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Carolina Football

North Carolina will be confronted by at least two major demands this week when preparing for its second game of the college football season. UNC will play its first road game Saturday at noon at Connecticut. It will also play its first major-college opponent of the season. Coach Butch Davis is expecting that his team will have a much tougher game than its opener last Saturday, when it took a 40-6 win over The Citadel, an NCAA Football Championship Subdivision team. "The challenge is dramatically different than a week ago," Davis said. "We've got to dramatically get better. We're going to have to get better real quick."
Tar Heels preparing to hit the road
The Winston-Salem Journal

After spending the past few seasons relying on a group of talented wide receivers to carry much of the offensive load, North Carolina began forging a new identity as a running team in Saturday's season-opening victory over The Citadel. And even though running back Shaun Draughn deserves much of the credit for helping UNC notch it's biggest day on the ground in the Butch Davis era with 261 yards, just as much credit also belongs to the offensive line.
UNC's linemen ready for next test
The Durham Herald-Sun

North Carolina's defense is dominating teams with its speed – and its smarts. "Everybody has some experience, so we know what to do," linebacker Quan Sturdivant said Monday. "That makes it easier out there for us to go make plays." With an Atlantic Coast Conference-best nine starters back, the 21st-ranked Tar Heels (1-0) knew their defense would be the strength of the team. But allowing just 30 yards rushing to The Citadel and forcing four turnovers caught even North Carolina's players by surprise.
No. 21 Tar Heels getting it done with defense
The Associated Press

One of the most anticipated decisions by an in-state prospect will occur next Wednesday. West Brunswick High defensive end Alfy Hill will reveal whether he'll accept a scholarship offer to remain close to home to play for North Carolina or opt instead for Alabama.
UNC football prospect to make decision next week
The Fayetteville Observer

Carolina Basketball

North Carolina made a second strike late Sunday in putting together its 2011 basketball-recruiting class by receiving a commitment from James McAdoo, one of the nation's top junior players.
UNC lands coveted recruit
The Winston-Salem Journal

While celebrating the 2009 NCAA championship over the holiday weekend, North Carolina secured a commitment from a basketball player who could keep the Tar Heels in contention for future titles. James McAdoo, a 6-foot-8, 210-pound junior forward from Norfolk (Va.) Christian School with strong basketball tradition and a tie to North Carolina in his family, has committed to the Tar Heels. Scout.com ranks McAdoo the No. 2 player in his class.
Another McAdoo headed to UNC
The News and Observer

The pomp and circumstance surrounding North Carolina's professional alumni game over the weekend proved pretty powerful. There was the presence of Dean Smith and Michael Jordan at the scorer's table, UNC legends side-by-side once more. There was the unfurling of the Tar Heels' 2009 national championship banner. There was the stirring highlight montage, blending so many of the most glorious moments from 100 years of Carolina basketball into one 4-minute video mosaic. Just about everyone who stepped foot in the Smith Center on Friday night left with a deeper appreciation for the program's history and tradition. And that included highly-touted Class of 2011 recruit James McAdoo from Virginia.
Tar Heels woo McAdoo into commitment
The Fayetteville Observer

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