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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)

Top 100 ACC Football Players

A list of the 100 best players in the ACC this coming season, according to the website Southern Pigskin. Players from UNC: 96. Mack Hollins, 69. Nick Weiler, 64. Nazair Jones, 56. Mitch Trubisky, 53. Lucas Crowley, 49. Des Lawrence, 46. Donnie Miles, 37. Caleb Peterson, 33. Ryan Switzer, 27. John Heck, 26. Elijah Hood, 20. M.J. Stewart. (Southern Pigskin)

Larry Fedora grows a beard, people take notice

Sometimes as a North Carolina athletics beat reporter – that is, a reporter assigned to cover one specific organization or entity – you find yourself writing about odd things. Like a head coach’s unique way of speaking. Or a star player’s new hairstyle, which looks a lot like the kind his rivals recently wore. Or, as it turns out, Larry Fedora’s new beard. (Charlotte Observer)

UNC ranked 38th among world universities

Two Triangle universities were among the top 50 in the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) list of the world’s top 1,000 universities. Duke University ranked No. 29 and UNC-Chapel Hill ranked No. 38 globally. N.C. State University ranked No. 214. In the U.S., Duke ranked 22nd, UNC-CH was 25th and N.C. State was 89th in the same list. (Triangle Business Journal)

North Carolina Tar Heels Football Preview 2016

How effective will new starting QB Mitch Trubisky be? It’s the only serious question for an offense that led the country at 7.3 yards per play a season ago. UNC averaged over 40 points per game in 2015. And not only is the system old hat now in Chapel Hill, but all of the running backs, five of the top six receivers and four starting O-linemen return. (College Football News)

ICTV: Hunter Crafford Interview

In the closing moments of the 2015 ACC Championship football game, the Tar Heels trailed Clemson 45-37. UNC executes an onside kick and Hunter Crafford recovers--only to discover that the play had been flagged. The special teams contributor sits down with Inside Carolina to share his thoughts during the final days of summer workouts. (Inside Carolina)

After free lessons to local kids, NFL kicker Barth readies for camp

The tradition of special teams play, particularly the kicking game in football, has grown over the years at Hoggard High School and across Wilmington thanks to the Barth family. On Tuesday night, more than 65 kids were at Scott Braswell Stadium for a laid back but informative workout session alongside NFL veteran Connor Barth. (Port City Daily)

Roy Williams Q&A

UNC basketball coach Roy Williams took part in a teleconference Tuesday with the other seven coaches whose teams will participate in this year’s Maui Invitational in Hawaii. The tournament will take place Nov. 21-23 with the Tar Heels opening up against the host school, Chaminade. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

UNC Hopes Maui Invitational Brings Good Luck Yet Again

It may not make him much different from anyone else, but here’s a true story about UNC head men’s basketball coach Roy Williams. He loves Hawaii. When the bracket for November’s Maui Invitational was released on Wednesday he was plenty excited to talk about his upcoming trip–one that has brought the Tar Heels good fortune in the past. (Chapelboro.com)

North Carolina, Oregon may be surfing toward Maui title game

Roy Williams has been a regular visitor to the island, bringing his Kansas and North Carolina teams to Maui now for the sixth time, tying him for most all-time appearances by a coach. North Carolina will making its seventh trip and the Tar Heels have been champions three times. “Needless to say, it’s my favorite way to open college basketball,” Williams said. (Today's U)

ACC Basketball Summer Reset

The Tar Heels are likely to enter 2016–17 as contenders but not favorites. The focus in Chapel Hill is on what Roy Williams needs to replace: four-year starting guard/face of the program Marcus Paige and All-America power forward Brice Johnson, the ACC’s top rebounder as a senior. Fortunately for Carolina, plenty of talent returns to campus. (Sports Illustrated)

UNC's summer basketball practice goals

During Tuesday's Maui Invitational teleconference, UNC head coach Roy Williams detailed how Carolina handles the summer practice and what the focus is during this time. The Hall of Famer, who is entering his 14th year at North Carolina broke it down into four main goals: 1. Let the freshman understand what practice is going to be like. (Carolina Blue)

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