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What NFL Draft experts are saying about QB Mitch Trubisky

"There's really only one guy right now (as a potential first-rounder), and he might not even enter the draft. That's North Carolina's Mitch Trubisky," Mel Kiper Jr. said in a recent ESPN Q&A. "Trubisky has thrown 28 touchdown passes to only four interceptions, but he's still green — with another year of seasoning, he could be the No. 1 pick in the 2018 draft."

The ACC's top 10 football games of 2016

3. Oct. 1: North Carolina 37, Florida State 35; UNC jumped to an early 21-0 lead but FSU scored 21 fourth-quarter points en route to a 35-34 lead with 23 seconds left. No one would have felt worse than Nick Weiler, who had his previous extra point blocked. But the Heels kicker redeemed himself with a 54-yard buzzer-beater, ending the nation’s longest home winning streak.

Turner's Take: Playing North Carolina Basketball

They weren't playing North Carolina basketball. Not by a long shot. UNC trailed Davidson 10-3 when Stilman White, Seventh Woods and Brandon Robinson joined Luke Maye and Tony Bradley on the court five minutes into Wednesday's contest. The Tar Heel second team would reel off 10 straight points to take a two-point lead. It was an inspiring sequence.

UNC Volleyball To Face No. 10-Seed UCLA In NCAA Regionals

No. 7-seed North Carolina volleyball defeated High Point and Coastal Carolina in the NCAA Opening Rounds to advance to NCAA Regionals for the third time in program history. The Tar Heels head to Minneapolis, Minnesota, home of No. 2-seed Minnesota, for NCAA Regionals on Dec. 9-10. UNC will take on No. 10-seed UCLA on Friday, Dec. 9, at 10:45 p.m. ET.

Carolina Firsts: Henry Owl

Henry Owl, a member of the Eastern band of Cherokee Indians, was the first Native American student to attend UNC. Owl came to Carolina in the fall of 1928 and graduated the following year with a Master of Arts in History. Owl was born in 1896 near Rattlesnake Mountain in western North Carolina. He attended the school at the Cherokee reservation.

Chansky’s Notebook: Team Effort

This was not the North Carolina team that looked unbeatable in Maui before falling to No. 7 after the loss at Indiana Since getting socked in the mouth the first few minutes at Indiana, UNC has been like a gallant fighter eventually going down. Joel Berry needs to shed the boot and that course needs to be reversed before the sky starts falling again.

Jerry Stackhouse Uses Dean Smith's Lessons to Coach

Former UNC star Jerry Stackhouse was in Greensboro Wednesday as he coached his team, The 905, a D-league affiliate of the Toronto Raptors against the Swarm. WFMY Sports Anchor Liz Crawford took a walk down memory lane with Stackhouse about his time at UNC, what Coach Dean Smith meant to him, and his favorite memories at the Greensboro Coliseum.

Poor Preparation Hurts Tar Heels

Whatever good will this UNC team soaked up during its run through the Maui Invitational was apparently left at baggage claim on the return trip home from Hawaii. Eight days after blasting his players for failing to match Indiana’s intensity at Assembly Hall, Roy Williams was back at it again at the Smith after UNC held off a late rally from the Wildcats.

UNC basketball alumni spreading good

It’s the season for giving and the UNC basketball team has some very generous current and former players. Everyone loves a feel-good story and there have been a few lately, so let’s dive into them. This past week the current Tar Heel basketball team gave back to the community by taking part in an annual tradition of shopping for families in the Chapel Hill area.

Lucas: Magnificent

Someday, perhaps soon, the Tar Heels will have a team made up primarily of youngsters, and we’ll remember how they occasionally freak out at the end of games just like this one. It’s true that you can’t quantify experience. But experience very often looks just like Kennedy Meeks and Isaiah Hicks at the end of a game where they were otherwise average.

UNC vs. Stanford an exciting pairing for Sun Bowl

The Hyundai Sun Bowl has put together a compelling match-up for this year’s Dec. 30 game, pitting Stanford of the Pacific 13 conference against the University of North Carolina of the Atlantic Coast Conference.

North Carolina nearly fails early test vs. Davidson

North Carolina came up with a series of massive stops to halt a late Davidson run, turning the Smith Center momentarily deafening and setting up an 83-74 win. While the brief buzz was welcome, the reasons for it were nothing to be excited about. Talking to reporters afterward, Roy Williams didn’t mask the fact that the Tar Heels’ effort was unacceptable.

Lackadaisical Tar Heels won't last, team searching for intensity

Without Joel Berry for at least another game, UNC knows it is without its most intense player -- the intensity is the area Justin Jackson believes the team missed the most. The need for more drive, however, goes beyond needing to fill a void left by Berry and Theo Pinson. "We had maybe one or two guys who were into it," Jackson said. "We have to step up."

Justin Jackson an offensive bright spot for UNC

The Tar Heels struggled offensively on Wednesday. "It was as frustrating as I ever remember," said Roy Williams after the game. UNC shot just 38% from the field and had 15 turnovers. While the offense struggled, Justin Jackson found a way to flourish. He led Carolina with 27 points, tying a career high, and more than double the next highest scorer for UNC.

Video: UNC Players Post-Davidson Interviews

Several North Carolina players spoke with the media following the Tar Heels' 83-74 win over Davidson on Wednesday. Here are their video interviews: Justin Jackson, Luke Maye, Stilman White, Isaiah Hicks, Kennedy Meeks.

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