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Friday June 2nd

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Johnson Wins Wimbledon

Don Johnson, a former North Carolina tennis player and current volunteer assistant coach, paired with Jared Palmer to win Wimbledon's men's doubles July 8. Johnson and Palmer defeated the Czech Republic's Jiri Novak and David Rikl 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 in a match riddled with rain delays. The win was Johnson's second in two years at Wimbledon, his first coming in mixed doubles last year. Johnson boasts a record of 41-11 for the year, claiming six titles. He is coached by UNC coach Sam Paul. Men's Lacrosse Adds 12th Recruit

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2 Tar Heels Candidates For Hermann Trophy

The Hermann Foundation and TEAMtalk, Inc., have announced the 13 men and 13 women candidates for the 2001 Hermann Trophy, college soccer's oldest and most prestigious player of the year award. A pair of North Carolina seniors --midfielder Jena Kluegel and defender Danielle Borgman -- head the women's list. The three men and three women finalists will be announced on Dec. 1. The winners of the 2001 Hermann Trophy will be announced at the College Cups, the women on Dec. 8 in Dallas and the men on Dec. 15 in Columbus, Ohio.

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Title Comes After Rebuilding Effort

Bob Stoops' life just hasn't been quite the same since a certain football game Jan. 3. That's when his Oklahoma team beat perennial powerhouse Florida State 13-2 in the Orange Bowl to cap a 13-0 season and seal the school's seventh overall national title and first in 15 years. "It's changed, and it is more difficult that way, but I accept that," Stoops, 40, said in a teleconference Saturday. "But most of the time, people are pretty respectful when you're with your children and family. And I refuse to be a recluse and not go and do things.

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UNC Training Camp `Intense' Experience

Ask about North Carolina's football training camp, and be prepared for virtually the same answer from each player. There's the few seconds when they let their thoughts about camp run wild in their head, the brief chuckle while they search for the exact word. Usually it's "interesting," but "intense" gets its fair share as the word to describe the experience of John Bunting's 2 1/2-week-long training camp. Some players don't want to talk about it at all -- cornerback Michael Waddell said it was best that he not comment on the experience.

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Polls Rank Men's Soccer 1st in ACC, 5th in U.S.

The North Carolina's men's soccer team has been selected as the ACC favorite for the upcoming season as determined by a vote of the league's seven head coaches. In the National Soccer Coaches Association of America's preseason poll, UNC was ranked No. 5 nationally. The Tar Heels finished the 2000 campaign first in the conference with a 21-3 overall record and advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament. Heading into 2001, UNC collected 42 points in the preseason balloting, edging out Virginia, which finished second with 39 points.

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Challenging Schedule Awaits UNC

Things are difficult enough as it is for North Carolina's basketball team. Even before adding its ACC regular season schedule, the Tar Heels don't have a go-to guy with the early departure of Joseph Forte or a proven big man like Brendan Haywood. They'll have to rely on a bunch of freshmen to complement Jason Capel and the oft-injured Kris Lang. So throw in a nonconference schedule filled with tough teams, and life could be quite difficult for North Carolina this winter.

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UNC Adds 2 Coaches For 2001 Rowing Squad

Sarah Haney, who as a UNC undergraduate helped push the women's rowing program toward varsity status, has joined the North Carolina rowing staff as an assistant coach. UNC also hired Erica Gill to assist the team. "I'm thrilled to be able to bring back one of our own to help guide Carolina rowing through its next stage of growth," UNC coach Joel Furtek said.

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She's Back: Teasley Returns to Tar Heels

Three basketball players were released from the team because they did not meet physical requirements. By Kelly Lusk Assistant Sports Editor Last year was supposed to be different for the North Carolina women's basketball team.

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Forte's Mother Sparks State Inquiry

Staff Report The Boston Celtics made former North Carolina star Joseph Forte a professional basketball player when they selected the 6-foot-4 guard with the 21st pick of this year's NBA draft. But Forte's departure didn't keep the NCAA from looking into rumors swirling around his mother's involvement with Octagon, the sports marketing agency he now employs.

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Kluegel Shines on National Stage

A Saturday afternoon at Fetzer Field it wasn't. When Jena Kluegel ran onto the turf early last month at the National Sports Center in Blaine, Minn., for the U.S. women's national soccer team, the record-setting crowd of 15,614 greeted its hometown star with a hero's welcome.

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Women's Tennis Coach Leaves

After three years as head coach of University of North Carolina women's tennis, Roland Thornqvist has been named to the same position at the University of Florida.In three years, UNC compiled a 42-30 record under Thornqvist and appeared in the NCAA Tournament all three years."The University of Florida offers the best opportunity for me and my family," Thornqvist said.

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Promise of Fall Crumbled in Spring for Tar Heels

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.With apologies to Charles Dickens, his opening lines of "A Tale of Two Cities" aptly apply to North Carolina's fall and spring seasons. Although there were notable exceptions, the former was a lot better than the latter.North Carolina got things off on the right foot with its first game of the year -- a 3-0 field hockey victory against Duke on Aug. 26.

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Time Will Tell Staying Power of Bunting, Doherty

Brendan Haywood sat at the table, still in shock that he had played his final college basketball game.Haywood and North Carolina had just been eliminated by Penn State in the NCAA Tournament's second round -- earlier than most people expected -- and a reporter asked Haywood to reflect on his career at UNC."I've had a lot of good moments here," said Haywood, the school's all-time leading shot blocker. "I was happy with my career here, I've made a lot of good friends, and I've met a lot of different coaches.

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Sports Briefs

Women's Golf to Host, Play in NCAA RegionalNorth Carolina's women's golf team was one of 21 teams to receive a bid to participate in the NCAA East Regional. North Carolina will also serve as host for the 54 hole event, which will be played May 10-12 at Finley Golf Course in Chapel Hill. In addition to the 21 teams, two individuals received a bid to play in the regional. The top eight teams and top two individuals (not on one of those eight teams) advance on to participate in the NCAA Championships to be played May 23-26 at the Mission Inn Resort in Howie-in-the-Hills, Fla.

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Baseball's Lone Senior Leads Pitchers

As the only senior on the North Carolina baseball team, Jason Howell stands out in more ways than one.You might notice something distinct in Howell's step each time he strolls to the plate at Boshamer Stadium.He gets ready to bat to the beat of Britney Spears' "Hit Me Baby One More Time," which his teammates tease him about. And UNC's opponents can attest to how diverse Howell is.

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A Look Back At 4 Years of UNC Sports

There have been many memorable sports moments in the last four years at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.The senior class of 2001 was deprived the chance to see Dean Smith roam the sidelines, but few of the 22,050 fans in attendance at the Smith Center on the night of Feb. 5, 1998, will forget UNC's win against Duke and the off-the-glass-alley-oop-that-almost-was with Ed Cota and Vince Carter.These same seniors filled Kenan Stadium on Saturdays as freshmen to watch Mack Brown's Tar Heels. Most even came an hour or two early. A scene like the one at Kenan on Nov.

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Women Get League of Their Own

If only Brandi Chastain had taken her shirt off five years ago.Rather than a conference room or board meeting, the Women's United Soccer Association, or WUSA, was born on the field of Pasadena's Rose Bowl. In the championship game of the 1999 Women's World Cup, the U.S.

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Courage Goes Down on Late Penalty Kick

Carolina Courage coach Marcia McDermott summed up her team's loss in five words."Mia is always a threat," she said.The Courage was successful in containing women's soccer's most decorated athlete, Mia Hamm, for most of the first half. Carolina midfielder Erin Baxter's slide tackle in the 15th minute even sent her to the sideline with a knee sprain. But Hamm refused to let anyone dominate her on Fetzer Field at her alma mater.

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Hamm Comes Back Home

Mia Hamm never lost on Fetzer Field during her standout collegiate career at North Carolina.And she wasn't going to let anything - not even a sprained knee - upset that record.In her first time playing on Fetzer Field since Nov. 21, 1993 in the NCAA Championship game, Hamm's heroics during the WUSA matchup between the Washington Freedom and the Carolina Courage were reminiscent of her days at UNC.

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