Coby White to Chicago?

One of the fastest-rising NBA prospects this year has been former North Carolina point guard . He was a five-star recruit in high school and started every game except one for UNC last season, emerging as a dynamic scorer. The Chicago Bulls hold the seventh pick in the NBA Draft and White seems to be a popular target for them in mock drafts. (

Rontavius Groves Awarded Muscle Milk Male Athlete of the Year Award

UNC receiver Rontavius 'Toe' Groves has been awarded the Muscle Milk Male Athlete of the Year award, presented by the Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians Association. This award recognizes one male and one female college, Olympic, professional or tactical athlete whose athletic accomplishments reflect dedication to sports nutrition. (

Gianna Bowe a Spark Plug for UNC Women's Lacrosse Attack

In her first two seasons on the UNC women's lacrosse team, Gianna Bowe was a spark plug for the Tar Heels' attack, tallying 17 points while playing a reserve role. "She brings our team a lot of energy, she's got a never-say-die attitude and I think she can be underestimated because of her size," said coach Jenny Levy of Bowe, who is listed at 5 feet tall. (

Legendary Chapel Hill food icon 'Mama Dip' remembered, celebrated in Carrboro

Mildred "Mama Dip" Council was celebrated at the Carrboro Century Center Sunday afternoon during an event that honored her legacy. Her famed restaurant, Mama Dip's Kitchen, prepared a "Sunday Supper spread" to help celebrate her life. The Mama Dip Share the Love Fund looks to provide grants to causes that are important to 's legacy. (ABC 11)

One win away from NCAA title game, UNC women’s lacrosse team ready for BC

For the second consecutive year, North Carolina’s women’s lacrosse team has a shot at the third NCAA title in school history. Last year, its trip did not go as planned. UNC lost to the eventual national champions James Madison 15-12 in the semifinals. Although that loss hurt, it served a source of motivation, UNC sophomore Jamie Ortega said. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Greatest former UNC athlete by state (Michigan): Tommy LaGarde

was a blue-collar player for at North Carolina from 1973-77. He played alongside highly acclaimed players such as and . But 6-foot-10 LaGarde had skills, too. LaGarde earned second-team All-ACC and second-team All-American honors his senior season in Chapel Hill and was twice an Academic All-American. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

UNC Women's Lacrosse Heads To Baltimore For Final Four Rubber Match vs. Boston College

North Carolina will try to advance to the women's lacrosse national championship game for the fifth time when it meets No. 2 seed Boston College on Friday in Baltimore. BC beat UNC during the regular season in Chapel Hill, and the Tar Heels returned the favor by beating the Eagles in the ACC Tournament title game. ESPN News will televise the game. (

Basketball Background Benefits Emma Trenchard as UNC Women's Lacrosse’s Top Defender

Before Emma Trenchard came to North Carolina to play lacrosse, she played four years of soccer and basketball at Loomis Chaffee, a boarding school in Connecticut. On the court, her highlights are marked by multi-steal defensive efforts. Those skills have helped Trenchard transition on the lacrosse field into a top-notch defender for the Tar Heels. (US Lacrosse Magazine)

Bears coach Matt Nagy encouraged by Mitch Trubisky's continued progress

The success of the Chicago Bears’ offense hinges on the continued progress of quarterback , who made noticeable improvement between Year One and Year Two, despite what some outsiders will say. Matt Nagy has noticed the growth of his third-year quarterback early on in their second year together. There’s a noticeable progress. (USA Today)

UNC Freshman Cameron Morra Reaches NCAA Women's Singles Semifinals

Cameron Morra became the first freshman in the history of North Carolina women's tennis to reach the semifinals of the NCAA Singles Championship. Next up for the Rockville, Md., native is the top seed and No. 1 ranked player in the nation Estela Perez-Somarriba of the University of Miami. Tennis Channel will carry the match live starting not before 5 p.m. ET. (

Kenny Smith Wasn’t a Star. TNT’s ‘Inside the N.B.A.’ Made Him One.

For two decades, has co-starred on “Inside the N.B.A.” — doing, saying and wearing what he wants — and has created one of the most remarkable second lives a professional athlete will ever see. Smith is the foundation of a show that has evolved from a source of basketball analysis to a cultural influence with reach far beyond the court. (New York Times)

Jack Rowlett, Timmy Kelly named Lacrosse All-Americans

Jack Rowlett was named a third-team All-America defenseman by the U.S. Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association on Thursday while Timmy Kelly was tapped as an honorable mention All-America as an offensive midfielder by the organization. Rowlett was an honorable mention All-America in 2018 as named by the USILA so this was his second All-America honor. (

Kyle Seager ready to return to Mariners after extended IL stay

Spending the first two months of the baseball season on the injured list isn’t what expected out of his 2019. Days before the Mariners wrapped up their spring, Seager dove for a ball in a game against the Chicago Cubs and landed awkwardly. He didn’t think too much of it when it happened, but his hand was swollen the next day. (Tacoma News Tribune)

Danny Green blocks shots like few other shooting guards

has not shot the ball at his usual level in these playoffs, but he still has managed the best net rating on the Toronto Raptors ahead of Tuesday’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks. How? Mostly because of his solid defence. Green is known mostly for his savvy positioning and quick hands, but he’s also a sneaky-good shot-blocker. (Toronto Sun)

Tar Heels Face Miami On Friday For A Spot In The ACC Baseball Semifinals

No. 19 North Carolina will square off against No. 16 Miami on Friday at 3 p.m. at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park to see who will face Boston College in the ACC Baseball Championship semifinals on Saturday, May 25 at 1 p.m. This will be the fourth meeting this year against the Hurricanes as the Tar Heels took two of the previous three in Chapel Hill. (

Washington linebacker Mason Foster likes what he sees from rookie Cole Holcomb

The Washington Redskins are left searching for answers at inside linebacker in the wake of Reuben Foster’s injury. And fifth-round rookie from UNC might just help solve the problem. Holcomb has looked good in OTAs so far and should have a chance to compete. Even better, he has the attention of a veteran leader such as Mason Foster. (USA Today)

North Carolina Welcomes Imhof, Williams To Women's Basketball Staff

North Carolina women's basketball coach has announced the hiring of two familiar faces that have worked with her previously at Princeton. Meghin Williams comes aboard as an Assistant to the Athletic Director and Director of Basketball Operations, while Jessica Imhof joins the program as the Director of Scouting and Video Operations. (

The 25 Greatest Games in UNC Basketball History: No. 23 - Jamison and Co. crush No. 1 Duke in 1998

For the second time in the 1990s, a No. 1 Duke team came to Chapel Hill to do battle with a No. 2 UNC team. The first, in 1994, was a hard-fought Tar Heel victory that revealed that the Blue Devils had the best player (Grant Hill), but the Tar Heels had the better team. In 1998, the Tar Heels served notice that they had the best player AND the best team. (Tar Heel Blog)

Mack Brown, UNC Quarterbacks, and the Transfer Portal

The fact that has three quarterbacks competing for a starting job in the era of the transfer portal is a modern miracle. Brown praised his three quarterbacks and said they each did good and bad things throughout spring. By all accounts, UNC has a three-man battle for the job heading into fall. In the era of the transfer portal, that’s unheard of. (

Eric Ebron’s Historic Pace Forges On Into 2019

had a record-breaking season with the Colts in 2018; but it was just the latest quality year for the UNC product, who continues to put up numbers at a historic pace. Through age 25, Ebron has logged 252 receptions for 2,820 yards and 24 touchdowns. He is one of four tight ends in NFL history to put up those kind of numbers prior to age 26. (Indianapolis Colts)
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