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Brice Johnson: We have all the pieces that were missing last year

North Carolina forward Brice Johnson met with the media at ACC Operation Basketball Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014 at the Westin Hotel in Charlotte. "We have a lot of returning pieces to the team from last year, and we have great freshmen coming in. We have all the pieces that we really needed that were missing last year. It's going to be a big help from them." (WRAL Sports Fan)

Carolina 32nd in U.S. News and World Report global rankings

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranks 32nd among the world’s top 500 research universities, according to the inaugural U.S. News and World Report “Best Global Universities” rankings. UNC is tied with the University of Melbourne for 32nd among world institutions. Among U.S. research universities, Carolina placed 24th overall and 11th among public campuses. (UNC.edu)

Pat Forde Picks the Wrong UNC Player to Make an Academic Joke About

Yahoo! Sports writer and grand arbiter of what constitutes hazing Pat Forde who is at ACC Media Day, noted that UNC guard Marcus Paige would be late to the event because he was taking an exam. In light of UNC's recent troubles this is apparently joke-worthy by a professional journalist. (Tar Heel Blog)

Video: Brice Johnson Talks Consistency at ACC Operation Basketball

North Carolina junior forward Brice Johnson talks consistency and reveals the one key for the Tar Heels to have success this season. View Video...

Three receive Distinguished Young Alumni Awards

Two founders of international nonprofits and a military officer have been honored with Distinguished Young Alumni Awards by the General Alumni Association of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Rajesh Panjabi of Morrisville, Callie Brauel of Chapel Hill and Lt. Col. Richard Martin of Fort Riley, Kansas, received the awards at a banquet Friday, Oct. 17. (UNC.edu)

Tar Heels In The NFL – Week Eight

Buffalo Bills safety Da'Norris Searcy grabbed his first interception of the season Sunday when he dove to pick off an errant throw from New York Jets quarterback Michael Vick. The former Tar Heel also recorded three tackles in the team's blowout win. Giovani Bernard and the Cincinnati Bengals had a tough week last week when they got shut out on the road against the Indianapolis Colts. (GoHeels.com)

Larry Fedora Radio Show Quotes

Larry Fedora on the win over Virginia: “We were far from playing our best. We have yet to put together a complete game in all three phases. It’s discouraging and exciting at the same time because I know it’s going to happen, I just don’t know when. But we found a way to win, that’s probably the most important thing, is we did what it took to win. We made a few more plays than they did.” (Inside Carolina)

Carolina Rundown: October 29

ACC Basketball Media Day is today, so expect the usual assortment of polls and preseason picks. Danny Green had 13 points and four rebounds as the Spurs won. Brandan Wright had six points and five rebounds for Dallas. Ed Davis had 11 points for the Lakers. Miami is having a "greenout" on Saturday to support Jim Kelly, and the Hurricanes will be without its starting left tackle. (GoHeels.com)

17 Tar Heels In The NBA

Seventeen former UNC players made 2014-15 opening day NBA rosters, released this week. UNC's total of 17 NBA players is tied for third nationally with Kansas. Several Tar Heels are with new teams this year, including Vince Carter (Memphis), Ed Davis (L.A. Lakers), Wayne Ellington (L.A. Lakers), Raymond Felton (Dallas), Brendan Haywood (Cleveland), Marvin Williams (Charlotte) and Tyler Zeller (Dallas). (GoHeels.com)

Reggie Bullock says he's unaware of sham classes at UNC

If there were sham classes that athletes at the University of North Carolina were directed to take, it qualified as news to Reggie Bullock. “I didn’t know there were any of those classes there,” said Bullock, the Clippers’ second-year forward who spent three seasons playing for Tar Heels Coach Roy Williams. (Los Angeles Times)

Transformed Meeks Poised For Breakout Season

Low-post returning starter Kennedy Meeks could be an X-factor for the No. 6 North Carolina men’s basketball team this season. After losing nearly 50 pounds, Meeks is hoping his body transformation translates into more dominant play. (Chapelboro.com)

Desmond Hubert looks to make impact in senior year for Tar Heels

Desmond Hubert is looking to end his career on the UNC basketball team by fulfilling the promise he showed when he came in as a freshman out of New Egypt High School, where he led the state in blocked shots during his senior season. “Hopefully, my senior year, I’ll make my best year” Hubert said he’s working on improving everything, but his greatest emphasis is on his mental approach. (Tri-Town News)

Video: Tuesday Football Post-Practice Interviews

Marquise Williams and Ryan Switzer discuss how to overcome a fast Miami defense, starting out strong and the punt return game after practice on October 28, 2014. View Video...

Sources: Bucks guarantee contract of point guard Kendall Marshall

Despite holding the flexibility to wait until January for a decision, the Milwaukee Bucks have guaranteed the contract of point guard Kendall Marshall for the 2014-15 season, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Marshall had a non-guaranteed contract, but is assured now to make his full $915,000 for the season. (Yahoo! Sports)

Kyle Seager – On the Rise

Kyle Seager has quickly made a name for himself after only three full Major League seasons. Here is a look at Kyle’s career stats, be sure to pay attention to the steady rise of his home run and RBI totals over the last few seasons. In 2014, Seager was a first-time All-Star while leading the team in home runs (25), RBI (96) and extra-base hits (56). (MLB.com)

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