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ESPN.com Debuts Total Access: Taking On The Triangle
Release: 11/06/2013
This is the opening paragraphs to a season-long feature that will be exclusively on espn.com called Total Access: Taking on the Triangle for 2013-14...

It's a place endlessly romanticized for its college basketball history and passionate, tradition-soaked, next-door-neighbor rivalries.

North Carolina's "Triangle" -- Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill -- is the home of NC State, Duke and North Carolina, and has provided a stage for all the famed coaches and players who've passed through or still currently reign in kingdoms with overlapping boundaries.

Lovingly crafted tomes have been written about the Triangle's legends -- in men's basketball. But this season, espnW.com will explore the Triangle hard-court stories in women's basketball.

Welcome to "Total Access: Triangle," our season-long series of in-depth coverage of the Blue Devils, Tar Heels and Wolfpack. Two years ago, espnW.com took you behind the scenes at Stanford; last year, we focused on Tennessee.

This season, we turn our gaze toward the state of pine trees and tobacco, of rural farms and global research, of age-old trades and futuristic technology. Just as all those things define the past and present of North Carolina, so does a deep love of basketball. The women's side of Triangle hoops has its own large cast of characters, with interesting narratives we will follow.

All three programs have been to the Women's Final Four: Duke four times, North Carolina three, and NC State once. The Tar Heels have the lone national championship, in 1994.

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