Piling On: Recapping Pittsburgh @ North Carolina and complaining about referees

On this episode of Piling On host @JohnnyWoodard reviews Saturday’s NCAA football game between the Pittsburgh Panthers and the University of North Carolina Tar Heels. Also on this episode: Why UNC WR Ryan Switzer is special A brief preview of UNC’s next game at FSU … … and a whole lot of handwringing about Dalvin Cook. Praise and

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UConn’s Breanna Stewart leads pack in 2016 WNBA Draft preview

The WNBA starts its twentieth season with the draft this week, turning collegiate stars into professionals. Leading the prospect pack are a trio of Connecticut Huskies, led by the four-time NCAA Tournament MVP Breanna Stewart, guard Moriah Jefferson, and Morgan Tuck, who’s opting for the WNBA with a year of eligibility remaining. The group only lost five games during their

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18th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey hosted a Sports Leadership Seminar with Jay Bilas, ESPN basketball analyst, Jamie Dixon, and college basketball coaches; University of Pittsburgh men’s basketball head coach, Tubby Smith, Texas Tech University men’s basketball head coach, Kevin Ollie, University of Connecticut men’s basketball head coach, Jay Wright, Villanova University men’s basketball head coach, Geno Auriemma, University of Connecticut women’s basketball head coach, Tom Izzo, Michigan State University men’s basketball head coach, Jim Boeheim, Syracuse University men’s basketball head coach at the Pentagon, May 7, 2014. Gen. Dempsey stated the goal of the open-panel forum was to “discuss the importance of dynamic leadership to building winning teams and also expose these coaches to what our world-class military team brings to the nation." DoD photo by Army Staff Sgt. Sean K. Harp

UConn women’s basketball: The Yawn Dynasty

Esteemed Boston Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy recently tweeted that the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team is “killing” the women’s game. Shaughnessy called the team “great,” but stated he would not watch. Every pundit disagreed, along with UConn coach Geno Auriemma, who simply replied “don’t watch.” ESPN used his critique and Geno’s rebuttal as the lead

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ACC Championship Game live blog: UNC vs. Clemson

Midnight: And that does it from Charlotte. Met with a hostile “neutral site” crowd and the nation’s top team, Carolina was brave, but ultimately undone both by an up-and-coming-but-not-quite-there-yet defense and the sketchy play of senior quarterback Marquise Williams. This will be a top team in 2016. Clemson moves on to the College Football Playoff, and will

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Report: UNC ‘happy’ with NCAA findings

The University of North Carolina is likely breathing a sigh of relief after finally receiving its Notice of Allegations from the NCAA Friday, judging from the reporting of veteran journalist Art Chansky. Chansky, who has covered UNC athletics for decades and until 2010 worked at Tar Heel Sports Properties, reports those close to the investigation-weary program are

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