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Sean May, USA Young Men advance to gold medal game; Olympic's Carolina ties; Freshman football outlook ...

Carolina Basketball

"There was so much at stake. The variable tonight was to play for a gold medal," said USA and University of Oklahoma head coach Kelvin Sampson. "Their kids were hungry, they were physical. In the first half they took it to us. In the second half, we moved our post guys out and told them to meet them at the free throw line and not let them get position in the block."
USA Young Men Punch Ticket To Gold Medal Game
USA Basketball

"We'll be sitting at lunch or in a meeting, and one of them will say something that sounds exactly like something coach Smith says," said Dave Hanners, another former Carolina assistant who is serving as Team USA's video coordinator. "So of course they agree with each other. ... Of course they remind you of each other."
Red, white and Carolina blue
Raleigh News & Observer

"In '76, when we won, the guys were standing up and hollering -- and then to stand up and get your gold medal, with the star-spangled banner, I know John Thompson, Bill [Guthridge] and I stood off in the background. And I know a tear came to my eye, and I looked over and it was the same with the other two."
Smith looks back on 1976
Raleigh News & Observer

Carolina Football

The Tar Heels should be deeper overall and have better speed, but college football remains a game in which first-year players seldom make significant contributions. "Overall, we've filled our needs," Bunting said. "We were very resourceful."
CLASS ACT: Bunting has high hopes for his recruits
Winston-Salem Journal

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