UNC weekend roundup

Who's ready for basketball season? North Carolina's media day is Thursday, and Late Night With Roy Williams is Friday. In the meantime, here are some UNC hoops-related links from around the Web.

UNC, Duke and NC State all have sweet dreams for this basketball season, Andrew Carter of The News & Observer writes.

Roy Williams is focused on the season, writes Adam Lucas of goheels.com.

Leslie McDonald is ready to return, Adam Lucas of goheels.com also writes.

New Charlotte Bobcat Brendan Haywood’s love of basketball shines through, writes Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer.

Top recruit Jabari Parker narrowed his list to five, Scott Powers of ESPNChicago.com writes, but UNC was not on it.

Bret Strelow and Stephen Schramm of The Fayetteville Observer debate who got messed with the most with the ACC’s new scheduling format.

Some experts say the NCAA should return to UNC, write J. Andrew Curliss and Dane Kane of The News & Observer.

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