Morning Heel: UNC Tar Heels Daily News Links


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UNC afternoon illness/injury update
James Michael McAdoo, who hurt his back near the end of Saturday’s win over Virginia Tech, is expected to practice Monday afternoon. He sat out Sunday as a precaution, but should be fine. Desmond Hubert is expected to practice at least some Monday. P.J. Hairston, who was administered an IV on Monday morning, was not expected to practice Monday. (

Tar Heels In the NBA Update
Harrison Barnes, Golden State Warriors: Barnes shot just over 80 percent from the field and tied his career high with 21 points against the Phoenix Suns. He added eight rebounds as the Warriors went on to win, 113-93. Danny Green, San Antonio Spurs: Green went 5-of-6 from the field (3-for-3 from beyond the arc) for 17 points versus the Charlotte Bobcats. (

P.J. Hairston doubtful for Tuesday
North Carolina reserve P.J. Hairston, who sat out Saturday’s overtime win over Virginia Tech because of a concussion, is doubtful to play Tuesday against Wake Forest because of the flu, coach Roy Williams said Monday. “Yesterday, when I left practice, I thought that he would practice [today],’’ Williams said during the ACC’s morning conference call. “But last night, he got a little flu bug.” (

Three To Look Back At/Three To Look Forward To, Feb. 4
North Carolina at Miami, Saturday, 2:00 p.m.: Don’t look now, but the “Could Miami go undefeated in the ACC?” talk will start if the Hurricanes beat UNC at home on Saturday. Miami has just three games left against opponents in the top four of the league, and two of those are at home. One is against North Carolina, which has found itself in third place after edging Virginia Tech in overtime at home. (ACC Sports Journal)

Romar Morris finishes 2nd in 60-meter dash at track meet
Meaders praised sprinter Romar Morris on his debut with the team. “Romar finished second overall (in the 60-meter dash) so I thought that was a pretty good competitive effort for his first meet of the year,” Meaders said. “We’re hoping he’s going to continue to run better as the season progresses.” (Daily Tar Heel)

ACC post-season top 25 football players: No. 16 Kevin Reddick
UNC linebacker Kevin Reddick notched career highs in several categories — tackles (85), tackles for loss (18.5) and sacks (6.5) — en route to being selected to the All-ACC first team by the coaches and the media. His total tackles for loss ranked him No. 1 in the ACC, and his average of 1.54 per game tied him for No. 12 in the country. (

UNC Soccer: What Realignment Means For ACC Soccer
Coverage of the upcoming realignment in the ACC has largely been basketball- centric, but the addition of Syracuse, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, and Louisville will not only expand the ACCs’ horizons on the hardwood, but it will augment the conference in soccer as well. (KIH)

UNC Football Recruiting: National Signing Day Primer
National Signing Day is almost here Tar Heel Nation! UNC head coach Larry Fedora has done a terrific job of restoring pride to the North Carolina football program (KIH)