Three games remain for North Carolina, but the one most crucial to the Tar Heels' bowl eligibility could come on Saturday against visiting Maryland.
Bunting limiting Heels' focus to Terps
The Winston Salem Journal
Connor Barth's kicking was perfect Saturday. His ballet-moves weren't bad, either.
The North Carolina specialist booted his way out of a sophomore slump by converting all three field-goal tries -- including a 44-yarder -- in the 16-14 win over Boston College and then did a shoulder-bump celebration routine with defensive coordinator Marvin Sanders.
Kicker Barth back on target for Carolina
The News and Observer
Jesse Holley made his coach look like a genius. For the first time in John Bunting's tenure at North Carolina, he gave someone other than a senior the honor of being a captain, and that player was Holley.
Holley, defense continue to shine for North Carolina
The Associated Press
"You won't hear me talk about the bowls," UNC's John Bunting said a day after beating BC, 16-14. "Let other people do that. I'm not talking about that. I'm talking about Maryland."
Pack your bags or click your Heels? Bowls still possible for Carolina
The Greensboro News and Record
It takes six wins to make a bowl game. It took a minor miracle -- at least in a historical context -- for North Carolina and nc state to get to 4-4 on Saturday and start legitimately thinking of a bowl destination.
Upsets fuel bowl hopes
The News and Observer
After 17 seasons as a head coach, Roy Williams won his first national championship last April in St. Louis. This season, Williams has a chance to do something else for the first time -- have the team he is coaching not qualify for the NCAA Tournament.
HEELS TOE THE LINE
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram
"If you want the kid, you better stay," Robinson said. "No one's immune to that. Not even Dean Smith."
It sounds crazy. Two high-profile college basketball coaches held hostage in a high school gym by an 18-year-old trying to figure out which basketball team he liked most.
But in the extraordinary world of big-time recruiting, where one player can prove history changing, that cauldron boils without end, particularly in North Carolina where three ACC programs reside within 25 miles of one another and a fourth, Wake Forest, is just up the road on I-40.
Recruiting battles heat up off the court
The Fayetteville Observer