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Former Cowboy Greg Ellis visits local Boys and Girls Club

Former Dallas cowboy is in Tyler, Texas performing his play, “Watch Night.” While in town, he went out of his way to speak to children with the Boys and Girls Club. “People say, 'Greg can you come speak to the kids?' And I jump at every opportunity, and I enjoy pouring back. Hopefully I say something that can encourage them and puts them on the right path.” (CBS 19)

Gonzaga coach Mark Few clarifies his national champions ‘who do it right’ postgame comment

Gonzaga coach Mark Few stands by his comments Sunday that he’s disappointed the NCAA hasn’t moved faster with its investigation into college basketball corruption. But the Zags coach was adamant about clarifying one of his remarks. “Nobody is rolling more than Villanova, that’s what I was saying, North Carolina does it the right way. They’re as ethical as ethical can be.” (Spokane Spokesman-Review)

Phil Longo Officially Named UNC Football's New Offensive Coordinator

Phil Longo, Lonnie Galloway and Brandon Jones have joined North Carolina Football's coaching staff. Longo, who has been at Ole Miss for the last two seasons, will serve as UNC's offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Galloway, a North Carolina native with extensive experience throughout the region, will coach wide receivers. Jones will lead the offensive line. (GoHeels.com)

Isaiah Hicks, Theo Pinson thriving in G-League

is having a fantastic season with the G-League’s Westchester Knicks, averaging 18.6 points, nine rebounds and 2.1 assists in nearly 33 minutes per game. has shown a remarkable shooting turnaround in his first 14 games for the Long Island Nets, knocking down 37 percent of his three-point attempts and becoming one of the team's most reliable scorers. (Keeping It Heel)

Texas Rangers Hire UNC Pitching Coach Robert Woodard as Minor League Pitching Coordinator

Aaron Fitt of D1Baseball.com announced Monday that the Texas Rangers are hiring North Carolina pitching coach to be their Minor League pitching coordinator. Woodard has spent the last two seasons in charge of the Tar Heel pitching staff, with the team going 93-34 during that time and qualifying for the 2018 College World Series. (Chapelboro.com)

Video: Gonzaga's Mark Few On First Game vs. UNC In Chapel Hill

No. 12 North Carolina will host No. 4 Gonzaga this Saturday in Chapel Hill. It's the first time the Zags have ever played in the Dean Dome and is also a rematch of the 2017 National Championship. Gonzaga coach Mark Few shared with the ACC Digital Network his respect and what he's expecting from the matchup on Saturday. Read More...

Chansky’s Notebook: Vinsanity Still Flying

has come a long way – and not just in years. As the oldest player in the NBA, the 41-year old Tar Heel is an inspiration for both the AARP crowd and UNC fans. Now with the Atlanta Hawks, his eighth NBA team, Carter never won a national championship in college or a ring on the biggest stage — but is still one of the best athletes and good guys of the game. (Chapelboro.com)

North Carolina Basketball Youth Holiday Clinic Details Announced

The University of North Carolina's men's basketball players and coaches will host the annual Carolina Basketball Holiday Clinic for youths in first through sixth grades again this winter. The clinic will take place on Sunday, December 30, 2018, at the Center in Chapel Hill. The cost is $50 per child, and all proceeds will benefit Chapel Hill-area charities. (GoHeels.com)

2018 Breakdown: Nathan Elliott

North Carolina quarterback was limited, something he openly admitted. But he was good at managing the offense, getting the team into position to snap the ball quickly and they did move the ball a lot this season. There’s a reason the Tar Heels finished the regular season No. 35 in the nation in total yards per game. Elliott has some options regarding next season. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Eleven stats behind UNC field hockey's National Championship season

The North Carolina field hockey team put an exclamation point on its season by winning the 2018 NCAA Championship. After taking down Maryland, 2-0, for their first title since 2009, we broke down 11 stats that put the Tar Heels’ success this season in context: 23 - The number of wins for the Tar Heels on the season — more than any other program in the country. (Daily Tar Heel)

Podcast: Going In Depth On New UNC Defensive Coordinator Jay Bateman

Steven Godfrey of SB Nation and the Ain't Played Nobody podcast joins Tommy Ashley, Greg Barnes, and Buck Sanders to discuss North Carolina's new defensive coordinator Jay Bateman. (Blog Talk Radio)

Year in Review: How Larry Fedora's time at North Carolina came to a close

When walked into The Westin Charlotte for ACC Kickoff on July 18, he hoped that little more would come from the day than delivering a message of hope for the North Carolina football team. Hours later, the seventh-year head coach walked out of that hotel having done the opposite of re-establishing confidence in his ability to lead the program. (Daily Tar Heel)

After 20 years of chasing the next college job, Scott Cherry happy to have landed at Briarcrest

When ’s coaching tenure ended at High Point University last season, some soothsayers might have seen Tubby Smith resurrecting his alma mater in High Point, North Carolina. What no one could have seen was that Smith and Cherry would trade hometowns. Cherry played on UNC's 1993 championship team, played in Cyprus for a season, then sold forklifts for three years. (Daily Memphian)

Mack Brown Gets Candid

’s grandfather asked Mack what he wanted to do. “I want to be a college football coach and win a national championship,” Mack said. “Boy, you go out and do what you want to do, because if you’re happy, you’ll do it longer,” his grandfather replied. Fifty-seven years later, Brown entered the College Football Hall of Fame. (Note: Article pre-dates Brown's hiring at UNC) (Austin Monthly)

How Toronto Raptors Forward Danny Green Is Trying to Bring New York City Basketball Back

On Sunday, when Bronx native Kemba Walker scored 25 points for the Hornets to hand the Knicks a loss, , the Long Island native now with the Toronto Raptors, helped organize the Battle in the Apple Basketball Showcase to promote hoops in his hometown. "We're trying to bring basketball to where it was when we were growing up [in New York]," said Green. (Forbes)

Social Media Reacts to Allen & Son Barbecue Closing

Allen & Son Barbecue is closing its location north of Chapel Hill. Keith Allen had operated the restaurant for decades and had grown to be a prominent figure in the barbecue world. Allen & Son was repeatedly included on various rankings touting the best barbecue across the country. Residents quickly took to social media to voice their condolences for the restaurant’s closing. (Chapelboro.com)

Tar Heels Move Up Two Spots to No. 12 in AP Men's Basketball Top 25

The UNC men’s basketball team moved up two spots to No. 12 in this week’s Associated Press Top 25. Kansas took over No. 1 following Gonzaga’s loss to Tennessee on Sunday. Duke slid up to No. 2, followed by Tennessee, Gonzaga and Michigan. The rest of the top 10 includes No. 6 Virginia, No. 7 Nevada, No. 8 Auburn, No. 9 Michigan State and No. 10 Florida State. (Chapelboro.com)

Colts TE Eric Ebron breaks franchise record for touchdowns by a tight end

Indianapolis Colts tight end has officially notched the franchise record for touchdowns at his position after a scoring catch in Sunday’s game against the Houston Texans. Ebron hauled in a 14-yard receiving touchdown from Andrew Luck with 2:57 left in the second quarter, which helped the fifth-year pro record his 12th touchdown of the season. (Clutch Points)

Mitch Trubisky disappointed in his performance, but appreciates the big win

did not need to be told he didn’t play well in Sunday night’s 15-6 victory over the Rams, and he won’t have to be told he needs to work hard this week to correct the mistakes that plagued his return from a shoulder injury. Trubisky said it wasn’t the freezing temperatures that hindered him, and he added his shoulder felt fine. But he said he was “trying to do too much” on some plays. (Chicago Tribune)

Five things to know about U.S. men's soccer coach Gregg Berhalter

A standout in high school, went on to play at North Carolina. There he played with more future MNT teammates in and Kerry Zavagnin, and went on to captain the USA at the 1993 FIFA World Youth Championship in Australia. Playing at UNC from 1991-94, Berhalter said that college soccer helped him adjust to the physical side of the game. (US Soccer)
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