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Monday, October 1, 2012
UNC weekend roundup

By Robbi Pickeral

Happy October! Here are a few UNC hoops-related links from around the Web to begin your week:

UNC guard P.J. Hairston is shooting for a better season, writes Adam Lucas of goheels.com.

Tar Heels coach Roy Williams told the Tar Heel Sports Network's Jones Angell during halftime of Saturday’s UNC football game that he’s "very lucky" after his surgery to remove a tumor. We’re hoping to get the full audio for a transcript later today, but here’s what Harold Gutmann of The Herald-Sun writes.

UNC chancellor Holden Thorp told The News & Observer last week that the school could announce next spring that it will raise its academic standards for athletes, including tougher admissions standards. Mike DeCourcy of sportingnews.com and Matt Norlander of CBSSports.com question that possible move.

ESPN's Andy Katz and former Virginia Tech coach Seth Greenberg chatted during a podcast last week about several topics, including who might succeed Williams. New assistant coach Hubert Davis gets their nod. Here's the full podcast.

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