Weekend Watch: January 25-27
Wow. It's already the last weekend of January. Time flies. Eleven months 'til Christmas!
Men's basketball looks to keep a good thing going with a trip to Raleigh to take on N.C. State Saturday at 7. That game is on ESPN, and the College Gameday crew will be at PNC Arena all day.
Women's basketball tries to bounce back from a loss at Maryland with a game at Miami, Sunday at 2 on ESPN2.
Track and Field is in Blacksburg for the Hokie Invitational Friday and Saturday.
Men's Tennis plays in Champaign at the ITA Kickoff. They'll face Tulsa Friday and Tennessee or Illinois on Saturday.
Women's Tennis hosts Auburn at the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center Saturday at 1.
Wrestling is at Navy Friday night, then at Maryland on Saturday.
Fencing takes part in the Philadelphia Invitational on Saturday. The men travel to New York for NYU Dual Meets Sunday.
Swimming hosts Duke Saturday at noon.
Men's Lacrosse hosts Denver (who ousted the Tar Heels in the 2012 NCAA Tournament) for a scrimmage Saturday at 11 at Navy Fields.
Carolina Baseball begins the 2013 season on February 15. They're ranked atop Baseball America's preseason poll. Former DTHer Aaron Fitt has a great piece on the baseball rivalry between the Tar Heels and Wolfpack.
Also on THM.com this week: Adam takes on Chad Ford's assertion that Carolina players don't get any better under Roy Williams before heading to the NBA.
I wrote about Tar Heel touchstones, when real life and Carolina athletics coincide.
Adam says Saturday's game is a perfect opportunity . . . for the Wolfpack.
Rob McLamb of N.C. State's Technician writes a great column, A Prayer for Dean Smith.
CBSSports.com's Dennis Dodd asks if college football has peaked.
Dan Wetzel says the NCAA's acknowledged mishandling of the Miami case presents an opportunity for reform.
This is both beautiful and sad: a crossword creator announces he is dying of cancer - in a puzzle.
The word is J.J. Abrams is directing the new Star Wars. Not sure how I feel about this. Love his Star Trek, but those two universes have two different sensibilities. Do we want the same guy in charge of both franchises?