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Thursday News and Notes

Items of interest.

Inside Carolina has your primer for the Committee on Infractions hearing which will happen on Friday. It is an extensive piece covering how the committee works and what UNC can reasonably expect. As noted previously, John Blake will be on hand to defend his good name or rather what’s left of it. [...]

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Basketball Scholarships Breakdown

With the commitment of Brice Johnson to the 2012 class, two other UNC recruiting targets signaled they would be going elsewhere. PF Roscoe Allen canceled a pending official visit to UNC and SF T.J. Warren announced his decision would be announced next Wednesday between NC State and Georgetown. Essentially UNC’s 2012 class is done with [...]

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Media Wants UNC to Demand COI Hearing Be Public; Blake to Appear

And in today’s weather forecast for the Greater Hades area, a chance of snow!

The media consortium that is suing UNC for the release of records regarding the NCAA investigation into the football program has asked the university to demand that Friday’s hearing with the NCAA Committee on Infractions be open to the public and [...]

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Brice Johnson Commits To UNC

UNC picked up its fourth commitment for the 2012 basketball recruiting class on Wednesday morning when 6-9 power forward Brice Johnson out of Edisto HS in Cordiva, SC announced on Twitter he would coming to Chapel Hill.


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No, Virginia, UNC Would Not Be Better Right Now With Butch Davis

(h/t to THF for the title idea)

When Butch Davis was fired as UNC’s head coach on July 28th, there was a chorus of people, personified most intently by former Tar Heel player Deems May, who predicted doom and gloom for Carolina’s season. That chorus was silenced to some degree by UNC’s 5-1 start and [...]

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Running Down the CBS Sports Player Lists Plus A Report From Practice

I will give CBS Sports credit where it is due. They have the best college basketball coverage on the internet. You may not always agree with their writers all the time but you can’t knock the sheer volume of content leading up to the season.Before jumping into the lists, Jeff Goodman checked in on the [...]

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Thorpe Named ACC Specialist of the Week; Withers Skipping COI

See, it wasn’t all bad on Saturday.

SPECIALIST – T.J. Thorpe, North Carolina, WR, Fr., 6-0, 190, Durham, N.C. Freshman T.J. Thorpe returned a third quarter kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown, just the second 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in school history, the other coming by Tyrell Godwin at Stanford in 1998. Thorpe [...]

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Merletti Out For The Season

Wilf was right. We needed a picture of a bigger explosion.

Per local media on Twitter. UNC fifth year senior safety Matt Merletti is out for the season with a sprain of his ACL and MCL ligaments. The injury occurred during the Clemson game when Merletti had his leg caught under Charles Brown on a [...]

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The Good, Bad, and Ugly Report: Clemson

Uh, this may be short on the former and long on the latter.

I wrote a couple of weeks ago about how numbers can be deceiving when looking at football statistics. If you didn’t see the Carolina-Clemson game and I told you that UNC scored 38 points and Bryn Renner threw for 264 yards and [...]

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Clemson 59 UNC 38

Meltdown baby.


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UNC at #7 Clemson

Where: Memorial Stadium, Clemson, SC When: Saturday, October 22nd, Noon TV: ESPN Records: UNC 5-2, 1-2 ACC; Clemson 7-0, 4-0 ACC

I am going to be completely honest here. I don’t harbor much in the way of real hope UNC can win this game. First of all, it is on the road in front of [...]

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