Joe Schad, ESPN’s senior college football writer, has been updating what he discovers about the NCAA’s visit to UNC via his Twitter feed. Here’s his feed, newest from the top:
- UNC DL Marvin Austin was asked why he was seen driving the vehicle of 49er Kentwan Balmer and if he stayed at Balmer’s apartment about 9 hours ago via web
Two sources described the amount of agent activity in Chapel Hill this offseason as “hectic.” about 11 hours ago via web
UNC players were asked by the NCAA who was paying for their rent. about 11 hours ago via web
Marvin Austin was asked by the NCAA who paid for his recent trip to Miami. And players were asked about travel. about 11 hours ago via web
UNC football players were asked by the NCAA to provide phone records to prove which agents they had spoken with. about 11 hours ago via web
One person said UNC’s star football players such as Marvin Austin were among those interviewed by the NCAA about 11 hours ago via web
As I told you yesterday, be careful in who you believe concerning this ongoing story. A visit to WRAL’s or Inside Carolina’s forums may as well be a trip to The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus for all of the truth that one will find there. This much is a fact: a bunch of people there are claiming to have a personal “inside source” who knows the whole story and told the poster this or that. Of course, what those folks are posting varies wildly with little if any consistency. That tells me that they are talking out of the boxer shorts and that their “inside source” is the one inside their own head.
These matters take time, and in time, all of the relevant facts will come out. It’s intriguing in the meantime, but this is a case where waiting what the professional journalists who do have multiple contacts inside the UNC football camp report is without doubt the best route to separating fact from fiction.
Some interesting Twitter feeds to follow are:
http://twitter.com/ArmstrongWTVD – Mark Armstrong of WTVD
http://twitter.com/schadjoe – Joe Schad of ESPN
http://twitter.com/joeovies - Joe Ovies of 99.9 FM
A great source for Carolina information without the typical noise: