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August 31, 2012

THI Newsstand: August 31

Elon defender returns to field in new position, same mindset - Burlington Times-News
There has been hesitation in his answers, but none in his practice performances. Ask Blake Thompson, who converted to linebacker, for his position on the Elon University football team and well

Tar Heel men's soccer team seeking continuity - Daily Tar Heel
In terms of sheer numbers, Saturday's match against Gardner-Webb couldn't have gone much better for the North Carolina men's soccer team. In their season-opening victory, the No. 1 Tar Heels launched an offensive barrage, scoring four goals on 17 shots.

UNC Football Lowdown, Sept. 1 - Daily Tar Heel
The Tar Heels' running back Giovani Bernard is coming off the first 1,000 yard season by a UNC player since 1997 and looks to shine in Fedora's faster offensive scheme. Edge: UNC...

SANCTIONS FELT? UNC-Elon game Saturday won't sell out - Durham Herald-Sun
The excitement generated by new coach Larry Fedora doesn't appear to be enough to overcome the cloud of NCAA sanctions at North Carolina. Director of Ticket Operations Tim Sabo said Thursday that season ticket sales will probably end up falling 1,300-1,500 short of last season's total, and seats are still available for every game.

What to watch in the ACC: Week 1 - ESPN.com
With all 12 teams playing in Week 1, including two conference games, there will be plenty to watch in the ACC, from Friday through Labor Day. Here are 10 things to keep an eye on...

ACC Football - Week 1 - Fox Sports Carolinas
UNC begins the Larry Fedora era and will be intent on making a statement. With all the Tar Heels have been through with the NCAA investigation and coaching changes, this game is very important to the Heels. UNC returns 15 starters, has loads of talent and will take on an Elon team whose QB threw 21 interceptions a year ago. Pick: UNC, 55-14.

Turner's Take: Show Your Work - GoHeels.com
Here we go. As I write this, there are slightly more than 48 hours before Carolina kicks off the 2012 football season with a first-ever meeting with Elon. The excitment for this Saturday has been building since December 8, 2011. That afternoon, a press release was sent out to announce the name of Carolina's new head football coach, Larry Fedora. The next afternoon, Fedora was introduced in the Loudermilk Center, overlooking the field that his team would take some 268 days later. It was written then that Fedora 'won the press conference.' Saturday, Fedora's team has the chance to win their first game.

UNC vs. Elon: Things to know about the Phoenix - Raleigh News & Observer
College football season is here. Games start tonight. The team that North Carolina fans love to hate (N.C. State) plays tomorrow night. And then the Tar Heels and most of the rest of the country begin play on Saturday.

Weekend Watch: August 31-September 2 - Tar Heel Monthly
t's finally here. Football starts tomorrow when Carolina takes on Elon in the first game of the Larry Fedora era in Chapel Hill. But that's not all that's on the calendar. Today is College Colors Day, so be sure to wear your Carolina Blue.

Tar Heels coach Williams to speak in Wilmington - Wilmington Star News
A new set of sports speakers will be coming to Wilmington later this year, and North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams will start the series. The event will also launch the Greater Wilmington Sports Club, backed by the Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame. Williams' appearance at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 8, at the Wilmington Convention Center will be the first of the series, which runs through May.

ACC FOOTBALL PREVIEW: North Carolina - Wilmington Star News
The uncertainty of a two-year NCAA investigation is finally over. So is the uncertainty surrounding the direction of the program after the firing of former coach Butch Davis and the subsequent hiring of Larry Fedora from Southern Miss.


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