Bragging rights usually have been Duke's only incentive in football games against North Carolina. This season is a big exception. The Blue Devils have known only torment from the neighboring Tar Heels for most of the past 20 seasons, and they still want the bragging rights. But at 5-3 overall and 3-1 in the ACC heading into Saturday's game at Kenan Stadium, Duke has a chance for its first winning season since 1994, and maybe more.
Duke vs. UNC with a twist
The Winston-Salem Journal
UNC school officials got their wish this season to rearrange the schedule, and Carolina's game against Duke will open the month of November rather than finish it. At 3:30 p.m. on Saturday at Kenan Stadium, Carolina will play a Duke team that is nothing like the error-plagued units of the past.
Careful what you wish for
The Chapel Hill News
As the Devils prepare for Saturday's game against North Carolina, their quarterback is at the center of attention for his savvy, poise, accuracy and dependable right arm.
Duke's Lewis is in a passing 'zone'
The News and Observer
Conner Vernon's 42-yard touchdown late in Duke's 28-17 victory at Virginia last week was the product of a series of split-second decisions by the receiver and senior quarterback Thaddeus Lewis.
True freshman receiver steps up for Duke
The Burlington Times-News
He coached the North Carolina Tar Heels to a second NCAA basketball championship in five years and now is mentioned in the same sentence as Adolph Rupp, Dean Smith, Bobby Knight and Mike Krzyzewski. It's easy to forget that Roy Williams shares common roots with the mountain natives of his home state. His new autobiography "Hard Work: A Life On and Off the Court," which hit the book stands Tuesday, sheds light for the first time on his sometimes tough childhood raised by a single mom in Asheville and his rise to fame as one of the greatest coaches of our time.
Williams' roots here in mountains
The Hendersonville Times