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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 Basketball: Reggie Bullock Is Coming Into His Own
When Reggie Bullock came to North Carolina three years ago, he was a highly touted wing player with a great jump shot. Unfortunately for him, when he came to Chapel Hill, he was really an after thought after fellow recruits Harrison Barnes and Kendall Marshall. Now, in his junior season, Reggie is in the forefront (KIH)

Hot start propels Tar Heels past Terps
North Carolina went from torrid to tepid in a matter of minutes on Saturday, but held on in a tough second half to defeat Maryland and climb to level ground in the ACC. The Tar Heels won 62-52 at the Smith Center by fighting through inconsistency in front of 20,865. Reggie Bullock helped UNC surge to a 42-20 lead at halftime. (Winston-Salem Journal)

The evolution of North Carolina basketball
In a week’s time, the Tar Heels have transitioned from a team that looked like by March it might be angling to stay out of the conference cellar by to a squad capable of positioning for a landing spot in the upper echelon of the standings. “Well,” coach Roy Williams said. “we feel good.” This is North Carolina basketball, where victories are adding up in different kinds of ways. (Burlington Times News)

Reggie Bullock leads Tar Heels past Maryland
So seamless were his opportunities and his shooting stroke early on that it seemed as if Reggie Bullock had people changing allegiances Saturday. “Go Reggie!” a Maryland fan shouted from behind the Terrapins bench, catching Bullock’s attention after he buried another 3-pointer in the first half, the free-flowing foundation upon which North Carolina built its disjointed 62-52 victory. (Gaston Gazette)

Erik Highsmith is on his way
Erik Highsmith took his first step toward fulfilling his dream of playing in the NFL. Highsmith caught a pass for seven yards in Saturday’s East-West Shrine Bowl game at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. Highsmith, playing for the East squad, snagged his only reception on a slant pattern from Heisman Trophy finalist Collin Klein, from Kansas State. (New Bern Sun Journal)

NCAA adopts host of rulebook changes
The NCAA Board of Directors took a big step in slimming down its massive rulebook by stripping away thousands of secondary violations and emphasizing enforceable restrictions. The NCAA’s Rules Working Group has gathered for a forum in Grapevine, Texas outside of Dallas to discuss ways of streamlining the rulebook and making common sense a bigger part of decision-making. (Sporting News)

Lucas: Crowd Pleaser
Near midcourt, Reggie Bullock and Dexter Strickland were standing and grinning, each with his arms around the shoulders of his teammate. They did not wave their arms to incite the Smith Center crowd. They didn’t have to. All they had to do was stand there, grin, and listen to the crescendo. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Football: Tar Heels Complete A Huge Week Of Recruiting Visits
This was a big week on the recruiting front for both the football and basketball programs at the University of North Carolina. Head coaches Roy Williams and Larry Fedora worked overtime to sell the school, tradition and themselves and everything else in between to potential future Tar Heels. (KIH)

 

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