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Running Back Ty'Son Williams could play in 2015

UNC has plenty of depth at running back heading into the 2015 season, so one would assume that redshirting true freshman early enrollee Ty'Son Williams would be a luxury the Tar Heels coaches could afford. While on paper, that certainly is the case, it may not be that easy. During last Saturday's spring scrimmage in Charlotte, Williams showed that he's physically ready to carry the football. (Carolina Blue)

Reilly Hovis Undergoes Tommy John Surgery

UNC junior right-hander Reilly Hovis underwent Tommy John surgery Tuesday morning and will miss the remainder of the 2015 season. The surgery was performed by Dr. James Andrews. Hovis, who made just two appearances in 2015, was a first-team All-ACC relief pitcher for UNC last season. The Gastonia, native won a team-best nine games and saved six as a sophomore in 2014. (GoHeels.com)

Carolina-UNC Asheville Canceled Due To Rain

Wednesday's baseball game between No. 18 North Carolina and UNC Asheville has been canceled due to heavy rain in the forecast. No makeup date has been announced. Carolina will travel to Blacksburg for a three-game ACC series against Virginia Tech beginning Friday at 5:30 p.m. at English Field. (GoHeels.com)

Player Review: Theo Pinson

Theo Pinson arrived on campus as part of a three man recruiting class that was believed to fill in some of the missing production (i.e. perimeter shooting) from the 2014 season. It didn't quite pan out that way until the final quarter of the schedule. Pinson was seen in the mold of defensive stopper and rebounder who has some offensive capability. Then the injury bug bit. (Tar Heel Blog)

Video: UNC baseball's rain delay antics

During a rain delay against High Point on Tuesday, April 15th the Tar Heels and Panthers competed in a series of impromptu war games. Many good bananas were lost. View Video...

Ranking the ACC's Football Coaching Jobs in 2015

6: North Carolina - As far as location, recruiting base, stadium, facilities and brand power, UNC is on par with most conference foes. However, the fans can be fickle (and obsessed with the round ball) and there is little track record of high-level success. This is a program that should be winning 8-9 games every season with the many advantages it boasts. (Athlon Sports)

Bobbi Owen still under disciplinary review

Bobbi Owen said she wants to be known as a professor of dramatic art. But she’s also one of the key figures implicated in UNC’s athletic-academic scandal, according to the findings of Kenneth Wainstein’s independent investigation. Owen, who served as senior associate dean for undergraduate education from 2005 to 2014, had some knowledge of the paper class scheme. (Daily Tar Heel)

For Bob Gersten, 94, It's Always a Good Day for a Walk

Bob Gersten ’42 has enough memories for several lifetimes, and while he likes to reminisce, at 94 years old he also likes to live in the here and now — and plan for the future. Gersten, the oldest living former UNC baseball and basketball player, hosted the inaugural “Walk for Health” Saturday, where about 75 people walked the mile from the tennis courts behind Cobb dorm to the parking lot of the UNC System’s headquarters on Raleigh Road. (UNC General Alumni Association)

Franklin Street business owners fear panhandlers deter customers

As panhandling persists on Franklin Street, businesses are worried about the effects the practice will have on customers and sales. “If there are two dining options, and one dining option you have to walk through a sea of panhandlers, you’re going to decide on the other option,” Sup Dogs owner Bret Oliverio said. (Daily Tar Heel)

Video: Glimpse of new football uniform

In the second video of North Carolina and Nike's #OURBLUE campaign, more of the new Tar Heel football uniform is revealed. As designers from Nike discuss the Carolina shade of blue as an "integral part of their identity," the color and basic design of the new uniform can be seen in the background. The full reveal is expect on Monday, April 20th. (Carolina Blue)

Changing and denying shots, John Henson protecting paint for Bucks

With 2.02 blocks per game, John Henson is sixth in the NBA. If you look at blocks per 48 minutes, Henson is at the top of the league. Henson's ability to block and alter shots gives him one of the best defensive ratings in the NBA. He allows an estimated 98 points per 100 possessions, which would rank sixth in the league. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

Wayne Ellington Exit Interview 2014-15

Wayne Ellington averaged 10 points and 3.2 assists, while shooting 41 percent from the field and 37 percent on 3-pointers in 65 games before he separated his right shoulder on April 1, ending his season. “I’m feeling a lot better. It’s getting better every day. I was very sore for about a week. It’s not something I’m worried about. It happens a lot in sports.” (NBA.com)

UNC a title contender in 2015-16, but NCAA threat remains

Even with J.P. Tokoto's exit, the Tar Heels are expected to be one of the top national title contenders in 2015-16, likely moving ahead of ACC counterpart Virginia following its loss of Justin Anderson. The absence of Tokoto creates an opening for the Theo Pinson (or possibly Brandon Ingram) to emerge. The NCAA's handling of an academic scandal at the school will also be a storyline to follow. (Fayetteville Observer)

Warriors’ Harrison Barnes still looking for consistency as playoffs arrive

Harrison Barnes is both scintillating yet frustrating as a third-year pro with the Golden State Warriors. He’s both one of the Warriors’ most talented players yet he’s never found the kind of constant production to see his game blossom into the makings of a top-tier small forward in the NBA. You see pure physical ability and realize that he can be more than just an league average player at his position. (Eureka Times Standard)

ECU's Jeff Lebo takes Dean Smith up on posthumous dinner offer

When people reel off names of players coached by Dean Smith, Jeff Lebo probably isn’t high on the list. Smith had a major impact on Lebo, however. Lebo played under Smith at North Carolina from 1985-89 and is now the men's head coach at East Carolina. When Lebo received his $200 check from Smith’s trust after Smith's death last month, he did exactly what he was supposed to do — he went out for dinner. (Sporting News)

No. 18 Tar Heels Top High Point, 1-0

Hunter Williams won his fourth start in a row and Korey Dunbar's RBI double in the second provided the lone run of the game as No. 18 North Carolina beat visiting High Point 1-0 in six innings Tuesday night at Boshamer Stadium. Williams struck out seven and allowed just three hits in a six-inning shutout, with torrential rain ending the game after a 70-minute delay. (GoHeels.com)

Six Tar Heels Named To 2015 World Cup Team

With 55 days until the USA's opening match of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, U.S. Women's National Team head coach Jill Ellis has named the 23 players who will represent the United States on women's soccer's grandest stage Tuesday. Six former University of North Carolina Tar Heels have been named to the team - the most from any university program. (GoHeels.com)

Reforming college hoops with baby-blues brothers

There must be something to all of the talk about the North Carolina basketball brotherhood, because the NCAA at anytime could decide to keep the Tar Heels out of the upcoming Big Dance, yet there hasn't been a peep about jumping ship from UNC forward Brice Johnson and his point guard, Marcus Paige. The architect of the brotherhood was former UNC coach Dean Smith. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Bid To Golf With Roy Williams To Beat Cancer

Roy Williams is among 10 elite NCAA men’s basketball coaches taking part in an auction to raise money for the American Cancer Society. The online auction is open to the public. Auction winners and their guests will spend time with their favorite coach at a private dinner and golf outing at the prestigious Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., on Sunday, May 31 and Monday, June 1, 2015. (GoHeels.com)

Video: UNC to reveal new uniform design and color?

On Monday, North Carolina and Nike hinted at a new Tar Heel football jersey design reveal. It is expect to drop on April 20th. In a video put up by the UNC Athletic Department entitled #OURBLUE - Love, designers at Nike talk about the inspiration for the new jersey while glimpses of the uniform can be seen in the background. (Carolina Blue)

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