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The University of North Carolina on Wednesday denied a published report stating that athletics director Dick Baddour is in the process of being reassigned.
UNC criticizes reports on Baddour
Raleigh News & Observer

Richard "Stick" Williams, chairman of the University of North Carolina Board of Trustees, dismissed a published report that athletics director Dick Baddour will be reassigned to another job at the school.
N. Carolina officials dismiss AD rumors
Charlotte Observer

Carolina Football

Connor Barth hasn't attempted a late-game, hamstring-tightening kick yet for North Carolina. But he's ready for that scenario should he be needed after passing nearly every other kicking test so far for the Tar Heels.
Connor kicks back
Durham Herald-Sun

Coach John Bunting said Jacque Lewis and Ronnie McGill, who have scored seven of the Tar Heels' 11 rushing touchdowns, won't play unless they're healthy enough to practice. Neither has practiced so far this week.
Heels may be without 2 top running backs
Jacksonville Daily News

Even though he has led the Hurricanes to a 16-2 record as a starter the past two seasons, including a 6-0 start this year, Berlin has often been booed -- even in a spring game -- and widely criticized by Miami supporters and analysts.
Miami's Berlin keeps coming back
Raleigh News & Observer

Tailbacks Frank Gore and Tyrone Moss have not broken a run longer than 37 yards, and Soldinger said a lot of that has to do with opponents stacking the line of scrimmage, daring quarterback Brock Berlin to beat them.
Passing success curtails UM runners
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

University of Miami senior defensive tackle Santonio Thomas underwent arthroscopic knee surgery Wednesday at Doctors Hospital in Coral Gables, leaving new starter Kareem Brown eager to show coaches that his play last week was not a fluke.
Brown capably filling the gap
Tallahassee Democrat

"No. 1, the name of the game is winning ...," Bunting said. "You want to see progress. ... Sometimes you take over a great program. Sometimes you take over a program that's in disarray."
ACC coaches feel for Zook
Raleigh News & Observer

They'll play in the Dec. 18 benefit all-star game at 1 p.m. at Wofford's Gibbs Stadium in Spartanburg. The game, in its 68th year, pits North Carolina's top 44 seniors against those from South Carolina.
N.C. Shrine Bowl Roster
Charlotte Observer

Ragsdale running back Toney Baker unofficially secured the top spot as North Carolina's all-time leading rusher for high school football last week. Now the question is where he stands nationally.
Ragsdale's Baker ranks third nationally, for now
Greensboro News & Record

Athletics Director Dick Baddour said the '96-97class was more the exception than the rule. UNC's four-year percentage stands at 53 percent and would be even higher if not for the class that Baddour labeled an "anomaly."
Numbers don't tell whole story on graduation rates
Durham Herald-Sun

Carolina Basketball

"To be preseason No. 1, that's quite an honor," UNC coach Sylvia Hatchell said. "The expectations are extremely high, but, hey, we've got to love the competition and the pressure and embellish the situation that we're in. We've got a lot to live up to."
UNC women overtake Duke for No. 1 in ACC preseason poll
Durham Herald-Sun

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