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  • bwineka 11:23 am on December 1, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Roy Williams rips jacket off against Wisconsin 

    Thanks to the N&O for capturing this.

     
  • bwineka 11:17 am on December 1, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Roy Williams Tie Tracker: Wisconsin 

    One thing all UNC fans have come to know, love and expect of Roy Williams is his fashionable selection of ties, most often courtesy of Chapel Hill outfitter Alexander Julian. The same man who put the argyle on the side of the basketball uniform is still turning heads with what he’s putting around Ol’ Roy’s neck. So, here at The Rafters we decided to pay homage to the best accessory in college hoops, if not the entire sporting world, and document every tie Roy Williams wears this season.

    Roy has favored this combo in the past and it has been serviceable. Always nice to see sans jacket too.

    Pinstriped suit, solid tie, striped shirt, pocket square. F’ing snazzy.

    Here are this year’s stats:

    Media Day – Pink tie with blue flowers and green dots, white shirt and pinstriped suit.

    Late Night with Roy – Carolina blue tie with red and white diagonal stripes, pink shirt and white pocket square.

    Exhibition, UNC-Pembroke, W 100-58 – Purple and teal square pattern tie with lavender shirt and patterned coat.

    Michigan State, W 67-55 – No tie, blue polo, khaki pullover and combat boots with UNC-Carrier Classic logo.

    UNC-Asheville, W 91-75 – Orange tie with yellow pattern, blue shirt and blue pocket square.

    Mississippi Valley State, W 101-75 – Yellow tie with orange, purple, blue and green pattern, white pocket square, grey pinstriped suit and Eve Carson lapel pin.

    Tennessee State, W 102-69 – Carolina blue tie with red and white diagonal stripes and white pocket square.

    South Carolina, W 87-62 – ?

    UNLV, L 80-90 – Grey tie with red squares and blue diagonal stripes, white shirt, blue crosshatched jacket and no pocket square.

    Wisconsin, W 60-57 - Very light Carolina blue tie with white pocket square, white and Carolina blue vertically striped shirt and pinstriped suit.

    (Photos via N&O, InsideCarolina)

     
  • bwineka 4:12 pm on November 28, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Roy Williams Tie Tracker: UNLV 

    One thing all UNC fans have come to know, love and expect of Roy Williams is his fashionable selection of ties, most often courtesy of Chapel Hill outfitter Alexander Julian. The same man who put the argyle on the side of the basketball uniform is still turning heads with what he’s putting around Ol’ Roy’s neck. So, here at The Rafters we decided to pay homage to the best accessory in college hoops, if not the entire sporting world, and document every tie Roy Williams wears this season.

    We’re trying to do everything we can to forget last game. Nice tie though.

    Let’s all move on.

    Here are this year’s stats:

    Media Day – Pink tie with blue flowers and green dots, white shirt and pinstriped suit.

    Late Night with Roy – Carolina blue tie with red and white diagonal stripes, pink shirt and white pocket square.

    Exhibition, UNC-Pembroke, W 100-58 – Purple and teal square pattern tie with lavender shirt and patterned coat.

    Michigan State, W 67-55 – No tie, blue polo, khaki pullover and combat boots with UNC-Carrier Classic logo.

    UNC-Asheville, W 91-75 – Orange tie with yellow pattern, blue shirt and blue pocket square.

    Mississippi Valley State, W 101-75 – Yellow tie with orange, purple, blue and green pattern, white pocket square, grey pinstriped suit and Eve Carson lapel pin.

    Tennessee State, W 102-69 – Carolina blue tie with red and white diagonal stripes and white pocket square.

    South Carolina, W 87-62 – ?

    UNLV, L 80-90 – Grey tie with red squares and blue diagonal stripes, white shirt, blue crosshatched jacket and no pocket square.

    (Photos via InsideCarolina)

     
    • MJ 10:14 pm on November 28, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Don’t like the tie. It should be burned.

  • bwineka 2:59 pm on November 23, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Roy Williams Tie Tracker: Tennessee State 

    One thing all UNC fans have come to know, love and expect of Roy Williams is his fashionable selection of ties, most often courtesy of Chapel Hill outfitter Alexander Julian. The same man who put the argyle on the side of the basketball uniform is still turning heads with what he’s putting around Ol’ Roy’s neck. So, here at The Rafters we decided to pay homage to the best accessory in college hoops, if not the entire sporting world, and document every tie Roy Williams wears this season.

     

     

     

    Second time we’ve seen this guy this year. It’s also more toned down than what we’ve been treated to during games.

     

    Roy looks sharp though. So does Leslie back there just chillin’.

     

    Happen to catch what Roy is wearing on his finger there?

     

    Here are this year’s stats:

    Media Day – Pink tie with blue flowers and green dots, white shirt and pinstriped suit.

    Late Night with Roy – Carolina blue tie with red and white diagonal stripes, pink shirt and white pocket square.

    Exhibition, UNC-Pembroke, W 100-58 – Purple and teal square pattern tie with lavender shirt and patterned coat.

    Michigan State, W 67-55 – No tie, blue polo, khaki pullover and combat boots with UNC-Carrier Classic logo.

    UNC-Asheville, W 91-75 – Orange tie with yellow pattern, blue shirt and blue pocket square.

    Mississippi Valley State, W 101-75 – Yellow tie with orange, purple, blue and green pattern, white pocket square, grey pinstriped suit and Eve Carson lapel pin.

    Tennessee State, W 102-69 – Carolina blue tie with red and white diagonal stripes and white pocket square.

    (Photos via N&O, InsideCarolina)

     

     
  • bwineka 2:56 pm on November 23, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Roy Williams Tie Tracker: Mississippi Valley State 

    One thing all UNC fans have come to know, love and expect of Roy Williams is his fashionable selection of ties, most often courtesy of Chapel Hill outfitter Alexander Julian. The same man who put the argyle on the side of the basketball uniform is still turning heads with what he’s putting around Ol’ Roy’s neck. So, here at The Rafters we decided to pay homage to the best accessory in college hoops, if not the entire sporting world, and document every tie Roy Williams wears this season.

    More colors for Roy this season. More flowers too. At least I guess those are some sort of flower motif.

     

     

     

    To go with the yellow, he trotted out a grey pinstriped suit which I don’t remember having seen before. Check me on that.

     

     

     

    Also in case you’re wondering, pretty sure that lapel pin is in remembrance of Eve Carson.

     

    Here are this year’s stats:

    Media Day – Pink tie with blue flowers and green dots, white shirt and pinstriped suit.

    Late Night with Roy – Carolina blue tie with red and white diagonal stripes, pink shirt and white pocket square.

    Exhibition, UNC-Pembroke, W 100-58 – Purple and teal square pattern tie with lavender shirt and patterned coat.

    Michigan State, W 67-55 – No tie, blue polo, khaki pullover and combat boots with UNC-Carrier Classic logo.

    UNC-Asheville, W 91-75 – Orange tie with yellow pattern, blue shirt and blue pocket square.

    Mississippi Valley State, W 101-75 – Yellow tie with orange, purple, blue and green pattern, white pocket square, grey pinstriped suit and Eve Carson lapel pin.

    (Photos via N&O, InsideCarolina)

     
  • shwineka 11:29 am on November 8, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Preseason Player Profile: Stilman White 

    Editor’s Note: A previous version of this post incorrectly spelled Stilman White’s name as “Stillman.”

    Stilman was a late addition to the Heels this past spring, and there’s no mistaking that after the departure of Larry Drew II, he’s the Kendall Marshall Insurance Policy that Roy needed. With only Dexter Strickland capable of running the offense besides Marshall, one injury at PG had the potential of derailing a whole season. I’m not knocking, White. He’s a capable player and even guided the Heels to an offensive outburst in the exhibition against UNC-Pembroke. I’m just putting into context that he’s been recruited as a backup — who will give some depth to the position for the next six years! White will take his Mormon mission next year, and won’t return to the Heels until the 2014-’15 season. It’s actually kind of genius by Ol’ Roy. White will take off for his mission at the same time that a more highly recruited point guard, Marcus Paige, comes in. Paige will presumably learn the ropes under Marshall’s tutelage, then take over in 2014, right when his back-up returns from his Mormon mission.

    White seemingly gets along famously with Kendall Marshall, that is if you follow the two’s Twitter feeds. Anything he can soak up from Marshall will be a great asset for those times White gets to play this year. He’ll most likely see some Blue Team duties, and could be something of a crowd favorite. He is from Wilmington, after all. Here’s some wishful thinking: What if White plays on a national champion this year, and then after returning, plays for another title team, assuming Roy keeps up his “contend every three or four years” pattern?

     
  • shwineka 9:24 am on October 26, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    UNC gets Top 25 2012 recruit Brice Johnson 

    Update: a previous version incorrectly stated that Johnson is from Edisto, S.C. He is from Cordova. 

    Not content to simply be getting his team ready for its exhibition opener against Pembroke on Friday night, Roy Williams nabbed another top recruit to a stellar 2012 class that already includes Top 100 players Marcus Paige (PG, No. 28), Joel James (C, No. 57) and J.P. Tokoto (SF, No. 65).

    This morning Brice Johnson, a power forward from Edisto Cordova, S.C., committed to the Tar Heels to help solidify what ESPN says is the second best recruiting class in the nation, behind Arizona’s three, Top 36  players. Johnson is ranked No. 25 in the class and is the highest rated prospect of UNC’s big haul for 2012. Carolina is still in the mix for No. 2 overall prospect Mitch McGary, No. 6 Kaleb Tarczewski and No. 23 T.J. Warren, though with Johnson committing the landscape might get shaken up a bit.

     
    • Caroline Leigh 6:21 am on October 27, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      this makes me happy

  • shwineka 2:43 pm on October 21, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Friday Goodness 

    While we get our shit together on some more thoughtful stuff, here’s some links:

    • The News & Observer is all over it this week. Here’s one on Harrison Barnes, who says “But it’s not national championship or bust for us.”
    • Ummm, yes it is.
    • N&O has media day pictures here, and a story on media day and how Heels’ players “dominated” the ACC preseason voting. Here’s one on some more general ACC stuff, with a enlightening comment on the Tar Heels. “UNC will win…..a lot.” Insightful stuff, Mr. Giglio.
    • If you’re a Carolina fan, you probably already noticed that UNC will open the season at No. 1 in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches Poll. Oddly enough, USA Today noticed, TOO! They ran an ass ton of stories on college basketball yesterday! You’ll like this one, and this one and just maybe, this one.
    • This Durham Herald-Sun story is about a week old, but I hadn’t seen it yet! ZOMG! But it is interesting in that it has some of Roy’s take on conference expansion.
    Have a a great weekend. We’ll be back at it on Monday.
     
  • shwineka 11:01 am on October 19, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Welcome to the “Special” Season! 

    It’s been a while. Nice to see you! We hope you haven’t given your blog loyalty to someone else! Have no fear, we’re back. We’re back and better than ever.

    Truth be told, it’s been pretty busy for us Rafters bloggers the past couple of weeks, and aside from some technical log-in difficulties, we’re finally ready to start the season — only five days after practice began. We had such plans! We meant to start back mid-September, then we rolled it back to beginning of October, then we said, “OK, we’re going to do it for Late Night with Roy. We’re SO going to do it then!”

    Turns out both Benn and I were out of town, working too much, or in my case, getting engaged (#humblebrag) the past few weeks. So, what we meant the whole time was we’re going to start right now.

    Not sure why it took so much effort to get us started this year. I mean, have you seen the preseason projections?

    When Harrison Barnes, John Henson and Tyler Zeller all turned down staying at home during the NBA lockout, college basketball suddenly gained an elite team, the likes of which hasn’t been seen since say, 2008-’09.

    In fact, it’s eerily familiar to that other special season, when a different Tyler, and some fellows named Ty, Wayne and Danny all decided to come back for one more shot. We all know what Barnes said about his reasons for coming back. Hansbrough said the same, one-track-mind kind of thing.

    The Heels return all five starters from an Elite 8 squad that was No. 1 in the country in rebounding, 24th in points-per-game and 30th in assists-per-game. According to Ken Pomeroy’s adjusted defensive efficiency rankings, UNC was the 6th best defensive team in the country last year. Roy Williams’ hallmark has never been defense, but with the length of UNC’s frontcourt, particularly Henson, and the speed of guards like Dexter Strickland, that sentiment appears to be changing.

    Don’t let us forget to mention the daggum passin’est, tweetin’est, sneaker headin’est Tar Heel we’ve seen in Ol’ Roy’s tenure, Kendall Marshall. And also, the crop of top recruits coming to Chapel Hill, headlined by James Michael McAdoo and the Tar Heel bred P.J. Hairston.

    We might not have gotten started blogging when we originally planned, but man, is it ever going to be easy to get excited. To get you just as excited, here are some links from around the web that are worth shrugging off work for a little while today:

    • Grantland is doing a weeklong series on college basketball. You’ll probably be most interested in this one on UNC, but just to get that hatred flowing, you should probably read this one in defense of, who else, Duke.
    • As we mentioned earlier, Midnight Madness hit last Friday with the official start of practice for teams around the country. Here’s a round-up of a bunch of different teams’ activities, and here’s the down low on Late Night with Roy.
    • This is probably the most underrated news of the offseason. Roy Williams has signed an extension through 2018.
    • So, Carolina is supposed to be pretty good this year. Probably why it has four players on the preseason Wooden Watch list. Who’s No. 1? #BlackFalconStrikesAgain
    • UNC will wear some of those sweat-back-looking uniforms this year, a la Duke’s hideous Singler-sweat-backs from last year. Maybe they won’t look so bad?

    See you this year,

    Sam

     
    • ramblinWrecker 2:05 pm on October 19, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Georgia Tech + new coach + Julian Royal – Iman Shumpert = trouble for the Heels

    • Caroline Leigh 9:02 pm on October 19, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      welcome back welcome back wel-come baaaack

  • bwineka 1:02 pm on April 4, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Roy Williams Tie Tracker: 2010-2011 Season 

    One thing all UNC fans have come to know, love and expect of Roy Williams is his fashionable selection of ties, most often courtesy of Chapel Hill outfitter Alexander Julian. The same man who put the argyle on the side of the basketball uniform is still turning heads with what he’s putting around Ol’ Roy’s neck. So, here at The Rafters we decided to pay homage to the best accesory in college hoops, if not the entire sporting world, and document every tie Roy Williams wears this season.

     
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