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Monday March 8th

Football



	The Rams Club, UNC’s athletic booster club, plans for Kenan Stadium’s east end zone to be completed in time for North Carolina’s first home football game in the 2011 season. Officials said the club has exceeded its expectations for donations, which will pay for $35 million out of the $70 million total for the project.

New Kenan construction on target

Kenan Stadium seems to be an imitation of the North Carolina football team this season. Just as the Tar Heels are missing players due to an NCAA investigation, Kenan Stadium is missing the fieldhouse that flanked the east end zone, in the midst of a $70 million rebuilding campaign they titled the “Blue Zone.”

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"Bad decisions" mount during NCAA review

Both North Carolina football coach Butch Davis and athletic director Dick Baddour said Thursday that they knew a month ago about money exchanges between former coach John Blake and a sports agent. In a statement released by the athletic department, Baddour said the University, through the NCAA investigation, uncovered financial documents on Aug.

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UNC vs. ECU: Gameday Breakdown

The North Carolina Tar Heels (1-2) take on the East Carolina Pirates (2-1) in at Kenan Stadium. Game time is 3:30 p.m. Check out both team’s rosters and schedules below:

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Dual-threat QB awaits Tar Heels

The numbers East Carolina quarterback Dominique Davis has posted this year have been impressive. Through his first three starts, Davis has averaged 297 yards passing and three touchdowns per game while limiting his interceptions to just one per game.

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UNC safety Da'Norris Searcy cleared to play

North Carolina safety Da’Norris Searcy has been cleared to play after his eligibility was determined by both the NCAA and the University. The senior has missed all three of UNC’s games thus far and will make his 2010 debut against East Carolina on Saturday at Kenan Stadium. “We’ll try to figure out what kind of role Da’Norris can play on such short notice a day before the game this weekend,” UNC coach Butch Davis said. The senior made his way into a starting safety position last season and averaged 14.6 yards in punt returns, which were ranked fifth in the nation and second in the ACC.

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	Senior cornerback Kendric Burney received $1,333 in extra benefits.

NCAA to hear UNC football appeals Friday

The NCAA will hear appeals from Kendric Burney and Deunta Williams this Friday, athletic director Dick Baddour said Wednesday. Baddour said he expects a decision will come that day. Burney and Williams face suspensions of six and four games, respectively, for receiving improper benefits. An NCAA ruling on other players could come soon as well, he said.

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Former coach John Blake connected to money trail

A Yahoo Sports article released Wednesday night details money transfers between former UNC associate football coach John Blake and sports agent Gary Wichard. The report states at least six wire transfers were made from Wichard’s private account to Blake, along with a $45,000 personal loan to Blake and credit card issued Blake’s name under Pro Tect Management, the agency for which Wichard works.

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	Bruce Carter had his biggest game of the season, blocking the sixth punt of his UNC career and returning an interception for 55 yards.  Courtesy of the Daily Targum/Ramon Dompur.

UNC football team beats Rutgers for first win

UNC moved the ball well at times behind senior quarterback T.J. Yates, but when it came to converting points, Rutgers handled UNC in matador-like fashion. North Carolina couldn’t make the play it so often needed in the first quarter and consistently kept missing the mark.

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Brennan Williams likes the Patriots, guitar

Brennan Williams is a sophomore offensive tackle on North Carolina’s football team. But Williams is not the “typical” football player. Assistant Sports Editor Mark Thompson sat down with Williams to discuss the New England Patriots, the bass guitar and Halo.

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