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Greatest Games: Making A Stand (UNC-NCSU, 2004)

The North Carolina football team desperately needed a win on the evening of October 9, 2004. Coming off a 2-10 season in 2003, the Tar Heels had lost two straight, blow-out losses to Louisville and Florida State, dropping to 2-3 on the season. Embattled head coach John Bunting was fighting for his job, while his team was fighting for respect and for its season. (Inside Carolina)

Rare Michael Jordan custom Nike sneakers available for auction

Coming off the wildly-successful "The Last Dance" docuseries following Michael Jordan's final season with the Chicago Bulls, the greatest player of all-time's signature sneaker line is soaring past record highs on the secondary market and now, one of the rarest pairs is available at auction. Jordan's original game-worn pair of Air Jordan 1s could fetch $500,000. (247 Sports)

The Plan, Procedures, and Changes for UNC Football's Return

The plan for North Carolina football is to have the whole team and staff in place by July 1. What has to happen for that to occur is a new set of procedures and protocols to ensure the sustainable safety of everyone involved. Carolina's coaches and some of the staff will come back to work on June 15. They will be tested for COVID-19 on June 12. (Inside Carolina)

How 'Jordan Jamming' became an internet sensation after 'The Last Dance' finale

Jared Gaon knew the clip had potential the moment he saw it. Sitting in his parents' New Jersey home, Gaon was watching Episode 10 of ESPN's Michael Jordan documentary series, "The Last Dance." On Gaon's screen, Jordan was sitting in the back of the Chicago Bulls' bus, listening to music -- an unreleased song by Kenny Lattimore -- on a Walkman. (ESPN.com)

This Day In UNC Baseball History: May 31

Today in 'This Day in Recent Carolina Baseball History' we go back to 2008 and 2019 for a pair of regional wins against UNCW, one in the winners bracket in Cary and the other at Boshamer Stadium. Plus quick hits from 2009, 2013, and 2014. On May 31, 2008 UNC hosted UNCW in Cary coming off an offensive explosion against Mt. St. Mary's the night before. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Football Prepares To Go Back To Campus

After the NCAA voted last Wednesday to approve voluntary on-campus activities for football and basketball beginning June 1, Mack Brown and his staff started envisioning what a return to campus might look like. Amid the uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic, they tried not to get too far ahead of themselves. That, however, is no longer a concern. (GoHeels.com)

Top 30 UNC Basketball Teams Of All-Time: No.30 - 2010-11

The 2010-11 Tar Heels started finding themselves, winning 19 of 21 games. Their ascent came when Roy Williams moved freshman Kendall Marshall into the starting point guard spot over Larry Drew. Freshman Harrison Barnes' game elevated, Tyler Zeller was healthy, John Henson got comfortable, and Reggie Bullock and Dexter Strickland were solid contributors. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Versatile OL James Hurst hopes to contribute to Saints offense “however he can”

The New Orleans Saints have signed former Baltimore Raven offensive lineman, James Hurst on a one-year deal. Over the last 6 seasons in Baltimore, Hurst started 44 games. He appeared in all 16 games in 2019 on a Ravens offense that broke the NFL record for most rushing yards in a season. Hurst says he hopes to contribute to the Saints however he can. (WGNO)

UNC Community Reacts to George Floyd Death, Racial Injustice

As the United States continues to react to the death of George Floyd, officials, coaches and players from UNC have spoken up about the incident and the racial tensions in the country. “The people of Minneapolis and others around the country who are peacefully protesting injustice have my complete support,” Roy Williams said in a statement. (Chapelboro.com)

National Champion Shea Rush Excels Outside of Basketball

There's more to student-athletes than on-court production. Former UNC forward and 2017 National Champion Shea Rush announced his new job as a private wealth manager for Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in Chicago. "I have partnered with the Nield Moles Clark Group — a team who works with high net worth clients. I’m honored they saw my potential." (All Tar Heels)

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 Michael Jordan 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 Puff Johnson 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. (TribLive.com)

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. (UNC.edu)

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 Michael Jordan in basketball, the best NBA player ever, and then linebacker Lawrence Taylor, 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," Mack Brown 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)
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