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  • UNC played pickup ball with Presidential candidate Barack Obama on Tuesday morning. Regardless of what you might think of his politics, it was undoubtedly a thrill for the players and a lot of fun. Obama was in town for a campaign rally and apparently is quite the basketball afficianado though having former Duke player Reggie Love as his personal assistant shows an obvious lapse in judgement in this area. Check out the photo gallery here. Update: More coverage from the N&O here. Apparently he slipped past Hansbrough but missed the layup.
  • ACC Now is reporting that UNC women's coach Sylvia Hatchell has been approached by South Carolina about their vacant head coaching position. My response to that is, "Why in the name of Dean Smith would you leave UNC to coach at South Carolina?" And yes I know Frank McGuire did it but he had a pro coaching stint in between.
  • Durrell Mapp and Connor Barth both signed free agent contracts with NFL teams following the draft. Mapp was picked up by Green Bay and Barth went to Kansas City.
  • The UNC baseball team took two of three from FSU over the weekend in a battle of nationally ranked top three teams. The Heels are looking to get back to the College World Series for a 3rd straight season and current sit 2nd in the Coastal Division behind #1 ranked Miami.