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UNC Player Profile – SF Cameron Johnson

2017 Role/Outlook: Cameron Johnson will likely start at wing in his first year at Carolina. His three-point shot will be important in providing a second option from Joel Berry. At 6-7, Johnson can also help the Tar Heels with his perimeter defense. Best case scenario: Johnson challenges Berry as UNC's leading scorer as the duo become a dynamic one-two offensive punch. (Carolina Blue)

Mitch Trubisky, Bears hope for agreement before rookies report Wednesday

In June, the Bears and Mitch Trubisky each downplayed the possibility that a contract impasse might keep the rookie quarterback from reporting to the start of training camp. But that scenario inched closer to reality Tuesday. Trubisky remained unsigned while rookies prepared to report to Halas Hall on Wednesday for a week of meetings and strength and conditioning work. (Chicago Tribune)

Toronto Raptors sign former North Carolina Tar Heels forward Kennedy Meeks

The Toronto Raptors signed forward Kennedy Meeks, the team announced Tuesday. Terms of the contract were not disclosed for Meeks, an undrafted free agent out of defending national champion North Carolina. The 6-foot-10, 277-pound Meeks played for the Raptors' NBA summer league team in Las Vegas, averaging 11.3 points and 5.5 rebounds over four games. (UPI)

Tyler Hansbrough Headed to China

Tyler Hansbrough has signed a deal to play for China's Guangzhou Lions, freelance reporter David Pick reports. Hansbrough spent last season with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the G-League. However, despite posting 17.6 points and 12.2 rebounds across 33.4 minutes per game, it appears that either NBA teams opted to pass on him or sent him low-ball offers. (CBS Sports)

Miami Heat's Wayne Ellington hoping to find stability in Miami

The stability of returning to the Miami Heat means that Wayne Ellington didn’t have to uproot his family after the birth of his first son, Wayne III, in March. He also didn’t have to leave behind a group of teammates he refers to as friends. “We’re not just teammates. We’re actually really friends. So to be able to come back here...I’ve got a family now, stability is huge.” (South Florida Sun-Sentinel)

Where Justin Jackson’s ‘keep his mouth shut and score 30’ mentality came from

The Sacramento Kings have quickly become enamored with Justin Jackson’s mature demeanor. He will loosen up with time, but the Kings love his approach to the game. “You see guys that rise above, and he’s one of those,” said Kings summer league coach Jason March. “You can trust him on the floor; he’s going to do the right thing, or try to do the right thing, every single time.” (Sacramento Bee)

Matt Harvey: I pitched through pain before telling Mets' docs

A few weeks ago, Mets pitcher Matt Harvey returned home to Connecticut and watched his nieces and nephew toss around a baseball. His dad quickly shouted from a distance: "Don't throw it," Harvey recalled, still in the middle of recovering from a stress injury to the scapula bone in his throwing shoulder. There were no such objections on Monday afternoon. (NJ.com)

Inexperienced offense means big burden for UNC’s defense

Thanks to a talented offense, North Carolina managed to win six games in 2014 despite having one of the worst defenses in program history. With numerous offensive stars lost from last season, that will be far from the case this year. A Tar Heels defense that showed progress last season while also having its struggles at times will have to be the team’s strength. (Raleigh & Company)

Jerry Stackhouse Stars in New G-League Commercial

The G-League, Gatorade’s new partnership with the NBA, tips off on November 3. Ahead of that, the League put together its first-ever marketing campaign. Watch the video above to see Jerry Stackhouse, head coach of the reigning champion Raptors 905, show the hard work and determination it takes to be great in the G-League. (SLAM Online)

Get ready for more uncertainty in the ACC's Coastal Division

As for UNC, which won the Coastal in 2015 and finished tied for second last year, the Tar Heels will have significant personnel losses that include quarterback Mitch Trubisky — the No. 2 overall pick in the NFL draft — receivers Mack Hollins and Ryan Switzer, and top tailbacks Elijah Hood and T.J. Logan. "In all my years of running this offense, I've never experienced this," Fedora said. (Associated Press)

Video: Larry Fedora breaks down Tecmo Bowl

NC State's Jaylen Samuels plays as Bo Jackson, while North Carolina's Larry Fedora and Duke's David Cutcliffe break down the passing game in the Nintendo classic. View Video...

Andrew DiBitetto Named UNC Men's Golf Head Coach

Andrew DiBitetto is the new head men's golf coach at UNC, director of athletics Bubba Cunningham announced Tuesday. DiBitetto was an honorable mention All-America golfer at Charlotte, where he finished ninth in the 2007 NCAA Championship, and has coached collegiately for nine seasons, including the last six as assistant and associate head coach at UNC. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Returning Player Profile – SF Theo Pinson

The return of seniors Joel Berry II and Theo Pinson along with the development of young players have UNC fans hopeful. As one of two contributing seniors and a returning starter, Pinson is expected to be a leader. He will start at either small forward or shooting guard. In either position, Pinson will likely be among the leaders on the team in assists, steals and rebounds. (Carolina Blue)

UNC School of Nursing awarded $2M grant

The UNC School of Nursing is delighted to announce new HRSA grant funding in the amount of $1,997,082* over four years to support a key program developed and directed by Associate Professor Shielda Rodgers entitled Meeting Educational Needs Through Optimization of Retention Strategies for Students, or MENTORS. (UNC.edu)

Astros prospect Colin Moran shines in AAA All-Star Game

Derek Fisher, Max Stassi and Colin Moran each served as Fresno's representatives for the Pacific Coast League in a 6-4 victory over the International League, and Moran got the scoring initiated for PCL. Moran hit a solo homer in the bottom of the second inning off of righthanded Phillies prospect Tom Eshelman, tying the game at one. (Houston Chronicle)

Why UNC will pay more for campus athletics upgrade

A $55 million plan to replace UNC’s soccer/lacrosse stadium and build the football team a bigger practice complex has seen its price tag rise more than 22 percent, because of design changes and a hotter-than-it-has-been construction market. The bill for Fetzer Field’s successor and the football team’s new indoor/outdoor practice fields is now expected to approach $67.4 million. (Durham Herald-Sun)

North Carolina Baseball Season Review

Led by consensus All-Americans and first-round MLB Draft selections J.B. Bukauskas and Logan Warmoth, the Tar Heels re-established themselves as one of the powerhouse programs in college baseball. Joining Bukauskas and Warmoth as All-Americans were Brian Miller and Josh Hiatt, and that foursome shares the team's S.H. Basnight MVP Awards. (GoHeels.com)

ACC basketball off-season report: Power Rankings, burning questions

3. North Carolina: All eyes will be on Joel Berry II to lead the offense. The reigning champions will look a lot different next year, mainly in that they will be a lot smaller and will need to rely on a different primary way to win. NCAA tournament hero and 6’8” forward Luke Maye figures to have a larger role in 2017–18, and the Tar Heels will need him to emerge as a reliable option. (Sports Illustrated)

3 reasons why Malik Carney will be a force along UNC’s line in 2017

Before the second week of October, North Carolina will play five game against Power Five programs. Junior defensive end Malik Carney and North Carolina’s defense will have to get stops and make plays to help support an offense that’s breaking in a bunch of new players. Carney showcased his ability to be a destructive force as a redshirt sophomore in 2016. (ACC Sports Journal)

Austin Proehl Named To Wuerffel Trophy Watch List

The Wuerffel Trophy announced its watch list of 109 players from the Football Bowl Subdivision Tuesday, and UNC senior Austin Proehl is among the candidates. A recipient of the ACC Top Six Award for Service in 2016, Proehl is an active member of the Chapel Hill community. Before every home football game, he visits the UNC Children's Hospital. (GoHeels.com)

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