Finally, Tar Heels No. 1
Originally Published: October 2, 2003By Doug Carlson | Special to ESPN.com
The Tar Heels remain dead last nationally in total defense this week, but in something of a consolation, that apparently hasn't caught the attention of shoppers. For a third consecutive year, UNC ranks first in merchandise sales by universities. The school collected around $3.6 million in royalties off of roughly $107 million in merchandise to finish ahead of Michigan, Tennessee, Texas and Florida. Maybe it's time to buy a few extra linebackers. Coach John Bunting isn't quite ready to pull a powder blue bag down over his face when his defense takes the field, but the former NFL defensive assistant isn't exactly proud, either.
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