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Baseball Series Recap: NC State

North Carolina took two games from NC State over the weekend before dropping the Sunday finale. The series highlighted the strengths of Carolina's pitching staff as they allowed only nine runs over the entire weekend. Zac Gallen threw a complete game and allowed only one hit with five strike outs to lead Carolina over the Wolfpack on Friday. (Tar Heel Blog)

A Good Professor Is an Exhausted Professor

In higher-ed parlance the herculean act of teaching eight courses per year is what’s known as “a 4-4 load” or, alternatively, a “metric ass-ton” of classroom time. And yet a new bill currently under consideration in the North Carolina General Assembly would require every professor in the state’s public university system to do just that. The results would be catastrophic for North Carolina’s major research universities. (Slate)

Warriors' Harrison Barnes turns down invitation to prom in the nicest way possible

The latest athlete to get invited to prom is Golden State Warriors swingman Harrison Barnes who turned down the offer to rent a tux, buy a corsage and arrange fancy transportation to hang out with some high schoolers for a magical evening. Why would Barnes down the invite from a nice young woman? (FanSided)

Remember Ty Lawson Hitting NBA Record 10 Three-Pointers In A Row (video)

April 10, 2011: Denver Nuggets guard Ty Lawson breaks an NBA record with 10 straight three-pointers made without a miss. Lawson started to heat up in the second quarter with the Nuggest up six points on the Minnesota Timberwolves. He hit all 10 three-pointers by the end of the third quarter, when his team led by over 30. (The Post Game)

UNC's new-look defense still a work in progress

The final scrimmage of the spring for North Carolina came on a high school field two hours from the Tar Heels’ campus, a temporary adjustment while renovations remain ongoing at Kenan Stadium. But as massive offseason projects go, the upheaval at the stadium is nothing compared to the rebuilding job on defense for UNC. (ESPN.com)

This Week With Mike Fox

Inside Carolina talked with head coach Mike Fox after his team’s series victory over the Wolfpack. The Diamond Heels are 22-14 (9-9 ACC) and host High Point and Asheville in mid-week games before facing Virginia Tech this weekend at Boshamer Stadium. "Two great starts for us. Certainly ones that we needed. Zac's complete game was the first of our season." (Inside Carolina)

UNC Alumni Bike from Florida to Alaska

About 2,500 miles into a 9,000 mile bike tour from the Florida Keys to northern Alaska, UNC alumni Rachel Burns, Brady Lawrence and Reese Wells have encountered open roads, ghost towns and a rogue bison. The graduates and three others are using the Keys to Freeze tour to raise awareness and money for the National Parks Conservation Association. (Daily Tar Heel)

The Coach and the Kid

Dean Smith, who died Feb. 7, was a great coach, no doubt about it, but on that day he was so much more than a coach. If you could have seen him with that kid, arm around him, pulling him close, you’d know that Dean Smith saw in Matt Shelor more grit than ought to be legal in one kid. Did they hit it off? Please. You see, Dean leaned in. Always, Dean Smith leaned in. (UNC General Alumni Association)

Season in review: Justin Jackson

In the second half of the 2014-2015 season, Tar Heel fans were able to see the true potential of freshman Justin Jackson. Closing out the regular season and into the ACC Tournament, the 6-foot-8 Texas native scored double figures in eight straight games, If you take out the loss to Notre Dame in the ACC final, Jackson scored double figures in eleven straight games to close out the season. (Carolina Blue)

How Michael Jordan became the face of Nike

Without Sonny Vaccaro, Michael Jordan would still be Michael Jordan, but would he be Michael Jordan, father of Nike’s Air Jordan brand and billionaire? Probably not. A new ESPN “30 for 30? documentary airing on Thursday night shows just how Vaccaro became the godfather of sneakers, operating in “the gray areas” of college basketball as the multibillion-dollar athletic shoe industry blossomed. (Washington Post)

UNC defense makes strides in final spring scrimmage

North Carolina’s defense got the upper hand in the final football scrimmage of spring practice, which was held Saturday. How much of that had to do with improvements made under new defensive coordinator Gene Chizik and how much had to do with starting quarterback Marquise Williams being sidelined with a hip injury is up for interpretation. (Wilmington Star News)

Danny Green breaks Spurs' single-season team mark for 3s

Danny Green drilled his 191st 3-pointer of the season early in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s home game with Phoenix, breaking Chuck Person’s single-season club record. Person originally set the mark in 1995-96, in the midst of a short experiment by the NBA with a shorter 3-point line. Green now has two of the top three single-season totals in club history, including 177 in 2012-13. (San Antonio Express-News)

No. 22 Carolina Falls To NC State In Series Finale, 6-3

Preston Palmeiro drove in two runs and Ryne Willard scored twice as NC State topped No. 22 North Carolina 6-3 Sunday at Boshamer Stadium. Trent Thornton matched a career high with 10 strikeouts in six innings of relief but the Tar Heels were unable to rally against the Wolfpack. Joe Dudek had three hits to lead UNC, which opens another five-game week Tuesday against High Point. (GoHeels.com)

Emotions boil on both sides as Tar Heels squeak past Wolfpack in 10th inning

North Carolina freshman third baseman Zack Gahagan was part of a walkoff situation for the first time in his baseball career, in his second game against North Carolina State. He said the rivalry “has hit me hard.” So after Gahagan was hit by a pitch in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Tar Heels a 3-2 victory in Saturday night’s second game of a three-game Atlantic Coast Conference series at Boshamer Stadium, he figured he has this rivalry figured out. (Burlington Times-News)

Yankees' Adam Warren makes strong 1st impression vs. Boston Red Sox

Not a bad first impression. Yankees starting pitcher Adam Warren gave his club a stellar outing Saturday against the Red Sox at Yankee Stadium Saturday afternoon. But when he left, he was trailing. And though he shared some of the blame, the Yankees would take that type of performance from any of their starters right now. Perhaps most especially from Warren. (NJ.com)

UNC grads provide college counseling to underserved communities

The dedication Simpson and advisers like her have shown has produced results, as college enrollment rates in the program’s partner schools are 10-11% higher than in comparison schools, according to Ashley Memory, UNC’s senior assistant director of admissions. (USA Today)

Toronto Blue Jays’ Prospect Chaz Frank is an Excellent Role Player

Every baseball team has role players; guys who can come in and fill numerous roles adequately. Outfielder Chaz Frank definitely prides himself on being just that kind of guy. While mastering the lost arts of bunting for base hits and being an effective base runner, the young outfielder was one of the Lansing Lugnuts’ most exciting players to watch last season. (Baseball Essential)

Video: UNC-NC State Baseball Game 2 Highlights

Zack Gahagan was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 10th to force in the deciding run as No. 22 North Carolina secure a series win with a 3-2 victory over NC State Saturday night at Boshamer Stadium. View Video...

Video: UNC Football Spring Scrimmage Highlights & Interviews

The Tar Heels capped off spring practice with the final scrimmage of the spring at Rocky River high school in Charlotte, N.C. on Saturday, April 12th. Both head coach Larry Fedora and senior linebacker Jeff Schoettmer are pleased with the progress the defense has made so far installing the new 4-3 scheme. View Video...

No. 22 Carolina Edges NC State 3-2 In Ten Innings

Zack Gahagan was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 10th to force in the deciding run as No. 22 North Carolina secure a series win with a 3-2 victory over NC State Saturday night at Boshamer Stadium. Tommy DeJuneas walked the bases loaded before hitting Gahagan with an 0-1 fastball to score Skye Bolt from third, giving the Tar Heels their fifth straight win. (GoHeels.com)

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