Tar Heel Rundown: October 14
Release: 10/14/2013

The ACC should release the game time for the Oct. 26 game against Boston College today.

Football

Miami is in the top 10 for the first time since 2009 as they prepare to come to Chapel Hill...The 'Canes are preparing for crowd noise and a hostile environment at Kenan...Al Golden has made use of a slightly patchwork offensive line, but it's worked so far...

Thursday night's game has been dubbed Zero Dark Thursday, and here are full details:

Schedule:

4:00 PM - Tar Heel Downtown Open - 100 Block of West Franklin Street

5:00 PM - Liquid Pleasure Concert Begins from Tar Heel Downtown

5:15 PM - Marching Tar Heels and Cheerleaders Perform at Tar Heel Downtown

7:15 PM - Live National Anthem Performance in Kenan Stadium by Jason Michael Carroll

7:45 PM - Kickoff, Carolina vs. Miami

Free Parking Downtown (first come, first serve, must be in by 3:45 pm, can't leave until after kickoff) at Granville Towers

Additional Paid Parking Downtown

Tar Heel Express Transit Options to Tar Heel Downtown and Zero Dark Thursday in Kenan Stadium

Basketball

"How good can John Henson be?" Story points out that on a per-minute basis, he was one of the most productive big men in the NBA last year...There are stats to support the notion that Danny Green is one of the top 10 best outside shooters in the NBA...Tyler Zeller had an appendectomy, which could sideline him for three weeks or more...Harrison Barnes is likely to miss a couple of preseason games with an injured foot...Doc Rivers on whether Reggie Bullock might go to the NBDL because of a knee injury that has limited his preseason: "We don't want to let shooting go out the door."...A preview of what to expect from Antawn Jamison with the Clippers...

Scroll down to #21 in this article for a good recruiting story on Dean Smith chasing Danny Manning--futilely, as he would soon learn...The official UNC 2013-14 team yearbook is now available...In case you missed it late Friday, a season analysis story on Desmond Hubert, especially his defensive impact...Good history piece on 1990s basketball in the ACC, which was only a couple years ago--what, it was TWENTY years ago?

Olympic sports

The Navy team dominated the Fall World Series, winning all six games...Freshman Joe Dudek's power could get him into the Diamond Heels lineup...Women's soccer has won five in a row after a 1-0 win over Boston College...After a frustrating series of five ties, men's soccer got a 2-1 win at Boston College...A Carolina men's tennis doubles duo took the title in Winston-Salem...Fast early start for field hockey on the way to a road win over Wake Forest.

Today's games

None.

Tar Heels in the NFL

Can you remember a time in your life when you were more interested in the Cincinnati Bengals? You'll want to see this video of his stop-and-start touchdown reception against the Bills. The Bengals' win was set up by a key overtime punt return by Brandon Tate...Almost unnoticed in that game: Da'Norris Searcy had 16 (!) tackles and a sack...

Eight tackles for Zach Brown...It's getting ugly in Houston, where T.J. Yates had to come in after Matt Schaub was injured. Yates, as you would expect, said all the right things...Bruce Carter had six tackles for the Cowboys in the Sunday night game.

Today in Tar Heel history

Oct. 14, 1978: Carolina topped Wake Forest, 34-29, in Winston-Salem in Dick Crum's first season as Tar Heel head coach.

Long read

Some tremendous photos, including one of an ancient-feeling Kenan Stadium that you might not even recognize, in this look back at the 1957 Navy-Carolina game.




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