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North Carolina and the NBA Draft: Assessing the early entries
The deadline to enter the NBA Draft has come and gone, and each of North Carolina’s ACC basketball programs have players, such as N.C. State’s...

N.C. State’s Dennis Smith Jr. Declares for NBA Draft
Dennis Smith Jr. announced Tuesday that he will declare for the NBA Draft. “I would like to announce my decision to declare for the 2017...

UNC Cardiologist Receives High Honors from Leading Medical Society
A UNC professor and physician who formerly presided over the American Heart Association has earned a distinguished award from the American College of Cardiology. Dr...

Wendell Moore helps lead Cox Mill to NC 3A title
Sophomore phenom Wendell Moore Jr. scored 29 points to lead the Cox Mill Chargers to their first state title in their first appearance in the...

UNC faces an N.C. State team in turmoil
To call it a disappointing season for the NC State Wolfpack may be an understatement. The Wolfpack started the year with incredible hype thanks in...

Chansky’s Notebook: Part 2 — Get On The Back Boards!
How Roy Williams can even his UNC record at Cameron Indoor: For Carolina to square ol’ Roy’s record in that overrated barn, his guys have...

Dennis Smith Jr. authors masterpiece in Wolfpack's stunner at Duke
Unafraid of whatever Duke defender he faced, Dennis Smith, Jr. put together some highlight-reel moments, blowing past foes and hitting a long, step-back 3 at...

Carolina Insider Podcast: J.R. Reid
The latest episode of the Carolina Insider podcast is now available featuring a fun conversation with former Tar Heel All-America J.R. Reid about his time...

Joel Berry, finally healthy, had plenty to feed his passion
A fully healthy Joel Berry is dangerous enough, but there was plenty to feed his passion Sunday. Some of the pregame talk was that he...

UNC Dominates NC State for 51-Point Win
A 20-0 run in the first half was followed up by a 22-0 run in the second half as UNC set a new record for...

Guards could figure heavily as Tar Heels, Wolfpack meet
The reviews are growing more impressive for North Carolina State point guard Dennis Smith Jr. He’s headed into the most high-profile game of his young...

Berry's Balanced Attack
Joel Berry is going to have his work cut out for him going up against Dennis Smith Jr when the Heels take on N.C. State...

Loyalties tested for rapper J Cole by NC State-North Carolina game
The 31-year-old Fayetteville platinum-selling rapper is a lifelong fan of the Tar Heels. That was until this season. Cole, whose current album “4 Your Eyez...

Point guards on display as No. 14 UNC faces N.C. State
It might be difficult to determine which point guard is coming off a better game when North Carolina State and No. 14 North Carolina meet...

Three to know: N.C. State at No. 14 North Carolina
Few point guard matchups will feature the skill and swagger of the showdown between North Carolina junior Joel Berry and N.C. State freshmen Dennis Smith...

Kenny Smith on George Karl: ‘I thought he crossed the line’
Former Houston Rockets point guard and TNT studio analyst Kenny “The Jet” Smith had a strong take on George Karl and the consequences of his...

George Karl rips J.R. Smith, Carmelo Anthony, Kenyon Martin in upcoming book
Former Nuggets coach George Karl took a series of personal shots at Carmelo Anthony in an upcoming memoir, claiming Anthony was “a conundrum,’’ a user,...

Omer Yurtseven proves worth the wait in strong debut for NC State
NC State's seven-foot freshman Omer Yurtseven debuted for the Pack (8-2) in its 97-64 win against Appalachian State (3-6) as well as he could've. "I...

Mark Gottfried not afraid to call Dennis Smith best guard in the nation
North Carolina State coach Mark Gottfried said unambiguously he believes freshman point guard Dennis Smith Jr. is the best guard in the nation. “I will...

NC State waiting on NCAA answer on Yurtseven’s eligibility
For now, all NC State freshman Omer Yurtseven can do is work on his game and be patient. With all the attention on possible one-and-done...

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