UNC “outs” Roy Williams for his latest anonymous donation and Twitter world overreacts

Roy Williams and his wife Wanda. By TOM SHANAHAN The Twitter world can move on to another subject. Royal family speculation has longer legs than theories Williams concocted a scheme behind his latest donation to his alma mater. North Carolina coach Roy Williams didn’t donate $3 million on Monday as his retirement swan song entering the 2021 basketball post-season. Nor was it way to win favor with athletic director Bubba Cunningham to remain coaching the Tar Heels another…

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Strange season has North Carolina and Duke in stranger position of needing a “Cinderella story”

By TOM SHANAHAN Everyone knows this college basketball season has been unlike others with neither North Carolina nor Duke ranked. Stranger than that is to think of North Carolina and Duke as Cinderella stories in the upcoming ACC and NCAA tournaments. Teams mounting a roll with upsets are Cinderella stories. North Carolina and Duke will need to defeat higher seeds to advance deep into the ACC tournament and probably will face higher seeds in their NCAA opener. This…

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It’s still Duke-North Carolina, no matter the rankings

PHOTO (UNC Athletics): Roy Williams masked up in a strange college basketball season. By TOM SHANAHAN Everyone knows by now Duke and North Carolina aren’t playing for an ACC title or No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. They're still clinging to hopes for an NCAA bid. But it doesn’t seem to impact the intensity of the game. It didn’t matter the first time around, even though much was made of the teams meeting as unranked opponents for…

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