"It's that time again, that time," said wide receiver Jesse Holley, who caught four passes for 62 yards in the scrimmage Wednesday. "It's been a productive training camp. I think we got a lot of things accomplished. Kudos to everybody. Everybody came out and worked hard."
UNC notebook: Heels finish up training camp
"It was so big," Sanders said of the storm. "I watched it on the news, and I was just worried about it the whole time. I was calling them during the storm -- cell phones worked during the storm -- and just checking up on them. My mom was sounding kind of nervous. But they went through Hurricane Camille and all that, so they were doing fine."
Sanders' family hit by Katrina in Gulfport, Miss.
Byron Sanders knows that his family in Gulfport, Miss., survived Hurricane Katrina, but he also knows that there are still serious problems at home and a long recovery is in order before conditions will approach normalcy.
The family of UNC's Sanders is coping with aftermath of storm
They will start Saturday and Sunday in the Bahamas, where the Tar Heels will meet club teams the Wreckers and the Shockers on a quick weekend trip.
"It's very important," said North Carolina forward David Noel. "It's definitely going to get us familiar with each other in a real game kind of setting."
Bahamas trip to help freshmen acclimate
Mike Copeland Jr. cleared his last barriers at North Carolina yesterday, becoming a member of the basketball program as a late but much-needed recruit.
Copeland clears last hurdle to join the UNC program