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Carolina Football

If not for a couple of knee injuries four decades ago, North Carolina's Butch Davis and N.C. State's Tom O'Brien might not be meeting Saturday for a new chapter of a century-old rivalry.
Playing led to leading
Raleigh News & Observer

It's taken what seems like forever, but a North Carolina vs. N.C. State football game is about to be played amid a relatively low degree of coaching pressure.
This time, it's about the game
Raleigh News & Observer

Kentwan Balmer doesn't like breaks, and he's not fond of rest.
Balmer has only one speed: full tilt
Winston-Salem Journal

There's an old saying among college football coaches that a team will lose one game for every freshman in the starting lineup.
Special Factor: UNC's Rookies

Carolina Basketball

"It's not important at all who starts," Thompson said. "The minutes are all the same. It's just about whose name they call first."
Deon vs. Alex: Neither overly worried about who will start for Tar Heels
Durham Herald-Sun

Hansbrough decided to come back to North Carolina for his junior season in hopes of winning a national title
At the Head of the Class
Winston-Salem Journal

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