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ACC Report Card – Week 8
UNC must figure out a way to get touchdowns when in the red zone. The Tar Heels used a fourth-quarter charge to take a 30-26 lead, scoring three straight touchdowns. But its defense, which was manhandled at the line of scrimmage all night, failed in trying to stop Duke’s game-winning drive. Duke totaled 510 yards, including 234 on the ground. Grade: D. Fox Sports South
ACC to review pre-snap incident during UNC-Duke game
I’ve seen the video about a dozen times and I still can’t decide whether the collision initiated by UNC linebacker Shakeel Rashad on Duke wide receiver Conner Vernon was intentional or an accident. That’s a determination the ACC office in Greensboro is going to have to make. According to Mike Kelly, the league reviews “various plays each week (and) this will certainly be one of them.” Wilmington Star News
Demon Deacons Spoil UNC’s Senior Day
#12 Wake Forest bolted to an early lead and never looked back in defeating #7 North Carolina 2-1 in women’s soccer action Sunday. Goals by Katie Stengel in the 25th minute and Annick McBryar in the 48th minute proved enough for the Demon Deacons to hold off a late charge by the Tar Heels. It was the first win for Wake over Carolina since October 27, 2000. Go Heels
Troy Williams ‘Seriously Considering’ Indiana
Troy Williams came away impressed with his weekend visit to Indiana and the school remains a viable option for him, his uncle told SNY.tv. “Oh, he’s seriously considering Indiana,” legendary AAU coach Boo Williams said Sunday by phone after spending Friday with his nephew on the visit. Williams took an unofficial to North Carolina last weekend and is also considering Alabama, Arkansas, Louisville and Ohio State. Zags Blog
Fifth Quarter: UNC “left too much time on the clock”
Scoring too soon: UNC fashioned a remarkable comeback to rally from a 20-9 deficit with three fourth-quarter TDs at Duke. But as Blue Devils coach David Cutcliffe told his team after the Tar Heels went ahead for the first time with 3:12 left, “They blew it. They left too much time on the clock.” He was right, and the Tar Heels had their four-game winning streak snapped. Wilmington Star News
For whom the (Victory) Bell tolls: Finally, it’s Duke’s turn to celebrate
The Blue Devils’ landmark victory seemed almost inevitable for most of the night, as they ripped through the Tar Heels for a season-high 234 rushing yards and a 20-9 lead after three quarters. But like last week’s loss at Virginia Tech, in which Duke squandered a 20-0 lead, the celebration among the sellout crowd of 33,941 nearly ended before it ever had a chance to begin. Wilmington Star News
UNC Basketball: Predicting the Next Wave of Tar Heel Stars
With NC State back in the ACC mix, more pressure will be put on Roy Williams and the North Carolina Tar Heels to produce stars that can compete with the rapidly growing competitors of the ACC.
Four Carolina greats just left for the NBA, but at least they were replaced with four freshman that found a home on the 2012 ESPN 100—including the top point guard in the country, Marcus Paige. Bleacher Report
UNC Basketball: How Much Better of a Shooting Team will this Years Heels be?
Several Tar Heels came to Chapel Hill with the reputation as big time shooters. While some have enjoyed moderate success, each has yet to burst onto the scene and fulfill his potential shooting the basketball. Leslie McDonald, Reggie Bullock and PJ Hairston all arrived in Carolina with high expectations. KIH