Three questions: North Carolina basketball practice begins

With six weeks until tipoff on Nov. 6, college basketball teams will begin practice starting Tuesday. Here are three questions North Carolina will be seeking answers for: 1. Who runs the show? The Tar Heels didn’t get the level of competition they wanted on their exhibition trip to the Bahamas, so there’s not much to be gleaned from what Carolina’s point guards did on the trip. (Winston-Salem Journal)

Larry Fedora Offering Few Hints on UNC's QB Situation

The North Carolina media availability prior to Thursday’s game at No. 16 Miami was a clinic in cloak and dagger misdirection as it related to his quarterback situation. When asked if was UNC's No. 3 quarterback behind or if he could be ’s backup in Miami, Fedora smiled and said, “I’ll say yes to both your questions.” (Inside Carolina)

North Carolina's Field Hockey Facility Will Be Named For Karen Shelton

UNC is naming its new field hockey stadium for , the legendary Tar Heel coach now in her 38th season with the program. Ken and Cheryl Williams, longtime supporters of UNC Athletics, wanted to recognize the accomplished coach and committed the lead gift to make Stadium possible. "I could not feel more honored and humbled," Shelton said. (

Montesdeoca Continues Extra-Time Success, UNC Olympic Sports Notes

No. 3 UNC men's soccer continued its recent extra-time success, defeating No. 8 Notre Dame 1-0 in the second period of extra time. Men's cross country posted a stellar performance at the Battle in Beantown and the top-ranked field hockey team beat No. 4 Duke. Women's golf's Kelly Whaley kept rolling, and women's soccer has posted three straight shutouts. (

North Carolina-Miami: Matchups to Watch

Miami averages 4.94 yards per rush and 8.1 yards per pass attempt, both of which are middle of the road statistics in the ACC. In Miami’s 24-19 win at UNC last October, the Tar Heels held the Hurricanes to 59 rushing yards on 32 carries. Miami is 10-11 overall against North Carolina and therefore have a chance to even the series record in its ACC opener at Hard Rock Stadium. (Inside Carolina)

Is N'Kosi Perry or Malik Rosier starting at QB for No. 16 Miami?

On Thursday night, after an uncomfortably short week of preparation, the Hurricanes will take the field at Hard Rock Stadium for their first game of conference play, a showdown with ACC Coastal Division foe North Carolina. It might be only then that everyone — the Tar Heels included — will learn which of the Hurricanes’ quarterbacks will get the start. (South Florida Sun Sentinel)

Nathan Elliott Named A Manning Award Star Of The Week

is one of eight quarterbacks named by The Manning Award as its "Stars of the Week." UNC football fans can go to the Sugar Bowl Facebook page to vote for what they think was the best performance from this past weekend. When voting closes on Thursday at 11 a.m. (Central), the top vote-getter will be announced as the Manning Award Quarterback of the Week. (

Giovanni Montesdeoca Named ACC Men's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week

North Carolina sophomore forward Giovanni Montesdeoca has been named the ACC Men's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week, while North Carolina State sophomore goalkeeper Leon Krapf is this week's ACC Defensive Player of the Week. Montesdeoca scored the game winner in the 106th minute to give North Carolina a 1-0 victory at No. 8 Notre Dame on Friday. (

William Sweet Named ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week

ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week – , North Carolina, Jr., OT.: Sweet graded out at 91 percent and had a team-high 10 knockdown blocks to lead UNC to a 38-35 win over Pitt in the Tar Heels' ACC opener. Sweet did not allow a pressure or a sack, helping pave the way for UNC's offense to rush for 173 yards and three scores and gain a season-high 486 yards. (The ACC)

Chansky’s Notebook: Broadened Perspective

Flooding and football were partners on Saturday. In Chapel Hill, a nice crowd turned out for the postponed home opener, and the Tar Heels looked like they had benefited from the cancellation of one game and the time away it afforded. called it a reset, and UNC played a surprisingly consistent and steady game considering how poorly its season started. (

Dazz Newsome Flourishes in Featured Role

Modest and not one to use a lot of words, North Carolina wide receiver entered the interview room Saturday, sat down, and took questions from a hoard of reporters. By the way he carried himself, you would have no idea that the generously listed 5-foot-11 sophomore just had the best game of his UNC career to help lead the Tar Heels to a 38-35 victory. (Inside Carolina)

Charlotte Hornets Training Camp In Chapel Hill Opens Tuesday

The Charlotte Hornets will hold training camp and host the Boston Celtics in a preseason game this week at the Smith Center in Chapel Hill. owns the Hornets, is a member of the Charlotte roster. is the new Hornets general manager, is the team's assistant video coordinator and is assistant GM. (

NBC Sports College Basketball Preseason Top 25

9. North Carolina: Where you rank UNC in the preseason is going to depend on how good you think their freshmen — and — are going to be and what kind of development you expect out of , and . Will there be a returning player in college basketball this season that is better than ? (NBC Sports)

Antonio Williams Back Where He Belongs

North Carolina began recruiting in eighth grade. He verbally committed to the Tar Heels as a high school sophomore. But when the New London, North Carolina, native's football aspirations ultimately led him to Ohio State, it seemed as if he'd never find himself in the position he was in Saturday. Yet there he stood, behind in the pistol formation. (

Josh Peck Claims Tennis Title To Open Fall

North Carolina junior Josh Peck won the singles title at the Gamecock Fall Invitational Sunday in Columbia, S.C, beating top-seeded Adam Walton from Tennessee. The championship came in the first tournament of the fall for the UNC men's tennis team. "Josh had a great tournament," UNC coach Sam Paul said. "He worked hard all summer and it's great to see that pay off." (

Group of Suspended UNC Players Returning vs. Miami

The North Carolina Tar Heels will be getting a handful of key players back that will boost the talent and depth of the roster that they can now field. UNC had to suspend 13 players—nine players for a total of four games—at the start of the season because they sold special edition Air Jordan 3 sneakers that were only issued to the UNC football team—a violation of NCAA rules. (Inside Carolina)

Podcast: Post UNC-Pitt - The Good, the Bad, and the Dots

Inside Carolina's Jason Staples and Buck Sanders join host Tommy Ashley to break down the good and the bad of North Carolina football's 38-35 ACC Coastal Division win over Pittsburgh on Saturday in Chapel Hill. (Audioboom)

Alexa Graham, Sophia Patel Claim Tennis Titles at Furman Fall Classic

The UNC women’s tennis team wrapped up play in the Furman Fall Classic on Sunday as both junior Alexa Graham and freshman Sophia Patel claimed titles in their singles brackets. There were nine different brackets filled with eight players apiece. Graham won Flight One with a come-from-behind victory in three sets in the finals over South Carolina’s Ingrid Martins. (

Author, UNC grad tackles one of the greatest baseball teams you’ve never heard of

When Anne Keene, the Austin author of “The Cloudbuster Nine: The Untold Story of Ted Williams and the Baseball Team that Helped Win World War II,” was growing up, she knew that her father both loved and hated the game of baseball. She knew he adored it, loved the old players, told stories about them to the point that it became something of a family joke. (Austin American-Statesman)

Extra Points: Pitt Stop

The heat. The tragedy-induced layoff. The first-half hiccup. The of Pitt games of yore. Over and over Saturday in Kenan Stadium, stories and scripts from yesterday kept coming full circle in the Tar Heels' 38-35 victory. Saturday happened to be the 39th anniversary of No. 13-ranked Pitt with coach Jackie Sherrill and defensive end Hugh Green coming to Chapel Hill. (
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