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  1. Wear twins raise hopes for UCLA

    Diamond Leung

    Travis Wear sprained his hand in practice yesterday, leaving him listed as day-to-day (aren't we all). This qualifies as news, of course, because UCLA's season opener against Loyola Marymount is fast approaching, and one half of the twin towers has s...

    Blog | November 04, 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. 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
  4. 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
  5. Incoming 9th-grader has scholarship offers

    Diamond Leung

    Stephen Zimmerman is a 14-year-old who stands 6-foot-10 and possesses basketball skills not usually exhibited by a child of his age. Before even having played in a single high school game, he already has been offered scholarships by two of the premie...

    Blog | July 25, 2011
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Steve Lavin the face of Coaches vs. Cancer

    Diamond Leung

    St. John's coach Steve Lavin announced in April he would spend the coming weeks undergoing treatment after being diagnosed with an early stage of prostate cancer in the fall. He's taken time to put the final touches on his highly regarded recruiti...

    Blog | May 10, 2011
  9. Preseason No. 1? It could be North Carolina

    Diamond Leung

    Once again, the attention turns to Harrison Barnes. Does he leave for the NBA draft or team up with the rest of the Tar Heels to form what could be the top team of the preseason? After leading scorer Tyler Zeller and leading rebounder John Henson ...

    Blog | April 06, 2011
  10. UNC chancellor sorry for shot at K-ville

    Diamond Leung

    North Carolina chancellor Holden Thorp was attending a digital town hall discussion hosted by The Atlantic called "Finding Work, Finding Our Way: Building the Economy & Jobs of the Future" when he got a little carried away and tweeted this as a s...

    Blog | February 09, 2011
  11. Harrison Barnes gives us a sign

    Diamond Leung

    Harrison Barnes is one cool customer. The North Carolina freshman, who came to Chapel Hill with the expectations of a preseason All-American on his shoulders, has averaged 11.8 points, bored some to sleep with his OK performances and even yawned b...

    Blog | January 14, 2011
  12. Reggie Bullock might miss ACC opener

    Diamond Leung

    North Carolina freshman guard Reggie Bullock's availability for Saturday's ACC opener at Virginia is uncertain after his grandmother passed away this morning, coach Roy Williams told reporters. Bullock did not practice and returned home to Kinston...

    Blog | January 07, 2011
  13. Roy Williams reacts to Coach K's milestone

    Diamond Leung

    Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski can pass Dean Smith for second place on the all-time Division I wins list if the Blue Devils can come away victorious at UNC Greensboro on Wednesday. To mark the occasion, The News & Observer asked North Carolina coa...

    Blog | December 27, 2010
  14. Indiana deals with Facebook mini-drama

    Diamond Leung

    If Roy Williams and Brad Stevens were on Facebook, they would "like" this. The Facebook group, "1,000 Hoosier Fans For Cody Zeller" has been taken down after the campaign to get ESPNU's No. 20-ranked recruit to come to Indiana gained some notoriet...

    Blog | September 30, 2010
  15. Roy Williams bobblehead gets glammed up

    Diamond Leung

    The Asheville Tourists, a minor league baseball team affiliated with the Colorado Rockies, decided to give away 1,000 bobbleheads of native son Roy Williams last month. Immortalized in ceramic, the North Carolina coach appears in a suit and a Tar ...

    Blog | September 27, 2010
  16. Tyler Zeller baffled by Wear twins transfer

    Diamond Leung

    When the father of twins David Wear and Travis Wear asked North Carolina coach Roy Williams for their scholarship releases, Williams said it "came as a complete surprise." When they ended up transferring to UCLA, the twins were quiet about their r...

    Blog | August 02, 2010