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North Carolina academic scandal grossly exaggerated

Mary Willingham, a learning specialist at UNC, researched the reading levels of Tar Heel football and basketball players and claimed to CNN that she found 60 percent of these athletes read between a fourth and eighth grade level, with another 8 to 10 percent reading at a third grade level or below. Now here’s the funny part: The woman alleging her students can’t read, well, she misread her own results. Or at least most of them. (Madison.com)

Tracking Player Three Point Shooting During Their UNC Careers

The best freshman three point shooter Roy Williams has had at UNC is (surprisingly) Kendall Marshall who shot 37.7% on 20-53 shooting. The best three point shooter who had a palatable volume of attempts was (not surprisingly) Wayne Ellington at 37.1%. Danny Green and Ty Lawson both topped 35% as freshmen while the Iowa duo of Harrison Barnes and Marcus Paige both topped 34%. (Tar Heel Blog)

Tar Heels Face Wolfpack In Duel At The DBAP Tuesday

North Carolina opens the second of three consecutive five-game weeks Tuesday as the Tar Heels travel to Durham Bulls Athletic Park to face NC State in the Duel At The DBAP at 7 p.m. Carolina took three of five thrilling games against the Wolfpack in 2013, including an 18-inning marathon at the ACC tournament and an elimination game at the College World Series. (GoHeels.com)

NFL Draft Prospect Interview – Bryn Renner, QB North Carolina

North Carolina quarterback Bryn Renner had a successful sophomore and junior campaign leading the Tar Heels, but found himself in the unfortunate position of having his senior season ruined by a season-ending injury. Now, Renner is in the position of being an underdog and one he seems to both recognize and embrace as he heads to the NFL Draft. (With the First Pick)

Baseball matchup loses zing, but Tar Heels, Wolfpack need victory

The North Carolina / North Carolina State baseball matchup has lost much of its luster from when it was scheduled. But tonight’s game isn’t diminished in terms of importance. No longer viewed as an intriguing matchup among the country’s best teams, now each side is in desperate need of racking up victories in order to bolster credentials for postseason consideration. (Burlington Times-News)

UNC-N.C. State baseball rivalry returns to the DBAP

Last year’s series between UNC and N.C. State featured an 18-inning marathon in the ACC Tournament and two meetings in the College World Series. But both programs have struggled this season. So when the teams meet Tuesday at a sold-out Durham Bulls Athletic Park for what could be their only 2014 matchup, the result will be important for a different reason. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Tar Heels Honor Outstanding Performances At Rammy Awards

UNC Athletics celebrated a year's worth of outstanding performances on and off the field at the second-annual Rammy Awards Monday evening. Student-athletes from all 28 Carolina varsity squads joined with coaches, athletics staff, Rams Club members, the UNC Marching Tar Heels band, members of the spirit squads and other supporters to pack Memorial Hall for the two-hour show. (GoHeels.com)

Mariners manager remains confident in Kyle Seager despite bad early numbers

Seattle manager Lloyd McClendon made it clear Wednesday that he has no concerns about Kyle Seager and his early-season struggles. Those feelings haven’t changed, but McClendon wanted to make sure Seager knew how he felt. So when the Mariners arrived at Globe Life Park on Monday, McClendon had a brief chat with Seager, who was hitting .121 (4 for 33). (Seattle Times)

This Week With Mike Fox

The Diamond Heels are 21-15 (9-9 ACC) after splitting mid-week games and then taking two of three from Wake Forest. Next up is NC State on Tuesday at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, Elon at home on Wednesday and then the team heads to Charlottesville to face the top-ranked Cavaliers. (Inside Carolina)

Sports Illustrated's early top 25 for 2014-15

5. North Carolina Losing James Michael McAdoo to the NBA will hurt, but the Tar Heels get Marcus Paige back and welcome an elite three-man freshman class headlined by Justin Jackson, a 6-7 forward from Houston. (Sports Illustrated)

Expectations set for Giovani Bernard

There's no question what kind of player Bernard proved himself to be last year, topping 1,200 total yards and eight touchdowns on just over 225 total touches. So when Lewis was asked what the expectations were for Bernard in 2014, he dropped some philosophy on rookies. (CBS Sports)

Packers’ Mike Daniels says Julius Peppers is still a freak at 34

In his prime, Julius Peppers was one of the most impressive physical specimens in football, a 290-pound defensive end who could run and jump like the basketball player he was at North Carolina. But at age 34, is Peppers still the same kind of player? (NBC Sports)

How One Woman’s Inflated Statistics and Embellished Recollections Made Her Famous

With her statistics disproven and her experience called into question, Mary Willingham has no more support for her invectives against UNC. She has spoken of significant numbers of UNC athletes who read below a high school level, saying, “I can still see their faces.” Sadly, the faces Willingham sees are the products of a mind compromised by regret, disposed toward melodrama, and desperate for attention. (Coaching the Mind)

Monday Baseball Report

At 9-9 in the ACC, UNC sits tied for 4th in the ACC Coastal Division and if the ACC Tournament started today, the Heels would be one of the ten participants. The biggest issues facing UNC now is the schedule. The Tar Heels will play nine of the final 12 ACC games against Virginia, FSU and Miami. Two of those series will be on the road with the Heels hosting FSU. (Tar Heel Blog)

200 people helped Merritt’s Store and Grill celebrate 85th anniversary

She was sitting at Merritt’s Store and Grill when Patricia Fields Neubert, a child at the time, realized what she wanted to do with the rest of her life. Merritt’s was a popular hang out for the astronauts training at Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, and Fields Neubert said overhearing their lunchtime stories eventually inspired her to become a military pilot. (Daily Tar Heel)

Eric Ebron visiting Detroit Lions

North Carolina Tar Heels tight end Eric Ebron is visiting the Detroit Lions Monday, and he has a strong chance of being the Lions first-round pick this year. Ebron can’t block well and has inconsistent hands, but he has ridiculous athleticism and talent with terrific agility for his size. He’s a fast, explosive athlete who fits exactly what teams look for in a new-age tight end. (NFL Spin Zone)

P.J. Hairston Scouting Report and Video Breakdown

P.J. Hairston is one of the few prospects in this draft who looks ready to come in and play a role in the NBA right away. His thick, strong build (230 pounds) is a major reason why he was able to adjust to the D-League so quickly, averaging 27 points per-40 minutes, as his shooting ability and aggressive style of play are tailor made for the NBA. (Draft Express)

Spring Football Game Offers No Resolution To UNC QB Battle

Redshirt freshman quarterback Mitch Trubisky has a deep desire to help the Tar Heels live up to high expectations in 2014. The Blue team on Saturday consisted primarily of the projected starters this fall, but quarterback Marquise Williams split the signal caller duties with Trubisky. Both men staked their claim for the starting job. (Chapelboro.com)

ACC spring games recap

Quarterbacks took center stage in Chapel Hill, with neither incumbent Marquise Williams nor challenger Mitch Trubisky offering much in way of clarity. Williams completed 22 of 32 passes for 135 yards and an interception. Trubisky went 20-for-32 for 183 yards and an interception. Larry Fedora isn't offering any public hints about who his guy will likely be come this fall. (ESPN.com)

Extra Points: Offensive Transition

Keith Heckendorf had spent the last three years in an offensive coaching support role under Tar Heel coordinators John Shoop and then Blake Anderson and now had moved with Anderson to Arkansas State-but already he was being poached. Chris Kapilovic, the offensive line coach on Larry Fedora's staff, made the inquiry: "Would you be interested in coming back to Carolina and coaching quarterbacks?" (GoHeels.com)

The storm is coming for UNC's Skye Bolt

North Carolina has been waiting for the storm to come. Junior shortstop Michael Russell has been anticipating it all year long. And — finally — this weekend against Wake Forest, Skye Bolt brought the thunder. Russell has been one of the few veterans anchoring a young North Carolina lineup this season, Bolt has dealt with sophomore struggles. That could be changing. (Daily Tar Heel)

Mia Hamm returns to UNC for lecture on excellence

The lights came back on and the masked figures left the room. With the century-old ritual for new member selection to The Order of the Golden Fleece completed, two-time World Cup champion, philanthropist and UNC alumna Mia Hamm took the stage to present the 2014 Frank Porter Graham Lecture on Excellence. (Daily Tar Heel)

Video: Hometown favorite Shalane Flanagan aims to win Boston Marathon

Boston-area native Shalane Flanagan took the Boston Marathon bombings personally, giving the runner even more motivation to win the race this year. Anderson Cooper reports for "60 Minutes". (CBS News)

Brewers recall Rob Wooten from Class AAA Nashville

Last man out, first man back. After being the final cut from the Milwaukee Brewers' bullpen in spring training – a moment he termed as devastating at the time – Rob Wooten returned to the team Sunday morning. He was recalled from Class AAA Nashville and takes the roster spot of Brandon Kintzler, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right rotator cuff. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

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