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Wednesday December 7th

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Tar Heels Open Season With Losses at Georgia

ATHENS, Ga. - North Carolina opened its swimming and diving seasons losing to Georgia at Gabrileson Natatorium on Thursday. The top-ranked Georgia women's team defeated 16th-ranked UNC 160-138. The Tar Heel men fell to Georgia 164-134. Both teams won five of 16 events. For the women, senior Summer Mack was a double winner in the 100-yard butterfly and the 100 backstroke. Freshman Molly Freedman won the 200 butterfly, and junior Molly Sullivan did the same in the 1,000 freestyle.

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SportSaturday - Open It Up

There's no secret why North Carolina has lost three of its last four games: UNC hasn't been able to stop anybody defensively. Those four opponents lit up the scoreboard, averaging 39.5 points, and the Tar Heels are yielding 30.2 points per game overall. It's unlikely that the defense will experience a dramatic change and start putting the clamps on opponents. And it's tough to win if you can't stop anybody. Yet it can be done. It happens every Sunday. And the people of St.

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SportSaturday - Upbeat Fryer Proves Steal For UNC

Duke must be kicking itself. When North Carolina's Lisa Fryer was a junior in high school, she was all set to attend a volleyball camp at UNC's archival, one of the schools recruiting her. But when that camp was canceled, Fryer came to one at UNC instead. She fell in love with the University, and the rest is history. "We were fortunate," UNC coach Joe Sagula said.

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SportSaturday - Lending a Helping Hand

Holly Huff looks back through her years of college to remember what it was like when she was a freshman on the North Carolina field hockey team. She remembers being the girl from St. Louis who didn't know a whole lot of people and struggled in her first semester to balance the demands of one of the best field hockey programs in the nation with her school work.

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SportSaturday - FSU's Weinke Piles Up Passing Yards

Maturity apparently isn't all that comes with age. In Chris Weinke's case, so do stellar statistics. The 28-year-old Florida State quarterback has left the box score overflowing the past two weekends. Weinke completed 66-of-105 passes for eight touchdowns and 1,032 yards in FSU's loss at Miami - its first defeat in 18 games - and its blowout of Duke. He did it all on a bum left foot, which he injured Sept. 28 at Maryland.

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Tigers Ground Game Tough to Tame

Game and time: No. 5 Clemson at North Carolina. Kickoff is at 5:30 p.m. Series: Clemson leads 30-17-1. Personnel: Clemson - OT Akil Smith (lungs) and QB Brian Carr (torn achilles) are out for the season. DE Terry Bryant (calf) is probable. UNC - LB Merceda Perry (right ankle) is out for the season. WR Chesley Borders (hamstring) is doubtful. DB Anthony Anderson (shoulder) and RB Rufus Brown (shoulder) are questionable. DE Julius Peppers (concussion) is probable. The key matchup: Clemson's offense is designed to get opposing defenses thinking about the pass.

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SportSaturday - Adams Enjoying Resurgence

The renaissance that the Clemson football program is enjoying this season has brought happiness to many people. Death Valley is once again filled to the brim with orange-clad fans. Tiger apparel is hard to find in stores but easy to spot on the street. In short, Clemson is once again a national title contender, and people are enjoying it.

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High-Flying Carter Stays Grounded in NBA

It was billed as an NBA preseason exhibition game. But most of the 5,588 people who gathered in the Smith Center for the Philadelphia 76ers-Toronto Raptors matchup Monday night were there to see one thing: the Vince Carter show. With 7:42 remaining in the third quarter, the fans got what they had come for, something they had not seen in the Chapel Hill since Carter left North Carolina in 1998 after his junior season.

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Volleyball Defeats Cavaliers

Even though Tuesday's match was a three-game sweep, it wasn't an easy win for the North Carolina volleyball team. The Tar Heels had to come from behind in game two and fought off a late Virginia charge in game three to defeat the Cavaliers 3-0 (15-7, 15-13, 18-16) at Carmichael Auditorium. As the match wore on, Virginia cut its number of unforced errors and started hitting the ball harder and more accurately. But UNC was up to the challenge.

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Haus Brings UNC New Outlook

With all the hype surrounding the "Midnight With Matt" madness at Carmichael Auditorium on Friday night, the start of a new era for another North Carolina athletic program went virtually unnoticed. Thus, only a small crowd comprised mostly of parents huddled in the cold night at Henry Stadium to witness the home coaching debut of the new men's lacrosse coach, John Haus. Haus, an All-American defender and member of two Tar Heel NCAA championship teams in the early 1980s, led his squad to a 10-9 victory against a team assembled of UNC alumni.

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Carrieri Extends Scoring Hot Streak

Chris Carrieri was clutch during the first half of North Carolina's season. The junior forward scored the game-winning goal in five of the men's soccer team's first seven matches. Then UNC (12-2, 3-1 in the ACC) lost to No. 8 Virginia on Sept. 24. Although Carrieri assisted his squad's only goal, he was contained by a leg injury and a tough Cavalier defense. But Carrieri has been back in full throttle ever since the UVa. game - the No.

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Okulaja Returns to Familiar Setting

The scene Ademola Okulaja returned to Monday night had not changed much from the one he left after the 1998-1999 season. Okulaja's brother, Adekola, was in the crowd at the Smith Center to watch him play - just like he was when Ademola played for the North Carolina men's basketball team.

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Men's Golf Takes 6th At Duke Golf Classic

The North Carolina men's golf team fired a 293 in the final round of the Duke Golf Classic and finished in sixth place with a total of 886. The event was played at Duke Golf Club, which is a par 72. UNC freshman Dustin Bray tied for 10th place, the best individual finish for the Tar Heels. He carded a 4-over 220 with a 1-over 73 in the final round. Senior Rob Simmons finished strong for the Tar Heels with a 1-under-71 but still ended the classic tied for 24th at 223. N.C. State won the tournament with a team score of 290 in the final round and an 876 overall mark.

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Fast Start Helps UNC Beat Duke

North Carolina's volleyball squad dropped a tough match to Wake Forest at home Friday night because of a slow start. The team was determined it would not happen again. So the Tar Heels came out looking to start strong, and they took an early lead against rival Duke on their way to a 3-1 victory on Sunday afternoon. "(Against Duke) we came on being ready and focused," middle hitter Krista Buchholz said. "We came on saying we would win the first game." The Tar Heels developed this attitude after dropping the first two games of Friday's match to Wake.

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Wolfpack Victory Marked by Emotions on Both Sides

Kory Bailey knew it was getting ready to happen. The North Carolina junior wideout could see the N.C. State players pointing. Their fingers were aimed at the interlocked "NC" emblem at midfield of Kenan Stadium. As the clock wound down, the Wolfpack players sprinted to midfield and danced in celebration. N.C. State's seven-game losing streak against the Tar Heels had finally ended with its 38-20 victory. "After seven straight years of not winning and then having a chance to win, I expect them to be excited," UNC coach Carl Torbush said.

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Tar Heel Men Capture Meet

CULLOWHEE - The North Carolina men's cross country team won the North Carolina Intercollegiate Championship on Saturday. The Tar Heels had 40 points and finished 22 points ahead of Duke Team B. Senior Nick Iauco crossed the line first for UNC and finished fourth overall with a time of 25 minutes, 52 seconds. Matt Weiss and Terrance McRae tied for fifth place with identical times of 26:01. Jim Martin and Bobby Borbet also crossed the line with identical times to finish tied for 10th.

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Volleyball Learns From Mistakes in Weekend Split

North Carolina's volleyball team got a wake-up call Friday night against Wake Forest. UNC had an unlucky Friday the 13th as the Demon Deacons handed the Tar Heels their first conference loss of the season 3-2 (7-15, 6-15, 15-10, 16-14, 13-15). The loss came in front of a rowdy crowd that was getting psyched for Midnight Madness. "We need to pick up the little things," said senior defensive specialist Lisa Fryer, who had 17 digs in the match. "It's a mindset.

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Tar Heels Get Title, Revenge

By Joe Disney Staff Writer GREENSBORO - It was payback time this weekend for the men's soccer team at the Spartan Classic in Greensboro. With victories against Dartmouth and Rider during the weekend, fifth-ranked North Carolina captured the overall tournament title on goal differential against UNC-Greensboro. In mid-September, the Spartans won the Nike Carolina Classic, claiming the title against UNC by one goal in goal differential. The Tar Heels' performance in the two tournaments was completely different.

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