Chapel Hill Transit will provide "Tar Heel Express" shuttle service to and from the Dean E. Smith Center for Saturday's (Jan. 29) men’s basketball game between the Carolina men and N.C. State's Wolfpack. The game is scheduled to tip off a 2 p.m.
Tar Heel Express shuttles will begin at 12:30 p.m. from the park and rides located at Friday Center, Southern Village, University Mall (next to Dillards) and Jones Ferry Road. Shuttles will also be available from the Carolina Coffee Shop located at 138 East Franklin Street (no parking provided).
The shuttles will provide continuous and fully accessible service, running every 10 to 15 minutes between the park and rides and the Dean E. Smith Center. The shuttles will operate for forty-five (45) minutes following the game.
Shuttles drop off and pick up on Bowles Drive in front of the Dean E. Smith Center. Shuttle rides are $5 for a round-trip or $3 for a one-way trip. Rides from the Carolina Coffee Shop are $2 one-way or $4 round-trip.
For additional information on the Tar Heel Express Shuttle, please visit CHT's website at www.chtransit.org or call a customer service representative at 919-969-4900.
Those of you who've been feeling a little empty on a relatively light diet of college basketball lately can gorge on New Year's Eve with this ESPN2 lineup of six straight games (also being streamed on ESPN360.com):
noon Northwestern at Penn State
2 p.m. Wisconsin at Michigan
4 p.m. Loyola (Md.) at Duke
6 p.m. UNLV at Louisville
8 p.m. Notre Dame at DePaul
10 p.m. North Carolina at Nevada
Former Duke forward Shavlik Randolph, now with the NBA's Portland Trailblazers, talks about his inactive role in his fourth pro season, his recovery from a horrific ankle injury and how he sees his future in the NBA.
Coming off an ugly, 66-60 loss at home to Illinois-Chicago, Georgia Tech could use help and may get it Wednesday with the expected return of guard Lewis Clinch, who had been academically ineligible in the first semester. Clinch, a senior who averaged 9.0 points per game last season and 13.2 the previous year, could be cleared to play Wednesday against Georgia State.
"He should provide a little more offensive punch for us," The Atlanta Journal-Constitution quoted Tech coach Paul Hewitt as saying after his team latest loss.
Clinch told the newspaper his grades were high enough for him to return.
ESPN360.com is offering live streaming of about 50 ACC men's and eight women's basketball games this season, and a couple of others of regional interest. Unlike this Saturday's N.C. State-Maryland football game, ESPN360.com doesn't have exclusive rights to these ACC basketball games, ESPN's Paul Melvin says, meaning they'll be aired on one of ESPN's channels or be available as part of ESPN's Full Court pay-per-view service. Time Warner offers Full Court to subscribers on cable but not ESPN360 as part of its Roadrunner service. AT&T and Verizon do offer ESPN360, which says it's in negotiations with TW.
We'll offer more scheduling info. as we get it. First the men's schedule:
Nov. 18 2 p.m. LIBERTY-UNC-ASHEVILLE
Nov. 18 9 p.m. KENTUCKY-UNC
Nov. 27 4:30 p.m. WAKE FOREST-CAL STATE FULLERTON
Nov. 27 7 p.m. MARYLAND-MICHIGAN STATE
Nov. 28 3 p.m. DUQUESNE-DUKE
Dec. 1 7 p.m. WISCONSIN-VIRGINIA TECH
Dec. 2 7 p.m. OHIO STATE-MIAMI
Dec. 2 7:30 p.m. CLEMSON-ILLINOIS
Dec. 2 9 p.m. DUKE-PURDUE
Dec. 2 9:30 p.m. VIRGINIA-MINNESOTA
Dec. 3 7:15 p.m. INDIANA-WAKE FOREST
Dec. 3 7:30 p.m. PENN STATE-GEORGIA TECH
Dec. 3 9:15 p.m. UNC-MICHIGAN STATE
Dec. 3 9:30 p.m. FLORIDA STATE-NORTHWESTERN
Dec. 6 3:30 p.m. DUKE-MICHIGAN
Dec. 6 5:30 p.m. MIAMI-KENTUCKY
Dec. 9 7 p.m. DAVIDSON-WEST VIRGINIA
Dec. 10 8 p.m. N.C. CENTRAL-ARKANSAS
Dec. 13 6 p.m. ORAL ROBERTS-UNC
Dec. 16 8 p.m. N.C. CENTRAL-SOUTH CAROLINA
Dec. 17 7:30 p.m. UNC-ASHEVILLE-DUKE
Dec. 18 7 p.m. EVANSVILLE-UNC
Dec. 28 2:30 p.m. NORTH CAROLINA A&T-GEORGIA
Dec. 31 4 p.m. LOYOLA (MD.)-DUKE
Dec. 31 10 p.m. UNC-NEVADA
Jan. 7 7 p.m. DAVIDSON-DUKE
Jan. 10 2 p.m. DUKE-FLORIDA STATE
Jan. 14 7 p.m. DUKE-GEORGIA TECH
Jan. 15 9 p.m. UNC-VIRGINIA
Jan. 17 3:30 p.m. WAKE FOREST-CLEMSON
Jan. 17 9 p.m. MIAMI (FL)-UNC
Jan. 21 7 p.m. VIRGINIA TECH-WAKE FOREST
Jan. 21 9 p.m. CLEMSON-UNC
Jan. 24 12 p.m. MARYLAND-DUKE
Jan. 27 7:30 p.m. BOSTON COLLEGE-MARYLAND
Jan. 28 7 p.m. DUKE-WAKE FOREST
Jan. 29 7 p.m. CLEMSON-VIRGINIA TECH
Jan. 31 3:30 p.m. UNC-N.C. STATE
Feb. 4 7:30 p.m. WAKE FOREST-MIAMI (FL)
Feb. 4 9 p.m. DUKE-CLEMSON
Feb. 7 6 p.m. COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON-DAVIDSON
Feb. 11 9 p.m. UNC-DUKE
Feb. 17 7:30 p.m. MARYLAND-CLEMSON
Feb. 19 7 p.m. DUKE-ST. JOHN'S
Feb. 25 7:30 p.m. VIRGINIA TECH-CLEMSON
Feb. 25 9 p.m. DUKE-MARYLAND
Feb. 28 3:30 p.m. DUKE-VIRGINIA TECH
March 4 7 p.m. UNC-VIRGINIA TECH
March 7 3:30 p.m. MARYLAND-VIRGINIA
The women's schedule:
Dec. 16 7:30 p.m. STANFORD-DUKE
Jan. 12 7:30 p.m. MARYLAND-DUKE
Jan. 19 7 p.m. UCONN-UNC
Jan. 25 7 p.m. UNC-MARYLAND
Feb. 9 7:30 p.m. DUKE-UNC
Feb. 15 1 p.m. RUTGERS-MARYLAND
Feb. 15 3:30 p.m. VIRGINIA-N.C. STATE
Feb. 16 7:30 p.m. DUKE-TENNESSEE