North Carolina will get $1 million for expenses, national notoriety and even portable DVD players as gifts for earning a berth in the Dec. 30 Continental Tire Bowl. But the coaches say the Tar Heels are already benefiting from one of the most important perks -- extra workouts.
Bowling has its benefits
Raleigh News & Observer
By now you know that Mack Brown will be coaching in the Rose Bowl. And by now you know his chances of doing that if he had remained at North Carolina, where he coached the Tar Heels 10 seasons (1988-97), were next to zero.
Dascenzo: Will you give Mack a break?
University of North Carolina football coach John Bunting, in town to recruit the Gryphons' Stephan Virgil, sat courtside with Virgil's parents and chatted with Rocky Mount football coach B.W. Holt Wednesday night.
UNC football coach watches RM boys win another game
Rocky Mount Telegram
"We haven't peaked yet. You can see that," said May, the Tar Heels' center. "There's some slippage out there. When we get up 20 (points) sometimes teams are able to get it back down to 10 and seven. A good team will just put the hammer down when they're up 20 and they'll go up 40. We're not quite where we need to be, but we're getting there."
Tar Heels use break to pause, reflect
First, our top-10 candidates for the award given to college hoops' top player: 1. Rashad McCants (6-3, Jr., North Carolina)
What he's done so far: (as of Dec. 4, team was 6-1): 20.3 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.7 steals per game; .530 FG percentage, including .535 on 3's. Why we put him here: His attitude can be dissected from now until the day he enters the NBA draft but it's tough to dispute, considering the quality of competition, that anyone has played better so far.
Wooden Award candidates
Not only are seven ACC teams ranked in both polls – six in the top 13 and all seven in the top 19 in the coaches poll – but the state of North Carolina is more respected than ever.