CHAPEL HILL— Que Tucker, interim commissioner of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association, announced today that associate commissioner Rick Strunk would be retiring from his post at the NCHSAA at the end of December.

Carolina Remains Atop National Polls....Tar Heel Poll Notes

• North Carolina is ranked No. 1 in this week’s Associated Press and USA Today Coaches top 25 polls for a second consecutive week (in rankings released on Monday November 16).

Banta Named All-Conference....HIGH POINT, N.C. --- Lees-McRae senior Jordan Banta was named to the Conference Carolinas All-Conference Third-Team Saturday, the league office announced.

NEW ORLEANS - The top three teams in the Sun Belt standings – Arkansas State, Appalachian State, and Georgia Southern – all cruised to conference victories this past Saturday. Meanwhile, South Alabama’s win over UL Lafayette last Thursday put the Jaguars in a tie with the Cajuns for fourth place.

CHAPEL HILL -- Nate Britt is off to a good start for top-ranked North Carolina's injury-hit backcourt, probably the best news in an otherwise frustrating home opener for Hall of Fame coach Roy Williams.