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Despite draft status, Tokoto, Lacey face similar NBA challenge

J.P. Tokoto was taken by the Philadelphia 76ers with the third-to-last pick of the NBA draft last Thursday. Trevor Lacey was left out in the cold after being passed over — twice — by all 30 teams. Given those results, it would be easy to proclaim that Tokoto’s gamble of giving up his final season of eligibility at UNC paid off while a similar decision by Lacey to leave N.C. State early came up snake eyes. (Wilmington Star News)

World Cup Final Next For Six Tar Heels As U.S. Eliminates Germany

The U.S. Women's National Team downed FIFA No.1-ranked Germany 2-0 at Olympic Stadium Tuesday to advance to the Final of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. Six former Tar Heel players will be in uniform Sunday in Vancouver, British Columbia when the U.S. faces either England or Japan in the final. All six Tar Heels will seek their first World Cup rings Sunday. (GoHeels.com)

Former Tar Heel Stu Holt Joins Appalachian State Coaching Staff

South Florida special teams coordinator and tight ends coach Stu Holt is no longer on the South Florida Bulls’ coaching staff and is expected to join the Appalachian State staff, according to a source. After playing as a long snapper for North Carolina from 1991 to ’95, Holt joined the coaching ranks in ’96 as the linebackers and special teams coach at Norwich University in Vermont. (Sports Illustrated)

Ex-UNC guard Jessica Washington will transfer to Kansas

Kansas has added North Carolina transfer guard Jessica Washington. Washington spent two seasons with the Tar Heels. She will sit out next season and have two years of eligibility remaining. Washington averaged 7.3 points and 2.4 rebounds in 18.3 minutes per game as a sophomore. She announced in May she was leaving in pursuit of more playing time in what UNC called a mutual decision. (ESPN.com)

Film Room: Elijah Hood

The Inside Carolina staff convened to review and discuss the film from UNC's final spring football scrimmage. In this segment, beat writer Greg Barnes and Xs and Os analyst Jason Staples discuss a play by running back Elijah Hood. (Inside Carolina)

Tyler Zeller discusses NBA, Summer Pickup Games, UNC Career

Former Tar Heel Tyler Zeller has been in Chapel Hill and a regular participant in the UNC alumni-player games" "We had (UNC) camp week. So I was able to come up and play in some of those (pick-up games)," Zeller told CarolinaBlue. "Having a lot of the past guys back that I played with or played against in college, it was good to see them. Its been a lot of fun being able to play." (Carolina Blue)

Video: J.P. Tokoto Introduced By The Philadelphia 76ers

After a successful three-year stint in Chapel Hill, former North Carolina high-flyer J.P. Tokoto has landed in Philadelphia with the 76ers. Tokoto was selected 58th overall in the 2015 NBA Draft and talks about what he brings to the team in his introductory press conference. View Video...

Jerry Stackhouse To Join Toronto Raptors Coaching Staff

Former NBA star Jerry Stackhouse is nearing a deal that will make him the newest assistant on Dwane Casey’s coaching staff, according to multiple reports. The Raptors have been rumoured to be looking for a former NBA player to fill one of their vacant assistant coaching jobs—something they didn’t have behind the bench last season—and Stackhouse, an 18 year-vet and two-time All-Star, certainly fits the bill. (SportsNet.ca)

Meet The Heels Set For August 8th

The 2015 North Carolina football team will host the annual "Meet The Heels" day on Saturday, August 8, at the Eddie Smith Field House from 4-6 p.m. As in the past, the team will be divided into two different time slots with the offensive and defensive players splitting time equally. More details, including a Carolina Kids Club event, and other details about parking, concessions and other activities at Meet The Heels will be available in the next few weeks. (GoHeels.com)

Reliever Mike Morin on rehab assignment in Salt Lake as he nears return to Angels

Mike Morin is counting the days. “Thirty-five days feels like a long time,” he said. The right-hander last threw for the Angels on May 23, before succumbing to a left oblique strain, interrupting what had been a sometimes-challenging sophomore season after Morin had established himself as a solid option out of the bullpen a year ago. (Orange County Register)

Kings coach George Karl eager to get back in gym amid DeMarcus Cousins speculation

When Kings coach George Karl missed Saturday’s introductory news conference for draft pick Willie Cauley-Stein, it could have been viewed as sign of tension between Karl and the front office over the coach’s relationship with All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins. (Sacramento Bee)

A look at 1993 UNC basketball

Dean Smith never revealed who his favorite this or that was, they were all in the same place in his heart and mind, or so he at least always wore that hat. While many UNC fans and observers believe if pressed Smith would have admitted Phil Ford was his favorite player he coached, it wouldn't be far-fetched to imagine the 1992-93 Tar Heels as his favorite team. In a sense, they were the consummate Smith club. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Harrison Barnes Holds Court in Twitter Live Chat

Harrison Barnes can't help but smile when he's asked about the feeling of being an NBA champion. Can you blame him? Life is good for the 23-year-old, and he gave fans an inside glimpse into his life Thursday during a Twitter Q&A. (Red Bull)

Remembering Chancellor William Aycock

A memorial was held on Friday afternoon for William B. Aycock. Aycock served as Chancellor at UNC from 1957 – 1964 and was a faculty member at the School of Law before and after his time as Chancellor. Overall, Aycock served the University of North Carolina for nearly 40 years, from his first faculty appointment at the school of law in 1948 until his retirement in 1985. (Chapelboro.com)

Kennedy Meeks' continued weight loss

On Monday night, UNC junior center Kennedy Meeks posted a digital scale reading of 260.30 on his personal instagram account with the caption "P.R.O.G.R.E.S.S keep reaching my goals!!". The 6-foot-9 Charlotte native was listed at 270 pounds on the 2014-2015 UNC roster. As a sophomore last season Meeks played in 37 games, averaging 23.3 minutes, 11.4 points, and 7.3 points per game. He shot 56.2% from the field. (Carolina Blue)

Yankees send RHP Adam Warren to bullpen after 14-game stint in rotation

For the month of June, Adam Warren has arguably been the New York Yankees' most reliable starting pitcher. However, he will start July out of the starting rotation and back in the bullpen. Warren was informed by the Yankees following their 4-1 loss to the Los Angeles Angels that he would not make his scheduled start Wednesday, but would instead report back to the bullpen, where he is likely to work as the setup man. (ESPN.com)

2 famous Tar Heels helped UNC pick trademark argyle

When North Carolina in April unveiled its uniform redesign in all sports, it did so with an emphasis on argyle, which has become nearly as signature a feature on the Tar Heels’ men’s basketball uniforms as the Carolina blue color itself. Now the argyle is going mainstream – or at least more than it has been. (Charlotte Observer)

Video: 1-on-1 with Justin Jackson

Justin Jackson's offseason work continued this week at the Nike Basketball Academy. Inside Carolina caught up with him between sessions. (Inside Carolina)

My Carolina Experience: Greg Ellis

Through the 1996 season, Greg Ellis’s junior year as a All-ACC and All-America defensive end, the Tar Heels were 35-8-1 in Kenan Stadium in the 1990s, including 5-0 in ’96. They would win five of six at home in 1997 and notch back-to-back Top 10 finishes in 1996-97. The defense that Ellis was a part of limited opponents to an average of 217 yards and 11.5 points a game over two seasons. (GoHeels.com)

Former UNC DE Greg Ellis focused on the big screen

For two decades, football was life for former UNC defensive end Greg Ellis. "That's the challenge when you get off football," said Ellis. "All of a sudden, it's over." Always wanting to inspire, Ellis believed the best way to motivate was through entertainment. That led to his next venture, CEO of Play Now Enterprises and perhaps his biggest undertaking, a major motion picture. (WRAL Sports Fan)

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