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Brad Daugherty Weighs in on Confederate Flag Debate

Asked his take on the Confederate flag, Brad Daugherty, who co-owns JTG Daugherty Racing, told SiruisXM NASCAR Radio: “Being an African-American man going to the racetrack and seeing the Confederate flag...I’m a Southern kid, I’m a mountain kid, I hunt and fish, I love racing, but to walk into the racetrack and see that Confederate flag – it does make my skin crawl." (NBC Sports)

Journalists to honor Dean Smith with award

The United States Basketball Writers Association and the University of North Carolina jointly announced today the creation of an award to honor the late Dean Smith, coaching legend and former Tar Heels basketball coach. The Dean Smith Award will be presented annually by the USBWA to an individual in college basketball who embodies the spirit and values represented by Smith. (GoHeels.com)

Video: UNC vs Alumni Basketball Highlights

Video of UNC alumni vs. current Tar Heel players from Tuesday at Roy Williams basketball camp. Among the alums participating: Tyler Hansbrough, Rasheed Wallace, Reggie Bullock, Brendan Haywood, Tyler Zeller, Jawad Williams, Mike Copeland, Marcus Ginyard and Marvin Williams. View Video...

Michael Jordan’s High School Gym Gets Completely Transformed Thanks To Jordan Brand

The legend of Michael Jordan began at one Laney High School. By now you’re well familiar with the story of how MJ wasn’t quite tall enough to make his Varsity squad and how the move propelled his notorious work ethic from that point onward. Now Jordan Brand’s 30th Anniversary arrives at Laney High to transform the gym in an homage to three decades of excellence in the Jumpman narrative. (Sneaker News)

Video: Harrison Barnes talks about winning with his teammates

The 2015 NBA champion Golden State Warriors were celebrated at a victory parade and rally in Oakland on Friday. Warriors' starter Harrison Barnes talks about how special it is to win with this specific team -- and thanks all the fans for coming out (ABC 7)

After workout with Bucks, Tokoto and others await fate

Milwaukee was the last of many workout stops for a trio of players who have battled one another on the road to Thursday's NBA draft. After getting to know each other over the past few weeks, J.P. Tokoto, a high school star at Menomonee Falls, and former UNLV standouts Rashad Vaughn and Christian Wood, will go in different directions as they wait to find out where they'll head next. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

Jackson Simmons Joining Coaching Ranks

Jackson Simmons needed less than a month after graduating from UNC to land a spot on Mark Price’s staff at Charlotte. Simmons, a former walk-on forward who played in 115 games as a Tar Heel, will serve as a graduate assistant on Price’s initial collegiate staff. His role will include film work and some on-court instruction, among other responsibilities. (Inside Carolina)

Turner's Take: For Jason

The familiar sounds of bouncing basketballs, squeaking shoes and screeching whistles echoed through the Dean Smith Center Saturday morning. Lindy Clark watched from the concourse as hundreds of children and their fathers moved from basket to basket, working on lay-ups and defensive stances, pick and rolls and shooting motions at the Eric Montross Father’s Day Basketball Camp. (GoHeels.com)

Eric Montross holds annual Father's Day basketball camp

Former UNC basketball star Eric Montross hosted his annual Father's Day basketball camp at the Dean Dome on Saturday. The camp is in its 21st year and serves as a way for dads and their kids to hit the court together. The two-day camp has also raised more than $1 million for UNC Children's Hospital, and continues to be an active gift for Father's Day. (ABC 11)

The stories behind two iconic Michael Jordan photos

Andrew D. Bernstein is the man behind a pair of iconic Michael Jordan photos, and he recently shared the story of how he captured them with Esquire magazine. Bernstein has been the NBA’s official photographer for more than 30 years and has covered the NBA Finals every year since 1983. (Chicago Sun-Times)

Art’s Angle: Not So Poor Ol’ Roy

If UNC extending Roy Williams’ contract through 2020 – with a hefty compensation bump – doesn’t speak to the confidence Carolina has about men’s basketball avoiding serious sanctions from the NCAA, then what else can it do? The Tar Heels don’t want another washout recruiting year while the NCAA process grinds to an interminable conclusion. (Chapelboro.com)

Transfers, Williams' contract shed light on UNC's expectations

There's an old saying that often applies in sports journalism: "Watch what they do, not what they say." Applying that age-old logic to recent news coming out of UNC's athletic department, we can begin to see a pattern forming which may shed some light on the university's expectations in terms of NCAA punishment. (WRAL Sports Fan)

A man full of surprises, ex-Tar Heel J.P. Tokoto prepares for NBA draft

When J.P. Tokoto told his coach of the past three years goodbye, he had one promise that eased Roy Williams’s mind: though he would never wear the Carolina Blue jersey again, he would get a Carolina diploma. “I am going to finish up my degree,” he said. Three years of summer training camps had come with three years of summer school, leaving Tokoto with only one semester’s worth of classes between him and a degree. (Sports Illustrated)

Tar Heels To Extend Roy Williams' Contract Through 2020

The University of North Carolina and head men’s basketball coach Roy Williams have agreed in principle to extend his contract through the 2019-20 season and increase the compensation package for the Hall of Famer and two-time national championship-winning coach. Next season, Williams will begin his 13th year as the head coach at his alma mater and his 28th as a collegiate coach. He sports an overall record of 750-202. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Basketball Two-Man Recruiting Class May Complete Puzzle

Carolina is welcoming two incoming freshmen to the men’s basketball team. Luke Maye and Kenny Williams make up the two-man 2015 recruiting class for the North Carolina Tar Heels men’s basketball program. GoHeels.com’s Adam Lucas says the two freshmen are eager to get involved. “They’re very respectful. They’re very happy to be at Carolina,” he says. “But they’re not just happy to be at Carolina. They’re looking forward to finding a way to contribute. (Chapelboro.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
Radford50
at UNC95
FINAL
Coppin State43
at Clemson85
FINAL
FSU67
at G Washington48
FINAL
NC A&T53
at Notre Dame107
FINAL
Live scores provided via data feed and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Basketball Standings
TeamACCOverall
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
Pittsburgh0-06-2
NC State0-06-2
(22) Syracuse0-05-2
Clemson0-05-2
Miami0-05-2
Georgia Tech0-04-3
Boston College0-04-3

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