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A thousand apologies for the double email yesterday. Even then, I didn't get it right. So today I'm triple-checking.
Argyle Report goes live on August 1. We believe that we will be the best-equipped site on the internet to tell the good stories of Carolina athletics. We would appreciate it if you would take a look at our Patreon page at www.patreon.com/argylereport and consider supporting us in that mission. Patreon is a platform that allows patrons to support creators through pledges, and patrons can receive perks along the way.
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From the bottom of my heart, thank you for believing in us and our mission and taking a chance on Argyle Report. We can’t wait to get started.
What’s coming from Argyle Report
Our new web site goes live in just five days, on August 1. We’ve got an outstanding staff assembled and ready to bring feature stories, columns, profiles and season previews, covering the Carolina athletic department with the depth and breadth that it warrants.
Here’s a peek at what’s coming at launch next week:
A look at the national perception of Carolina football
How the Tar Heels have performed against preseason expectations under Larry Fedora
13 plays that defined Tar Heel football in 2016
Five players to watch in training camp
Volleyball coach Joe Sagula on returning both the ACC Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year
A check-in with alumna and USA Field Hockey star Katelyn Falgowski
Q&A with Theo Pinson
A conversation with Anson Dorrance
and more . . .
Tar Heels pace Anglers
The Chatham Anglers scored a 7-4 win over the Brewster Whitecaps in the Cape Cod Baseball League last night, and the Diamond Heels summering in the Cape were instrumental. Cody Roberts laid down a sacrifice bunt to set up an RBI single from Ashton McGee, and Rodney Hutchison came on in relief to toss five scoreless innings and earn the win. On the other side of the box score, Kyle Datres went 1-4 for Brewster.
Here's a conversation with McGee, who went 2-4 at the plate with two RBI and a run scored.
Zietlow on filling the void
It’s not just Justin Jackson and Tony Bradley that the Tar Heel men’s basketball team will have to replace in 2017-18. Alex Zietlow of The Daily Tar Heel writes on the impact that Kennedy Meeks, Isaiah Hicks and Nate Britt had on last year’s championship team.
There are three certainties in life: death, taxes, and a generation of students calling for improved student seating in the Smith Center. Also in The Daily Tar Heel. (They’re not necessarily wrong, by the way, it’s just that there’s very little that can be done in the current facility)
Waiting Game for Mitch
Chicago Tribune’s Dan Wiederer –a very talented writer who not too long ago was on the Tar Heel beat– says that Mitch Trubisky enters Chicago Bears training camp third on the depth chart at quarterback.
Reporters on the Dallas Cowboys beat are finding that Ryan Switzer is not short on confidence. David Moore of The Dallas Morning News checks in with the former Tar Heel in Cowboys camp.
Summer League Breakdown
Clipperholics has a nice look at the summer league play of Kendall Marshall, who averaged 6.3 points and 7.8 assists in four games. I like how they describe Marshall’s ‘old man game.’