Late Night with Roy
UNC fans will get their first view of the 2018-19 North Carolina basketball teams on Friday night in a precursor of college basketball's return in November and an outlook for the season ahead.
After dramatic introductions, dancing and playing games, both programs will hold intrasquad scrimmages. Head coach Sylvia Hatchell's team — which returns all but one player and adds three first-years this season — will take the floor first.
For the men's team, the night will be an introduction for a trio of highly-rated first-years — Coby White, Rechon Black and Nassir Little — who will join a veteran squad led by Kenny Williams, Luke Maye and Cameron Johnson.
In a Saturday night primetime slot, the Tar Heels (1-3, 1-1 ACC) will take on Virginia Tech at Kenan Memorial Stadium at 7 p.m. With a win over the Hokies, UNC would capture only its second FBS home win since Nov. 5, 2016.
On Friday, the No. 1 team in the nation, (9-1-1, 4-0 ACC), takes on N.C. State in Raleigh for its only game of the weekend. The last time the team lost was on Aug. 26 against Indiana.
On Saturday night, the football team won't be the only team taking on Virginia Tech. The No. 3 Tar Heels take on the Hokies in Blacksburg, Va., at 7 p.m. leading into a five day break. Coming into the game, head coach Anson Dorrance's program has won six games in a row.
At 10:45 a.m. on Friday, the Tar Heel runners will be at the Penn State National Open for their third meet of the season. The program competed in the same meet last year, with both the men and women finishing in ninth place.
Fall World Series
On Friday at 6 p.m., Saturday at noon and Sunday at 1 p.m., the UNC baseball team will play three games of intrasquad games at Boshamer Stadium, culminating its fall preparation with the Fall World Series. As it is with every event in the fall, conditioning will be at stake.
The women's golf team will host the Ruth’s Chris Tar Heel Invitational in Chapel Hill this weekend. The 3-day tournament tees off at 11 a.m. on Friday.
The No. 1 field hockey squad in the country at 13-0 will look to keep its season undefeated this weekend. On Friday, the Tar Heels take on Boston College in Newton, Mass. before facing Connecticut on Sunday in a rematch of last year's NCAA semifinals, when the Huskies squeaked by with a victory in a penalty shootout.
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