Tar Heel Rundown: August 27

Tar Heel Rundown: August 27

The photo above has to be on the list of all-time greatest Carolina photographs. What else would you put on that list? Let us know and we'll run some in future editions of this column.

The first issue of the new Carolina athletics magazine is available now. Android users can get the issue on their tablet. Everyone else can read it through a web viewer. Details for both are in the previous link. The Apple version of the app is awaiting approval.

Interesting read right off the top that touches on virtually all aspects of UNC sports: A Q&A with Michael Beale, who works in sports marketing. From football gameday changes to an upcoming rebranding of Tar Heel logos, there's something for everyone here.


You know all those basketball players who weren't recruited by UNC and then torched the Tar Heels later (Miles Simon, this means you)? Maybe it works in reverse in football. Quinshad Davis, a South Carolina native, thinks he has some doubters among the Gamecocks.

Strongly dislike these slideshow-style stories, so we'll save you the trouble: Carolina's new football uniforms got an A-...Top South Carolina receiver Bruce Ellington thinks he'll be ready for Thursday's game...Football Scoop pegs the Tar Heelsl third on their list of coaching staffs that will impress...SI bowl projections: UNC vs. Cincinnati in the Russell Athletic Bowl in Orlando...ESPN bowl projections: UNC vs. Washington or UCLA in Sun Bowl in El Paso...If you're going to the game on Thursday, this parking information will be handy...Thursday's game is officially a sellout...Jay Mohr interviews Larry Fedora (audio)...Renner on Clowney.

Need a morning pick-me-up? Here's the Tar Heel Sports Network open for Thursday night's game:



Antawn Jamison has signed a one-year deal with the Clippers, where he'll be teammates with Reggie Bullock...Did you see this list of Kendall Marshall's top 10 Vine videos?...His fellow NBA rookies voted Bullock the second-best shooter among incoming players.


Really bad news from MLB, as Matt Harvey is done for the year and may need Tommy John surgery...If you like stats, and you like Dustin Ackley, you're going to love this look at his changed approach this season...Daniel Bard is nearing a return to game action after over three months off.

Games today


Tar Heels in the NFL

Much better news than yesterday on Jonathan Cooper, as now he could be back with six games to play after breaking his leg...ESPN ranked Hakeem Nicks the No. 56 offensive player in the NFL.

Long read

Louisville joins the ACC for the 2014-15 season, but to understand how they got there, this New York Times in-depth examination of how ESPN has helped the Cardinals is informative.

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