Weekend Watch: June 14-16

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The Diamond Heels are on the ground in Omaha and ready to compete in their sixth College World Series in the last eight years. Before I take to the air myself, I wanted to share some links with you ahead of the weekend. Here's what you should know: Carolina takes on North Carolina State at 3 p.m. ET on Sunday on ESPN2. Here's your tournament bracket. The Tar Heels' next game will come Tuesday, either at 3 p.m. or 8 p.m., depending on what happens Sunday. Of course, all games will be broadcast on the Tar Heel Sports Network as well. Listen live on or The Ta…

College World Series Fan Guide

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June 13th: Team Send-Off From Chapel Hill  9:00 a.m.: Arrive at Boshamer Stadium to send the Diamond Heels off to Omaha. Chapel Hill Sportswear will be on site selling College World Series merchandise. June 14th:  CWS Events 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.: Fan Fest, Lot C at 10th and Mike Fahey Streets 2 p.m to 3 p.m.: UNC Open Practice, TD Ameritrade Park 3:30 p.m to 4 p.m.: UNC Autograph Session, TD Ameritrade Park (Right Field Concourse) 7 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.: Road to Omaha Jam featuring O.A.R., Lot B at 12th and Mike Fahey Streets 9:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.: Opening Ceremonies, TD …

Built for June

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Over the past seven years, Mike Fox’s Tar Heels have been to the College World Series five times. This year’s team, off to the best start in school and ACC history, has designs on a sixth trip. It won’t be easy, but these Diamond Heels appear to have the pieces in place to make a run. Seven years ago in Tuscaloosa, Chad Flack sent Carolina to the College World Series with one swing of the bat. The walk-off, two-run blast propelled the Tar Heels past Alabama and on to Omaha. A video clip of that home run is played at every home game; after all, it was the moment that …

Chapel Hill Super Regional Guide

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Diamond Heels Advance

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ACC Baseball Tournament Preview

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DURHAM -- This week's ACC Baseball Tournament is shaping up to be one of the best in recent memory. All eight teams appear to have punched their tickets to the NCAA Tournament, so the next five days promise to deliver some great action on the diamond. Check out's current RPI standings, and you'll see all eight ACC tournament qualifiers in the top 22 nationally. The team that emerges victorious on Sunday afternoon will have run through the ACC Baseball gauntlet. As the #1 seed, Carolina got to choose their day off. With the Florida State game on Monday, Mike Fox and hi…

ACC Baseball: One Week to Go

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The final weekend of the regular season is a huge one in ACC baseball. The division title races are not yet decided, and neither is the seeding for the ACC Tournament next week at DBAP. Let's take a look at the series rounding out conference play on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. North Carolina (20-5) vs. Virginia (20-7) Carolina needs to win one more game to sew up the Coastal Division title and the top seed at the ACC Tournament. That's what you need to know heading into this huge weekend matchup with Virginia. The Tar Heels would still be ahead of the Cavaliers on conference win p…

ACC Baseball: How They Stack Up Now

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The ACC Baseball Tournament has kind of a strange format (it's changing for 2014) with two divisions of round-robin play followed by a championship game. The Atlantic and Coastal Division champions are the top seed in respective divisions, with the next six teams filling in regardless of division. A lot could change in the next two weeks, but just for fun let's go ahead and see how the tournament would look if the season ended today. Here's our premature evaluation: Division Champions #1-seed Carolina (19-3, .864) is on top of the Coastal Division and would have the top seed in the t…

Diamond Heels at N.C. State Preview

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Carolina is #1. N.C. State is #6 and streaking. The two teams are atop their respective divisions in the ACC and clash this weekend in Raleigh. The games are set for Friday at 6:30 (ESPN3), Saturday at 6:30 (ESPN3), and Sunday at 7 (ESPNU). It's possibly the biggest regular-season series in state history. The Wolfpack bring a 15-game win streak into the series, while the Tar Heels, despite dropping a 9-8 decision to UNCW on Tuesday, have won 40 of 43 games in 2013. It's been a back-and-forth affair between these two teams of late: in 2011 in Raleigh, the Wolfpack swept the Tar Heels. L…

Diamond Heels Sweep Maryland

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Carolina completed a three-game sweep of Maryland Sunday with an 8-4 win. Friday night, Kent Emanuel tossed a no-hitter through 5 1/3 before Jose Cuas belted his first home run of the season. Emanuel would finish with 8 innings of three-hit ball, giving up just two runs while striking out six and walking two. In the ninth, Maryland got two runs off of Pete Hendel and Trevor Kelley before Shane Taylor shut the door with a strikeout. Offensively, the Tar Heels were paced by Skye Bolt and Cody Stubbs, who had five of Carolina's ten hits and nine runs driven in between them. Saturday's …