Chapel Hill hotel creates replica of Michael Jordan's Granville Towers room

Gatorade launched its “Be like Mike” advertising campaign in 1991 in an attempt to convince aspiring athletes and consumers they could be like basketball legend if they drank the company’s sports drink. Nearly 30 years later, hotel guests will be able to take that concept a step further if they stay at Graduate Hotels’ new location in Chapel Hill. (Daily Tar Heel)

Brotherly love brings out the best in Johnsons, as NBA’s Cam preps Puff for North Carolina

The competition between brothers Cameron and is constant, and never more evident than on the basketball court in the driveway of their Moon Township home. The games became so competitive that neighbors started to gather to watch them play, so intense that their parents made them stop playing before a winner could be determined. (

Message from UNC campus leaders on events in Minneapolis

Like so many of you, we have seen the recent events in Minneapolis where George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, died while in the custody of police officers. We denounce the actions of the police officers and support the decision to hold those responsible accountable. As we struggle to comprehend these events, we share your sadness, grief and frustration. (

Lawrence Taylor on Gambling, Golf, Competition, & Michael Jordan

Two of the best to ever play their respective sports both went to school at UNC. Of course, it's in basketball, the best NBA player ever, and then linebacker , who is considered one of the best defenders in NFL history. Jordan and Taylor didn't overlap at UNC. Taylor played at Carolina from 1977-1980, while Jordan arrived in Chapel Hill in 1981. (Inside Carolina)

Improving Red Zone Efficiency A Priority For UNC Football

"We’ve talked a lot about improving our red zone offense and defense," said. Last season, UNC was No. 31 in offensive red zone efficiency at 89 percent. The Tar Heels had 55 trips into the red zone, scoring a fairly impressive 49 times. The problem, however, is UNC managed just 31 touchdowns, crossing the goal line only 56 percent of the time. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Podcast: Jawad Williams On Living in the Moment

was a 2005 national champion at North Carolina and has played basketball professionally all over the world, including the NBA.Trent and Jawad discuss beating Illinois to win the NCAA Championship, LeBron James' leadership, writing children's books, not watching the scoreboard, family & fatherhood, and living in the moment. (Apple Podcasts)

This Day In UNC Baseball History: May 30

Here's a fun fact I didn't know before embarking on this UNC baseball history project: started the first game of the regional all three years he was in the program. On May 30, 2008 that came against Mt. St. Mary's at the USA Baseball complex in Cary that the Tar Heels called home that season. Harvey threw a 1-2-3 1st with a pair of strikeouts. (

Vince Carter on Giving 2003 All-Star Spot to Michael Jordan: 'I Ain't No Fool'

NBA veteran has accumulated plenty of stories throughout his long and successful career, but one of the best ones is when he gave up his starting spot in the 2003 All-Star Game to , who was appearing in his last one. Carter recounted the moment during the All the Smoke podcast with Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson. (Bleacher Report)

Sam Howell on Clemson: We know the challenge ahead of us

Arguably the most notable moment in Clemson’s regular season in 2019 was it narrowly escaping with a 21-20 at North Carolina. The Tar Heels were a surprise in the ACC, going 7-6 in year one of ’s second go-around with true freshman at quarterback, ending their season with a blowout win over Temple in the Military Bowl. (247 Sports)

Video: Shrunken Head remains staple of all things Tar Heels in Chapel Hill

It's a store that has celebrated 50 years, its golden anniversary. But everything in this store is baby blue, as Scott Mason, our Tar Heel Traveler, explains. (Note: This story is from prior to the pandemic.) (

Chase Rice Is Ready to Get Back in Front of Fans as Soon as Possible

is continuing to reveal his latest project, The Album, blessing fans with Part II. The North Carolina native is not letting this uncertain time stop him from getting the music to fans, blasting into the ears of anyone who wants it. "At the very beginning I loved it," Rice says, now two-months into home-quarantine. "I have a crew too." (

Taylor Koenen Signs With Swiss Team

After four successful years as a part of the UNC women's basketball program, Taylor Koenen is set to start the next phase in her basketball career. Koenen, who graduated from North Carolina earlier this month with a degree in business administration, has signed a contract with BCF Elfic Fribourg Basket, a professional team based in Fribourg, Switzerland. (

123 moments of Michael: A look back at the life and career of Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan

The 10-part ESPN series “The Last Dance,” which focuses on ’s final championship season with the Chicago Bulls, has brought the Hall of Famer’s astonishing achievements back into focus. His accomplishments are numerous and unprecedented: Six-time NBA champion. NCAA title with North Carolina. Two-time Olympic gold medalist. (Chicago Tribune)

Protocols, Not Football, Highlight UNC's June

Given the emphasis regarding COVID-19 mitigation efforts and the accompanying logistical challenges associated with social distancing, the Tar Heels will touch down in Chapel Hill in what largely amounts to a protocol process before football activities resume in July. North Carolina athletic director Bubba Cunningham laid out the timeline for return. (Inside Carolina)

Video: Mack Brown Friday Press Conference

North Carolina football coach spoke with the media on Friday and commented on a number of topics, including how players and will safely be brought back to campus, how meetings and practices will be orchestrated, and even an aside on Brown's exercise regimen. Read More...

NBA rookie Cameron Johnson warms up lunches with food donation to families

When the coronavirus crisis shut down the NBA, drove from Phoenix to Pittsburgh in a 28-hour trip so he could return to his Moon Township home. Before Johnson goes back, he wanted to give back. The Phoenix Suns rookie donated food and drinks Thursday to families at Hyde Elementary, where his mother, Amy, is a school nurse. (

Carolina Panthers safety Tre Boston named to PFF's all-clutch team for 2019

The Clutch Team contains players who graded the best in the fourth quarter and overtime of one-score games. Panthers safety did an excellent job of limiting throws into his coverage and making plays on the football. Boston was targeted just once in this sample but came away with one forced incompletion and one interception anyway. (Pro Football Focus)

Sean May on What Makes UNC's Roy Williams So Good

"Coach (Williams) is so meticulous at paying attention to the details," said. "There's never a beat that coach misses when it comes to preparation, when it comes to scouting, when it comes to his team, when it comes to development. He puts a good support system around them and lets them do their job and then trusts them to do their job well." (Inside Carolina)

Sam Howell one of the best true freshmen PFF has ever graded and a top-five QB in college football

owned an elite 90.1 PFF passing grade, which ranked seventh in the country. Considering Howell did this as an true freshman, the performance is flat-out remarkable. Not only did Howell finish as one of the 10 most valuable quarterbacks in college football, he had the second-most-valuable season by a Power-5 true freshman quarterback. (Pro Football Focus)

The Final Chapter: Michael Jordan's Stint With The Wizards

A year after his second retirement from the NBA, became minority owner and president of basketball operations for the Washington Wizards. As a front-office exec, Jordan was tasked with whatever the guys in suits do up there in the owner’s box. But every morning, he’d make his way down to the locker room and chat with vets like . (SLAM Online)
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