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President Obama Wants to Be Like Mike

An under-appreciated part of President Obama's final Medal of Freedom ceremony was how amped he was to stand next to Michael Jordan. Yeah, he's impressed with Bill Gates and Tom Hanks—he chose them to be there, after all—but when it's Jordan's turn to sidle up to the leader of the free world, Obama is giddy with excitement. (Esquire)

Game against Tar Heels feels like family reunion for Elon coach Charlotte Smith

Today marks Elon’s first game in Chapel Hill under Charlotte Smith, who studied alongside Sylvia Hatchell and Andrew Calder for nine years as a UNC assistant coach before taking the Elon job in 2011. As a laser-focused athlete who poured her energy into a 10-year pro career, Smith never had considered coaching when Hatchell offered her a staff position in 2000. (Burlington Times News)

Tar Heels hit home stretch

It might seem like a “Welcome Home” gathering is in order for North Carolina’s men’s basketball team this afternoon. The Tar Heels begin a stretch of three consecutive home games at the Smith Center with a matchup against Radford. The experiences away from home have mostly been good for UNC, which had one of its first eight games at home. (Burlington Times News)

Know Your Opponent: Radford

Sophomore Ed Polite Jr. is Radford's top returner after earning Big South All-Freshman team honors, and the 6-5 forward is averaging just shy of a double-double through six games. He had a career day in RU's overtime win over Stetson on Nov. 25, scoring a season-high 21 points while pulling down a career-best 16 rebounds. (GoHeels.com)

Carolina graduate Raj Panjabi named winner of 2017 TED prize

Dr. Raj Panjabi — who graduated with Bachelor’s degrees in biochemistry and sociology from Carolina and is also a UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine graduate — has won the 2017 TED Prize, awarded annually to a leader with a bold wish to spark global change. (UNC.edu)

Lions TE Eric Ebron to wear customized cleats in support of Parkinson's research

Ebron has a long history of supporting Parkinson’s research. Ebron’s grandfather passed from Parkinson’s disease in 2003. Since then, he has worked to raise money to the Michael J. Fox Foundation. In the past, he auctioned off his Christmas-themed cleats and he even wore other cleats to honor his grandfather earlier in the year. (Pride of Detroit)

Katherine Perry To Play For LPGA Tour Card Sunday

Former Tar Heel Katherine Perry qualified for the final round of the LPGA and Symetra Tour Qualifying School – Stage III following a 1-under par 71 on Saturday. Perry is now 3-under for the tournament and is tied for 23rd. Sunday, she tees off at 9:28 a.m. from first tee on the Hills Course. If she comes in the top 20, she’ll receive a full LPGA Tour card for next year. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Volleyball Punches Ticket To Regionals With Four-Set Victory

The seventh-seeded Tar Heels took down Coastal Carolina, 3-1, on Saturday, to advance to NCAA Regionals for the third time in program history. No. 6 North Carolina dropped a tight first set, 25-23, but a late push in the second evened the match, 25-19, and the Heels cruised for the remainder of the match, 25-17, 25-16. With the win, UNC improves to 29-3. (GoHeels.com)

Turner's Take: The Wheel

UNC volleyball now advances to the Sweet Sixteen for just the third time in school history, but the second in three years. The Tar Heels have won ten straight matches and 21 of their last 22. They now travel to Minneapolis, home of the Minnesota Golden Gophers. Should both teams win on Friday, the Tar Heels and Golden Gophers would meet on Saturday in the Elite Eight. (GoHeels.com)

Video: John Henson Talks About Staying Ready

Bucks big man John Henson talks about trying to stay ready with inconsistent minutes, getting a win on the road and the Bucks emerging defense. (Basketball Insiders)

Video:Mitch Trubisky Career Highlights

Career highlights of record-setting North Carolina quarterback Mitch Trubisky. Trubisky is projected as one of the top quarterbacks in this year's NFL Draft, although the junior hasn't announced if he will enter the draft or not. View Video...

UNC vs. Radford Preview

No. 3 North Carolina returns home after a five-game road trip - and its first loss of the season - to host Radford on Sunday. The game tips at 2:00 p.m. at the Smith Center (RSN). So far this season, there’s been little consistency to Radford’s play (3-4). Head coach Mike Jones’ squad has been the giver and recipient of a couple of blowouts already. (Inside Carolina)

Q&A with Katherine Fitzgerald, a UNC alum raising money for the Flint water crisis

Katherine Fitzgerald, a UNC graduate and current graduate student at Arizona State University, made the news this week after tweeting that she would donate to the Flint water crisis in Michigan for every point that Miles Bridges scored in Duke’s game against the Michigan State Spartans Tuesday night. (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC Men’s Basketball Looks to Get Back on Track Against Radford

On Sunday when the Tar Heels begin a three-game home stand against Radford, players and fans will have a chance to respond to Roy Williams’ charges. The Highlanders–which enter the game with a 3-4 record–will likely see a UNC team playing with something to prove, even though they aren’t the toughest team the Tar Heels have seen this season. (Chapelboro.com)

Country artist Chase Rice is more 'grown-up' than he used to be

At age 31, country artist Chase Rice said he's a different person, and a better artist, than when he began pursuing his career nine years ago. "I was 22 years old when I lost my dad. There's no script of how to deal with something like that." As he coped with the loss, the Asheville, North Carolina native moved to Nashville, where he "partied really hard." (Springfield News-Leader)

Where’s UNC’s Transition Offense Gone?

Across its last two games, only 41% of North Carolina’s offensive possessions have been used in the first 10 seconds of the shot clock. And in those trips, the Tar Heels have scored just 0.89 points per possession. Let’s have a look at how that compares to a.) this season to date and, b.) a couple of vintage Roy Williams teams (2009 and 2012). (The Secondary Break)

'Respect' among reasons Eric Ebron wasn't too mad with Vikings shutting him out

It wasn’t quite a first for Eric Ebron, but Thursday against Minnesota was definitely something he hasn’t been used to recently. Ebron has turned into one of the breakout players for the Detroit Lions this season. Then came the Vikings, and Ebron was shut out. (ESPN.com)

Video: Overtime Golden Goal sends UNC to College Cup

The Tar Heels are back in the Final Four. North Carolina needed overtime and a sweet Drew Murphy goal from outside the box to advance to the College Cup. This will be UNC's seventh College Cup. The Tar Heels have won championships in 2001 and 2011. (Carolina Blue)

UNC Headed To Men’s Soccer College Cup

Drew Murphy’s goal in the 102nd minute sent 9th-seeded North Carolina past Providence, 1-0, and into the 2016 NCAA Men’s Soccer College Cup. UNCreaches the College Cup for the seventh time in program history, and first since winning the national championship in 2011. The Tar Heels will face either Louisville or Stanford on Friday in Houston on ESPNU. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Volleyball Sweeps High Point In NCAA Opener

No. 7-seed North Carolina opened the postseason on a high note on Friday night, capturing a 3-0 (25-13, 25-12, 25-23) victory over High Point in the First Round of the 2016 NCAA Volleyball Tournament. The Tar Heels advance to the NCAA Second Round for the 11th time in program history and will take on Coastal Carolina at home on Saturday, Dec. 3, at 6 p.m. (GoHeels.com)

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