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Carolina Basketball

The next game is today (noon, WRAL), and it features the two winningest programs in the history of college basketball. Kentucky is No. 1 in victories (1,930) and winning percentage (.763), and UNC ranks second in both categories (1,888 wins, .732).
UNC hopes to ride momentum against Kentucky
The Durham Herald-Sun

Even with legendary Kentucky at the door for a noon game today, the specter of a letdown in Chapel Hill looms larger than visions of Tubby Smith with his jacket off, Adolph Rupp with his double-breasted brown coat on or Jeff Sheppard winning the MVP at the Final Four in the Alamodome.
A UNC-Kentucky matchup is always meaningful
The News and Observer

College basketball's most successful program of all time will visit North Carolina today, and Coach Roy Williams is wondering how ready his team will be to meet the challenge.
UNC coming off high of beating Ohio State
The Winston-Salem Journal

Having lost its two previous games against ranked opponents, Kentucky wants to prove something in today's game at No. 7 North Carolina.
UK has something to prove
The Lexington Herald-Leader

Losses in recent recruiting competitions will make a Kentucky victory at North Carolina today harder to achieve. In the last two years, UK unsuccessfully recruited North Carolina's two leading players: sophomore center Tyler Hansbrough and freshman forward Brandan Wright.
Two Tar Heels stars were on UK's list
The Lexington Herald-Leader

Carolina Football

Butch Davis, the new coach at North Carolina, has fired three assistant coaches, including offensive coordinator Frank Cignetti, UNC said yesterday.
Davis fires three assistants, including Cignetti
The Winston Salem Journal

Butch Davis has started to shape his coaching staff, dismissing three of North Carolina's assistant football coaches.
Cignetti, Gutekunst, Weber won't return to UNC staff
The Durham Herald-Sun

New North Carolina football coach Butch Davis has chosen not to retain offensive coordinator Frank Cignetti, offensive line coach Mark Weber and assistant head coach John Gutekunst, a team spokesman said Friday.
Davis lets three UNC coaches go
The News and Observer

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