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By Rodger Sherman | SB Nation
The coin toss at the beginning of games is a kind of silly tradition and generally meaningless, since each team should hypothetically get possession at the start of a half once, and the only thing that’s decided is the order. Unless you screw it up, like UNC did.
You see, you can either choose to kick, receive, or defer your choice until the second half and give your opponent the opportunity to choose at the beginning of the game. If you defer, you will inevitably choose to receive in the second half, and thus, the team that has the option at the beginning of the game has no incentive to do anything but choose to receive.
Larry Fedora’s Tar Heels did not get that memo.
By Greg Pogue | DNJ.com
Playing the “what if” game, there was always the notion that one day Larry Fedora could possibly become head football coach at MTSU.
That notion started during his offensive coordinator days with the Blue Raiders from 1999-2001, when he started to become known nationally as an offensive genius. From there, he made similar coaching stops at Florida, Illinois and Oklahoma State before finally getting his first head coaching job at Southern Miss in 2008.
By Andrew Carter | News & Observer
The North Carolina athletic department on Saturday received national recognition for the overall excellence of its women’s teams, which won three national championships during the 2012-13 academic year.
During a ceremony during the first half of the Tar Heels’ 40-20 victory against Middle Tennessee State, UNC athletic director Bubba Cunningham received the Capital One Cup trophy, which is awarded annually to the best men’s and women’s athletic programs in the nation. The UNC women became the first program in the ACC to receive the Capital One Cup.