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UNC losing three players to NBA; unknown if agents hired


(courtesy of North Carolina via wikipedia commons)

The University of North Carolina announced recently that their basketball program will be losing three of its top players to the NBA.

Harrison Barnes, John Henson and Kendall Marshall will be entering the upcoming NBA draft.

This group has made a nice two-year run for the Tar Heels deep into the NCAA Tournament only to fall one game short of the Final Four each season.

It is not known if the players will hire agents or not.

Barnes, a 6’8 sophomore, led the team at 17.1 points a game.

Henson, a 6’11 junior, was a two-time Atlantic Coast Conference defensive player of the year.

Marshall is a 6’4 sophomore, who won the Cousy Award which is presented to the nation’s top college point guard and set the ACC’s season assist record.



compiled from North Carolina athletics news



Speas’ goal helps Tar Heels to men’s championship


Ben Speas (courtesy of North Carolina athletics)

Ben Speas kicked a 25-shot over Charlotte goalkeeper Klay Davis’ head halfway through the second half to give North Carolina a 1-0 win over the 49ers in the men’s NCAA soccer championship game in Hoover, Alabama.

North Carolina (22-2-2) won their first men’s soccer title in 10 years. They had lost in the semifinals each of the last two seasons and in the finals in 2008.

The 49ers, who were unseeded in the tournament at 17-5-3, outshot the Tar Heels in the second half, 14-3.


Info compiled from North Carolina athletics

Southern Mississippi coach Fedora heading to North Carolina


Larry Fedora (courtesy of Southern Mississippi athletics)

Don’t tell Southern Mississippi head football coach that the North Carolina football program has made NCAA violations and is facing sanctions in the near future. He is excited about joining the ACC.

The Golden Eagles head man has accepted the same position from the Chapel Hill school.

The Tar Heels, like Ohio State and Miami of Florida, have had a 2011 season rift with scandals, bad press and bad losses, fired Butch Davis right before the season started due to the NCAA investigation into improper benefits and academic misconduct. Defensive coordinator Everett Withers did a decent job leading the team to a 7-5 record.

Before coaching Southern Miss, Fedora was the offensive coordinator at Oklahoma State and Florida.

Fedora has guided the 22nd-ranked Golden Eagles to an 11-2 record; a record for wins, including an upset of previously unbeaten Houston in the Conference USA title game.

His record in four seasons is at 33-19.


Info compiled from University of North Carolina and Southern Mississippi news

Tar Heels, Spartans honor Veterans with game on board aircraft carrier


USS Franklin D. Roosevelt aircraft carrier (CV-42) in 1976-77 (photo by John Wilson US Navy via wikipedia commons)

College basketball powerhouses North Carolina and Michigan State honored Veterans Day with a game aboard the USS Carl Vinson at Coronado, California.

The theme, had the Tar Heels and the Spartans with U.S.A. on the back of their uniforms instead of the usual last names and also a camouflage design.

Afterwards the players gave their uniforms to members of the military.

With the Commander-In Chief, President Barack Obama watching, North Carolina beat Michigan State, 67-55 Friday night.

The Tar Heels used their height advantage led by Harrison Barnes scored 17 points and John Henson had a career-high nine blocked shots.

Draymond Green hauled down 18 rebounds to lead the Spartans.


Info compiled from North Carolina & Michigan State athletics

2012 Maui Invitational field announced


Island of Maui in August 2006 (photo by Viriditas via wikipedia commons)

Three-time champion North Carolina and first-time participant Butler University are the headline teams for the 2012 EA Sports Maui Invitational.

The Tar Heels have won the tournament in 1999, 2004 and 2008. After their last two games in Maui, North Carolina went on to become NCAA champions.

Butler, the NCAA tournament runner-up the last two years, and Mississippi State will be appearing for the first time.

The other teams who will play in the championship round at the Lahaina Civic Center includes Illinois, Marquette, Mississippi State, USC, Texas and Chaminade University, an NCAA Division II school, who is the host of the tournament.

The 2011 tournament will be held November 21-23 and features Duke, Chaminade, UCLA, Kansas, Georgetown, Memphis, Michigan and Tennessee.


Info compiled from Radio, TV & College Basketball news

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