Tuesday's UNC Links

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Carolina Basketball

The blizzard that has caused major travel delays up and down the East Coast did not spare the North Carolina men's basketball, which will face Rutgers today in Madison Square Garden (9 p.m., ESPN2).
Holiday travel divides Tar Heels
Durham Herald-Sun

Roy Williams will be one of the first to point out that the first 12 games of the Tar Heels' season have produced reasons for optimism and reasons for concern.
Heels looking to reclaim defensive efforts
Gaston Gazette

But senior forward Jonathan Mitchell knows tonight's meeting with North Carolina in Madison Square Garden is more like a test drive on a hairpin turn.
Scarlet Knights look to slow tempo against Tar Heels
Asbury Park Press

As a kid growing up, all James Beatty ever heard about was North Carolina basketball.
Rutgers looks to make tonight's series finale against North Carolina a memorable game
Newark Star-Ledger

North Carolina coach Roy Williams can't help but "hate it" that Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski could pass Dean Smith - one of Williams' mentors - on the all-time basketball wins list, as soon as Wednesday night. But at the same time, he can't help but respect it, too.
Williams has mixed emotions over Krzyzewski
Raleigh News & Observer

Before they became legendary basketball coaches, Dean Smith and Mike Krzyzewski had to withstand harsh criticism.
Smith, Krzyzewski followed similar paths
Raleigh News & Observer

Carolina Football

Both were losses, and nothing can change the bottom line, but North Carolina senior Mike Ingersoll remembers the Tar Heels' past two bowl trips fondly.
UNC seniors eye win
Raleigh News & Observer

Coach Butch Davis of UNC said after practice Monday in Nashville that senior Shaun Draughn will start at tailback when UNC plays Tennessee at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at LP Field.
UNC will be without Elzy for bowl
Winston-Salem Journal

Ninety-eight of Brian Gupton's closest friends followed him home for the holidays. He wishes they wouldn't have.
UNC's bowl is painful for former Pearl-Cohn star
The Tennessean

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