Eric Ebron is developing into one of the league’s best tight ends

A change of scenery can be good for the soul, and that certainly seems to be the case for Indianapolis Colts tight end . Ebron was the 10th overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions (Odell Beckham went 12th and Aaron Donald went 13th), but he never played like a top-10 pick during his time in Detroit. With his new team, it’s clear Ebron is developing into his true potential. (SB Nation)

Carolina Insider Podcast: Recapping A Busy Weekend

Recap a busy weekend of Tar Heel athletics with the latest episode of the Carolina Insider podcast. Hosts Jones Angell of the Tar Heel Sports Network and Adam Lucas of break down Friday's men's basketball win at Elon, Saturday's football game at Duke and Monday night's hoops win over Stanford. Carolina Insider is a twice-weekly production. (

Video: Larry Fedora Weekly Conversation with Jones Angell

North Carolina football coach sits down for his weekly conversation with Jones Angell of the Tar Heel Sports Network to preview UNC's upcoming game against Western Carolina on Saturday at Kenan Stadium. Read More...

225 years of Tar Heels: Aziz Sancar

Dr. Aziz Sancar is recognized around the world as a brilliant scientist, but his early passion was far removed from a laboratory. “My main goal in life was to play soccer for the Turkish National Team,” Sancar said. “But I was about four inches too short to play goalkeeper.” In 2015, he won a Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work mapping the cellular mechanisms that underlie DNA repair. (

Mitch Trubisky's connection with teammates reveals his most important trait: Leadership

We already know after 21 starts what kind of quarterback is, and his moxie matters greatly in the ongoing evaluation of the former No. 2 draft pick. We are witnessing a young passer improving his overall game by increasing his awareness, a quarterback in his first full season as a starter benefiting from a clever new offensive scheme but also from his own savvy. (Chicago Tribune)

Inside The Playbook: How UNC, Nassir Little opened up an alley to the hoop

With basketball season back, it’s time to go back to our Inside The Playbook series. First up: North Carolina and . UNC is off and running this season and a big part of the success is due to three outstanding freshmen. has taken over the point guard role. and helped get Carolina’s transition offense online: 1.07 points per possession. (ACC Sports Journal)

Chansky’s Notebook: If He Could See It Now (Not)

The Smith Center now sparkles like a Christmas tree. I wonder what members of ’s family think these days when they go to a basketball game in the arena that bears his name. Smith, the legendary Hall of Fame coach, never allowed one sign or a word of advertising in Carmichael Auditorium or later his building while he coached. It began slowly after he retired. (

Video: NBA Draft Big Board - Does Nassir Little Have Chance to Go No. 1?

Duke's talented freshmen get all the hype, but the rival North Carolina Tar Heels have their own star in the making. Is good enough to warrant the No. 1 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft? (Sports Illustrated)

Football Practice Facility Delays Are Frustrating Fedora

has reached a point where he’s stopped asking questions about the indoor practice facility that hasn’t yet been completed. Ground broke in May 2017 and was supposed to be completed by this season's opener at California, but the building isn’t close to being ready, thus the Tar Heels will go two full seasons without having a traditional practice place. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Stephanie Watts returns from 2017 injury, giving UNC women's basketball hope

It's been a long road back for junior Stephanie Watts, but in her first taste of live action since Feb. 16, 2017, she didn’t miss a beat. Though the game wasn't an ACC game — a home exhibition against Carson-Newman which the Tar Heels won 115-74 — Watts imbued the night with something that’s been scarce in recent years for fans of UNC women’s basketball: hope (Daily Tar Heel)

No Panic for Kenny Williams

Amid an 0-for-10 shooting streak to start the year, never panicked. He knew his shots would fall, at least eventually. After scoring one point across the first two games of the season, Williams finished with 12 in seventh-ranked UNC's 90-72 win over Stanford. He went 4-for-6 from the field, including 2-for-3 on 3-pointers. Nine of his points came in the first half (

Ten Takeaways from UNC's First Three Basketball Games

After three games, there is some clarity about the 2018-19 UNC basketball team. has started the same lineup each game, going with freshman point guard and sophomore big man alongside starters , , and . White and Brooks have been productive while room for growth remains. (Inside Carolina)

Despite the win, Roy Williams said UNC's performance was 'not the kind of game we want to play.'

It was good enough for a win, but it wasn’t good enough for . North Carolina shot 49 percent, outrebounded Stanford, had more assists, free throws and fewer turnovers, but the Tar Heels’ 90-72 victory wasn’t close to good enough for the Hall of Fame coach. Williams wants his team to play to a standard, not to a final score, and on Monday night, they didn’t do it. (Winston-Salem Journal)

Tar Heels turn ‘friendly’ matchup into rout

“It’s special to be back here and around coach Williams,? Stanford coach Jerod Haase said. “My respect for coach Williams is off the charts. On the other hand, it was a learning experience for our team on the court.? Even though Stanford was picked to finish near the bottom of the Pac-12, hoped the game would be another meaningful test for the Tar Heels. (Fayetteville Observer)

Familiar foe helps Kenny Williams end scoring slump

There’s something about Stanford that brings out the best in . And the Cardinal couldn’t have stopped by the Smith Center at a better time for UNC’s senior guard. After going scoreless in the first two games this season, Williams finally broke through for 12 points on 4-of-6 shooting Monday to lead the Tar Heels to a 90-72 victory in their home opener. (North State Journal)

Carolina honors Tar Heel veterans

More than 80 people gathered Monday for an annual Veterans Day celebration at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, honoring the men and women who have served in the United States military. The UNC-Chapel Hill Army, Navy and Air Force ROTC units hosted the event, which celebrated the courageous service and sacrifice of alumni veterans. (

Lucas: Home

It never gets old, and let's hope it never does. Monday was a basketball night in the Smith Center, so by definition: it was a good night. Of course, it wasn't just any night. It was the home opener, which still feels special even in the 16th season of the era. There's still that same pop when Coach comes out of the tunnel and there's still that same buzz when the Tar Heels take the court. (

Thoughts from a Walk-On: UNC vs. Stanford

These early season matchups can be difficult to write about, because this year’s team is only in the infancy of finding its identity. It seems like we see a little of everything–some good, some bad, some great, some awful– and can always think “Well, there’s a lot left.” But after a stellar first half and so-so second half, the Tar Heels improve to 3-0 in the Chapel Hill home opener. (Thoughts From a Walk-On)

Roy Williams Critical of UNC's Defensive Effort Against Stanford

offered golf analogies and references to a years-old unopened laptop during the preseason. He’s praised his veterans while pumping the brakes on NBA talk regarding his freshmen. On Monday, less than a week after UNC’s season opener, the Hall of Fame head coach checked yet another box with a postgame tirade about his team’s poor defense. (Inside Carolina)

Podcast: Postgame Analysis of UNC-Stanford

joins host Tommy Ashley to discuss North Carolina's 90-72 win over Stanford in the Smith Center on Monday. Ashley begins the show with Burke's overall impressions of the Heels. The duo then delves into the nuts and bolts of the game itself with Burke breaking down individual Heel performances. and garner much of the discussion. (Inside Carolina)
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