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UNC Record Nine Tar Heels Taken In NFL Draft…

…and all we have to show for it is a lousy Music City Bowl trophy and 0-4 record versus NC State.

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Carter, Austin, Little Taken In Second Round

A big night for three former UNC players as Bruce Carter, Marvin Austin and Greg Little all were taken in the NFL Draft’s second round.

In a bit of a surprise, Carter came off the board before Austin going 40th overall to the Dallas Cowboys. The wait was not too much longer for Austin [...]

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Quinn Taken 14th in NFL Draft; Other Heels Wait

Former UNC defensive end Robert Quinn was taken 14th overall by the St. Louis Rams in the NFL Draft on Thursday night. Quinn is the third former Heel to be taken in the first round since Butch Davis took over in Chapel Hill and the 31st first rounder to be coached or recruited by Davis. [...]

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NFL Draft Open Thread

One of the most over-hyped events in all of sports will take place at 8:00 PM Eastern as the newly-legally-prohibited-from-locking-out NFL will have its annual draft. Lots of interest as some guys who may have once played for UNC will probably hear their names called tonight.

Also, lots of drama as to whom the Carolina [...]

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UNC Finalizes 2011-12 Basketball Scholarships

A little mundane but it is a slow news day. Via Inside Carolina here is what the scholarship roster will look like for the 2011-12 season.

PlayerClass Tyler ZellerSenior Justin WattsSenior John HensonJunior Dexter StricklandJunior Leslie McDonaldJunior Harrison BarnesSophomore Reggie BullockSophomore Kendall MarshallSophomore James McAdooFreshman P.J. HairstonFreshman Stillman WhiteFreshman Desmond HubertFreshman Jackson SimmonsFreshman

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In Case You Were Wondering How The Carrier Game Was Going To Work

We have artist’s renditions on how the court will be setup for UNC’s November 11th, 2011 game versus Michigan St. on the deck of an aircraft carrier in San Diego.

For obvious reasons, organizers won’t know until much closer to the Nov. 11 game which aircraft carrier will serve as host. It probably [...]

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Tuesday News and Notes

Here are some random items for your Tuesday.

The fame of the pick-up games at UNC has reached the Wall Street Journal. In case you were wondering, according to Kendall Marshall, Roy Williams knows about the games and supports them as long as no one gets injured. The article notes the UNC players will hang [...]

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Outside The Lines on Marvin Austin

ESPN’s Outside the Line program spotlighted former UNC player Marvin Austin and what he has been doing since he was dismissed from the Tar Heel program. The answer is stuff that would probably kill you and me. Austin is asked about the NCAA investigation and gives a variety of PR safe answers. At one [...]

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Diamond Heels Drop Series vs Miami

After getting a big series win in Tallahassee versus Florida St., the Heels have struggled against ACC competition losing two straight series and five of their last six league games. The latest missteps came against Miami over the weekend where UNC dropped both games of a Saturday doubleheader before salvaging the final game on Sunday.


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Easter Weekend Open Thread

Despite the Easter weekend. there is still plenty of UNC related sports going on this weekend.

Baseball: Miami at UNC

Game 1: Saturday, 2:00 PM Game 2: Saturday after the Game 1 Game 3: Sunday, 1:00 PM

Game 1 was supposed to happen on Friday but was rained out. Harrison Barnes was scheduled to throw [...]

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Behind The Scenes With Blue Steel

Via Reese News.

Blue Steel member D.J. Johnston carried his video camera everywhere(or so it seems) when the team was in Newark for the NCAA Tournament. This is simply video evidence of how much fun these guys had this past season and what makes this group in particular special.