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Audio: Ryan Switzer on Wes Welker Comparisons, NFL Combine, Barry Switzer

Former UNC receiver and return man Ryan Switzer recently joined the David Glenn Show for a pre-NFL Draft visit. Switzer has drawn comparisons to former NFL star Wes Welker, but does he agree with those comparisons? Among other topics discussed were the NFL Combine psych test’s outrageous questions and his possible relation to the legendary Barry Switzer. (ACC Sports Journal)

Next North Carolina QB has giant shoes to fill

Three scholarship quarterbacks battled for UNC's starting job throughout the spring in what remains an unsettled competition. In addition, that trio of sophomore Nathan Elliott and redshirt freshmen Chazz Surratt and Logan Byrd will be joined by LSU transfer Brandon Harris this summer. The race will continue, possibly until the team’s Sept. 2 opener against California. (FanRag Sports)

Chansky’s Notebook: Right Team Needed for Mitch Trubisky

Maybe Mitch Trubisky should not get drafted in the top 10. How many hot shot college quarterbacks do you recall getting a second chance after flaming out as a high NFL draft pick? There are more who don’t come to mind, such as Mark Sanchez and promising prospect from long ago Ryan Leaf. That’s why I am hoping UNC’s Trubisky ends up with the right team. (Chapelboro.com)

8-year-old battling illness signs with UNC cross country team

The cross country team at the University of North Carolina drafted its youngest member Tuesday. Eight-year-old Yash Krishnan has visited with the cross country team and he’s already considered an asset. On Monday, his special signing day, he officially became a Tar Heel. For Kirshnan, it was a dream come true and an opportunity to take his mind off his rare illness. (WRAL.com)

Takeaways from the UNC-NC State baseball weekend that was

At 29-7, 14-4 in the ACC, North Carolina is now ranked third in the Baseball America Top 25 and has a four-game lead on Virginia in the Coastal Division. The Tar Heels go on the road next weekend at Pittsburgh, the first of their four remaining league series, which include home sets against Clemson and struggling Duke sandwiched around a visit to Virginia Tech. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Lucas: Family Dinner

This is the event that used to be known as the team banquet. This was family, the ones who make you laugh moments after they make you cry. Tuesday night, no one wanted to leave. Tere was Nate Britt looking at Roy Williams and saying, “I never got to meet Coach Smith. But I can only imagine how happy he is with the job you’ve done with this program.” (GoHeels.com)

Awards Handed Out At UNC's Annual Basketball Banquet

Justin Jackson, the 18th consensus first-team All-America in UNC history, and the third Tar Heel to win ACC Player of the Year and win an NCAA title in the same year, received the 2017 Dean Smith Most Valuable Player Award at the annual awards ceremony held on Tuesday at the Carolina Inn. Junior point guard Joel Berry II was named the team’s captain (John Lotz Award). (GoHeels.com)

Hubert Davis on Roy Williams

"I don't think he cares about his legacy," Hubert Davis said of Roy Williams. "That goes from Coach Smith. He never talked about wins. It was all about preparation, the process, and continuing individually and as a team to do everything you can to put yourself in a position to succeed --- then the wins will take care of themselves. He is the greatest coach I have ever been around." (Carolina Blue)

Roy Williams, Larry Fedora To compete In Chick-fil-A Challenge

North Carolina Football Coach Larry Fedora and Basketball Coach Roy Williams will represent the Tar Heels in the 11th annual Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge charity golf tournament. The duo will compete for a share of a $630,000 total purse, and the team’s winnings will be split between an endowed scholarship at UNC and UNC Children’s Hospital. (GoHeels.com)

No. 3 Diamond Heels Fall To Liberty, 5-2

Trey McDyre's three-run double in the eighth proved to be the game winner as Liberty knocked off No. 3 North Carolina 5-2 Tuesday night at Boshamer Stadium. Carolina led 2-1 after seven thanks to solo home runs from Tyler Lynn and Ashton McGee, but the Flames scored four times in the decisive inning to grab just their second win in the series in 19 tries. (GoHeels.com)

Joel Berry II 2016-2017 Season Review

The heart and soul of the Tar Heels, Joel Berry led UNC to its sixth NCAA Championship with zero healthy ankles. Berry, who came into UNC as the 17th-ranked high school prospect, has been a major reason for the success these last two seasons. The 6-foot point guard will forever be remembered, as his number will hang from the rafters in the Dean Dome. (Keeping It Heel)

Tar Heel Lacrosse Featured Wednesday Night on ESPNU

ESPNU All Access will debut two shows Wednesday, April 19—All Access: UNC Lacrosse (6 p.m. ET), followed by All Access: Duke Lacrosse (6:30 p.m.)—on ESPNU. Paul Carcaterra and Quint Kessenich will give viewers a behind-the-scenes look into both of these historic lacrosse programs, from the field and locker room to workouts and meals. (GoHeels.com)

Why Mitchell Trubisky is about to cash in

The 2017 NFL Draft is right around the corner with the first round set to launch on April 27. One of the names certain to be called that night is North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky. Trubisky started just 13 games at UNC, but he put together a résumé that will have him donning a baseball cap with the logo of an NFL franchise on the front of it next Thursday. (ACC Sports Journal)

The best Tar Heels to not be selected in the NFL Draft

It seems unthinkable that Jeff Saturday wasn’t actually drafted. However, after a four-year UNC career that included an All-ACC selection, Saturday was not selected in 1998. Thirteen years later, Saturday retired as a Super Bowl champion and a six-time Pro Bowler. The longest NFL career by a former North Carolina player belongs to Ethan Albright. (Tar Heel Blog)

Managing the Boys: Ex-Rockies skipper Walt Weiss embraces just being “Dad”

And there he was. Walt Weiss. Former Colorado Rockies manager. A guy who played shortstop in the major leagues for a quarter-century. Who lives in Colorado and likes it here. Who wants to travel regularly now to watch a couple of his sons playing in college. And is, despite his high-profile status, a private man whose competitive nature is rivaled only by his kindness. (Mile High Sports)

No. 3 UNC Baseball Welcomes Liberty Tuesday Night

No. 3 North Carolina wraps up a four-game homestand Tuesday when the Tar Heels host Liberty at 6 p.m. at Boshamer Stadium. UNC is 29-7 after taking two of three from NC State over the weekend. Liberty is 20-14 following three consecutive home losses to Winthrop. UNC is 17-1 all-time against Liberty, including a 10-1 record under coach Mike Fox. (GoHeels.com)

Brittany Pickett Nabs Second ACC Pitcher Of The Week Honor

UNC freshman Brittany Pickett was named ACC Co-Pitcher of the Week on Tuesday, marking her second weekly honor of the season. Pickett, who was also named Pitcher of the Week on March 14, picks up the fifth weekly ACC honor for the Tar Heels this season, following Player of the Week awards for Katie Bailiff (2/21) and Kendra Lynch (2/28, 3/14). (GoHeels.com)

Inside Mitch Trubisky's rise from the bench to the first round

At Mitch Trubisky's pro day at UNC on March 21, a line of scouts and coaches watched as he changed his shoes, stretched his legs and joked with his ex-teammates for more than two hours before he began throwing. An NFL quarterbacks coach, without taking his eyes off Trubisky, said, "I'm not looking so much at how he throws but how he handles the day." (ESPN.com)

Tar Heels Rise to No. 4 in D1Baseball Top 25

The UNC baseball team may have seen its 11-game win streak come to an end over the weekend, but a series victory over NC State–paired with a huge mid-week win over South Carolina–helped the Tar Heels jump one spot to the No. 4 ranking in the most recent D1Baseball.com Top 25. It’s the highest UNC (29-7, 14-4 ACC) has been ranked all season long. (Chapelboro.com)

Former UNC baseball assistant to coach against Tar Heels

UNC faces a team coached by a man familiar to the Tar Heels in Tuesday’s baseball game at Boshamer Stadium. Liberty (20-14) visits, with Scott Jackson as the first-year coach. Jackson spent the past eight seasons as a North Carolina assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. Liberty’s coaching staff also includes former UNC pitcher Bryant Gaines. (Burlington Times News)


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