North Carolina on uphill climb in third season
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North Carolina on uphill climb in third season

Tar Heels have rebounded from slow start against South Carolina and small crowds

Photo: North Carolina quarterback Marquise Williams.

North Carolina is only halfway through its 12-game regular-season schedule, but the Tar Heels seem to be playing their third season in one.

This latest version of 2015 has 17 votes among “others” to equal No. 29. North Carolina should have No. 23 Duke and  No. 25 Pittsburgh worried about its firepower capable of separating the Tar Heels from what for at least now is a three-team race in the ACC Coastal. North Carolina exploded with 29 points in the second quarter to beat Wake Forest 51-20 Saturday at Kenan Stadium. ... 

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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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