In the News: Rivalry Week Links - 9/27/01

News stories about the upcoming meeting of the Tar Heels and Wolfpack in Raleigh at high noon on Saturday, September 29th.

"To understand how talented North Carolina junior defensive end Julius Peppers is, listen to those who know best."
North Carolina's Peppers on a hot streak

"Philip Rivers knows what it's like to play in the glare of the spotlight.

But Saturday when N.C. State meets North Carolina at Carter-Finley Stadium, the focus will not be as much on the Wolfpack quarterback as on Scott Kooistra and teammates along the offensive line.."
Help Wanted
The Durham (NC) Herald Sun

"When local college rivals meet, friendships are tested. High school teammates suddenly become opponents. Sometimes, even relatives are forced to knock heads with each other."
UNC notebook: Family feud set for Saturday
The Durham (NC) Herald Sun

"North Carolina's Ryan Sims and Will Chapman don't play baseball and don't have much interest in the game, but they know what it means to take one for the team. Or to take two for the team, as so often is the case."
Heels tackles enjoy defensive dirty work
The Greensboro (NC) News and Record

"By the time North Carolina's football players sit together Saturday and begin to eat just 3 1/2 hours before their noon game against N.C. State, everything should be covered."
Tuned in to Tenuta
The Raleigh (NC) News and Observer

"Scott Kooistra is N.C. State's left offensive tackle, and he knows what that means: Julius Peppers."
NCSU Notebook - Kooistra's task: tire Peppers
The Raleigh (NC) News and Observer

"N.C. State coach Chuck Amato feels Saturday's ACC football showdown with rival North Carolina will come down to how well his offensive line contains a UNC defensive front that limited Florida State to 88 rushing yards and recorded five quarterback sacks last weekend."
Wolfpack's Rivers worries Tar Heels
The High Point (NC) Enterprise

"Tucked away in a jumbled paragraph at the bottom of the AP football poll, the names and numbers are so small that only strong eyes can read them, but they are large enough to inflame passions across the state."
Ah, Fall: Top 25 poll has N.C. State in such a state
The Winston Salem (NC) Journal

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