By Matt Oakes Sports Director, Columnist & Commentator // UNC 2013
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    The Grid: Week 11

    October 29, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    This week, we’ll have a double dose of high school football action on WCHL, 97.9 FM with live broadcasts on both Thursday and Friday night, Halloween.

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    Transformed Meeks Poised For Breakout Season

    October 28, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    Low-post returning starter Kennedy Meeks could be an X-factor for the No. 6 North Carolina men’s basketball team this season.

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    Mack Hollins, Team Confidence Soaring for Tar Heels

    October 27, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    There’s a much more positive atmosphere surrounding the Tar Heel football program following back-to-back ACC victories. UNC head coach Larry Fedora says the belief is sky-high for his 4-4 Tar Heels.

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    ‘Comeback Carolina’ Keeps Coastal Crown In Sight

    October 26, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    UNC head coach Larry Fedora wasn’t pleased with the way his football team played Saturday in Charlottesville. But the Tar Heels snuck past the Cavaliers and in turn, kept alive their dreams of playing in the ACC Championship game.

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    Tar Heels Survive Cavaliers 28-27

    October 25, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    The North Carolina football team dispatched the Virginia Cavaliers 28-27 Saturday afternoon at Scott Stadium to improve to 4-4 on the season and 2-2 in ACC play.

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    Breakin’ It Down: Virginia

    October 24, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    Last week, the 3-4 North Carolina football team earned its first ACC win of 2014 with a thrilling 48-43 victory over Georgia Tech. Despite a four-game losing streak, somehow, the Tar Heels still remain alive in the wide open Coastal division. Virginia comes in with a 4-3 record and 2-1 mark in the ACC. The […]

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    UNC Aims For Fifth Straight Win In ‘South’s Oldest Rivalry’

    October 23, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    The North Carolina football team, 3-4 overall and 1-2 in the ACC, will travel up the road to Charlottesville and take on the Virginia Cavaliers, 4-3 overall and 2-1 in conference, Saturday at 12:30 p.m. in a pivotal Coastal division matchup.

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    Scouting Report: Virginia Coach Mike London

    October 23, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    WCHL’s Matt Oakes caught up with UVA head coach Mike London as his team prepares to take on the North Carolina Tar Heels this weekend in Charlottesville.

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    The Grid: Week Ten

    October 22, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    Week ten of high school football action on WCHL features another Big 8 battle as 6-2 Chapel Hill continues its tough gauntlet of games by welcoming 6-2 Cardinal Gibbons to town.

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    Less is More? Paige’s Scoring Burden Lifted

    October 21, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    Preseason All-America pick Marcus Paige carried the offensive load for the UNC basketball team last season. But this year, Paige is hoping improved balance will ease his scoring burden.

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