Weekend Watch: September 21-23
Carolina Football returns to Chapel Hill to face East Carolina after trips to Wake Forest and Louisville. The Tar Heels will look to get back on track after a couple of heartbreaking losses. Larry Fedora's team will look to get off to a better start. As Lauren writes, their first halves in two games against FBS teams have not been pretty. The Kenan Stadium Amphitheatre and Park opens this weekend with a concert from former Tar Heel linebacker (and THM cover boy) Chase Rice. This week on TarHeelMonthly.com, I wrote about my experiences writing the postgame column.
Men's Soccer hosts Virginia in an ACC clash at 7 pm Friday. If you can't make it to Fetzer Field, that game will be televised on Fox Soccer Channel. Also at 7 in Chapel Hill, Volleyball hosts Wake Forest in Carmichael Auditorium. On Sunday, the hit the floor for a battle with Duke in Chapel Hill at 6 pm. Field Hockey travels to Durham to take on Duke at 6 Friday and hosts Stanford at 1 on Sunday. Both tennis teams are in tournament action this weekend. Men's Tennis is in Charlottesville for the UVA 4+1 Ranked Invitational, while Women's Tennis is in Greenville, SC for the Furman Fall Classic. Women's Golf is playing in the Mason Rudolph Championship in Franklin, Tenn. Women's Soccer takes the weekend off after a big win Thursday over Virginia Tech.
As you probably heard, Roy Williams underwent surgery this week to remove a tumor from his right kidney. Coach Williams was released from the hospital on Thursday and is expected to be ready when the Tar Heels begin practice in October. Adam has the story covered from two angles: the Carolina Family wrapping their arms around Williams, and the Fast Break Against Cancer Breakfast that is now in its eighth season. Fans can leave their well wishes on Carolina Athletics' Facebook Page. Adam also checked in with the current players for a Three Things on THM.com.
Elsewhere around the Web:
Esquire's Chris Jones has a fascinating profile of magician Teller (of Penn and Teller) and his fight to stop trick theft.
Did you see the plans for Rio's Olympic Park for 2016? Looks good on paper.
These pictures of a Belarusian cab driver and his pet squirrel are adorable.
Check out this water tower in Belgium that has been converted into a single-family home.
Finally, this is the last time I'll mention Ben Folds Five for a while. Their new album 'The Sound of the Life of the Mind' was released Tuesday. Here's the video for their song 'Do It Anyway,' featuring The Fraggles, Rob Corddry, Anna Kendrick and Chris Hardwick.