Carolina fans lead chant for ESPN's Stuart ScottCollege students inside the Dean Smith Center honored one of their own at North Carolina's version of Midnight Madness on Friday, chanting "Get well, Stu" for ESPN anchor Stuart Scott. (Sporting News)
Freshmen stand out in UNC's first scrimmageAfter the fun portion of Late Night With Roy Williams, the team scrimmaged. And one thing was clear right away -- the incoming freshman class is going to contribute, and quickly. The difference at wing is obvious. Freshman Theo Pinson, a 6-6 wing, is comfortable with the ball in his hands and has a great court vision, if his nifty assists in the scrimmage were any indication. (FOX Sports)
Justin Jackson stars in first UNC scrimmageDuring a 20-minute intrasquad scrimmage that capped off the annual “Late Night with Roy” season tipoff, Justin Jackson scored 17 points on 8-of-9 shooting and added six rebounds as Blue beat White 41-40. “He knows how to put the ball in the basket,” sophomore center Kennedy Meeks said. “He’s a leader and he seems experienced, like he’s been through this before.” (Durham Herald-Sun)
Video: UNC Players Post-Late Night InterviewsSophomores Kennedy Meeks and Isaiah Hicks talk to the media after entertaining the crowd at Late Night With Roy.
Justin Jackson Makes Splash At Late NightJustin Jackson’s college career began the same way his high school career ended. Jackson led all scorers with 17 points on 8-of-9 shooting during UNC’s annual scrimmage at “Late Night with Roy” on Friday – six months after leading all scorers with 22 points on 11-of-14 shooting at the McDonald’s All-American Game. (Inside Carolina)
Video: Late Night With Roy HighlightsThe Tar Heels tips off the 2014-2015 season with Late Night With Roy on October 3, 2014 with dances, skits and an unbelievable performance by Kennedy Meeks.
Late Night Tips Off 2014-15The University of North Carolina tipped off its 2014-15 basketball season on Friday night at Late Night With Roy Williams in the Smith Center, showcasing dance moves, comedy skits and a basketball scrimmage on the eve of the first day of practice. The Tar Heels will have their first practice of the season on Saturday morning prior to the 12:30 p.m. football game against Virginia Tech. (GoHeels.com)
Freshmen shine in Late Night debutThis year's freshman infusion aren't playing it safe. No, they're diving in head-first and making a splash from the very beginning — and they made that very obvious in Friday's Late Night with Roy debut. The three freshmen, guards Justin Jackson and Theo Pinson and point guard Joel Berry II combined for 24 points in their unofficial Smith Center introduction. (Carolina Blue)
Video: Late Night With Roy Scrimmage HighlightsWatch highlights of the UNC Tar Heels' first public scrimmage of the 2014-15 season. (Inside Carolina)
Video: Sylvia Hatchell Speaks At Fast Break Against CancerUNC women’s basketball head coach and cancer survivor Sylvia Hatchell serves as the headline speaker at the 10th annual Fast Break Against Cancer with UNC men’s basketball coach Roy Williams on Friday, October 3, 2014. View Video...
Late Night With Roy is TonightThis should save everyone from making the basketball season jokes tomorrow if UNC ends up losing to Virginia Tech. Basketball season or at least the start of practice is indeed here with the annual Late Night with Roy festivities set for 7:30 PM tonight at the Dean Dome. GoHeels has all the details for the event which will be hosted by former Tar Heel Bobby Frasor. (Tar Heel Blog)
After difficult summer, Wayne Ellington hopes to stick with Lakers"It's been a rough summer for me, but I worked my [rear] off," said Wayne Ellington at the Lakers' annual media day on Monday. The Lakers signed Ellington to a non-guaranteed contract. If he can stick with the team past training camp, $315,656 of his salary will guaranteed on Nov. 15, and $581,692 of his contract locks in if he's on the roster as of Dec. 1. Ellington has made a quick impression on teammate Kobe Bryant. (Los Angeles Times)
Tar Heel legend J.R. Reid returns to UNC to talk sports businessFor UNC basketball alumnus J.R. Reid, the question of whether student-athletes should be paid isn't a question at all. "Hell yeah," Reid said during a speech Wednesday night. The Carolina Sport Business Club hosted the basketball legend to discuss his experiences as both an athlete and sports entrepreneur. Reid was a professional basketball player in the NBA for 11 seasons. (Daily Tar Heel)
Ty Lawson of Denver Nuggets Plans to Visit Peyton ManningAn NBA point guard can learn a lot from an NFL quarterback — the most stressful public position in America, just inches behind Commander in Chief. That’s why Denver Nuggets coach Brian Shaw wants to take his team’s speedy young general, Ty Lawson, a few high miles over to Denver Broncos practice, where he can learn from the very best in game management: Peyton Manning. (Athlon Sports)
Dick Vitale Places UNC 5th in Top 40I cannot wait for the 2014-15 college hoop season to tip off, baby! Here we go, my breakdown of the top 40: 5. North Carolina: Marcus Paige will be among the star of stars, the elite All-Solid Gold leader of a solid Tar Heels squad. Kennedy Meeks, Brice Johnson & Co. join a talented group of diaper dandies as Roy Williams has a top-five threat. (ESPN.com)
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