Tar Heels Exhibition Game Broadcast on TarHeelBlue.com; Tar Heels Lose Scrimmage to Vanderbilt?

Some of you have probably already taken note of this, but I was checking the Heels’ schedule and noticed that the exhibition game against Belmont Abbey this Friday has “TarHeelBlue.com” listed next to it for TV. Turns out those of us who won’t be in Chapel Hill this weekend for homecoming can still catch the exhibition against Belmont Abbey for free online. Go here and scroll to the bottom of the page. Click the icon of a movie camera and find out if you need a plugin. Once you have the plugin, it should be smooth sailing on Friday. Can’t wait to see the team.

**Update 11/6/09** The exhibition game costs $9.95 to watch online, unless you have a membership to Carolina All Access.


I’ve heard rumors that UNC lost its scrimmage against Vanderbuilt, which I think was over the weekend. The scrimmage was closed to media and outsiders so I guess only the players really know. Anyone heard anything? If it’s true I wouldn’t lost much sleep over it. Vandy should be decent this year with junior center A.J. Ogilvy named to the preseason All-SEC team. Vandy actually probably matched up pretty well with the Heels, with both Ogilvy and redshirt sophomore Festus Ezeli listed at 6’11”, and seven other players listed at 6’7″ or taller.

That said, scrimmages are the times for coaches to experiment with different lineups, and with the cluster f*** of big men on UNC this year, I guarantee there was a bevy of combinations being tested. Again, I wouldn’t read into it too much if they did lose.

**UPDATE – 11/4/09** At least we didn’t (potentially) lose to a D-II school!