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.
Young Tar Heels have room to grow. But will they?
Roy Williams knew things were going to be different this year. He could see it with his own eyes every time he looked around at all the new faces in the North Carolina basketball locker room. Still, it wasn’t until Thursday – the day before the Tar Heels’ 2012-13 opener against Gardner-Webb – that the reality actually hit the Hall of Fame coach. (Wilmington Star News)
North Carolina at Virginia: Preview, prediction, TV info
The game comes down to North Carolina’s defense. The Tar Heels gave up 68 points last week, despite having an extra week to prepare for Georgia Tech’s option offense. Now, North Carolina has a short week to get ready for Virginia’s two-quarterback system. Prediction: Virginia 27, North Carolina 24 (CBS Sports)
The 10 wildest football games in ACC history
1. Georgia Tech 68, North Carolina 50, 2012: We lead with the highest scoring game ever involving an ACC team. The Yellow Jackets and Tar Heels squashed that mark. Tech scored at least 10 points in all four quarters; UNC did so in three quarters on its Homecoming. Eleven players scored touchdowns, and Georgia Tech did this with a backup QB, who grew up in nearby Durham. (Fox Sports Carolinas)
Pete Mangum Named Academic All-District
North Carolina senior Pete Mangum has been named to the Capital One Academic All-District Football team for the third year in a row. The squad honors student-athletes who excel both academically. Mangum, a defensive back from Raleigh, is majoring in biomedical engineering (applied science) with a minor in physics. (GoHeels.com)
ACC Player of the Year Watch, Nov. 13
2. Giovani Bernard didn’t have his best game against Georgia Tech, but it certainly wasn’t his fault the Tar Heels lost, either. I’d put that blame on the UNC defense. In a losing effort, Gio managed 172 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns. He also became the first ACC running back to clear 1,000 yards rushing this season, doing so for the second year in a row. (ACC Sports Journal)
Go Figure: A Basketball Score
With all the ugly ACC basketball we’ve seen in recent years, I started to wonder where Saturday’s football offensive explosion would rank. After all, it was about as enjoyable for most of the Carolina faithful as it is to watch the slow-down basketball games. But there were an ACC record 118 combined points scored. (Tar Heel Monthly)
UNC Basketball: Is Brice Johnson Becoming a go to Guy?
What an opening weekend for the North Carolina Tar Heels men’s basketball team. This season has been highly anticipated by many fans and fortunately, (KIH)
Virginia prepares for fast-paced UNC offense
Virginia linebacker LaRoy Reynolds was keeping an eye on the out-of-town-games scoreboard during Saturday’s game. Every time he looked, Georgia Tech and North Carolina had traded touchdowns again. The Yellow Jackets ended up winning 68-50 against the Tar Heels, who head to Charlottesville on Thursday. (Richmond Times-Dispatch)