The football programs at Florida, Florida State and Miami have long garnered most of the headlines and hurrahs in the Sunshine State. But the "Big Three" may be on the verge of becoming the "Big Four." The University of South Florida keeps rising, a team determined to join Florida's elite.
No bull: USF among Florida's finest
The News and Observer
Coach Butch Davis is taking a hard look at his 1-2 North Carolina football team this week.
Davis says his Heels need to be more efficient
The Winston-Salem Journal
While the recent fortunes of the University of South Florida's football team - winning at Auburn, national rankings for the first time in the program's history - have caught national attention, there is no mistaking the mind-set of head coach Jim Leavitt.
Forget Everything but Tar Heels, Leavitt Says
The Lakeland Ledger
As far as University of South Florida wide receiver Taurus Johnson is concerned, the No. 23 Bulls are not only among the nation's best teams but also among Florida's ''Big 3'' schools.
Bulls Confident As Tar Heels Await
The Tampa Tribune
Butch Davis is just three games into his tenure as North Carolina's head football coach, so time is on his side with regard to building his program.
Trouble so far for Heels on the clock
The Durham Herald-Sun
O'Connell sophomore Kendall Marshall, who was anointed the nation's top basketball player for his age as an 11-year-old sixth-grader, yesterday announced he has orally committed to play college basketball for North Carolina.
O'Connell Sophomore Commits to N. Carolina
The Washington Post
North Carolina is conducting a review to determine whether NCAA rules were broken during a basketball recruit's campus visit last weekend.
Tar Heels investigate possible violation
The Charlotte Observer