College Football: UNC’s Tate has MRI on injured knee
Published 12:00 am Sunday, October 12, 2008
The ACC notebook …
CHAPEL HILL ó North Carolina receiver Brandon Tate is being evaluated by doctors to determine the extent of the knee injury he suffered in Saturday’s win against Notre Dame.
Coach Butch Davis says Tate was scheduled to undergo an MRI on Sunday evening. Tate sprained his right knee in the first quarter of the 29-24 win against the Fighting Irish and did not return, robbing the 18th-ranked Tar Heels of their big-play receiver and kick returner who has five touchdowns this season.
The Tar Heels moved up from No. 22 in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll on Sunday. They travel to Virginia next weekend.
CLEMSONCLEMSON, S.C. ó Clemson returned to the practice field Sunday with a new starting quarterback in freshman Willy Korn.
With the Tigers season slipping away after two straight defeats, coach Tommy Bowden decided Friday to sit fifth-year senior Cullen Harper.
Harper was picked the preseason favorite to win Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year this summer. Clemson was also the preseason choice to take its first ACC crown in 17 years. However, consecutive losses to Maryland and Wake Forest seriously dented those hopes.
The players were given Friday and Saturday off after the 12-7 loss to the Demon Deacons.
Clemson (3-3, 1-2 ACC) faces Georgia Tech at Death Valley on Saturday.