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Video: UNC Basketball Conditioning - The Mile Run

The North Carolina basketball team was up before the sun on Monday morning running the "Carolina Mile," UNC's annual pre-season conditioning test. Luke Maye had the winning time of 4:59, shaving 7 seconds off of his team-best performance last season. Read More...

Why North Carolina, Duke aren't bringing players to ACC basketball media day

New rules regarding the amount of time college athletes are required to spend on their sports will keep players from some schools from attending the ACC's basketball media day. In July, Power Five conference schools adopted new measures to limit college athletes' time devoted to athletic-related activity. One of those rules included the athletes' media requirements. (Syracuse.com)

Lucas: Miles To Go

With all the advancements in sports training and conditioning, with all of Jonas Sahratian's research into new techniques, there's still only one way to end the UNC basketball preseason conditioning program: the mile run. The loved and hated annual test (mostly hated) had a new location this year, as construction on campus forced the Tar Heels to a nearby high school. (GoHeels.com)

Kings rookie Justin Jackson makes sense as a starter right now

Which Sacramento Kings rookie makes sense as a starter? Justin Jackson. But that’s not a certainty. Jackson doesn’t need the ball to be effective, and he is the most prepared to step in and do that as a rookie. Jackson impressed coaches with his ability to pick up the offense and defense during summer league and looked like a player who would blend in with a group of veterans. (Sacramento Bee)

What Hornets owner Michael Jordan says country needs

Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan added his voice Sunday to those supporting professional athletes expressing themselves on social issues. "One of the fundamental rights this country was founded on is freedom of speech, and we have a long tradition of nonviolent, peaceful protest. Those who exercise the right to peacefully express themselves should not be demonized or ostracized." (Charlotte Observer)

UNC’s Williams gives McGrath advice: ‘Just be yourself,’ at basketball tip-off dinner

Three years ago, UNC Wilmington men’s basketball was a 9-23 team searching for a consistent level of respectability in the Colonial Athletic Association. On Thursday night, the Seahawks hosted a three-time national championship-winning head coach. UNCW welcomed UNC coach Roy Williams to the Port City as its guest speaker for its second annual tip-off dinner. (The Seahawk)

How UNC’s Roy Williams plans to rebuild his frontcourt after losing 4 to the NBA

With the glow from the latest national championship still bright in Chapel Hill, North Carolina has already started working toward winning yet another. The Tar Heels, who had to rebuild their roster after they lost four players after beating Gonzaga in the national championship in April, will start practice on Oct. 2. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Tar Heels Celebrate 25 Years Of 1993 NCAA Championship

"Ain't nothing but a family thing." I was reminded of that line from an episode of 'The West Wing' during Friday's 25th anniversary reunion of UNC Basketball's 1993 national championship. All 15 players, six managers, three living members of both the coaching and office staffs, and other athletic personnel, gathered for an evening of remembrance of a magical season. (GoHeels.com)

Roy Williams headlines UNCW Tip-Off Dinner

Fans filled the Burney Center to see their two-time defending CAA Champion UNCW Seahawks be introduced. There was plenty of star power and National Championship winners in the room. No, not just C.B. McGrath and Jackie Manuel, three-time National Champion Head Coach Roy Williams paid a visit to the Port City to speak to the crowds on hand. (WWAY)

UNC national championship team not visiting White House

UNC men's basketball team spokesman Steve Kirschner said the Trump White House invited UNC, but that the university and the White House couldn't agree on a date. “We couldn't find a date that worked for both parties,” he said. “We tried about eight or nine dates and between they couldn't work out that date, so we would have liked to have gone, but not going.” (WBTV)

Photos: 1993 Title Reunion, With Seats Left Vacant For Dean Smith, Bill Guthridge

On Friday night the 1993 North Carolina National Championship team reunited to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Tar Heels' third NCAA title. Check out images and a group picture from the event. Two seats were left open for head coach Dean Smith and assistant coach Bill Guthridge, who both passed away in 2015. (Inside Carolina)

Roy Williams pledges support to Seahawks in UNCW basketball’s tip-off event

Roy Williams is no stranger to Wilmington. The UNC men’s basketball coach owns a beach house and regularly visits longtime friends who reside by the coast. Thursday’s trip was billed as a fundraiser to help the UNCW men’s basketball team, but it had the feel of a reunion. That’s what happens when your former player and assistant coach is now leading his own team. (Wilmington Star News)

The time Roy Williams nearly drove Dean Smith into oncoming traffic

We'll begin with Roy Williams, who delighted the crowd Friday with the story of nearly driving Dean Smith into oncoming traffic, a disastrous recruiting 'date' with his wife "Wicked Wanda" as he attempted to land Tyler Hansbrough, and also being puked on by dogs. The bonus here - Roy mixed in a Dean impersonation that brought the house down: (ABC 11)

UNC Team-Signed Basketballs On Sale Oct. 1

The UNC men's basketball program is selling autographed basketballs signed by the 2017-18 team to the public for $200 each. Coach Roy Williams and the team will donate proceeds from the sales to local charities. The balls will be available for purchase on October 1 through GoHeels.com. Those interested in purchasing a ball should download the request form (beginning Oct. 1). (GoHeels.com)

Carolina Insider Podcast: UNC-Duke Preview, 1993 Basketball Reunion, and More

Join hosts Jones Angell and Adam Lucas for a preview of UNC's football game against Duke. Members of Dean Smith's second national title-winning team are gathering this weekend in Chapel Hill for a 25th anniversary reunion. The team will be honored at halftime of Saturday's football game. Also joining the podcast is NASCAR's Hermie Sadler, a rabid Tar Heel fan. (GoHeels.com)

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Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 71
Gonzaga: 65
Mon, Apr 3 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Barton College
Fri, Oct 27, 7:30 ET ACCNE Tickets

UNC vs. Northern Iowa
Fri, Nov 10, 7:00 ET ESPNU Tickets

UNC vs. Bucknell
Wed, Nov 15, 8:00 ET ACCN Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

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