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How Illinois commit Mark Smith went from potential MLB draft pick to big-time college hoops recruit
Mark Smith had his future all mapped out. As a high school junior, he committed to Missouri to play baseball as a right-handed pitcher with...

Awards Handed Out At UNC's Annual Basketball Banquet
Justin Jackson, the 18th consensus first-team All-America in UNC history, and the third Tar Heel to win ACC Player of the Year and win an...

Fans petition to get Kennedy Meeks' jersey up in Smith Center rafters
A petition to have UNC basketball player Kennedy Meeks’ jersey put in the rafters of the Smith Center has been getting a lot of attention...

Justin Jackson comes through at winning time
With each missed shot, Justin Jackson was watching his Smith Center banner go up in smoke. While the junior has played down any talk of...

UNC Handles No. 7 Louisville in Top 10 Showdown , Now Two Games Clear Atop ACC Standings
In a physical battle between the top two ACC teams, the eighth-ranked Tar Heels defeated the No. 7 Louisville Cardinals 74-63 at the Smith Center...

Channeling his frustration, Tar Heels' Joel Berry bounces back
After North Carolina's flight home from Saturday's loss at Miami, Joel Berry grabbed his stuff from the Smith Center and made a quick trip home...

UNC junior varsity basketball overcomes slow start for 74-55 win over Guilford College
Sophomore guard Caleb Ellis cut down the middle of the lane. Junior guard Kane Ma tossed up a soft lob, and Ellis threw it down...

Berry On What Pinson Brings To The Heels
Theo Pinson will make his season debut Saturday night versus N.C. State at the Smith Center, and his entry into the lineup comes at a...

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...

M.J. Stewart Q&A (Part 1)
CarolinaBlue spoke with UNC junior cornerback M.J. Stewart. Stewart discussed defensive leaders, the new standard for UNC, and the defense being overlooked. Who are the...

Dennis Smith Jr.’s comeback & other adidas Nations observations
A camp like adidas Nations is going to mean different things to different players. For UNC junior Justin Jackson, who played in perhaps the greatest...

The ACC's most crucial position battles for 2016
North Carolina - Linebacker: Sophomore Andre Smith and junior Cayson Collins are the only returning linebackers with at least 20 tackles in 2015 -- they...

Jacobs: Roy Williams sticks to the Dean Smith way
When post player Kennedy Meeks was sidelined by a bruised knee a month into the season, someone in the Smith Center press room wondered aloud...

Class of 2017 coming together for UNC football
A big Junior Day visit last Wednesday brought together five of the six 2017 UNC commits along with many other recruiting targets. It was an...

Brotherhood Transcends Rivalry
Nate Britt, North Carolina junior point guard from Upper Marlboro, Maryland, came from the same area as former Duke point guard Nolan Smith. While they...

UNC JV men's basketball player Harrison Lancaster shoots his shot
Harrison Lancaster scored 10 points during his junior season of high school basketball. Not 10 points per game, 10 points. For the entire season. On...

UNC stocking up on linebacker talent in 2016 recruiting class
The Tar Heels have addressed needs at linebacker very well in the 2016 class, and still have a big fish or two out there who...

UNC men's basketball prepares for tough road test against Texas
Inside the Smith Center on Friday, North Carolina men's basketball coach Roy Williams and junior forward Kennedy Meeks met with the media to discuss the...

Tar Heels’ Quinshad Davis has no hard feelings toward Gamecocks
Following his junior year of high school, Quinshad Davis thought he would play college football for South Carolina. Instead, the former Gaffney star is set...

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