Tennessee Titans promote fomer UNC OL Arthur Smith to be new offensive coordinator

The Tennessee Titans named tight ends coach as their offensive coordinator on Monday. The former UNC offensive lineman became a graduate assistant in 2006 before joining the Redskins in 2007 as a defensive quality control coach. Smith worked as a defensive intern focusing on linebackers at Ole Miss in 2010 and joined the Titans in 2011. (Tennessee Titans)

UNC Jumps to No. 11 in AP Men’s Basketball Top 25

Wins over Notre Dame and Miami last week helped the UNC men’s basketball team move up two spots to No. 11 in the AP Men’s Basketball Top 25. The Tar Heels are tied atop the ACC standings with a 4-1 conference record. Tennessee is the new No. 1 team. The rest of the top five includes No. 2 Duke, No. 3 Virginia, No. 4 Gonzaga, and No. 5 Michigan. (

Know Your Opponent: Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech has developed into one of the most dangerous three-point shooting teams in college basketball this season. Elite shooting is not new for Buzz Williams' teams. At its current pace, this year's VT squad would be the third in a row to rank in the top 10 nationally in effective field goal percentage. However. Virginia Tech has slowed way down offensively this season. (

Virginia Tech Faces North Carolina In Chapel Hill

As usual, North Carolina has plenty of height at every position on the court. Virginia Tech’s job is made even more difficult by the probable loss of backup center P.J. Horne against Wake Forest. A big key for the Hokies will be limiting UNC’s offensive rebounds. The Tar Heels are one of the best offensive rebounding teams in the country, and Virginia Tech lacks size. (Tech Sideline)

Mitch Trubisky Named to NFL Pro Bowl

Chicago Bears quarterback is going to the Pro Bowl. He’ll replace Rams quarterback Jared Goff, who will skip the game and play in the Super Bowl in two weeks. Trubisky was listed as an injury replacement possibility last month, when Pro Bowl results were released. The all-star game will be held Sunday in Orlando, Fla. Practice starts there Wednesday. (Chicago Sun-Times)

Michael Busch, Gianluca Dalatri Named Baseball Preseason All-Americas

North Carolina juniors Michael Busch and Gianluca Dalatri were both selected to the D1 Baseball preseason All-America team, announced Monday. Busch was named to the first team while Dalatri was selected to the third team. Busch led UNC last season in runs scored (70), home runs (13), RBI (63), slugging percentage (.521), walks (55) and on base percentage (.465). (

Q&A with UNC Chancellor Carol Folt

I’ve also been very concerned about public safety, as you know. Over the holiday, it was a chance when we weren’t having the issues of safety so directly for all of us to think about it. I had the report from the safety panel that led us to understand fully the real risks and stresses to a campus that is under constant threat of disruption and some of those could be very dangerous. (

Danny Green: The Sharpshooting NBA Player with Pet Snakes

When was filled curiosity as a child, he and his two brothers were at his grandmother's Long Island home all the time, while their dad, Daniel Green Sr. was working three jobs to try to make ends meet. It was a different kind of outlet for the Green brothers. Surrounded by sports in a family of athletes, a house that could moonlight as a zoo tickled the senses. (VICE Sports)

Tar Heels Debut at No. 5 In Baseball America Preseason Poll

North Carolina will open the 2019 college baseball season ranked No. 5 nationally by Baseball America. Carolina is one of five teams in the ACC ranked in the top 25 and are joined by No. 6 Florida State, No. 11 Louisville, No. 14 Clemson and No. 22 Duke. UNC will face Clemson and Duke in ACC play as well as No. 12 ECU and No. 23 Coastal Carolina. (

No. 9 Virginia Tech, No. 13 UNC collide with ACC lead at stake

Two ranked teams that have bounced back after lopsided losses are set to clash with sole possession of first place in the ACC on the line. No. 9 Virginia Tech visits No. 13 North Carolina on Monday in Chapel Hill. UNC has won twice since an 83-62 home loss to Louisville. Virginia Tech recovered from a blowout loss at No. 4 Virginia to drub Wake Forest on Saturday. (ABC 11)

Tar Heels, Hokies play with renewed spark

North Carolina showed it could respond from a miserable outing. Now Virginia Tech can add that to its list of accomplishments as well. The teams meet Monday with something else at stake: The winner will hold sole possession of first place in the Atlantic Coast Conference — at least for a day. “I don’t think we’re at where we want to be,” UNC guard said. (Burlington Times News)

UNC student Scott Emmons named Churchill Scholar

Scott Emmons, a fourth-year student at the University of North Carolina, has been named a recipient of the prestigious Churchill Scholarship. Emmons is one of only 16 students and recent graduates selected for the award this year. Emmons, 22, is a senior from Bloomington, Indiana, majoring in computer science and mathematics in the College of Arts & Sciences. (

Hokies To Visit Smith Center On Monday Night - Pregame Notes

This is the sixth consecutive UNC-Virginia Tech game in which the Tar Heels are ranked in the AP top 25 (and the 32nd time in the last 35 meetings dating back to 1967). This is the first time the Hokies have ever played the Tar Heels when ranked in the AP poll. UNC leads 67-14, including 14-4 since Virginia Tech joined the ACC prior to the 2004-05 season. (

Virginia Tech seeks big win in "Big Monday" game at North Carolina

Last week, the Virginia Tech men’s basketball team struck out trying to pick up a marquee ACC victory. But the Hokies get another shot at a big win on “Big Monday.” The No. 9 Hokies visit No. 13 North Carolina at 7 p.m. Monday for an ESPN “Big Monday” telecast. Virginia Tech flopped in its first chance at an eye-opening ACC win, falling 81-59 at No. 4 Virginia on Tuesday. (Roanoke Times)

UNC vs. Virginia Tech Preview

The Hokies’ last two games have been polar opposites. They arrived in Charlottesville on Tuesday and got dominated by the Cavaliers, 81-59. Buzz Williams’ squad bounced back Saturday with a home win over Wake Forest, 87-71. Virginia Tech’s other loss this season came against Penn State, 62-63, in the ACC-Big 10 challenge. The Hokies like to slow the game down. (Inside Carolina)

Hokies face quick turnaround against quick-tempo Tar Heels

With Virginia Tech looking at a quick turnaround Monday at No. 13 North Carolina , coach Buzz Williams wondered aloud just how kind – or unkind – Chapel Hill had been to the Hokies over the years. As he gets set for a matchup against a typically quick-tempo UNC program, he’ll seek his first win on the Tar Heels’ home court in his third trip there as the Hokies’ head coach. (Virginian-Pilot)

Hurricanes Hold Off UNC Women's Basketball, 76-68

Miami held on for a 76-68 victory over North Carolina on Sunday in an ACC women's basketball game at the Watsco Center. Stephanie Watts registered her 17th career double-double and first in two years with 22 points and a career-high 15 rebounds for UNC (10-9, 1-4 ACC). Paris Kea had 10 points for the Tar Heels. UNC visits Virginia Tech on Thursday at 7 p.m. (

Detailed Look at What the Cardinals Are Getting in Andrew Miller

is 33-years-old and will turn 34 in May. His past, especially in the postseason, is well documented with an incredible amount of success that helped Cleveland to the World Series against the Chicago Cubs in 2016. Miller was MVP of the American League Championship Series that year. Last year he was injury plagued, making three trips to the disabled list. (KMOX)

From Dunks To Leadership: Vince Carter Savoring NBA Career And Role With Hawks

Twenty years ago, was a month away from his NBA debut. Most of his current teammates are likely too young to remember Carter’s debut. Since Carter entered the NBA and sparked an era known as “Vinsanity” with his electrifying dunks with the Toronto Raptors and the New Jersey Nets, nearly 250 players can say they were a teammate at some point. (Forbes)

Q&A with ex-UNC star Justin Jackson: On current Tar Heels, NBA growth, Steph Curry

still makes time to watch his Tar Heels. Jackson, who was ACC Player of the Year during UNC’s most recent national championship season in 2017, was in Charlotte Thursday as his Sacramento Kings played the Hornets. He spoke about his growth in his second NBA season, the current Tar Heels, and a funny matchup he recently had with Steph Curry. (Charlotte Observer)
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