Weekend Watch: September 7-9
Lots of Carolina teams are in action this weekend, and Week 1 of the NFL continues Sunday.
Football starts ACC play on the road at Wake Forest. The game will be played at 3 o'clock on Saturday. If you can't make it to BB&T Field, look for the game on your Regional Sports Network or ESPN3. In North Carolina, check Fox Sports South. Carolina beat the Demon Deacons 49-24 a year ago, though Wake Forest won the previous two meetings, in 2006 and 2007. Here's my GoHeels.com notebook from Thursday. Don't forget: for live game updates, follow @THMLive on Twitter. The game in Winston-Salem is the only intra-conference matchup this weekend in the ACC. Elsewhere in the conference: Maryland at Temple, Miami at Kansas State, NC State at Connecticut, Penn State at Virginia, Ball State at Clemson, Maine at Boston College, Austin Peay at Virginia Tech, Savannah State at Florida State, Presbyterian at Virginia Tech and Duke at Stanford.
The Men's Golf Tar Heels are in Rocky Face, Ga. for the Carpet Capital Collegiate. Field Hockey has two games in Delaware this weekend: Friday at 4 against the Blue Hens, and Sunday at noon against Villanova. Women's Soccer is just down the road for the Duke Nike Classic. They play Marquette Friday at 5 and San Diego Sunday at 11 a.m. Men's Soccer hosts Virginia Tech Saturday at 7 to begin ACC play (ESPN3). Volleyball has a pair of home matches this weekend: Friday at 7 vs. LSU, Saturday at 7:30 vs. Middle Tennessee State. Women's Golf is in Hanahan, SC Sunday through Tuesday for the Cougar Classic.
Field Hockey alumna Katelyn Falgowski and basketball alumnus Tyler Zeller have been awarded the Patterson Medal.
The folks at UNC New Media caught up with Ty Lawson when he was back in town.
SlamOnline has an in-depth interview with Danny Green.
Jim Litke writes of the campaign to get former Tar Heel Adam Greenberg another MLB at-bat. You may recall Greenberg was hit in the head in his only appearance. This story mentions another player who played in just one Major League game, Archibald "Moonlight" Graham, who was featured in Field of Dreams. Graham, too, was a Tar Heel. He appeared in the field for the New York Giants in 1905.
Former Daily Tar Heel scribe Aaron Taube interned on the Mets beat last summer. Here, he writes about what happened to his fandom when he covered his favorite team.
Here's a terrible idea: A Christmas Story 2: The Official Sequel.
For one week only, Raiders of the Lost Ark* is in IMAX. I have to go now.
* I know it was re-titled Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark a few years ago, but come on. We all know the name of the movie.