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30The Tar Heel Monday, August 18, 1986
Goad has mind on books, heart at home9 eye on-pros
By BONNIE BISHOP
For North Carolina nose guard
Tim Goad, being a student-athlete is
just that. He considers himself a
student before an athlete.
That's a hard thing to do when
you spend as much time with a
particular sport as football players
spend with football.
Goad chose UNC over all the
others that offered him scholarships
because of its academic reputation.
I looked at all of the schools as
if 1 didn't have to play football and
this university came out on top
academically.'Tie said, i'm here to
get my degree first. That is what it's
Goad, a junior from Claudville.
Va.. is double-majoring in criminal
justice and psychology. He said he
would like to work for the FBI, the
Highway Patrol or some correctional
facility when he graduates.
Although an education is Goad's
primary concern, it is evident that he
enjoys his game and being successful
in it is very important to him. A goal
he has set for himself is to play
professional ball someday.
I would like to give pro football
a shot." he said.
If a pro career does not work out.
Goad said that he would be able to
handle it. He said that he keeps
football and life in their proper
perspectives. That might be helpful
to him down the road if a career in
professional football does not
Does Goad have what it takes to
make it to the pros?
That is a question that he still has
two years to answer. So far in his
college career, he's done well He was
able to play football his freshman
year, something that only a few
players are given the chance to do.
"An opportunity to play major
college football is an opportunity to
play and 1 was thrilled to death,"
He said that the transition from
high school to college football was
very difficult but that he believed he
was ready to play when given the
As a freshman, he was Atlantic
Coast Conference Rookie of the
Week against Virginia and last year
he started 10 of 1 1 games.
This season looks even better for
Goad, as he is a possible All-Atlantic
Coast Conference candidate.
In addition to playing football for
the University, he is also on the track
team. This past season he was the
ACC Champion in the shotput event.
In talking with Goad, it's easy to
see that school, family and friends
are very important to him. When he
has time off from football, he enjoys
going home to visit. According to
Goad, "Claudville is the best place
in the world."
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A pregame briefing for freshman:
The art and tradition of tailgating
By EDDY LANDRETH
On Sept. 6 the largest social event
of the season will take place in Chapel
Hill, and there will be some football
This event is known as the first
football game of the year. Some folks
come to see, others to be seen.
Regardless of your intentions, the
important thing is to come.
For the freshmen-to-be who read
this edition, the following is espe
cially directed at you. Since this will
be the first game for most of you,
and certainly the first as students for
all of you, there is a ritualistic
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ceremony to be learned.
This is an attempt to outline the
procedure, but remember this is a
process one must work on for years.
The festivities begin for most
before the game, in the parking lot.
Actually, most of these people are
alumni who have the whole process
worked out to perfection.
It all begins with tail-gating. Tail
gating is a custom where food, along
with a favorite beverage of your
choice, is consumed from the trunk
of a car. A very expensive car is
preferred. Fried chicken is a tried-and-true
delight for the pregame
Socializing is an important part of
this, with discussions of one's latest
raise or the stock market. You may
even discuss football and the possi
bilities for this year, but just as likely,
you will discuss basketball (this is
After this ceremony is finished,
you head in to the game, secretly
packing some of your favorite bev
erage, of course. Naturally, only
alumni do this, not underage
The first game of the year always
occurs when summer is still upon us,
so everyone will take full advantage
of the sunshine while in the stadium
to increase his or her tan before the
dreaded cold weather.
It is the fondest desire of all good
Tar Heels that Carolina win the
game, and the larger the score the
better. This year the opponent is The
Citadel, so that should not be a
- If the team rolls by them by a big
enough margin, then you can make
an early break for the post-game
ritual the court parties. Once
again, underage freshmen would
never engage in such activities.
Anyway, the event takes place off
of Cameron Avenue in a courtyard,
between several fraternities; there
fore, it is called a court party. Here
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