Head over heels
The Raleigh News and Observer
"The mood may be tempered somewhat today, but there's a definite buzz in the air at UNC as the Tar Heels prepare to face powerhouse Texas on Saturday.''
Just another ‘Super Bowl-type' game for Heels
The Durham Herald Sun
"Bunting shrugged off the light drizzle to shake hands, converse with and extend thanks to as many of students as possible. Bunting wasn't sure he met everyone in line, but he felt as if he must have come close."
Anticipation builds for UNC-Texas
The High Point Enterprise
"Bunting chatted with sleepy-eyed students, some of whom had gotten in line at 6:30 a.m. for tickets to see the Tar Heels tackle Mack Brown and his third-ranked Texas Longhorns. Bunting chatted with their mothers and girlfriends, too, interrupting conversations students were having with their loved one on cell phones as they waited in line."
Chapel Hill buzz : Texas is coming
The Burlington Times News
"John Bunting has a hard time getting Dexter Reid to crack a smile at practice, and the odds for getting one from North Carolina's top defensive player this week are less than usual."
UNC free safety Reid leads ACC in tackles
The Asheville Citizen Times
"North Carolina's Tuesday-morning weight-lifting session was ending yesterday when conditioning coach Jeff Connors broke his normal pattern and spoke at length to the players."
Chapel Hill gearing up for visitors from Texas
The Winston Salem Journal
"Now that North Carolina has won a game and a highly ranked opponent is coming to town, a sudden, infectious surge of football excitement seems to have gripped the campus."
Texas game brings thrills to Chapel Hill
The Greensboro News and Record
"Four days before kickoff and already a buzz has surrounded the University of North Carolina. Just ask John Bunting."
Excitement growing for Heels
The Gaston Gazette
"Flash back to Sept. 8, 2001, at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. No sooner had the Longhorns faithful flashed the "hook 'em" sign, there was Nathan Vasher carrying back a North Carolina punt 59 yards to the Tar Heels 5-yard line. Two plays later, quarterback Chris Simms dove over the goal line and the Horns led 14-0."
Dascenzo: The most dangerous man in Texas
The Durham Herald Sun
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