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Dylan Howlett


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Column: Dean Smith ensures all will have seat at table

The arc of a life rises, then slopes, then falls, because time is the curvature that ensures nothing is forever. And then there is the exception: the flat line that extends beyond sight, in perpetuity, faithful to its path and resolute in its straight purpose. Dean Smith is the line that flattens the arc.

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UNC finds drubbing, not love, in hopeless place

PITTSBURGH — A week that was so hard ended with such ease Saturday afternoon. It brought little solace to a shaken, and stirred, North Carolina basketball team. For the reprieve that it needed was handed, instead, to a team wearing unfriendly colors.

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Tar Heels continue to learn with victory over Seminoles

A late-January game against a middling conference opponent makes the smallest of imprints on space and time. For only the final numbers registered on the scoreboard, and the assigned “W” to the victor and the lonely “L” to the defeated, last as testaments to afternoons that don’t pass entrance exams into memory.

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Senior field hockey players find their ‘something’

No. That couldn’t have been them. Parading at midfield, looking little the part of a perennial national title contender. Screaming and high-fiving and hugging like a club with little understanding of what it meant to be here, at Henry Stadium, in the NCAA quarterfinals, securing its seventh trip to the final four in the last eight years.

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Sports

Sports Friday: Diamond DeShields

Diamond DeShields is a freshman guard from Norcross, Ga. She talked to our sports reporter about her upbringing, her parents’ influence on her athletic career, and what incident made her realize the importance of being a good person.

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