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Wednesday Quickies: UNC vs NCAA Edition

The Tar Heels have a response from the NCAA, and more in today’s quickies.

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It’s a good thing for North Carolina that they won last year’s National Championship, because it appears as though things might just come crashing down on them in due time.

The NCAA has finally made some progress on UNC’s academic scandal, responding to the University in a statement that made it clear that they were concerned with what happened with the student-athletes’ grades and classes. The NCAA has also finally set a date on the Tar Heels’ infractions hearing.

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At last, UNC has its date with the NCAA Committee on Infractions | News & Observer
UNC officials, including coaches Roy Williams, now know when they’re due to appear before the NCAA Committee on Infractions. Between 1993 and 2011, UNC athletes enrolled in disproportionate numbers in the bogus African Studies classes. The most serious charges UNC faces is that of lack of institutional control and failure to monitor.

National analyst predicting Bol Bol to Arizona » UK Recruiting News
CBS acquired, and one of the most recent developments related to that acquisition is the ability for recruiting analysts to make predictions on 247Sports Crystal Ball pages. national analyst Evan Daniels logged his first Crystal Ball pick for a UK target, but it wasn't a pick for UK.

Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe: I love Phoenix but 'at the same time, I want to win'
Kyrie Irving has told the Cleveland Cavaliers he wants to be traded and Bledsoe’s name has come up, in part because he’s good friends with LeBron James. One rumor has the Suns getting involved as a third team in the deal, with Bledsoe and Tyson Chandler winding up in Cleveland.

Suns need to include Josh Jackson, Eric Bledsoe to land Kyrie Irving | HoopsHype
If the Phoenix Suns want to trade for Kyrie Irving from the Cleveland Cavaliers, there are a few hurdles they must pass to make it happen.

Five Takeaways from the Under Armour All-America Camp | CollegeBasketballTalk
The Under Armour All-America Camp featured a number of high-level performances. The upside of Class of 2018 center and potential UK target Moses Brown is scary.

Moses Brown emerges as a top-10 recruit and the next big thing out of NYC - SLAM
A seven-footer from Queens, NY, Moses Brown isn't letting all the hype get to him. The top-10 recruit is instead thinking of the bigger picture.

Top prospects show out at Hardwood Classic - 247
College coaches made their way out to Lawrence, Kan., this weekend to evaluate some of the nation's top talent.

Kentucky Football 2017 Statistical Benchmarks | Kentucky Sports Radio
Freddie Maggard looks at where Kentucky needs to be in a lot of different statistical categories in 2017 in order to be successful.

Kroger Field lettering complete on north side of Kentucky's stadium
The last of the letters spelling "Kroger Field" was raised a few minutes before noon on Tuesday on the north side of what was formerly Commonwealth Stadium.

Mike Williams Denies Needing Season-Ending Surgery for Back Injury
Chargers rookie wide receiver Mike Williams denied that he would require season-ending back surgery despite previous reports to the contrary. "I'm good. Everything good. The back situation. That was some false information being released," he said, per Lakisha Jackson of "I don't know who released it but everything is good."

O.J. Simpson Granted Parole from Prison, Could Be Released as Soon as October 1
After serving nearly nine years of a 33-year prison sentence, O.J. Simpson was granted parole Thursday and will be released from Lovelock Correctional Center in Lovelock, Nevada, as early as October 1. The 70-year-old Pro Football Hall of Famer has been incarcerated since 2008 after being found guilty of 12 charges, including armed robbery and kidnapping.

Tamba Hali Vents Frustrations with Chiefs on Twitter, Asks If He Is Still Needed
Chiefs veteran pass-rusher Tamba Hali expressed frustration Saturday regarding his usage by the team last season. In a series of tweets, Hali discussed playing only seven snaps in the team's playoff loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers last season and questioned if the Chiefs still need him

Jerry Jones Backs Ezekiel Elliott, Says There's No Evidence of Domestic Violence
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott awaits a decision from the NFL about its investigation into alleged domestic violence from July 2016, but he still has the support from his team's owner.

Kyrie Irving trade demand; LeBron James; Memorable sports breakups |
With Kyrie Irving wanting out of Cleveland, here's a look at famous splits in sports.

Prince William County Police confirm Lucky Whitehead was misidentified
The Prince William County Police Department confirmed Tuesday that the man charged with shoplifting on June 22 wasn't Lucky Whitehead, as the former Cowboys wide receiver and his agent had maintained on Monday.

Adobe will finally kill Flash in 2020 - The Verge
Adobe is finally planning to kill off Flash once and for all. Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and Safari have all been blocking Flash over the past year, but Adobe is now planning to remove support for it fully by the end of 2020.

We have unrealistic expectations of a tech-driven future utopia - Recode
It’s time to talk about the potential value of limits on technology.

Wonder Woman sequel out December 2019 - Polygon
A Wonder Woman sequel is coming, but it’ll be a little bit.