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UNC Finley Golf Course in Chapel Hill, North Carolina: An oasis of scenic Southern charm

North Carolina golfers might be forgiven for overlooking UNC Finley Golf Course. With dozens of worthy destinations in spitting distance and most North Carolina golf press going to its neighbor an hour down the road -- Pinehurst -- it might be easy to forget about Finley, tucked next to the campus of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Those golfers might be forgiven, but they would be mistaken. (WorldGolf.com)

Weekend Watch: October 12-14

Basketball's Late Night with Roy is back for the tenth year. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Dean E. Smith Center. If you can't make it, you can watch on ESPN3. Carolina Football travels to Miami for a 2:30 p.m. Saturday kickoff. Larry Fedora has embraced a policy of focusing on his own team's preparation rather than worrying too much over the opponent. (Tar Heel Monthly)

Davis Love III questions own Ryder Cup choices

Davis Love III was right about a lot of things as captain of the U.S. Ryder Cup team, from his course setup to his hunch that some of his more unheralded young players would thrive under pressure. But he was right about this, too, in the aftermath of a historic final-day collapse by the Americans at Medinah Country Club: "That's my job, is to get second-guessed," he said, after watching the U.S. lose for the seventh time in the last nine matches. (Detroit News)

Davis Love III bringing Michael Jordan along for the Ryder Cup ride once again

Back when they were at North Carolina, Davis Love III and Buzz Peterson would bring Peterson's roommate along whenever they'd go play golf. Thirty years later, Michael Jordan is along for the ride once again. (Associated Press)

UNC Flashes Back to When Davis Love III Was on Campus

The Ryder Cup kicks off today, and the American team is captained by Tar Heel alumnus and golfing legend Davis Love III. As a tribute, UNC paid for this advertisement to run in the Ryder Cup Program opposite Love's profile. (Tar Heel Blog)

Weekend Wrap: September 17

If you’re a Carolina football fan, you’ve seen a little bit of everything since Mack Brown left for Texas. But you should never say, “Now I’ve seen it all.” Because that’s about the time a game like Saturday happens. Louisville walloped the Tar Heels in the first half, which felt familiar. But then, improbably, Carolina mounted a furious second-half rally. (Tar Heel Monthly)

Answering some FAQs about ACC’s addition of Notre Dame

The Irish will remain an independent in football, but has a contractual commitment to play five regular-season games each season against ACC opponents. The games will be played on a rotating basis with the ACC getting three home games one year and two the next. John Swofford said that “in a perfect world,” each ACC team would get to play Notre Dame either home or away at least once every three years. (Wilmington Star News)

ACC Accepts Notre Dame as New Member

The Atlantic Coast Conference Council of Presidents has unanimously voted to accept the University of Notre Dame as a new member. The Irish will compete as full members in all conference sponsored sports with the exception of football which will play five games annually against league programs. (The ACC)

Michael Jordan to serve as adviser for U.S. Ryder Cup team

There's no question captain Davis Love III and his entire U.S. Ryder Cup team will be motivated to wrest the Cup away from the European squad. But just in case motivation becomes an issue, Love has someone on standby who's more than willing to ignite the squad with a fiery speech. That "someone" would be one Michael Jordan. (Yahoo! Sports)

Weekend Watch: September 7-9

Football starts ACC play on the road at Wake Forest. The game will be played at 3 o'clock on Saturday. If you can't make it to BB&T Field, look for the game on your Regional Sports Network or ESPN3. In North Carolina, check Fox Sports South. Carolina beat the Demon Deacons 49-24 a year ago, though Wake Forest won the previous two meetings, in 2006 and 2007. (Tar Heel Monthly)

Preseason Poll: Tar Heel Golfers Are #6 In Nation

The UNC women’s golf team is coming off a top-10 finish in last year’s NCAA Championships—and according to one poll, Carolina could finish even better this year. The Tar Heel women are ranked #6 in this year’s Golf World/National Golf Coaches Association preseason poll—one spot behind #5 Duke. Duke and Carolina are the only two ACC teams in the top 10—in fact they’re the only two top 10 teams not in the Pac-12 or the SEC. (Chapelboro.com)

History of the Atlantic Coast Conference

The withdrawal of seven schools from the Southern Conference came early on the morning of May 8, 1953, during the Southern Conference’s annual spring meeting. On June 14, 1953, the seven members met in Raleigh, N.C., where a set of bylaws was adopted and the name became officially the Atlantic Coast Conference. (Chatham Journal)

Vote: Best of North Carolina

ESPN SportsCenter is spending the summer searching for stories. For 50 days, beginning on July 17 with Massachusetts and wrapping up with Wisconsin on Sep. 4, SportsCenter will celebrate the sporting culture and heritage of each state. Stop in and cast your vote for your favorite North Carolina Tar Heel athletes, venues and events. (ESPN.com)

Golfer Allie White Selected All-America Scholar

University of North Carolina golfer Allie White was selected to the 2012 National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA) All-America Scholar team. This is White's third appearance on the team as she was also named a NGCA All-America Scholar in 2009 and 2011. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels Finish 4th in Directors Cup

The University of North Carolina's runner-up finish at the College Baseball World Series clinched fourth place for the Tar Heels in the 2006 NACDA Directors Cup, UNC's best finish since it placed fourth in 2001-02. It was Carolina's fifth consecutive Top 10 finish and 11th Top 10 showing in the competition's 13-year history. The NACDA Directors Cup measures a school's postseason success in men's and women's sports. Each school is ranked based upon its 10-highest men's and 10-highest women's finishes. (Tar Heel Blue)

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