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Carolina Football

North Carolina will have one more player back for Saturday's matchup at Virginia (6 p.m., Senior running back Ryan Houston, who had missed the first five games because of the ongoing investigations into agents and academics, was cleared to play Thursday.
UNC's Houston cleared to return
The Durham Herald-Sun

North Carolina will have one more weapon to use at its dispoal in its offensive backfield Saturday as it attempts to end a 14-game losing streak against Virginia in Charlottesville, Va.
Heels' RB Houston cleared to play by NCAA
The Fayetteville Observer

The third and youngest of the three North Carolina players who earlier this week were banished from the program for violating NCAA rules broke his silence Thursday afternoon.
Suspended Quinn apologizes to UNC
The Fayetteville Observer

North Carolina running back Ryan Houston, the team's leading rusher last season, was reinstated Thursday as the Tar Heels took another step closer to completing the individual cases remaining in the ongoing academic- and agent-related NCAA investigations of the football program.
UNC's Houston reinstated for Virginia game
The News and Observer

UNC coach Butch Davis told his players before practice on Thursday to deactivate their Twitter accounts. UNC had more than 25 football players with accounts on the social media site before the season started.
Heels told to end Twitter accounts
The News and Observer

There may be no better proof of the worn-out sports cliché "they don't play the games on paper" than the last 29 years of the South's Oldest Rivalry between North Carolina and Virginia.
Charlottesville win still eludes Tar Heels
The Daily Tar Heel

Fort Dorchester High School head football coach Steve LaPrad isn't sure if Robert Quinn will be on hand tonight when former University of Florida and current Cincinnati Bengals defensive lineman Carlos Dunlap becomes the first Patriots player to have his jersey number retired.
LaPrad on Quinn: UNC is guilty, too
The Charleston Post and Courier

When Carolina comes a-callin' on Saturday night, the Heels will be battling more than a hungry bunch of Cavaliers. UNC will also have to contend with the "Cavalier Curse," better known in these parts as "The Streak."
The Streak: UNC hasn't won in Scott Stadium since 1981
The Charlottesville Daily Progress

The moment that many longed for has finally arrived. One of Virginia's most prized offensive line prospects in the past decade will make his starting debut Saturday.
Moses gets the nod against Tar Heels
The Charlottesville Daily Progress

Carolina Basketball

Another North Carolina basketball season will begin tonight with the first allowed practice, but the memory of last season won't go away. And for Roy Williams, the troubles, problems and headaches from last season, his worst in 22 years of coaching, will serve as motivation for the coming season.
Tar Heels get motivation from subpar season
The Winston-Salem Journal

North Carolina coach Roy Williams admits that he did not enjoy the offseason. Williams spent the past six months analyzing and thinking about his toughest season as a coach after missing the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 20 years. UNC struggled to a 20-17 record, and the 2009-10 season ended with a loss to Dayton in the NIT championship game a year after winning the NCAA Tournament title. But the adversity also has made Williams more determined than ever to succeed, and he hopes his players feel the same way.
Newcomers aim to help Heels forget
The Durham Herald-Sun

North Carolina's basketball program held its preseason media day Thursday afternoon at the Smith Center. Here's a snapshot of what we learned from coach Roy Williams and the Tar Heel players:
Tar Heels, Williams ready to move on
The Fayetteville Observer

The NCAA investigation that has overwhelmed the football program at North Carolina hasn't filtered into the men's basketball team, coach Roy Williams said Thursday.
Williams: Tar Heels steer clear of NCAA probe in basketball
The Burlington Times-News

North Carolina coach Roy Williams said the school has researched his players, and reviewed their e-mails, as well as those of the team's academic adviser. So as his Tar Heels prepare to open basketball practice tonight, Williams said he has no reason to believe that the NCAA probe into improper agent benefits and possible academic misconduct on the football team has spilled over to his program.
UNC coach content probe won't affect basketball
The News and Observer

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