The February 2012 cover of Tar Heel Monthly features former UNC football player turned country music singer and songwriter, Chase Rice. Rice is on the verge of releasing a new album titled "Dirt Road Communion," due to hit iTunes in March.
Inside you’ll find the telling story of Rice's journey since leaving Chapel Hill, which have included a runner-up performance on TV's Survivor and many other lines that make a great country song. Also, Turner Walston catches up with the 2011 NCAA Men's Soccer Champions and the newly-named head football coach Larry Fedora. Amy Hoots tells how Tar Heels playing professional basketball overseas still get to connect with their former team in the states and Jones Angell takes a look back at his first season calling football.
And as always, our columnists bring their passion and experience with the Tar Heels to the magazine each month. This issue features perspective on his favorite things while behind the mic from long-time, legendary broadcaster Woody Durham and the return of football assistant Gunter Brewer, though this time under Coach Fedora, from Lee Pace. Take an inside look at how Mike Ingersoll really saw his former team succeed through a tough two years of scandal and Jawad Williams told a personal account of his transition through Carolina basketball.