Viewpoint: This week's ECU-UNC game could sway recruiting
The Chapel Hill (NC) News
"Outsiders have infiltrated the North Carolina fan base, and Saturday they will show themselves. They'll be the ones dressed in purple."
ECU helps boost UNC ticket sales
The Charlotte (NC) Observer
"Maybe you can call it the Carolina effect. For the second week in a row, North Carolina faces an opposing defender who grew up idolizing the Tar Heels."
Griffin a Tar Heel turned purple
The Durham (NC) Herald Sun
"Somewhere, deep in the back of his mind, Willie Parker was thinking about giving up last week."
Former Clinton running backs to cross paths in Chapel Hill
The Fayetteville (NC) Observer
"North Carolina coach John Bunting watched East Carolina's 40-27 win over Texas Tech in the Galleryfurniture.com Bowl last season with former Tar Heels teammate James Webster at a restaurant on Franklin Street in Chapel Hill."
Webster's ECU ties a "non-event"
The Raleigh (NC) News and Observer
"Saturday will be Dooley Day in Chapel Hill, in honor of Bill Dooley, the North Carolina football coach from 1967 though 1977."
Dooley to be honored at UNC-ECU game
The Winston Salem (NC) Journal
"When the season began in Chapel Hill, quarterback Ronald Curry got much of the attention."
Two-headed QB situation could give Pirates problems
The Kinston (NC) Free Press