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Oakland Raiders Sign Seventh-Round Pick RB Elijah Hood

The Oakland Raiders have signed seventh-round draft pick RB Elijah Hood, the club announced Friday. Hood was selected 242nd overall by the Raiders in last month’s draft. He played in 34 games with 25 starts over three years at North Carolina, totaling 2,580 yards on 431 carries (6.0 avg.) with 29 touchdowns and added 38 receptions for 204 yards (5.4 avg.).

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UNC, NC State have a history in ACC tournament

NC State and North Carolina will look to add another chapter to a history of epic postseason clashes when the two archrivals meet in a winner-take-all game on Friday night to end pool play in the 2017 ACC baseball tournament. The match up between the Wolfpack and Tar Heels will determine who advances from Pool B to play the winner of Pool C in Saturday’s semifinal game.

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Sara Daavettila Reaches NCAA Tennis Quarterfinals

Sara Daavettila downed a top 10 ranked opponent Friday in the Round of 16 at the NCAA Singles Championship. #18 Daavettila, victorious over No. 10 Karla Popovic of the University of California, becomes just the seventh Tar Heel player to advance to the quarterfinals of the NCAA singles tournament. She also gives UNC a quarterfinalist for the fifth straight year.

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Ten players taking a big risk in the NBA Draft but should have stayed in college

Tony Bradley is purely taking a risk here, and it’s a fascinating one. He’s the first one-and-done player to come out of UNC in a decade. (Somewhat surprising, that.) He wasn’t one of UNC’s five most important or impactful players last season, but he set up to be a top-three guy if he came back for his sophomore year. That won’t happen.

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Chansky’s Notebook: Matter of Saving Face

UNC responded so well, it may have to take the NCAA to court. The academic scandal that has plagued UNC for going on five years has a chance to be over by the end of 2017, but that is all up to the NCAA Committee on Infractions. The university’s response to the latest Notice of Allegations looks so sound that it may back the NCAA into meting out penalties UNC will not accept.

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UNC Leaning on Precedent in NCAA Response

The NCAA alleges that UNC utilized the AFAM courses in question to maintain eligibility for the involved student-athletes. It’s a significant charge, one that serves as the basis for the NCAA’s lack of institutional control allegation, although the enforcement staff is breaking from precedent in making the charge against UNC. That precedent occurred at two major universities.

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The first ever UNC Major League Baseball player, and his role in UNC basketball history

The Tar Heel presence in MLB all started with a player whose connection to the school goes beyond just throwing a baseball. Bob Lawson was a pitcher for North Carolina in the late 1890s. In 1906, the now Dr. Robert Lawson was purported to have brought basketball to UNC. Lawson was one of the figures that gave permission to start a varsity basketball team.

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Who has the sweeter deal, Fedora or Doeren?

Larry Fedora got a new contract extension from UNC on Thursday, aimed at keeping him in Chapel Hill through at least 2022. Dave Doeren’s last extension came back in 2015 and locks him up through 2019. Because everything’s rivalry fodder, I thought it’d be fun to compare the contracts of the two Triangle rivals. (Duke’s David Cutcliffe works at a private school, so he didn’t want in on this party).

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