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Carolina Basketball

"With basketball comes jealousy and envy and things like that," said junior swingman Rashad McCants said, who led the team with 20 points per game last season. "But I think we've gotten rid of it, because everybody has the same goal: to win a national championship. And we can't win anything if we have those things."
Tar Heels take new approach
Raleigh News & Observer

"I'm the type of guy who needs [four years]. A lot of these guys maybe can make that early jump, but, for me, it's not something I see fitting," May said.
May vows to return next season
Raleigh News & Observer

And none of the expected capacity crowd -- last year 1,000 fans were turned away-- will be dozing off, starting center Sean May said. "It's going to be hilarious, funny, entertaining," May said. "We've got a lot of surprises."
McGrath ensures Heels set to boogie
Raleigh News & Observer

"I read all these long magazine stories by people I've never even met and they write like they know all about me," McCants said. "My role? To be an emotional leader and to lead by example."
McCants ready for something special
Durham Herald-Sun

"I think we have a chance to be the best team in the country," senior forward Jawad Williams said Thursday at the team's media day. "We have all the pieces to the puzzle. Now we just need to put everything together and keep working hard.
Tar Heels ready to put past, differences aside
Durham Herald-Sun

Earlier this week, McCants had a tattoo put on each arm. On his right arm, it says, `Born To Be Hated.' On his left, it reads, `Dying To Be Loved.' Asked what the tattoos mean, McCants said only, "They speak for themselves."
Tar Heels striving for locker room harmony
Charlotte Observer

May showed up at media day Thursday in the Smith Center a trimmed-down, 257 pounds. He hasn't been this light since his freshman year at Bloomington (Ind.) North High. He also came away from his summer experience with a gold medal as part of the Sampson-coached USA Basketball junior national team.
Lighter May ready for new season
Greensboro News & Record

"I expect us to win every game, as many games as possible," May said. "I expect us to take the next step forward. Instead of being just a good team, I expect us to be one of the elite teams in the country and one of the teams everybody's talking about. I don't expect anything less than for us to be in St. Louis."
Tar Heels expect to be an elite team this season
Winston-Salem Journal

"Those three guys have gone through what no one (at UNC) has," the coach said. "They've paid a heck of a price. For this year to be the kind of year they want it to be, everybody else has got to do everything they possibly can.
Tar Heels expect return to basketball glory
Fayetteville Observer

Carolina Football

UNC is sticking with a three-tailback rotation for Saturday's game at Utah, but with a drastically different look than two games ago.
UNC's McGill healthy, but will split time
Durham Herald-Sun

When Madison Hedgecock left his farm on Abbott's Creek to attend college a few years ago, North Carolina's football coaches thought they were getting a big country boy who'd play any position he was asked to play.
UNC's Hedgecock comes with history
Greensboro News & Record

Ranked 11th in the Associated Press Top 25, the unbeaten Utes take on North Carolina at Rice-Eccles Stadium on Saturday night in a game that probably is their last, best chance to impress the rest of the country - particularly the sliver of it that votes in the national college football polls and generally doesn't think all that much of the Mountain West.
North Carolina is the Utes' last formidable foe - but is anyone paying attention?
Salt Lake Tribune

"They have some pretty decent athletes," said wide receiver Steve Savoy. "They're going to be pumped up and ready for Saturday."
Tar Heel QB is no stranger to coach Meyer
Deseret Morning News

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