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Carolina Basketball

Two opponents stand between North Carolina and a first-place finish in the ACC's regular season. And both could be tough enough to prevent the Tar Heels from getting what they want.
Tar Heels have had trouble with Hokies
The Winston Salem Journal

North Carolina point guard Ty Lawson had a season-low four points in the Tar Heels' 104-74 victory against visiting Georgia Tech on Saturday. He missed all three of his field goal attempts. Yet in his postgame comments, coach Roy Williams singled out the junior as one of the Tar Heels he felt played a crucial role in the blowout.
Lawon looks for something other than points at the point
The Jacksonville Daily News

North Carolina enters the final week of college basketball's regular season with a one-game lead in the ACC standings and two more hurdles between the Tar Heels and a top seed for tournament time. The hurdles are big ones.
First things first in ACC required to finish No. 1
The Chapel Hill News

It was after North Carolina needed a buzzer beater from Tyler Hansbrough to beat Virginia Tech in the semifinals of the 2008 ACC Tournament that Hokies coach Seth Greenberg questioned the sanity of anyone who would've kept Virginia Tech from the NCAA Tournament.
Hokies again need big win
The Durham Herald-Sun

Tonight the Hokies close their home schedule against No. 2 North Carolina, their third consecutive game against a ranked opponent. Sunday, they conclude the regular season at No. 24 Florida State. Four straight against the Top 25? Even a media mongrel could figure that was unusual.
Historically brutal
The Hampton Daily Press

Carolina Football

North Carolina filled the three open spots on its football-coaching staff yesterday, and Coach Butch Davis has a former UNC player and a former Appalachian State player among his new hires.
Tar Heels fill out football staff
The Winston Salem Journal

North Carolina's football team has added three new faces to its coaching staff just in time for spring practice, which begins today.
UNC football adds three to staff
The News and Observer

Butch Davis is getting an early start on spring football practice at North Carolina, and for good reason. He has one of the toughest jobs around: Finding another playmaker to replace star receiver Hakeem Nicks. The Tar Heels' coach has several holes to fill when his team begins spring workouts today, but none is more pressing than the ones at wide receiver because the top three players from last season — Nicks, Brooks Foster and Brandon Tate — have moved on.
UNC ready for spring practice
The Associated Press

The way Butch Davis sees it, between now and March 28 could have a large bearing on what kind of season North Carolina's football team will have.
Heels head into drills with concerns, three new assistant coaches
The Durham Herald-Sun

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