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Band of Three Seeks to Lead UNC to Soccer Title

Most women’s college soccer teams deploy a back line of four defenders, sometimes even five.  Not UNC.  There may be safety in numbers but, as far as Carolina is concerned, there are no national championships.  So as the Tar...

Let's Fill Up Fetzer

250 out of 5,000: That is how many Fetzer Field seats were filled the last time Florida State played UNC in women’s soccer in Chapel Hill.  The lack of fan support was a disappointment and may have contributed to the...

Ban the Chancellor's Box at Kenan Stadium

Let’s hope that everyone involved with the search and selection of UNC Chapel Hill’s next chancellor insists that she (hint, hint) or he puts substantial and visible distance between the head university administrator’s office...

All Eyes on Charlotte as Dems Gather

With the Democratic National Convention kicking off, Charlotte’s week in the sun has come.  Of course, the illumination of the host city may be more artificial than natural as broadcasters from around the world come to town with...


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Big Game. Big, Big, Big Game.

UNC and Duke have played each other 36 times in women’s soccer.  The most important regular season match ever will be the one they play on Thursday night at Fetzer Field.  Here’s why….For decades, the outcome wasn’t...

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Last in Flight….at First

Want to help the Outer Banks recover financially post-Irene while recovering your own lost youth post-childhood?  Go hang glide on Jockey’s Ridge.   I tried hang gliding for the first time this summer. It was awesome. ...

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Back in the Kitchen

The second episode of KITCHEN POLITICS, an occasional public affairs video broadcast hosted by Hampton Dellinger, is ready for viewing (just click on the screen below). In this episode, Public Policy Polling director Tom Jensen...

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Seven Lessons from the Davis Firing

1. The internet and airwaves are filled with sports pundits and fans lambasting UNC for firing Butch Davis on the eve of the football season.   But once it became apparent what key Davis hire John Blake was doing while a Tar...

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