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Carolina Football

If North Carolina starting quarterback Matt Baker should have to miss a play because of a cramp, a series because of a muscle pull or a game because of a break, at least one of his potential backups won't have any excuse for not knowing his receivers' patterns.
Heels still unsettled at QB
Raleigh News & Observer

North Carolina has decided two key position battles and left one open-ended heading into Saturday's season-opening game at Georgia Tech.
Carey and Edwards a winning ticket for Tar Heels
Greensboro News & Record

Georgia Tech coach Chan Gailey offered a suggestion in the name of fairness several weeks ago. "Don't you think they should have to turn off their TV sets?" Gailey said, half-joking.
Tar Heels tune in to Georgia Tech's playbook
Greensboro News & Record

The depth chart still sports the word "or" plenty of times, but North Carolina's starting lineup became clearer Tuesday.
Bunting settles some positions
Durham Herald-Sun

A group of 15 to 20 North Carolina football players met last Saturday at the rented townhouse of linebacker Tom-my Richardson to enjoy a night off from practice, and to scout on its own for this week's season opener.
Jackets' big victory does not deter Heels
Winston-Salem Journal

"It's like Mother Nature just decided to scratch her chin and say 'I'm going to create me something special right here,' " Panthers radio announcer Mick Mixon said of Peppers, whom he covered during his days as a broadcaster for University of North Carolina football and basketball.
Julius Peppers
Raleigh News & Observer

It didn't take long for Georgia Tech to grab the attention of college football's pollsters. The Yellow Jackets vaulted into the Top 25 of both major polls on the strength of their 23-14 victory against No. 16 Auburn on Saturday. Tech is ranked No. 17 in the Associated Press poll and 21 in the USA TODAY coaches' ranking.
No big buzz
Macon Telegraph

In that case, it might be more helpful for Daniels to reflect on the 2003 game, in which he rushed for 240 yards and Tech won, 41-24. "All I'm thinking about this week is North Carolina," Daniels said.
Division schedule on road after Heels
Atlanta J-C

The Tar Heels have the advantage of surprise. They've had time to install new plays, new formations and new schemes they'll unveil for the first time Saturday afternoon. Meanwhile, Tech showed its hand in its victory over Auburn
A game under belt no automatic edge
Atlanta J-C

Carolina Basketball

North Carolina's two freshman post players did demonstrate their value in blowout victories against two club teams from the Bahamas. Williams said highly recruited forward Tyler Hansbrough displayed toughness and tenacity on the boards as expected.
UNC injuries hamper learning
Charlotte Observer

Roy Williams returned from the Bahamas feeling glad that he and his team had a chance to go. But the North Carolina men's basketball coach said a couple of factors -- injuries and the competition -- prevented his players from benefiting as much as they might have from the two-day trip.
Williams: Ginyard, Tar Heels recuperating after trip
Durham Herald-Sun

Two easy wins in exhibition games in the Bahamas last weekend capped an early week of work for North Carolina's basketball team, but didn't solve any problems or answer any of Coach Roy Williams' questions.
Heels get preseason work in basketball
Winston-Salem Journal

Sean May's butterball days appear over. The ex-Tar Heel looked buff Tuesday while shooting a commercial for the Charlotte Bobcats. He said he weighs more than he did last winter, but that's more muscle and less fat, which he credits in part to a high-protein diet.
A slimmer and buffer Sean May
Charlotte Observer

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