By Alex Collette Alex is a fourth generation Tar Heel from Kernersville, NC. A senior majoring in Economics, he spends his time serving as the Gameday Affairs Chair for Carolina Fever and working on the video crew for UNC football.
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    Old and New: Branding the Blue

    December 6, 2013 at 9:59 am

    With the regular season finale in the books, Tar Heel fans have a few weeks off in which to look back and reflect on the season that was. While it was far from an ideal finish for a team hoping to build off of the momentum of last season’s unofficial Coastal Division Championship, it was […]

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    Making A Name

    November 21, 2013 at 11:13 am

    “I promise you, these guys don’t know anything about us. They don’t know anything about North Carolina.” These were the words with which Larry Fedora addressed his team Saturday before they took the field against new in-conference foe Pittsburgh. By the game’s end, everyone at Heinz Field had become a little better acquainted with the […]

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    View From The Tar Pit: Nothing But Blue Skies

    November 14, 2013 at 6:00 am

    On a gorgeous Homecoming weekend, the Heels continued their improved play as of late with a landslide victory over the Cavaliers of Virginia. Succinctly slamming the door shut on what for years was considered the “Virginia Curse,” Carolina has now played the role of the victor in the past four renditions of the “South’s oldest […]

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    View From The Tar Pit: The Feeling’s Mutual

    November 7, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    With a win Saturday in Raleigh, the Heels improved to 3-5 on the year and continued building steam for what could potentially become a 6-game win streak to end the regular season. What’s better, the boys in blue laid claim to their state for another 364 days (give or take a week, depending on scheduling). […]

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    UNC-NCSU: Rekindling an Old Flame

    October 31, 2013 at 10:36 am

    It’s that special time of year again, when caravans of carpooling pep band members invade rival campuses and “free expression” tunnels get freshly coated in sky blue. Yes, it’s rivalry week in the Triangle, as the Wolfpack play host to the Tar Heels this Saturday at Carter-Finley. Despite holding just one ACC win between them, […]

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    View From The Tar Pit: Black Jerseys, Silver Linings

    October 24, 2013 at 10:13 am

    So here we are, one week later and the black on the Kenan Stadium grass is just beginning to fade. But what are we to make of Zero Dark Thursday? Though ZDT didn’t feature the fairy tale ending that the Heels wished for (and quite frankly, deserved), the night was anything but a failure. In […]

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    View From The Tar Pit: Embracing the Darkness

    October 17, 2013 at 9:49 am

    With the end of midterms and the beginning of Fall Break having finally arrived, the excitement for Zero Dark Thursday has reached a peak here in Chapel Hill. Despite a lackluster start to the season, there is a palpable sense of anticipation that has been mounting for ZDT ever since fans caught their first glimpse […]

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    A Student’s Guide to Away Games

    October 10, 2013 at 9:34 am

    As a director for Carolina Fever (Carolina’s student fan organization) and a member of the football video crew here at UNC, I’m lucky to have had plenty of gridiron gameday experiences. While I love a fall afternoon spent in beautiful Kenan Stadium, there’s a certain excitement that only comes with leaving our familiar place betwixt […]

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    Worst Things First

    October 3, 2013 at 11:36 am

    So I’ll jump right in. Saturday was bad. Saturday was really bad. In their first sold out home game of the season, the Tar Heels took the field unprepared and unmotivated against an in-state opponent hungry for victory. And as if losing in your own dojo to a school down the road more facetiously known […]

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    September 26, 2013 at 6:00 am

    When I was younger, my mom used to call me a cynic. I’m not a cynic; I’m just a Carolina football fan. There are times when I dream of a perfect season. And I don’t mean a “let’s win every game and hoist that crystal football” season, just one with maybe 10 wins and a […]