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  1. Harrison Barnes just got his driver's license

    Diamond Leung

    For all the expectations and honors bestowed upon North Carolina star Harrison Barnes -- top overall recruit of the 2010 class, ACC Rookie of the Year, conference preseason player of the year, future first-round NBA draft pick -- there is a reminder ...

    Blog | October 20, 2011
  2. UNC Asheville students get free UNC tickets

    Diamond Leung

    North Carolina, one of the favorites to reach the Final Four, begins its season away from home. There's the Carrier Classic in San Diego for the opener, and two days later, the Tar Heels go to play North Carolina-Asheville to help open a new arena th...

    Blog | October 17, 2011
  3. UNC, Marquette get new jersey graphics

    Diamond Leung

    North Carolina and Marquette are among the Nike schools this season that are getting those eye-catching graphics on the back of their redesigned jerseys this season. The Tar Heels today announced that their new design features graphics on the back...

    Blog | October 11, 2011
  4. Cavaliers won't cut hair until making NCAAs

    Diamond Leung

    North Carolina and Duke have captured the offseason hype once again in the ACC, but there is a belief that Virginia could be the sleeper team in the conference and have the breakout season Tony Bennett has been looking for that will land the team in ...

    Blog | October 10, 2011
  5. Will playing on a ship affect a jump shot?

    Diamond Leung

    The uniqueness of the season-opening game between Michigan State and North Carolina on the deck of the USS Carl Vinson does come with some concern about how the teams will play outdoors on an aircraft carrier. Will the warship sway? What about the wi...

    Blog | October 05, 2011
  6. Obama likes outlook for Duke and UNC

    Diamond Leung

    President Obama correctly picked North Carolina to win the national championship in 2009, and like most college basketball observers, he thinks the Tar Heels will do well again this season. But Obama was very much politically correct in discussing...

    Blog | September 29, 2011
  7. 2005 NBA draft entrant turns pro at last

    Diamond Leung

    A California junior college center was the subject of major Division I interest, with coaches at Chabot College in Hayward, Calif., reporting it had received calls from Colorado, Florida, North Carolina, North Carolina State, South Carolina and Texas...

    Blog | September 27, 2011
  8. Long Beach preparing to host UNC in 2012

    Diamond Leung

    Long Beach State is playing at North Carolina for the second straight season and already excited about the part of the deal that includes a third meeting. The Tar Heels return the game and come to play in Long Beach at the start of the 2012-13 season...

    Blog | September 21, 2011
  9. North Carolina updates center court design

    Diamond Leung

    After hearing complaints about its center court logo appearing to be off-center, North Carolina has reverted back to the traditional version of the design. Here's a photo of what the school has currently in place at the Smith Center, with the jump...

    Blog | September 19, 2011
  10. Why do Mater Dei grads keep transferring?

    Diamond Leung

    North Carolina coach Roy Williams couldn't believe what he was hearing when Dave Wear, the father of twins David and Travis Wear, called him one evening last May to request scholarship releases for the forwards. The Tar Heels were losing two rising 6...

    Blog | September 15, 2011
  11. An offseason look around the ACC

    Diamond Leung

    The battle between North Carolina and Duke for ACC supremacy isn't just the talk of Tobacco Road. Soon enough, the rivalry will be renewed, and no hype machine will be needed for the nation to know the conference presents national championship possib...

    Blog | September 15, 2011
  12. Mater Dei High School alums seem to be transferring often

    Diamond Leung

    Four years in a row, at least one Division I Mater Dei alum has switched schools.

    Story | Conversation | September 14, 2011
  13. North Carolina has Tom Izzo concerned

    Diamond Leung

    The Veterans Day showdown between North Carolina and Michigan State scheduled to take place on the flight deck of the USS Carl Vinson is the kind of unique event that gets people excited about college basketball. It'll be entertainment for the t...

    Blog | August 25, 2011
  14. Pac-12 expands its league and its exposure -- college basketball

    Diamond Leung

    Pac-12 programs and their fans often feel underappreciated and underexposed. Commissioner Larry Scott felt their pain. So he went out and expanded the league and struck TV deals that will forever transform basketball in the conference.

    Story | Conversation | August 16, 2011
  15. Roy Williams is leery of Duke fans

    Diamond Leung

    North Carolina coach Roy Williams visited Marion, N.C., on Monday to be honored with a marker that notes that he was born nearby and went on to become a Hall of Fame coach. Plenty of Tar Heels fans showed up to the ceremony and stopped him for photos...

    Blog | July 19, 2011
  16. Birthplace marker honors Roy Williams

    Diamond Leung

    North Carolina coach Roy Williams has reached such heights in college basketball that his birthplace is going out of its way to honor him. The city of Marion, N.C., today erected a marker that lets all who read the sign know that the 60-year-old W...

    Blog | July 07, 2011