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Tar Heels Stalking College Baseball’s Elite with Latest CWS Appearance

Published by on June 9, 2009

I spent this past weekend strolling the tree-lined pathways on the campus of the University of North Carolina, indulging in some of Chapel Hill’s numerous eating hot spots and, of course, watching baseball.

Make no mistake, UNC is a basketball school. From Michael Jordan to Sam Perkins, Rick Fox to Vince Carter, many notable ballers have worn the Carolina blue that continues to unequivocally engulf the entire region.

Peruse Franklin Street in June, when school is out and we are about as far as we can get from college basketball season, and you would be beleaguered to find one shop not adorned with basketball shirts and jerseys.

Carolina basketball is and always will be the alpha dog in Chapel Hill.

But there’s another program rising to the elite level, and that is Carolina baseball. The Tar Heels don’t spring to mind when you think of the college baseball giants—Texas, Southern California, and Louisiana State—but they are carving out their own path into the annals of college baseball history, at a time when not many outside of Chapel...

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