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Tar Heels Today: Berry's kind gesture, Hollins heads to the Super Bowl, recruiting notes, & more


Joel Berry makes a young fan's day, Roy Williams does not make a scheduled recruiting trip, Chase Rice performs for NHL fans, Wayne Ellington is hot for the Heat, Sunday's UNC results and more in Tar Heels Today.

Sunday's News & Notes:

One bright note from Saturday: 8-year-old Lane Christensen made the trip with his parents all the way from Omaha, Nebraska to see his favorite player, Joel Berry. Berry took a moment before the game to shake the young fan's hand, and Tar Heel Illustrated captured the moment.

THI's photographer also posted some great pictures to his Twitter account of recruits and alumni in attendance along with shots of legendary players from the 1967, 68, and 69 UNC teams who were celebrating their 50-year reunion.

Wayne Ellington continued his outstanding year with the Miami Heat on Saturday, sinking his career-best 150th 3-pointer of the season in a win over the Charlotte Hornets.

Former UNC linebacker Chase Rice, now a country music star, performed during the pre-game ceremonies of Sunday's NHL All-Star game.

On the basketball recruiting front, Roy Williams did not make his scheduled trip to Cleveland to see 2019 PF Alonzo Gaffney on Sunday. I imagine he's more focused on his current team at the moment.

Sunday's Results:

Men's Tennis beat Michigan, 4-2

Today's Games:

No games today

Today's Birthdays:

Lori Chalupny (34) - Women's Soccer

John Forsythe (1918-2010) - Actor

Ed Stahl (1953-2017) - Basketball

Today in UNC History:

January 29, 1972
A 92-72 win over Maryland is Carolina’s 1,000th victory. The Terps won the rematch in overtime, but Carolina won the rubber match, 73-59, to win the ACC Tournament. MVP Bob McAdoo averaged 15 points in the Tournament and Dennis Wuycik scored 24 in the championship game.

January 29, 2012
John Henson blocks 4 shots in a 93-81 win over Georgia Tech, moving him past Sam Perkins (274) and into second place among UNC career shot blockers.

Thought for the Day:

Being a professional is doing the things you love to do, on the days you don’t feel like doing them. --Julius Erving

Photo of the Day:

Mack Hollins is infamous for riding his bike to practice and games in Philadelphia. But to the Super Bowl in Minnesota?

(1,360 miles to go)

A post shared by Mack Hollins (@mackhollins) on

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