UNC-ECU: News Links

North Carolina newspapers on Saturday's game between the North Carolina Tar Heels and the East Carolina Pirates.

"For the second straight week, North Carolina quarterback Darian Durant has been named the ACC's rookie of the week."
Heels' Durant Honored
The Raleigh (NC) News and Observer


"Don't plan on just plopping down on the couch Saturday, flipping on the cable box, cracking open a beverage and enjoying some football between North Carolina and East Carolina."
Get the rabbit ears out
The Raleigh (NC) News and Observer


"Some fans have been thinking about the matchup since it was announced six years ago. ECU (2-2) plays at North Carolina (2-3) for the first time in 20 years at 3:35 p.m. Saturday."
Renewing the rivarly
The Raleigh (NC) News and Observer

"Back in August, before the first whistle of the first practice, East Carolina coach Steve Logan talked to his team about Saturday's game in Chapel Hill against North Carolina."
ECU coach to players: Keep UNC game in perspective
The Charlotte (NC) Observer


"Defensive end Julius Peppers, an Eastern North Carolina native himself, figures to get extra motivation for this week's East Carolina game from his position coach, Jim Webster, and the Tar Heels' strength coach, Jeff Connors."
Plenty of former Pirates on UNC staff
The Durham (NC) Herald Sun


"Expect North Carolina to shuffle Julius Peppers around the defensive line in the name of confusion. Expect East Carolina guard Aaron Walker not to care."
Experienced Walker set for Peppers
The Greensboro (NC) News and Record


"Just a couple of weeks ago, East Carolina's trip to Chapel Hill looked like a 'gimme' win. That's no longer the case. The Tar Heels are coming off back-to-back victories -- a 17-9 drubbing of N.C. State and a shock..."
ECU heads to Chapel Hill to face red hot Tar Heels
The Kinston (NC) Free Press



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