Leading by just 10 points with just under nine minutes to play, the North Carolina men’s basketball team was at risk of allowing yet another comeback.
It was a day when the little things in the end to a perfect season at Kenan Stadium seemed to mean more — like fifth-year senior Marquise Williams’ tears, before and after the game. Or the brief play when the offensive seniors took the field together toward the end of the game to a standing ovation from the crowd. Or that strange moment in the third quarter when a running back wearing No. 34 ran 34 yards to the Miami 34-yard line.
If Joel James wasn’t a basketball player, he’d be a teacher. High school. That’s when there’s the best chance of impacting young people, he said at North Carolina men’s basketball media day.
Different day, same problems — and the biggest race of the season so far.
Off to a sluggish start, the North Carolina football team’s coaching staff decided to make a change on Saturday — playing backup quarterback Mitch Trubisky over fifth-year senior Marquise Williams for most of the game.
In its past three games, the North Carolina football team (2-1) has rushed for more than 200 yards per game — much more than its average of 161.3 yards over its first three games of the 2014 season.
T.J. Logan came to North Carolina with a lot of hype. But then came the nagging injuries. And a first-year season that wasn’t everything the junior tailback thought it would be.
CARY — It wasn’t really even that important of a race — it’s early in the season, a kilometer shorter than a typical race and the team didn’t taper down or spend months mentally preparing for it.
A storm delay and a race canceled halfway through made for an interesting opening meet for the North Carolina men’s and women’s cross country teams.
They call themselves “the hybrids.” A cross between tight end and wide receiver. A group that can bring some flexibility to the North Carolina football team’s offense.