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Video: Locked On Tar Heels - Will UNC Basketball be ACC regular-season champ?; Future of the ACC

We are a month into the 2023-24 college basketball season, and the Tar Heels' firm starting five appears to be set. With this UNC basketball roster, are the pieces in place to win the ACC? And following FSU's snub in the College Football Playoff, will the ACC ultimately implode? Will the Tar Heels be on the move? (View Video)

Kansas forward KJ Adams delivers huge performance vs UConn following mother’s death

The Kansas Jayhawks were playing basketball with heavy hearts following their victory over UConn on Friday evening. Especially forward KJ Adams, who lost his mother, Yvonne Adams, to cancer just a few days before. Not only did Adams play well, he continuously made huge plays down the stretch including a pair of free throws to secure the win for KU. (FOX 4 Kansas City)

Washington topped Oregon in a stellar Pac-12 finale while fans eulogized the conference’s sad demise

It was a fun and wild game and the perfect exclamation point after an exceptional Pac-12 football season — and one last great #Pac12AfterDark moment — but it was set against a somber backdrop with the conference breaking up next year. And while fans loved the last Pac-12 title game, they also eulogized the Pac-12 and lamented its sad demise. (USA Today)

Manny Diaz emerges as top name in Duke football coaching search

Duke is targeting Penn State defensive coordinator Manny Diaz as its next coach, according to reports, with ESPN's Pete Thamel reporting that a decision could be made in the next 24 hours. Diaz is wrapping up his second season on coach James Franklin's staff as the No. 10 Nittany Lions prepare to face No. 11 Ole Miss in the Peach Bowl on Dec. 30. (CBS Sports)

Kerwin Walton scores career-highs of 22 points, six 3-pointers; Dawson Garcia hurt

played 28 minutes Wednesday, scoring 22 points with six 3-pointers in Texas Tech's 87-58 victory over Omaha. It hasn’t gone well of late for Puff Johnson and at Penn State. Both went scoreless Wednesday. , who had 36 points in his previous outing, left Minnesota’s victory over Nebraska with an ankle injury. (Tar Heel Tribune)

ESPN’s coverage of Florida State playoff snub shows ACC will always be second fiddle to SEC

The most notable part of ESPN’s Booger McFarland’s reaction to Florida State being snubbed by the College Football Playoff selection committee on Sunday wasn’t that he went to bat for the Seminoles. It’s that he seemingly was the only one. “To me, this is a travesty to the sport,” McFarland said, shortly after FSU — the 13-0 ACC champion — was left out. (Awful Announcing)

UNC tight end transfer Kamari Morales commits to Boston College

North Carolina tight end transfer committed to Boston College on Wednesday. Morales was a fifth-year senior in 2023, and he has had a productive career for the Tar Heels. To date, Morales has caught 67 passes for 761 yards and 10 TDs. During the 2023 season, Morales was a bit more limited, finishing with 11 catches for 158 yards. (

NCAA proposes new college athletics subdivision rooted in direct athlete compensation

Members of the new college athletics subdivision, proposed by NCAA President Charlie Baker, will be permitted to strike name, image, and likeness (NIL) deals with their own athletes — a significant move away from the current NIL structure. The most impactful benefit of this new model will allow schools to directly compensate athletes through a trust fund. (Yahoo! Sports)

Is UConn a basketball blue blood?

As soon as the clock hit triple zero and confetti began falling on the UConn players in last April, the discussion surrounding the Huskies' inclusion among the blue-blood programs of men's college basketball began. Or ended, depending on your viewpoint. By any objective measure, five national championships in a quarter century gets you into the conversation. (

NC State deals ACC another potentially fatal blow as CFP committee’s meddling will linger

The CFP selection committee, led by NC State athletic director Boo Corrigan, gathered in a Texas conference room to overrule an entire season of results on the football field because the Seminoles won two games without ACC player of the year Jordan Travis. The AP voters have more credibility at this point. Corrigan’s committee lived down to the lowest expectations of it. (
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