The North Carolina women’s volleyball team completed non-conference play Sunday night with a win against Temple University, taking home first place in the Tar Heel Classic.
This is not your father’s Cuba. Walk down the malecón, where the Caribbean meets the streets, and you’ll feel a strange air in the city of Havana. Cuba is changing.I find myself here while Cuba finds itself at a generational crossroads. The younger generation is becoming self-aware, and the older generation, which started the now half-century-old revolution, is fading away.
After just three seasons at UNC-Greensboro, Branagan Fuller ranks fourth in school history in kills and third in kills per set. Add those records to her numerous awards and honors, and Fuller is one of the best volleyball players in the school’s history.But she brandishes new colors now. Fuller is spending her senior season on the North Carolina volleyball team. As the season continues, Fuller remains an integral part of the offensive game.
Miami heads into the 2009-10 season hoping its team will step up and overcome key roster losses. Year after year, the Hurricanes manage to hang around the top teams in the ACC. And after going 19-13 (7-9 ACC), the Hurricanes — under coach Frank Haith — earned a trip to the National Invitational Tournament, where they lost to Florida in the second round. Miami lost forward Jimmy Graham, guard Lance Hurdle, forward Brian Asbury and All-ACC guard Jack McClinton to graduation.
The Dean Smith Center was packed. In the hours before Late Night with Roy kicked off, a season-high 12,700 fans came out and cheered on the North Carolina volleyball team as the Tar Heels took on archrival Duke on Friday night.The Tar Heels played against a tough 16-4 (6-1 ACC) Duke team who was tied for first in the ACC. UNC, which sat in second place in the conference standings, used effective defensive play to keep the Blue Devils in check and pull off the upset, 3-1.
The Dean Smith Center had its largest crowd of the year for a volleyball game, even though most of the fans that showed were there for reasons other than volleyball. North Carolina hosted archrival Duke in a volleyball showdown before Late Night with Roy would take the floor. Duke came into match at 16-3, 6-1 in the ACC and tied for first. UNC entered at 8-9, 4-1 in the ACC and in second place.