Morning Heel: UNC Tar Heels Daily News Links

Welcome to another edition of the Morning Heel, a daily feature here at Keeping It Heel.  Along with The Hub we want to bring you not only our original content but a collection of all the best UNC news

Countdown to Kickoff: Idaho
North Carolina wraps up its non-conference schedule as Idaho makes the 2,000-mile journey to Kenan Stadium for a 3:30pm kickoff on Saturday (RSN). The Tar Heels (2-2) are a 27-point favorite over the Vandals (0-4), who opened the 2012 season with a 20-3 home loss to FCS division Eastern Washington. This weekend’s matchup marks the first-ever meeting between these two schools. (Inside Carolina)

Giants WR Hakeem Nicks doubtful for Eagles game
The New York Giants may be without wide receiver Hakeem Nicks for Sunday night’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Nicks, who missed a win over Carolina Sept. 19 with a sore foot, now has a knee problem. Coach Tom Coughlin said Nicks developed swelling in his left knee after working out on Thursday. (Yahoo! Sports)

UNC to honor Ferg Norton during the Military Appreciation Day activities
Rear Admiral Ferg Norton, a native of Raleigh, N.C., majored in English and graduated from the Navy ROTC program at UNC. A member of the baseball team, he was named all-conference as a junior and a senior and participated in UNC’s first trip to the College World Series in 1960. Ferg Norton qualified as a naval aviator in 1962, and served in various aircraft squadrons, ships and shore assignments during a Navy career of thirty-two years. (

ESPN analysts believe Hubert Davis will eventually succeed Roy Williams
A conversation about the short-term impact of Roy Williams’ surgery led Andy Katz and Seth Greenberg to take a long-term look at UNC and discuss who will eventually succeed Williams. Greenberg and Katz agreed that the top candidate is Hubert Davis, a former North Carolina and NBA player who is in his first year as a UNC assistant following a seven-year stint as an ESPN analyst. (Fayetteville Observer)

Rasheed Wallace to Knicks Not Done, But Appears Likely
Rasheed Wallace coming out of a two-year retirement to sign with the Knicks was not a done deal as of early Friday afternoon, but all signs point to it happening as early late Friday afternoon with training camp set to open on Monday in Greenburgh, N.Y. (Zags Blog)

UNC vs. Idaho: 10 Keys
North Carolina plays its final non-conference game of the season Saturday, as they welcome Idaho to Kenan Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:30 pm. UNC, at least on paper, looks to have a sizable advantage heading into this game, but Idaho showed in last week’s overtime loss to Wyoming that they have some fighting spirit, as well as some guys who can make some plays. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

UNC Soccer: Heels Edge Duke in a Thriller
Tonight the Tar Heels Men’s Soccer Team played Duke in Durham. The game was broadcast on YouTube for free, and was delayed an hour due to rough weather. The Heels won by a score of 2:1. The game was an absolute thriller, and will undoubtedly be a classic for years to come as it was marked as much by intrigue as it was by exciting play. KIH

Late Night with Roy: The lowdown on the Roydown!
For the past two years, I have attended “Late Night with Roy.” I do not know what is funnier – the skits or seeing Roy “attempt” to dance. KIH

UNC Basketball: Expectations for Dexter Strickland in the 2012-13 Season
While we don’t know if Dexter Strickland will be in the starting five, expectations of him in the 2012-13 season fall in more places than just stat lines. But, make no mistake, the stats he does put up will be instrumental to the success of the North Carolina Tar Heels. Bleacher Report

Idaho vs North Carolina: TV Schedule, Live Stream, Radio, Game Time and More
North Carolina plans to host the Idaho Vandals in Week 5 of the college football slate, marking the last out-of-conference game for both teams before they hit the ACC and WAC, respectively. Bleacher Report

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