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Jawad Williams: Collegiate Pros

Jawad Williams: For some time now, there has been an ongoing debate on whether collegiate athletes should be paid. After being a four year scholarship athlete at a high level university, I say, with confidence, YES, college athletes should be paid. The people who debate that notion usually have no idea what it takes to be a student athlete. Let me break it down for you. (Jawad Williams)

Michael Jordan's Old Practice Shorts Inspire New UNC Football Uniform

Ahead of the new college football season, the University of North Carolina has officially unveiled its Jordan Brand uniforms, which make use of Nike's Mach Speed chassis. The system maximizes an athlete's range of motion and increases breathability with a minimal-seam design, stretch woven materials and laser perforations on front and back panels. (Sole Collector)

UNC’s Roy Williams is still making his peers look silly

Over the past half-decade, Roy Williams' teams have averaged 28 wins per season and reached the second round every year, the Sweet 16 three times and the NCAA championship game twice, while bringing home the hardware last April. Meanwhile, five of his players have become NBA first-round draft picks. He’s fourth all-time with nine Final Four appearances and second in NCAA Tournament wins. (FanRag Sports)

Justin Jackson Gets Married, UNC Team Attends

UNC head coach Roy Williams, Marcus Paige, Kennedy Meeks, Joel Berry, and Theo Pinson were among the many former and current Tar Heels who attended Justin Jackson's wedding on Friday night in Chattanooga, Tenn. Jackson married Brooke Copeland, a former Florida women's basketball player. (Inside Carolina)

Hornets bolstering roster with former Tar Heels, but latest signees are long shots

The signings this week of Marcus Paige, Isaiah Hicks, T.J. Williams and Louisville center Mangok Mathiang bring the Hornets’ roster to 17, the most players coach Steve Clifford prefers to bring to training camp. Hicks and Williams are probably long shots to make the Hornets’ season roster, and they could end up on the Hornets’ G-League affiliate, the Greensboro Swarm. (Charlotte Observer)

How you can support Woody Durham, the former ‘Voice of the Tar Heels,’ in his fight against aphasia

It was the phrase that Woody Durham, the longtime voice of UNC’s men’s basketball and football teams, often repeated during a game’s most dramatic moments, one he used to urge Tar Heels fans to practice their most trusted superstition: “Go where you go, and do what you do.” And now you can find it on T-shirts that are being sold to benefit research of aphasia. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Art’s Angle: The Mission of Dean Smith

Now that the NCAA has acknowledged it has no jurisdiction over the sanctioned courses offered at its more than 1,000 member institutions, it is time to defend the notion that UNC’s ongoing athletic scandal began with the late Dean Smith more than 18 years ago. Smith believed in educational opportunity for all people. And it was a mission that made Smith far more than a basketball coach. (Chapelboro.com)

Chansky’s Notebook: Marcus Ginyard's Community Day Camp

The newest basketball camp in Chapel Hill is free to kids lucky enough to sign up before it fills up. The camp is run by ex-UNC player Marcus Ginyard, who can operate his Chapel Hill camp as a non-profit because he has two other camps in Virginia that young players pay to attend. The first Community Day and Marcus Ginyard Camp were held last month. (Chapelboro.com)

UNC's Marcus Paige is coming 'home'

Marcus Paige has a second chance of developing that most elusive of goals. A Southern accent. Paige, two years removed from his playing career at UNC, is returning to the state to play basketball, get married to a North Carolina girl and resume his dreams of playing in the NBA. “The accent can wait,” he said. “I’ll just stick with my old Midwestern accent for now.” (Greensboro News & Record)

UNC Basketball: The history of toppling No. 1

No team in college basketball has defeated more No. 1s than UNC. Top-ranked team have met their demise at the hands of the Tar Heels twelve time. Some matchups have been classics, like the 1992 upset of Christian Laettner and undefeated Duke. Others have been beatdowns, like the 1998 evisceration of the Blue Devils at the hands of Antawn Jamison and Vince Carter. (Tar Heel Blog)

Charlotte Hornets sign former UNC forward Isaiah Hicks

Charlotte Hornets General Manager Rich Cho announced Wednesday that the team has signed forward Isaiah Hicks to the team’s training camp roster. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Hicks was a four-year collegiate player at UNC (2013-17) where he appeared in 151 career games, owning averages of 7.4 points and 3.6 rebounds per game. (Charlotte Hornets)

Four Corners: Summer School Comes To An End

The second session of summer school at UNC has come to a close, and Tar Heel basketball players have headed home for a few weeks until returning to campus for the fall semester later this month. Here's some of the most recent Carolina Basketball news, in the latest Four Corners. The Tar Heels have released their 2017-18 non-conference schedule. (GoHeels.com)

Charlotte Hornets Sign Marcus Paige to Two-Way Contract

Charlotte Hornets General Manager Rich Cho announced Wednesday that the team has signed guard Marcus Paige and forward/center Mangok Mathiang to two-way contracts. Per team policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed. Paige was originally drafted with the 55th pick in the 2016 NBA Draft by the Brooklyn Nets, with his draft rights being traded to Utah. (Charlotte Hornets)

Theo, Part II

Theo Pinson on UNC's chances of consecutive NCAA titles: "We firmly believe that we can do it again and people just don't think so. They're like 'Y'all are young, all you've got is you and Joel...you've got Luke Maye, used to be a walk-on' and stuff like that. Everybody has a chip on their shoulder, and everybody wants to do it again, and me and Joel talk about it all the time." (Argyle Report)

Roy Williams by the Numbers

Today is Roy Williams' 67th birthday. To celebrate the Tar Heel head coach, let's take a look at his accomplishments and feats during his coaching career. 1 - Basketball Hall of Fame Induction 2 - AP Coach of the Year at UNC 3 - National Titles 3 - ACC Tournament Championships 3 - Bob Cousy Award Winners (top point guard in the nation) (Inside Carolina)

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Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 71
Gonzaga: 65
Mon, Apr 3 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Barton College
Fri, Oct 27, 7:30 ET

UNC vs. Northern Iowa
Fri, Nov 10, TBD

UNC vs. Bucknell
Wed, Nov 15, TBD

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Standings
(6) North Carolina14-433-7
(16) Florida State12-626-9
(14) Notre Dame12-626-10
(10) Louisville12-625-9
(7) Duke11-728-9
(24) Virginia11-723-11
Virginia Tech10-822-11
Wake Forest9-919-14
Georgia Tech8-1021-16
NC State4-1415-17
Boston College2-169-23

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