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Carolina blue sky, lovely crowd a fitting tribute to say 'Hey Woody' one more time

It was the type of blue sky that, on a game day, former voice of the Tar Heels Woody Durham would have been sure to point out when setting the scene. And so if that fan, or any other, thought the Carolina blue sky was a sign of something and then felt silly for thinking it, Woody would have been the first to tell them it wasn't silly at all. Because he was one of them. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Woody Durham's legacy honored, character remembered in memorial service

In Carmichael Arena on Sunday — where Woody Durham turned moments into memories — the 13-time North Carolina Sportscaster of the Year, who died at 76 last month, couldn’t speak for himself. So instead, in a memorial service celebrating Durham's life, others spoke for him. Among them were UNC administrators, state leaders and others close to him. (Daily Tar Heel)

Lucas: Hey Woody

All of us believed Woody Durham was talking directly to us during his 40 years as the Carolina radio play-by-play man. What we found out on Sunday at Carmichael Auditorium (it's Carmichael Arena now, but it should be Auditorium for today, because that's what it was when Woody was calling the action) was that everyone else believed exactly the same thing. (GoHeels.com)

Michael Jordan hires Mitch Kupchak as new Hornets GM

Hornets owner Michael Jordan has turned to a fellow former North Carolina Tar Heel with a strong NBA track record to help turn around his struggling franchise. Charlotte hired Mitch Kupchak as president of basketball operations and general manager Sunday, giving him full control of day-to-day operations. Jordan called Kupchak a “proven winner” in a statement. (Associated Press)

Video: UNC's Brandon Huffman answers 3 questions that have nothing to do with basketball

WNCN sports anchor Jeff Jones tracked down a player with one of the most interesting personalities on the team — freshman Brandon Huffman. Jeff got to know Huffman better by asking him three questions that had nothing to do with basketball. Learn about dishwashing, romance, and get a free dance lesson on this edition of "Answer That!" (WNCN)

UNC Air Jordan 4’s to be released in 2019

In 2019, Jordan will release the Air Jordan 4 “UNC” to the public. In 2013, Nike made a player’s edition for the Tar Heels, but they never saw retail. There have been no official pictures released, but according to Kicks on Fire, they are rumored to look a lot like the Military Blue 4s with light blue accents. 2019 will be the 30th anniversary of the release of the Jordan 4s. (Keeping It Heel)

UNC to honor late broadcasting legend Woody Durham Sunday afternoon

The family of late UNC broadcasting legend Woody Durham will hold a celebration of life event for him Sunday in Chapel Hill. Durham, the voice of the Tar heels from 1971-2011, died last month at the age of 76, The service, which is open to the public, begins at 2 p.m. at Carmichael Arena. Seating will be first-come, first-served, and doors open at 1 p.m. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Service for Woody Durham set for Sunday in Chapel Hill

The family of former Tar Heels play-by-play announcer Woody Durham and the University of North Carolina will hold a celebration of life at 2 p.m. Sunday at Carmichael Arena on campus. Durham, the Voice of the Tar Heels for 40 years from 1971-2011, died at the age of 76 on March 7. The memorial service is open to the public and is expected to last an hour. (Burlington Times-News)

Harrison Barnes Makes U.S. National Team Roster

Harrison Barnes is among 35 players named this week to the 2018-20 USA Men's National Team roster of players who are expected to attend the July 25-27 USA Men's National Team minicamp in Las Vegas. It is expected that the 12-member 2019 USA World Cup and 2020 U.S. Olympic teams will be comprised of players from the 2018-20 USA National Team. (GoHeels.com)

Pistons shut down Reggie Bullock for season

The injury bug has bitten the Detroit Pistons again, as starting guard Reggie Bullock will be shut down for the rest of the season. “He’s been battling a knee issue for a long time,” coach Van Gundy said Friday. It’s an unfortunate end to the season for Bullock, who was having the best season of his career, averaging 11.3 points and shooting 45 percent on 3-pointers. (Detroit News)

Chansky’s Notebook: ‘Make It, Wayne’ and Reggie

Two former UNC shooting guards are making their marks. Wayne Ellington, MOP of the 2009 Final Four, got back into the news this week. The Miami Heat’s Ellington set a single-season record for 3-pointers by a player coming off the bench. An equally good story is Reggie Bullock, who was a surprise entrant in the 2013 NBA draft following his junior year at UNC. (Chapelboro.com)

Four Corners: Offseason Basketball News Continues

The 2017-18 college basketball season concluded this week in San Antonio, but the offseason news from the Smith Center continues. Here's some of the latest news on Tar Heel basketball you may have missed. A reminder that the celebration of Woody Durham's life will be held on Sunday April 8 at Carmichael Arena on the North Carolina campus. (GoHeels.com)

Celtics notebook: Cedric Maxwell happy for Charlie Scott’s Hall call

Cedric Maxwell first saw Charlie Scott at North Carolina. “He was one of the first black players to play in the ACC,” Maxwell said. “I saw him play at Chapel Hill and was in love with his game. He was radical, different, watching him from afar. Not a great shooter, but could get hot. He could carry you for stretches. When his jump shot was on, he was unreal." (Boston Herald)

A look back at 1982's JMU vs UNC basketball game

The 1982 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship is one remembered by many. Arguably the greatest basketball player of all time, Michael Jordan, hit the spotlight when he nailed the game-winning shot to win the title for UNC. This is regarded as the first time Jordan introduced himself to a national audience, but that moment almost didn’t happen. (The Breeze)

Carolina Insider Podcast: Memories Of Woody

Woody Durham, the longtime "Voice of the Tar Heels," passed away last month. With the public celebration of Durham's life slated for Sunday in Chapel Hill, hosts Jones Angell and Adam Lucas discuss some favorite Woody memories with his sons, Wes and Taylor, former broadcast partners Mick Mixon, Fred Kiger, Rick Steinbacher and Eric Montross, and more. (GoHeels.com)

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Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 65
Texas A&M: 86
Sun, Mar 18 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Wofford
Tue, Nov 6, TBD

UNC @ Elon
Fri, Nov 9, TBD

UNC vs. Stanford
Mon, Nov 12, TBD

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

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ACC Basketball Standings
(1) Virginia17-131-3
(9) Duke13-529-8
(22) Miami11-722-10
(20) Clemson11-725-10
NC State11-721-12
(10) North Carolina11-726-11
Virginia Tech10-821-12
Florida State9-923-12
Notre Dame8-1021-15
Boston College7-1119-16
Georgia Tech6-1213-19
Wake Forest4-1411-20

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