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Carolina’s 100 Greatest Players of the ACC Era: 90-81

For three of his four years in Chapel Hill, Noel was used as an undersized power forward to bolster some thin frontlines. Only during the ’05 championship season was Noel used at his true position on the wing. A versatile defender, talented passer, and hard-nosed competitor, Noel was a guy who could impact the game (and the box score) in many ways. (Tobacco Road Blues)

Tyler Hansbrough, Bobby Frasor Booed at Carolina Hurricanes Game

It just isn't Tyler Hansbrough's week. On top of not having a job due to the NBA lockout, the former North Carolina star was booed when he and college teammate Bobby Frasor were shown on the scoreboard during the Bruins-Hurricanes game in Raleigh, according to The Associated Press. (NESN)

Woody Durham shares UNC stories

Woody Durham, who became known as the “Voice of the Tar Heels” during his long, storied career, regaled the Hilton Greenville audience with vivid recollections from his time spent with Carolina’s hoops and gridiron squads. Of the 1,805 games he called from 1971-2011, Durham worked 23 bowl games, 13 Final Fours and four national championship contests. (Greenville Daily Reflector)

Jeff Lebo Out for respect

Last season, first-year head coach Jeff Lebo led East Carolina to an 18-16 overall record and a 6-10 Conference USA standing. Earning that a winning record was a big achievement, while ECU’s back-to-back C-USA tourney wins proved to be the icing on the purple and gold cake. Those wins would be the first and second Conference USA tournament victories in the school’s history. (Washington Daily News)

Carolina’s 100 Greatest Players of the ACC Era: 100-91

While I’ll roll out some season preview stuff soon, let’s get started with a more historical look at the UNC program. I’ve been kicking around the idea/framework of a Top 100 list for a couple years for inclusion in my perpetually-in-progress Carolina Basketball Encyclopedia. (Tobacco Road Blues)

Ex-hoops star Brad Daugherty makes presence felt in NASCAR

Brad Daugherty is a racer who played basketball. Still revered as one of the greatest players in Tar Heels history, Daugherty is more at home in a garage area talking about suspension parts and horsepower. He’s a towering presence in NASCAR, nearly a foot taller than everyone else. And yet, he’s never been more at home. “My racing days go back to the early 80s,” Daugherty said. (Augusta Chronicle)

Celebrate Woody Durham's Career At The Toast Woody Event

This basketball season will be the Tar Heels’ first in over 40 years without the voice of Hall of Fame broadcaster Woody Durham. A reception and dinner will be held at the Carolina Inn in Durham’s honor this Thursday. Former UNC center Eric Montross and UNC Associate Athletic Director Rick Steinbacher will emcee the event. (Chapelboro.com)

Ty Lawson’s sweet company car

You play for a team in Europe, you get a free car. Nice gig, right? Of course, the car will have to have your name on it, which might be embarrassing. And though it'll be a European car, it won't be that sort of European car. It might be a Renault Scenic, which Ty Lawson(notes) will be driving as he plays for a team in Lithuania this season. (Yahoo! Sports)

James Worthy replaces Michael Jordan as UNC honorary captain for Carrier Classic

The North Carolina Tar Heels have made the first substitution of the Carrier Classic, and it's a doozy - James Worthy for Michael Jordan. Coach Roy Williams said Friday that Worthy will replace Jordan as the Tar Heels' honorary captain for the Carrier Classic against Michigan State on the flight deck of the USS Carl Vinson on Nov. 11. Williams said Jordan has a personal commitment he can't get out of. (Wilmington Star News)

Michael Jordan’s personalized private plane

Michael Jordan is amongst the most vocal of NBA owners when it's come to initiating a better revenue-sharing system, as his Charlotte Bobcats struggle to compete financially with the Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks. In terms of stylish, personalized air travel, though, it's safe to say that MJ has just about every owner beat. Even you, Mark Cuban. (Yahoo! Sports)

Hansbrough, Laettner scheduled to participate in Kentucky's 'All-Stars vs. Villains' game

Tentatively scheduled to play for the Villains are Terrence Williams (Louisville), Rudy Gay (Connecticut), Tyler Hansbrough (North Carolina), Nolan Smith (Duke), Kenneth Faried (Morehead State), Shelvin Mack (Butler), Zach Randolph (Michigan State) and Eric Gordon (Indiana). Former Duke star Christian Laettner, whose buzzer-beater sank Kentucky in the 1992 East Regional Final that many consider the greatest game in the history of the NCAA Tournament, will coach the Villains. (Cats Illustrated)

Spurs' Danny Green adapting to life in Slovenia

San Antonio Spurs guard/forward Danny Green was one of the first Spurs players to take the leap to play overseas when he signed with Union Olimpija back in August. Green had no clue where to find Ljubljana on the map or likely how to spell it, but in a recent interview with Siol.net, Green said he is adapting to his new surroundings. (Project Spurs)

Sean May takes his '05 team over '11-12 Tar Heels

Sean May doesn't even think there's a debate. North Carolina's national title team in 2005 or this year's Tar Heels group? Take your pick. "It's not even close," said May, reached Wednesday morning in Croatia. "Overall, talent-wise, I think we were better." For a full perspective, here's the comparison between the two teams: (CBS Sports)

Tyler Hansbrough: P.J. Hairston 'exactly what we need'

Former North Carolina star Tyler Hansbrough, a forward for the Indiana Pacers, has been living in Chapel Hill during the NBA lockout and has had an up-close look at this year’s Tar Heels. Hansbrough told CBSSports.com that former Dudley star and McDonald’s All-America P.J. Hairston, a 6-foot-4 guard/forward, is the player who has impressed him the most. But the praise came with a caveat. (Greensboro News & Record)

Sean May close to signing with Croatian team

Sean May is close to signing a one-year deal with Croatian team KK Zagreb. The big man spent last season his first year overseas averaging, with Fenerbahce, 4.3ppg, 2.8rpg in Euroleague and 6.1ppg, 3.7rpg in TBL. (Sportando)

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