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"I decided to take it not because I wanted to get away from anything -- I really feel rooted here -- but as I went through the interview process, they just seemed like a group of special people and it just seemed like an opportunity that was too good to pass up," Mixon said of the Panthers' job.
UNC play-by-play man joins Panthers
Raleigh News & Observer

"I really wasn't sure I wanted it," Mixon said. "My wife and I have a great situation in Chapel Hill. But the more I talked with them, the more impressed I became with the people that work there. Plus, it's in the state of North Carolina. If this was play-by-play for the Cleveland Browns, I couldn't see myself doing that."
All ears on Mixon as Panthers' radio voice
Charlotte Observer

Mick Mixon has delivered play-by-play for everything from American Legion baseball to amateur boxing to college field hockey. Now, after 16 years as the football and basketball color analyst for North Carolina's radio network, he's jumping to the NFL.
Mixon officially joins Panthers
Greensboro News & Record

An anonymous fan's lead gift of $100,000 has inspired friends and admirers of the Voice of the Tar Heels to establish a Woody Durham Distinguished Professorship at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Sports announcer honored at UNC
Raleigh News & Observer

Carolina Basketball

Newcomer Boston College, Maryland and N.C. State should head the list of bona-fide challengers. Wake Forest, North Carolina and Georgia Tech fall into the category of proven programs with question marks, but it's safe to assume that at least two of them will be good.
ACC Report Cards
Winston-Salem Journal

Carolina Football

The ACC "is opposed to it," said Clough, who will be replaced at today's vote by Maryland President Dan Mote. "Football's different from other sports: These kids need a week off between games and the season goes on long enough. Most apparently are saying it's fine, but I don't think a vacuum necessarily has to be filled by playing another game."
NCAA might OK schedule expansion
Charlotte Observer

Starting in 2008, every Division I-A college football conference will get a chance at an automatic BCS bid -- but earning that select status will be more involved under a new proposal by officials who say they plan to evaluate the leagues from top to bottom.
BCS Opens Automatic-Qualification Standard
Durham Herald-Sun

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