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Carolina Basketball

"The term "secondary break," which sounds like a team doctor's diagnosis, is being bantered about as often as "zone blitz" and "BALCO." It's not sufficient to describe a basketball team's transition game as simply running from one end of the court to the other in hopes of getting there faster than the opponent to make an easy basket.
Breaking down UNC's fast break
The News-Observer

North Carolina players will be thinking about Wake Forest when it enters Sunday afternoon's Atlantic Coast Conference opener at Virginia Tech. The Tar Heels dropped a triple-overtime decision to the Demon Deacons last December to open league play and then had to wait three weeks before facing another ACC foe.
ACC Basketball Notes
The Shelby Star

"Jamison performs, speaks and carries himself as if he walked out of an NBA marketing seminar, the one in which league officials implore their law-abiding, image-conscious veterans to sell their product during turbulent times. Along the way, he has helped the Wizards captivate the District's beleaguered basketball fans.
Jamison Comes Clean
The Washington Post

Carolina Football

"North Carolina tight end Jon Hamlett, who pleaded guilty Thursday to misdemeanor possession of a firearm on campus, will be allowed to play in the Continental Tire Bowl, a team spokesman said."
UNC's Hamlett to play in bowl
The News-Observer

"Tight end Jon Hamlett received deferred prosecution and a plea deal on a gun charge in court Thursday morning and returned to North Carolina's football practice in the afternoon."
Tar Heels' Hamlett takes plea
The Charlotte Observer

"A few weeks ago, Julius Peppers was asked if he could some day own the NFL sack record. For Peppers, the Carolina Panthers' third-year defensive end, the idea sounded limiting."
Panthers Are Finding Out That Peppers Can Do It All
The New York Times

"Opponents double-team Julius Peppers, the defensive end, all the time. So, why not double-cover Peppers, the wide receiver?"
Panthers add dash of Peppers to passing game
The Greensboro News and Record

"Rice is one of three linebackers from Northwest North Carolina - along with Mount Tabor's Derek Nicholson and Glenn's Antonio Lyons - who will be counted on to make similar plays against South Carolina in Saturday's 68th Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas. Kickoff will be at 1 p.m. at Wofford's Gibbs Stadium"
3 top area defenders will be playing in the Shrine Bowl
The Winston-Salem Journal

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