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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? Senditkeepingitheel@gmail.com


5-star DE Carl Lawson still committed to Auburn, looking at Ole Miss, Clemson, UNC
Aside from Auburn, Lawson is also looking at Ole Miss, Clemson and North Carolina. He plans to set official visits with the Rebels, Tigers and Tar Heels after this week. “Ole Miss has a great staff,” Lawson said. “Clemson is a great school. North Carolina is a great academic school. They have a great staff.” (SB Nation)

Tar Heels Search for Effort, Consistency
While Roy Williams readily admits that its important to take time to teach fundamentals through film study, one thing he doesn’t wish he had to teach as much is effort. After all, effort should come from within. But at certain times this season, surely maddening times for their coach, the Tar Heels have seemed to play without passion or energy. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

P.J. Hairston Not Concerned With Starting
P.J. Hairston recently played critical roles in North Carolina’s best wins of the season – vs. No. 23 UNLV and at Florida State. His improved play has fans clamoring for the sophomore guard to move into the starting lineup. Hairston scored a career-high 23 points in 28 minutes during Saturday’s win in Tallahassee. (Inside Carolina)

Antawn Jamison: From Charlotte to LA
Jay Caspian Kang recently wrote a long-overdue feature on Antawn Jamison. The basic summary is that Jamison’s signing by the Lakers might give him the opportunity to finally cement the legacy he deserves. And while that may not happen with LA’s recent struggles, Kang essentially covered what always needed to be said, that Jamison may be the most underrated NBA player…ever. (Chapelboro.com)

Stuart Scott: ‘Trying to stay alive for my daughters’
Put aside whatever you might think of ESPN’s Stuart Scott as a sports TV announcer and listen to this person. “I’m not going to lie, it’s scary. It’s a very scary thing,” Scott told USA TODAY about a recurrence of cancer. “The immediate thought is I’m going to die.” Scott learned last month the cancer had returned — he would prefer not to specify what type — that was diagnosed in 2007 and first recurred in 2010. (USA Today)

UNC Football Next Season Outlook: Quinshad Davis
Quinshad Davis, in many Tar Heel fan’s opinion, has the best upside potential of any football player. The 6’4’’, 185 pound, rising sophomore will have three more years in Larry Fedora’s spread offense system. He’s a big body with big statistics to finish out the 2012 season. What does next season look like for him? (KIH)

Early ACC Football Predictions for 2013
Coastal Division: #2 North Carolina – Larry Fedora’s first season in Chapel Hill was a success. Despite having nothing to play for due to NCAA sanctions, the Tar Heels finished 8-4 and recorded a victory over in-state rival NC State. And even though running back Giovani Bernard and guard Jonathan Cooper are huge losses, UNC could be the biggest threat to Miami in the Coastal Division. (Athlon Sports)

Lucas: Help A Teammate
One of Roy Williams’ favorite expressions is “Help a teammate.” He preaches it constantly, and it can mean almost anything–help a teammate off the floor when he hustles for a loose ball, remind an oblivious freshman about the time of the shootaround, or find an open player for a great shot. (GoHeels.com)

Go Figure: Hot on the Heels
There’s a notion among the Carolina faithful that teams go out of their mind when they face the Tar Heels, making circus shots and raining down an endless barrage of three-pointers that they miss against everyone else. I won’t necessarily dismiss this, although obviously it’s not statistically provable. (Tar Heel Monthly)

Tony Waldrop was Ahead of the Curve
Though UNC-Chapel Hill’s athletic department released a new strategic plan for redefining the interaction between collegiate sports and academics Wednesday, several Carolina athletes have been ahead of their time in this regard. Tony Waldrop provides a particularly sterling example. A former NCAA and World Record holder for the indoor mile (a blistering 3:55), he competed, coached, earned a degree in political science at Carolina before completing his Masters and Ph.D. in physiology. (Chapelboro.com)

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