Weekend Watch: April 5-7

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Happy Friday! It's another busy weekend in Tar Heel sports, so let's get to it.

Carolina football's scrimmage trip to Greensboro has been canceled due to weather, so the Tar Heels will practice at Kenan Stadium at 5 p.m. Friday. The practice is open to the public.

The Carolina men's lacrosse team is hot - did you see R.G. Keenan's thrilling overtime winner last weekend? - and the Tar Heels are back in action Saturday at 3:30 at Virginia. Watch on ESPN3.

Track & Field has competitors at both the Pepsi Florida Relays and the Duke Invitational this weekend.

No. 1 Carolina women's tennis hosts two matches at Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center this weekend: Georgia Tech Friday at 2:30 p.m. and Clemson Saturday at 1 p.m. If you haven't been to a Carolina tennis match, I highly recommend it.

Men's tennis is out of town; they're at Georgia Tech Saturday at 4 and Clemson Sunday at 1.

Carolina gymnastics is in action at the Morganton, W.Va. regional in the NCAA Championships. The meet begins Saturday at 6 p.m.

Softball has a three-game series with Virginia this weekend. They'll play two Saturday (1 p.m. and 3 p.m.) and at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Men's golf is in Kannapolis for the Irish Creek Collegiate Invitational.

Women's lacrosse is at Maryland for a noon Saturday tilt.

Rowing is in Occoquan, Va. for the Occoquan Sprints Sunday.

No. 1 Carolina baseball hosts Maryland Friday at 7, Saturday at 6 (with fireworks afterward) and Sunday at 1. Last Saturday's crowd was terrific. Baseball America's Aaron Fitt projects the Tar Heels as the overall #1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.

Elsewhere:

NCAA President Mark Emmert gave his Final Four press conference not long after this USA Today story on his past was published.

Former Tar Heel Matt Harvey struck out 10 Padres in his 2013 debut. ESPN's Teddy Mitrosilis writes a great profile of his former Tar Heel teammate.

Mr. T was on the Inside Sports Illustrated podcast this week.

The world bid farewell to Roger Ebert yesterday. Here's a neat story from the New Yorker on his entering their cartoon caption contest.

Finally, 20 years ago today, Dean Smith and the North Carolina Tar Heels captured the 1993 NCAA championship. Adam and I talked to the members of that team for this oral history.

 

 

 

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