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  • shwineka 9:09 pm on December 1, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Dickie V, , , UNC Girl, UNC student, Zen   

    No Kissie for Dickie 

    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.”

  • RBarry 1:59 pm on November 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    Happy Thanksgiving from The Rafters 

    The News and Observer posted galleries from the 2005 and 2009 championship games, two things we can all be thankful for.  Happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy the turkey and football.

  • RBarry 12:50 am on November 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    Slingin’ It 

    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.

  • shwineka 7:48 pm on November 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Salisbury, , The Salisbury Post   

    The Rafters Gettin’ Some Pub 

    So The Rafters got a mention in the Salisbury Post about a week ago. It’s the hometown paper of three out of the four Rafters bloggers, who all happen to have gone to the same high school in said hometown.


  • shwineka 4:51 pm on November 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Alonzo Mourning, Charlotte Hornets, Gran Ma Ma, Larry Johnson, Mugsy Bouges, NBA Jam, Tournament Edition, Zoe   

    Tonight’s Matchup…. 

    Just so you know, us Rafters bloggers got skillz. See evidence below:

    You don’t mess with the Hornets.

    (Apologies to Muggsy Bogues, who contributed to the beatdown above, but is not pictured.)

  • RBarry 10:16 pm on November 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    Heels Holding at No. 6 in Latest AP Poll 

    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.

  • shwineka 6:36 pm on November 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , andy katz, Big 12, Big East, , espnu, Pac-10,   

    Set Your DVRs!! 

    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.

  • gonzologist 9:51 pm on November 3, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Brandon Wright, , Jawad Williams, Jones Angell, , , , Matt Dougherty, , , Sean May, Tarheel Sports Network, , ,   

    Tar Heel Tipoff Videos 

    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.

    no way, jose.

  • shwineka 10:12 pm on October 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,   

    Harrison Barnes Visits Duke 

    Harrison Barnes2

    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:

    @sethdavishoops Duke has slight lead over NC, Kansas a clear 3rd RT @JeffVT03: @SethDavisHoops seth, where do you see Harrison Barnes going?

    …….constant updates on the Barnes sweepstakes are sure to come.


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