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Mia Hamm shares love of soccer at camp near Martinsville

Mia Hamm, once the face of U.S. women’s soccer, was back on a field Saturday to pass on her knowledge of the game. She and her former Women’s World Cup and Olympic teammates Kristine Lilly and Tisha Venturini Hoch brought their Team First Soccer Academy to the Smith River Sports Complex. (Roanoke Times)

ICTV: Cole Holcomb Interview (Pt.1)

Cole Holcomb joined the UNC football team prior to the 2014 season as a walk-on from New Smyrna Beach, Florida. In 2015 he played primarily on special teams but registered time at linebacker as well. In 2016 he finds himself on the depth chart as a starter. The sophomore sits down to share his thoughts prior to the start of pre-season practice. (Inside Carolina)

Harrison Barnes can already provide big contributions on both ends for the Mavs

Harrison Barnes averaged a career-high 31 minutes per game last season and posted career-highs in both points (13.6) and assists (2.1) per 36 minutes, an indication that perhaps he’s ready to take on more of a lead offensive role. The better news for Dallas is Barnes is also a good defender, with the ability to defend multiple positions. (Dallas Mavericks)

Clutch players on each top-25 college basketball team

North Carolina Tar Heels: Joel Berry II: From a pure skill standpoint, Joel Berry's mix of perimeter shooting and first-step ballhandling makes him the most reliable candidate to hoist the big shots that would have fallen to Marcus Paige last season. (ESPN.com)

UNC Transfer Will Dancy Joins East Carolina Football Team

Offensive lineman Will Dancy will play his final college season for East Carolina after transferring out of North Carolina. Dancy transferred into the ECU program as a graduate student prior to the start of the second summer semester. Dancy missed the 2015 season with a left Achilles injury. He made two starts and played in 23 games for UNC. (Burlington Times News)

What to expect at ACC Kickoff

The Coastal Division side has been difficult to predict. North Carolina went 8-0 in the conference and won the Coastal title by two games last year. The Tar Heels were picked fifth in the preseason. Meanwhile, Georgia Tech, the preseason favorite, finished last in the division. The year before, the Yellow Jackets were picked to finish fifth and won the division. (Charlotte Observer)

Three players to watch on UNC football's defense in 2016

Here are three names on North Carolina's defensive side to keep an eye out for in the 2016 season. Defensive tackle Aaron Crawford, linebacker Cole Holcomb, and safety Myles Dorn may not start right away but will see the field a lot as UNC and defensive coordinator Gene Chizik look to develop depth and continue to improve on the defensive end of the field. (Daily Tar Heel)

Matt Harvey watches the Mets from his hospital bed while recovering from surgery

He has one less rib, but Matt Harvey is one step closer to getting back on the field. On Wednesday, Harvey tweeted a picture of himself lying in his hospital bed and watching the Mets-Cubs game while recovering from his surgery to address thoracic outlet syndrome. (ESPN.com)

Harrison Barnes Proud To See Growth Of Fellow UNC Star Brice Johnson

As new Mavericks forward Harrison Barnes continued making waves during his two seasons at North Carolina, he remembered seeing a wiry 17-year-old take a visit to his school. Little did he know at the time he’d end up friends with future UNC standout Brice Johnson, and that the Clippers’ first-round pick would be part of Barnes’ Team USA experience. (Los Angeles Clippers)

US House Speaker Paul Ryan's UNC-NC State analogy falls flat with NC Republican delegation

All due respect Mr. Speaker, but you need to give them something to work with. This just isn’t happening. Suggesting it is even more absurd than when you tried it with Texas football. Ok. There is one way, and one way only, that Tar Heels fans would root for N.C. State in the the NCAA Tournament: if the Wolfpack were playing Duke. (USA Today)

Allie Long's journey to the Rio Olympics

If this wasn't enough motivation, then nothing would do. While living in Houston at her fiancé’s parents for five months during the National Women's Soccer League off-season, Allie Long was always reminded as to why she was there. "They would have a Brazilian flag in their garage," she said. "So every time I would leave or come in I would see it. Just be a reminder, just motivated me." (Big Apple Soccer)

Local legend, NBA star Vince Carter approaches 40 with a 2-year plan

Ever since leading the Mainland Bucs to the 1995 state title and winning Florida’s “Mr. Basketball” award, Vince Carter has continued collecting accolades and the occasional hardware that accompanies them. He’s been the NBA Rookie of the Year (1999), won Olympic gold (2000) and played in eight All Star games (2000-2007). (Daytona Beach News-Journal)

Going Against the Flow: UNC alum, Indiegogo Co-Founder Danae Ringelmann

Danae Ringelmann co-founded Indiegogo in 2007 with a mission to democratize fundraising and has since helped to propel the company into the world’s largest crowdfunding platform. Today, Danae leads Indiegogo’s industry development efforts, while steering the company’s employee culture and values initiatives. (Huffington Post)

UNC Can Calm Coastal Chaos in Preseason Polls

The ACC media will converge on Charlotte on Thursday and Friday to parse the particulars of the 2016 football regular season and offer their prognostications for the best teams and players in the conference. If the recent past is any indication, the media will need plenty of help in accurately forecasting the Coastal Division. (Inside Carolina)

Ty Lawson aims to bounce back after stumbling

After his NBA star status crashed, free agent point guard Ty Lawson hopes to get back to his old self on the hardwood and make his parents proud again, too. Lawson averaged 14.2 points and 6.6 assists with the Denver Nuggets from 2009-15. The seven-year NBA veteran, however, also had four DUI arrests from 2008-15. (The Undefeated)

UNC Football: Early Opponent Preview Miami

Last season in Chapel Hill, Miami came in having won two straight. They left with their second blowout loss of the season, 59-21. The year before it was Carolina who was blown out of town on the tail end of two straight wins. Will the trend continue this season in Coral Gables or will the game actually be watchable after halftime? (Keeping It Heel)

Ex-UNC RB Ty'Son Williams admitted to South Carolina, plans to walk on

Former UNC RB Ty'Son Williams will return to play football in his home state. The Sumter native was accepted to South Carolina on Tuesday, which should pave the way for him to join the Gamecocks as a walk-on this season. If everything goes according to plan, Williams will redshirt as a transfer and use the GI Bill to pay his way. (The State)

Is Michael Jordan becoming the face of UNC basketball?

What remains to be seen is just how active and public Michael Jordan is going to be in regards to UNC. Will he go to a few home games and cheer on the team? Or was his appearance at the National Championship game an anomaly? Did Jordan simply understand that after such a trying time, fans needed to see the best player of all-time supporting their school? (Tar Heel Blog)

How ACC Coastal teams will stack up at season's end

There’s been little rhyme or reason to anything regarding the Coastal Division in recent years, but UNC’s overwhelming talent -- talent that overwhelmed the rest of the division in 2015 -- makes this the closest thing to a safe pick in recent memory. Pitt’s returning pieces will give the Panthers a legitimate shot and I expect Georgia Tech to get back to its steady ways. (ESPN.com)

UNC's Top 25 Wins of 2015-16: No. 1

For the second time in four years, UNC claimed three national titles in the same academic year. Powered by NCAA crowns in women's and men's lacrosse, the Tar Heels finished as the top-performing ACC school in the Learfield Directors’ Cup standings for the 17th time in 23 years. Add the first team national title for UNC men's tennis, and you've got three deserving programs. (GoHeels.com)


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