Weekend Watch: August 17-19
Welcome to the weekend! Classes start Tuesday, so things are picking up around here.
The 2012-13 athletic year begins tonight with women's soccer on the road at Portland with a 10 pm EDT kickoff. You can watch live here.
Men's soccer plays their final exhibition in Cary on Sunday, hosting Coastal Carolina at 3.
Michigan State AD Mark Hollis (the brains behind the Carrier Classic) is still at it: Carolina men's basketball will be a part of a 16-team mega event in 2017.
The Tar Heel football team took the night off Tuesday for Skit Night, a tradition Larry Fedora brought from Southern Miss. Don't miss Eric Ebron doing his best Fedora.
Tar Heels in the Pros
Matt Harvey got his second Major League win in Cincinnati last night, as the Mets bested the Reds, 8-4. Harvey went 7.2 innings and put up eight K's against one walk, allowing four hits and one run. He also drove in a couple of runs to help his cause.
Meanwhile, Alex White threw four innings for the Rockies in a win over Miami. White's next start is Monday in New York against R.A. Dickey*. Harvey is scheduled to face the Rockies on Wednesday.
*That reminds me - if you're looking for a good sports read, check out Dickey's Wherever I Wind Up, about his learning to throw the knuckleball and re-invent his career (and himself). Fascinating stuff.
Love to see stuff like this: Greg Holt and Colin Bates combined in relief to help the Hagerstown Suns win on Tuesday.
Quinton Coples impressed Rex Ryan in the Jets' first preseason game.
Zach Brown disputes the idea that he is "allergic to contact."
It's the first Friday of high school football season, so you may be at the stadium, but Paranorman looks kind of cool.
George Jones is at DPAC Saturday night. John Howie Jr. (formerly of Two Dollar Pistols) opens.
Meat Loaf(!) is there on Sunday.
Jason Mraz is at Time Warner Cable Pavilion in Raleigh on Sunday.
That's all for now!