By Matt Paul
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    “Dome At Last”: My First Visit To The Smith Center

    December 11, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    Despite all the stories he does for and WCHL, there’s still only one Matt Oakes. Therefore, when Matt O took off for Charlotte to cover Florida State’s rout over Duke in the ACC title game, Matt P had an opening to report on Saturday’s Tar Heels men’s game vs. UNC-Greensboro. I did not tell […]

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    UNC Men’s Basketball Dominates UNCG 81-50

    December 7, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    The UNC men’s basketball team took a quarter of action to get rolling before pulling away for a for a 31-point lead, 81-50.

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    UNC Men’s Basketball Comeback Falls Short To UAB, 63-59

    December 1, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    One week after erupting for 93 points in an upset win over Louisville, UNC’s offense sputtered in a 63-59 non-conference loss to UAB Sunday at Bartow Arena.

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    Orange HS FBall Season Halted By So. Durham

    November 29, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    Marvin Tillman picked off a pass and returned it 70 yards for a touchdown, lifting Southern Durham to a 31-24 win over Orange in a thrilling North Carolina 3AA third-round playoff game Friday night.

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    Defense Helps Build Tar Heels Into Winner

    November 27, 2013 at 10:18 am

    Eighty, as in the number of points the Tar Heels scored in Saturday’s 80-20 win over Old Dominion, is remarkable to be sure. Another number associated with the Tar Heels, 90, might be even more impressive, however. It’s the total points the team has allowed in its last five games, all wins, as UNC climbed […]

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    Opinion: The Whole Nine Yards

    November 21, 2013 at 8:00 am

    It’s disappointing but probably appropriate that Orange is the lone remaining squad from our area to still be in the state high school football playoffs.

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    Tar Heels Put Special in Special Teams

    November 20, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    Normally, it’s not a good sign when a punter is among a team’s standout performers. For the Tar Heels, however, Tommy Hibbard’s contributions were critical in a 34-27 win over Pittsburgh on Saturday. Hibbard’s five boots travelled a total of 216 yards, good for a 43.2 yard average. The Tar Heels also did a superb […]

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    Opinion: The Whole Nine Yards

    November 14, 2013 at 12:43 am

    AT A LOSS: The area’s top two teams, No. 1 Orange and No. 2 Northwood head into the playoffs with a bad taste in their respective mouths. The Panthers squandered an opportunity to finish with their first perfect regular season in 50 years, falling to Southern Durham in a 55-41 shootout. Northwood, meanwhile, lost a […]

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    A Humble Heel

    November 13, 2013 at 11:50 am

    One of the most important qualities a leader can have is humility. Check that box off for Tar Heels quarterback Marquise Williams, who opted to don jersey No. 2 in honor of the man, Bryn Renner, for whom he took over for behind center. Head coach Larry Fedora was pleased, though not particularly surprised, by […]

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    OPINION: The Whole Nine Yards

    November 7, 2013 at 7:00 am