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Joel James Named To NCAA Student Advisory Committee

Joel James, a rising senior on the UNC men’s basketball team, has been selected to represent the ACC on the NCAA’s National Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. Each of the 31 Division I conferences selects one student-athlete to represent it on the committee. Members of the advisory committee respond to proposed NCAA legislation, review and comment on governance matters and other subjects of interest. (GoHeels.com)

One of Dean Smith's top recruiting classes will gather to honor coach

Five lifelong friends and their wives will meet in UNC’s Alumni Center for lunch on Wednesday. They could think of no better way to honor Dean Smith, the man who brought them all together. Joe Brown, Bill Bunting, Franklin “Rusty” Clark, Dick Grubar and Gerald Tuttle, the UNC basketball class of 1969, occupy a special spot at the beginning of the Tar Heels’ rise to prominence under Smith. (Greensboro News & Record)

Why Are People Calling For Roy Williams’ Job?

With North Carolina receiving its Notice of Allegations from the NCAA, pundits and fans have been dishing out takes about the university’s athletic department, and Roy Williams’ name has come up in more than his fair share of them. And his fair share, by the way, should be zero. There are fingers to be pointed, but to call for Williams’ job would be pointing in the wrong direction. (Tar Heel Depot)

Injury prevents Irving, Barnes clash

The premature end to Kyrie Irving’s season meant there would be no more Duke/UNC matchup with Golden State starting forward Harrison Barnes. Barnes said that he talked with Irving about going to school together, before both players felt their best fits was on opposite end of Tobacco Road, and they now have the same agent, Jeff Wechsler. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Pending extension for UNC' coach Roy Williams a response to help recruiting

On Friday, a day after UNC released a redacted version of the notice of allegations it had received from the NCAA, Inside Carolina reported that a contract extension for Roy Williams was being finalized. Many North Carolina fans, at least the ones with an appreciation for Williams' on-court success, rejoiced. Rival fan bases were indignant. (Fayetteville Observer)

Video: Can Michael Jordan Palm It?

Basketball legend Michael Jordan plays a round of Jimmy Kimmel's audience guessing game "Can Michael Jordan Palm It?" Here's how it works: we show an item on screen and then together we try to guess if Michael Jordan can pick it up using only one hand. View Video...

Justin Jackson's Summer: Personal Growth

The Jackson family is a close-knit one. Having them around helped Justin get through his challenges. Justin’s struggles both on and off the court were valuable tools, his father believes. “He knows what to expect now,” Lloyd Jackson said. “He came home (for five weeks this summer) because we, and he, know he has to get better for the team to be what it wants to be next year.” (Inside Carolina)

Video: Harrison Barnes' off-day routine

Warriors forward Harrison Barnes takes us behind the scenes to show off his off-day workout. (ESPN.com)

North Carolina academic scandal will end quietly, just like everyone wanted

After a four-year wait which felt like it spanned multiple decades, we finally have the full gauntlet of allegations the NCAA is levying against UNC. The allegations were made public by the school on Thursday, and UNC now has until Aug. 20 to file a formal response. The trend of everyone having to re-learn the major bullet points from this story every time something major happens will continue through at least the summer of 2015. (SB Nation)

Podcast: Talking NOA

The Notice of Allegations has been released. What is in it? What does it mean for UNC basketball and football? The Inside Carolina radio crew discusses. (Inside Carolina)

Education and social work dear to Dean Smith’s heart

Dean Smith, the son of public school teachers and the husband of a social worker, knew the importance of the fields of education and social work. The Dean E. Smith Opening Doors Fund creates opportunities for graduate students at UNC in both the School of Education and the School of Social Work. (Carolina Connections)

Harrison Barnes has 11 in OT loss

Golden State Warriors small forward Harrison Barnes had 11 points in an overtime loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The loss evens the NBA finals at 1-1. Game three is set for Tuesday night at 9:00 PM ET in Cleveland. Barnes, a former Tar Heel, played 41 minutes and scored 11 points on 5 for 10 shooting (0-4 from three), grabbed six rebounds, and had one steal. (Carolina Blue)

Lakers Guard Wayne Ellington's Shoulder Has Fully Healed

The Lakers also have to consider all the players that were on the roster last season. Wayne Ellington could be a player the Lakers could bring back, especially at the right price. Ellington finished the season with a shoulder injury, but according to Mark Medina of the LA Daily News, Ellington’s shoulder has healed. (Lake Show Life)

ESPN's John Saunders Defends Roy on "Sports Reporters"

ESPN's John Saunders gave a full-throated defense of Roy Williams and UNC's decision to extend his contract on Sunday's episode of "The Sports Reporters". Given the recent excoriation of Williams by the likes of Patrick O'Neill and Pat Forde, Saunders' well-reasoned take was interesting. The not-so-thinly-veiled shot at a player who shall no longer be named was pretty good as well. (Tar Heel Blog)

Video: Harrison Barnes, Local News Channel Intern

NBA Finals started Thursday night, and Ames’ Harrison Barnes, who passed Fred Hoiberg as Little Cyclones all-time leading scorer, started for the Warriors, and hit a huge 3 in OT. This after a 24 point game where he dominated the 4th quarter in a close-out game vs the Rockets. Barnes is a former “intern” at Channel 13, and we have included a video of his experience. (WHO-TV)

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

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

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