photo by Kimberly Rivers
Welcome to the week. Turner here with your Monday headlines. It's Eclipse Day, as the moon passes in front of the sun for a total solar eclipse for a narrow band of the United States. Enjoy it if you can see it - just protect your eyes.
I'm starting one of my all-time favorite albums, Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon, 40 minutes and 46 seconds before totality begins. That way the song 'Eclipse' will coincide with the eclipse itself (if I did my math right).
Thanks for reading Argyle A.M.! We'll be back tomorrow with more of your top Tar Heel headlines.
Women's Soccer tops Duke in opener
The first official event of the academic and athletic year was Friday night as Carolina women's soccer clipped Duke 2-1 in overtime. Jessie Scarpa netted the winner, and our Jack Leland was there.
It's really great to see some Tar Heels who had been battling injuries or spent time away for national team duties back on the pitch with their teammates - and hopefully elevating Anson Dorrance's team back toward a title.
Given the opportunity –in volleyball or lacrosse– I will never not use the term 'net notes.' Sam Doughton was on hand as another highly-regarded Tar Heel team got underway withvolleyball's Blue-White match.
Carolina gets the season underway Friday in Madison, Wisconsin with matches vs. Minnesota and Wisconsin as part of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. After a trip to Puerto Rico for the ACC/SEC Clasico (naturally), the Tar Heels' home opener is September 8 vs. LIU Brooklyn.
Is it Chazz?
Carolina football scrimmaged again last weekend, and if the pattern from the first two intrasquad battles held, Chazz Surratt got the bulk of the first-team reps. It's still too early for a starter to be named, but our Jackson Cowart says the redshirt freshman might have the edge.
Mitch vs. Mike
ProFootballTalk says Mitch Trubisky again outplayed presumed starter Mike Glennonin the Chicago Bears' second preseason game. The Bears' plan had appeared to be to ease Mitch in, but we'll see if they can afford to wait. Intrigue . . .
Could Switzer take to the air?
Don't be surprised if Ryan Switzer throws a pass in the NFL, says SB Nation's Dallas Cowboys blog. Yeah, we know all about that.
Switzer's 59-yard TD pass
Go outside, put your special glasses on and enjoy a total solar eclipse, or a partial one, depending on your area. Our universe is pretty cool.