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UNC's Brown is expected to play

Updated: September 24, 2003, 1:06 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- North Carolina starting center Jason Brown learned Sunday that his brother was killed in Iraq, the Raleigh News & Observer reported Wednesday.

Brown, a junior, was informed his brother, Specialist Lunsford B. Brown II, had died from mortar fire on Saturday, the paper said.

According to the newspaper's report, Maj. Steve Stover, an Army spokesman, confirmed Tuesday that Lunsford Brown, 27, was one of two soldiers killed in an attack in Abu Gareeb, Iraq on Saturday. ...

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