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Carolina Football


On any given day, North Carolina offensive coordinator Gary Tranquill has at least a half-dozen notebooks in use. A spiral pad in his bedroom, good for midnight musings on rival defenses. A smaller jotter in his car, convenient for pondering plays during traffic jams.
Tranquill is worth noting
Raleigh News & Observer


North Carolina receiver Jesse Holley said Thursday he broke the third metacarpal bone in his left hand during the second quarter Saturday -- but it didn't keep him from finishing the upset of No. 4 Miami. And he said it won't keep him from playing against No. 18 Virginia Tech, either.
Holley has hurt hand
Raleigh News & Observer


"It probably won't hit me until I'm down there with my parents," said Durant, one of 20 UNC seniors who will bid farewell to Kenan on Saturday against Virginia Tech. "I'm just trying to take care of business."
Durant looks back fondly on Kenan
Durham Herald-Sun


Memo to all those paying particular attention to Saturday's Virginia Tech at North Carolina football game: If you have a ticket, remain in your seats until the end. Keep your television sets on if you're watching at home or at your favorite watering hole.
Dascenzo: Heels-Hokies an intriguing matchup
Durham Herald-Sun


But midway through the second quarter, North Carolina center Jason Brown saw the first sign of what was to come: Miami defenders hunched over, hands on their knees and gasping for air.
UNC's line made Miami gasp for air
Greensboro News & Record


"It's been a learning process, but it's been a pretty good season so far," the 6-0, 195-pound Taylor said. "I've tried to hustle, fly to the football and I've been able to make a couple of plays. It's been nice."
Tar Heels' Taylor ready to tackle Tech
Richmond Times-Dispatch


Led by Tapp, Tech's defense has regained its bite this season. The ferocious 6-foot-1, 265-pound junior from Chesapeake leads the Hokies in tackles for loss (10 1/2 ), sacks (5 1/2 ) and quarterback hurries (16). His 43 tackles - a staggering amount for a lineman in eight games - is second-best on the country's seventh-ranked defense.
Dining on foes' offenses
Roanoke Times


Carolina Basketball


Winston-Salem State players don't have to be reminded how talented their opponent will be tonight. And they know that playing North Carolina at the Smith Center in Chapel Hill in an exhibition game won't be just like any other game.
Rams psyched about the chance to take on Heels
Winston-Salem Journal


Corey Parker, a transfer from Campbell, came off the bench and did an excellent job of running the team against Radford. He had 12 points in 17 minutes with one assist and two steals against three turnovers.
WSSU Basketball Notebook
Winston-Salem Journal


Williams, like any college coach, wants his players to do what they do best and avoid exposing their weaknesses. For the 6-foot-5 Manuel, that means locking down an opposing guard or small forward with defense. And last season it meant not shooting the ball except in transition.
THE STRAIGHT SHOOTER
Greensboro News & Record


Yes, Franklin Street will be the toast of the basketball world, and nobody will be smiling more than the Michelangelo of coaches, Dean Smith, as he watches his pupil paint a true hoops masterpiece.
You heard it here first, baby: North Carolina
USA Today


It was the expansion Bobcats' first game and, for Jamison, it didn't come too soon. Afterward, he spoke as if he still lived in the state, not like someone who moved away six years ago after his Tar Heels career ended. He's building a house in the Charlotte area and will live here in the offseason.
Jamison back at home in `basketball country'
Charlotte Observer



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