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Carolina Football

After North Carolina's 34-16 loss to Miami on Oct. 29, coach John Bunting decided to huddle with quarterback Matt Baker. Instead of meeting in the football office, he invited Baker to his house for dinner. Dawn Bunting served steak, crab cakes, potatoes and salad; her husband served food for thought.
Baker turns tables on frustration
Raleigh News & Observer

Matt Baker is as healthy as he's been since the first game of the season -- and he still limps around the locker room at Kenan Stadium every day after practice.
UNC's 'Mr. Glass' refuses to crack
Durham Herald-Sun

He'll make his fifth straight start Saturday in the Tar Heels' home finale against Duke. The former Cummings standout has parlayed preparation into performance and created high expectations for himself.
For Burlington sophomore, playing time comes the old fashion way at UNC
Greensboro News & Record

If any of his players expected his new job security to create a sense of complacency, they didn't yet know Bunting. His fiery spirit still emerges every time his team takes the field.
Defining John Bunting
Daily Tar Heel

Even if the Wolfpack and Heels qualify, they could be left scrambling for at-large berths in the Liberty Bowl or Poinsettia Bowl in the port city of San Diego, where Navy would be a more attractive choice. Bowl spots could come open if other leagues can't fill their allotments.
Bowl picture bleak for Heels, Pack
Greensboro News & Record

But for the most part the once-proud program has been a study in futility for much of the past 3 decades. Regardless of the outcome Saturday in the final game of 2005 against North Carolina, Duke will suffer an 11th consecutive losing season.
What happened to Duke football?
Fayetteville Observer

While overall opinions of the system have been positive, some of the league's coaches wouldn't mind seeing it tweaked, particularly when it comes to allowing coach's challenges.
ACC coaches put replay under review
Lynchburg News & Advance

Carolina Basketball

Felton, starting in place of injured Brevin Knight, ignited a 10-0 run late in the third quarter after Indiana had cut a 14-point deficit to 71-65. Felton hit two 3-pointers and fed fellow rookie and former UNC teammate Sean May, who had 15 points, with a no-look pass leading to a layup in the spurt.
Felton sparks Bobcats

Many Carolina students from Cleveland County are throwing down any loyalty that ever existed to their hometown Bulldogs for Saturday's basketball matchup.
Mixed emotions
Shelby Star

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