North Carolina needs healthy Joel Berry
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North Carolina needs healthy Joel Berry

Tar Heels struggle in first game without Berry running the offense

Photo: Joel Berry II

North Carolina knew what it had last year when fourth-year starting point guard Marcus Paige missed the first six contests with a hand injury, or in any game the rest of the way when he needed a breather.

The Tar Heels had Joel Berry II. He would have started at most other ACC schools. He was named to the All-ACC Tournament team and the All-Final Four team. ... 

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Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan is an award-winning sportswriter and the author of "Raye of Light". Tom has also written for the San Diego Union-Tribune, Voice of San Diego,,, and Gameday Central. He has won multiple first-place awards from the San Diego Press Club and first place from the Copley News Service Ring of Truth Awards. The National Football Foundation/San Diego Chapter presented him its Distinguished American Award in 2003 and USA Track and Field’s San Diego Chapter its President’s Award in 2000.

Raye of Light: Jimmy Raye, Duffy Daugherty, the integration of college football and the 1965-66 Michigan State Spartans

By Tom Shanahan; Foreword by Tony Dungy; August Publications

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