Weekend Watch: November 23-25

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Put down the leftovers, it's time for the Weekend Watch. Women's basketball has two home games, the football team sends off its seniors (and Maryland) and both soccer teams continue tournament play. With some crafty planning (you'd have to leave now for Utah), you could attend all five Tar Heel athletics events this weekend. If you can't make it to Provo, there are four great home events all within a quarter-mile.

Friday:

Women's soccer is in Provo, Utah for an NCAA Tournament date with BYU. That game is at 8 eastern and can be followed here. The team celebrated Thanksgiving at Utah native Keaila Ohai's home.

Saturday:

Women's basketball hosts La Salle at Carmichael Arena at noon. After winning the Preseason NIT, the Tar Heels check in at number 25 in the AP poll.

Football celebrates Senior Day with a 3 p.m. kickoff with Maryland. Here's my column on the 17 seniors that will play their final game on Saturday. The game is available on your Regional Sports Network locally. After the game, fans can take the field. Don't miss John Shoop's Thanksgiving column on the student-athletes that he worked with in Chapel Hill.

Sunday:

Women's basketball hosts UNC Asheville at 2 p.m.

After that game, walk on over to Fetzer Field to see men's soccer take on Fairleigh Dickinson in the NCAA Tournament. The Tar Heels advanced on PKs to beat UMBC last weekend. A trip to the quarterfinals is on the line.

Diversions

Taking in a movie this weekend? I'm hearing good things about Silver Linings Playbook and Life of Pi, which is supposed to be visually stunning.

If you'd prefer to say in, FirstShowing.Net has some Netflix Instant Watch recommendations for the weekend. The King's Speech begins streaming Sunday.

Whether you're a soccer fan or not, you've got to see this terrific goal from Philippe Mexes.

Here's a link from last week: Steve Kerr was a guest on Bill Simmons' podcast, and he tells a great story from his days playing with MJ.

Have a great weekend, everyone.

 

 

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