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Carolina Basketball

It didn't take long for North Carolina coach Roy Williams to be asked about the futures of underclassmen Tyler Hansbrough, Ty Lawson and Wayne Ellington at Wednesday night's "Tar Heel Tour" stop in the Triangle. His reaction: "I do not know."
Coach: Tar Heels' trio still undecided
Raleigh News & Observer

Carolina Football

A year ago, defensive lineman Kentwan Balmer wasn't even listed as a potential free agent on some NFL scouting reports. Saturday, he could become the first North Carolina football player drafted in the opening round since 2002.
UNC's Balmer may go in opening round
Raleigh News & Observer

Above all, former North Carolina defensive tackle Kentwan Balmer credits his mother as he awaits a possible first-round selection in the NFL draft Saturday.
Balmer's draft prospects soaring
Charlotte Observer

Kentwan Balmer has risen steadily on NFL Draft charts in his last year at North Carolina, despite never having played on a team with a winning record.
Tar Heels' Balmer may go early in NFL Draft
Winston-Salem Journal


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