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UNC Loses Tate for Season

In other ACC news more relevant to Maryland in the short term, Brandon Tate's season appears over at North Carolina.

From the Associated Press:

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina receiver Brandon Tate is out for the season with a knee injury, ending his college career and leaving the No. 18 Tar Heels without a big-play threat and kick returner. Tate injured his right knee in the first quarter of the 29-24 win against Notre Dame on Saturday and did not return. Tate underwent an MRI on Sunday night that confirmed an earlier diagnosis of torn anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments. Tate had scored five touchdowns this season and was leading the Atlantic Coast Conference with 163.7 all-purpose yards per game. He had 376 yards receiving, 143 yards rushing, 305 kickoff return yards and 158 punt return yards. The senior finishes his career as the NCAA’s all-time leader with 3,523 combined kick return yards.

So that means on Nov. 15, when the Tar Heels visit College Park, they'll be without Tate and might not have this season's starting QB T.J. Yates, who is expected to return sometime next month from an ankle injury suffered against Virginia Tech on Sept. 21.

By Matthew Rennie  |  October 13, 2008; 1:08 PM ET
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Virginia -- 34
North Carolina -- 0

North Carolina will finish with a 5-7 record.

I am happy that North Carolina is not Tavon Austin.

Jelani Jenkins, Travis Hawkins and Isaac Holmes will be signing with the University of Maryland.

Tar Heels SUCK !

Posted by: virtueandvice | October 13, 2008 2:47 PM | Report abuse

TAR HEELS losing Tate in the first quarter makes their win over Notre Dame more impressive. U.N.C. may be more lucky than good, but they ARE good. They are favored @ U. Va. and deserve to be.

What's more interesting is the question;
at NOON Saturday, Deacons vs. Terps, which version of either team will show up?
(If it's the Wake Forest that lost to NAVY, and the Maryland that lost to Middle Tennessee State, it could be a re-run of a 3 Stooges Marathon.)

Posted by: lmiller328 | October 13, 2008 3:55 PM | Report abuse

That's too bad for Tate. He's an exciting player to watch. I'm sure we'll be seeing him next year on Sundays.

Posted by: Terpin | October 13, 2008 4:16 PM | Report abuse


Wake Forest -- 34
Maryland -- 10

Maryland will finish with a 5-7 record.

I am happy that Maryland is no longer recruiting Tavon Austin.

Jelani Jenkins, Travis Hawkins and Isaac Holmes will be signing with the University of Florida.

Go Tar Heels !

Posted by: Gary | October 14, 2008 1:36 PM | Report abuse

Penn State - North Carolina - West Virginia and Virginia Tech success this season will definitely hurt Maryland's recruiting efforts

Posted by: Gary | October 14, 2008 1:50 PM | Report abuse

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