Morning Heel: February 11th

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Welcome to another addition of Morning Heel! Here are some links from around the web focusing on UNC Basketball’s upcoming matchup against Duke and about UNC Womens Basketball’s big win over Duke in Cameron last night! Congrats to the Lady Tar Heels on their win!
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UNC Basketball: Why Showdown with Duke Is More Than a Rivalry Game for Heels

“Major League Baseball has the New York Yankees vs. Boston the Red Sox. College football has Michigan vs. Ohio State. In the world of college basketball, there is no bigger rivalry than North Carolina vs. Duke.
The two teams face off against each other on Wednesday, February 12. It will be the first matchup between the two since the Blue Devils downed the Tar Heels last March, 69-53. However, this week’s game is more than just a rivalry game for UNC.”

From Todd Salem of Bleacher Report

UNC women’s basketball stop skid at Duke

“North Carolina entered Cameron Indoor Stadium in the midst of a fall. Seven straight losses to Duke, five straight losses in Cameron Indoor Stadium, and three straight losses this season to unranked teams.
Is there a better time to end a losing streak?
In a 89-78 upset victory against No. 3 Duke, the Tar Heels showed they’ve had enough. They decided they were done falling.”

From Kevin Phinney of the Daily Tar Heel

Duke Basketball: 5 Reasons the Blue Devils Can’t Take UNC Lightly

“You can’t talk about Duke basketball without mentioning the rivalry with UNC.
It’s one of the most passionate rivalries in sports and it’s a big part of what makes the ACC and college basketball history in North Carolina so special.
These are two proud programs where excellence is always expected on the basketball court. The tradition is deep. The memories are unbelievable. And the dislike between the two schools is intense.”

From David Aldridge of DukeReport.com

UNC announces new football coaching hires

“North Carolina has completed its staff of assistant football coaches by hiring Keith Heckendorf and Larry Porter, the school announced Monday.
Heckendorf, formerly UNC’s player development assistant, will coach quarterbacks. Porter, who comes to UNC from Texas, will serve as running backs coach.
Heckendorf returns to UNC after leaving the school in December to become tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator at Arkansas State, where former UNC offensive coordinator Blake Anderson is head coach.”

From Andrew Carter of News and Observer

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