Morning Heel: January 28th

Good morning to all of our readers, and to those in North Carolina, stay warm and inside today! It looks like a lot of snow is going to be coming down all across Piedmont and the NC Coast, so everyone stay safe wherever you are hiding from the Winter Weather. For your Tuesday morning, Keeping It Heel has a couple of links from all across the web about UNC Baseball, Basketball, and even Tennis! Make sure you tell them who sent you, and if you have any good links you want to be featured on future Morning Heels, shoot and email to me or And away we go!

UNC Basketball Recruiting: Latest Updates on Tar Heels’ Top 2015 Targets

A good recruiting update from Bleacher Report.

“The 2013-14 North Carolina Tar Heels are in the midst of a wild season filled with tremendous highs and crushing lows.
Next season’s recruiting class is already filled with 5-star talents ready to become citizens of Chapel Hill.
However, it is never too early to take a look toward the upcoming high school recruiting class of 2015. After all, coaches and scouts have already been hard at work with these juniors, attempting to determine who is worth their time, who deserves a scholarship offer and who would be the best fit for their school.”

From Todd Salem of Bleacher Report

ACC baseball coaches pick UNC, State to finish second in their divisions

Its hard to believe with all the winter weather outside, but its almost baseball season! Here is a link showing the ACC Baseball coaches predictions for how the ACC will turn out.

“North Carolina and N.C. State both went to the College World Series last season, but neither was picked to win their respective ACC division in 2014.
The Wolfpack, which returns All-America pitcher Carlos Rodon, shortstop Trea Turner and most of its starting lineup, placed a close second to Florida State in the Atlantic on Friday in a vote of the league’s 14 head coaches.”

From Brett Friedlander of Star News Online

UNC guard Leslie McDonald seeks strong finish to adversity-filled college career

Great story here from Andrew Carter of the News and Observer about Senior guard Leslie McDonald.

“Part of it was the quality of teams and the players, and just how good North Carolina always seemed to be. Part of it was accessibility – that the Tar Heels were, and still are, always on TV.
And part of it, as silly as it might sound, was the uniforms – the light blue ones that North Carolina wears on the road. Growing up in Memphis, Tenn., the color stuck with Leslie McDonald.”

Third-ranked UNC beats Memphis, heads to indoor ITA championship

Here is an update on the UNC Womens Tennis Team. Best of luck to them as they continue their dominating season.

“No. 3 North Carolina picked up a 4-1 victory against Memphis on Sunday during the final day of the ITA Kick-Off Weekend from Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center.
Carolina will defend its ITA Indoor National Championship in Charlottesville, Va., on Feb. 7-10. The Tar Heels defeated UCLA in the title match last season for its first indoor national championship.”


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