By Andrew Darvin
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    A New Blue Dawn

    November 27, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    Senior Day against Maryland was a pretty typical game for the 2012 Tar Heels. The Terrapins, perhaps motivated by the decision to leave the ACC in favor of the Big Ten, served as a mediocre but spirited opponent. Carolina fans had obvious reasons to be frustrated, as the Tar Heels repeatedly allowed big plays on […]

  • Don't Blink

    November 21, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    As a member on the board of directors for Carolina Fever here at UNC, I have the privilege of working with some really great people in bringing the student body together through Carolina athletics. And while I love witnessing a Tar Heel victory on our home turf, I can tell you from experience that nothing […]

  • To This Place As To No Other

    November 13, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    “What is it that binds us to this place as to no other?” At every home game, Charles Kuralt’s iconic quote is played from the speakers as the band walks out onto the field at Kenan Satdium, but on no other day is it as moving as on Homecoming. Returning alumni wear their emotions proudly […]

  • Redemption Song

    October 30, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    In dedicating yourself to a team as a fan, you enter into a marriage. You’re in it for better and for worse. Within the past two weeks, the Tar Heel faithful have experienced either side of this coin. From a fan’s standpoint, last Saturday in Wallace Wade Stadium represented the lowest of lows, as those […]

  • Something's Missing

    October 23, 2012 at 8:50 am

    When I told my roommate Jon that I was writing this week’s “View From The Tar Pit” article, he replied, “Well, at least you’ll have a lot to talk about.” No kidding. We briefly discussed the game, and, as he walked out the door to go to a meeting, he left me with this observation: […]

  • No Reservations

    October 17, 2012 at 8:47 am

    “You earn the respect that we want. The only way to get it is to take it.” This is what Head Coach Larry Fedora told his team in the locker room immediately following Saturday’s victory at Miami. As of late, the Heels have done just that. Heading into Saturday’s matchup fresh off of an impressive […]

  • Hokie Smoked!

    October 9, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    There’s a lot to make fun of about Virginia Tech. The Hokies have never won a National Championship in a varsity sport. They selected a hideous color scheme that was only chosen because no other team had it (or would ever want it, quite frankly). Cows outnumber people on their campus, and the number of […]

  • Will the Real Carolina Please Stand Up?

    October 2, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    So I’m guessing you’ve all heard the one about the windshield and the bug? Throw a good bit of rain into that analogy and you have a pretty accurate depiction of the encounter between the Tar Heels and the Vandals this past Saturday in Kenan Stadium. With the no-huddle offense clicking on all cylinders, Carolina […]

  • E-C-Who?

    September 25, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    To most Carolina fans, ECU is like a much younger brother. It’s sort of cute and amusing the way he thinks that he can compete with you and all your friends when you play pick-up games, much like how ECU thinks that they have a football rivalry with UNC (Seriously, check their Wikipedia page) and […]

  • Let's Commit

    September 19, 2012 at 7:46 am

    Above each locker in the UNC football locker room, there is a nameplate. Beside each nameplate there is a sign that reads either “resistant,” “existent,” “compliant,” “committed,” or “compelled.” These labels were derived for each player based on coaches’ evaluations of their level of effort shown in pre-season workouts and practices. The titles are pretty […]