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Carolina Basketball

North Carolina is getting a little tired of hearing that "young" word thrown around. "We're basketball players; age doesn't matter in anything you do,'' said senior Deon Thompson, the lone returning starter left from last year's national title team. "If we weren't talented, guys would not be here and coach wouldn't bring them here." But if they're going to bounce back from Friday's 87-71 loss to Syracuse - and start preparing for a brutal stretch of games against top-25 foes Michigan State (Dec. 1), Kentucky (Dec. 5) and Texas (Dec. 19) - they're going to have to start growing (up) fast, beginning tonight against Gardner-Webb.
Heels have some needs
The News and Observer

Three days after a humbling loss to unranked Syracuse, sixth-ranked North Carolina returns to the Smith Center tonight to face Gardner-Webb (7:30 p.m., FSS). The unranked Orange -- who are sure to be in this week's Top 25 poll -- cruised past the Tar Heels 87-71 on Friday in the championship game of the 2K Sports Coaches vs. Cancer Classic in Madison Square Garden.
Heels look to bounce back from 1st loss
The Durham Herald-Sun

Even though only one member of this year's North Carolina Tar Heels basketball team played against Gardner-Webb in the 2005-06 season the last time the schools met, UNC should certainly remember the Bulldogs tonight when the teams meet in Chapel Hill.
Runnin' Bulldogs hope to repeat solid effort in last trip to Chapel Hill
The Gaston Gazette

Carolina Football

Regardless of which side wins the North Carolina-at-N.C. State football game Saturday, Tar Heels coach Butch Davis deserves a lot of credit for keeping his team out of a ditch. After Carolina's defense had a rare lapse in the second half of an Oct. 22 game with Florida State in Chapel Hill, there was some reason to believe Davis' team might go winless against an ensuing schedule that included Virginia Tech, Duke, Miami, Boston College and the Wolfpack.
After FSU loss, Davis rights Tar Heels
The News and Observer

North Carolina's defense did it again Saturday, snagging five interceptions (one for a touchdown) plus a fumble return for a touchdown to lead the Tar Heels to a 31-13 victory at Boston College. The Tar Heels have won four in a row, and with the offense sputtering, the defense seems to feel a responsibility to score.
Tar Heels' defense gets offensive
The News and Observer

The North Carolina football team is back in the Associated Press Top 25 poll, a week after missing out on being ranked by one point. It's the first time UNC is back in the poll after being ranked the first four weeks of the season when it got as high as 19th.
Tar Heels back in AP Top 25 after win
The Durham Herald-Sun

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