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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.

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)

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.

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.

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.

Andrew Miller finds his niche: Dominant reliever

Over the past three years, Andrew Miller has reinvented himself as a reliever, so much so that he's become the most dominant member of the Baltimore Orioles' stellar bullpen. Initially, the Red Sox used him against primarily left-handed hitters. But he proved capable of getting out righties, too, and was trusted to hold the slimmest leads in the seventh and eighth innings.

UNC Announces 2015 Baseball Schedule

Highlighted by ACC matchups with Duke, Miami, NC State, Boston College and Virginia as well as a visit from 2013 NCAA champion UCLA, North Carolina will host 38 games at Boshamer Stadium in 2015, head coach Mike Fox announced Monday. The Tar Heels, who will look to earn a 14th consecutive NCAA tournament bid this spring, open the season with a 15-game homestand beginning Feb. 13.

UNC baseball improvises at Fall World Series due to injuries

Pitchers in the outfield and coaches in the infield. What sounds like a community league softball game is rather the state of the injury-ravaged North Carolina baseball team. As the Blue and Navy squads resumed battle this weekend in the Fall World Series at Boshamer Stadium (with the Blue team claiming 6-2 and 7-3 victories) the two sides were fighting just to field a team.

Andrew Miller finds true talent as reliever

It was the eighth inning last Sunday in Detroit, and Andrew Miller was lighting the radar gun -- 97, 96, 87 (a token slider), 95, 96, 96. With two outs in a tight game, he got the great Miguel Cabrera to ground weakly to second base, then walked off the mound, strong and powerful as ever, somehow looking even taller than usual.

Andrew Miller key to Orioles’ ALCS plans

Now it can be told. Andrew Miller tried to convince the Red Sox to let him pitch in the World Series last season. The lefthanded reliever had surgery on his left foot in July to repair a torn ligament and was ruled out for the season. But as the Sox advanced deeper into the playoffs, Miller started playing catch.

Colin Moran hitting stride at Astros instructional league

Now that Colin Moran is in the organization, the Astros player development staff has been able to work with its latest pupil, beginning with the final month of the regular season and now instructional league. Director of player development Quinton McCracken said Moran has lived up to the scouting reports. "He's an extraordinary hitter," McCracken said. "He has a beautiful left-handed stroke."

Kyle Seager’s Gold Glove resume gets boost from The Fielding Bible

The latest praise for Kyle Seager's improving defense at third base comes from the stat wizards at The Fielding Bible, who have devised a metric to measure the accuracy of an infielder’s throwing arm. Seager led all American League third basemen with a 96.6-percent “good throw” rate for his 267 throws to first base.

Left-hander Andrew Miller fits well in back of the Orioles' dominating bullpen

As left-handed reliever Andrew Miller spoke to the media in the clubhouse hallway Sunday night after the Orioles' American League Division Series clincher in Detroit, he was interrupted by a bellow. "You did it, Andrew," said the excited voice. "You did it."

Orioles’ Andrew Miller turns the tables on former team

One wonders how occupants of the Tigers’ executive box felt when they saw Andrew Miller jog in from the bullpen Sunday to help extinguish their season. This same front office made Miller the Tigers’ first-round pick in June 2006. Within a few months, the lanky, hard-throwing left-hander from the University of North Carolina had ascended to the majors.

Andrew Miller gives Orioles an edge

The 6-foot-7-inch lefthander, who was traded from the Red Sox to Baltimore on July 31 for pitching prospect Eduardo Rodriguez, will garner much interest as a free agent this offseason. And he showed exactly why the Red Sox are among many teams who want Miller in their bullpen in 2015.

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