By Matt Oakes Sports Director, Columnist & Commentator // UNC 2013
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    The Grid: Playoffs – Opening Round

    November 13, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    We’ve reached the playoffs in high school football, and three of our area schools will be looking to get past the first round under the lights tonight and take the first step to a state championship.

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    Scouting Report: Radio Analyst & Former Pitt QB Pat Bostick

    November 13, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    WCHL’s Matt Oakes had the chance to chat with Pittsburgh color commentator and former Panther quarterback Pat Bostick.

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    UNC Big Man Brice Johnson Upping Aggression Ante

    November 11, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    UNC men’s basketball junior forward Brice Johnson has shown flashes of brilliance for the Tar Heels in his first two seasons, but in year three, Johnson is hoping to answer head coach Roy Williams’ call and become a ‘big-time player’.

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    Larry Fedora Preaching Urgency, Confident Kicking

    November 10, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    With the college football season winding down, the urgency in the UNC locker room is high. The Tar Heels must win two of their final three contests to qualify for postseason play.

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    Southern Durham Claims Big 8 Title, Ends Orange’s Undefeated Run

    November 7, 2014 at 11:59 pm

    Reigning state champion Southern Durham won the battle of the unbeatens Friday night, dealing Orange its first loss of the season 27-23, en route to the Big Eight conference championship.

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    Jackson, Tar Heels Get Final Smith Center Tune-Up

    November 6, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    The No. 6 North Carolina men’s basketball team will conduct its final preseason tune-up Friday night at 7:30 pm in the Smith Center when the Tar Heels welcome Belmont Abbey Crusaders to Chapel Hill for an exhibition contest.

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    Soccer Showdown: #2 UNC vs. #3 UVA In ACC Semis

    November 6, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    The North Carolina women’s soccer team, 12-2-1 on the season and 9-0-1 in ACC play, is set to begin postseason play.

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    The Grid: Southern Durham @ Orange

    November 6, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    An undefeated season and a conference title will be on the line under the lights Friday night.

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    Tokoto Targeting Top For ‘No-Fear Tar Heels’

    November 4, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    UNC junior forward J.P. Tokoto may be one of the most explosive athletes in ACC basketball. With a new season nearly here, Tokoto says he’s been improving his jump shot in the hopes of providing a scoring lift for the Tar Heels.

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    UNC Volleyball Soaring To New Heights

    November 3, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    The North Carolina volleyball team set a new program-high ranking of No. 8 in the updated AVCA Coaches Poll released Monday.