April 1, 2008 |
Roy Williams is coaching against Kansas -- anyone think that might be a story line? It took a lot of bracket work for this to play out. North Carolina, top-seeded in the East, had to work its way through Mount St. Mary's, Arkansas, Washington State and Louisville. Kansas, seeded No. 1 in the Midwest, defeated Portland State, Nevada Las Vegas, Villanova and Davidson to reach the Final Four.
February 6, 2008 |
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Hardly anyone has forgotten the busted and bloody nose Tyler Hansbrough got against Duke last season, and he knows it. On Halloween, that gave him the idea for the perfect college student's costume -- easy to pull off, yet witty and wry. He donned one of the three protective masks he wore after Gerald Henderson's forearm broke his nose last March, then ventured out amid the throngs of revelers on Franklin Street near campus...
December 2, 2007 |
He is the winningest coach in NCAA women's soccer, but North Carolina's Anson Dorrance also has helped supply the sport's coaching ranks with his former players. "Part of our philosophy at N.C. is to empower the women we're coaching," Dorrance said. "And part of that empowerment is, we're trying to sell them on considering this as a potential profession. We don't really push them." Dorrance, whose Tar Heels last season brought home their 18th NCAA championship, walks the walk.
September 14, 2007
Dance on: Ethan Stiefel, former artistic director of the Irvine-based Pacific Ballet, which folded last spring, has been named dean of the school of dance at North Carolina School of the Arts, part of the University of North Carolina. The appointment was made by the school's chancellor, John Mauceri. State grant: The Old Globe theater in San Diego has been awarded a $1.
March 23, 2007 |
From USC finding open shooting lanes in an easy victory over Arkansas to its dominant defensive effort in a rout over Kevin Durant and Texas, Coach Tim Floyd's NBA influence of exploiting matchups has been a major force behind the Trojans' tournament success. But this game-to-game strategy will face an all-new challenge against North Carolina tonight in a NCAA tournament Sweet 16 matchup at East Rutherford, N.J.
March 22, 2007 |
Imagine if every summer for more than 30 years, young Trojans in the NBA -- some of them already All-Stars -- kept returning to USC's North Gym or the Sports Arena or now the Galen Center to play pickup games. And imagine if year after year, Bill Sharman, Tex Winter, Paul Westphal, Bob Boyd, Stan Morrison, George Raveling and Henry Bibby -- all of them with some connection to USC -- got together with Tim Floyd to play golf, talk basketball and hold a coaching clinic.