By Matt Oakes Covering THE compelling stories ALL the time. Sports Reporter, Columnist and Radio Personality
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    The Grid: Week Two

    August 28, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    Week two of high school football on WCHL features an intriguing contest between the 1-0 Carrboro Jaguars and the 0-1 East Chapel Hill Wildcats.

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    No. 23 UNC Football Kicks Off 2014, ‘Locked in On’ Liberty

    August 28, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    The No. 23 North Carolina football team will look to shrug off the off-the-field incident and the loss of two starting cornerbacks when the Tar Heels host the defending Big South co-champion Liberty Flames Saturday at 6 p.m. in the season opener.

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    UNC Soccer Teams Embark on Busy Weekends

    August 27, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    The No. 9 UNC women’s soccer team, 1-1 on the season, heads west hoping for some revenge when it takes on top-ranked and defending national champions, the UCLA Bruins, Friday night at 10 p.m.

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    Scouting Report: A Chat with Liberty Coach Turner Gill

    August 27, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    WCHL’s Matt Oakes had the chance to chat with the head coach of the Liberty Flames, Turner Gill.

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    UNC’s Switzer, Schoettmer Brimming with Confidence

    August 26, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    The No. 23 North Carolina Tar Heels are embracing their status as a member of the preseason Top 25, but sophomore sensation Ryan Switzer and junior linebacker Jeff Schoettmer believe they have the tools to climb the rankings even further as the football season gets underway Saturday in Kenan Stadium.

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    Mysteries Abound as Carolina Football Reaches Game Week

    August 26, 2014 at 12:55 am

    A number of unresolved questions are hovering around the team with the home opener just four days away.

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    Breakin’ It Down: The ACC – FSU And Everybody Else?

    August 22, 2014 at 10:43 am

    In the first installment of my weekly “Breakin’ It Down” series, I’ll take a gander at the ACC in total. The ACC football landscape is wide open heading into the start of the 2014 season. Well, if you take out those Seminoles down in Tallahassee. If you remove No. 1-ranked defending national champion Florida State, […]

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    UNC Soccer Kicking Into High Gear

    August 21, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    Soccer season is back, and with it, the No. 4 UNC women’s soccer team begins the 2014 season Friday night when perennial powerhouse and seventh-ranked Stanford comes to town to take on the Tar Heels in the Carolina Nike Classic at Fetzer Field. ***Listen to the story*** The No. 22 Carolina men’s team meanwhile […]

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    The Grid: Week 1

    August 21, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    Week one of high school football on WCHL begins with a bang with an exciting matchup pitting two local schools as the East Chapel Hill Wildcats travel over to Carrboro to take on the Jaguars.

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    UNC QB, PK Positions Remain Open with WR Talent Aplenty

    August 20, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    Carolina’s Mitch Trubisky has been toiling over the opportunity to snag the top spot on the depth chart away from junior Marquise Williams the entire offseason.

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