Ty Lawson Had A Real Good Time At The Avs GameThe Avalanche's Game 1 win over Minnesota was about as exciting as playoff hockey gets, and nobody in the building was immune to getting caught up in the moment. That includes Denver Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson. (Deadspin)
Tar Heels In NBA Playoffs CompilationSan Antonio Spurs vs. Dallas Mavericks: This might be the marquee Tar Heel series of the first round. The Spurs will start Danny Green, who has dropped in a career-high 33 points already this month. The Mavericks, meanwhile, have had a very productive year from Vince Carter, and Brandan Wright is one of their top reserves. Wayne Ellington is also on the Dallas bench. (GoHeels.com)
Weekend Preview: April 18-20UNC Baseball: Three-game series at Virginia (Friday at 6, Saturday at 1, Sunday at 1) The Tar Heels have won two of three games in each of their last two ACC weekend series, but the job gets tougher this weekend at Virginia, which is 14-4 in conference play and ranked No. 1 in the nation in most of the national polls. Saturday afternoon's game will be televised by RSN. (GoHeels.com)
Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, and That Unforgettable Series From 1986The Michael Jordan Era was about to dawn. His time, individually, arrived in this series. It took a superior team -- perhaps the best in league history -- to overcome him. Jordan sent notice in Game 1 against the Celtics, scoring 49 points in a 123-104 defeat. His Game 2 performance would render his brilliant Game 1 a mere footnote. (Boston Globe)
Video: Danny Green on his love of animalsCheck out NBA player and former Tar Heel Danny Green as he talks about growing up around animals, his pet snake, and wild animals' connections to basketball.
Video: Official UNC Basketball 2013-2014 Season HighlightsTons of great highlights, fun off-the-court moments and behind-the-scenes video in the 2013-2014 North Carolina Basketball Highlight Video. The Tar Heels finished 24-10, won 12 ACC games in a row and along the way defeated the AP preseason-ranked number 1-4 teams in the nation.
Video: Harrison Barnes' 30-point night highlighted by monster dunkGolden State forward Harrison Barnes scored 30 points Wednesday night in the Warriors' 116-112 win over the Denver Nuggets. Barnes' highlight of the night occurred when he drove down the lane an finished with this poster-worthy dunk over Aaron Brooks.
P.J. Hairston is 'going to get a lot of questions'Chad Ford, ESPN's NBA Draft expert, hosted an online chat Wednesday and was asked about P.J. Hairston, among a variety of other things. In his response, Ford wrote that Hairston will likely drop positions in the draft because of conduct concerns, despite his much-higher talent level. Hairston is currently ranked 15th on Ford's NBA Draft Big Board. (Greensboro News & Record)
Video: UNC Tar Heels 2013-14 HighlightsHighlights from the North Carolina Tar Heels' 2013-2014 basketball season.
Season In Review: James Michael McAdooThis isn't quantifiable in the stats, but James Michael McAdoo's even-keeled approach helped keep Carolina on the rails during a season that could have teetered on a couple of occasions. It was impossible to tell from his demeanor whether he was struggling or excelling, which was exactly what the Tar Heels needed from one of their few veteran leaders. (GoHeels.com)
Video: Roy Williams congratulates student readersUNC basketball coach Roy Williams congratulated Wake County Public Schools middle school students who read 40,000 books this school year as part of the Ticket To Reading Rewards challenge. 3,000 students from 10 schools took part in the challenge supported by college basketball coaches.
Video: UNC Rammys - Best PlayMarcus Paige and Ryan Switzer shared the 'Best Play' for their game-winning layup at N.C. State and game-winning punt return at Pittsburgh respectively.
George Karl, unpluggedGeorge Karl wants to coach again. “We’d like to go on one more rodeo,” he said during an interview on ESPN 102.3's The Locker Room on Monday. George Karl (above, a few days before he was fired) can’t figure out why he’s still not coaching the Nuggets. “I’ve been looking for that reason all year long,” he said. (Colorado Springs Gazette)
Marcus Paige Wins MVP, Eight Other Team AwardsSophomore guard Marcus Paige won nine awards, including the Dean Smith Most Valuable Player honor, at the men's basketball team's awards ceremony Tuesday evening. The Marion, Iowa, native also was named team co-captain, won the team's top academic award and the Carolina Way Award, was named the best defensive player and earned statistical awards for leading the team in scoring, assists, three-point and free throw shooting. (GoHeels.com)
Roy Williams, Larry Fedora team up for 2014 Chick-fil-A Bowl ChallengeAn 11-team field of NCAA head coaches and celebrity alumni is set to compete in the eighth annual Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge charity golf tournament. North Carolina will be represented by men's basketball coach Roy Williams and football coach Larry Fedora. They will be vying for a share of the $520,000 scholarship purse for UNC. (GoHeels.com)
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