Scouting the sports world on a Friday:
1)We’re No.47?! That’s the first pick that the Panthers currently own in the 2010 NFL draft – midway through the second round. Read this blog from Charles Chandler on how that was determined.
2) J.C. Smith’s 28-point loss: Ouch. I saw the Golden Bulls beat Chowan pretty badly at Brayboy gym only a week ago, but Chowan creamed J.C. Smith when it really mattered – Thursday night in the men’s draw of the CIAA tournament. This J.C. Smith team really didn’t have the chemistry of the previous two and seemed like an over-confident bunch that underachieved.
3)UNC glory days: If you’re a Tar Heel fan upset about this awful season, you can watch WBTV (Channel 3) tonight at 9 p.m. for a one-hour special called “Jerseys in the Rafters 2.” It includes a lot of highlights and interviews from Tar Heel greats whose jerseys now hang in the rafters at the Smith Center, including Tyler Hansbrough, Phil Ford, Walter Davis and Vince Carter. Go to www.jerseysintherafters.com if you want more information on how to order the complete, uncut DVD.
4) And if you're either a Duke or UNC fan, check out the new video component (courtesy of Raycom Sports) on our head-to-head Duke-UNC rivalry site. It's really cool.
5) How would you like to be in business with Tiger Woods right now? Ron Green Jr. had an interesting story today about some Carolina high-roller development types who still don’t mind doing so. You can read it here.
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