The Real Jordan vs. LeBron Debate: Who's Happier?
In 1984, the NBA’s Chicago Bulls drafted a player by the name of Michael Jordan. The North Carolina Tar Heels alumnus was only picked third overall, an almost comical piece of trivia given the level of dominance he would impose on the game and the recognition he would gain on a global scale. LeBron James, in contrast, was a first pick right out of high school in 2003. But LZ and Will don’t want to retread a tired conversation about which athlete is better. Instead they discuss Jordan and James as men first and athletes second. The biggest difference between Jordan and James is that LeBron generally looks happy. Rather, it's that Michael Jordan, according to many portraits drawn by sports reporters (and by the Jordan-approved miniseries, The Last Dance) appears miserable. LeBron is socially engaged with the world around him. Jordan is consumed by a never-ending desire to win. LZ and Will talk about whether Michael Jordan may be the unhappiest superstar of them all.news.yahoo.com
Virginia Tech falls to North Carolina in ACC Tournament Quarterfinals
GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA - MARCH 11: Caleb Love #2 of the North Carolina Tar Heels attempts a shot against Tyrece Radford #23 and Keve Aluma #22 of the Virginia Tech Hokies during the second half of their quarterfinals game in the ACC Men's Basketball Tournament at Greensboro Coliseum on March 11, 2021 in Greensboro, North Carolina. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)GREENSBORO, N.C. – Virginia Tech trailed close behind North Carolina for much of Thursday’s Quarterfinals game, ultimately losing momentum and falling, 81-73. The Tar Heels had nine players score, including R.J. Davis with 19 points. This loss eliminates the Hokies from the ACC Tournament, but the team is still projected to play in the NCAA Tournament. Meanwhile, the Tar Heels victory secures a spot for them in the ACC Tournament Semifinals as they take on Florida State Friday.
Virginia Tech women snap losing skid with win at North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC – Sophomore center Elizabeth Kitley had a huge second half, finishing with 18 points and 14 boards overall as Virginia Tech snapped a four-game skid with a 66-54 win at North Carolina. “To be able to come away, finish, get away and get a win here in an historic arena is always good so I’m very proud of our kids,” Virginia Tech women’s basketball coach Kenny Brooks said. Cayla King had 15 points, including five 3-pointers for Virginia Tech. Aisha Sheppard added 15 points, while Georgia Amoore had 12 points and seven assists. The Virginia Tech women are set to host Wake Forest Sunday afternoon at Cassell Coliseum.
Tech ends fall season with 1-0 loss to No. 1 North Carolina
CARY, N.C. – For the second time this season, the Virginia Tech women’s soccer team faced the top-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels, and unfortunately for the Hokies, the result was the same – a 1-0 loss. However, this defeat was in the quarterfinal round of the ACC Women’s Soccer Championship held Tuesday at Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park and ended Tech’s fall season. The game winner was scored in the 26th minute with the Tar Heels' lone shot on goal the entire night. Sam Meza played a ball to Emily Fox who crossed it into the box. North Carolina (10-0-0) held advantages in shots (17-3) and corners (15-1), but the Hokies defense, along with goalkeeper Alia Skinner, kept Tech within the one-goal deficit.
Cavs hoping to keep potent ‘Heels offense in check
Virginia’s trip to South Florida confirmed that the Cavaliers have the foundation to withstand the storm of a top 15 ranked opponent. But the five point loss, while a morale victory, still left the Cavs at a disappointing 1-4. The momentum in Miami centered around the return of starting quarterback Brennan Armstrong. The lefty dual threat signal caller brings the skills and the leadership to make the Cavs a much more dangerous group. The 'Heels check in 4-1 and ranked 15th, sporting a total offense that’s averaging 531 yards and nearly 38 points per game--that’s 8th in the nation.
Hokies lose to Tar Heels 56-45
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The Virginia Tech Hokies lost to the North Carolina Tar Heels by a score of 56-45. The Tar Heels rushed for 399 total yards today. The Hokies showed their moves on the ground as well, as the team rushed for 264 total yards. Tar Heels Quarterback Sam Howell completed 18 of 23 passes for 257 yards and three touchdowns. The second of Hooker’s touchdowns took place late in the fourth quarter with a 26-yard completion to Wide Receiver James Mitchell.
NCAA March Madness basketball games will be played without fans
The National Collegiate Athletic Association's upcoming men's and women's basketball tournaments will be played with "only essential staff and limited family attendance," NCAA president Mark Emmert said in a statement Wednesday. No public fans will be allowed to attend. "The NCAA continues to assess the impact of COVID-19 in consultation with public health officials and our COVID-19 advisory panel," Emmert's statement said. "This decision is in the best interest of public health, including that of coaches, administrators, fans and, most importantly, our student-athletes." The West Regional games are scheduled to be played March 26-28 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.cnbc.com
MONDAY HUDDLE: Was Virginia Tech-UNC game best of season in college football?
Offensive lineman Silas Dzansi #60 of the Virginia Tech Hokies celebrates following the 6 overtime victory against the North Carolina Tar Heels. No game reached that point this season until North Carolina and Virginia Tech did so on Saturday. Virginia Tech ultimately prevailed in the sixth overtime, stopping North Carolina and then scoring on a 2-point conversion run by Quincy Patterson to win the thrilling contest. It was the longest game in ACC history and might have been the best game in college football so far this year, even if there weren't playoff implications or ranked teams participating. Virginia is a half-game ahead of Pittsburgh and a full game ahead of Duke, North Carolina and Virginia Tech, but the Cavaliers have already beaten Pittsburgh and Duke and have the tiebreaker over both those teams.
Patterson's conversion lifts Virginia Tech over UNC in 6 OTs
Members of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets celebrate with the players following the 6 overtime victory against the North Carolina Tar Heels. (Photo by Michael Shroyer/Getty Images)BLACKSBURG, Va. - BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) - Fans who attended the Virginia Tech-North Carolina game certainly got their money's worth Saturday evening. "I'm just proud of those kids," Virginia Tech head coach Justin Fuente said. The Tar Heels received the ball first, but quarterback Sam Howell was tackled for a loss, setting up Patterson's game-winning conversion. Virginia Tech: The Hokies are off next Saturday and return to action Nov. 2 at No.
Patterson's conversion lifts Virginia Tech over UNC in 6 OTs
Members of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets celebrate with the players following the 6 overtime victory against the North Carolina Tar Heels. (Photo by Michael Shroyer/Getty Images)BLACKSBURG, Va. - Quincy Patterson's two-point conversion run in the sixth overtime lifted Virginia Tech a wild 43-41 victory over North Carolina on Saturday in the longest game in ACC history. In the fifth overtime, Virginia Tech (5-2, 2-2 ACC) had the ball first, but Patterson's pass to Damon Hazelton was broken up by the Tar Heels' Storm Duck, giving the Tar Heels an opportunity to win the game. The Tar Heels received the ball first, but quarterback Sam Howell was tackled for a loss, setting up Patterson's game-winning conversion. Virginia Tech: The Hokies are off next Saturday and return to action Nov. 2 at No.
Analysts sorting winners and losers as new set of tariffs take aim at Nike, retailers
The list of new tariff goods "disproportionately impacts apparel, footwear, consumer electronics, and toys," said Goldman Sachs' Kate McShane in a note to clients. Shares of retailers tanked on Thursday when President Donald Trump surprised investors by ending a tariff ceasefire with China. "Department store P/E valuations look low today, but the market may be underestimating how negatively impacted their earnings might be from tariffs," said Sole. Macy's, Nordstrom and Kohl's may suffer blows to their profitability, Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse, Jefferies and UBS told their clients. Yeti, Gap, and L Brands are also at risk, according to Goldman Sachs.cnbc.com