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ACC teams look to answer questions at quarterback

Ten ACC schools faced questions of varying degrees of urgency at quarterback this spring. Eight of those schools lost a starter from last year either due to graduation, transfer, early NFL draft declaration, or disciplinary issues. Only a handful of schools seem to have solidified their QB spots. UNC has two redshirt freshmen and a true freshman vying for the job. (Associated Press)

Jerry Stackhouse plans to hire Nicki Gross, previously only female coach in NBA G League

plans to add Nicki Gross, previously the only female assistant coach in the NBA G League, to his Vanderbilt men’s basketball staff. A source close to the situation confirmed to The Tennessean that Vanderbilt plans to hire Gross, pending routine background checks by the university and SEC office done for athletics department staff. (Nashville Tennessean)

Mack Brown, Roy Williams to Compete in 2019 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge

UNC football coach and basketball coach will represent the Tar Heels in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge charity golf tournament. Both coaches will compete for a share of the $650,000 scholarship and charity purse. The team's winnings will be split between an endowed scholarship at UNC and Champions Off the Field. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Running Back Javonte Williams Emerges from Spring With Major Buzz

Overlooked as a high school recruit and only offered by North Carolina late in the 2018 cycle when the staff realized it would have room for his commitment, came to UNC with something to prove. Williams has parlayed late playing time in 2018 into a strong spring campaign and has now risen up UNC's running back depth chart. (Inside Carolina)

UNC Defensive Coordinator Jay Bateman Explains His Defense

North Carolina defensive coordinator Jay Bateman explained his unique defensive philosophies and approach on Wednesday at the Kenan Football Center. "The main thing I try to do is I try to find who are best eleven players are and play those guys. We’re going to solve our problems with aggression. If I’m pressuring, that limits how many plays you can run." (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Chansky’s Notebook: A Favorite Memory

Earlier this week, I visited a dear friend at his apartment in New York City. Eli Evans, one of UNC’s most distinguished alumni, suffers from Alzheimer’s Disease and may not have recognized me. During the visit, I pulled one of the Carolina basketball books off his shelf and looked for a story to read Eli. It was about UNC's NCAA title in 1957, when Eli was in school. (Chapelboro.com)

Lucas: The Last Dinner

It took until the final team event of his senior season, but we finally learned of doing something wrong. It came at Wednesday's UNC basketball team banquet courtesy of . The freshly voted team MVP was turning in another terrific senior speech, a worthy companion to his effort at the Smith Center on Senior Day. (GoHeels.com)

ACC Barnstorming Tour gives fans, players a night to remember

said it’s been fun traveling around North Carolina. The ACC Barnstorming Tour also gives Williams one last chance to play with . got a call from the Boston Celtics about a pre-draft workout, so instead, former UNC point guard came to sign autographs and take pictures with fans. (Wilson Times)

New football coaches at UNC, ECU use spring to examine rosters

Although said his team still has plenty of issues to iron out, especially depth on defense, holdovers such as defensive end came away encouraged by what they saw Saturday. “Coming out here for the spring game, it made us feel like everything is starting over. It’s like we won the day today and we’re starting the season 1-0.” (North State Journal)

UNC basketball alums crucial in NBA playoffs

Even excluding 's bench celebrations, there have been several noteworthy Tar Heel showings in this year's NBA playoffs. Take a look at which former North Carolina players are making themselves known in the postseason, from those on first-round upstart teams to the players helping their squad contend for the NBA title. (Daily Tar Heel)

A look back at the 1990s in Chapel Hill

The 1990s was a period of growth and change for the University of North Carolina, especially in terms of technology. In the '90s, class registration grew beyond the in-person process at Woollen Gym and expanded to telephone service. Students dialed into the service and entered codes for each class. Drop/add was still an in-person process in Woollen Gym. (Daily Tar Heel)

Cameron Johnson Named MVP at UNC Basketball Awards Ceremony

was named the winner of the Most Valuable Player Award Wednesday evening at the UNC men's basketball team's 2018-19 awards ceremony. Johnson led the team in scoring at 16.9 points per game, made 96 three-pointers – second most in UNC history – and led the ACC in three-point shooting at 45.7 percent. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Softball Downs Campbell, 7-2

Behind Hannah George's seventh complete game, North Carolina picked up a 7-2 win at Campbell Wednesday. Capitalizing on eight Camel errors, the Tar Heels scored three unearned runs throughout the game. UNC jumped to a 3-0 lead in the first before extending it to six in the fourth. Brittany Pickett's sac-fly to right concluded UNC's score at seven. (GoHeels.com)

Video: Tim Brewster on why he returned to Chapel Hill to coach with Mack Brown

North Carolina football Assistant Head Coach and Tight Ends Coach Tim Brewster discusses why he returned to coach with in Chapel Hill following a successful 9-year coaching run with Brown during his first tenure at UNC. Read More...

UNC Offensive Coordinator Phil Longo Explains His "Air Raid" Offense

UNC offensive coordinator Phil Longo runs the Air Raid offense, something he learned initially from Mike Leach and later from Kliff Kingsbury. But Longo has tweaked and changed things to his own liking over time, and the results have been prolific offenses with a healthy pass/run balance whether at the FCS level or the Power 5 level. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

How Trent Thornton's unorthodox delivery presents a coaching quandry

“My arm goes down behind my back then shoots up like a slingshot and then releases. It’s not the most attractive arm action.” That’s how describes his delivery. He’ll also happily tell you that his arm “looks like a noodle flapping around” and his limbs “flail all over the place.” When Thornton pitches, people scratch their heads. (Yahoo! Sports)

Which Team Should be the Favorite to Win the ACC Coastal in 2019?

Once again the Coastal appears to be wide open. For starters, three teams (Georgia Tech, Miami, North Carolina) have new head coaches. Defending division champion Pittsburgh is replacing a pair of 1,000-yard rushers. Duke is breaking in a new starting quarterback and both Virginia and Virginia Tech are tasked with replacing key pieces on offense. (Athlon Sports)

Someday a pro, but first, a Tar Heel: William Blumberg tackles tennis and life

has hit with Mike and Bob Bryan, the most successful doubles tennis players in America, Novak Djokovic, and even Roger Federer. So why is the Greenwich, Conn., native in Chapel Hill, competing on Court 1instead of going pro? Because he doesn't want others to think of him as just an elite athlete. There’s more to him than that label. (Daily Tar Heel)

Jimmy Braddock Recalls Memorable High School Basketball Career 40 Years Later

Jimmy Braddock has moved back to Chattanooga in recent months from Columbia, S.C., where he was once a solid basketball coach at the independent Hammond School and won a state championship. He is getting ready to marry and has enjoyed doing tax preparation work in recent years. And he said he hopes to get back involved in basketball. (The Chattanoogan)

Cam Johnson Works Out For Boston Celtics

The Boston Celtics hosted three players for predraft workouts on Monday, including senior guards (North Carolina), Quinndary Weatherspoon (Mississippi State) and Justin Robinson (Virginia Tech). The Celtics hold the 14th, 20th and 22nd picks in the 2019 NBA Draft but only Johnson is considered to be a first-round pick. (USA Today)
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