Weekend Watch: November 16-18

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You've got the weekend off from football after Carolina's win in Charlottesville on Thursday (in case you missed it, here's my GoHeels.com postgame column). Why not take in another Carolina event? There's a lot going on.

Before heading to Maui, men's basketball has an 11 p.m. tip with Long Beach State on ESPNU.

Women's basketball continues play in the Preseason NIT. They tip off with Iowa in Iowa City on Sunday at 4 on CBS Sports Network.

Swimming hosts the Nike Cup on Friday and Saturday.

Field Hockey is in the NCAA Final Four. They'll play Syracuse Friday at 2 p.m. Check this page to watch live. The only loss of the Tar Heels' season came at the hands of the Orange, a 1-0 overtime decision way back on September 1. Should the Tar Heels win, they'd meet the winner of Maryland and Princeton on Sunday at 1.

Women's soccer opens NCAA Tournament play Friday. They host Illinois at 6:30 p.m. at Fetzer Field. The winner of that game will face the winner of Baylor/Georgetown Sunday at 1.

Why not make it a doubleheader? The men's soccer team, seeded ninth overall in the NCAA Tournament, awaits the winner of UMBC and Old Dominion. That game kicks off at 5 Sunday.

Volleyball has a pair of home matches this weekend, with Virginia Tech visiting Carmichael Arena Friday at 7. Saturday is Senior Day, and the Tar Heels will battle with Virginia at 5. 

 Diversions

In case you missed it on our Twitter feed, you have to read this Incomplete List of Absolute Facts about Jerry Stackhouse, from TheBrooklynGame.com.

Here's another must-read: the story of two Duke WRs: Blair Holliday, who nearly died from a jet ski accident this summer, and his friend Jamison Crowder.

If you like football talk, look at this detailed breakdown of Chip Kelly's Oregon offense.

OK, this is kind of funny: Pete Wells, the New York Times' restaurant critic, really did not care for Guy Fieri's latest Manhattan offering.

I saw Skyfall this week. It is outstanding. Go see it. Now.

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