Julius Peppers, All-Everything
Maybe Julius Peppers is leaving while he can still carryall the hardware they're giving him. Peppers, who
has declared his eligibility for the NFL draft
midway through his junior year, won most of
the top national honors given to defensive
The defensive end won the Vince
Lombardi Award as the top college lineman;
of the Year award,
for which the auto
maker made a
tion to the UNC
ship fund in his
name; and the
Award as the
nation's top defen-
sive player. Peppers
finished second to
Williams for the
Trophy, which also
honors the country's
best defensive player.
All-America by the
Associated Press, the Walter Camp Football
Foundation, the America Football Coaches
Association, CNNSl.com, Football News, and
the Football Writers Association of America.
Before the Peach Bowl, Peppers had 93
tackles, 19 tackles for loss of yards ( 74)
and 9.5 sacks for loss of 56 yards this /"
season alone. He was second in Tar
Heel history in career tackles for loss
of yards (53) and second in career
sacks with 30. 5. Greg Ellis ' 97 had
N ow, Elite Soccer
Knows No Gender
The UNC women took a rare slip, finishing national runner-up to Santa Clara. So the men took over, beating two-time defending champion Indiana for their first
onship in Decem-
ber. The Heels' put
in one-fourth of
the total goals
scored against the
Hoosiers all year in
the 2-0 win.
ha.d prepa.red for
the pressure with
overtime wins in its three games leading
to the final. This was the first year the
same school has put its men's and
women's teams in the soccer title game.
CHRIS PU TMAN l AP PHO TO
Grant Porter battles
Ambersley for the
Carolina evened its
all-time football bowl
game record to 12-12
with the 16-10 Peach
Bowl win over Auburn
Dec. 31- the Heels'
fifth bowl win in a row.
''There was a long
wait in between our last
two games, but we
said Coach John
Bunting 72. His prede-
cessors' bowl records
are Carl Snavely 0-3,
Jim Hickey 1-0, Bill
Dooley 1-5, Dick Crum
4-2, Mack Brown 3-2
and Carl Torbush 2-0.
Two for the Books
2002 Football Schedule
UNC's full football schedule for 2002
was not available at press time. The Heels'
non-conference games will be vs. Miami
(Ohio) on Aug. 31, at Syracuse on Sept. 7,
vs. Texas on Sept. 15 and at Arizona State
on Oct. 5. Recent NCAA rules permit a 12th
football game in certain years. This is the
first year in which teams may add the 12th
game. The schedule will appear online at
alumnLunc.edu/ fancentralj as soon as it's
available and in the March/ April issue.
They took their milestones with the kind of modesty for which Dean Smith was famous. And if they could team up, they'd be very close to Smith's 879 wins.
Anson Dorrance ' 74 got his SOOth victory with the women's soccer
team last fall, and Karen Shelton's field hockey
players gave her win No. 350.
Dorrance, in his 23rd year as the Tar
Heels' coach, got his SOOth on Oct. 21 in a
3.0 win over Clemson. "The reason 500 will
have a warm feeling in my heart is because
it was one of the better games of our sea-
son," said Dorrance. "When you start to
stack up some numbers, it's a credit
to your longevity and to the quality
of the athletes."
The numbers stack up to a
legend. Dorrance's team
won the program's 13th
consecutive ACC title in
November and brought
the total to 511 wins
against just 23 losses and 11
ties with its runner-up finish in the
In her 21 years at Carolina, Shelton has
an overall record of 351-87-9 and trophies
for four national championships. The 350th
came in a 3.0 win over Virginia on Oct. 25.
"It's a tribute to all the student athletes
who have played at Carolina over the years,"
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