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"(Deunta) got his first practice in yesterday, and you could tell the direct impact," Carter said. "He had three interceptions just playing on scout team and stuff like that."
Secondary shuffles back to football field one by one
Daily Tar Heel

It has been 13 years since a North Carolina running back has reached the millennium mark — and Johnny White is getting tired of hearing about it.
Draughn and White gunning for 1,000 yard mark
Daily Tar Heel

Clemson fans know them as Andre Ellington and Jamie Harper, but to UNC linebacker Bruce Carter, they are "23" and "8,"respectively.
Clemson running backs ‘the best two' UNC has seen
Daily Tar Heel

Yet a month into the season, the bright spot among the dark clouds for the Tar Heels has unquestioningly been Yates.
Yates' positive play silences critics
Raleigh News & Observer

At UNC games, Merletti leads the team onto the field carrying a U.S. flag that was a birthday gift from his brother in 2008. It's no ordinary flag.
One Pretty Cool Flag
Winston-Salem Journal

No North Carolina coach may know what it's like to be a football player at UNC better than Allen Mogridge, and it's part of the reason the second-year tight ends coach was named the Tar Heels' new recruiting coordinator Thursday.
Mogridge takes over recruiting for Heels
Durham Herald-Sun

Investigations related to individual North Carolina football players could be resolved in a matter of weeks, but the NCAA's investigation into the football program may take up to a year to complete, UNC chancellor Holden Thorp said Thursday.
NCAA probe of UNC could last a year
Raleigh News & Observer

He defended head football coach Butch Davis and Athletic Director Dick Baddour, saying both have done everything they can to cooperate with and advance the investigation. "Coach Davis knows he has a lot of work to do," Thorp said.
UNC leaders apologize, defend investigation


But this time around, a team spokesman confirmed in an e-mail that Graves will no longer be at team workouts or on the bench. Asked if there's any way Graves can earn his way back on the team, UNC associate athletic director for communications Steve Kirschner wrote, "no."
Heels' Graves dismissed from team
Raleigh News & Observer

He often described himself as a Carolina fan first, and a Tar Heels player second — something he learned from his grandfather, whose portrait is tattooed in meticulous detail on the tender flesh inside Graves' left arm below the elbow.
Graves dismissed from UNC basketball team
Greensboro News & Record

The bottom line, however, is simple: Graves has run out of second chances and his roller coaster college career is finished.
The deeper story behind Graves' dismissal
Fayetteville Observer

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