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C.B. McGrath Recalls Experiences at Topeka West, KU

C.B. McGrath is one of the best players to come out of Topeka and has enjoyed plenty of success after graduating from Topeka West in 1994. The former Kansas High School Player of the Year went on to play at the University of Kansas (1994-98) and is currently an assistant coach at North Carolina, where he has spent the last 11 seasons winning national titles in 2005 and 2009. (Topeka Hoops)

Marquise Williams in Rhythm

Midway through his junior season, North Carolina quarterback Marquise Williams has found the right rhythm that has allowed him to blossom in Larry Fedora’s up-tempo spread offense. For the season, Williams has completed 64.5 percent of his passes (156-of-242) for 1,776 yards, 15 touchdowns and six interceptions. He also leads the team in rushing with 448 yards and four touchdowns on 91 carries. (Inside Carolina)

Source names 9 employees who will face disciplinary action

A person familiar with the matter has confirmed the names of nine people facing disciplinary action — including at least four terminations — after they were implicated in Wednesday's report from independent investigator Kenneth Wainstein. The person could not confirm whether each employee was terminated or facing other disciplinary action because of the University's policies on handling terminations. (Daily Tar Heel)

Audio: Interview With Virginia Coach Mike London

WCHL’s Matt Oakes caught up with UVA head coach Mike London as his team prepares to take on the North Carolina Tar Heels this weekend in Charlottesville. London calls the game is a ‘must-win’ ACC Coastal matchup. The two discussed the academic side of student-athletes, the Cavaliers’ leading rusher Kevin Parks and how best to defend UNC QB Marquise Williams. (Chapelboro.com)

Fueling Up The Tar Heels

Carolina football fans know the third floor of the Loudermilk Center for Excellence as the Concourse Club of The Blue Zone, home to premium seating on football Saturdays. But on weekday mornings, the third floor of Loudermilk is home to the Fueling Station, a new nutritional offering for Carolina student-athletes. (GoHeels.com)

What Does the NCAA Do Next?

The exhaustive details of the Wainstein Report have now been released to the public with a copy sent to the NCAA for review. Speculating on potential NCAA action is generally a fruitless endeavor however let's consider what the report revealed and how the governing body might act on it. (Tar Heel Blog)

NCAA will keep digging, but relative closure near for Heels

It’s still too early to say with absolute certainty that the UNC athletics scandal has reached road’s end – keep in mind that the NCAA continues to look into the mess. But based on Wednesday’s findings in the Kenneth Wainstein probe, there’s solid reason to predict there will no more dire sanctions from the NCAA. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Thoughts on the AFAM scandal from a former UNC Baseball player

I played baseball at UNC during the time of this academic scandal and took an AFAM course, albeit a normal one, where attendance and work were required. I was a low-rung player in a non-revenue sports program, but I hung in the same circles as a lot higher-profile UNC athletes. Never once did I hear about paper courses or this rampant academic fraud. (scroll down) (FOX Sports)

Tar Heels Prep For Virginia

After its 48-43 win over Georgia Tech last weekend, Carolina has a little more bounce in its step at practice this week. Head coach Larry Fedora doesn't like to see a lot of ups and downs in attitude from his players throughout the season, preferring that they stay consistent from week to week, win or lose - but he does think the team's confidence is a higher this week. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Basketballl Opens Exhibition Season Friday

UNC will play its first exhibition game of 2014-15 on Friday night against Fayetteville State. The Tar Heels and Broncos will take the opening tip just after 7:30 p.m. in the Smith Center. The game won't be televised or available on radio via the Tar Heel Sports Network, but it will be streamed live, exclusively on GoHeels.com for GoHeels TV subscribers. (GoHeels.com)

Carolina Rundown: October 23

Tyler Zeller had 11 points and nine rebounds. Wayne Ellington also scored 11. John Henson had five points and eight rebounds. Danny Green scored five. Ed David had four and four off the bench for the Lakers. Reggie Bullock and Tyler Hansbrough each had a bucket. Baseball America ranks UNC's freshman class sixth in the country and has some very kind words about the Diamond Heels. (GoHeels.com)

Sylvia Hatchell's back and Tar Heels are smiling

Sylvia Hatchell has begun her 40th season as a college basketball head coach and, given what she’s been through the last year, it may be her most satisfying preseason camp. The Naismith Hall of Fame head coach at North Carolina, Hatchell is coaching the Tar Heels again after missing last season while receiving treatments for leukemia. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Wainstein Report Q&A

Special investigator Kenneth Wainstein delivered his exhaustive report about academic fraud involving the African and Afro-American Studies Department at UNC on Wednesday. Here are some key questions and answers about the report and its implications: (Tar Heel Blog)

Impressions from Wainstein Wednesday

The biggest reason for trepidation if I'm a UNC fan is the possibility that Mark Emmert sees this as an opportunity to retake the moral high ground that has crumbled under the NCAA in recent years. He tried with Penn State. There are none of the complicating issues in Chapel Hill. Just 2 decades of thoroughly documented chicanery involving countless athletes and teams. (ABC 11)

UNCW Academic Advisor with ties to UNC scandal let go

A University of North Carolina Wilmington Athletic Academic Advisor, with ties to the UNC Chapel Hill academic scandal, was "separated" from the university Wednesday. Beth Bridger was named in the report released Wednesday as one of the advisors that pushed student athletes to take specially geared classes to keep them eligible to play. (WECT)

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