North Carolina said Roy Williams' surgically removed kidney tumor was not cancerous, though he will have a biopsy to ensure a second kidney tumor is also benign.
In a news release Tuesday, the school said tests have determined the tumor removed last week from Williams' right kidney was an oncocytoma, a benign growth.
Williams also has a tumor on his left kidney, but according to the school, doctors say there is "a good chance" that growth is the same as the one removed Sept. 19.
Dr. Eric Wallen, who led the surgical team during the 3½-hour procedure, said last week that Williams, 62, should be back in plenty of time for the start of preseason practice Oct. 13.
Bye-bye, playbooks: Duke men's and women's basketball teams are trading in their paper playbooks for iPads.
The school says it's the nation's first college basketball program to use the Apple gadgets for everything from scouting reports to practice and game video.
Each iPad will be loaded with practice schedules, weekly plans, scouting reports, stats and videos. They will have tracking software installed so they can be erased if they are stolen or lost.
Strong SEC claim from Spurrier: Coach Steve Spurrier is saying something this week he hasn't said often at South Carolina — his team is better than its SEC opponent.
Specifically, Kentucky. And the ingredients seem to be in place for a rout for No. 6 South Carolina.
The Wildcats don't appear any better than the team South Carolina beat 54-3 last season, marking the only time the Gamecocks have scored 50 points on an SEC opponent in Spurrier's eight years at the school.
"I think we are better than them," Spurrier said. "But if we don't play better than them, they can certainly beat us."
The admission is a milestone of sorts for Spurrier, who has built South Carolina from a middle of the SEC team into a contender for the league title.
The Gamecocks have won 15 of their past 17 games, an unprecedented streak in team history. A win Saturday over the Wildcats will match South Carolina's longest win streak at nine games.
West Virginia: Running back Shawne Alston is listed as day-to-day with a thigh bruise and his status for Saturday's game against Baylor is unclear. The leading rusher for the ninth-ranked Mountaineers injured his right thigh against James Madison two weeks ago. He saw limited playing time in West Virginia's 31-21 win over Maryland.