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Carolina Basketball

UNC spokesman Steve Kirschner confirmed Wednesday that the Tar Heels have received permission to talk to Padgett, who has decided to transfer after starting 19 games for the Jayhawks his freshman season.
UNC gets OK to talk to Padgett
Raleigh News & Observers

Kansas has granted North Carolina a release to recruit transferring, 6-foot-11 forward David Padgett, whom Tar Heels coach Roy Williams signed two years ago for the Jayhawks, officials from both schools confirmed Wednesday.
Kansas allows Tar Heels to pursue Padgett
Charlotte Observer

Schools given permission to recruit the transfer must submit a written request before contacting the athlete, Aitken said. In the past few days, UNC completed the necessary paperwork to begin recruiting Padgett.
Heels get another chance at Padgett
Durham Herald-Sun

"I have no idea about any of it," Pete Padgett said. "I'm afraid I can't be of much help to you."
Padgett is granted permission to talk with Tar Heels
Winston-Salem Journal

"When David told us he was leaving ... after a week we decided we would release David to the schools he told us he was interested in. North Carolina was not one of those schools until this past week," KU coach Bill Self said Wednesday.
Padgett talking to UNC
Lawrence Journal-World

"In the end, it was my decision to release David," said Self, who hasn't talked to Padgett in nearly two months. "I don't know if he wants to go to North Carolina. I don't have a clue where David wants to go. All I know is that the release has been sent, so I would anticipate them talking."
Spring Padgett
Kansas City Star

Carolina Football

"I thought he wasn't going to get up. Just the way he fell after he got hit, it seemed like it knocked the breath out of him, like he wasn't breathing," Durant says. "Then I went up to him after that, and he had no idea where he was and things like that, so I was kind of terrified."
Good as new
Durham Herald-Sun

Walker's helmet struck Mason under the chin. The next thing Mason knew, he was waking up in the trainer's room of the Kenan Football Center.
Wired: Tar Heels' Mason is recovering well from broken jaw
Winston-Salem Journal

In the next few weeks, the ACC will toss a financial football worth as much as $20 million to the city that the conference will pick as the host site for its first and second championship games in football.
ACC title game up for grabs
Raleigh News & Observer

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