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Triple-double the fun: 2017 NBA awards

Triple-double the fun: 2017 NBA awards

010 It was the season of rest and the triple-double. It was the season of Russell Westbrook and James Harden, who missed just one game each in their pursuit of round numbers in points, rebounds and assists. When Warriors coach Steve Kerr rested Stephen Curry, Draymond...
Twitter Roundup: Heels, Trump, and The Masters

Twitter Roundup: Heels, Trump, and The Masters

On UNC Winning the Title: I can’t believe it has already been a week, but the Tar Heels defeated Gonzaga in a close game last Monday to bring home their sixth National Title. Joel Berry legitimately still had the net around his neck on the plane ride home. And as...
Spring football a search for new stars at UNC

Spring football a search for new stars at UNC

CHAPEL HILL — With the departure of every offensive leader, spring practice at North Carolina was a time to find some new stars. There wasn’t a lot of clarity about who would take over at quarterback for the NFL-bound Mitchell Trubisky during a spring scrimmage...
A night of big redemption as Hicks goes out a champion

A night of big redemption as Hicks goes out a champion

002GLENDALE, Ariz. — Isaiah Hicks’ recent struggles confounded both Coach Roy Williams and the senior from Oxford. Hicks kept saying he was trying. It just wasn’t working out for him. Early in Monday night’s national-championship game, he looked confident and...
Final Four can be a frustrating experience for students

Final Four can be a frustrating experience for students

001 GLENDALE, Ariz. — The NCAA likes to say that it’s all about helping student-athletes. But when it comes to the students who aren’t athletes at the Final Four, the help is limited. About the only good part of the deal for UNC students who spent hundreds of dollars...
A few minutes with Turner’s Ernie Johnson

A few minutes with Turner’s Ernie Johnson

Ernie Johnson is no stranger to basketball fans. From college to the NBA, Johnson is nothing but professional, even when surrounded by clowns and chaos in the NBA studio, at bringing hoops into our home. For the last few years, Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley and...
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