Weekend Watch: May 24-26
It's Memorial Day Weekend, but before you bust out the grill or head to the pool, make sure you're all caught up on what's happening in Tar Heel athletics.
Women's Lacrosse is in the Final Four in Philadelphia. They'll face off with Northwestern Friday at 5 p.m. The winner will play the Syracuse/Maryland winner Sunday at 8 for a national championship. Watch on ESPN3.
NCAA.com has a nice story on Kara Cannizzaro, whose brother Sean is a sophomore on the University of Denver men's lacrosse team.
Carolina's Paige Hanson was the recipient of the Elite 89 award, given to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative GPA among the teams at the Final Four.
Tar Heel Zoe Skinner won the Yeardley Reynolds Love Unsung Hero Award for her volunteer work both in Chapel Hill and in Vietnam.
After run-ruling Miami 10-0 in eight innings Thursday, Baseball continues ACC Tournament play Friday and Saturday at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. The Tar Heels play Clemson Friday at 7 (tickets) and N.C. State Saturday at 7. Good seats for the Clemson game are still available. As I type this, lawn seating is still available for Saturday evening. Sunday's championship game is at 1 p.m. If you can't make it out this weekend, watch on Fox Sports South locally or ESPN3.
Carolina is 1-0 in Division A after knocking off Miami. If N.C. State beats the Hurricanes today at 11, Saturday night's game will determine who advances to Sunday, regardless of what happens between the Tigers and Tar Heels tonight. That's because a two-team tiebreaker goes to the head-to-head winner. If the Wolfpack lose today, they would need Clemson to beat Miami Saturday (N.C. State beat Clemson on Wednesday). A three-way tiebreak would go to the Tar Heels, who have the best record percentage-wise in conference play.
Over in Division B, Virginia Tech is 2-0 but still needs to beat Georgia Tech today at 3 to punch its ticket to the championship. Virginia is pulling for the Yellow Jackets, because if Georgia Tech wins and the the Cavaliers get past Florida State Saturday, they'd advance to Sunday based on the tiebreak rules.
Tar Heels in the Pros
Speaking of Harvey, did you see the reference to him on this week's Law & Order: SVU?
Former Harvey rotation mate Adam Warren continues to make a good impression in that other New York stadium.