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August 22, 2004

Carolina Blue Newsstand: August 22, 2004

  • Peppers as a stand-up guy can be scary - Charlotte Observer
    Around the league, offensive coordinators are looking at tape of the Panthers' victory against the New York Giants and getting nervous.

  • Heels get 'typical' scrimmage - Durham Herald-Sun
    It was, in the words of North Carolina coach John Bunting, "your typical first, big, overblown scrimmage." But UNC got some atypical play from a faster defense and expected consistency from the first-team offense in a closed Kenan Stadium workout Saturday afternoon.

  • Ragsdale's Baker rises above rest of prospects - Fayetteville Observer
    Toney Baker was a well-developed rising eighth-grader when he strolled into the weight room at Jamestown's Ragsdale High School and asked coach Tommy Norwood if he could work out with the varsity football players.

  • Can the Sunshine State and Sedgefield coexist? - Greensboro News & Record
    They haven't picked out the furniture yet, but they have decided on the yard art -- pink flamingos and coral birdbaths. The college boys have bought themselves a beach house.

  • Sunshine State gains ACC clout - High Point Enterprise
    In case there was any doubt, the Atlantic Coast Conference no longer "belongs to the state of North Carolina."

  • Hansbrough set to decide - Raleigh News & Observer
    Tyler Hansbrough, a 6-foot-9, 230-pound basketball forward who is generally considered to be among the best prep basketball players in the country, will reveal his college choice on Monday.

  • Tar Heels learning in the wings - Raleigh News & Observer
    Near the middle of a rain-soaked practice field recently, North Carolina quarterbacks Matt Baker and Roger Heinz stood a few steps behind starter Darian Durant -- listening, learning, absorbing.

  • McGill returns in UNC scrimmage - Raleigh News & Observer
    Ronnie McGill flashed speed, power and glowing potential at tailback last fall, when he averaged 5.1 yards per carry as a freshman.

  • Preseason North Carolina top 30 football - Raleigh News & Observer

  • Best games to watch - Raleigh News & Observer
    The road to the national title game at the Orange Bowl on Jan. 4 should be filled with close calls, instant classics and blowouts. These games have the potential to mean the most in the BCS rankings.

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