Tar Takes 4/1: Coby White, Nassir Little, Zion William’s NBA draft outlook, recap from Duke + UNC’s early NCAA exit

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On this week’s episode of Tar Takes, Ryan Lipton and David Matlock give their takeaways from the North Carolina Tar Heels and Duke Blue Devils’ early exits from NCAA March Madness and why the exits might not have been as surprising as one might think.

Tar Takes also examines whether it is the right decision for Nassir Little to enter the NBA draft, if Coby White should follow Little’s footsteps and leave for the NBA, looks forward to possibly landing the No. 1 G in the country in Cole Anthony and Zion Williams/Ja Morant talk.

Tar Takes 4/1 Topics:

Thoughts on UNC’s loss to Auburn in the Sweet 16 and Duke’s loss to Michigan State in the Elite 8.

UNC F Nassir Little declares for NBA draft. Is that the right move for Nassir?

Should Coby White declare for the NBA draft? His decision is still unknown.

What are the prospects for next year’s Tar Heel team? Armando Barcot is committed, Cole Anthony is looking hard at UNC but some think his decision depends on Coby White.

Would a Cole Anthony and Coby White back court work together?


Ryan Lipton is the founder of The JR Report. For more news and The JR Report updates follow him on twitter @rytime98.

Tar Takes 3/25: UNC to face Auburn in Sweet 16, Zion and Duke barely escape UCF, Lonzo Ball no longer with BBB

On this week’s episode of Tar Takes, Ryan Lipton and David Matlock analyze UNC’s two wins over Iona and Washington and look forward to their matchup against the Auburn Tigers on Friday. They also look at Duke’s one-point victory over UCF and discuss the recent news involving Lonzo Ball severing ties with Big Baller Brand.

UNC struggles for a period against No. 16 Iona, beats No. 9 Washington easily. What are your thoughts on the Tar Heels after the first two games?

UNC v. Auburn: What are the keys to victory against Auburn?

Would we rather play Houston or Kentucky in the Elite 8 assuming UNC beats Auburn?

Duke v. UCF comes down to one point. Does the one-point win show a weakness in Duke or is it a catapult for Duke to make a run going forward?

Lonzo Ball breaks away from BBB brand after company founder in trouble for fraud

Tar Takes 2/25: Aftermath of UNC defeating Duke, FSU, Should Zion Williamson sit out season?

On this week’s episode of Tar Takes we discuss the aftermath of the North Carolina Tar Heels basketball team’s amazing week which included two decisive wins over the Duke Blue Devils and Florida State Seminoles. We also break down what we saw against Duke, who will win on Tuesday in Syracuse vs. UNC, and ask the question should Zion Williamson play anymore basketball games for Duke?

We also start the show by making an apology to UNC forward Luke Maye since he balled out against Duke after Tar Takes was not optimistic in its predictions for Maye against the Blue Devils last Wednesday.

Takeaways and thoughts after UNC’s win over Duke? Florida State?

Is UNC being ranked at No. 5 too high, too low or just right?

What should we expect tomorrow night against Syracuse? Will UNC lose, win by a little or win by a lot?

Should Zion Williamson play another game for Duke?


Ryan Lipton is the founder of The JR Report. For more news and The JR Report updates follow him on twitter @rytime98.

Tar Takes 2.18: Duke-UNC preview, will LeBron/Lakers make NBA playoffs?

On this week’s episode of Tar Takes, we spend most of our time breaking down the matchups when the North Carolina Tar Heels travel to Cameron Indoor to take on the Duke Blue Devils on Wednesday night.

After we break down everything in the tobacco road rivalry, we discuss if LeBron James and the Lakers will make the NBA playoffs.

Can anything be taken from UNC’s win over Wake Forest after tough loss to UVA? Tar Heels defeated Wake Forest by 38 points on Saturday.

Are you worried about UNC’s health heading into the Duke-UNC game on Wednesday? Cam Johnson and Nassir Little dealing with ankle injuries.

Do the Tar Heels have any chance to win on Wednesday against Duke in Cameron Indoor?

Barack Obama will be in attendance for Wednesday’s UNC-Duke game in Durham. Are we surprised?

Will LeBron and the Los Angeles Lakers make the NBA playoffs?


Ryan Lipton is the founder of The JR Report. For more news and The JR Report updates follow him on twitter @rytime98.

Tar Takes 1/21: Who is Tar Heels’ leader? NFL change OT rules? Pats/Rams best teams?

UNC Forward Luke Maye – Photo via Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

On this week’s episode of Tar Takes we break down the North Carolina Tar Heels basketball season to date and discuss what we saw on Sunday in the NFL’s Conference Championship games.

UNC Basketball: Do they have a leader and if so who should UNC’s leader be?

Tar Heels have won six out of seven and are 4-1 in conference play. But how confident are you in the team?

Evaluate how the UNC freshman have done thus far in the year.

Did the outcome of yesterday’s games reflect which teams are actually better?

New England Patriots vs. Kansas City Chiefs

Los Angeles Rams vs. New Orleans Saints 

Should the NFL change overtime rules?


Ryan Lipton is the founder of The JR Report. For more news and The JR Report updates follow him on twitter @rytime98.

Tar Takes S2E12: Hunt 2nd chance, Fultz injury real, Tar Heels basketball struggling

On this week’s episode of Tar Takes, we debate whether or not RB Kareem Hunt deserves a second chance, if Markelle Fultz’s injury is legit and whether the Golden State Warriors will experience longterm success even after Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson retire. 

On the Tar Heel side, we discuss UNC football losing out on QB Kelly Bryant, the struggles on the basketball court after losing to Michigan and the university’s decision to build a $5.3 million building for the Silent Sam statue. 

QB Kelly Bryant signs with Missouri. How big of a hit is it for the Tar Heels to lose out on Bryant?

Tar Heels suffer brutal loss to Michigan last Wednesday. What is wrong with UNC?

Kentucky, Gonzaga still upcoming for Tar Heels. Can UNC compete with those power houses at the moment?

UNC politics: Smart or dumb move for to put Silent Sam in $5 million building?

Markelle Fultz diagnosed with neuronic thoracic outlet syndrome. Is this a legit excuse?

Kareem Hunt released by Chiefs. Does he deserve a 2nd chance? Is that interview with Lisa Salters real life?

Kobe Bryant takes shot at Golden State Warriors. Will the Warriors’ franchise be successful long term?

Photo Credit:

Kelly Bryant – Photo by Mike Comer/Getty Images

Coby White – Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Silent Sam – WNCN

Markelle Fultz – Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

Steph Curry – Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

Kareem Hunt – Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images


Ryan Lipton is the founder of The JR Report. For more news and The JR Report updates follow him on twitter @rytime98.

Tar Takes S2E9: Tar Heel basketball season begins, Raiders worst NFL team? Cowboys in trouble?

On this week’s episode, we talk about whether LaVar Ball ruined his kids’ lives, if the Raiders are the worst team in the NFL and if the Cowboys are in trouble?

On the Tar Heel side, we discuss if UNC football is bad or just cursed, we give props to a few other UNC sports teams that are making impressive postseason runs, preview the beginning of UNC basketball season, and predict if Larry Fedora will be the head football coach in 2019?

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Basketball: Looking back on it, did LaVar ruin LaMelo + LiAngelo Ball’s childhood?

Are the Oakland Raiders the worst team in the NFL?

NFL: Dallas Cowboys (3-5) are in horrible position after Amari Cooper trade

UNC Sports: Time to give love to sports that aren’t basketball/football

UNC Basketball: What are you looking for early in the season for the Tar Heels?

Will Larry Fedora be the coach of the North Carolina Tar Heels in 2019?

UNC Football: Are the Tar Heels bad or just cursed?

Photo credit:

Jared Cook – Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

Amari Cooper – Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

LaVar + LaMelo Ball – Photo by Sean M. Haffey/BIG3/Getty Images

UNC Field Hockey – Photo via GoHeels.com

UNC Football – Photo via Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

UNC vs. Wofford – Photo via Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Larry Fedora – Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images


Ryan Lipton is the founder of The JR Report. For more news and The JR Report updates follow him on twitter @rytime98.

Tar Takes S2E8: Warriors unstoppable, Luke Walton hot seat, UNC recruiting

On this week’s episode, we discuss the biggest names traded during the NFL trade deadline, if Luke Walton should be on the hot seat, and if the Golden State Warriors will win 73 games or more.

For the Tar Heels, we look at if Cole Anthony will join the UNC basketball program, why Kelly Bryant should come to North Carolina and if there has been too much blame on UNC QB Nathan Elliott thus far.

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After Klay Thompson’s 14 threes, will Warriors win 73 or more games?

Lakers still tumbling, now 2-5, Should Luke Walton be on the hot seat?

Thoughts on NFL Trade Deadline as big name WRs traded, Rams get more

Are the Tar Heels going to land top basketball prospect Cole Anthony?

Why Kelly Bryant should join UNC football

Tar Heels: Have we been putting too much blame on UNC QB Nathan Elliott?

Photo Credit:

Dante Fowler Jr. – Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

Klay Thompson – Image via Jeff Haynes/NBAE/Getty

LeBron James/Luke Walton- Getty Images

Cole Anthony – Jon Lopez of Nike

Kelly Bryant – Getty Images

Nathan Elliot – Goheels.com


Ryan Lipton is the founder of The JR Report. For more news and The JR Report updates follow him on twitter @rytime98.

Tar Takes S2E7: LeBron + Lakers playoffs, Amari Cooper traded, UNC Basketball 3rd best ACC team?

On this week’s episode we discuss LeBron James and the Lakers, the latest trades in the NFL and the Tar Heel’s outlook for basketball season which is just right around the corner.

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Lakers are off to a rough start, so you think they can still make the playoffs? If so what seed?

Thoughts on Big NFL trades and rumors: Amari Cooper to Cowboys, Apple to Saints, etc.

After a tough 40-37 loss to Syracuse, what should Tar Heel fans look for going forward as UNC football finishes out the season?

UNC ranked No. 8 in AP Poll Duke #4, Virginia: Are the Tar Heels the third best team in the ACC?

Zion Williamson scored 29 points and 6 rebounds in an exhibition game: Should UNC fans be worried about Zion’s performance?

Photo Credit:

LeBron James – Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Amari Cooper – Getty Images

Syracuse UNC – Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Theo Pinson – Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Zion Williamson – Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

Tar Takes S2E6: UNC vs. VT, NCAA crazy, Khabib/McGregor, Warriors’ dynasty

This week on Tar Takes! We talk about the Tar Heels’ upcoming game against Virginia Tech on national television, the first time since 2015! UNC basketball loses out another recruit,  NCAA makes weird ruling on UNC-USC basketball game, McGregor/Khabib rematch and Stephen Curry’s NBA impact.

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Tar Takes S2E6: UNC vs. VT, NCAA crazy, Khabib/McGregor, Warriors’ dynasty

UNC vs. Virginia Tech: First nationally televised home game since 2015, thoughts on the game?

UNC basketball loses out on some major recruits this week: Wendell Moore, Josh Green

Are you going to Late Night with Roy?

NCAA denies Gamecocks, Tar Heels from playing fundraiser game: Why NCAA?

Khabib/McGregor fight

Quick Thoughts: Lakers/Warriors tomorrow night, Stephen Curry, Raiders/Falcons depressing

Photo credit:

UNC vs. Virginia Tech – Michael Shroyer/Getty Images

Wendell Moore – Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Roy Williams – Getty Images

UNC scrimmage – Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

McGregor – Getty Images


Ryan Lipton is the founder of The JR Report. For more news and The JR Report updates follow him on twitter @rytime98.