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The Nights Before Christmas
Soon after the ACC released its slate of men’s basketball conference games, Carolina formally announced its non-conference schedule. The release from GoHeels points out that this is the first time that Carolina will have played all its non-conference games before Christmas. Indeed, the December 20 Wofford game is the only home contest after exams. Residence halls open for spring on January 8.
Jackson Cowart of The Charlotte Observer writes that Austin Proehl is following in his father Ricky’s footsteps, on the field and off. Argyle Report readers are going to hear a lot about Austin –and from Jackson– this fall.
Larry Fedora says that the Tar Heels would do well to emulate M.J. Stewart’s practice habits. Stewart, who opted to return for his senior season rather than enter the NFL Draft, will be a veteran voice on defense, along with Donnie Miles in the secondary and junior linebacker Andre Smith.
Former Tar Heel Colin Moran suffered a concussion and a facial fracture when he fouled off a pitch from Baltimore’s Darren O’Day on Saturday. It was just the second Major League game of Colin’s season; he was called up this week and promptly homered and tripled for the Astros. Argyle Report sends our best to Colin, his fiancée and the Moran family.
Antawn The Evaluator
Rick Bonnell on Antawn Jamison’s aspirations in retirement. He’s looking to go from the court to the front office.
Here’s a nice story of a Tar Heel investing in Chapel Hill: Heather O’Reilly –she of the three gold medals, the World Cup championship and the two national championships– is part of the group that bought the Carolina Coffee Shop.
Diversion of the Day
After watching Jordan Spieth's incredible finish to The Open Championship, I spent part of a lazy Sunday watching Act I of Les Misérables in Concert. George Costanza was right - ‘Master of the House’ is a catchy song.