Weekend Watch: December 7-9

By Turner Walston | 2 Comment(s) | Posted

Welcome to the weekend, folks. It's exam time in Chapel Hill, so students are hitting the books. There are only two events in Carolina athletics this weekend, so lets get right to it.

Men's basketball hosts East Tennessee State Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Smith Center. The 2-4 Bucs suffered a 25-point loss at James Madison on Wednesday.

Get to the Smith Center early, because JV men's basketball takes on the Pfeiffer University JV at 4:30. The JV Tar Heels are 2-1 and looking to bounce back from a loss to Greensboro Day.

Carolina basketball and Orange County Toys for Tots are attempting to collect 5,000 toys on Saturday. Bins will be outside the Smith Center entrances and at the Friday Center  park and ride lots.

There was a terrific NCAA championship celebration for women's soccer Thursday at Carmichael Arena. Check out a photo gallery here.

Over on his blog, Tar Heel backup quarterback Caleb Pressley has a season in review you'll want to read.

The New York Knicks went to Miami without Carmelo Anthony and Amare Stoudemire. No problem. Raymond Felton torched the defending champions for 27 points in a 20-point win. Sunday, New York hosts Ty Lawson and the Nuggets on NBA TV at 7:30 p.m.

Alex White was traded from Denver to Houston this week, and the Astros' GM says White can be a big piece of the rotation there.

Greensboro native John Isner hosts the Ebix Charity Challenge Saturday at Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center

Looks like Tennessee got their man: Butch Jones will be named the Volunteers' football coach on Friday.

Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis, the man behind the Carrier Classic, has a new idea: four simultaneous college basketball games next November at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas.


Yesterday brought the teaser trailer for J.J. Abrams' Star Trek Into Darkness, out May 2013. Benedict Cumberbatch plays the villain this time around. Cumberbatch is best as the title character in the excellent Sherlock.

Million Dollar Quartet continues through Sunday at DPAC.

That's all for today. Students, good luck on exams. Everyone else, enjoy the weekend.


  1. Katie Lewis's avatar
    Katie Lewis
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    We would like to see the UNC game tonight
  2. Katie Lewis's avatar
    Katie Lewis
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    Please how do we see UNC game tonight?

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