina

It was a cathartic game in that it allowed North Carolina to take out 10 games worth of frustration on the overmatched Catamounts. All of the injuries, close losses, and near-misses were a distant memory for about four hours on Senior Day in Kenan Stadium. Here are a few thoughts beyond the Good, Bad, and Ugly Report from Saturday’s UNC romp: (Old North Blog)

Joel Berry jumps back in with Tar Heels

Joel Berry’s first game back for North Carolina was complicated in the sense that the senior point guard shot miserably yet drew considerable praise from coach Roy Williams. Berry, who suffered a broken bone in his right hand last month, plays for the second time tonight at Stanford. “It was good being able to get back on the court and get some run in,” Berry said. (Burlington Times News)

Ed Davis is Back and Giving a Boost to the Blazers

The Portland Trail Blazers have established themselves as one of the better rebounding teams in the NBA this season, and Ed Davis’ work on the glass has been crucial to Portland’s No. 5 ranking in rebounds this season. Despite playing a reserve role, the former Tar Heel is averaging career highs in every rebounding category. Here is a look at his numbers: (Blazers Edge)

Back at Southern, ex-UNC, NBA player David Noel is ready for new challenge as a coach

First-year Southern basketball coach David Noel is starting down a path his mentor and former coach Roy Williams knows very well. Noel, who played for Williams at North Carolina and helped the Tar Heels win the 2005 NCAA national title, is starting his coaching career almost at the bottom rung. But Noel said that’s the path he wanted to take. It worked for Williams. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Mitch Trubisky offers hope in John Fox’s play-it-safe world

Connor Barth’s shank from 46 yards was a sign of progress for rookie quarterback Mitch Trubisky. It was a positive because Trubisky put Barth in that position through his playmaking. The Bears’ 27-24 loss to the Lions at Soldier Field was full of frustrating moments, but Trubisky is getting closer. And that’s more important than anything for the Bears. (Chicago Sun-Times)

Pressure intensifies on embattled Bears kicker Connor Barth

Bears kicker Connor Barth has been under close scrutiny most of the season. The pressure on Barth is now expected to intensify after he pushed a game-tying 46-yard field goal attempt wide right with eight seconds left in regulation on Sunday. “That’s just the way it is. I signed up for this. You’re going to make some; you’re going to miss some -- that’s the way it is.” (ESPN.com)

Newest medical venture for Davis Love III: A new left hip

At 53, Davis Love III says he wants to be the oldest player to ever win on the PGA Tour. Sam Snead won in Greensboro in 1965 at 52, and Love, who won in Greensboro at age 51, would love to own that mark. Unfortunately, that quest will be put on hold . Love, who has battled a variety of injuries over the last decade, is scheduled to get a left hip replacement on Tuesday. (Golf Week)

UNC men's soccer takes down UNCW 2-1, advances to Sweet 16

UNC defeated UNCW, 2-1, with two second half goals (Highlights) and advances to the Sweet 16 to take on SMU on Saturday, Nov. 25 at 6 p.m. at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C. Goals from Jelani Pieters in the 53rd minute and Mauricio Pineda in the 56th minute fueled UNC past the Seahawks en route to the Tar Heels 9th Sweet 16 in the last 10 years. (GoHeels.com)

Jerod Haase to face mentor Roy Williams when Stanford hosts North Carolina

Jerod Haase’ relationship with Roy Williams started 25 years ago. Haase, leaving Cal after his freshman year in the wake of head coach Lou Campanelli’s firing, welcomed the then-Kansas head coach to his Lake Tahoe home. His family served the famous coach pizza. “I’m one of the few people in world who don’t eat pizza at all,” Williams said over the weekend (San Francisco Gate)

South Alabama Steals One From UNC Women's Basketball, 85-84

Despite a heroic effort by Paris Kea with 31 points and 11 assists, North Carolina was upended, 85-84, by South Alabama at Carmichael Arena (Highlights). Kea, the Atlantic Coast Conference's leading scorer, was 12-of-19 from the floor and finished one point shy of tying her career-high set last season against Minnesota. Freshman Janelle Bailey had 17 points. (GoHeels.com)

North Carolina vs. Stanford Preview

No. 9 North Carolina travels to Stanford for a Big Monday matchup against former Tar Heel assistant Jerod Haase’s squad in front of a sellout crowd at Maples Pavilion. The Cardinal welcomes UNC to Maples Pavilion after making amends for last week’s home loss to Eastern Washington (67-61) by defeating Northeastern, 73-59, on Friday. (Inside Carolina)

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