Your Monday Headlines

Your Monday Headlines

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Happy Monday! Turner here, eager to get started on our second week here at Argyle Report. As I've said before, we have been absolutely stunned by your support at the site, on TwitterFacebook, and at our Patreon page. You all have found us and stuck with us. We've heard from many of you, and we're so glad you're on board.

To thank you, we have extended this weekend's promotion at the Argyle Report Store. Get 10% off your purchase of $15 or more with promo code 'WEEKEND.' The Championship Way shirt is very popular; I wore it to the beach this weekend and it was a hit!

Offensive Line Takes a Hit

The Carolina offensive line took a hit over the weekend when Khaliel Rodgers announced his retirement from football. The USC grad transfer was expected to slide in up front and provide some much-needed experience to the Tar Heel offense. Our C Jackson Cowart spoke to Rodgers himself in attempt to add some context and explanation.

The Origin of Flight

Saturday at Meet the Heels, Bubba Cunningham and Larry Fedora unveiled the Tar Heel football team's new Jordan Brand jerseys. Our Brooke Stewart was there.

Best in the ACC?

Tar Heel tight end Brandon Fritts has had a career plagued by injury. Now, the redshirt junior is poised for a breakout, says receiver Austin ProehlC Jackson Cowart explains.

A Soccer Family

Carolina men's soccer's Andy López spoke to our Olivia Henley about the team's preseason top-five ranking, playing off campus in 2017 and the men's and women's programs co-existing in the national spotlight.

The Band Beat

Argyle Report exclusive! Senior saxophone player Bryce Lapping checks in with his first column on life in the Marching Tar Heels. You'll want to follow along all year as Bryce brings you inside rehearsals, halftime shows and pep band appearances.

Making a Splash (a small one)

Incoming freshman diver Greg Duncan won the one-meter diving national championship in the 16-18 age group in Columbus, Ohio on Friday. Duncan also won bronze in the three-meter event.

Tar Heels in NFL preseason

Sad news out of Arizona, where T.J. Logan is out for up to 12 weeks with a wrist injury.
Ryan Switzer missed the Hall of Fame game with a hamstring injury.
 

A Life in Tennis

Brayden Schnur helped out at the Mini Rogers Cup and talked about growing up playing tennis.
 

Movin' On Up

J.B. Bukauskas has been called up to the Tri-City ValleyCats, the Astros' Short-season A affiliate.
 

Pitcher J.B. Bukauskas, Astros' first-round pick, talks about moving up to the @ValleyCats. Said he hasn't been told yet when he'll pitch: pic.twitter.com/TQuIsX10Ds

— Mark Singelais (@MarkSingelais) August 7, 2017

 

Coming Up at Argyle Report

We've got a ton of great content in the works this week. First, be on the look out TODAY for our brand new logo reveal video on Twitter and Facebook. Exciting!

Also, today is football photo day and the first official Larry Fedora press conference of the season, so I'll be there for that. We'll also have a report from Marie McCool's experience playing in the Women's Lacrosse World Cup and World Games. And a whole bunch of your favorite memories of bygone Franklin Street establishments. All that and more on Argyle Report this week!

Diversion of the Day

Please please please watch this associate AD at Baylor race this tackling dummy. Watch it all the way to the end. Tweet me and tell me you watched if if you like.

The time @SeanJpadden raced the Dummy for Curfew! #ManVsMachinepic.twitter.com/Xgc7tCcJ6c

— Matt Rhule (@CoachMattRhule) August 4, 2017

Argyle Report Patrons

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