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UNC cleaning out closets with sale of athletics equipment

Posted May 13, 2016
Updated May 14, 2016

Shoppers began lining up at 4 a.m. Saturday for the opportunity to shop the UNC athletics department's surplus.

— Shoppers began lining up at 4 a.m. Saturday to purchase a piece of Tar Heel history. The athletics department yard sale at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill gives fans and collectors a chance to cash in.

The sale began Saturday at the Eddie Smith Field House at 7 a.m., and offers shoppers the opportunity to purchase more than 12,000 items, including 500 football jerseys, 100 pairs of Jordan brand basketball shoes, baseball bats, socks and towels.

All sales are final, and the sale runs through about noon. The department is also limiting sales of Jordan brand footwear to one pair per person, and the same applies for Nike argyle footwear.


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  • Salatheal Hasty May 14, 2016
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    Ignorance...the only used item were some of the bats...and those are better than new...

  • John Smith May 14, 2016
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    If it's used stuff, why bother? So you can say "I own a practice football jersey that might have been worn be xxx"?
    On the flip side, if it's new stuff why are they selling instead of using it? Wait, I know... it's green and has dead presidents on it.

  • Matt Nickeson May 13, 2016
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    Probably the skeleton of the GA they had writing all of their term papers. Forgot about the poor guy at the end of the season.

  • Tron Carter May 13, 2016
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    Curious to see what kind of skeletons they run across while they're in there...