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Friday February 26th

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UNC athletes connected to Twitter, social networking sites

When North Carolina’s Athletic Department issued a release in early April that point guard Larry Drew II would not be transferring, Drew went to Associate Athletic Director Steve Kirschner and asked him to delay the release.“I want to Tweet out that I’ve got an announcement, build up some followers,” Drew told Kirschner.Kirschner gave him an hour.

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UNC to host sport summit

In the last four years, the average UNC senior has rushed Franklin Street at least once, and might have jumped over a fire.They might have spent a Thursday night in Kenan Stadium, sat in the stands at Fetzer Field or spent an afternoon at Boshamer Stadium watching baseball.It’s safe to say that sports are an important part of the experience at North Carolina.

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Larry Drew II, whose clutch play in past NIT games moved UNC forward, couldn't help the team Thursday. DTH/Katherine Vance
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North Carolina ends season with loss in NIT championship

NEW YORK — North Carolina's 2010 season ended with a turnover, 700 miles from Indianapolis and the Final Four.The Tar Heels (20-17) made the NIT championship game on a combination of grit, luck, and big late-game plays, but Dayton's pressure and clutch shooting were too much for North Carolina to overcome in the 79-68 final decision.

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John Henson has really been stepping it up recently.
Sports

Henson keeps Tar Heels' spirits in play

NEW YORK — Just before the tip-off of overtime during North Carolina’s win against Rhode Island on Tuesday, John Henson had to stop.URI’s Will Martell, trying to get an advantage, twitched before the ball was thrown. Henson straightened in joking offense, looking to the crowd as if to ask, “Did that really happen?”

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Larry Drew II continued his postseason heroics by hitting a game-tying layup with 55 seconds left. DTH/ Katherine Vance
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Drew II's clutch play vaults UNC into finals

NEW YORK — North Carolina’s point guard wants a little bit of redemption — and in Madison Square Garden, he started to get some. Larry Drew II has been under fire most of this season. He’s denied rumors that he’s transferring and weathered both storms of criticism and 16 losses.

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