An influx of talent heightens expectations for UNC’s women

By R.L. Bynum There are so many reasons that offseason excitement around the North Carolina women’s basketball program is soaring. It starts with the program-changing, four-player, No. 2-ranked freshman class that includes three McDonald’s All-Americans. Throwing two experienced point guard transfers, five talented returning sophomores (from a class ranked No. 11) and a core of …

Tar Heels in Summer League: Anthony, Sharpe play well in victories

By R.L. Bynum Cole Anthony wasn’t sharing the Orlando Magic’s backcourt with rookie Jalen Suggs for the first time during the NBA Summer League on Sunday and came through with his best game in Las Vegas. In 22 minutes, Anthony collected 15 points, seven rebounds, three assists (against five turnovers) and two blocks in Orlando’s …

Carolina in the College Football Playoff? That’s the prediction of one publication

By R.L. Bynum Carolina enters the season with high expectations but there isn’t much talk about the Tar Heels making the College Football Playoff field. Pick Six Previews, which sells a preview book, is the exception. It predicts that UNC will make the CFP as the No. 4 seed, facing No. 1-seed Oklahoma in the …

Tar Heels in Summer League: Pinson, Sharpe play well but Theo’s Bucks win

By R.L. Bynum Theo Pinson and Day’Ron Sharpe on Wednesday had the best games of any Tar Heels so far at the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas as Sharpe’s Brooklyn Nets outlasted Pinson’s Milwaukee Bucks 97–91. After Pinson, a veteran of three NBA seasons, played 34 minutes all of last season for the New …

Tar Heels in Summer League: Pinson, Anthony start, make key free throws in wins

By R.L. Bynum How will life on the Orlando Magic change for Cole Anthony now that Jalen Suggs is on the team? Anthony and Suggs both started Monday night in Las Vegas at the Thomas and Mack Center. At least for this game, though, Anthony started at off guard with Suggs at point guard in …