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Friday, March 26, 2010
Tar Heels finalize spring festival

By David Ubben

North Carolina didn't hold much back for its spring game this season.

The pre-game festival on April 10 features plenty for everyone. Students who have convinced themselves they're fast can compete in a 40-yard dash contest. Finalists will line up against tentatively scheduled players Zach Brown, Robert Quinn and Hunter Furr at halftime of the spring game at 3 p.m for a chance to earn the title of "Fastest Tar Heel on Campus."

Sorry though, unlike Urban Meyer, coach Butch Davis won't be offering a roster spot and/or scholarship to any student who can beat his fastest players. Kids will have a chance to get on the field, too, but the school will set up bounce houses and other inflatable games, as well as hosting a cheerleading clinic for kids at noon.

Plenty of admittedly cool door prizes will be up for grabs.

If you want a trip to Carolina's game at Miami (very nice), two tickets to the ACC Championship game, two tickets to the Orange Bowl, or four tickets to any Carolina game, you might want to stop by. They'll also give out two season tickets.

Davis and his players will sign autographs on the field at 1 p.m.

But maybe the coolest part of the day is its effort to get the other sports involved with the big crowd on campus mainly because of spring football.

The No. 4 Tarheels host Maryland in lacrosse at 11 a.m. and the baseball team plays NC State when football is over.

No word on if the UNC suits have brought in the Chinese scientists from Beijing to make sure it doesn't rain.