The schools' chancellors — Holden Thorp of North Carolina and Randy Woodson of N.C. State — discussed the exchange in a phone call Thursday. "Holden and I have a great relationship," Woodson said in a statement. "We talked this morning, exchanged apologies and we're moving on."
O'Brien takes jab at UNC after Withers' remarks
The Winston Salem Journal
Carolina running back Giovani Bernard has scored 12 touchdowns this season, more than any other player in the ACC.
After each one, he's pointed to the sky in recognition of his mother, Josette Liberus, who passed away from thyroid cancer when he was 10.
The Durham Herald-Sun
Bernard has reached the brink of a 1,000-yard season by using a running style that relies on his skill to follow blockers, a low center of gravity and an uncanny ability to stop and start.
The last attribute was developed by Bernard while growing up in South Florida.
North Carolina's Gio Bernard just 35 yards shy of 1,000
The Fayetteville Observer
UNC will visit N.C. State at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, with the Tar Heels trying to win after losing the football matchup over the last four seasons. Withers started the controversy with comments on 99.9 The Fan radio that aired Wednesday night. He took jabs at N.C. State's academics and said recruits in the state need to know that UNC is the flagship university in North Carolina.
Tar Heels attempt to smooth Pack's hackles
The Charlotte Observer