North Carolina Rumors & News

  • Now Kobe Bryant says he'd have picked Duke, not UNC, if he went to college

    CBS Sports "One of the most fun hypothetical games you can play as a fan of your favorite team is the "what if?" game. For example, what if Kevin Durant had stayed local and played for Maryland instead of opting to go cross country to play for Rick Barnes at Texas? What if Lonzo Ball picked Southern..." November 20

  • North Carolina AD Bubba Cunningham inks 6-year extension

    Scout "North Carolina Director of Athletics Lawrence R. (Bubba) Cunningham has signed a new six-year contract, Chancellor Carol L. Folt announced on Friday. “I deeply appreciate Bubba’s commitment, day-in and day-out, to our student-athletes, coaches and university,” Folt said of Cunningham, who has..." November 17

  • UNC's Cameron Johnson having surgery for torn meniscus

    Greensboro "North Carolina basketball guard Cameron Johnson is undergoing surgery today for a torn meniscus in his left knee, an injury he suffered in practice Monday. UNC expects to release more information after the surgery at UNC Hospitals is complete. Johnson joined the UNC program before this..." November 15

  • UNC's Roy Williams: Fans would still watch if players' insurance greatly expanded

    USA Today "North Carolina men’s basketball coach Roy Williams’ name appeared in a legal filing Tuesday night, and it referenced nothing about the academic scandal that had been a backdrop to Tar Heels athletics for several years. It had to do with Williams’ comments regarding the prospect of athletes..." November 08

  • Tar Heels guard Joel Berry breaks hand after punching door

    ESPN "North Carolina Tar Heels senior point guard Joel Berry II broke his right hand last week by punching a door after losing a video game to teammate Theo Pinson and a manager. "He did a silly thing," North Carolina coach Roy Williams told ESPN at ACC media day Wednesday. "That's what it was. One..." October 25

  • UNC’s Joel Berry suffers a broken hand. What that means for the Tar Heels.

    Raleigh News & Observer "For the second time in three seasons North Carolina will begin the season while its senior point guard, and unquestioned on-court leader, recovers from a broken bone in his hand. The school announced on Monday that Joel Berry, who earned Final Four Most Outstanding Player honors while he helped..." October 23

  • After years-long investigation, NCAA finds no academic violations at UNC

    Washington Post "The NCAA on Friday said it “could not conclude” whether the University of North Carolina violated NCAA rules over a series of academically deficient “paper courses” taken by a sizable number of student athletes over the course of nearly two decades. The school’s athletic programs will not face..." October 13

  • Five-star prospect Nassir Little, No. 14 in ESPN 100, picks UNC

    ESPN "Five-star prospect Nassir Little committed to North Carolina on Wednesday. Little, a 6-foot-6 small forward, chose the Tar Heels over a final five that also included Georgia Tech, Duke, Arizona and Miami. "I just love coach [Roy] Williams," Little told ESPN. "He really cares about the..." October 05

  • North Carolina coach Roy Williams on FBI case: Nike 'never helped me get any player'

    USA Today "In the wake of the ongoing federal investigation that rocked the college basketball world last week and implicated shoe companies — namely Adidas — in bribery to high school recruits, North Carolina coach Roy Williams is coming to Nike's defense. "They've never helped me get any player, never..." October 03

  • UNC national championship team not visiting White House

    Charlotte Observer "North Carolina's 2017 national championship men's basketball team will not visit the White House, a team spokesman said on Saturday, though the Tar Heels were invited to visit, as is the custom for teams that win college men's basketball and football national championships. Whether UNC would..." September 23

  • Former UNC student on academic scandal: 'Nothing fake about the work I did'

    Sporting News - NCAAB "John Nance remembers proudly the day in 2007 when he accepted his degree from the University of North Carolina. “My chest was about to bust,” he told Sporting News. Nance was an atypical college student: in his 50s, working a full-time job, seizing an opportunity at an education that was not..." August 16

  • End finally in sight for UNC's academic scandal with NCAA?

    Sporting News - NCAAB "At last, the date for the next round of the North Carolina-NCAA fight has been set. UNC is scheduled to appear before the NCAA Committee on Infractions (COI) for a two-day hearing on Aug. 16-17. The hearing is part of the next step in its NCAA academic case after over a year of delays. The..." July 26

  • North Carolina guard Kenny Williams undergoes knee surgery

    Fanrag Sports "The reigning national champion North Carolina Tar Heels will be without one of their expected contributors on the perimeter, as the team announced recently that guard Kenny Williams underwent surgery on his right knee. While no definitive timeline was given with regards to his recovery, the school..." July 12

  • Kenny Smith’s son transferring to North Carolina

    Larry Brown Sports "Kenny Smith played his collegiate basketball at North Carolina. Soon, his son will as well. K.J. Smith spent his freshman season at Pacific, where he played in 24 games and averaged 3.2 points per game. However, he said goodbye to the school to pursue an opportunity at the place his father..." June 20

  • UNC’s Luke Maye flips car on I-85, walks away unhurt

    Charlotte Observer "Luke Maye, one of the stars of North Carolina’s run to the 2017 NCAA tournament men’s basketball championship, was involved in a scary car accident on Interstate 85 Thursday that included Maye’s car flipping several times and coming to rest upside down. Ultimately, though, Maye’s parents said..." June 09

  • Cameron Johnson claims Pitt error should allow him to join North Carolina immediately

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Pitt had a rough year on the court. One of the players involved in that season now claims it bungled one off the court, as well. It seems possible the Panthers have mishandled their showdown with shooting guard Cameron Johnson regarding his entry into the world of graduate..." June 09

  • Pitt transfer Cameron Johnson commits to UNC; not yet immediately eligible

    Raleigh News & Observer "Cameron Johnson, a 6-foot-7 graduate transfer from the University of Pittsburgh, committed to North Carolina on Tuesday, and did so without the assurance that he'd be able to play next season. Johnson confirmed his commitment, first reported by ESPN, in a text message but added that he was “not..." June 06

  • PK80 Invitational brackets announced; Duke, North Carolina, MSU headline field

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Brackets for the 2017 PK80 Invitational college basketball tournaments were announced Wednesday with plenty of intriguing possibilities set in place. The event, which will honor Nike co-founder Phil Knight for his upcoming 80th birthday, is a two-tournament spectacle that will take place in..." May 31

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