Mitch Trubisky has made QB change smooth sailing at North Carolina

It should be little surprise that, after three years with a spot on the sideline but little actual playing time at UNC, Mitch Trubisky never complained. But make no mistake, that spotlight is coming. As Trubisky gets set to take the reins of one of the nation's most explosive offenses, it's that time he spent waiting his turn that has endeared him to his teammates.

UNC Men's Soccer Hosts Cal Poly In 2016 Opener

At last the 2016 season gets officially started this Friday when the eighth-ranked North Carolina men’s soccer team hosts Cal Poly at 7:30 p.m., from Fetzer Field. North Carolina is the Atlantic Coast Conference men’s soccer preseason favorite to win the league championship, according to a vote of the league’s 12 head coaches.

Chansky’s Notebook: Amazing Support for Carolina

In the wake of the NCAA investigation into UNC academics coming to an end, alumni and friends of the university have set new records for giving money to their school. Those two things might be unrelated, but I don’t think so. At a time when support for UNC was necessary, individual, corporate and foundational donors stepped up big time on both sides of the plate.

UNC Defensive Tackle Jalen Dalton Standing Out

“I would have to pick out a young kid who has really come into his own,” Larry Fedora said when asked about a standout camp performer during his radio show Tuesday. “He’s gotten bigger, he’s up to 295 pounds now and that’s Jalen Dalton. He’s really grown and adjusted to moving from defensive end to down inside, so I’m really proud of him.”

Ranking the ACC's Top 40 Players for 2016

North Carolina: 8. Elijah Hood, RB, Hood possesses a good blend of size, speed and power and emerged as one of the nation’s top running backs; 29. M.J. Stewart, Stewart slightly edges teammate Des Lawrence as the top corner in Chapel Hill. 30. Des Lawrence; CB. 31. Ryan Switzer, WR; 40. Mitch Trubisky, QB.

Video: Elijah Hood Post-Practice Interview

North Carolina junior tailback Elijah Hood shares thoughts on his greater understanding of the offense and developments on the Tar Heels' offensive line.

Eric Ebron returns to Detroit Lions practice

Eric Ebron is close to playing football again. The tight end returned to Detroit Lions practice Tuesday -- on a very limited basis -- 17 days after he was carted off at Ford Field with an ankle injury. Ebron wore a helmet Tuesday but largely was a bystander during the 20-minute portion of position drills that was open to the media.

In big picture, it may not matter which UGA QB starts UNC game

A ton of attention, and rightfully so, has been placed on which quarterback will start Georgia’s season opener against North Carolina. In the bigger picture, it might not matter much at all. It’s quite possible that senior Greyson Lambert ends up being Georgia’s starter against the Tar Heels.

New management, same brand: Barnes & Noble College takes over Student Stores

Although the Student Stores retained its brand under the new management, changes can be seen below the surface. For the first time in the history of the Student Stores, its director is an employee of a private company. Also for the first time, the director, Michele Gretch Carter, is a woman. Gretch Carter said she hopes the stores become a gathering place for students.

Ex-Illinois coach Tim Beckman hired as volunteer coach by UNC

As the one-year anniversary of his firing at Illinois approaches, Tim Beckman has a new gig. North Carolina officials confirmed Tuesday that Beckman is a volunteer assistant on Larry Fedora’s staff. The Tar Heels play at Illinois in a prime-time game on Sept. 10. No word yet on whether Beckman will be a part of the travel party.

Larry Fedora Details Nathan Elliott's Rise to Backup QB

When Larry Fedora described the decision to give Nathan Elliott the backup quarterback job during his radio show on Tuesday, it sounded simple. "He made good decisions [and] he took care of the football." As far as how Elliott will fare in game action, Fedora said he hopes the pedigree he brought from his hometown of Celina, Tex. will translate in Chapel Hill.

UNC's Freshmen Standouts in Camp

UNC coordinators Gene Chizik and Chris Kapilovic shared their insights on freshmen standouts throughout training camp during Larry Fedora’s radio show Tuesday night. Possibly the most significant storyline of August thus far is the multitude of freshmen that have worked their way into the secondary’s two-deep. “We’re going to have to count on some young guys,” Chizik said.

Ranking all 86 games in the first week of 2016

6. Georgia vs. North Carolina in Atlanta (Saturday, 5:30 p.m., ESPN): For the first time since 1998, North Carolina enters a season with the momentum of a top-25 finish the previous year. The Tar Heels will be looking to prove 2015 was not a fluke, and the Bulldogs will try to prove that Tennessee is not the lone contender in the SEC East.

Seven Tar Heels On Senior Bowl Watch List

North Carolina center Lucas Crowley, offensive tackle Jon Heck, wide receiver Mack Hollins, cornerback Des Lawrence, tailback T.J. Logan, offensive guard Caleb Peterson and wide receiver/punt returner Ryan Switzer have been named to the 2017 Senior Bowl Watch List. The Senior Bowl will be played January 28, 2017, in Mobile, Alabama.

Donnie Miles goes in-depth

UNC junior safety Donnie Miles returns for UNC's 2016 season after a break-out campaign in 2015. The Florida native led the Tar Heels in tackles (128) and was a big factor in run-support. Miles spoke with reporters last week on topics including personal improvements, the defense as a whole, and what he sees out of new starting quarterback Mitch Trubisky.

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