North Carolina point guard Ty Lawson "has to practice half the practice Tuesday and all the practice Wednesday or I'm not going to play him on Thursday" when the Tar Heels face Radford in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, coach Roy Williams said on the Dan Patrick radio show 850 the Buzz on Monday.
RALEIGH — Wolfpack coach Elliott Avent went to Ol’ Roy’s playbook Tuesday.
In jest, he threw an F-bomb, and then another for good measure.
Remember two years ago, when the state of Tyler Hansbrough's fractured nose was one of the biggest question for Tar Heel fans entering the ACC tournament?
This time around, worry will be about the the health of Ty Lawson's jammed right big toe.
UNC's Coach Roy Williams talks emotionally about his senior class after defeating Duke at home on Senior Day. Staff Video by Jason Arthurs
Staff video by Jason Arthurs
BLACKSBURG, Va. — North Carolina's victory over Virginia Tech on Wednesday secured at least part of the ACC's regular-season title, something that never gets old for coach Roy Williams — whose teams at UNC at Kansas have now done it 13 times.
CHAPEL HILL — Four days after basketball coach Roy Williams was asked if he would be willing to take a pay cut to help the University, North Carolina football coach Butch Davis faced a similar question from the same local TV station during his Tuesday press conference.
Davis' answer, in a nutshell: his football program is trying to find a way to make cuts; he gives back to the community, the university and his church; that's a better question for the University's leadership to face.
Davis, like Williams, averages more than $2 million a year in salary, but neither coach is paid from state funds.
Here's the extended text of his comments:
CHAPEL HILL — On the heels of UConn coach Jim Calhoun's tirade when asked if he would would be willing to give some of his salary back to help in these harsh economic times, North Carolina coach Roy Williams gave a more level — if lengthy — response to a similar question posed Friday.
Williams’ salary, which averages more than $2 million per year, is not paid from state funds. But in a nutshell, the Hall-fo-Fame coach said that he is more sensitive than ever to the harsh economy because his son, Scott, recently lost his job with Wachovia Securities; that he continues to give back to the University via building projects and even video equipment; and that he really can’t give a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer to the question.
Here’s the full text of the question and his response:
HBO takes a stab at corralling the Duke-North Carolina men's basketball rivalry in a documentary called, "Battle for Tobacco Road: Duke vs. North Carolina." The hour-long show on the greatest rivalry in college sports premieres tonight at 9 p.m.
First, a key statistic from the program: Duke 57, UNC 53.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Maryland coach Gary Williams recorded his 19th victory over a top-5 opponent via Saturday’s 88-85 overtime victory against No. 3 UNC.
Five have come against Roy Williams — two at Kansas, three at North Carolina. According to Patrick Stevens’ Washington Times blog, that means Ol’ Roy has almost caught Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski, who has lost to Gary-coached Maryland when the Blue Devils were ranked in the top 5.