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Basketball walk-on Justin Coleman earns scholarship

Former UNC basketball walk-on Justin Coleman has earned a scholarship for the 2015-2016 season. The 6-foot-2, 180-pound guard from Raleigh is entering his second season with the team after earning a spot on the roster as a junior. Coleman played sparingly in 2014-2015, mostly in mop-up duty. (Carolina Blue)

Refusing to Argue With Stupidity

The fact that the N&O editorial board has resorted to throwing the kitchen sink at the UNC scandal in hopes that by throwing around inflammatory terms like “sexism” they may just catch the eye of some national hot-take artist. That or their target audience is literally PackPride. Either way it’s truly a recklessness that reeks of desperation. (Tar Heel Depot)

Danny Lotz, member of 1957 title team, in ICU after found in pool

Emergency workers went to a drowning call at the north Raleigh home owned by the daughter of evangelist Billy Graham. A post on Anne Graham Lotz's Facebook page said that her husband, Danny Lotz, was found unresponsive in their pool around 3:45 p.m on Monday. He was taken to the ICU.Danny Lotz was a member of the 1957 Tar Heel basketball National Championship team. (ABC 11)

Players' jerseys still on sale at UNC, but policy may change next year

Marcus Paige’s No. 5 Carolina Blue basketball jerseys have flown off retailers’ shelves the last two years, but next year, jersey selection may be limited. Several Division I universities adopted new jersey sale policies this summer. This comes a year after a California district judge ruled that NCAA athletes have a right to earn money from the use of their likenesses and names in television and video games. (Daily Tar Heel)

Consider UNC woes in broader context

As as happened with many schools boasting high-profile sports teams, UNC has landed under the spotlight for misconduct. Some faculty were offering dubious classes and some athletes — along with a lot of other students — were taking advantage. Despite some outrageous claims from disgruntled former basketball player Rashad McCants, the evidence has generally cleared the marqee sports programs and pointed to issues elsewhere. (The Robesonian)

UNC players in 2016 NBA mock drafts

DraftExpress.com has released their 2016 NBA Mock draft and many Tar Heels made the list. 23. Justin Jackson: The sophomore is expected to have a big 2015-2016 season after averaging 10.7 point and 3.7 rebounds as a freshman. Jackson was a full-time starter in his first season at UNC and should play an even bigger role this season. (Carolina Blue)

Former UNC walk-on James Daye keeps going on basketball court

James Daye has always a passion for basketball — and it still exists. Daye, 51, was selected to play with ex-NBA and ex-European professionals to compete for the U.S. entry in the 50-plus division in the FIMBA (International Maxibasketball Federation) World Championships that begin Thursday. (Burlington Times-News)

Lucas: Alumni Game Brings Back Memories

The recent announcement that a group of Carolina basketball alumni will travel to Lexington to take on a team of Kentucky alums is not the first matchup between alums of two of the nation's most prestigious programs. In fact, the first such game involving the Tar Heels took place nearly 30 years ago, when UCLA put together a UCLA-Carolina battle at Pauley Pavilion on June 28, 1987. (GoHeels.com)

Vince Carter working hard to keep up with the kids

Vince Carter spent Tuesday morning shuffling around the Mainland High Gym trying to keep up with the youngsters who packed the house for his annual camp. “We've got 150 kids,” Carter said, smiling. “We've got kids all over the gym, and that's a lot of kids ... But that's the problem we wanted.” (Daytona Beach News-Journal)

Raymond Felton clears up gun case

Dallas Mavericks point guard Raymond Felton knocked off 500 hours of community service to put an end to his odd gun case that seemed to start with a bitter divorce. Felton plead guilty last year to a felony gun charge after his estranged wife turned in his gun to NYPD. The semi-automatic weapon had an illegal 20-round extended magazine. . (FOX Sports)

James Harden spends time with Ty Lawson, says PG 'focused' after rehab

James Harden recently spent some time with new teammate Ty Lawson and came away convinced that the point guard, who has completed a court-mandated stay in rehab, will be an asset for the Houston Rockets. Harden, who is close with Lawson, told the Houston Chronicle that he "spent some time together" with Lawson "these last couple weeks" and he's "not at all" worried that the former Denver Nuggets guard's career will be derailed again due to his struggles with alcohol. (ESPN.com)

UNC Basketball: Smith Center refinishing project completed

When the North Carolina Tar Heels take the floor at the Dean Dome this Fall, they will do so on a new shiny court. L The final step of the Smith Center refinishing project was completed on Tuesday, giving the court a nice new look. Check out the photo posted by the North Carolina Basketball official Twitter account. (Keeping It Heel)

Harrison Barnes has big night for Team USA

In a Team USA scrimmage on Thursday, former UNC standout an current Golden State Warrior Harrison Barnes scored 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. His Team Blue lost 134-128 to Team White. Barnes was drafted seventh overall by the Warriors in the 2012 NBA draft. The Ames, Iowa native was a full-time starter during Golden State's NBA Championship run last season. (Carolina Blue)

What is Michael Jordan Inc. worth?

Michael Jordan's endorsement deals are finally starting to get true, real numbers attached to them. All because of a 6-year-old coupon to save two bucks on a piece of steak at a grocery store that doesn't even exist anymore. The numbers, already more than half a billion dollars in the past decade, are a sensitive enough matter that major Jordan sponsors Nike, Gatorade, Upper Deck and 2K Sports requested that a judge restrict access to the courtroom exactly so this type of article couldn't be written. (CNBC)

Ohio State vs. Michigan just turned into LeBron James vs. Michael Jordan

You knew Jim Harbaugh was going to make an at Michigan impact. But this? Michigan matched Ohio State's partnership with LeBron James the only way it could -- by associating itself with the greatest basketball player who ever lived. Michael Jordan's brand is unparalleled, even by James. That is going to have an impact on the Buckeyes. (Cleveland.com)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 72
Wisconsin: 79
Thu, Mar 26 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Guilford
Fri, Nov 6, 7:30 ET

UNC vs. Temple
Fri, Nov 13, 7:00 ET CBSSN Tickets

UNC vs. Fairfield
Sun, Nov 15, 4:00 ET ESPNU Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

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