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It’s been nearly a week since North Carolina coach Sylvia Hatchell got the call saying she would join the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame, and she’s still having a hard time believing it. (NCAA)
UNC football looking to perfect familiar product beneath its fancy new wrapper
All the buzz heading into North Carolina’s annual spring football game has centered around the new uniforms coach Larry Fedora and his team plan to unveil Saturday at Kenan Stadium.
That’s what college sports is all about these days, it seems.
But look past the fancy new wrapper and the fact that the Tar Heels have some gaping holes to fill on the offensive line, at running back and defensively, and the theme for Saturday’s intrasquad scrimmage is actually familiarity. (Star News Online)
Duke & UNC both 8-1 odds to win 2014 NCAA Tournament
Kentucky unsurprisingly opens as the title favorite at 4-1, with UNC and Duke both just behind at 8-1. Naturally that’s with the assumption everyone comes back for the Tar Heels (James Michael McAdoo, PJ Hairston and Reggie Bullock) and possibly even with the assumption Andrew Wiggins comes to Chapel Hill. Without Wiggins, I’m not totally sold on Carolina getting odds that high, although I’ll admit they’re probably a top-10 club with everyone back. With Wiggins, I’m good with both sides of Tobacco Road being in the title conversation. Bell also put NC State in the top 20, giving them 30-1 championship odds, which is clearly just an attempt at a little gamblers’ humor or an attempt to fleece Wolfpack fans out of money. (Blue vs. Blue)
No. 1 UNC Baseball Hands Elon 15-3 Defeat On Its Home Field
The No. 1 UNC baseball team didn’t have to travel far to keep its road record clean as the Tar Heels took down the Elon Phoenix 15-3 Tuesday night.
Carolina has beaten Elon 30 times in the 39 meetings. With the help of a 3-5 night from freshman Skye Bolt who hit his sixth homerun of the season and batted in three runners, as well as a strong pitching core of senior Chris Munnelly followed by sophomore Chris McCue, the Tar Heels took the early lead and piled the runs on late for the victory. (Chapelboro)