I believe they've been playing on bent grass (the type commonly use on golf greens), but should be switching to Bermuda for the summer months due to it's heat and drought tolerance as well as durability. They should look into the new strains of Bermuda which stay green down to twenty degrees which would prevent this problem of switching turf mid season in the future. However, you do have to credit Town of Cary with their maintenance of the fields as we have probably the top training facility in the country!
To add to David's comment about 20 starters, I believe this is the very reason that the Railhawks will not have the dismal July that they have had in the past two years. In his infinite wisdom, Coach Scottie S. played the same core players in nearly every game unless forced by card accumulation, injury, or suspension to change. I further believe that this is why McClellan was such crap at times last season. He only got one game off in all competitions (the exhibition against Monterrey) and looked lethargic and distracted at times. Another issue could have been lack of motivation. If players are not competing for jobs, they can sometimes become complacent. With the possible exceptions of Mark Schulte or Johnny Gilkerson, is there any player on the current squad who has his spot set in stone? I'll say it now and you can quote me, "The Railhawks will win at least one game in July in USL play and will accumulate at least 5 points."
I'm also not sure why anyone south of UConn would attempt single-coverage on Hansbrough. Hell, even UConn may not be advised to play him that way.
My guess is Lowe saw how much success Miami had playing zone and gave it a shot, but that defensive stretch also coincided with a few NCSU turnovers that led to easy fastbreak baskets.
I think tomorrow's game against Maryland will be a difficult one. The Terps tend to execute well against the Heels -- and Carolina never has defended the flex well -- and they'll be at home.
There is going to be an incredible amount of pressure for Gary Williams to resign at the conclusion of the season.
Maryland has been a strong program for 20 years under his leadership, and it's embarrassing for them to lose in that fashion.
Meanwhile, Duke is starting to genuinely look like the nation's best team. They still have vulnerabilities, but you can't argue with their ability to defend.
I'd be really excited to watch Unforgivable Blackness, a documentary about legendary boxing champion Jack Johnson.
It was helmed by Ken Burns for PBS and based on Geoff Ward's excellent book of the same name. Run time is about four hours.
You forgot the Avett Brothers and Old Ceremomy everytime they played!
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