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Caleb Pressley enjoying new role with UNC

A year ago, Caleb Pressley was a backup quarterback who barely saw the field. Now he’s one of the most recognizable figures on the UNC sideline – he’s the guy in the NFL jerseys, UNC’s self-proclaimed Supervisor of Morale. “Backup quarterbacks don’t get a lot of attention, but now I have more attention than I’ve ever had,” Pressley said. A chance to study abroad put all of this in motion. (WRAL Sports Fan)

UNC vs N.C. State: Six Storylines

North Carolina (6-5, 4-3) and N.C. State (6-5, 2-5) head into Saturday's midday match-up with pride and the chance to get to seven wins on the line. Both teams are bowl eligible and this weekend's contest will give the winner momentum heading into December and the postseason. CarolinaBlue highlights six storylines heading to the rivalry game. (Carolina Blue)

Preview & Prediction: #5 UNC vs #22 UCLA

The question with losses, like the one UNC suffered against Butler, is how the team responds in the next game. UNC teams under Roy Williams bounce back rather well and if what happened against Butler was simply an outlier, the Heels can get back on track with a win here. Prediction: UNC 88 UCLA 81 (Tar Heel Blog)

How To Discuss The Wainstein Report With Your Wolfpack Relatives

Well, Carolina students and alumni, it’s that time of year. Families will be celebrating Thanksgiving and the holidays over the next few weeks, and — like it or not — your long lost cousins have been waiting years to make up for how much more successful your life has been than theirs. The trash talk re: the Wainstein Report is inevitable, so here are a few tips to remember to keep your Thanksgiving holiday running smoothly. (Raleigh & Company)

From Ball Room To Ball Court At The Battle 4 Atlantis

But with all the excitement and all these high-profile teams running around, it’s easy to miss the fact that all of this is taking place in a pretty small facility. The Atlantis resort in general is huge – you could walk around for an hour (like I did) and still not even begin to see everything – but the tournament itself is something else entirely. (Chapelboro.com)

Decade later, ‘The Play’ lives on for Pack, Heels

Of the 103 football games between North Carolina and N.C. State, the one 10 years ago certainly qualifies as one of the most memorable. UNC’s 30-24 win Oct. 9, 2004, at Kenan Stadium also turned out to be one of the most meaningful. That game, and how it was decided on the goal line, helped push the ACC into the era of instant replay and also kept the Wolfpack from going to a bowl. (Charlotte Observer)

Connor Barth just kept kicking

Tuesday is tryout day. It's the day of the week when Connor Barth knew his chance at re-starting his NFL career would come after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers released him at the end of the preseason. And when a week passed without a tryout -- as they usually did -- he made sure he kicked anyway, knowing that was the day around which his career hopes revolved. (Denver Broncos)

Breakin’ It Down: NC State

The Tar Heels look to back up their impressive 45-20 win at Duke with another rivalry win to close out the regular season. The 6-5 Tar Heels will welcome N.C. State, also sporting a 6-5 record, to Chapel Hill Saturday for a 12:30 p.m. kickoff in the 104th meeting of the series. Both squads like their chances heading into the contest. (OakeSports)

Lucas: Plenty To Be Thankful For

On May 22, 2010, Justin Coleman broke his neck. On May 22, 2011, Justin Coleman was involved in a car accident in which a motorcyclist was killed. Today is Thanksgiving, and Justin Coleman knows better than anyone exactly how important it is to be thankful. (GoHeels.com)

Mavericks’ Brandan Wright might consider entering NBA slam-dunk contest

What separates Brandan Wright from other high-flying dunkers around the league is that he seems to explode out of nowhere with his dunks, as if he were a contortionist who suddenly bursts off a pogo stick. Wright’s elevation and hang time have been breathtaking. “I mean literally, the guy can scrape his knee on the rim,” owner Mark Cuban said. “It’s unbelievable.” (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)

Previewing UNC vs. UCLA in the Battle for Atlantis

The bulletin board: North Carolina dropped into the Battle 4 Atlantis consolation bracket by losing 74-66 to Butler, which grabbed 29 offensive rebounds and finished with a 57-40 advantage on the boards. According to ESPN, that's the second-biggest negative margin in the last 15 seasons for the Tar Heels, who had 19 fewer rebounds than Texas in 2009-10. (Fayetteville Observer)

'That unique Carolina feeling'

I’ve gotten into a habit of walking off the pathways around the quads (only partly due to the aforementioned brick trippings), and it seems to me that the campus itself stirs the feeling. Everything is steeped in possibility when it’s warm outside. It’s draped on every tree, building and banner. I suppose that plays into the feeling — every part of campus has a constant gaze toward the future. (Daily Tar Heel)

Tar Heels Look To Bounce Back vs. UCLA

North Carolina will try to rebound from its first loss of the season when it faces UCLA in the Battle 4 Atlantis at 7 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Thursday’s game also marks UNC’s first game against a ranked opponent this season. UCLA is No. 22 in the AP poll and No. 23 in the coaches poll. The winner of Thursday’s contest will play at 8 p.m. on Friday. The loser will play at 10:30 p.m. on Friday. (GoHeels.com)

North Carolina-UCLA Preview

North Carolina and UCLA are set to square off for the first time in 14 seasons, though two of the winningest programs in college basketball surely didn't expect to meet under these circumstances. The No. 5 Tar Heels and No. 22 Bruins are both looking to bounce back Thursday night in the consolation round of the Battle 4 Atlantis in the Bahamas. (Yahoo! Sports)

UNC Volleyball Defeats Duke 3-2 in Five-Set Thriller

The Carolina volleyball team clinched at least a share of the ACC Championship with a thrilling 3-2 (25-19, 24-26, 25-19, 30-32, 15-13) victory over rival No. 21 Duke Wednesday afternoon. North Carolina, who clinched at least a share of its first ACC championship since 2008, had to battle past the top offense in the ACC in order to grab the win. (GoHeels.com)

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With the unusual starting lineup for the Tar Heels (no Tokoto, Meeks, Johnson), UNC leads in bench points, 18-0.
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