UNC set for scrimmage
The Durham (NC) Herald Sun
"While skeptics gaze at UNC's inexperienced defensive front line and bemoan its lack of a single linebacker with significant college game experience, an offense with a wealth of experience and scoring potential prepares for what it hopes will be a breakout 2002 season."
Offense could carry UNC in early going
The High Point (NC) Enterprise
"With two weeks to go before the season opener against Miami of Ohio, North Carolina has surpassed its season-ticket sales from last year."
Season ticket sales up
The Raleigh (NC) News and Observer
"The Green Bay Packers probably haven't expected this much from a pair of defensive ends since Reggie White and Sean Jones anchored the line."
Packers relying on defensive ends Holiday, Johnson
The Post Crescent (WI)
"Tonight will give the coaching staff a better look at first-round draft pick Julius Peppers, who was relatively invisible last week against the Redskins. Peppers, the second overall pick in the draft, hadn't practiced much the week before the Redskins game because of a headache and appeared fatigued on Washington's initial drive."
Starters ready for heavier workload
The Asheville (NC) Citizen Times