Chapel Hill’s Merritt’s Grill Opening Location in UNC Dining Hall

Students are flooding back into Chapel Hill in the days leading up to the beginning of the fall semester at UNC. And those students will have on-campus access to a food staple in Chapel Hill, a Merritt’s BLT. Carolina Dining Services announced earlier this month that Merritt’s would be opening a location in the bottom of Lenoir Dining Hall. (

Shalane Flanagan returning to defend NYC Marathon title

says she will return to defend her New York City Marathon title in November. "When I think about running New York, I get a feeling of ecstasy; my stomach turns," Flanagan told The New York Times. Flanagan ran the 2017 New York City Marathon in 2 hours, 26 minutes, 53 seconds to become the first female American to win the race since 1977. (

Roy Williams discusses UNC court dedication, point guard position battle for upcoming season

still can’t believe the court inside the arena named for his mentor will bear his name. The ceremony will occur Aug. 24 at a reunion event after North Carolina returns from a trip this week to the Bahamas. Williams added that the point guard position, open after the departure of , could go to – although he won’t be the only one. (

UNC RB Michael Carter Sidelined Due to Injury

North Carolina running back is sidelined 4-to-6 weeks with a broken wrist, a team source confirmed to Inside Carolina on Tuesday. Carter, a sophomore out of Navarre, Fla., suffered the injury during Saturday’s scrimmage at Kenan Stadium. He is expected to miss at least the season opener at California on Sept. 1. (Inside Carolina)

Chapel Hill Restaurant Elements Serves Up Vietnamese Dish Made Popular by Obama and Anthony Bourdain

Chef Michael Chuong barely looks at his marinade as he puts it together. Instead, he tells me about the regional differences of bún cha as he throws chili flakes into the bowl and continues to add more. The dish originated in his native Vietnam and was ushered into the global spotlight in 2016 when President Barack Obama sat down with Anthony Bourdain among locals in Hanoi for a meal. (Chapel Hill Magazine)

Mack Brown honored in Chapel Hill

Former UNC head coach will be enshrined into the College Football Hall of Fame come December but over the weekend, he was honored in Chapel Hill. Former and current players, coaches and staff were on hand as the program celebrated Brown’s career that lasted 30 years in the coaching game with stops at Appalachian State, Tulane, UNC and Texas. (Keeping It Heel)

Right Guard Competition Narrows

A pair of freshmen are battling for North Carolina’s starting right guard position 10 days into training camp. “You’ve got and fighting it out right now,” UNC head coach told reporters following Tuesday’s practice. “It’s been really good competition between those two guys.” The challenge for Barnes is learning the entirety of the offense. (Inside Carolina)

Nathan Elliott Named To Earl Campbell Tyler Rose List

The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Watch List was announced Tuesday at the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce East Texas Kick-Off Luncheon, and UNC junior quarterback is among the candidates. Elliott appeared in five games in 2017 and threw for a team-high 10 touchdowns in leading the Tar Heels to a pair of wins in the final three games of the season. (

Larry Fedora Discusses Scrimmage, William Barnes, Anthony Ratliff-Williams, and More

Following Tuesday’s practice, the tenth one of preseason camp, North Carolina football coach was asked several questions about the scrimmage. And while he didn’t reveal much, which is the norm for the seventh-year head coach, Fedora did offer a few interesting tidbits. “ had an exceptional scrimmage,” Fedora said, before rattling off a few other names. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

UNC Training Camp Photos & Analysis: Defensive Line

Inside Carolina photographer Jim Hawkins returned to Kenan Stadium this , with a focus on the defense. This gallery is not intended to cover every single player at the position on the roster, but rather as many as possible. And with those photos is commentary from Inside Carolina analyst and video reporter, and former member of the Tar Heel program, . (Inside Carolina)

ACC Basketball Offseason Power Rankings and Burning Questions for 2018–19

ACC Basketball Summer Power Rankings: 3. UNC: is big time. The McDonald’s All-American Game MVP should take some pressure off . The biggest departure from last year’s Tar Heels, Berry’s exit leaves a hole at point guard and no obvious choice to replace him. does, however, have options. The battle for the starting job is one to watch. (Sports Illustrated)

Podcast: Roy Williams with Andy Katz

The court at North Carolina's Smith Center will now have ' name on it, and you'll hear how he feels about that honor. Williams also breaks down his current roster, including what he expects , , , and to contribute, along with how he plans to improve his players' ability to defend and score close to the basket. (

Video: Meet A New Tar Heel - Air Force Veteran Chris Young

Growing up as a Tar Heel fan in Raleigh, Chris Young always envisioned himself coming to Carolina as an 18-year-old freshman. But a chance to begin a career as a radio disc jockey right out of a high school and an ensuing 16-year career in the Air Force changed his timeline. Now, as a 39-year-old, Young has made his way to Chapel Hill. Read More...

Anthony Ratliff-Williams, K.J. Sails Making Each Other Better

The daily duels between wide receiver and cornerback have been the highlight of North Carolina's preseason football camp. You never know how their matchups will unfold. What can be guaranteed, though, is trash talk. That's to be expected when two of the Tar Heels' most talented and personable players are pitted against each other. (

UNC, Duke are the headliners, but ACC basketball's supporting cast runs deep

Here are five questions for the upcoming ACC basketball season: 5. Can be the No. 1 pick in next year's NBA draft? The Duke newcomers will get the hype nationally, and the return of will steal most of the preseason headlines for the Tar Heels, but there's a chance the No. 1 pick in June is North Carolina's incoming freshman . (

Carolina Insider Podcast: Training Camp Updates, Mack Brown

Tuesday's episode of the Carolina Insider podcast is peppered with tidbits from the first week of football training camp and a visit from former UNC football coach . The former Tar Heel and Texas head coach and current ESPN analyst was in Chapel Hill last weekend to be honored for his impending December induction into the College Football Hall of Fame. (

Eagles' Mack Hollins hopes the extra work he's putting in pays off in Year 2

Practice is over and hurries off the field and heads straight for the Eagles’ locker room, where he peels off his sweat-soaked practice gear and spends about 25 minutes relaxing at his locker. Then, still barefoot, the hippy-dippy second-year wide receiver with the pet ball python and boa constrictor heads back out to the field for a daily 30-minute catching session. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Giovani Bernard might be the toughest guy on the Bengals’ roster

Let’s take a moment to praise running back . Through five seasons, Bernard has been a rock-steady contributor for an offense that’s featured a revolving door of offensive coordinators. Between 2013-2017, Bernard has generated 4,973 yards from scrimmage, which ranks second behind A.J. Green during that time frame, on 920 touches and 24 touchdowns. (Cincy Jungle)

Video: Mitch Trubisky Mic'd Up at Chicago Bears Practice

Former North Carolina quarterback and No. 2 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, gets mic'd up at a recent Chicago Bears preseason practice. Come for the pinpoint passing and small talk. Stay for Trubisky dancing to Michael Jackson. Read More...

UNC Basketball: 3 Things To Watch in the Bahamas

This past spring, it was announced the UNC men’s basketball team would head to the Bahamas for some preseason action. That trip will take place this weekend, when the Tar Heels take the court at Sir Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium in Nassau. According to the Bahamas Basketball Federation’s “Summer of Thunder” schedule, UNC is scheduled to play this Friday and Saturday. (Tar Heel Blog)

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