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Joel Berry in-depth on Coach Williams' impact and reputation

Roy Williams notched his 800th career win on Monday night. He is the ninth Division I college basketball coach to reach the number, the fastest in terms of seasons (29) and the second fastest in terms of games (1,1012). After the game UNC junior point guard talked in depth about his head coach, what 800 wins means, how Roy has impact him, and Coach Williams' reputation. (Carolina Blue)

10 ACC Players Who Will Replace NFL Draft Early Entrants in 2017

North Carolina: Gone - Quarterback Mitch Trubisky; In - TBD; The Tar Heels return four second-year players at quarterback, but none who have extensive experience: Nathan Elliott, Chazz Surratt, Logan Byrd and Manny Miles. Could the Tar Heels’ answer come via a graduate transfer, such as Notre Dame’s Malik Zaire? (Athlon Sports)

After 800th win, Roy Williams remembers his start, and Buddy Baldwin

Roy Williams had answered questions about Isaiah Hicks and Justin Jackson, had talked about how North Carolina tried to counter Syracuse’s zone defense and had tried to describe the moment – winning his 800th game as a head coach. Now he looked past the cameras toward the man in the back of the room. (Charlotte Observer)

North Carolina Players Lose Their Minds Over Roy Williams' Commemorative Jordans

The highlight of the celebration though was the reaction of Williams and his players to the commemorative pair of Air Jordans signed by the former Tar Heel legend. Williams seemed excited enough by the shoes, but his players were impressed to such a level that one of them LITERALLY FELL DOWN after the reveal. (Hero Sports)

What to Do About UNC's Starting 5

For the first 31 minutes against Syracuse, it was a mix of Theo Pinson at the 3 to relieve Justin Jackson, or as a small-ball 4 alongside him. But, over the last nine minutes, Pinson logged six minutes at the 2. Let’s break down how that lineup did against Syracuse, then consider the pros and cons of Kenny Williams versus Pinson as the starting 2. (The Secondary Break)

Julius Peppers doesn't want Super Bowl run to be about him

On his 37th birthday, Julius Peppers will once again answer questions about the only major hole on his 15-year NFL resume: a Super Bowl title. He's scheduled to take the podium at Lambeau Field on Wednesday afternoon leading up to Sunday's NFC title game against the Atlanta Falcons. Just don't tell Peppers that there's a win-one-for-Julius mentality. (ESPN.com)

Video: Asher Lucas Makes 3 Straight Half-Court Shots at Halftime of UNC Game

Asher Lucas, son of author and GoHeels.com columnist Adam Lucas, drains three straight half court shots at halftime of North Carolina's basketball game vs NC State on 1-8-17. View Video...

Jessie Aney, Hayley Carter Named ACC Tennis Players Of The Week

North Carolina teammates Jessie Aney and Hayley Carter were named the ACC Women’s Co-Players of the Week on Tuesday. The doubles team of Aney and Carter went undefeated (4-0) at the Freeman Memorial Championship in Las Vegas this past weekend. Ranked second in the nation, the Tar Heel duo defeated a pair of ranked opponents for the title. (GoHeels.com)

Imagining an NFL team with only NC ties

What if we could construct an NFL team made entirely of players from North Carolina high schools or colleges? DT: Sylvester Williams/Broncos/UNC - Williams started all 16 games for the Broncos, with 29 tackles and 1 sack; LB: Zach Brown, Bills/UNC - Brown was a tackling machine for the Bills - his 149 tackles ranked second in the NFL this season. (WRAL Sports Fan)

UNC startup raises $2.9 million

Capio Biosciences, Inc. – co-founded by UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher Andrew Wang – is looking to grow after raising $2.9 million by selling stock. While the company is based in Madison, Wisconsin, Wang said in an email that he and another board member remain in the Triangle. (Triangle Business Journal)

Heather O'Reilly's soccer journey comes full circle with move to Arsenal

Untold numbers of girls dream of playing for the University of North Carolina, the most iconic program in college soccer. Heather O'Reilly is among the few who lived that dream. Countless imagine, too, competing for the U.S. women's national team. O'Reilly is one of even fewer who made that aspiration a reality. Which isn't to say the newest member of Arsenal Ladies FC has run out of dreams. (ESPN.com)

Steelers long snapper Greg Warren has been here before

If the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the New England Patriots in the AFC championship, three players from the team will join a somewhat select group of players who have appeared in four Super Bowls. Two of them — Ben Roethlisberger and James Harrison — might not surprise you. The third is long snapper Greg Warren, who has the ultimate “only in America” story. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Roy Williams Live: Tony Bradley Set to Return

Tony Bradley is on track to return from a concussion that sidelined him for two games when North Carolina visits Boston College on Saturday, Roy Williams said on his radio show Tuesday night. “Unless something’s happened that I don’t know about, Tony will be able to practice tomorrow, and if he goes through practice all right, he’ll play this weekend.” (Inside Carolina)

Tar Heels Debut At No. 9 In D1Baseball Poll

North Carolina will open the 2017 college baseball season ranked No. 9 nationally by D1Baseball.com, the website announced in its preseason poll Tuesday. Carolina is one of an NCAA-best seven ACC clubs in the top 25 as the Tar Heels are joined by No. 3 Florida State, No. 6 NC State, No. 12 Louisville, No. 15 Clemson, No. 17 Virginia and No. 21 Miami. (GoHeels.com)

For Harrison Barnes, All Roads Lead To Ames

When Harrison Barnes takes the floor of his old gym now, he does so with Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle in tow. The streets Barnes has long known well became the route for a parade held in his honor. Friends who cheered him on the court instead gathered to watch him receive the key to the city. Progressing from high-school phenom to max-contract professional has a way of inverting dynamics. (Sports Illustrated)

Roy Williams gets custom sneakers signed by Michael Jordan for his 800th win

North Carolina coach Roy Williams became the fifth active coach to reach 800 career wins on Monday after dominating Syracuse in the Dean Dome. Williams became the second-fastest coach to reach the 800-win mark behind Adolph Rupp. After the landmark win, the Hall of Fame coach was honored in a ceremony on the floor in front of the home fans. (CBS Sports)

Justin Jackson has become UNC's go-to scorer

Justin Jackson scored 22 points on 9 of 17 shooting, as UNC handed No. 9 Florida State its first defeat in 13 games. He added 19 points and 10 rebounds to put away Syracuse on Monday. Jackson currently averages 18 points a game, and has hit double-digits in every game but two. He’s taking 8.1 3 point attempts per 40 minutes, double his rate from last year,. (FanSided)

It’s time to remember how awesome Danny Green is

Danny Green fascinates me. Whenever he rises up for a Tar Heel Triple, I invariably shout at the television “C’mon Dannygreen!” (Yes, in those moments “Dannygreen” becomes a single word.) Thankfully, after his shooting woes last year, my encouragements are much more successful this year. I root for him because of how hard he worked to get here. (Pounding the Rock)

Tyler Zeller nears return after dealing with illness

Like several members of the Boston Celtics, Tyler Zeller came down with an illness during a December full of road games. Unlike his teammates, though, Zeller's sickness lingered for several weeks and there was difficulty pinpointing exactly what was wrong as he dealt with dizziness. "It was a very weird time,'' said the Celtics backup center. (Patriot Ledger)

Reggie Bullock shows character by playing with heavy heart

Reggie Bullock is playing with a heavy heart – a fact his coach is well aware. After being away from the team early last week to attend the trial of the man accused of killing his sibling, and missing weeks because of a knee injury, Bullock returned to the court Friday at Utah. “I think it speaks highly of him and his character and his ability to focus,” Van Gundy said. (Detroit Free Press)


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