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And for your pre-game moment of Zen, watch closely for Dick Vitale getting denied a kiss on the cheek here from a female UNC student. (video from ESPN coverage)
“It’s sad….really sad.”
Roy had surgery today to repair a torn labrum. The reason for surgery? You would think he threw his shoulder out while in the midst of a jacket-throwing tantrum over the team’s penchant for turnovers or atrocious performance at the free throw line. But no, Roy suffered the injury at a golf tournament this fall.
The recovery will require Roy to wear a sling for the next four weeks and certainly hamper his sideline antics. But the bigger concern is will Coach Williams’ wardrobe suffer due to this untimely injury? Will Roy be forced to go tie-less? Could we see a paisley Ascot for Sunday’s game against Nevada? Or, will Coach adopt the always fashionable clip-on? Time will tell. Stayed tuned to the Tie Tracker for the latest.
After a 3-0 start to the season, Carolina remains the 6th ranked team in the nation. Contests against No. 15 Ohio State and No. 13 Cal or Syracuse this week should challenge the mettle of the team along with the validity of their Top Ten ranking. Other ACC teams in the Top 25 include Duke at No. 9, Georgia Tech at No. 21, Clemson at No.22 and Maryland at No. 25.
Also, here is a link to Luke Winn’s predictions for the Coaches vs. Cancer Tournament.
Tweets from Andy Katz. Hope you get ESPNU!
@ESPNAndyKatz Just finished our ESPNU Preview shows. I think you’ll like the content. Here is the schedule on ESPNU: (next tweet)
@ESPNAndyKatz Wednesday: 8 p.m. ACC; 8:30 p.m. Big East; 9 p.m. Big Ten; 9:30 p.m. Big 12; 10 p.m. Pac-10; 10:30 p.m. SEC; National show Thur 5:30 p.m.
Here are some pretty sweet videos to check out when you’ve got about ten minutes to kill. Tar Heel basketball writer Adam Lucas and Jones Angell from the Tar Heel Sports Network host the videos, introducing each clip with around 50 seconds of commentary that is definitely skippable (nothing against the guys, but the videos speak for themselves).
No Tarheel fan can stand to miss “Summer Pick-Up with the Pros.” The video shows some of the best evidence for UNC being the top NBA talent producer – Brandon, Marvin, Ty, Vince, Rashad, Jawad, Raymond, Antawn – ALL on the same court. Even Hall of Famer Larry Brown is seen chatting up some players. It’s priceless to see Larry Drew II and Zeller describe their attempts at guarding Tar Heel legends. And, in an incredibly surprising and somewhat awkward moment, we see none other than Matt Dougherty clowning around with Sean May at around the 3:12 mark.
Definitely check out “The Art of Shot Blocking,” as it is the best Ed Davis highlight reel I’ve seen thus far. We here at The Rafters can’t get enough of this kid, and you should expect to see much of the same this coming season.
Well, we knew this was coming. Harrison Barnes visited Duke last weekend. I don’t want to sound somber, but it sounds like he had a really good time. Apparently he is good friends with Duke freshman Andre Dawkins.
What a move, K! Pull in Dawkins a year early, probably knowing full well that Barnes is his buddy. Already has a homey feeling over there in Cameron eh?
It’s hard to read into these things. Barnes has sounded like he enjoyed his visits to UNC, Oklahoma and Kansas as well. One thing that made me feel nervous though, was Sports Illustrated’s Seth Davis tweeting this afternoon:
…….constant updates on the Barnes sweepstakes are sure to come.