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Defensive end E.J. Wilson was taken in the fourth round of this year’s NFL Draft by the Seattle Seahawks. DTH/BJ Dworak

UNC defensive linemen selected in NFL Draft

North Carolina defensive linemen E.J. Wilson and Cam Thomas have spent their entire football careers playing on the East Coast.But thanks to the decisions of a pair of NFL franchises this weekend at the league’s annual draft, the two Tar Heel linemen are headed west.

Race to locate fastest UNC student

At least 50 non-scholarship athletes will make their way to Hooker Fields for a chance to channel their inner Rudy, if only for a few hours tonight.These Tar Heels might not be fighting for an opportunity to see live football action like in the climactic scene of the Hollywood classic, but the fastest ones will get a shot to beat some of Butch Davis’ fleetest athletes.

North Carolina junior Will Graves scored a team-high 25 points in UNC’s 79-68 loss to Dayton.  DTH Photos/Katherine Vance

UNC falls one game short of redemption

NEW YORK — During its run to the NIT finals, North Carolina had made a habit out of coming back.In all four games before the championship, UNC staged a second-half rally to earn a victory.Thursday night appeared to follow a similar theme.

Tar Heels’ defense evolving as tournament ?nal looms

A 32-point loss isn’t usually included in a discussion of a team’s increased effort level.But that’s exactly what point guard Larry Drew II wanted to talk about when asked why North Carolina has shown more emotion and passion in this year’s NIT than during the regular season.

Freshman John Henson continued his postseason success with six points and 12 rebounds. DTH/Katherine Vance

Experience helps UNC net overtime victory against Rhode Island

NEW YORK — A Nestle iced tea bottle flew on the court in the seconds following North Carolina’s 68-67 victory in the semifinals of the NIT.It landed a few feet away from where Rhode Island’s Lamonte Ulmer was sprawled out on the court, despondent after the Rams came up just short against the Tar Heels.

First Pitch dinner rescheduled

The North Carolina baseball team's First Pitch dinner has been rescheduled for Feb. 13 due to anticipated inclement weather this weekend.Originally scheduled for this Saturday, the event traditionally helps kick off baseball season in Chapel Hill.Baseball writer Peter Gammons will still be the dinner's scheduled speaker.

Top Quotes of 2009, Part I: Chris Johnson

ESPN.com's Thomas Neumann recently did a pretty humorous bit on athletes' Top 50 Quotes of the Year for 2009.His compilation of sounds bites was almost flawless, but noticeably absent from that list was Chris Johnson, the Pro Bowl running back for the Tennessee Titans.