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Carolina Basketball

"[My wife] Wanda even made the statement, 'If this is all there is to it, why did we want this so badly?' " Williams said, grinning as he remembered his hectic offseason. "I said, 'Well, that's an easy question to answer, because you have that satisfaction, and no one can take it away.'"
How Roy spent his summer
Raleigh News & Observer

The Summer of Roy was consumed more by the pursuit of high school prospects than the pursuit of accolades, honoraria and low golf scores.
The party ends for national champs
Greensboro News & Record

Roy Williams' favorite three words during the preseason have been "I don't know." As in, "I don't know" how North Carolina's revamped roster will perform. Or "I don't know" how quickly the team's five freshmen will adjust to ACC basketball.
Tar Heels to get some answers tonight
Durham Herald-Sun

Hanger has set fairly modest goals for his team. The Broncos hope to keep the Tar Heels from scoring 100 points, but Hanger said he wants them to do it without having to play a much slower game than they normally do. He also wants Fayetteville State to execute the things its been working on the past few weeks.
Fayetteville State basketball team to play North Carolina
Fayetteville Observer

Let's say you're a North Carolina fan. Let's say you're a North Carolina fan from Latta, S.C.
A rude welcome
Charlotte Observer

Carolina Football

North Carolina's football team hasn't flown across the Bermuda Triangle recently, but it seems so, the way its receivers have mysteriously vanished at a critical point of the season.
UNC's receivers are struggling
Winston-Salem Journal

North Carolina must deal with him this week, when the Eagles come to Chapel Hill to play the Tar Heels on Saturday at noon. The Tar Heels have a good idea what they're up against, having played against BC last season in the Continental Tire Bowl and watching Kiwanuka rack up 1½ sacks and five tackles for lost yardage.
Kiwanuka still a force on the line
Durham Herald-Sun

Without question, it was the (trick) play that propelled Boston College to a 37-24 victory over North Carolina in last year's Continental Tire Bowl in Charlotte, N.C.
Surprise was on their side
Boston Globe

"We know UNC is kind of gunning for us," Ross said. "They all said, ‘BC beat us up last year.' They've had this game circled on their schedule, and they want a little payback."
Eagles wary of Heels' revenge factor
Boston Herald

Reed, who made 16 of 20 field-goal attempts for the 2000 North Carolina Tar Heels, is a remarkable story.
Jeff Reed suddenly a superstar
Durham Herald-Sun

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