There won't be a Ferris wheel or a midway at Kenan Stadium on Saturday, but Brandon Tate still plans on opening a freak show in North Carolina's football opener.
Big-Play Guys: Tar Heels hoping that receivers Tate, Nicks can help provide spark for offense
The Winston Salem Journal
When Butch Davis' unveiled North Carolina's depth chart for Saturday's game vs. James Madison, the reality of the Tar Heels youth became more clear.
Young Heels to get a trial by fire
The Wilmington Star
It's hard to believe a young man who stands 6-foot-6 and weighs 260 pounds would be ill-prepared for anything related to football.
Randall hopes he'll come up big for Heels
The Daily Reflector
Logically, the 2007 University of North Carolina football team should not win with any regularity. This is a transition year for the Tar Heels, and the hurdles appear insurmountable for a team filled with underclassmen taking a crash course in college football.
Tar Heels face first test of 2007
The Chapel Hill News
North Carolina lost a major recruiting battle Monday when Southern Cal running back Emmanuel Moody decided to transfer to Florida instead of joining the Tar Heels.
But in this case, losing wasn't a total washout for UNC.
UNC makes impression despite losing RB
The Fayetteville Observer
North Carolina has named captains for its season-opening football game, Coach Butch Davis said Tuesday after practice. UNC's coaching staff assigned captain status to two players each from offense, defense and special teams for the Tar Heels' game against James Madison on Saturday (6 p.m., ESPN360) at Kenan Stadium.
Davis, Tar Heels name six game captains for opener vs. Dukes
The Durham Herald Sun
D.J. Brandon's going to get a chance to play football in Kenan Stadium, after all.
Only thing, it will be as a linebacker for James Madison, not the North Carolina team he wanted to play for during his days as a stellar, two-sport athlete at Raleigh's Enloe High.
Former Enloe star gets chance to play at Kenan
The News and Observer