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]!


Poll results: Earlier start, shorter shot clock
At a May 2 meeting, the NCAA Board of Directors will vote on moving up the start of practice by two to three weeks (would be Sept. 27 or Oct. 4 this season). And the following week in Indianapolis, the men’s basketball rules committee will vote on moving the shot clock from 35 to 30 seconds. After an informal poll of 37 Division I coaches Monday, the consensus seems to be “yes” for both. (ESPN.com)

2015 WR Jaason Lewis tries unsuccessfully to commit to UNC
In the battle for top high-school football recruits, North Carolina seemed to score a big victory Monday night. Then things turned sour quickly. Virginia Beach wide receiver Jaason Lewis is only a high school sophomore, but at 6-foot-3, 230 pounds, he has already drawn offers from Virginia, Virginia Tech, Florida State, Michigan, and, he thought, UNC. (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

ACC Announces Basketball Matchups For 2013-14
UNC will play home-and-home men’s basketball series next year with ACC newcomer Notre Dame and Wake Forest in addition to primary partners Duke and NC State, the ACC released on Tuesday. The 2013-14 men’s basketball season will be the second in which ACC teams play 18 conference games and the first in which Notre Dame, Pittsburgh and Syracuse will be members of the ACC. (GoHeels.com)

ACC Baseball Roundup: Power Rankings Edition
1. North Carolina (39-2, 18-2, No. 3 RPI) So much of baseball is based on luck: You can barrel a ball right into a fielder’s glove or you can shatter your bat into a million pieces and sneak a short blooper into the shallow outfield. Just think about everything that can go wrong in a single game. Think about how much can go wrong in a three-game series. Now look at UNC’s record and marvel at it. (ACC Sports Journal)

Warriors look to Harrison Barnes
Harrison Barnes knows the expectations are rising, and it’s nothing new. He was given the middle name Jordan when he was born, was deemed the best player in his class after leading Ames High to consecutive Iowa state championships and was the first freshman to be named a preseason All-American when he got to the University of North Carolina. (San Francisco Gate)

Ranking the ACC Running Backs for 2013
10. A.J. Blue, North Carolina: The senior-to-be from Dallas (N.C.) North Gaston appears poised to take over for the departing Giovani Bernard. 11. Romar Morris, North Carolina: The Salisbury (N.C.) High prospect debuted in college last season and is poised to complement the bigger A.J. Blue in the Chapel Hill. (Athlon Sports)

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