Football

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VT brings 'explosive' Taylor

Two weeks ago Tyrod Taylor was going to redshirt this season. After a fierce competition all summer long senior quarterback Sean Glennon had outplayed Taylor for the starting spot" and Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer announced that Taylor would redshirt in order to let him ""benefit from another year of learning."" Enter East Carolina and Glennon's two interceptions Aug. 30.


Sports briefs

Field hockey - WEST CHESTER Pa. —  The North Carolina field hockey team closed out a weekend of play at the Vonnie Gros Classic without  allowing a goal beating host West Chester 3-0 Sunday in the final game of the event.


North Carolina cornerback Kendric Burney (16) was one of the four different Tar Heels to grab interceptions against Rutgers on Thursday.

Defense makes difference in N.J.

PISCATAWAY N.J. — It's amazing what a difference turnovers make in a game. Against McNeese State North Carolina lost the turnover battle and struggled to put away the Cowboys.


UNC?s Charles Brown (12) and Kendric Burney (16) celebrate Brown?s interception in the second quarter during North Carolina?s 44-12 win.

North Carolina defense takes control

PISCATAWAY N.J. — North Carolina sophomore cornerback Kendric Burney had seen enough. For the second consecutive drive Rutgers looked poised to break through against North Carolina's defense.


North Carolina sophomore safety Deunta Williams couldn?t contain his excitement.

Tar Heel football tackles primetime spot in N.J.

North Carolina sophomore safety Deunta Williams couldn't contain his excitement. The mere mention of UNC's primetime battle against Rutgers brought a smile to his face and a twinkle to his eye.