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Carolina Football

Butch Davis isn't satisfied with one big win at North Carolina, and he doesn't want his players feeling that way, either.
Tar Heels wary of Gamecocks' defense
The Winston-Salem Journal

North Carolina football coach Butch Davis liked the looks of the temporary bleachers installed in Kenan Stadium's east end zone last week to accommodate about 1,000 extra fans. "It's nice," Davis said of the seating, which will also be in place for Saturday's game against No. 7 South Carolina. "It would look nicer with about 10,000 permanent ones down there in concrete with some skyboxes, some club seating, a new academic support system [building] and a new JumboTron." He might get his wish soon.
Kenan expansion planning 'on target'
The News and Observer

Mention Steve Spurrier's name around a bunch of North Carolina fans and you're likely to get a negative reaction.
South Carolina's talent, not coach, concerns Davis
The Fayetteville Observer

North Carolina coach Butch Davis admits he's copied Steve Spurrier. When Davis coached at Miami, his staff studied film of Spurrier's Florida team against Florida State. Davis said he'd steal some of Spurrier's strategies when it was Miami's turn to play Florida State.
Heels coach pays tribute to Spurrier
The Charlotte Observer

After three straight weeks of playing teams with fast, aggressive, top-30 defenses (South Florida, Virginia Tech and Miami), you'd think North Carolina would pretty much know what's coming when South Carolina visits Kenan Stadium on Saturday. Not so, according to coach Butch Davis.
UNC gets set for USC's 'D'
The Greensboro News-Record

Two weeks ago, North Carolina football coach Butch Davis asked his players to devote more time during the week to game preparation.
Davis wants even more effort in preparation for Gamecocks
The Durham Herald-Sun

Steve Spurrier meets Butch Davis on Saturday in Kenan Stadium. You excited? To put this matchup -- South Carolina (5-1) at North Carolina (2-4) -- in perspective, con-sider this: Spurrier's last swagger into Chapel Hill on Nov. 18, 1989, resulted in Duke's 41-0 blowout of Mack Brown's Tar Heels. Spurrier had a photograph taken of his players under the scoreboard after the game.
Years later, Spurrier remains a lightning rod for UNC fans
The Durham Herald-Sun

Just six weeks into the season, North Carolina's defensive backs are proving their worth as quick students of the game. The Tar Heels intercepted four passes in their win over Miami and are a big part of the team's steady improvement.
Tar Heels' defense, secondary improving
The Rocky Mount Telegram

Brandon Tate has spent the first half of the season proving something to coaches who no longer are with North Carolina. With every acrobatic catch and end-around rush, the Tar Heels receiver has tried to prove that his fired former coaches made a mistake by seemingly pigeonholing him as a kick and punt returner. Finally given a chance to contribute by new coach Butch Davis, Tate has shown a knack for rolling up yards and scoring touchdowns in a variety of ways.
North Carolina's Tate out to prove he's not just a return man
The Associated Press

After two defensive scores in the Kentucky win, North Carolina coach Butch Davis and the SEC were both left impressed by South Carolina defensive end Eric Norwood. Davis lavished praise on the sophomore during his news conference Monday. Meanwhile, the conference named Norwood its defensive player of the week.
Norwood earns praise, honors
The Charleston Post-Courier

First, Butch Davis requested tape of the South Carolina football team. Upon seeing it, the North Carolina coach apparently added an order of energy drinks for his staff.
Improved Tar Heels not looking for moral victories
The Columbia State

Carolina Basketball

On the 10th anniversary of his retirement, Dean Smith is still a busy fellow. In the Smith Center office that Smith shares with Bill Guthridge on the North Carolina campus, the telephones ring constantly and the letters keep pouring in from Tar Heels basketball fans and admirers worldwide.
Smith still going strong
The News and Observer

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