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Travis T. Tygart at the Helsinki Commission Hearing in Washington D.C. on Friday, July 27, 2018. Photo courtesy of Adam Woullard.

Q&A: UNC grad and USADA head Travis Tygart talks Lance Armstrong case and more

Travis Tygart graduated from UNC in 1993 with a degree in philosophy. Now, he's the CEO of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, which in 2012 helped expose cyclist Lance Armstrong in a massive doping scandal. In light of ESPN's recently-released documentary, Lance, senior writer Ryan Wilcox caught up with Tygart to discuss his role in the Armstrong saga and more. Answers have been edited for brevity and clarity.

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Guard Joel Berry II (2) celebrates during North Carolina's 96-89 win over N.C. State on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 at PNC Arena.

Analysis: How the 3-point revolution impacted UNC basketball

The 3-point shot has revolutionized the game of basketball. After it was created, low-frequency shots from way outside were not only rewarded but encouraged.  Despite Roy Williams' emphasis on the paint, the Tar Heels aren't immune to the rising importance of the 3-pointer. When there is individual 3-point success at UNC, national championships seem to follow. 

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UNC forward Shea Rush (11) runs onto the court during player presentations at Late Night With Roy on Oct. 13, 2017. 

Shea Rush looks back at four years on the UNC men's basketball team

To Shea Rush, basketball is central to nearly all of his experiences. He certainly became a better player over the last four years, but he says the program means much more to him.  “That stuff is all fun, but the thing that I will miss most, without a doubt, are my teammates,” Rush said. “It was the greatest bond and friendship I’ve ever had on a team.”

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