Two UNC players out with flu-like symptoms


Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich

UNC starting fullback Bobby Rome and reserve defensive tackle Jordan Nix have tested positive for probable H1N1 influenza, more commonly known as the swine flu, the university announced on Friday.

They did not practice this week and will not be traveling to Connecticut for Saturday’s game. Obviously Rome's blocking will be missed, and this will be a situation UNC will monitor closely. Duke certainly wasn't able to contain it to two players. They had about 30 guys and a few coaches infected this summer.