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Lucas: Everywhere

How do you have a camp that was founded on Eric's passion for helping people without him? How do you play games on the Smith Center court without the joy of Eric lifting up the smallest kid to make the winning basket and all the campers cheering? Can it really be the Father's Day Basketball Camp, as it has been for 29 years, without Eric? (GoHeels.com)

Six Diamond Heels Named To All-ACC Academic Team

Six members of the UNC baseball team have been named to the 2024 All-ACC Academic Team. Outfielder Vance Honeycutt earned a spot on the team for the third straight year, while , Matthew Matthijs, and were recognized for the second straight season. Freshmen and Luke Stevenson also were named to the team. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Football Freshman Profile: Defensive Lineman Leroy Jackson

UNC football freshman defensive lineman was a 3-star recruit ranked as the nation’s 33rd-best defensive lineman and the No. 67 player in Georgia by ESPN. He posted 120 tackles, 19 sacks and 38 tackles for loss during his final two seasons as a prepster. He notched 63 tackles, 13 sacks, 19 TFL, two fumble recoveries and a PBU as a senior. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

A closer look at Michael Jordan's 1988 Defensive POY award raises questions about its validity

Nothing can taint ’s legacy as one of the greatest players in NBA history. However, a recent analysis questions whether Jordan’s defensive statistics during his memorable 1987-88 season were inflated. That is the season he pulled off a feat never done before or since — winning the NBA scoring title and Defensive Player of the Year award. (Tar Heel Tribune)

Tar Heels Shine at U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials; Paige, Strand Advance to Semifinals

On Day one of the 2024 U.S. Olympic Team Trials, two Tar Heels, Makayla Paige and Ethan Strand, advanced to the semifinals to compete for a spot on the U.S. National Team at the 2024 Paris Olympics. Paige took 5th place and the semifinal qualifying spot in her 800m heat with a time of 2:02.12. Strand qualified in the 1,500m with a time of 3:38.02. (GoHeels.com)

Video: UNC Basketball Summer Camp Pickup Game - Session I, 2024

Each summer during the Carolina Basketball Camp, current and former players reunite in the Smith Center to play an organized pickup game for the campers. This week's game included newcomers Ian Jackson, , Ven-Allen Lubin, , and James Brown, along with veteran and the current players. (View Video)

Coby White Talks About Offseason, Staying the Course, and Goals of Becoming an NBA All-Star

How’s the offseason been so far? : "It’s been quiet, bro. I haven’t been doing much because of how long the season was. I’ve really just been in the weight room before I get back on the court. I usually give myself two weeks [of rest], but this year I played a lot more minutes, so I’m taking three to four weeks, and then I’ll really get back to it." (SLAM Online)

Freshman Duo Selected For USA Baseball Training Camp

North Carolina freshmen and have been invited to the 2024 USA Baseball Collegiate National Team Training Camp. The USA Baseball Collegiate National Team Training Camp will feature 56 of the premier non-draft-eligible college players for a two-game Stars vs. Stripes intrasquad series in Cary, N.C., on June 26 and 27. (GoHeels.com)

Carolina Insider Podcast: UNC Baseball Season Ends, Tom Maxwell Interview, Poddy Nominations

The Tar Heels couldn't quite it done in Omaha as UNC's terrific baseball season comes to a close (8:39). Former lead singer of Squirrel Nut Zippers, Tom Maxwell, discusses his time at UNC, life in the music industry, his new book on the Chapel Hill music scene, and living in a haunted house (31:55). Plus: Poddy nominations! (1:42:53). (Listen To Podcast)

Vance Honeycutt, Dalton Pence Earn Baseball All-America Honors

A pair of UNC baseball players received All-America honors Friday. Outfielder was named Second Team All-America by Baseball America, while sophomore pitcher was named Third Team. This is Honeycutt's fourth All-America honor of the season. Honeycutt finished the season with a UNC record 65 career home runs. (GoHeels.com)

Video: Locked On Tar Heels - UNC Basketball Camp Scrimmage Takeaways; Recruiting Updates

UNC basketball players are holding camp scrimmages this week. We got our first look at freshmen Ian Jackson, , and James Brown in action. We also saw and Ven-Allen Lubin for the first time. There also were multiple basketball recruiting updates, with new info on , Niko Bundalo, and Kendre Harrison. (View Video)

Tylee Craft still fighting after graduation from UNC

is a fighter. The former wide receiver has been proving that fact endlessly since March 14, 2022. On that date, Craft was diagnosed with lung cancer. The cancer spread to his brain and spine in 2023. But Craft never backed down from the fight. In May, Craft graduated from UNC, showing that no amount of adversity can hold him down. (Sumter Item)

Eight Tar Heels Named To Softball All-ACC Academic Team

Eight UNC softball players have been named to the 2024 All-ACC Academic Team. The Tar Heels named include Skyler Brooks, Alex Coleman, Kenna Raye Dark, Isabela Emerling, Bailey McCachren, Carlie Myrtle, Britton Rogers, and Carsyn Snead. It is the third career honor for Brooks and second for Dark, Emerling, McCachren, Myrtle, and Snead. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Basketball Roster 2024-25: Who will join RJ Davis, Elliot Cadeau in starting lineup?

In the months since the Tar Heels’ Sweet 16 loss to Alabama, UNC basketball coach has lost three starters and added two players from the transfer portal to join a trio of freshmen. Here’s an early starting lineup prediction for UNC to start the 2024-25 season: , R.J. Davis, Ian Jackson, , and Jalen Washington. (Fayetteville Observer)

Checking in on the Tar Heels in MLB

The headliner for UNC Baseball alumni in MLB in recent years has been Arizona Diamondbacks’ pitcher . Last year, he was named the National League’s starting pitcher in the All-Star Game. After a good start to the season, he is currently on the injured list. When available, he’s been as good as last year, posting a 3.12 ERA in 58 innings. (Tar Heel Blog)
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