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If Carolina doesn't want its big donors sticking their noses into the athletics department's business, the university should get out of that business, pack up and move to Division III. At that level, there's no pressure, no television, no need for big arenas or big donors.
Gripes go with territory
Raleigh News & Observer

Carolina Football

Sophomore Chad Scott is getting his first chance of the season to start, and the challenge couldn't be much bigger.
Tar Heels to start Scott
Raleigh News & Observer

McGill and Lewis are not the only hobbled Tar Heels. Tight end Justin Phillips, defensive ends Melik Brown and Hilee Taylor, linebacker Victor Worsley and special-teamer Cori Powell will miss the game with injuries.
Injuries leave UNC backfield in shambles
Durham Herald-Sun

Kids will say anything these days, you know it. Miami quarterback Brock Berlin said earlier this week, "North Carolina is a good football team. They're a good defense."
Dascenzo: Can the Canes be stopped?
Durham Herald-Sun

Unlike last week with many Miami and N.C. State players knowing each other, Parrish, who's from Miami, said he doesn't know anyone on the North Carolina team. The Tar Heels will meet the Hurricanes soon enough.
'Canes blow into Chapel Hill
Shelby Star

While North Carolina strong safety Gerald Sensabaugh passed out a few compliments to the University of Miami offense, it's his slams that have been brought to the attention of Hurricanes' players.
Too much of the same?
Florida Today

Center Joel Rodriguez has practiced at full strength the past two days and will start . Redshirt freshman Derrick Morse has practiced at right guard all week and will make the first start of his career in place of injured junior Tyler McMeans .
Coker encouraged by good week of practice
St. Petersburg Times

Hester played two snaps on offense, lining up at fullback on one play and wide receiver on the other. He did not touch the ball, but his presence alone opened up Miami's offense. UM's coaches aren't revealing just how they will use Hester at North Carolina on Saturday.
Hurricanes' Hester is a triple threat
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

University of Miami center Joel Rodriguez compares new starting right guard Derrick Morse to the ''Tazmanian Devil,'' and visions of the soft-spoken Morse on the football field immediately come to life -- eyes wide with anger, tongue hanging out, arms ready to lunge and clouds of dust encircling him
Morse to start for improving O-line
Bradenton Herald

Carolina Basketball

"I don't know what Coach (Williams) wants me to do right now, but I know what I'm ready to give him," Grant said. "I'm going to get some rebounds, I'm going to block some shots and I'm going to be a defensive stopper in the lane."
Grant ready to produce right now
Greensboro News & Record

"The difference is the proximity, the localization of the whole league for such a long period of time," North Carolina coach Roy Williams said. "Now we're all the way up and down the entire Eastern seaboard. ... This is like going from a caveman to living in space."
ACC turns over an expanded leaf
USA Today

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