#StilmanGloUps Reveal Just How Long Stilman White Has Been at UNCStilman White enrolled at UNC in fall 2011, joining the Tar Heels just in time for the program’s most-highly anticipated season of the decade. On Saturday, UNC will honor White on Senior Night. To add perspective for just how long White has been on the team, I jokingly suggested UNC fans tweet a “before/after” type set of photos at the start and finish of the Stilman White era. (SportsChannel 8)
$275 Tickets To The UNC-Duke Game?!?! Uh, No.Don't miss this if you're in the market for UNC-Duke tickets for this weekend. I pulled up the Stubhub website up to see where tickets are starting, right now about $439. So, when you see tickets for $275 on Craigslist, you might be tempted to check it out. Carborro Police were interested, so they tried to buy tickets and wound up arresting a 25-year-old for making counterfeit tickets. (WFMY)
Kings Player Ty Lawson Gets Sick One Day After Asking Locals for 'Bomb Taco' Spot in SacramentoSacramento Kings guard Ty Lawson will probably never, ever, ever ask his followers on Instagram for food recommendations again after what he went through this week. On Tuesday, Lawson used his Instagram story to look for suggestions for a "bomb taco" spot in the Sacramento area. (Complex)
Neil Fingleton: A look back at the beginning of his ascentFrom the time Neil Fingleton set foot in the United States 17 years ago, he was always the center of attention, due to his height — 7 feet, 6 inches. The former Holy Name standout passed away this weekend in his native England at the age of 36 from heart failure. Fingleton played his college ball at North Carolina and Holy Cross. (Boston Herald)
Video: Frank McGuire's New York City Pipeline Led To 1957 Undefeated SeasonFrank McGuire brought players from New York to North Carolina and changed the culture of basketball at UNC. Hear Lennie Rosenbluth, Tony Konchalski and Joe Quigg talk about how the aggressive New York style of basketball led to Carolina's undefeated season of 1957.
Trail Blazers' Ed Davis to miss rest of season after surgeryPortland center Ed Davis will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder to repair an injured labrum, it was announced Wednesday. The procedure is scheduled to be performed next Tuesday in Los Angeles. A specific prognosis will be determined for Davis following the procedure, but he is expected to be out for the remainder of the 2016-17 season. (NBA.com)
Assistant Jackie Manuel brings championship wisdom, experience to Valpo basketballJackie Manuel started 36 games, including the National Championship, and played a pivotal role for North Carolina in the 2004-05 season. Now, he’s the first national champion in Valpo men’s basketball history. With a wealth of champion inside information, Manuel is now ready to take what he’s learned and help prepare the Crusaders for another postseason run. (The Valpo Torch)
Neil Fingleton had boisterous natureOn the HBO series “Game of Thrones,” he played a colossal, bearded creature named “Mag the Mighty,” a beastly-looking character draped in bones who rode atop a mammoth in the fantasy world created by George R.R. Martin. Off screen, Neil Fingleton, who stood 7 feet 7 inches tall, was more than a remarkable physical presence. (Boston Globe)
ESPN College GameDay Details For UNC vs. DukeESPN's College GameDay pregame program will originate from the Smith Center on Saturday, March 4 on the day of the matchup between UNC and Duke. The show, featuring Rece Davis, Jay Bilas, Jay Williams and Seth Greenberg, will broadcast live for its 11 a.m. to noon broadcast. Smith Center doors will open at 9:15 a.m. Admission for this event is free. (GoHeels.com)
Video: UNC Basketball Hosts Clinic for North Carolina Special OlympicsMembers of the North Carolina men's basketball team took part in hosting a basketball clinic on Sunday for the North Carolina Special Olympics.
Fort Wayne Mad Ants claim former UNC forward Tyler HansbroughFormer Indiana Pacers big man Tyler Hansbrough should soon be on his way to Fort Wayne. The Mad Ants have claimed Hansbrough from the NBA Development League available player pool and he could be in uniform when the Ants play Westchester on Friday. Hansbrough, 31, a 6-foot-9 power forward out of UNC, has played seven seasons in the NBA. (Fort Wayne News-Sentinel)
What legacy will UNC’s seniors leave in Chapel Hill?UNC will celebrate Senior Night on Saturday as the Tar Heels try to secure the outright ACC regular-season title against the Duke Blue Devils. It’s been an up-and-down ride at UNC for Kennedy Meeks, Isaiah Hicks and Nate Britt, the lynchpins of UNC’s 2013 signing class. Over four seasons, the core trio from that class has produced a 108-35 record (75.5%). (ACC Sports Journal)
North Carolina, UCLA now co-favorites to win NCAA TournamentNorth Carolina, last year’s NCAA runner-up and the No. 5 team in the AP poll, and No. 3 UCLA are the current favorites to win the NCAA championship as the calendar flips to March, according to Bovada. Both teams face odds of 6/1. No. 1-ranked Kansas (7/1), No. 4 Gonzaga (8/1) and No. 2 and reigning NCAA champion Villanova (10/1) follow. (Zag's Blog)
Luke Maye Named To All-ACC Academic TeamUNC sophomore forward Luke Maye is a two-time member of the All-ACC Academic Men’s Basketball team, as announced Wednesday by Commissioner John Swofford. To be eligible for consideration, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.0 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.0 cumulative average during his academic career. (GoHeels.com)
A Visit To the Carolina Basketball MuseumOpened in 2008, the Carolina Basketball Museum documents the 100-plus year history of one of the best – actually, the best – college basketball programs in the country. Inside its doors, you’re quickly ushered into a small theater where a countdown to game day begins, and you hear the roar of the Dean Dome crowd. It’s electrifying. (Chapel Hill Magazine)
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