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Lucas: An Afternoon with a Legend

It’s not entirely true to say that my main reason for writing a book about the 1957 Carolina basketball team was to meet Frank Deford. But it was one of the primary reasons. In the course of that research, I came across a Sports Illustrated story on the ’57 team written by Frank Deford. In my eyes, Deford was almost as big a star as Lennie Rosenbluth or Pete Brennan. (Adam Lucas)

West Charlotte honors alumnus and NCAA champion Kennedy Meeks

It was Kennedy Meeks' day. “I was proud because I can honestly say that he made a change,” said Terry, likening Meeks to the lyrics of “Man in the Mirror.” “He made a change in his attitude. He made a change in his body. He made a change in his decisions. He made a difference.” Meeks beamed and shook his head in laughter as more speakers praised him. (Daily Tar Heel)

Former UNC QB Marquise Williams: "If I Ever See Rashad McCants I'll Probably Square Up With Him."

Rashad McCants' animosity and claims toward his alma mater haven't rested well with former Tar Heel athletes. McCants' actions are viewed by many as turning his back on the place that gave him opportunity. Marquise Williams -- who was the starting QB for the North Carolina football team from 2013-2015 -- took to Twitter to send a message to McCants. (Hero Sports)

2016-2017 was an incredible year for North Carolina athletics

A national championship, five Final Fours (or NCAA Tournament semi-finals), and five ACC regular season or tournament championships. There were also awards won and records set—both individual and team achievements. At times, it seems easy to take the success that Carolina has had for granted and just brush it off as another typical year for the Tar Heels. (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC’s championship hopes take a blow with Bradley’s departure

Tony Bradley’s decision to stay in this year’s NBA Draft brought both good and bad news to North Carolina. On one hand, UNC can tout its first one-and-done product since 2007. That sales pitch becomes even stronger if Bradley secures a spot in the first round. On the other hand, the Tar Heels lost what would have been their biggest weapon in the paint for next season. (FanRag Sports)

Joel Berry, North Carolina basketball will look to pen one more sensational chapter in ’17-18

The departure of Tony Bradley to the NBA Draft, which was made official this week, means that UNC will be a more perimeter-oriented team in 2017-18. It’s not great news when your team loses its top three big men; however, there’s nothing wrong with loading up on speed, passing and shooting. It’s especially advantageous, too, when Joel Berry runs the show. (ACC Sports Journal)

NBC Sports 2017-18 College Basketball Preseason All-American Team

Second Team All-America: Joel Berry II, North Carolina: Justin Jackson was North Carolina’s best player last season, but Berry was the engine that made their offense run as well as the Final Four MOP. He’ll have his work cut out for him next season with everything that the Tar Heels are losing. (NBC Sports)

Ten players taking a big risk in the NBA Draft but should have stayed in college

Tony Bradley is purely taking a risk here, and it's a fascinating one. He's the first one-and-done player to come out of UNC in a decade. (Somewhat surprising, that.) He wasn't one of UNC's five most important or impactful players last season, but he set up to be a top-three guy if he came back for his sophomore year. That won't happen. (CBS Sports)

The first ever UNC Major League Baseball player, and his role in UNC basketball history

The Tar Heel presence in MLB all started with a player whose connection to the school goes beyond just throwing a baseball. Bob Lawson was a pitcher for North Carolina in the late 1890s. In 1906, the now Dr. Robert Lawson was purported to have brought basketball to UNC. Lawson was one of the figures that gave permission to start a varsity basketball team. (Tar Heel Blog)

Audio: 1-on-1 with Marcus Ginyard

Ant Goods sits down with ex-North Carolina guard and overseas hooper, Marcus Ginyard. Listen as Marcus talks in-depth about his experiences at powerhouse UNC as well as his 7 year career in Europe on the Eurostep Podcast. (SoundCloud)

Perimeter players likely to rule ACC basketball in 2017-18

Although there will be additional roster changes over the summer, the ACC’s 15 teams clearly are going to start the season with far more established guard/perimeter talent than inside. A preseason first-team lineup of UNC's Joel Berry, Notre Dame's Bonzie Colson, Duke's Grayson Allen, Boston College's Jerome Robinson and Miami's Bruce Brown would not be startling. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Carolina Insider Podcast: 2017-18 Basketball Roster, QB Competition

In the latest episode of the Carolina Insider podcast, hosts Jones Angell of the Tar Heel Sports Network and Adam Lucas of GoHeels.com discuss Tony Bradley's decision to remain in the NBA Draft, the 2017-18 Carolina roster, the football team's quarterback competition and more. Carolina Insider is a production hosted by Angell and Lucas. (GoHeels.com)

Michael Jordan's Sneakers from the 1984 Gold Medal Game Hit the Auction Block

Due to his longtime partnership with the brand, it's not often that one comes across non-Nike Michael Jordan sneaker memorabilia. However, collectors now have the opportunity to add a pair of Converse sneakers worn by the basketball legend in the 1984 Olympics to their stash. Another pair of Converse sneakers reportedly worn by Jordan in the '84 Games were auctioned off in 2015. (Sole Collector)

How alma mater West Charlotte High celebrated the return of ex-UNC star Kennedy Meeks

It wasn’t the first time Kennedy Meeks had returned to his alma mater, where he won a high school state championship and MVP honors in 2011. But this day - nearly eight weeks after UNC won its sixth NCAA championship - was for him. “I’m proud to be from here” said Meeks, a Charlotte native. “This is the city that built me and created me into the man I am today.” (Charlotte Observer)

Audio: Could Tony Bradley’s jump to the NBA be good for UNC?

Mike DeCourcy of the Sporting News dropped by the David Glenn Show on Thursday. During the conversation, he weighed in on North Carolina center Tony Bradley’s jump to the NBA. Could Bradley’s departure benefit the Tar Heels in the long run? Does he have a bright future as a pro? Listen to the excerpt from DeCourcy’s interview on the David Glenn Show. (ACC Sports Journal)

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

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Northern Iowa
Fri, Nov 10, TBD

UNC @ Stanford
Mon, Nov 20, TBD

Thu, Nov 23, TBD ESPN

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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