Two for two – roster smoke clearing in Chapel Hill

Roster smoke starting to clear in Chapel Hill.

North Carolina’s basketball appears to be in a good hands! Playing for the national championship can change a team’s outlook in a positive way. So can the current transfer rules which allow players to transfer one time without having to sit out a year. Even after a successful season, most D-1 teams can expect player movement. UNC is not exempt. I expected at least three and possibly four Tar Heel players to transfer. Dawson Garcia has already announced his intention to transfer after one season in Chapel Hill. The record will show that the team played better after Garcia’s concussion then return home to attend to family concerns. Don’t count that as a negative for Garcia. Things just did not work out as expected. The shortened line up was challenging but gave Brady Manek the opportunity to display his full capabilities.

Anthony Harris is also on the move after overcoming multiple injuries. Harris was playing more consistently and offering valuable time as a backup before his season ended after the fall academic period. No clarification was given as to why Harris was “unavailable” after Christmas. If Harris can remain injury-free, he may be a valuable contributor at his next stop. Check back for updates on who moves on and who returns to help UNC make the run to San Antonio in 2023.


One up forever – UNC over Duke in Final Four classic

North Carolina topped Duke 81-77 to close out the career of Duke coach Mike Krzyzewsky at the Final Four in New Orleans on Saturday.

Theo John. Up and rim over Caleb Love.
Paolo Banchero jams again.
Public service announcement for game day nutrition.
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Caleb Love shoots over AJ Griffin.

On to the rest of the action


Final Four – Villanova-Kansas

Kansas leads throughout in 81-65 win over Villanova. Next up is North Carolina.

David McCormack was dominant on the inside for Kanas against Villanova

Game shots


Final Four: Sunday

The Final Four can be exhausting. Sunday between the semi’s and final is a great time to see surrounding areas, and maybe dream. Heading west on interstate 10 from New Orleans for about one hour brings you to exit 157B in Baton Rouge which runs into South Acadian Thruway on to Stanford Ave where a slight right turn puts you on a winding 20 mph stretch of West Lakeshore Dr, before coming to West Stadium Rd and the home of Louisiana State University football.

LSU Tiger roams outside stadium.

Remembering Rome

The grand Tiger Stadium is a massive structure and centerpiece of the LSU athletic program. Though usually filled on Saturday’s during the fall football season, I was unable to find anyone to get inside, and all of the ramps were closed with “warnings” posted. No jumping the fence on this day, but it’s okay to dream about being in this stadium on gameday.


Kinfolk at Final Four tailgate

Some of the fun at the Final Four happens before the games! Take a little time to explore the city and enjoy the fun.

Let’s go!