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Father of Former Head Football Coach Butch Davis Dies at 82

The father of former UNC football coach Butch Davis has died. The Associated Press reports that 82-year-old Paul Davis passed away Friday. Paul Davis was a coach, just like his son. He was named to the Oklahoma Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2004. (Chapelboro.com)

Woody Durham shares UNC stories

Woody Durham, who became known as the “Voice of the Tar Heels” during his long, storied career, regaled the Hilton Greenville audience with vivid recollections from his time spent with Carolina’s hoops and gridiron squads. Of the 1,805 games he called from 1971-2011, Durham worked 23 bowl games, 13 Final Fours and four national championship contests. (Greenville Daily Reflector)

Darian Durant will play through the pain

The Saskatchewan Roughriders quarterback isn't giving up on the season. Darian Durant surprised many by practicing on Wednesday after disclosing he had a broken bone in his foot following Monday's loss in Edmonton. Durant says he feels the pain every step but doesn't want to quit on his team when he feels he can play with the injury. (News Talk 980 CJME)

Letterman's Roundtable, October 12

Deems May: "We have to find a way to play better each week going forward. Our schedule is toughening up. I think Rutgers is a pretty good team, but the rest of the teams we won against aren’t very good. We need a quality win and Miami can match us talent-wise." (Inside Carolina)

Celebrate Woody Durham's Career At The Toast Woody Event

This basketball season will be the Tar Heels’ first in over 40 years without the voice of Hall of Fame broadcaster Woody Durham. A reception and dinner will be held at the Carolina Inn in Durham’s honor this Thursday. Former UNC center Eric Montross and UNC Associate Athletic Director Rick Steinbacher will emcee the event. (Chapelboro.com)

Media coalition sues Butch Davis for his phone records

A coalition of media outlets led by The Charlotte Observer and The (Raleigh) News & Observer has subpoenaed former North Carolina football coach Butch Davis in an effort to obtain his phone records. On Oct. 7, a law firm representing the media coalition sent Davis a certified letter and subpoena at his home address in Chapel Hill. (Charlotte Observer)

Media Subpoenas Butch Davis’ for Personal Cell Phone Records

The local media organizations, which previously brought lawsuits against UNC to gain access to various records associated with the NCAA investigation into Tar Heel football, have now set their sights on former coach Butch Davis, subpoenaing his much talked about personal cell phone records. (Tar Heel Fan)

Former UNC QB Cam Sexton joins Calgary Stampeders

The Calgary Stampeders were testing the waters with two new players on Monday. Cam Sexton, a quarterback from the University of North Carolina Tar Heels, and wide receiver Fred Rouse out of Florida State, were both going through the motions at practice and will be added to the team’s practice roster pending paperwork today. (Montreal Gazette)

When it comes to ACC, Swofford has seen it all

When John Swofford was playing football at North Carolina, the ACC shrank from eight teams to seven between his junior and senior years. That was 40 years ago, when South Carolina dropped out of the league. With the recent news that the ACC will add Pittsburgh and Syracuse to the conference, the ACC has doubled in size from that low point. (Charlotte Observer)

Hakeem Nicks, not Larry Fitzgerald, plays like elite wide receiver in NY Giants' win over Cardinals

When the Giants looked at the Cardinals' offense last week, nobody could have scared them more than Larry Fitzgerald. He is an impossible-to-stop receiver. Sometimes all a defense can do is minimize the damage. It's the same way opposing defenses must look at Giants receiver Hakeem Nicks. If they don't already, they will soon because the 23-year-old Nicks is well on his way to what could be a Pro Bowl season. (New York Daily News)

Tar Heels on the offensive in the NFL

Every college football athlete wants to make the transition from playing on Saturdays to playing on Sundays. The hard work of these former Tar Heels has allowed them to make that leap. Arguably the best Tar Heel wide receiver in the NFL, Hakeem Nicks of the New York Giants already has 24 receptions for 347 yards on the season. He is currently on pace to have career-highs in both of those categories. (Daily Tar Heel)

Browns' Greg Little has sights on making big impact

It may be time for the Cleveland Browns to force feed it to the 6-foot-2, 220-pound Greg Little, one of those players who fit under the 'physical freak' heading. A former running back, he's imposing in stature and a nightmare for any defensive back — or linebacker for that matter — to handle. (Marietta Times)

Chiefs add running back Shaun Draughn to practice squad

The Kansas City Chiefs added running back Shaun Draughn to their practice squad Wednesday morning. Draughn, 6 feet and 205, pounds was signed by Washington as an undrafted free agent out of North Carolina earlier this year. He gained 2,070 yards in 451 carries with 10 touchdowns and caught 50 passes for 268 yards and a touchdown for the Tar Heels. (Kansas City Star)

Browns notes: 2nd-round pick Greg Little on best behavior

The Browns took a big chance when they selected North Carolina wide receiver Greg Little in the second round of the NFL Draft. So far, it appears their gamble will pay off nicely. In his first four games, the rookie has shown signs of being a legitimate playmaker, while not displaying any of the careless behavior that earned him a permanent ban from NCAA competition. (Elyria Chronicle-Telegram)

Rookie LB Bruce Carter Rehabs With Pads

The first time rookie linebacker Bruce Carter can return to practice will be Wednesday Oct. 19. And the second-round pick from North Carolina said he fully expects to be doing just that. Carter took a positive step in that direction on Tuesday when he spent most of his rehab session with his shoulder pads and helmet in attempt to simulate live action as soon as possible. (Dallas Cowboys)

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