The Aggies and the Heels: a short history
Curtis Hunter and Matt Doherty were teammates on UNC Head Basketball Coach Dean Smith’s 1982-83 and 1983-84 teams. In 2000 each took a head coaching position with teams within the UNC system: Hunter at North Carolina A&T and Doherty at UNC-Chapel Hill. As was the custom then, and still today, members of the “Carolina Family” often wind up playing each other.
Art’s Angle: Sky-High Anxiety
Michael Norwood was a walk-on senior playing his last home game in 1987, and boy was there some pressure on him! Starting with scholarship regulars Curtis Hunter, Dave Popson, Kenny Smith and Joe Wolf, Norwood knew he had better make the most of his three minutes of fame. By the way, the Tar Heels were playing Duke and were going for their second unbeaten conference season in four years.
Anthony Elzy Will Not Play in Bowl Game
Anthony Elzy will not play in the Music City Bowl, UNC confirmed on Monday. The senior running back will be absent from the season finale because of academic reasons, according to sources close to the situation. Without Elzy, the Tar Heels are down to two running backs -- senior Shaun Draughn (106 carries, 477 yards) and sophomore Hunter Furr (5 carries, 29 yards) -- and walk-on fullback Curtis Byrd for Thursday's game against Tennessee.