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August 16 hearing
Carolina’s appearance before the NCAA infractions committee is scheduled to begin on August 16 in Nashville. In addition to athletic director Bubba Cunningham and several senior staff members, Roy Williams, Sylvia Hatchell and Larry Fedora have been requested to attend.
Essentially, the case now comes down to UNC’s position that the NCAA has no jurisdiction in academic matters, and the NCAA’s argument that yes, it does, when athletics and academics intercede at this degree.
photo courtesy Kimberly Rivers
Seize your August
Carolina football training camp begins when the Tar Heels report to campus on Tuesday, August 1. The team will take the field for the first practice of the fall on the following day. Fedora’s team is scheduled to have 20 practices from August 2 through the 24th, and then will begin their typical game week schedule on August 29th, ahead of the season opener with Cal.
Two national champions in one family within three months. Chapel Fowler visited with Luke Maye and his athletic family in a nice summer story for The Daily Tar Heel.
Women's Soccer at WakeMed Soccer Park
With the new Fetzer Field project now underway, Carolina women’s soccer will host five games this fall at WakeMed Soccer Park.
Lucky Whitehead, Ryan Switzer
In a wild story from Dallas Cowboys training camp, Lucky Whitehead was released after a man arrested for shoplifting in Virginia gave Whitehead’s name and Social Security number. But it wasn’t him - Whitehead proved he wasn’t in Virginia at the time with flight records. Whitehead will become eligible to be picked up by another team this afternoon.
Now, what does any of this have to do with Carolina? Well, Whitehead’s main competition for a role with the Cowboys as a returner on special teams is . . . Ryan Switzer.
Logan may be Weapon X
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians had some nice things to say about TJ Logan in this story from AZ Central (scroll down). Logan could find a role as a returner, receiver or reserve running back.
Return of the Mack
Tar Heel fans knew that, once healthy, Mack Hollins would be a gem of a pickup, and the Philadelphia Eagles appear to see the same. I for one can't wait to see what Mack can do this season.
Mack, Mitchell and Madden
Speaking of Mack, he and Mitch(ell) Trubisky are spotlighted in this light-hearted video from EA Sports in which rookie NFL players try to predict –and then take issue with– their Madden NFL ratings.
Top photo courtesy Kimberly Rivers