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Carolina Football

As he returns to near his hometown to face Georgia Tech on Saturday, North Carolina freshman T.J. Yates is on the brink of breaking more school passing records -- a feat he admits is "a huge accomplishment."
A quarterback on his heels
The News and Observer

T.J. Yates started out the season looking more like TD Yates. North Carolina's redshirt freshman quarterback tossed a 65-yard touchdown pass on the first throw of his college career. He threw for three touchdowns in each of his first three games and was on pace to break nearly every single-season passing mark in UNC's record book.
UNC's Yates improving despite stat decline
The Durham Herald-Sun

North Carolina defensive tackle Kentwan Balmer hasn't had the most impressive statistical season so far, totaling 7.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks. But apparently numbers aren't everything, as Balmer currently sits at No. 7 on the senior draft board of ESPN analyst Mel Kiper Jr.
NFL chance draws closer
The Daily Tar Heel

Some teams talk about defense in modest terms. Just give the offense a chance to win the game, they'll say. But for Georgia Tech, what fun would that be? Its defense has already been one of the best in the country. Now, as they prepare to face North Carolina on Saturday, the Yellow Jackets want more. They want a shutout.
Tech defense looks to repeat last year's shutout of UNC
The Savanna Morning News

Carolina Basketball

When asked what type of player Curry would have been in the ACC, of which North Carolina is a member, Williams replied: "A very good player. He's a very good player regardless of which league he's in. He has a chance to play basketball for a living. "He's a kid where -- the University of North Carolina included -- we can say, `Hey, we missed that kid.' That's not to mean he wouldn't have gone to Davidson anyway."
UNC coach: We missed out on Curry
The Charlotte Observer

The North Carolina Tar Heels are going to win an awful lot of basketball games this season. They really are. Part of the beauty of college basketball is that one game does not affect a season. Chaminade does not kill Virginia, Kentucky is not going through the motions because of Gardner-Webb and, in an example suited to the current subject, a national title can still be won when Santa Clara takes you down in game one. And the Tar Heels did beat Davidson, 72-68, in Charlotte on Wednesday night. But the preseason No. 1 was left with more than a few question marks.
The Tar Heels have work to do if they want an NCAA title
The Rocky Mount Telegram

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