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Carolina Football


This week, the Tar Heels will welcome back about 50 members of the 1980 ACC championship team, the last UNC football team to win a conference crown. Coach John Bunting, who played at UNC from 1969-71, wants every former Tar Heel to feel as involved with the program as he is.
Bunting reaching out to former UNC players
Raleigh News & Observer

When North Carolina coach John Bunting named Jesse Holley a game captain before Saturday's 16-14 victory against Boston College, the junior receiver from Roselle, N.J., was thrown off stride.
UNC football notes: Heels wideout 'Wanna be startin' somethin'
Greensboro News & Record

"Rotating eight guys has been a huge factor, especially on a warm day like it was Saturday," said assistant Ken Browning, who coaches the defensive tackles.
Fresh Heels keep up defensive heat
Raleigh News & Observer

Despite posting two victories in three consecutive games against ranked football teams, North Carolina coach John Bunting is concerned about the Tar Heels offense. North Carolina scored four touchdowns over those three games, and one came on a kickoff return.
Red zone stumps Heels
Charlotte Observer

North Carolina will have to be on guard Saturday, according to Coach John Bunting, if it wants to beat one of the ACC's most devious teams.
Well-rested Terrapins have Bunting worried
Winston-Salem Journal

For the past two seasons, North Carolina's offense had to make up for the struggles of its defense and give the Tar Heels any chance to win. Those days are over. Suddenly it's the defense leading the way as the offense struggles to put points on the scoreboard with any consistency.
Tar Heels know offense has to improve
AP

The Maryland football team will have its starting quarterback as it heads into its final three games, a stretch that will determine whether the Terrapins will return to the postseason after a one-year hiatus.
Terps get Hollenbach back at key time
Washington Times

"Obviously we're concerned at how well he'll hold up, but I think we've been doing everything we've done before," Friedgen said. "I'm hoping he'll be able to run the whole [offense]. ... I think he's our best quarterback."
Hollenbach to start
Baltimore Sun

"You can text them 100 times a day if you want," North Carolina football assistant Tommy Thigpen said.
Text messages become a cell-ing point
Greensboro News & Record

Carolina Basketball


After Wright announced his commitment, analysts Gibbons and Dave Telep of Scout.com moved North Carolina's class ahead of Ohio State's to No. 1 in the rankings. Roy Williams had achieved a recruiting coup on the heels of the NCAA championship. "It puts a big target on our back," Wright said. "We've got to go out now and perform. And I think we will."
How UNC reeled in the No. 1 '06 class
Charlotte Observer

The University of North Carolina is expected to sign the best set of high school basketball players in the country beginning today, the first day of the fall signing period.
Heels at head of class
Raleigh News & Observer

"Roy Williams has done some amazing things in recruiting at North Carolina and Kansas, but what he's never done is land the top players at three different positions," Telep said. "That's fairly remarkable."
Signing day: 'Haves' about to become 'Have mores'
Durham Herald-Sun

"What concerns me most is we will reach our potential and it won't be good enough. This is a pretty doggone good league."
New season, new team, new challenge
Asheville Citizen-Times


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