Monday's UNC Football Links


Posted Oct 13, 2003


Monday's links from around the 'net.

"A day after North Carolina earned its first win of the season, 28-17 over East Carolina, UNC coach John Bunting praised more than half of the players in his defensive front -- something he has not been able to do on most Sundays this season."
Bunting has chance to praise defense
The Raleigh News and Observer

"Jon Hamlett calls himself a simple man. So when the North Carolina tight end crossed the goal line for his first college touchdown, he didn't have any fancy celebration planned."
UNC players like taste of victory
The Kinston Free Press

”UNC ended its five-game losing streak, overcoming a halftime deficit to beat winless East Carolina. The Tar Heels lead the series 8-1-1.”
UNC MMQB
The Durham Herald Sun

“It was an historic day in several ways. Not only did it see North Carolina make its first visit to Greenville, it marked the first time that an ACC team had come away with a victory in its first visit to Dowdy-Ficklen.”
PEELE COLUMN: The three keys to UNC's win in Greenville
The Greenville Daily Reflector

"Them's fightin' words, football fans. Throw in that Saturday marked the first time the winless Tar Heels had ever come to play the equally winless Pirates at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, and you had a homegrown war on your hands."
No love lost between fans
The Kinston Free Press

"Maybe the Tar Heels remembered that they were the team from a Bowl Championship Series conference. Maybe they realized that the recruiting services tell us that they sign better talent every year. Someone may have reminded them that their athletics budget is more than double ECU’s. Perhaps UNC was just more determined to shed its winless status."
A letdown 10 years in the making
GoPirates.com/Bonesville.net

"Atlantic Coast Conference leaders avoided the last-minute palace intrigue of the summer's round of expansion and closed a deal quickly with Boston College on Sunday, securing a commitment from the Big East school to jump to the ACC."
Boston College to join ACC
The Raleigh News and Observer

”With Miami and Virginia Tech out of Big East football, the Eagles have a chance to win the conference next year, in what would likely be their final football season at their old address. Could the Eagles ever win the ACC football conference? A league with Miami, Virginia Tech (O'Brien hasn't beaten either of them) and Florida State?"
An offer Eagles couldn't refuse
The Boston Herald

“Boston College will join the Atlantic Coast Conference as its 12th member, guaranteeing the league a future football playoff game while landing another major television market.”
Boston College agrees to join ACC
The Boston Globe



Related Stories
Buck: Between the Lines
 -by InsideCarolina.com  Oct 13, 2003
UNC-ECU: Bunting Quotes
 -by InsideCarolina.com  Oct 11, 2003
UNC-Clemson Game on JP Sports at Noon
 -by InsideCarolina.com  Oct 13, 2003

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