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Tar Heels to name playing floor in coach Roy Williams’ honor

North Carolina is honoring Hall of Fame basketball coach Roy Williams by putting his name on the playing floor. UNC says it will dedicate “Roy Williams Court” on Aug. 24. Williams has 842 career victories as head coach at Kansas and UNC. He led the Tar Heels to three NCAA championships.

Report: Gonzaga, North Carolina agree to two-game series

Gonzaga and North Carolina have agreed to a two-game, home-and-home series beginning next season. The series was first reported by Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports. A Gonzaga source confirmed the agreement but said the contract hasn’t been signed.

Norman Chad: Underbelly of college basketball no place for the meek

I would like to dispassionately discuss college basketball today, without directly referencing the recent footwear follies/FBI probe and without even mentioning a certain notorious sideline suit whose first name rhymes with “Slick” and whose last name rhymes with “Maraschino.”

Rashad McCants alleges academic fraud at North Carolina

North Carolina coach Roy Williams and players from the 2005 national championship team deny they were involved with academic wrongdoing alleged by former teammate Rashad McCants. In an interview with ESPN’s “Outside the Lines,” McCants – the team’s second-leading scorer – said tutors wrote papers for him. He also said he believes Williams knew “100 percent” about players taking no-show classes popular with athletes in a department later linked to fraud in a long-running scandal.

Bettman downplays threat of Edmonton moving to Seattle

Hockey: NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman downplayed the threat of the Oilers moving to Seattle on Tuesday as the Edmonton mayor predicted that an NHL team in Seattle wouldn’t sell out its games. Bettman (pictured above) says an arena deal in Edmonton is achievable, “and with a new arena there should be no reason to have any doubts about the future of the Oilers in Edmonton.”

North Carolina coach Williams rests after kidney surgery

North Carolina men’s basketball coach Roy Williams (pictured right) has begun recovering from surgery Wednesday to remove a tumor from his right kidney and is expected to be on the sideline when the season starts. The coach might need another operation to remove another tumor from his left kidney. It’s unclear how much time the 62-year-old Williams will miss leading up to the start of preseason practice Oct. 13. In a news release, the school said doctors discovered the tumor during a physical earlier this month. The release also said Williams underwent a 31/2-hour procedure. The severity of the tumor that was removed is unknown and team spokesman Matt Bowers said test results could be back in about a week. – Associated Press

Jayhawks race past Tar Heels

ST. LOUIS – Nothing personal, Roy. Tyshawn Taylor broke out of his slump in a big way Sunday, scoring 22 points and leading Kansas back to the Final Four with an 80-67 victory over former coach Roy Williams and top-seeded North Carolina.

Carrier Classic college basketball tournament presents challenges

NEW YORK – Tom Izzo joked that when he jumps off the roof after losing a game, at least this time the landing will be soft water. The inaugural Carrier Classic presents a balancing act for the Michigan State coach and his North Carolina counterpart, Roy Williams. They want their players to appreciate the enormity of the Veterans Day game on the flight deck of the USS Carl Vinson.