North Carolina cornerback Kendric Burney had a hard time watching the College World Series this summer. Not just because the Tar Heels lost there for the third straight season, but because the former outfielder was in Chapel Hill rather than Omaha, Neb., trying to help a different UNC team win a title.
Burney's sacrifice a hit with Heels
The News and Observer
Brooks Foster knows that many consider him North Carolina's third receiver, behind play-maker Hakeem Nicks and speedster Brandon Tate.
But after a summer of building his leg strength to try to ward off injury, he's determined to surprise some people.
"I definitely have a lot of personal goals ... I really want 1,000 yards,'' said Foster, who wants to play in the NFL after this season. "It's going to be hard to distribute the ball. ... But this is my last year, so I've got to step it up, do what I can to get the ball."
UNC's Foster ready to step it up
The Charlotte Observer
Last year, North Carolina won four games in Butch Davis' first season as head football coach.
But the Tar Heels, who haven't had a winning season since 2001, are expected to do much better this season.
While Virginia Tech has been picked to win the Coastal Division in an ACC media poll, UNC was chosen to finish second.
The Tar Heels have even higher expectations.
Heel predicts ACC crown
The Roanoke Times