CHAPEL HILL - It's a busy time in the Carolina athletic department, with fall sports in full swing and winter sports getting ready to kick into gear. Look back and read more about the upcoming week below in the latest installment of GoHeels.com's Weekly Primer.
Men's Basketball: Things are heating up on the hardwood with the start of practice late this week ... Tar Heel fans everywhere got great news last Thursday night when doctors announced that the tumor on coach Roy Williams' left kidney was non-cancerous ... GoHeels' Adam Lucas spoke to Williams on Friday morning for a GoHeels.com exclusive interview ... Lucas also profiled junior Leslie McDonald, who's returning from a redshirt season after knee surgery ... Williams will host his annual fundraiser, Fast Break Against Cancer, this Friday morning ... The official 2012-13 Carolina team yearbook is now available online ... The ACC announced future scheduling formats for the expanded conference, and Carolina will play home-and-home series with NC State and Duke each season ... Sophomore forward James Michael McAdoo grabbed preseason first-team All-America honors from Sporting News. Next up: Carolina will host its annual media day on Thursday, with full coverage on GoHeels.com ... The squad will make its first public outing of the 2012-13 season at Late Night With Roy on Friday.
Women's Basketball: Practice is already underway for the Carolina women's team, due to a new NCAA rule that allows two weeks of extra practice time ... Former Tar Heel Erlana Larkins helped lead the Indiana Fever to the WNBA Finals.
Cross Country: The men's and women's cross country teams did not compete last week. Next up: The Tar Heels will travel to the Midwest for the Wiconsin Invitational in Madison, Wisc., on Friday.
Field Hockey: The team journeyed to Massachusetts for a pair of big, shutout wins, 4-0 at Boston College on Friday and 6-0 over Dartmouth on Sunday ... Five Tar Heels saw action with the U.S. National Team in Ireland. Next up: Carolina will host Virginia at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Henry Stadium.
Football: Giovani Bernard's 262 rushing yards led a 48-34 win over Virginia Tech on Saturday ... Read Turner Walston's Take on the victory ... Here's Lee Pace's Extra Points on the big third quarter ... The game against the Hokies was designated as a "White Out" game, with the Tar Heels wearing all white from head to toe ... Here's a photographic history of UNC uniforms through the years ... Former Tar Heel and NFL wide receiver Sam Aiken is volunteering as a coach at UNC ... GoHeels also profiled walk-on senior Pete Mangum. Next up: The Tar Heels will visit Miami on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in a game to be televised by ESPNU.
Men's Soccer: The Tar Heels started the week off right with a 2-0 home win over Georgia Southern, then hit the road for the first of five consecutive weekend road trips with a 2-0 win at Clemson on Friday ... Read more about midfielder Cameron Brown's inspiring return from injury to the UNC lineup. Next up: Carolina will host Davidson on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in a contest to be streamed live on GoHeels.com.
Women's Soccer: The 10th-ranked Tar Heels shutout Boston College, 1-0, on Thursday night at Fetzer Field, then enjoyed a rare weekend off from game action. Next up: UNC will visit Clemson on Friday at 7 p.m.
Volleyball: Carolina spent the weekend in Florida, losing at Florida State on Friday and falling at Miami on Sunday. Next up: The Tar Heels will spend their second consecutive weekend on the road, visiting Virginia on Friday and Virginia Tech on Sunday next weekend.