Jackson signs with Mavs, likely headed to G-League

By R.L. Bynum Justin Jackson is going back to the Dallas Mavericks, the team that traded him to Oklahoma City two years ago. The Mavericks have signed the 6–8, 220 pound Jackson, and will likely send him to their G-League team, the Texas Legends, which play home games in Frisco, Texas. The Houston-area native played …

Fans return for Late Night, see perimeter show

By R.L. Bynum CHAPEL HILL — Energy, crowd noise and excitement returned to the Smith Center on Friday night for the first Late Night in two years. After a season of playing in virtually empty arenas, fans — some waiting outside for hours — eagerly took advantage of the first chance to see North Carolina’s …

UNC to visit Florida for a closed scrimmage

By R.L. Bynum North Carolina will visit Florida on Saturday, Oct. 23 for a closed scrimmage, according to Stadium’s Jeff Goodman. NCAA teams have the choice of playing exhibition games against two non-Division I teams or scheduling one exhibition and a closed scrimmage against a Division I team. The Tar Heels’ exhibition game will be …

Kelly back at her natural position, excited for ‘freshman year, part 2’

By R.L. Bynum CHARLOTTE — This season feels like a new beginning for sophomore guard Deja Kelly. There was nothing normal about her freshman season spent in a bubble with her Carolina teammates, taking classes virtually and playing in front of nearly empty arenas. “Basically, I feel like a freshman again, honestly,” Kelly said Wednesday …

Tar Heels in NFL: Heck seizes opportunity in Houston; Stewart on IR; Holcomb on roll

By R.L. Bynum It’s been a season of opportunity for former UNC offensive linemen. First, it was veteran New Orleans left tackle James Hurst who broke into the Saints’ starting lineup after an injury to Terron Armstead. Now, it’s Charlie Heck’s turn in Houston. Heck started an NFL game for the first time in his …