Friday's UNC Links

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Carolina Football

Last week it was Navy's option attack. This week it's North Carolina's receivers. Hakeem Nicks, Brandon Tate, Brooks Foster and Greg Little have Wake Forest defensive coordinator Dean Hood looking like "a basket case" for the second week in a row, according to coach Jim Grobe.
Deacs fret over UNC wideouts
The Charlotte Observer

It's almost hard to believe they are the same person. One Hilee Taylor - the one that exists during the week - is reserved, soft-spoken and modest. He wears a gold cross necklace and a light-hearted grin, and if it weren't for his 6-3, 245-pound frame, he'd seem like the unlikeliest candidate for theatrics.
A softspoken sack master
The Daily Tar Heel

Durell Mapp packed his bags, ready to head off to Fork Union Military Academy. He had hoped to spend his first year out of high school somewhere else — on a Division I football team, preferably — but he saw his upcoming year at Fork Union as an opportunity. No coaches in Division I wanted him on their football team? He would show them.
Mapping progress
The Durham Herald-Sun

As goals go, Coach Jim Grobe of Wake Forest said, getting a sixth victory to become bowl eligible is hardly the stuff of which battle cries are made. Grobe's Deacons are 5-2 going into Saturday's home game against North Carolina.
Grobe says Deacons are aware of bowl goals
The Winston-Salem Journal

Carolina Basketball

North Carolina will start the men's basketball season as the No. 1 team in the USA TODAY/ESPN Top 25 coaches' poll — just barely.
UNC soars into top spot in preseason coaches' poll
The USA Today

North Carolina is without question Tyler Hansbrough's team now, and the junior All-America forward appears ready to take the reins and dominate even more. The Tar Heels will open the 2007-08 season ranked No. 1 in the USA TODAY/ ESPN Coaches' Poll after narrowly missing a berth in the Final Four last spring.
Hansbrough, Tar Heels hope this season turns special
The USA Today

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