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UNC researchers silence leading cancer-causing gene

Researchers from the UNC School of Medicine and colleagues at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have developed a new approach to block the KRAS oncogene, one of the most frequently mutated genes in human cancer. The approach, led by Chad Pecot, MD, an assistant professor of medicine at UNC, offers another route to attack KRAS, which has proven to be an elusive and frustrating target for drug developers. (Health Canal)

News Outlets Sue UNC To Release Wainstein Names

Following the release of the Wainstein report last month, UNC officials said they had begun disciplinary proceedings against nine employees – but so far, they’ve refused to say who those employees are. Now, 11 local news agencies have filed a joint lawsuit against UNC, to force the university to release those names. (Chapelboro.com)

Mark Armstrong: The case for 'Quise

Jameis Winston is the reigning Heisman trophy winner, a national champion, almost certainly a first round draft pick. Marquise Williams has almost singlehandedly powered UNC into bowl eligibility, along the way becoming the top QB in the conference. Ask me who'll become a better NFL quarterback and my answer changes, but the 2014 ACC Player of the Year is Marquise Williams. (ABC 11)

Larry Fedora Monday Press Conference Quotes

Larry Fedora: “This team is excited and anxious to get back on the field, especially for this next one which will be our last home game and an opportunity for our seniors to go out in this stadium and send them out the right way. Our guys will do a great job of preparation this week and hopefully we will do that.” (Inside Carolina)

Former UNC basketball player Melvin Scott charged with second-degree rape

Former UNC basketball player Melvin Scott is facing charges of second-degree rape. Scott, 32, was arrested on Friday in Durham and is in the county jail under $500,000 bond. According to police, the alleged incident happened Aug. 20 and involved a female acquaintance. Scott was a member of the 2005 national championship team. (ABC 11)

UNC puts together a second straight late-season surge

North Carolina is putting together another late-season turnaround. The Tar Heels looked lost with bad defense and inconsistent offense during a 2-4 start, but they've won four of five since to become bowl eligible heading into Saturday's rivalry game against NC State. "I think our coaching staff did a tremendous job of keeping these guys together," coach Larry Fedora said Monday. (Associated Press)

Stephanie Mavunga Selected ACC Player Of The Week

UNC sophomore forward Stephanie Mavunga has been named the ACC Women’s Basketball Player of the Week. Mavunga led the Tar Heels to a pair of wins last week, including a 79-77 victory over No. 21/19 Oklahoma State on Nov. 19. The sophomore from Brownsburg, Ind., averaged 20.5 points, 13.5 rebounds and 4.0 blocks, while collecting back-to-back double-doubles. (GoHeels.com)

By the Numbers: Marquise the Magician

Tar Heels quarterback Marquise Williams has emerged as one of the top players in the conference, if not the country. Williams’ 33 touchdowns this season are the seventh-most by any player in the country, trailing only Oregon's Marcus Mariota, Ohio State's J.T. Barrett, Notre Dame's Everett Golson and Mississippi State's Dak Prescott among Power 5 QBs. (ESPN.com)

Tar Heels Move Up To No. 5 In AP Poll

North Carolina is ranked No. 5 in this week’s Associated Press top 25 poll, moving up a spot from last week. Carolina remained at No. 6 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll for the third week in a row. The field for this week’s Battle 4 Atlantis in the Bahamas is loaded, with No. 2 Wisconsin (tied with Arizona), No. 5 Carolina, No. 18 Florida and No. 22 UCLA. (GoHeels.com)

UNC to Play in 2016 Maui Invitational

The EA SPORTS Maui Invitational unveiled the Championship Round for the 2016 Tournament, showcasing a field of national champions, coaching royalty and iconic programs that will compete for the Championship Trophy. From Nov. 21-23, the Lahaina Civic Center will play host to Chaminade, Connecticut, Georgetown, North Carolina, Oklahoma State, Oregon, Tennessee and Wisconsin. (MauiInvitational.com)

Paige Views: Early Season Grind

Marcus Paige: "Now that I’m a junior, I’ve learned that you have to pace yourself for the grind of an entire season. You don’t pace yourself in the games—in those, you go as hard as you can all the time. But everything that falls between the games, from practices to taking care of your body to managing schoolwork, is something that will help you prepare for the end of the year if you do it the right way." (GoHeels.com)

Williams' Toughness Questioned by Wolfpack

Bowl eligibility has been achieved. ACC division races have been decided. All that's left is the pride and bragging rights that are associated with beating a hated rival, or so it appeared on Monday morning. And then criticism of UNC quarterback Marquise Williams was lobbed over from Raleigh: "Once you hit him a few times he basically almost quits." (Inside Carolina)

Marquise Williams, Nazair Jones, Landon Turner receive weekly ACC awards

North Carolina junior quarterback Marquise Williams was named the ACC Offensive Back of the Week for the second straight week and fourth time this season after leading the Tar Heels’ 45-20 win at No. 25 Duke. UNC junior Landon Turner was recognized as the Offensive Lineman of the Week, while freshman Nazair Jones earned Defensive Lineman of the Week honors. (The ACC)

Kyle Seager receives $100 million extension with Mariners

The Seattle Mariners and third baseman Kyle Seager have agreed to a seven-year, $100 million deal that includes an option for an eighth year. Seager, 27, set career highs in batting average (.268), home runs (25) and RBIs (96) last season, his fourth with the Mariners. In 2014, Seager made his first All-Star team and won a Gold Glove Award, also a first in his career. (ESPN.com)

Wolfpack start rivalry week smack talk

It's UNC vs N.C State week and N.C. State junior safety Hakim Jones started it off by taking a subtle shot at UNC star quarterback Marquise Williams during an interview Monday. "Once you hit him a few times he basically almost quits," Jones said per Luke DeCock of the Raleigh News & Observer. It might not be wise for N.C. State to add motivation to UNC's best player. (Carolina Blue)

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