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Carolina Rundown: November 11

Not saying NBA players have a lot of free time on their hands, but Kendall Marshall had time to perfect his seated halfcourt shot. Women's soccer received a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament and will host a match this weekend. Carolina remains at No. 8 nationally in the new volleyball poll. Women's basketball won an exhibition, 92-50. Dustin Ackley is hoping for a big 2015. (GoHeels.com)

Dustin Ackley hopes to piece it all together in 2015

So it is that Dustin Ackley looms as a key factor again, as the club ponders whether its 2009 first-round Draft pick can be one of the Mariners' best hitters -- as he's been in the second half of the past two seasons -- or if he's destined to deal with the inconsistency that has otherwise plagued him at the plate during his time in Seattle. (MLB.com)

Carolina Rundown: November 10

Tar Heels in the NFL: Bruce Carter had a pretty interception and seven tackles for the Cowboys in London. Da'Norris Searcy had four tackles. Quinton Coples had four tackles, including one for loss. Julius Peppers had four tackles and a sack. Sylvester Williams had a tackle. Kareem Martin had just one tackle, but he made it count, as his sack forced a fumble and led to an Arizona touchdown. (GoHeels.com)

Rob Wooten Named To MLB Team For Japan All-Star Series

Former North Carolina pitcher and current Milwaukee reliever Rob Wooten is one of 29 big leaguers traveling across the globe for the 2014 Japan All-Star Series. The series, which begins with an exhibition on Tuesday and continues through Nov. 20, pits current MLB players against Japan's national team, Samurai Japan. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Baseball Freshmen Ranked Nationally

Three national outlets have ranked the 2014-15 North Carolina baseball freshman class among the best in the country. Highlighted by a No. 6 ranking by Baseball America, the newcomers will debut on the field this spring. In addition to the BA rating, Perfect Game USA ranked the freshmen No. 9 nationally while Collegiate Baseball tabbed the group No. 11. (GoHeels.com)

Carolina Rundown: November 6

Bruce Carter is frustrated with his playing time in Dallas. The Bengals play tonight, but Gio is doubtful. Hakeem Nicks had his best game of the season against the Giants, and was pleased to get a win over his old team. Thirteen points and nine assists for Ty Lawson. Harrison Barnes had 10 points and seven rebounds. Danny Green also had 10 and seven. (GoHeels.com)

Carolina Rundown: November 5

It'll require at least a 2-1 finish to become bowl eligible, and this projection thinks UNC will do it and then head to St. Pete. Tyler Hansbrough had 12 points and seven rebounds off the bench for Toronto. Marvin Williams had nine points and five rebounds, and P.J. Hairston scored his first NBA basket. Eight points for Wayne Ellington, while Ed Davis grabbed nine rebounds. (GoHeels.com)

Kyle Seager Wins Gold Glove at Third Base

Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager has been selected as the winner of the 2014 Rawlings American League Gold Glove, announced tonight by the Rawlings Sporting Goods Company and Major League Baseball. Seager was one of three finalists for the American League Gold Glove at third base with Josh Donaldson (Oakland) and Adrian Beltre (TEX). (MLB.com)

Kyle Seager – On the Rise

Kyle Seager has quickly made a name for himself after only three full Major League seasons. Here is a look at Kyle’s career stats, be sure to pay attention to the steady rise of his home run and RBI totals over the last few seasons. In 2014, Seager was a first-time All-Star while leading the team in home runs (25), RBI (96) and extra-base hits (56). (MLB.com)

Tar Heels Wrap Fall World Series at DAP

The UNC baseball team wrapped up their fall practice period with the annual intrasquad Fall World Series on Sunday. Unlike in previous years, when the Series was played over seven games, Mike Fox and his staff opted to play three series of three games each on consecutive weekends. Sunday night, the team played the finale in Durham Athletic Park. (GoHeels.com)

Fueling Up The Tar Heels

Carolina football fans know the third floor of the Loudermilk Center for Excellence as the Concourse Club of The Blue Zone, home to premium seating on football Saturdays. But on weekday mornings, the third floor of Loudermilk is home to the Fueling Station, a new nutritional offering for Carolina student-athletes. (GoHeels.com)

Thoughts on the AFAM scandal from a former UNC Baseball player

I played baseball at UNC during the time of this academic scandal and took an AFAM course, albeit a normal one, where attendance and work were required. I was a low-rung player in a non-revenue sports program, but I hung in the same circles as a lot higher-profile UNC athletes. Never once did I hear about paper courses or this rampant academic fraud. (scroll down) (FOX Sports)

Carolina Rundown: October 23

Tyler Zeller had 11 points and nine rebounds. Wayne Ellington also scored 11. John Henson had five points and eight rebounds. Danny Green scored five. Ed David had four and four off the bench for the Lakers. Reggie Bullock and Tyler Hansbrough each had a bucket. Baseball America ranks UNC's freshman class sixth in the country and has some very kind words about the Diamond Heels. (GoHeels.com)

Is Reilly Hovis a future pro baseball draft pick? His college coach thinks so

Speaking at the Gaston County FCA fundraising banquet at Myers Memorial United Methodist Church on Tuesday night that began two hours before Class of 2007 UNC recruit Madison Bumgarner started Game 1 for San Francisco against Kansas City, UNC baseball coach Mike Fox talked about Reilly Hovis’ upcoming pro prospects. (Gaston Gazette)

Matt Harvey visits UNC, eases into post-injury training

Injured Mets ace and ladies man Matt Harvey is easing back into training while attending a pal’s wedding this weekend. We hear Harvey’s visiting his alma mater, the University of North Carolina, while in the Chapel Hill area for the nuptials and will do mild workouts with his former college coaches. (New York Post)

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