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? Send it to [email protected]!



UNC Basketball: Marcus Paige Named Freshman All-American
Being an All-American is a rather prestigious award in college athletics and often Tar Heel athletes find themselves on these rosters. Earlier this week, the Freshman All-American roster was released and Marcus Paige found his name on it. (Keeping It Heel)

Springing Forward
After the first day of spring football practice, quarterback Bryn Renner said the offense’s goal was to run 80 plays per game. A year ago, Carolina ran 898 plays in 12 games, just under 75 per game. So the Tar Heels want to push the tempo and get that number creeping a bit higher. Before we get into that, let’s look at the 2012 numbers as compared to previous years. (Tar Heel Monthly)

Bigger Quinshad Davis looking to star for UNC
North Carolina wide receiver Quinshad Davis tells us he’s packed on 20 pounds of muscle, putting him over the 200-pound plateau. “Last year I came in at 185 (pounds). I’m 205 now, so about 20 pounds (I’ve gained). I’m a lot stronger, a lot faster. I can get up and down the field a lot better,” Davis said. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

ACC Football Commitment Lists: Coastal Division
Since our last update March 7, Coastal Division coaches have been busy on the recruiting trail, with Miami setting the pace in the early going. The ACC proved to be a popular destination for offensive linemen in March, as six big men gave verbal commitments to Coastal Division schools last month. The Tar Heels received their third commitment of 2014 from kicker Freeman Jones. (ACC Sports Journal)

McDonald’s game recap with Andrew Wiggins quotes
Andrew Wiggins and Duke commit Jabari Parker squared off most of the game and Parker finished with 10 points. “Me and Jabari are friends,” Wiggins said. “I look forward to playing against him in the future. I know I will be seeing his face a lot at the next level and level after that. We are both very talented and we are very competitive and love the game. Going against Jabari, is just the best going against the best and I look forward doing it in the future,” said Wiggins. (Detroit Free Press)

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