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.

UNC vs. N.C. State: What you need to know and a prediction
The Wolfpack has done relatively well against the run this season, and is holding opposing teams to an average of 3.5 yards per carry. That ranks 29th nationally. But Giovani Bernard will represent the Wolfpack’s most significant challenge to date. He leads the ACC in rushing (795 yards) and is averaging 7.7 yards per carry. Prediction: North Carolina 31, N.C. State 29 (Raleigh News & Observer)

UNC Basketball: Tar Heels vs Shaw Game Review
The Tar Heels faced Division II Shaw in an exhibition game at the Dean Smith Center for their only official scrimmage before the real games start on November 6th. With all eyes on the starting lineup head coach Roy Williams brought out a lineup of Marcus Paige, Dexter Strickland, Reggie Bullock, James Michael McAdoo and Desmond Hubert. KIH

UNC, Fedora eager for chance to end N.C. State’s dominance
The countdown began the day the ACC released its 2012 football schedule, but really it started Dec. 9, 2011, when North Carolina introduced Larry Fedora as its new head coach. How many times since then had Fedora heard about the significance of UNC’s game against N.C. State? How many times had he been reminded of the Tar Heels’ five-game losing streak? (Raleigh News & Observer)

Two-Minute Drill: Big games for UNC, State, and Duke
NC State will have a challenge stopping Tar Heel RB Giovani Bernard, who leads the ACC at 132.5 ypg. On the other side of the ball, WR Bryan Underwood has scored a TD in each of State’s last seven games, while QB Mike Glennon will try to exploit a defense led by LB Kevin Reddick and DT Sylvester Williams. Forecast: UNC 27, N.C. State 24 (Wilmington Star News)

Audio: David Glenn Talks UNC-N.C. State with Deunta Williams
David Glenn recently talked to two former participants in the UNC-N.C. State rivalry – former Tar Heel safety Deunta Wiliams and former Wolfpack quarterback Terry Harvey – on Glenn’s afternoon radio show. (ACC Sports Journal)

Cunningham Statement On Records Release
“The University of North Carolina released a number of documents today pursuant to an order from Superior Court Judge Howard Manning. In 2010, Carolina worked with the NCAA enforcement staff to submit statements of facts and subsequent reinstatement requests on behalf of a number of football student-athletes…” (

UNC ranks 11th in pre-season AP poll
North Carolina is ranked 11th in the preseason Associated Press poll, released Friday, one spot better than USA Today’s preseason coaches poll. Eleventh is the lowest the Tar Heels have opened in the AP preseason poll since 2005-06, when they were not ranked. Here’s a list of UNC’s AP preseason rankings in the Roy Williams era — and how the team ultimately finished: (

Quit Your Ramblin’
Well it’s time for another segment of Quit Your Ramblin’! I gotta tell ya, this for me has been the most anticipated segment of the year. KIH

ACC Weekend Preview, Oct. 26
N.C. State at North Carolina: UNC has a very good offensive line blocking in front of perhaps the ACC’s best offensive player, Gio Bernard. N.C. State’s defensive line has quietly turned into one of the ACC’s best. It’s supposed to be plenty windy tomorrow – and maybe rainy – so I’m thinking passing won’t play quite as big a role as it might normally. Prediction: N.C. State 16, UNC 13 (ACC Sports Journal)

What Andrew Wiggins’ Reclassification Means for UNC
Andrew Wiggins the top prep player in the world finally announced his decision on reclassification and has decided to join the class of 2013. KIH