Game Day -1: Rivalry Week News Links

Links about the Tar Heels and Wolfpack from around the 'net.

"The stats have been far from gaudy. The touchdowns haven't exactly piled up."
UNC backs keeping their grip
The Durham (NC) Herald Sun

"Whether you're coaching, playing or just watching it, the annual football rivalry between North Carolina and N.C. State tends to spark a memory, strike a nerve or both."
UNC-NCState rivalry stirs up emotions
The Fayetteville (NC) Observer

"Les Robinson was glancing through the newspaper this week when he spotted a story on North Carolina's game Saturday against N.C. State at Carter-Finley Stadium. "My first thought was, 'State-Carolina at Carter-Finley -- that's a little unusual,' " Robinson said Thursday, tongue firmly in cheek."
So long Charlotte
The Raleigh (NC) News and Observer

"Maybe it's just the latest sign that Mack Brown is fading deeper and deeper into the memory of our regional sports culture that we are only a day away from the N.C. State vs. North Carolina football game and no one has so much as mentioned the -- da-dum -- "State Championship."
This one could be for the "Mack" title
The Raleigh (NC) News and Observer

"One year after N.C. State was rejuvenated by a fired-up former linebacker, North Carolina got one of its own. Change some whiskers here or some pectoral muscle there, and first-year UNC coach John Bunting could be second-year Wolfpack coach Chuck Amato. Or vice versa."
Coaches have much in common
The Charlotte (NC) Observer

"The Tar Heels aren't going to change anything from last year. They'll be gunning for Rivers, because if he can't do anything, State can't do anything."
Football bragging rights on the line
The Daily Tar Heel

"In this high-tech 21st century, something as old as football itself could decide Saturday's game between North Carolina and N.C. State."
Wolfpack must protect QB in battle with rival Tar Heels
The Winston Salem (NC) Journal

"Levar Fisher and Julius Peppers will have their respective defenses fired up Saturday and looking to shut down their opponent's offense."
Heavy hitters square off
The Technician

"Field goals, two-point conversions and last-second plays have determined the outcome of recent N.C. State-North Carolina gridiron clashes."
Five for the ages
The Technician

"Subplots abound as N.C. State takes on North Carolina for the 91st time in school history."
Rivals collide at Carter Finley
The Technician

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