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Carolina Football

T.J. Yates or Cam Sexton? After Wednesday's practice, North Carolina coach Butch Davis answered that lingering question, saying he expects to start Yates at quarterback in Saturday's regular-season football finale at Duke. Davis cited "more starting experience" as a key reason Yates is getting the nod for the second straight game. He opened under center in last week's 41-10 loss to rival N.C. State, the sophomore's first significant action since fracturing his left ankle Sept. 20 against Virginia Tech.
Yates gets starting nod at QB
The News and Observer

Robert Quinn wakes up every morning in his dorm room at North Carolina knowing that he's a survivor who is extremely lucky to still be playing football.
Quinn trying to focus on football
The Winston-Salem Journal

Garrett Reynolds said he had a few regrets after North Carolina played the first of back-to-back games against its closest rivals last week.
Reynolds: Tar Heels look to regain form
The Durham Herald-Sun

North Carolina will go with T.J. Yates as its starting quarterback for Saturday's regular-season finale at Duke (3:30 p.m., ESPNU), though the Tar Heels have to hope they get the version of Yates that started the season rather than the one that started last week.
Yates earns starting nod
The Durham Herald-Sun

Carolina Basketball

North Carolina senior Marcus Ginyard wasn't able to contribute on the court during the Maui Invitational. But he was doing his best to help his team behind the scenes -- particularly by healing. Last year's starting small forward, who had surgery in October to repair a stress fracture in his left foot, said he had his most productive practice on Sunday since he got hurt.
Ginyard encouraged by recent workout
The New and Observer

With about 10 minutes left Wednesday night, North Carolina point guard Ty Lawson assisted big man Tyler Hansbrough on a racing, rousing breakaway dunk. It was just like old times – and with a championship attached.
Heels race by Irish
The News and Observer

Waiting his turn in the back of the interview room late Wednesday, Notre Dame senior guard Kyle McAlarney examined an energy bar off the snack table. On a warm night far from home, McAlarney had plenty in him to light up the whole island of Maui. McAlarney scored a career-high 39 points, including 25 in the second half, and broke his own school record with 10 3-point baskets. But the overmatched Irish were no match for top-ranked North Carolina at the Lahaina Civic Center.
Tar Heels' talent gets best of ND
The South Bend Tribune

If college basketball is an arms race, North Carolina is the acknowledged superpower. In a show of force reminiscent of an old Moscow May Day newsreel, the top-ranked Tar Heels (5-0) put all their weapons on haughty display in a 102-87 dispatching of game but weary Notre Dame Wednesday night in the title game of the EA Sports Maui Invitational, overcoming a career-best 39 points by Irish guard Kyle McAlarney.
No. 1 UNC rolls over Notre Dame
The Chicago Tribune

Steve and Lori Zeller were perhaps the most conflicted fans at Wednesday's EA Sports Maui Invitational championship game at the Lahaina Civic Center. The parents of Luke Zeller, a 6-foot-11 senior forward at Notre Dame, and Tyler Zeller, a 7-0 freshman at North Carolina, both wore blue shirts split down the middle. The shirts said ''Notre Dame'' on the navy-blue side and ''North Carolina'' on the baby-blue side.
Maui Invitational notebook
The Maui News

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