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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)

UNC Pros To Play Kentucky Pros In Alumni Game

A team of former UNC basketball players currently or formerly playing professionally will take on a team of Kentucky pros in the 2015 University of Kentucky Men’s Basketball Alumni Charity Game in September. Tickets to the game, which will be held on September 13th at 5:30 p.m. in Kentucky’s Rupp Arena, will go on sale to the public on Friday, August 14th, at 10 a.m. (GoHeels.com)

UNC's Marcus Paige among college's top lefties

One of the best point guards in the country, left-handed Marcus Paige used his speed and quick stroke to mirror other slashing lefties and help the Tar Heels reach the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Tournament. Paige averaged 14 points per game and led UNC in scoring for the second straight year. The senior figures to play a crucial role in the Tar Heels' quest to re-take control of the ACC. (NCAA.com)

Dean Smith’s house for sale for $1.25 million

You can purchase the home of legendary North Carolina head coach Dean Smith for $1.25 million. The New York Times Real Estate section ran a spread on what you can buy with $1.25 million and Smith’s house was featured. Smith, who is a member of the Naismith Hall of Fame, passed away in February at the age of 83. (NBC Sports)

Top Ten NBA Games To Watch: Tar Heel Edition

The 2015-16 NBA schedule came out Wednesday. But there's no need to go through all 1,230 regular season games just to pick out your favorite Tar Heels. With our handy ten-game schedule, you can see every Tar Heel currently in the NBA, with the added bonus of seeing some very good basketball. Here are ten games every Carolina fan will want to see: (GoHeels.com)

James Michael McAdoo reflects on NBA title

James Michael McAdoo’s road to the NBA was not an easy one. After his freshman season at North Carolina, some experts said he was an NBA lottery pick, but he came back for two more seasons for the Tar Heels, and was undrafted after his junior season. “He had a great three years at Carolina,” said Ronnie McAdoo, James’ father. “But I think he sort of lost his swagger down there.” (WAVY)

UNC, NC State among top 20 for school spirit

N.C. State University ranks No. 15 and UNC-Chapel Hill ranks No. 20 on a recent ranking of the top 20 "Colleges with the most school spirit" based on responses to Princeton Review surveys, reported by Business Insider. The rankings are based on the survey question to students, "How popular are intercollegiate sports at your school?" (Triangle Business Journal)

Three Big Monday Appearances In 2015-16 for UNC Basketball

North Carolina will appear on ESPN's Big Monday national television broadcasts three times in 2015-16, including twice on the road. The ACC and ESPN announced the schedule on Wednesday. The Tar Heels' three appearances will come at Florida State on January 4, at Louisville on February 1 and home against Syracuse on February 29. (GoHeels.com)

ESPN Big Monday slate released: UNC, Kansas highlight the list

College basketball season isn't far off. And now the full Big Monday schedule on ESPN is official. Here's what it looks like. Jan. 4 - No. 2 North Carolina at Florida State, 7 ET, ESPN; Feb. 1 - No. 2 North Carolina at Louisville, 7 ET, ESPN; Feb. 29 - Syracuse at No. 2 North Carolina, 7 ET, ESPN. (ESPN.com)

35 years ago: Dean Smith writes legendary recruiting letter to Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan thrived under legendary coach Dean Smith’s tutelage, helping North Carolina win a national championship in 1982 and winning National College Player of the Year honors in 1984. As part of Smith’s recruitment of Jordan, he sent the young MJ a now-legendary letter following a visit with the basketball star. The note was sent to Jordan 35 years ago to this day. (NCAA.com)

Maryland-North Carolina considered marquee matchup of ACC-Big Ten Challenge

The Dec. 1 matchup between Maryland and North Carolina in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge will tip-off at 9:30 p.m., ESPN announced Tuesday. The game will be broadcast on ESPN’s main channel. The Terps and Tar Heels are expected to be among those under consideration for the No. 1 ranking. Last week, ESPN chose Maryland No. 1 and North Carolina No. 2 in its No-Longer-Way-Too-Early Top 25. (Baltimore Sun)

Michael Jordan vintage Converse sneakers up for auction

These groundbreaking Converse All-Star shoes were game-worn by Michael Jordan during the regular season of the Tar Heels’ 1981-82 NCAA Championship season. They are style-matched to games leading up to the 1982 NCAA Tournament, and Jordan has uniquely signed and inscribed them as being from that special season. (Chicago Sun-Times)

Time & TV Announced For UNC-Maryland Game

North Carolina will host Maryland in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge on December 1 in Chapel Hill. ESPN, the Atlantic Coast Conference and the Big Ten on Tuesday announced the game times and television networks for the 2014 event. The Tar Heels will host former ACC member Maryland at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday December 1 in the Smith Center on ESPN. (GoHeels.com)

ACC basketball in enough working order to begin projecting one

Here goes with a still-early-but-not-way-too-early look at the ACC, presented with an understanding that I reserve the right to change my voting order at the league’s media day in October. This is my column, so I get to make the rules. Save the anger for my slight of your favorite team. The ACC’s top tier (three teams): 1. Virginia, 2. North Carolina, 3. Duke. (Fayetteville Observer)

Jordan: I'd Take Dean Smith Over Phil Jackson

At his summer Flight School, Michael Jordan did a Q&A with campers and was asked who he would pick to coach him in one game. His answer: "Dean Smith." Several years ago, we were lucky enough to conduct an interview with Jordan in advance of Roy Williams' induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame. Most of that interview was about Williams. But Jordan also talks about Dean Smith: (GoHeels.com)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 95
Radford: 50
Sun, Dec 4 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Davidson
Wed, Dec 7, 9:00 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC vs. Tennessee
Sun, Dec 11, 5:00 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC vs. Kentucky
Sat, Dec 17, 5:45 ET CBS Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Scoreboard
at UNC95
Coppin State43
at Clemson85
at G Washington48
NC A&T53
at Notre Dame107
Live scores provided via data feed and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Basketball Standings
Notre Dame0-08-0
(3) North Carolina0-08-1
(5) Duke0-08-1
(6) Virginia0-07-1
(14) Louisville0-07-1
Florida State0-07-1
Virginia Tech0-06-1
Wake Forest0-06-2
NC State0-06-2
(22) Syracuse0-05-2
Georgia Tech0-04-3
Boston College0-04-3

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