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Larry Drew II, Wear twins talk about their departure from UNC
It’s only logical to question the mental toughness and resolve of three players who bolted when the adversity piled up. Travis Wear’s comment that the...

Something finer than North Carolina for Wear twins, Larry Drew
The Wear twins, who played at Santa Ana Mater Dei High, left Chapel Hill last spring after only one season. Larry Drew, who starred at...

Scotty Pippen says Michael Jordan may not be the best
Has Scottie Pippen lost his mind? Or is he spot-on saying that LeBron James of the Miami Heat may already be a better all-around player...

Haw River Ballroom, with part-owner Tom LaGarde, brings nightlife to Saxapahaw mill
The 10,000-square-foot space used to be home to spindles of cotton. And while the building of the former dye house of Saxapahaw’s Historic Cotton Mill...

Penn State considering Jeff Lebo
Though it’s early in Penn State’s search for a new head basketball coach, already one name is getting play, and that name is Jeff Lebo...

Jim Delany's right: NCAA should expand scholarship package
Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany has had some fresh, bold ideas during his decades as an athletics administrator. This isn’t one of them. “Myles Brand...

NBA Update, May 23
Brendan Haywood, Dallas Mavericks - The Dallas Mavericks are up two games to one against the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference Finals. The...

Q&A with ESPN auto racing analyst Brad Daugherty
Brad Daugherty shook his head and grinned Saturday afternoon as he surveyed Iowa Speedway through the ESPN pit studio window parked on a hill overlooking...

Michael Jordan appears at Oprah Winfrey farewell
Michael Jordan surprised Oprah Winfrey at her farewell show at Chicago's United Center, where his statue sits outside. Jordan was one of many celebrities who...

Dean Smith and a civil rights legacy
America was never the same after the Brown decision, but the young Dean Smith's civil rights advocacy did not end in Topeka. He signed Charlie...

ASU's Jason Capel pleased with mix he has for next season
Coach Jason Capel put a finishing touch on his first full basketball recruiting class at Appalachian State with the signing of transfer Jay Canty from...

NBA Update: May 16
Brendan Haywood, Dallas Mavericks - The Dallas Mavericks will face off against the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference Finals. Game one is Tuesday...

1957 Tar Heels team stands test of time with Hall of Fame honor
Several members of that North Carolina team gathered in Raleigh for the formal recognition of its status as the first great moment. It showed that...

Mitch Kupchak’s Value to the Lakers
Mitch Kupchak has demonstrated a knack for planning during his days as an NBA player and at his current position as the General Manager for...

New Monmouth coach King Rice rounds out staff
New Monmouth basketball coach King Rice has turned to his North Carolina roots to help fill out his coaching staff. The former Tar Heels point...

David Glenn Chats With Brendan Haywood, May 13
David Glenn caught up with former North Carolina player and current Dallas Mavericks center Brendan Haywood on Glenn’s afternoon radio show. Among the topics they...

Old 'Bones"
McKinney spurned coach Eddie Cameron and the hometown Duke Blue Devils in favor of North Carolina State. After his college career was interrupted by World...

Dean Smith To Receive Naismith Sportsmanship Award
Legendary coaches Dean Smith, Mike Krzyzewski and the late Kay Yow will be honored with the distinguished Dr. James A. Naismith Good Sportsmanship Award in...

Dante Calabria to start foundation in Wilmington
Dante Calabria, a member of the 1993 National Champion Tar Heels, is joining a group of business leaders in [Wilmington, NC] to create a non-profit...

Holding Court with Tyler Hansbrough, Part III
People don’t always realize this is a job…“This is a job. We’re definitely not all living in the same place, like we were at Carolina...

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