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.  Have a link to suggest? [email protected]

UNC Football: Top NFL destinations for Giovani Bernard
October 27th, 2012 is a day that fans of the North Carolina football program will not soon forget. There were only 30 seconds left on the clock when NC State decided to punt the ball to Giovani Bernard but the ensuing half a minute would change the fate of both programs. (KIH)

Kuiper’s 3-Pointer: UNC-UNLV
This was North Carolina’s most impressive game thus far in the season. It was obvious the Tar Heels had a higher sense of urgency than they did earlier in the season. That urgency translated to a better effort on the defensive end of the floor. I was most impressed that the Heels had contributions from several players. UNC got the victory thanks to a bunch of guys doing their job and making winning plays. (ACC Sports Journal)

No. 16 Tar Heel Women Outlast Clemson, 65-58
Xylina McDaniel had 19 points, six rebounds and six steals and No. 16 North Carolina rallied from a 10-point second-half deficit to beat Clemson, 65-58, Sunday at Littlejohn Coliseum in the ACC opener for both teams. Waltiea Rolle added 16 points and Tierra Ruffin-Pratt finished with 15 points, six boards and six steals as Carolina won its first league game for the 17th time in 19 years. (GoHeels.com)

Zach Brown returns two interceptions for TDs in Titans win
The Tennessee Titans are the first team in NFL history with multiple players to score more than once on returns in a single game. Darius Reynaud returned two punts for touchdowns, and Zach Brown scored two TDs on interception returns Sunday against Jacksonville. (Associated Press)

No way Kentucky-Louisville rivalry better than Duke-North Carolina
If you were a television producer putting together a 30-second highlight montage including the top plays and moments in Kentucky-Louisville history, would you have enough to fill it? The games matter more than the hatred between fans or coaches, and the Duke-UNC games deliver more often than not. Want dramatic shots? We refer you to Austin Rivers, Walter Davis, Jeff Capel, Marvin Williams and Chris Duhon, just to name a few. (Fayetteville Observer)

Big Bang Theories: The Countdown To Super-Conferences (Part 3)
The ACC’s outlook is shaky. The Big Ten, Big XII and SEC are all rumored to have interest in multiple ACC members. Example: An ACC source told The Sporting News last month that the SEC has been chasing Duke and North Carolina for “the last three years.” John Swofford’s first goal has to be survival at this point. (Mr. SEC)

UNC Basketball: Tar Heels Show What They are Made Of Before ACC Play
I cannot explain enough on how BIG of a win it was for the Tar Heels yesterday afternoon against UNLV. By topping the Runnin’ Rebels, North Carolina launched themselves to a 10-3 record and perhaps back into the top 25. The win proved that Coach Williams and his team are capable of beating good quality opponents which hasn’t been the case so far this season. For a young team, the confidence boost is huge and couldn’t have come at a better time with ACC play just a week out. (KIH)

The Skinny Boys
In Reggie Bullock’s absence, and with 270-pound Joel James essentially sitting after his two foul-two-turnover-two-minute stretch in the first half, the skinny boys had to find a way. And they did, hoping the 79-73 victory in a jammed-packed Smith Center will give them the confidence to defend their legacy when league play commences for 18 straight ACC games. (Chapelboro.com)

Sense of satisfaction
After James Michael McAdoo flung the basketball upward in celebration and Dexter Strickland happily skipped off the court past the student section, after having logged 47 practices this season and just after the conclusion of their 13th game, the North Carolina Tar Heels gladly indulged in something new Saturday. A gleeful, previously untapped sense of accomplishment. (Burlington Times News)

Isaiah Hicks scores 24 in HighSchoolOT.com Holiday Invitational semifinals loss
Isaiah Hicks and Mitron Terry combined for 14 final quarter points, but the duo’s performance was not enough and the Webb Warriors fell to the Word of God Holy Rams in the winner’s bracket. Hicks finished with 24 and Mitron Terry had 21. The performances of the two stars were not enough, and the duo never seemed to fire on all cylinders consistently through the game. Offensively, the team got little support outside of its two leading scorers. (High School OT)

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