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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? Send it to [email protected]

Gio Bernard on NFL role: ‘I don’t want to come off the field’
Giovani Bernard, the former North Carolina running back who amassed more than 1,200 rushing yards in both of his seasons at UNC, didn’t hesitate on Tuesday when asked whether he believed he could be a featured running back in the NFL. “Heck yeah,” Bernard said, speaking after his workouts at UNC’s annual pro day. “I don’t want to come off the field.” (Raleigh News & Observer)

Delle Donne leads Delaware against North Carolina
The success Elena Delle Donne has experienced at Delaware isn’t a surprise to North Carolina coach Sylvia Hatchell. Delle Donne had just finished 7th grade when she attended a basketball camp run by Hatchell in Chapel Hill, where the youngster provided a glimpse of things to come. (Associated Press)

Jonathan Cooper, Krista Gross, Meghan Lyons Among Golden Fleece Inductees
Three North Carolina student-athletes were among the 29 inductees announced Friday as UNC’s Order of the Golden Fleece tapped its newest members. Jonathan Cooper (football), Krista Gross (women’s basketball) and Meghan Lyons (field hockey), all seniors, were chosen for induction into the University’s oldest honorary society. (

Retro Lucas: ’93 Carolina 80, Arkansas 74
Twenty years ago on this day, Dean Smith’s Tar Heels beat Arkansas in the NCAA Tournament round of 16. I watched that game at home with my dad, slapping joyous high fives when Lynch hit Williams for the game’s key backdoor layup. But here’s what I think I would’ve written if I’d been doing postgame columns on March 26, 1993. (Tar Heel Monthly)

Roy Williams: No one’s definitely leaving early
North Carolina coach Roy Williams said during his radio show Monday night that he will be contacting NBA personnel to gather information about the pro prospects of his players, as usual. But at this point, he’s not sure whether any Tar Heels will be leaving early for the NBA. “We’ll look into it and see,’’ he said. “I don’t feel the sense of urgency right now with it that as I have in years’ past.” (

UNC Basketball: Looking At The Worst Case Scenario
The emotions that become invested in North Carolina basketball, for fans over the course of the season, can really be strained after you watch your team get eliminated from national championship contention and then immediately face unanswered questions of whether or not all of the team’s stars decide to turn pro. (Keeping It Heel)

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