Kennedy Meeks hovered just off the stage of West Charlotte High’s auditorium, welcoming admirers into his arms. At 6-foot-10, the former North Carolina basketball star towered over everyone, not unlike his four years on the court at West Charlotte,where he graduated in 2013. He hugged people he had never met, but they’d known him for years. Meeks spent 10 minutes signing autographs and 15 minutes posing for pictures. In the small brick auditorium, Thursday’s “Kennedy Meeks Day” drew an enthusiastic crowd worthy of a champion. It wasn’t the first time he’d returned to his alma mater, where he won a high school state championship and MVP honors in 2011. But this day - nearly eight weeks after UNC
North Carolina coach Larry Fedora is under contract at the school through the 2022 season after his extension was formally approved by the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees on Thursday. Fedora's income will rise to slightly over $3 million for the final three years of the contract. His compensation package will be slightly below $2.3 million in 2017. "We are pleased that the Board of Trustees has approved the terms of Coach Fedora's contract, which will allow him to continue our football program's success into the next decade," North Carolina athletic director Bubba Cunningham said in a statement. "Under his leadership, our student-athletes are succeeding in the classroom, contributing positively
Associated Press ATHENS, Ga. -- Virginia captured its third straight NCAA men's tennis championship Tuesday, while Stanford's bid for back-to-back women's titles was denied by Florida. With the finals at the University of Georgia delayed by rainy weather, Virginia romped to another championship on the indoor courts with a 4-2 victory over Atlantic Coast Conference rival North Carolina. The second-seeded Cavaliers won the doubles point when Thai-Son Kwiatkowski and Alexander Ritschard defeated Jack Murray and Simon Soendergaard 7-6 in the decisive match. Virginia followed up with victories in three of five completed singles matches to retain the title, clinching the victory at No. 5 when J.C.