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North Carolina will end its turbulent, stress-filled football season tonight, far short of anticipated gains but still playing in a bowl game against an old rival. UNC will play Tennessee in the Music City Bowl at LP Field in Nashville, Tenn., at 6:40 (ESPN Ch. 33). The Tar Heels will be seeking their first bowl victory in three tries under Coach Butch Davis and their first overall since 2001.
Heels hoping for triumphant end to troubled season
The Winston Salem Journal

During the past four years, North Carolina coach Butch Davis and the group of seniors on the roster have helped turn around a football program that was once floundering at the bottom of the ACC. But even though the outgoing Tar Heels have broken records and piled up wins, they are missing one thing from their résumés -- a bowl victory. UNC will have an opportunity to earn its first bowl victory since 2001 when the Tar Heels take on Tennessee today in the Music City Bowl at LP Field (6:40 p.m., ESPN).
Heels have chance to end season on a high note
The Durham Herald-Sun

North Carolina's 2010 football season could have fallen apart in the season opener against LSU back on September 4 in Atlanta.
UNC prepares for Music City Bowl
The Fayetteville Observer

A season when football on the field often took a backseat to a series of scandals swirling around North Carolina's team comes to a close Thursday night. And the Music City Bowl assignment against Tennessee seems like a good one for the Tar Heels.
Tar Heels ready for Music City Bowl pressure
The Burlington Times-News

Now it's running back Shaun Draughn's turn to be a starter again.
Bowl notes: Tar Heels' Draughn returns to starting spot
The Burlington Times-News

North Carolina's opponent today in the Music City Bowl is a work in progress, according to its coach. North Carolina isn't buying the Vols' down-on-their-luck sob story. The Tar Heels see the orange-and-white colors and those gigantic, AARP-approved numbers on the jerseys and see former Tennessee greats such as Peyton Manning and Jamal Lewis.
Tar Heels see formidable foe in Vols
The Charlotte Observer

For those attending tonight's game between Tennessee and North Carolina, the forecast calls for a chance of rain and 80 percent orange.
LP Field turns into Knoxville West
The Nashville Tennessean


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