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Tuesday October 4th

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Manshack Debuts With `W'

The North Carolina baseball team figured out how to alleviate some of the pressure from its freshman-dominated pitching staff Tuesday: bat around in the first inning.The Tar Heels scored six runs in the first, and Scott Manshack pitched six strong innings in his collegiate debut as UNC beat Coastal Carolina 9-4 at Boshamer Stadium."Having a six-run lead really helps out there," Manshack said. "(You) just have to go out there and do your job. All you got to do is throw strikes."For the most part, Manshack seemed completely under control on the mound.

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Paladins Squeak Past Tar Heels in Last Match

Winless in 29 matches against North Carolina in school history, Furman came to Chapel Hill on Monday night with a 2-0 record on the season and nothing to lose.Losing was the last thing on the Paladins' minds as they left the Cone-Kenfield Indoor Tennis Center after shocking the Tar Heels 4-3.With the match even at three points apiece and Furman senior Lee Nickell leading in the decisive third set against Tar Heel ace Marcio Petrone, it was obvious that the Paladins were not looking to leave Chapel Hill with anything but their first-ever series victory.Nickell led 1-0 in the third set

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Forte, Haywood Named Finalists for Naismith

The Associated PressATLANTA -- North Carolina's Joseph Forte and Brendan Haywood are among the finalists for the 2001 Naismith college basketball player of the year awards. The finalists, announced Monday by the Atlanta Tipoff Club, were selected by a national advisory board of coaches, journalists and administrators. The winners will be announced in Atlanta April 7. The other finalists for the men's award include Charlie Bell and Jason Richardson of Michigan State, Jarron Collins and Casey Jacobson of Stanford, Troy Murphy of Notre Dame and Shane Battier and Jason Williams of Duke.

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Tennis Match Delayed Until Early Evening

The North Carolina men's tennis match against Furman has been moved to 6 p.m. today. The match will be held at the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center.Both the Tar Heels and the Paladins boast undefeated records. UNC squashed its first two opponents with a 7-0 score against Davidson and a 6-1 decision versus Campbell. The Tar Heels have yet to lose in doubles play. Today UNC looks to continue its nonconference winning streak against the Paladins.Furman has been unsuccessful in knocking off the Tar Heels in any of their 29 prior meetings.

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Peppers Makes Most of 1st Start

During warmups before North Carolina's game against Maryland, Kris Lang wasn't feeling quite 100 percent. The day after UNC defeated Wake Forest, Lang woke up with a sharp pain in his right ankle.The pain in his ankle continued to bother him throughout the week, so when UNC coach Matt Doherty asked him how he felt about playing, Lang had a simple answer.Start Julius Peppers."I went to him after I told Coach I wanted Julius to start in my place," Lang said. "I told him 'I believe in you, man.

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Tar Heels Adjust To Young Pitchers

The guys on the mound for the North Carolina baseball team might be wide-eyed, fresh faced youngsters, but given the lack of veteran arms on the pitching staff, the whole lot of them will be growing up quickly.The Tar Heels lost eight of last year's 12 pitchers who saw time on the mound, and the four holdovers from the 2000 squad -- Joey Popovich, Jason King, Scott Autrey and Matt Tanner -- only accounted for 15.8 percent of UNC's innings pitched last season.Those four also contributed just eight of the Tar Heels' 46 victories, seven of which were Autrey's, and had a combined 5.02 ERA, 0

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UNC Sweeps Phoenix, Mountaineers

The North Carolina softball team has had enough with 1-0 games.During the weekend, UNC got back to final scores more to its liking. The Tar Heels, after a season-opening split to South Carolina in which they could muster only one run, blew through a weekend four-game sweep against Elon and Appalachian State at Finley Field.UNC's Michael Parrott took the mound Sunday in the second game against the Mountaineers. The righty mixed speeds on her deliveries and struck out 13 in the Tar Heels' 6-1 victory.

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UNC Sweeps Phoenix, Mountaineers

The North Carolina softball team has had enough with 1-0 games.During the weekend, UNC got back to final scores more to its liking. The Tar Heels, after a season-opening split to South Carolina in which they could muster only one run, blew through a weekend four-game sweep against Elon and Appalachian State at Finley Field.UNC's Michael Parrott took the mound Sunday in the second game against the Mountaineers. The righty mixed speeds on her deliveries and struck out 13 in the Tar Heels' 6-1 victory.

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Fever Needs To Make Over Its Attitude

Student elections generally mean a couple things: annoying mass e-mails, fliers littering campus and unbelievable campaign promises that no one could possibly deliver.This year, there is actually one promise that caught my eye: Carolina Athletic Association presidential candidate Michael Songer's plan to take away Carolina Fever's seats at basketball games.The reason that promise interested me while I scanned the various platforms during class is because I have a long-standing dislike for Carolina Fever.

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Poor 3-Point Shooting Costs Tar Heels in Loss

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Sylvia Hatchell had a dilemma on her hands.Her North Carolina team trailed Virginia 76-73 with 9.8 seconds left Sunday, and she needed a 3-pointer from someone.The Tar Heels were just 1-for-16 behind the arc to that point. So Hatchell did what any coach might have done --she drew up the final play for the player who had made a 3 earlier in the game.But forward LaQuanda Barksdale never got the ball.

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Football to Kick Off Against Oklahoma

When North Carolina hired John Bunting, he said he wanted to play the best.He's already gotten his wish.North Carolina officially announced Saturday that Bunting's first game as UNC's football coach will be against defending-national champion Oklahoma on Aug. 25.The game, slated for a 7:45 p.m. EST kickoff will be played in Norman, Okla."I think it's a great opportunity for us to start our season off," defensive end Julius Peppers said Saturday. Bunting traveled to Miami to watch Oklahoma and Florida State in the FedEx Orange Bowl.

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Capel Redefines Role to Spark UNC

Jason Capel doesn't push for his name to appear in headlines. Self-promotion isn't his forte, nor does he want it to be.Capel doesn't take well to a label that has been placed on him since he arrived at North Carolina, though.That of a role player.Capel did everything in his power to rip that tag off Saturday, scoring a career-high 27 points in No. 1 UNC's 96-82 win against 13th-ranked Maryland at the Smith Center."I guess I do it all," Capel said. "I don't consider myself a role player ...

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Baseball Warms Up Season With Sweep of Dukes

North Carolina's bats didn't cool off Sunday like the weather did.The Tar Heels opened the 2001 season by sweeping a two-game weekend series from James Madison at Boshamer Stadium.UNC followed up Saturday's lopsided 23-9 opening-day win with a dramatic ninth inning rally Sunday.Trailing JMU 6-4 in the bottom of the ninth, sophomore Russ Adams drove home the game-winning run with a bases-clearing walk-off triple as North Carolina escaped with a 7-6 victory.Freshman first baseman Jeremy Cleveland greeted JMU's closer Brent Metheny by belting a lead-off double to start the ninth, and

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Women's Tennis Splits Weekend Matches

Staff ReportNOTRE DAME, Ind. -- The No. 28 North Carolina women's tennis team fell to 11th-ranked Notre Dame on Sunday at the Eck Tennis Pavilion 6-1.The Tar Heels (4-1) won the doubles point by taking two of three matches from the Fighting Irish, but were swept in singles play.

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Wrestling Rips Maryland

This wasn't tag-team, and they didn't have outlandish nicknames.But the one-two combo of heavyweight Matt Kenny and 125-pounder Chris Collins dominated their opponents from Maryland on Sunday with a flair worthy of Rick.The pair also secured another ACC win for the North Carolina wrestling team (8-4, 4-0 in the ACC), which beat the Terrapins 24-12.Saturday, the Tar Heels beat Navy 21-13 in Annapolis, Md.With the Tar Heels leading 13-9 against the Terps (3-5, 1-2), Kenny (14-2) stepped onto the mat against James Taylor (4-9) and simply had his way.After building an 8-0 lead

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UNC Outlasts Tigers in 2 OTs

It took 50 minutes and 199 combined points, but the North Carolina women's basketball team eventually wound up with the result it wanted.The Tar Heels, on the strength of a Juana Brown layup with 0.8 seconds left in the second overtime, outlasted No. 25 Clemson 100-99 Thursday in Carmichael Auditorium."The highs in this game aren't nearly high enough to make up for the lows," Clemson coach Jim Davis said.

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Brown Burns Clemson From Floor

With the clock ticking down toward 0:00, Juana Brown charged hard through a sea of Clemson basketball players, stopped short and fired a jumper at the hoop. It would have been a sweet ending for the senior guard, who scored the last six points in North Carolina's Jan. 8 71-70 victory against Clemson.But the ball didn't swish through the net; instead it found its way into the open arms of UNC's LaQuanda Barksdale. Barksdale's shot missed as well.Brown would still get her chance to be the heroine again.

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Bunting Announces 1st Recruiting Class; Signs 21

John Bunting knew he had some learning to do.Having spent five years as head coach at Division-III Glassboro State and almost the rest of his coaching career in the NFL, Bunting had little experience with recruiting.But he learned quickly since becoming North Carolina's coach Dec. 11. He had no choice if he wanted to land players such as Jawarski Pollock, a speedy wide receiver from Bradenton, Fla."I couldn't find him at home, but I talked with his grandmother, so I finally got him on his cell phone at the barber shop," Bunting said.

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Dawson's Huge Night\Not Enough for Deacons

WINSTON-SALEM -- Wake Forest guard Craig Dawson has a little extra incentive to perform every time he plays against North Carolina.For one, Dawson wasn't recruited by UNC, the school his uncle and NBA standout Jerry Stackhouse attended.But Dawson also has other ties to the Tar Heels.He played AAU basketball with UNC's Brendan Haywood, Kris Lang and Julius Peppers on the Carolina Warriors.Dawson almost gunned down his friends in baby blue Wednesday night, scoring a game-high 29 points as the Demon Deacons fell to the Tar Heels 80-74."I have a lot of friends who play for C

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No. 1 Tar Heels Survive at Wake

WINSTON-SALEM -- Brendan Haywood stood in the corner of the court, waving his arms wildly into the air. His eyes were locked into the array of camera lenses pointed in his direction.Haywood, who had just sent Wake Forest forward Darius Songaila's baseline jumper into the crowd with 35.1 seconds left, began yelling "Not today.

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