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Carolina Football

UNC has only one more day, and has had only four days total, to get ready for Thursday's game at Virginia. In short order, Coach John Bunting must patch up an already stressed defense, reinforce his team's sagging confidence after five losses in six games, and come up with a plan that will deliver the Tar Heels' first victory in Scott Stadium since 1981.
Bunting to Heels:Let's have fun
The Winston Salem Journal

John Bunting feels your pain, North Carolina football supporters. At 1-5 and winless against Division I-A opponents this season, the Tar Heels coach is just as frustrated as many in the fan base.
Bunting relates to fans' misery
The News and Observer

Maybe using 12 players at a time instead of 11 will finally solve the problems of the ACC's worst defense. Before visions of yellow flags start dancing in your head, understand that North Carolina coach John Bunting is using this creative solution only during practice.
Tar Heels count on sophomore for help
The Charlotte Observer

Larry Edwards likely will miss the rest of the season because of a broken collarbone. But the fact that the word is "likely" and not "definitely" gives North Carolina's senior linebacker some hope.
UNC's Edwards holding out hope for return
The Durham Herald-Sun

Coach John Bunting said Tuesday that North Carolina's football fans have the right to be angry with the way the season has gone. But he refused to acknowledge that the program is headed in the wrong direction.
Bunting understands fans' anger
The Burlington Times-News

At least three North Carolina football players said yesterday that the team hasn't lost confidence in Coach John Bunting despite this season's troubles.
Players say they support Bunting
The Winston-Salem Journal

Football can be a cruel game. North Carolina is 1-5 after six games in John Bunting's sixth season at the helm. The one victory is over I-AA Furman. There's nothing pretty about that. Nothing for fans to get excited about there. No obvious reason to expect a bowl berth in 2006, nor a winning record for that matter.
Judging the facts on Bunting
The Rocky Mount Telegram

Carolina Basketball

Brendan Haywood has grown accustomed to his spot in the Washington Wizards' starting lineup. Haywood, who played at North Carolina from 1997-2001, started 70 games last season for the Wizards and has started at least 59 games in each of his last four seasons in the NBA. So the notion that he might enter the 2006-07 season as a backup has given him some extra motivation during the preseason.
Ex-UNC star Haywood fired up for new season
The Durham Herald-Sun

Former University of North Carolina standouts Raymond Felton, Sean May, Antawn Jamison and Brendan Haywood returned to the Smith Center and once again gave Tar Heels fans something to cheer about Tuesday night.
Ex-Tar Heels share exhibition spotlight
The Burlington Times-News

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