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Painting the Town Blue   >

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The old expression "paint the town" took on a new meaning on the evening of the NCAA basketball final between UNC and Marquette. Thousands of students gathered on both sides of Franklin Street with the intention of literally painting the street blue in honor of the Heels' eventual national championship. Unfortunately, that didn't happen, as Marquette won the game. Regardless, many students proceeded to loose their artist talents anyway, and splotches of blue paint could be seen on the pavement for years after [7].

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