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Florida, Foul Trouble Doom
UNC's National Title Dreams
By Brian Murphy
INDIANAPOLIS - The moment
was one of inaction and silence.
It was most telling.
Seconds after Ed Cota, North
Carolina’s senior point guard, picked up
his fourth foul in Saturday’s national
U N C
coach Bill Guthridge looked back at his
point guard, said nothing and sent no
one in the game to take his place.
With 13:18 left and the Tar Heels
clinging to a hard-fought 60-56 lead,
Guthridge could not risk taking out
Cota, who had handled the Gators’
tremendous press with poise, if not per
The decision not to replace Cota,
who earned his fourth foul on a reach
in, coincided with Florida’s decision to
go after the Tar Heel point guard.
“We just huddled. We’re like, ‘Guys,
we’ve .got to get after him. He’s not
going to want to penetrate, not going to
want to reach on the defensive end.
We’ve got to go after him,’” Florida
center Udonis Haslem said.
And they did. After Cota picked up
his fourth, the Gators outscored UNC
25-9. The spurt pushed Florida past the
Tar Heels 71-59 and into its first nation
al championship game Monday against
Michigan State. The Spartans whipped
Big Ten rival Wisconsin 53-41 in
Saturday’s other semifinal.
For Cota, the game marked his third
career trip to the Final Four with nary
a win to show for it. But if it wasn’t for
the third-place all-time assist man in
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Junior Ken Garris (right) shows his frustration during UNC's loss
Saturday. He watched the game with friends at Townhouse Apartments.
McCoy Agrees to Joint Labor Ties
By Alexandra Molaire
Assistant University Editor
Following weeks of debate and stu
dent protests, the chancellor has agreed
to enroll UNC in a fledgling labor mon
itoring organization while retaining its
current membership in another group.
With recommendations from a UNC
labor advisory committee, interim
Chancellor Bill McCoy decided Friday
that UNC would conditionally join the
Worker Rights Consortium and would
extend its membership with the Fair
And So It Ends
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North Carolina’s players can do nothing but watch as the final moments
of Saturday's Final Four loss to Florida in Indianapolis tick away.
Deep Gators Overmatch
Punchless UNC Reserves
By Evan Markfield
INDIANAPOLIS - North
Carolina’s lack of depth was supposed
to doom it against Missouri in round
one. The same was said before the game
against Tennessee. Against Tulsa in
South Regional final? Ditto.
But after UNC kept running on
empty all the way to the RCA Dome for
the Final Four, a deep Florida team
finally burned off the last few drops in
the Tar Heels’ tank Saturday night.
Burdened by fatigue and foul trouble,
UNC had no bench help to turn to late
Labor Association for another year.
“We have agreed as a University to
certain standards,” McCoy said. “We
will try to work with both organizations
and form them (to our standards).”
Advisory committee members were
pleased with the decision, even those
who opposed UNC’s affiliation with the
FLA, a nonprofit group comprised of
apparel and footwear companies, labor
rights groups and universities. The
WRC is another labor monitoring group
created with input from workers, stu
dents and labor advocates.
It is in games that many men discover their paradise.
Monday, April 3, 2000
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in its 71-59 loss to the Gators.
“We were in foul trouble, and we
weren’t knocking down the shots,”
UNC guard Joseph Forte said. “Then
the press, of course. I think that collec
tively took its toll on us.”
Point guard Ed Cota had played
nearly every minute for UNC in the
NCAA Tournament. With their six-man
rotation, the Tar Heels were expected to
reach the pinnacle of exhaustion against
the tenacious Gator press.
“Fatigue was a factor,” UNC center
Brendan Haywood said. “We play six
guys, sometimes seven. Some of their
guys play 15 minutes a game, and we
Game Crowd Floods Downtown
Several watering holes got
citations for overcrowding
as Tar Heel fans flocked
downtown for the game.
By Theresa Chen
and Nishant Garg
Hours before the UNC men’s bas
ketball team took to the court to battle
Florida, Tar Heel fans in Chapel Hill
found themselves fighting, too - packing
into bars to watch the game.
As early as 1 p.m., fans flocked to
Franklin Street bars and restaurants, lay-
“I think this is a partial but a signifi
cant victory for the anti-sweatshop
movement,” said junior Todd Pugatch, a
committee member and member of
Students for Economic Justice, a student
group allied against the FLA.
“It sends a strong message that the
Worker Rights Consortium can be an
effective institution for eliminating
sweatshop labor,” he said.
Pugatch said there was confusion
over his position ever since he filed a
See LABOR, Page 8
Tar Heel forward Jason Capel drives the lane against Florida’s Justin Hamilton. Capel fouled out
of Saturday's loss with nine points and 10 rebounds. The Gators' relentless press caused 17 UNC turnovers.
play 30 minutes a game. It’s going to be
a factor because they have more
While being tired didn’t do the Tar
Heels in by itself, it certainly didn’t help
against a Gator team on which 10 play
ing claim to what would become covet
ed seats and tables.
letter in the day, lines to get into pop
ular pubs and eateries wrapped around
the block, as loyal fans tested their
patience and restaurant workers took
crowd control to an entirely new level.
Hams, Woody’s Tar Heel Tavern and
Grill and 23 Steps were issued citations
for overcrowding by the end of the
night, marking the extent of major vio
lations issued during and after the game.
“It was very nerve-racking,” Hams
manager Alit Bedik said. “We had to get
50 people outside.”
Bedik said people were cooperative
because they were able to move to the
restaurant’s outdoor patio but that fans
Search for Next Chancellor
To Extend Beyond Semester
By Katie Abel
The search for UNC’s ninth chancel
lor will now likely extend into summer,
past UNC-system President Molly
Broad’s deadline for the hunt to end by
Search Committee Chairman
Richard Stevens announced Friday that
the committee had planned four addi
ers recorded double-figure minutes.
Florida had no problem with that. In
practice the starters (the blue team)
scrimmage the reserves (the white
team), and reserve guard Major Parker
said Gator coach Billy Donovan doesn’t
still waiting in line outside were upset
when they were denied entrance.
The frustrations of those waiting in
line were in contrast to the jovial atmos
phere inside the bars. “We heckled peo
ple from Top of the Hill,” said Josh
Martin, a senior from Charlotte. “We
yelled to all the fine girls on Franklin
After North Carolina’s 71-59 loss to
the Florida Gators, many fans remained
in the bars and taverns to rekindle their
drooping spirits instead of heading
straight onto Franklin Street.
Although someone was yelling “Riot,
riot” in front of Woody’s, the chant and
See REVELERS, Page 6
tional meetings through May 25, five
months after its self-imposed deadline.
Neither Broad or Stevens could be
reached for comment as of late Sunday
T he committee has hit several snags
in the eight month search and could still
be scrambling to gamer finalists.
Media leaks forced two top con-
See SEARCH, Page 8
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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call the game over until his blue team
“I think it’s the other way around,"
starter Mike Miller said. “He doesn’t
See DEPTH, Page 6
Get on the Bus
With the retirement of Transportation
Director Bob Godding imminent, Scott
McClellan has been named to serve as
the interim director. See Page 4.
In anticipation of future water needs,
the Carrboro Board of Aldermen are
seeking to obtain OWASA-owned land
for a water tower. See Page S.
Technology is increasingly entering the
realm of higher education, as the
University of Oregon becomes the
latest university to offer an Internet
degree. Officials say UNC might
soon follow its lead. See Page 7.
Shutout City, N.C.
The UNC women’s
tennis team swept
singles matches to
beat Indiana 6-0
Saturday at home.
The Tar Heels got
a break from doubles play for the
second match in a row. See Page I I.
Tuesday: More rain: