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Monday December 6th

Ryan Heller


'You're Deja Kelly': Sophomore guard uses her voice to lead Tar Heels' backcourt

Deja Kelly walked into the visitor’s locker rooms at Virginia Tech in February with her team trailing by 14 at halftime. The then-first-year guard sat down and talked quietly to herself. She took a breathe and whispered to herself three words: "You’re Deja Kelly."  Kelly scored 22 points in that game, in a comeback victory. That performance was part of a five-game streak of double-digit scoring. Kelly's love for basketball originated on the courts of San Antonio, Texas at the age of five. With the support of her mother over the years, today, Kelly is a leader in the backcourt for UNC.  

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Rising COVID-19 cases cause concerns as UNC looks to bring back fans at full capacity

As COVID-19 cases increase across the state, UNC Athletics is preparing for a return to full capacity gamedays.  More than 300 cases have occurred among UNC students and employees since August, according to the University's COVID-19 dashboard. Masks are required for indoor sporting events and are strongly encouraged outdoors. There is no vaccine requirement for attendance. 

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