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Tar Heel Rundown: August 28

Tar Heel Rundown: August 28

Today's lead image basically shows you the history of women's soccer in the United States in one photograph.

Love Jonathan Cooper's words (around the 1:00 mark) in this welcome video for current UNC student-athletes.

Another cool way to start your day is this video, as Fox Sports Live names Harrison Barnes the "Best Person in Sports" for Tuesday after his back-to-school community involvement: 

 

Football

Columbia weather forecast for Thursday: high of 93...A graphic representation of the head-to-head breakdown between Carolina football and South Carolina football (hint: it may not be what you think)...John Swofford listed among Dennis Dodd's smartest people in college football...$4.62 billion was spent on college licensed merchandise last year (UNC ranked ninth on the list of biggest sellers)...Offensive coordinator Blake Anderson on preparing for Clowney...Hurst on Clowney...One South Carolina starter on offense is officially out, and another could be limited..."The winner of Georgia-Clemson is bound for Pasadena" seems a little aggressive on August 28...

Basketball

The Raymond Felton-Paul Pierce war of words may have resulted in David Stern's intervention...Antawn Jamison on joining the Clippers: "Hopefully I'm the piece that can take us to the top."...An FSU freshman will be ineligible for his first season...Looks like John Henson will come off the bench again this year for the Bucks.

Olympic sports

Both women's basketball games against Duke will air on the ESPN family of networks...Carolina field hockey begins the 2013 season ranked No. 1 in the nation...UNC softball player featured in The New Yorker...An actual well-reasoned story (a rarity in the last couple days) on Matt Harvey's injury and the road back.

Today's games

None.

Tar Heels in the NFL

T.J. Yates will split time with Case Keenum in Houston's preseason game at Dallas Thursday in the duo's final battle for the backup QB job...The Bengals cut Richard Quinn, but then the Cardinals picked him up...Giovani Bernard has graded out as the third-best player on the Bengals in training camp.

Long read

You can't start the college football season without the complete Uni Watch guide to 2013 college football uniform updates.

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