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Carolina Football

Every day for the past four weeks, North Carolina linebacker Chase Rice has donned a shiny silver dog tag. It reads, in part,"Larger Than Life ... 8/19/1950-5/18/2008." It's his way of remembering that football this fall is about more than trying to achieve a winning season, compete for a league title or make it to a bowl. "It's all about my dad this year,'' said Rice, a fifth-year senior. "He put in all this time throughout his life to come to see me in person, and now he's not going to be able to do that. But I'm going to make it special for him -- he's got a great view, that's for sure."
UNC's Rice draws strength from dad
The News and Observer

Dwight Jones was among the last group of North Carolina football players to emerge from Monday morning's practice. Wearing a navy blue No. 83 jersey and a powder blue skull cap, Jones, a former Cummings High School standout, shared a laugh with one of the Tar Heels' assistant coaches as he disappeared into the shadow of the tunnel at the home end of Kenan Stadium.
Old friend greets newest Tar Heel
The Burlington Times-News

If the reports from training camp prove to be accurate once the season begins, North Carolina could have its most potent offense in years.
UNC offense is hitting its stride
The Chapel Hill News

Darrius Massenburg worked with the starters during North Carolina's scrimmage on Saturday. Encouraging as that was, the sophomore defensive end doesn't think it means he's got the inside track to a starting job on the defensive line when the Tar Heels open the season against McNeese State on Aug. 30.
Lining up with options
The Durham Herald-Sun

North Carolina finally has added one of coach Butch Davis' original signees to its group of receivers. The Tar Heels said Friday that the school has admitted former high school star Dwight Jones of Burlington.
Finally, WR Jones to join North Carolina team
The Durham Herald-Sun

Carolina Basketball

Most of us who watched Phil Ford run the UNC Tar Heels' offense during the 1970s have a favorite play etched in our memory, perhaps a shot or assist to Walter Davis or Mitch Kupchak streaking to the basket.
Phil Ford chalks up big assist
The News and Observer

Noel seemed to be everywhere, as the former Tar Heel blocked shots, chucked court-long passes and took deep 3-pointers.
Team Noel delivers
The Durham Herald-Sun

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