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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. --- It's quite possibly the most highly anticipated baseball season in Tar Heel history and it begins Friday at 3 p.m.

The No. 1-ranked Tar Heels, coming off of three straight College World Series appearances, will take the field for Friday's season opener against VMI in the newly renovated Boshamer Stadium.

Inside Carolina will be the home of the best independent coverage of the 2009 Tar Heel season.

* Preview the opening weekend series with information on the matchups, the starters and the players to watch on the Diamond Heels Forum.

* IC will be at the stadium on Friday, with live reports and analysis during the game on the Diamond Heels Forum, and postgame coverage and photos afterwards.

* Get ready for the game by reading IC's Media Day coverage, with interviews with Coach Fox and the players, photos and video features.

* And if you haven't gotten your copy yet, be sure to read Inside Carolina's 2009 Baseball Preview Issue, now available for purchase at Johnny Tshirt on Franklin Street.

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