CHAPEL HILL - The last week was a successful one for Carolina Athletics, with victories and good news aplenty. Look back and read more about the upcoming week below in the first installment of GoHeels.com's Weekly Primer.
Men's Basketball: Tar Heel Nation got the good news that the tumor removed from head coach Roy Williams' right kidney was not cancerous. Basketballs signed by the 2012-13 players and coaches went on sale on Monday. For more details, click here. The balls traditionally sell out very quickly, so order soon. Also, read the latest in Adam Lucas' series of preseason player profiles with this good read on sophmore P.J. Hairston. Late Night with Roy is next week (Oct. 11) -- check out all the details of the annual season tip-off.
Cross Country: The women placed seventh and the men were 11th at the Notre Dame Invitational on Friday. Eleven individuals had personal best finishes, including Lianne Farber, who finished 14th. Read more. Coming up: An Oct. 12 date in Madison, Wisc., for the Wisconsin Invitational.
Field Hockey: The second-ranked Tar Heels went 3-0 last week, beating Davidson 6-0 on Tuesday, Wake Forest 3-2 on Saturday and Virginia Commonwealth 6-1 on Sunday. The Tar Heels are now 12-1 this season and will travel to Newton, Mass., next weekend to face Boston College on Saturday and Dartmouth on Sunday.
Football: The Tar Heels set a single-game school scoring record in a 66-0 victory over Idaho at rainy Kenan Stadium on Saturday for Military Appreciation Day (watch highlights). Carolina piled up 575 yards of offense despite playing in a driving rainstorm most of the game. UNC scored three touchdowns in the first half of the first quarter and led 45-0 at halftime. Here's Lee Pace's Extra Points review of the game here, or check out Turner Walston's Take on the win. Up Next: A return to conference play as Virginia Tech will visit Kenan Stadium at 12:30 p.m. (ACC Network TV coverage). The game will be a White Out game in Kenan, so stay tuned to GoHeels.com for more details as the week progresses.
Men's Soccer: Sixth-ranked Carolina went 2-0 with a pair of overtime wins last week. On Tuesday night, the Tar Heels beat Wofford 1-0 in OT. On Friday night, Carolina went on the road and downed Duke 2-1 in OT (watch highlights). UNC is now 7-1-1 this season and 3-0-1 in ACC action. The Tar Heels will host Georgia Southern Tuesday night at 7 p.m. at Fetzer Field, then visit Clemson on Friday night.
Women's Soccer: The Tar Heels split a pair of home games last week, dropping a tough 1-0 decision to top-ranked Florida State on Thursday before exploding offensively with a 6-1 win over Miami on Sunday. Up next for Carolina with a home game Thursday night against Boston College that will be televised on the ACC's Regional Sports Network.
Volleyball: It was a perfect 2-0 week for the Tar Heels, who beat Clemson on ESPNU in Carmichael Arena on Wednesday night and Georgia Tech on Sunday afternoon. The Tar Heels are now 13-2 overall in 2012 and 4-1 in Atlantic Coast Conference play. Next up: a road trip to Florida for matches at Florida State on Friday and Miami on Sunday.