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North Carolina's destination will be Charlottesville, where the South's oldest football rivalry will crank up for the 111th time in a game at Virginia. North Carolina will be playing its first game without linebacker Larry Edwards, who was the team's leading tackler, and has had five days to prepare replacements after last weekend's game.
Tar Heels trying for win over Cavaliers
The Winston Salem Journal

North Carolina's football team doesn't have time to feel sorry for itself. Perhaps that's one of the few positives as the Tar Heels try to end a few lengthy streaks tonight at Virginia.
Tar Heels try to turn season around
The Burlington Times-News

Critics would argue that tonight's ACC slam-dance between host Virginia and North Carolina isn't worthy of ESPN's primetime spot. Oh contraire. While the two old crusty rivals' records might not qualify as must see TV, there's plenty of drama set to unfold at Scott Stadium this evening.
UNC-UVa has plenty of intrigue
The Daily Progress

The reality is that Virginia (2-5 overall, 1-2 ACC) has lost four of its last five games, blowing a 20-point halftime lead Saturday against the Terps. It doesn't matter that North Carolina, the Cavs' opponent for tonight's 7:45 ESPN-televised matchup, has not won at Scott Stadium since 1981.
Heels could help cure Cavs' woes
The Roanoke Times

The Virginia Cavaliers (2-5, 1-2 ACC) will attempt to rebound after a close 28-26 loss to Maryland last Saturday as they face the North Carolina Tar Heels (1-5, 0-3 ACC) tonight at 7:30 in Scott Stadium.
Cavs ready for Tar Heels, national spotlight
The Cavalier Daily

Rome began running routes for quarterbacks Joe Dailey and Cam Sexton. One thing led to another, and before spring practice, Rome ran one more route: to the office of head coach John Bunting.
With position switch, Rome carves out a niche at UNC
The Virginian-Pilot

Like any other football coach, North Carolina's John Bunting would like to see his team score more touchdowns than field goals. But if the Tar Heels need three points, Bunting has the utmost faith in junior place-kicker Connor Barth. Unfortunately for Bunting, the Tar Heels (1-5, 0-3 ACC) have turned the ball over to the point where Barth isn't getting too many cracks at splitting the uprights. Barth is 5-for-5 in field goal attempts this season, the least amount in the league.
UNC knows turnovers hurt its kicking game
The Rocky Mount Telegram

Wesley Flagg was supposed to be in New Berlin, N.Y., right now attending Milford Academy. But instead Flagg will be in Charlottesville, Va., today where he's expected to play a major role for the North Carolina Tar Heels as they kick off the second half of their 2006 season against Virginia.
Long, strange trip for Flagg
The Fayetteville Observer

Cold weather always was Kareen Taylor's favorite. But a January day back in 2002 was bad enough to make anyone, even Taylor, rethink that. And if Taylor had one thing that day, it was time to think.
UNC football player beat the odds to reach the peak of success
The Durham Herald Sun

ESPN can't be thrilled about televising a college football game that matches teams with a combined record of 3-10, but a deal is a deal.
UNC-Virginia: must-miss TV?
The Richmond Times-Dispatch

North Carolina heads into its 7:45 game tonight at Virginia with a 1-5 record, no victories against Division I-A teams and a 114-24 scoring deficit in its three ACC losses.
No blue skies in the forecast
The Charlotte Observer

Even though he's done a good job of keeping his players in school and out of trouble and is in the process of compiling another top recruiting class, Bunting is coming down the homestretch of his Tar Heel career. It's only a matter of when and how it will end.
Bunting has had his turn
The Fayetteville Observer

If the season keeps going the same way, and progress is not shown, Bunting's bosses have three options.
Tar Heels have options with Bunting
The News and Observer

If North Carolina does have to hire a new football coach, these 10 individuals meet some key criteria. They have clean NCAA records, Division I-A head coaching experience and likely would be within Carolina's financial reach.
Who would UNC consider?
The News and Observer

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