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Tar Heels News 7/29/16: ACC Championship game gave UNC confidence they can compete with anyone

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247Sports | Ross Martin: Coach Larry Fedora talks about the Heels’ season opener against Georgia and what it would mean for the program to secure a win against a program like UGA. Fedora believes an early test against an SEC opponent will be a good measuring stick for his team.

Today’s U | Tom Shanahan: UNC cornerback Des Lawrence says that the way the Tar Heels played against Clemson in the ACC Championship game gave the team confidence that they can hang with, not only the best teams in the ACC, but any team in the country.

Inside Carolina | Brian Snow: Five-star recruit Kris Wilkes from Indianapolis will visit UNC next month before also heading out to visit UCLA. Wilkes has drawn interest from a number of schools, but his decision to visit UNC clearly separates them from the pack at the moment.

Ames Tribune | Travis Hines: Harrison Barnes recognizes how special representing the United States at the Olympics is, and he is treasuring every moment of it. The former Tar Heel knows that the expectation is for his team to bring home the gold, and he also talks about what it’s like to play under Mike Krzyzewski.