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Coach John Bunting is convinced that tough times this season have always brought out better play in his North Carolina team. The next two weeks will tell just how accurate Bunting is.
Heels say they won't look ahead
The Winston Salem Journal

Chase Page will have an extra large cheering section at Kenan Stadium this weekend. Page is one of 24 North Carolina senior football players who will suit up for their final home game Saturday, when Duke visits Chapel Hill for a 1 p.m. kickoff. The seniors will be recognized in a pregame ceremony.
UNC seniors hope for 'perfect' ending at Kenan
The Durham Herald-Sun

Coach John Bunting and his North Carolina football players haven't spent excessive time reveling in victories or lamenting over losses this season. It's win, rejoice and move on. Or lose, learn and look ahead. So while shaking off that 33-30 overtime loss to Maryland was difficult, Bunting again expects resiliency from his Tar Heels as they prepare for Saturday's home game against Duke.
Heels have to be resilient once again
The News and Observer

John Bunting remembers a time before BCS standings and end-zone dances. A time when Nixon was president and beating Duke in football really meant something.
Tar Heels coach remembers playing Duke as a player
The Greensboro News and Record

The North Carolina football team's margin for error has disappeared.
Presto....and Poof!
The Chapel Hill News

North Carolina players immediately knew what it would take to become bowl eligible after blowing a fourth-quarter lead in an overtime loss to Maryland. They must get wins in pressure-packed games against Duke and Virginia Tech.
Tar Heels' bowl hopes depend on bouncing back from tough loss
The Associated Press

The Duke-UNC football rivalry isn't dead, it just seems that way.
Duke-UNC? Not what it used to be
The Durham Herald-Sun

Carolina Basketball


Could the NCAA tournament be played this season without North Carolina? Absolutely. It's happened before.
NCAA bid not out of UNC reach
The Charlotte Observer

Wednesday was the first day high school seniors could formalize their verbal commitments to play college basketball next season. And once the final fax rolled off the machine in the UNC basketball office, six players — Wayne Ellington, of Wynnewood, Pa.; Brandan Wright, of Nashville, Tenn.; Ty Lawson, of Clinton, Md.; William Graves, of Greensboro; Alex Stepheson, of Los Angeles; and Thompson — had signed their names to more than just national letters of intent. They had signed their names into college basketball history.
Tar Heel recruits at head of the class
The Daily Tar Heel

Although the Magic thumped the Bobcats 85-77 on Tuesday night, the sight of May getting 15 points and 10 rebounds made everyone cringe, especially when he reminded them of what they could have had.
May makes Magic shudder
The Orlando Sentinel

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