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  1. Scenes From Duke Football's Joyride

    Shane Ryan

    I watched the Duke-UNC game at Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hill with two friends, one of whom was French and still a little rusty on the rules of football. It took a while, for instance, to explain why a team would ever choose to decline a penalty. That ...

    Blog | December 02, 2013
  2. MLB Weekend Top 10: Texas Exceptionalism Forever

    Shane Ryan

    And we are BACK, with your all-purpose* guide to the weekend in MLB action. *Single-purpose, really. It's super limited in function. You can only read it. 10. no. 2 UNC vs. no. 3 Virginia (Friday, 8 p.m. and Saturday, 2 p.m., ESPN3) Whoa! Supe...

    Blog | May 17, 2013
  3. Dead-ball rebounds and the origin of the college basketball ruleb...

    Shane Ryan

    An obscure stat, a mysterious inventor, and the Louisville crew that redefined college basketball statistics.

    Story | Conversation | April 04, 2013
  4. Q&A: Dan Dakich on Stopping Michael Jordan

    Shane Ryan

    On Selection Sunday, Indiana secured the top seed in the East Region. The program has officially been revived; after a latent period, the 2012-13 Hoosiers — with Victor Oladipo, Cody Zeller, and coach Tom Crean — will be following in the ...

    Blog | March 18, 2013
  5. Most Hated College Basketball Player, Day 3: Loving and Hating Ps...

    Shane Ryan

    Readers, hear me out. The last thing I want to do, in the midst of a "fun" bracket, is stir your blood to mutiny. I'm here to advance Psycho T to the next round, not to praise him. The editors have made Tyler Hansbrough a 1-seed in the '00s region, a...

    Blog | March 13, 2013
  6. The Hardcourt Shuffle: Seth Curry's Wonder-Half, Florida's Latest...

    Shane Ryan

    I want to make a bold statement today, but first, let's have some fun and check out the highlights from what I'm calling "Seth Curry's Wonder-Half." In the first 20 minutes against North Carolina on Saturday night, he went 8-for-10 from the field, sc...

    Blog | March 11, 2013
  7. 15 College Basketball Epiphanies

    Shane Ryan

    First off, I want to thank everyone who made nominations to the All-BeefyBulky Team on Friday. There were so many great contenders, but in the end there can only be five. The winners: 1. Andre Almeida, Nebraska 2. Matt Stainbrook, Xavier 3. Regg...

    Blog | December 10, 2012
  8. About Last Weekend: Giants Give Cards the Bird

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports over the weekend. Ryan Vogelsong struck out a career-high nine batters through seven dominant innings as the Giants beat the Cardinals 6-1 to force a deciding Game 7...

    Blog | October 22, 2012
  9. Stephen Strasburg, Gio Gonzalez, and the Heat in D.C.

    Shane Ryan

    Given the chance, I will ramble on for hours at a time about Major League Baseball's asinine blackout policy, and how it unfairly deprives me of Nationals and Orioles games, 250 miles southwest, here in Chapel Hill. Prior to 2012, the big problem for...

    Blog | July 09, 2012
  10. The Snakebit Season: North Carolina's Cursed Greatness

    Shane Ryan

    Last August, I sat down to interview UNC Sports Information Director Steve Kirschner in his office near the Dean Dome. We spoke about his job as the head PR rep for North Carolina basketball, his experience with the coaches and the players, and the p...

    Blog | March 26, 2012
  11. The Eight Factors: Ohio-North Carolina

    Shane Ryan

    The Eight Factors measures four basketball criteria along with four non-basketball criteria to take the measure of who will win each Sweet 16 game. In this installment: 13-seed Ohio (29-7) vs. 1-seed North Carolina (31-5). Factor 1: Better Col...

    Blog | March 23, 2012
  12. About Last Night: Jets Just Got a Little More Insane

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday. Tim Tebow is officially a New York Jet. The Broncos traded their former quarterback to New York, along with a seventh-round pick, for two earlier picks...

    Blog | March 22, 2012
  13. About Last Night: Farewell to The Tebow

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Monday. Multiple sources reported that Peyton Manning has chosen the Denver Broncos. He first discussed the possibility with John Elway in a March 9 meeting, and ...

    Blog | March 20, 2012
  14. About Last Night: A Minor Dose of Madness

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday. Syracuse got a huge scare from 16-seed UNC-Asheville in the NCAA tournament on Thursday. The Orange only escaped with a 72-65 win after receiving several ...

    Blog | March 16, 2012
  15. Fortune Favors the Bold: Austin, Kendall, and Michael

    Shane Ryan

    It was a drab Thursday and Friday at the ACC tournament, but the drama of the weekend atoned in a big way. First, you had Carolina riding a wave of favorable calls to a close win over NC State, then a brutal FSU win against a game but under-talented ...

    Blog | March 12, 2012
  16. About Last Weekend: A Prelude to Madness

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports over the weekend. "In the clink there's a link that a licked soul may click Humble thy chains, make not such a racket 'Tis not witchery or a thaumaturge trick Av...

    Blog | March 12, 2012