Photo by Turner Walston
Happy Friday y'all! Sam here with your Tar Heel headlines.
This weekend is move-in weekend for a bunch of Tar Heels as school is getting ready to start back up on Tuesday. We at Argyle want to wish all of them a successful start to the school year, particularly the freshman that are just finding out what it means to be a Tar Heel.
Today at Argyle Report, Jeremy Vernon has a feature on women's soccer player Joanna Boyles and her return from two ACL tears and some roundups from football practice, including a potential front runner emerging in the QB battle.
Thanks for reading Argyle A.M.! We'll be back Monday with more of your top Tar Heel headlines.
Replacing "the Chop"
Staff writer Bryce Lapping has been essential reading covering football's summer practices. Yesterday, he took a look at the kicker battle to replace Nick Weiler between junior Freedman Jones and freshman Noah Ruggles.
NCAA wraps it up in Nashville
The NCAA COI finished their hearing with UNC on Thursday afternoon after almost 15 hours over the course of two days. No comment has come from either North Carolina officials or the NCAA, which was expected, so now the waiting game for hearing what the penalties could be starts, which could be months.
The News and Observer's Andrew Carter was in Nashville and has a nice summary of what the media knows after the last two days: nothing new. I highly recommend checking out Andrew's twitter feed as well, as he has some fun tidbits from the last two days of staring at a hotel ballroom door.
Mr. Wuf shoots his shot
The NC State mascot's official twitter account took a shot at UNC during their NCAA hearing on Thursday, resulting in a deleted tweet and apologies from NC State officials to UNC. Of course, the internet never forgets, so there are screenshots of the offending tweet. From my own perspective, I didn't mind the tweet. Our own Turner Walston best sums up why.
Y'all got anything planned for halftime of your September 9 football game? We've got a national championship ring ceremony. https://t.co/Qhi0p9bS3E— Turner Walston (@TurnerWalston) August 17, 2017
McCool earns Sportswoman of the Year nomination
North Carolina midfielder Marie McCool was one of ten nominees named for the Sportswoman of the Year award in the Team Sports category by the Women's Sports Foundation. Other nominees include WNBA star Maya Moore and US Olympic swimmer Katie Ledecky. Voting continues through August 27, and you can vote for McCool here.
Women's Soccer opens in Cary
The North Carolina women's soccer team opens their season at "home" tonight in Cary in a non-conference Top 10 matchup against Duke in the first of just five home games for the Tar Heels this season. Argyle Report will be there for coverage, but if you want to watch in person, I recommend coming early. The first 200 fans get Carolina soccer scarfs!
UNC women's soccer scarves giveaway Friday at WakeMed Soccer Park pic.twitter.com/pLAlp1O1Au— UNC Women's Soccer (@ncwomenssoccer) August 17, 2017
Dalatri shines after National Team summer
Carolina sophomore Luca Dalatri has been named one of the top ten prospects on this summer's Collegiate National Team by D1Baseball. The 6-6 right hander is expected to take over the Ace role on the pitching staff after serving as the Saturday starter as a freshman.