A Trio of Net Notes
The Blumberg Report
Rising sophomore men's tennis player William Blumberg, who was the runner-up at the NCAA men's singles championship in May, is through to the quarterfinals at the USTA's Levene Gouldin and Thompson Tennis Challenger in Binghamton, New York. The 2017 ITA National Rookie of the Year will play China's Ze Zhang today at 11 a.m.
Earlier this month, Tar Heel legend Hayley Carter joined the coaching staff of Oklahoma State women's tennis. Carter is one of the most decorated college tennis players of all time and brings a wealth of knowledge to Stillwater.
Women's basketball unveils non-conference schedule
Carolina women's hoops will host 11 non-conference games and a pair of exhibitions in 2017-18. A Big Ten/ACC Challenge date with Minnesota on November 29 is a highlight, as well as any earlier meeting on November 11 with Colorado. The week before Christmas, the Tar Heels will play Washington and Grambling State in Myrtle Beach.
Getting on Track
Take a look at these overhead shots of the new track facility out at the Finley Fields complex. The goal is for construction to be complete by the 2018 outdoor season next spring.
The new Track & Field Complex is starting to take shape! 👀⤵️ pic.twitter.com/546PAbWlj5— UNC T&F and XC (@UNCTrack_Field) July 27, 2017
As first reported by Inside Carolina, the men's basketball team will unveil the 2017 NCAA championship banner at Late Night with Roy on October 13.
Making his presence, Felton
Mark Carroll of FanRag Sports says Jalek Felton provides immediate value to the Carolina men's basketball guard rotation.
Ryan Switzer tweaked his hamstring in Cowboys camp yesterday, but he doesn't believe it's too serious, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. With Lucky Whitehead now in Jets camp, opportunity abounds for the Switz Army Knife.
Go Heels, Go America
Three Tar Heels –Dax McCarty, Matt Hedges and Eric Lichaj– were part of the U.S. Men's National Soccer Team that captured the Gold Cup with a 2-1 win over Jamaica on Wednesday. McCarty came on as a late substitution while Lichaj and Hedges appeared earlier in the tournament.
Former Tar Heel Omar Holness likely would have been on the Jamaica roster had he not suffered a knee injury earlier in the summer.
Diversion of the Day
Whoa. Watch and listen to this dude play the heavy bag like a drummer.