Weekend Watch: August 24-26
It's here! With classes underway, the home athletic schedule begins this weekend. With it, we debut a new series here at Tar Heel Monthly, #project28. There are 28 varsity sports at Carolina, and this new venture aims to take you to each and every one. We'll designate one game per sport as our #project28 game, and we'll take you inside and out that event. Our coverage will tell you exactly what it's like to attend that game and what you can expect if you've never been. We'll have reports on the venue, the fans, the players and the coaches, and we hope you'll chime in, too. Our first #project28 game of 2012-13 is...
The 19th-ranked Tar Heels (0-1) host #20 Florida in the home opener at Fetzer Field. The game is set for 7 p.m. tonight (Friday) and is also available on ESPN3. Carolina is back in action Sunday at 3 against the University of Montreal. Check TarHeelMonthly.com Monday for a full #project28 report.
The defending national champions are in action Saturday evening at home against Gardner-Webb at 7. That game too is available on ESPN3. The Tar Heels will pay tribute to the late Kirk Urso at Saturday's game. Carolina was picked to finish second in the ACC.
Carolina begins the 2012 campaign with a trip to Lexington, Ky. for matches with Kentucky, Long Beach State and Lipscomb.
The no. 2 Tar Heels begin play this weekend with matches against Michigan and Iowa in Winston-Salem on Saturday and Sunday.
For all Tar Heel sports action, be sure to check out our new calendar page right here on TarHeelMonthly.com.
We're just a week away now from game weekend. I spoke to Eric Ebron and Jack Tabb about the tight end position for GoHeels.com.
Looking ahead, the first Larry Fedora Live radio show is Tuesday at 7 at Top of the Hill.
Tar Heels in the Pros
Dustin Ackley has struggled at the plate this season, but he's making an impact with his glove for the Mariners.
Matt Harvey's 43 strikeouts through six games are the most in New York Mets history.
In Other News
Could the Sacramento Kings be headed to Virginia Beach? It would be neat to have a professional basketball team so close to the Triangle (wink, wink, Charlotte).
Opening this weekend is the bike messenger movie Premium Rush.
Sleepwalk with Me, based on a one-man show by Mike Birbiglia, is in limited release and should be in North Carolina theaters on September 7.