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Carolina is one of about a dozen schools with an all-sports contract. Under an 8-year, $28.34 million deal signed in 2001, Nike supplies more than $2 million worth of shoes and swoosh-embossed apparel and equipment per year for 28 Tar Heels sports teams; that includes about $58,500 per year for men's basketball.
Many long to be in Tar Heels' shoes
Raleigh News & Observer

Terry's highlight-reel, one-handed dunk over Andrew Brackman at N.C. State was one of the signature moments of North Carolina's seven-game winning streak to end the regular season. He has shed the second-team all-state label, and nobody questions anymore whether he was good enough to be on scholarship at North Carolina.
'Bad criticism' brings good things to Terry
Charlotte Observer

"We're not ready to hang it up yet," Noel said. "I think we have six more games left in us."
Noel confident freshmen will deliver
Greensboro News & Record

"They're still freshmen, and they've never played in the NCAA Tournament," Williams said on Tuesday. "They're going to face things and see things now that they've never faced before. But they've been through a whole season of college basketball, and they understand the quickness, they understand the speed, they understand the power, the physicalness of play."
UNC's freshmen get first shot at NCAAs
Durham Herald-Sun

Williams wasn't pleased with the fact that the NCAA has reduced practice sessions at game sites from 50 minutes to 40 minutes for this year's NCAA Tournament.
Reduced practice time doesn't sit well with Williams
Durham Herald-Sun

North Carolina will have one of the youngest and least experienced teams in the NCAA Tournament, but David Noel has no doubts that it can defend the national championship that it won last season in St. Louis.
EAGER: Young Heels say they are ready
Winston-Salem Journal

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