basketball: state and duke @ unc

Two tough, sad, frustrating games against rivals to end a tough, sad, frustrating season. Against State, the ladies were just exhausted; against Duke, well, you can’t do much against 7 for 8 shooting from behind the three point line in the first half. They lost today, in overtime, to Pitt in the ACC tournament, and…

basketball: louisville @ unc

It wasn’t this game — once again the short-handed Heels had their legs give out in the back half of the third quarter — but they did snap their rotten ACC losing streak on Sunday at BC. We have VT on Thursday and hopefully we’ll start a winning streak this time around.

basketball: miami @ unc

The very young, very short-benched Lady Heels are hitting a wall — with a short bench shortened further by the loss of Xylina McDaniel to an ACL tear for the rest of the season — and they’ve struggled continually since beating Syracuse a few weeks ago. We took my folks to see them play Miami,…

basketball: clemson and syracuse

Carolina started off the ACC season with two wins (before getting absolutely outgunned by a deep, talented Notre Dame team on the road yesterday). Trav wrote about Clemson here and Syracuse here. My full photo sets are available in this collection.

basketball: app state @ unc

Last December, Trav came up to see me a couple weeks before Christmas, our last visit before he and his guitars moved here, and on a whim, I bought tickets to the App State / UNC women’s basketball game, just so we had something to do. We, of course, had so much fun we bought…

basketball: northwestern @ unc

The final was NU 85, Heels 72, but make no mistake: it was not that close. This game was an absolute ass-whooping from the start at the hands of a bigger, more experienced Northwestern team, but I have to say — the last ten minutes, when the Heels finally pulled together and fought back to as…

naismith hall of fame challenge 2015

The Heels hosted the first round of the Naismith Hall of Fame Challenge at Carmichael this weekend, welcoming Fairleigh Dickinson, Iona, and Yale for a round robin tournament. UNC won all three of their games, though all three were also pretty tough fights. It’s good to see some more of the team, including the much…

basketball: florida a&m @ unc

Heels put a whooping on Florida A&M last night, one of those whoopings so bad that it kind of even stops being interesting. Destinee Walker (32) and Stephanie Watts (27) combined to outscore the Rattlers just by themselves. But yes: a win is more fun than a loss.

basketball: unc vs gardner-webb & oregon

Trav and I went all-in on the UNC women’s basketball team this year, buying a full-season package of tickets and upgrading ourselves to the best seats we could afford — and they’re good ones indeed. The team had some upheaval in the off-season — a handful of transfers out — that leaves them reasonably young…

eats: the big bowl of cheese

Our State Magazine — which you may know from my attempt to eat my way across North Carolina — published a great piece this week, by Adam Lucas, about a restaurant in Pittsboro that has re-created a dish that is probably only sentimentally edible to a certain population who frequented Chapel Hill sometime before 2007….