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Carolina Basketball


Injured Tyler Zeller will decide this week if he wants to return to the North Carolina basketball team for the rest of the season or continue as a redshirt. Zeller, a 7-foot freshman, first will talk with Coach Roy Williams and with his parents back home in Washington, Ind.
Zeller could return to Tar Heels
The Winston Salem Journal

North Carolina fans awaiting word on whether freshman big man Tyler Zeller will be able to play again this season received some news on that front Monday.
UNC's Williams: Zeller decision soon
The Fayetteville Observer

It looks like Tyler Zeller will play again this season. In fact, UNC coach Roy Williams said there's a chance the freshman forward will play Wednesday against N.C. State.
Zeller may be back vs. Wolfpack
The Durham Herald-Sun

Was it really only a month ago that North Carolina was wondering how to dig its way out of an 0-2 ACC hole? After a 69-65 victory at Miami on Sunday night, the third-ranked Tar Heels now are shoveling dirt over the rest of the league. With five games left in the regular season, UNC (23-2, 9-2 ACC) now holds a two-game stranglehold over second-place Duke (7-4 ACC), which lost at Boston College on Sunday -- and at least a 2 1/2-game lead over everyone else.
Heels cruising through conference
The News and Observer

Carolina Football


Two more assistants are leaving the football staff at North Carolina, with linebackers coach Tommy Thigpen heading to Auburn and tight-ends coach Steve Hagen on his way to the Cleveland Browns. Coach Butch Davis of UNC said in a prepared statement yesterday that he appreciated the work of both after they helped UNC double its win total from 2007 and reach the Meineke Car Care Bowl last season.
Thigpen, Hagen leaving Tar Heels' football staff
The Winston Salem Journal

Earlier this month, North Carolina football coach Butch Davis credited the "continuity of the coaching staff" as part of the reason for signing a top-five recruiting class. Now, that continuity has taken a hit. Linebackers coach Tommy Thigpen and tight ends coach Steve Hagen became the second and third assistant coaches this month to leave UNC. Thigpen, a UNC alum, will coach the secondary at Auburn; Hagen will join the staff of the Cleveland Browns.
UNC football takes a hit
The News and Observer


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