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(As Of November 14)
ATLANTIC DIVISION
School Conference Pct. Overall Pct.
Wake Forest 5-1 .833 9-1 .900
Maryland 5-1 .833 8-2 .800
Boston College 4-2 .667 8-2 .800
Clemson 5-3 .625 8-3 .727
Florida State 3-5 .375 5-5 .500
NC State 2-5 .286 3-7 .300
COASTAL DIVISION
School Conference Pct. Overall Pct.
Georgia Tech 6-1 .857 8-2 .800
Virginia Tech 4-2 .667 8-2 .800
Virginia 3-3 .500 4-6 .400
Miami 2-4 .333 5-5 .500
North Carolina 0-6 .000 1-9 .100
Duke 0-6 .000 0-10 .000



"It's a big-time rivalry game. Coach (Chuck) Amato has been talking about this game since the offseason. He says there's one team we just don't lose to, and that's the University of North Carolina. - Toney Baker



Amato's passion play is off the field
Andrew Jones * Star-News
The demands of coaching big-time college football offer few moments of escape. Planned days off and vacations offer some relief, but tranquility isn't often possible during the grueling stretch of games, recruiting and spring practice. Yet, each day, 60-year-old Chuck Amato carves out a few moments for peace and solitude. Not with a movie or book, a glass of wine in the evening or cup of coffee in the morning. Every morning just before 7 a.m., the N.C. State football coach turns his car onto Edwards Mill Road in Raleigh, makes a simple left turn just past Trinity Road, drives up a short hill and parks near the chapel at Cardinal Gibbons High School. He gets out, walks through a side door and settles into the same seat to attend mass. Read More

FIRED UP: Baker says he's ready for UNC
John Delong * Winston-Salem Journal
There are highs and lows and more highs and lows over the course of a college football season, and Toney Baker has experienced them all this year. He has been in N.C. State's starting lineup. He has been out of the starting lineup. He has had a hand in upset victories and upset losses. He has been a part of miraculous finishes and rallies that fell short. Read More



FIRED UP: Baker says he's ready for UNC
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State tackles gauntlet
Chip Alexander * News & Observer

Pack, ECU will play night game
Chip Alexander * News & Observer

Amato, Pack down to last shot
Ned Barnett * News & Observer

Amato's passion play is off the field
Andrew Jones * Star-News

One On One Interview With Chuck Amato
Andrew Jones * Star-News

Lowery remains a star to Amato
Jessie H. Nunery * Rocky Mount Telegram

Gary Hahn's Scouting Report: North Carolina
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UNC-CH News Watch...
Tar Heels Hit Jackpot
Andrew Jones * Star-News

Bunting to coach last at home against Wolfpack
Nick Jeffreys * Technician


Pack's Lowe lands Mt. Zion's Smith
Bonitta Best * News & Observer

Wolfpack's Lowe adds key recruit
Jim Young * News-Record

Lowe building strong class
Thad Mumau * The Fayetteville Observer


No. 12 Purdue 68, N.C. State 38
The Associated Press


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Smith Commits!
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Bowden's son gets $537,500
The Associated Press

Wake Forest could win it all, at least in theory
Matt LaWell * Rocky Mount Telegram

Devils struggling in the 'blue' zone
Bryan Strickland * The Herald-Sun


No. 2 Tar Heels up to challenge
Ron Green Jr. * Charlotte Observer

Krzyzewski pleased with depth
Bryan Strickland * The Herald-Sun


ESPNU wages cable war
Caulton Tudor * News & Observer

Lefty Driesell's grandsons are on the Georgia Tech and Georgia State rosters
Bill Sanders * Cox News Service



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