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Tar Heels will have different look next season without Tony Bradley

Tony Bradley’s decision to stay in the NBA draft was somewhat unexpected considering that the freshman center is projected as a marginal first rounder. But it didn’t take Roy Williams by surprise. UNC's coach knew Bradley’s departure was possible after the young player said he planned to explore his options in the aftermath of last month’s national championship. (North State Journal)

Chansky’s Notebook: Tony Bradley, Tar Heels Bucking Odds

In many ways, Tony Bradley’s decision to remain in the NBA draft is a head-scratcher. Even if one team he worked out for promised to draft him in the first round, there is no guarantee. If Bradley isn’t drafted in the first round, he must make the roster of the team that picks him in the second. And if he makes a roster, there is precious little practice time in the NBA. (Chapelboro.com)

UNC maintains NCAA overreach in latest NCAA response

UNC maintained its stance on NCAA overreach in their most recent response to a third Notice of Allegations stemming from a years-long academic scandal. According to the university, new bylaws passed by the NCAA in August 2016 that expand the association's reach into academics, should not apply to this case in which the infractions occurred before the regulatory changes. (WRAL Sports Fan)

UNC releases response to NCAA’s third notice of allegations

UNC has released its response (View PDF Document) to the NCAA’s third notice of allegations resulting from the joint investigation of past academic irregularities. “Our reply to each allegation is based on the NCAA’s constitution and member-adopted bylaws. We expect the Committee on Infractions to consistently apply those bylaws as the case moves forward.” (UNC.edu)

Larry Fedora's Contract Formally Extended Through 2022

UNC head football coach Larry Fedora's contract was approved Thursday by the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees, extending his deal though the 2022 season. “We are pleased that the Board of Trustees has approved the terms of Coach Fedora's contract, which will allow him to continue our football program's success into the next decade,” said UNC AD Bubba Cunningham. (GoHeels.com)

Checking in on the new Tar Heels in NFL Training Camp

As the North Carolina Sports calendar begins to wind down for the summer (but go Diamond Heels!), the football grad transfers start arriving, and Tony Bradley’s plans for next season have, however bittersweetly, become clear, the six Tar Heels in the 2017 NFL draft class are starting to report to camp. Here’s some of the early news on how they’re doing: (Tar Heel Blog)

Hayley Carter Stunned in First Round of NCAA Women’s Singles Tournament, Daavettila Advances

Hayley Carter has spent her time carving out a case as the best player to ever come through the UNC women's tennis program. After finishing as the national runner-up last season, Carter has carried the No. 2 ranking for most of this season–as she also set a new ACC record with 168 career singles victories. Unfortunately, Carter’s career came to an end Wednesday. (Chapelboro.com)

Lucas: Championship Perks

Theo Pinson has already received some of the best spoils of winning the 2017 national championship. He watched One Shining Moment on the podium with his team at University of Phoenix Stadium. He cut the net. He celebrated with thousands of Tar Heel fans at the Smith Center. But there's one more benefit he's eagerly awaiting: this summer's pickup games with Tar Heel basketball alums. (GoHeels.com)

Which teams won and lost after early draft decisions?

Roy Williams expected to have Tony Bradley in the middle this season. Now, after Bradley's decision to leave Chapel Hill after his freshman season, Williams might be forced to go with a pair of unproven big men: Garrison Brooks and Brandon Huffman. Williams isn't the only coach from last year's Final Four who took a major hit. Oregon lost four players early to the NBA. (ESPN.com)

Tar Heels Ranked Third In Final ITA Poll

The UNC men's tennis team is ranked third in the final ITA poll of the season, the highest in program history. The ITA announced the season-ending poll on Wednesday. ACC teams occupy the top three spots, with NCAA champion and ACC champion Virginia at No. 1, Wake Forest at No. 2 and UNC No. 3. North Carolina ranked No. 2 in the final USTA national poll. (GoHeels.com)

Ryan Switzer makes quick first impression with Cowboys

A hamstring strain kept Dallas Cowboys receiver Cole Beasley from taking part in Wednesday’s session of organized team activities. Early on in the workout, Lucky Whitehead suffered a similar injury and headed to the locker room. As a result, Ryan Switzer received a lot of work in the slot, and the fourth-round pick did not disappoint. (ESPN.com)

Roy Williams, Tony Bradley Discuss Bradley's NBA Decision

“Even though I only played one year it feels like I've been part of the UNC program for a lot longer and I will be a Tar Heel forever,” Tony Bradley said. UNC coach Roy Williams added, "We will continue to help him develop as a player and support him fully as he reaches his dream of playing professional basketball. We will enjoy watching him play for a long time to come.” (GoHeels.com)

Tony Bradley Comfortable with NBA Decision

Tony Bradley accomplished a good amount during his only season at North Carolina. He was often the first big-man off Roy Williams's bench and played key minutes during the Tar Heels's national championship run. Now, he's ready for the next step. Bradley is foregoing his final three years of college eligibility, signing with an agent and remaining in the NBA Draft. (Inside Carolina)

Ex-UNC star Rashad McCants says relationship with school, coach Roy Williams no longer exists

Former UNC basketball star Rashad McCants says he has no relationship with UNC or coach Roy Williams - and that isn’t likely to change anytime soon. In 2014, McCants alleged that the university kept him eligible through fake classes and minimal attendance, and he said his former coach was complicit with the scheme. Williams has denied any wrongdoing. (Charlotte Observer)

After winning all 10 of its ACC series, UNC baseball team enters the ACC Championship red hot

The No. 2 North Carolina baseball team enters this week’s 2017 ACC Championship with plenty of momentum. The Coastal Division-champion Tar Heels (44-11, 23-7 ACC) will begin play on Wednesday. Here’s everything to know from an eventful week leading up to North Carolina’s postseason-play opener. This year’s ACC Championship format has been totally redesigned. (Daily Tar Heel)

What Tony Bradley’s NBA decision means for North Carolina next season

Tony Bradley’s departure could be great news for Garrison Brooks and Brandon Huffman. Roy Williams will need to rely on his freshmen bigs a bit more than he probably would have otherwise. Carolina nearly didn’t get Brooks after he originally committed to playing at Mississippi State, but his late change of heart ended up being incredibly valuable for the Tar Heels. (Tar Heel Blog)

Four Tar Heels Named To USILA All-America Team

Four members of the UNC men's lacrosse team were named Wednesday to the All-America Teams named by the U.S. Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association. Tar Heel selections include senior defenseman Austin Pifani, who was named to the first-team All-America squad. Junior defenseman Chris Cloutier was tapped for the third-team All-America squad. (GoHeels.com)

Chansky’s Notebook: Let The Good Times Roll

Tar Heel baseball is back in an old, familiar position. Before UNC had its historic run of reaching six College World Series in eight seasons, it seemed next to impossible to make it to Omaha to play for the national championship. UNC had done it only a handful of times all those years before Mike Fox took over as head coach. Then they got good enough to figure it out. (Chapelboro.com)

Brooklyn Decker Takes Her UNC Basketball Seriously

When you’re a UNC fan, and the Tar Heels are playing in the NCAA national championship game, you order food and put on your Carolina blue and turn up the volume on your TV. You do this because you’re from North Carolina, and because one time you dressed your English bulldog in a UNC onesie. You do this if you’re actress Brooklyn Decker, because that’s what UNC fans do. (Charlotte Magazine)

Athlon's ACC Football 2017 Preseason All-Conference Team

Athlon Sports' 2017 all-ACC football team is largely based on predicting and projecting the best for the upcoming year. North Carolina: Offensive Lineman Bentley Spain, 2nd Team Offense; Defensive Lineman Aaron Crawford, 4th Team Defense; Linebacker Andre Smith, 4th Team Defense; Safety Donnie Miles, 4th Team Defense; Punter Tom Sheldon, 2nd Team Specialist; (Athlon Sports)

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