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Athletic department updates players on social media

The North Carolina athletic department released an updated version of its social networking policy to its student-athletes on Monday. The policy reminder comes at a time when Twitter and Facebook have played roles with players involved with the NCAA investigation into possible improprieties with sports agents and a former University mentor.

UNC-Stanford finish in 2-2 tie

After 110 hard-fought minutes against No. 2 Stanford, the North Carolina women’s soccer team ended its first home game of the season in a 2-2 tie.

UNC will hold press conference tonight at 7:30

Chancellor Holden Thorp, athletic director Dick Baddour and football head coach Butch Davis will hold a press conference tonight at 7:30 regarding the NCAA investigation, associate athletic director of communications Steve Kirschner said.

Davis names Yates starter for LSU

Three-year starter T.J. Yates will resume his role at quarterback for the Sept. 4 season opener against LSU, UNC football coach Butch Davis said Monday.

Jordan rode the bus for the right reasons

One of my first, and most indelible, memories of the NBA is watching Michael Jordan weep while holding the NBA Championship trophy after his Chicago Bulls beat the Seattle SuperSonics in the 1996 NBA Finals. He had been away from the game of basketball, as he prefers to call it, for two seasons after his father was murdered in North Carolina. The title was his first without his father by his side. In 50 minutes, Ron Shelton put together an impressive explanation of why Jordan walked away from basketball and into a minor league baseball team in Birmingham, Ala., in the mid-‘90s

Q&A with "Jordan Rides the Bus" director Ron Shelton

Ron Shelton, known throughout the film industry as the director of “Bull Durham,” directs the latest installment in ESPN’s 30-for-30 series, “Jordan Rides the Bus.” The film chronicles Michael Jordan’s departure from the world of basketball at the prime of his career and joining the minor league baseball team Birmingham Barons. On Thursday, Shelton and I discussed his latest project, which is set to air Tuesday, Aug. 24 at 8 p.m. on ESPN.

DT Willis to transfer from UNC

In his opening statement to the media after Thursday’s morning practice, North Carolina football coach Butch Davis disclosed that freshman defensive tackle Brandon Willis has decided to transfer from the University.

Football loses another freshman

Just more than a week after losing freshman running back Giovani Bernard for the season due to an ACL tear, North Carolina football took another blow on Tuesday when freshman linebacker Ty Linton signed to play professional baseball with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

ESPN announces College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon schedule

Although college basketball season is still three months away, roundball junkies will be pleased to hear that ESPN has announced the schedule for its third-annual College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon, which will take place this year on Nov. 16. The marathon will begin at midnight when Memphis hosts Miami and continue for 25.5 consecutive hours of live college basketball to be televised on ESPN, ESPN 2 and ESPN U.

Freshman RB out for the season

North Carolina freshman running back Giovani Bernard suffered an ACL tear in his right knee during practice on Sunday afternoon and will be sidelined for the entire 2010 season, team spokesman Kevin Best said in an email on Monday.

Training Camp Notebook

North Carolina football officially kicked off the 2010 season on Friday with its first day of training camp. Here are a few sights from Friday

Live tweets from Pigskin Preview

North Carolina football coach Butch Davis will address the media today for the first time since news of the NCAA investigation into the football program broke last week. Sports editor Jonathan Jones will be Tweeting live from the event @DTHsports.