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@example.com!
In a controversial move last year, the University of Minnesota agreed to pay $800,000 to get out of two football games against North Carolina that were scheduled for next season on the road and in 2014 at TCF Bank Stadium.
On Tuesday, May 7, the Gophers announced they will play Texas Christian University twice (at TCU in 2014 and at home in 2015) and cancel a home game against South Dakota State — a combination that will more than recoup that money.
North Carolina and South Carolina will kick off the 2015 football season in Charlotte, N.C., at the home of the Carolina Panthers, according to the Charlotte Observer’s David Scott.
According to the Observer report, the game will be played Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015, in Bank America Stadium. A news conference to officially announce the game is expected later this week.
North Carolina holds the No. 1 ranking in the polls but that wasn’t enough to sway the selection committee, which gave the top-ranked Tar Heels (12-3) the No. 5 seed in this year’s NCAA men’s lacrosse tournament.
Syracuse (13-3) earned the No. 1 overall seed and will host Bryant when the tournament kicks off next weekend.
This week the Diamond Heels play two games against James Madison, Tuesday and Wednesday, but the weekend brings the final road trip of the 2013 baseball season. Carolina travels to Atlanta to take on Georgia Tech, the RPI #23 team.
The Heels are 41-4, and depending on the outcome of the mid-week games, could be 43-4 going to Atlanta. That’s winning better than nine out of every 10 games. On the road, the Heels are an impressive 9-1, the one loss coming in Raleigh vs. NC State.