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 Raymond Felton says he’s lost 15 lbs., still mad at Portland fans

Felton isn’t younger this year, but he certainly is lighter. He said he has lost between 10 and 15 pounds this summer. Since his ill-fated season in Portland two years ago, he has dropped more than 20 pounds, he said.

“I feel I’m back to my old self when I was here the first time,” Felton said. “The way I’m moving on the court, giving me extra confidence in myself.”

UNC offense learning nothing comes easy after key personnel losses

Reminders of the recent past surrounded Bryn Renner, the North Carolina quarterback.

On the wall behind him was a picture of Jonathan Cooper, the Tar Heels’ former left guard who left UNC as one of the best offensive lineman in school history. Down the hall from Renner, Giovani Bernard’s old UNC jersey hung in a large case.

Renner sat surrounded by reporters earlier this week on the fifth floor of the Kenan Football Center. The questions were about why UNC’s offense has struggled three games into a long season, and part of his answer focused on the absence of Cooper and Bernard and others who perhaps made success come easier than it should have last season.

UNC won’t ask NCAA to reduce scholarship cuts

The NCAA is gradually restoring football scholarships that Penn State lost because of sanctions stemming from the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal, the NCAA announced today.

But North Carolina won’t be getting its own scholarship cuts reduced.

“We accepted the penalties without appeal and are not going back to revisit it now,” UNC athletic director Bubba Cunningham said.

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