Although this year’s season may feel different, it’s clear that the women are still embracing the “full-contact” nature of the sport — even if that contact is virtual.
Stephen Demorest said his book details how Larry Miller’s career follows the arc of sports development in culture, where basketball went from a local enthusiasm to a national mania. Responsibility for that change lies in part with charismatic players like Miller and the role they play in creating fan loyalty, he said.
“It hurts, but it’s all about doing what’s best for me. I felt that by staying I could risk getting hurt,” Nash said. “In football, one play can be the end of your career, so I just thought of that. Basically doing what’s best for me. I want to get to the NFL as quick as I can, and I felt like early enrolling could help me do that.”
With the NBA's regular season coming to a close on Friday, here's how some former Tar Heels have fared in the bubble.
The Dixie Classic undoubtedly shaped the legacy of North Carolina college basketball fans. This annual three-day period showcased the top talent of the "Big Four" North Carolina schools, coming to a sudden end with the exposition of a point-shaving scandal involving the players of participating schools.
“I feel like this could be a motivating factor for us, I think we just need to keep in mind that the hard work didn’t just disappear,” Cole said. “It’s not like we’re having to start over next year, it’s just going to be a kind of different transition.”
With a full season back in Chapel Hill under his belt, Mack Brown made it clear at his offseason press conference that he has raised his expectations for UNC in 2020 and has a plan in place for surpassing last season's success.