Tar Heel Rundown: April 8
Release: 04/08/2014

Basketball

It's never too early to look ahead to next season, which Adam Lucas does with this glance at the Tar Heels' impressive non-conference schedule for 2014-15...Incoming UNC signee Joel Berry II, who will be part of that schedule, is the first-ever three-time Florida Mr. Basketball...An interesting read on the incredible talent produced by the Boo Williams AAU program, which most recently gave Carolina James Michael McAdoo. Lots of other Tar Heel mentions here also...Let's see, the 2014 season has been over for almost 12 hours, which obviously means it's time for 2015 preseason polls. CBS and ESPN are in agreement about the Tar Heels, as both polls pick Carolina sixth in the nation (by the way, in that CBS poll UNC could potentially play six of the other nine teams in the top ten--wow)...Vince Carter passed Elgin Baylor on the all-time scoring list...P.J. Hairston's season in the NBDL is over and now he will prepare for the NBA Draft...

Football

The weather forecast for Saturday's spring game is looking very, very good...Here are spring game details including ESPN3 info, autograph plans and much more...Encouraging to see how much more seriously Marquise Williams is taking his leadership role this season...The Gator Bowl, which has an ACC tie-in moving forward, is changing its name, date and television partner.

Olympic sports

Women's lacrosse remains the top-ranked team in the country, and men's lacrosse is up to third in the nation...Last weekend might have been a breakout weekend for the Diamond Heels...This weekend includes the Vs Cancer game on Saturday...The USBWA selected Diamond DeShields as the nation's top freshman...The 2014 women's soccer schedule is out.

Today's games

Baseball hosts North Carolina A&T at 6 p.m. (watch on GoHeels TV).

Tar Heels in MLB

Adam Warren threw a hitless, scoreless inning for the Yankees and struck out a pair...Chris Iannetta drove in a run for the Angels...

Long read

There's some terrific content--on recruiting, on Rasheed, on Dean Smith and much more--in this extensive Q&A with Jerry Stackhouse. And part II might be even better, with lots more UNC content.




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