Hood talks Pitt RB Conner's running style, journey

It's not often UNC's Elijah Hood calls another running back big, but that was the case when Hood was asked about Pittsburgh running back James Conner at practice Wednesday. "He’s huge," Hood said. "Normally guys that big don’t move that fast. I feel like I’m kind of big, but he is really big and he gets moving."

Video: UNC Men's Soccer Beats Boston College, 5-0 - Highlights

Nils Bruening scored the first four goals of the game and Alan Winn added one late as the Tar Heels dominated the Boston College Eagles 5-0 on September 23, 2016.

Preview: Get to know the Pittsburgh Panthers

Pittsburgh's offense is anchored by running back James Conner. Conner was the ACC Player of the Year in 2014. He then suffered a season-ending MCL injury in the season opener last season. He was also diagnosed with cancer and defeated the disease in 2015. Now, the 6-foot-2, 240 pound running back is back on the field and returning to his 2014 form.

Tar Heels look to pierce Pittsburgh through air

Some of the top running backs in the ACC should be on the field Saturday when Pittsburgh visits North Carolina. It could be through the air where North Carolina tries to find an edge in the league opener for both teams. Quarterback Mitch Trubisky has found a rhythm the past two weeks and now will be a starter in a conference game for the first time.

Marcus Paige, Brice Johnson back in Chapel Hill

Stars of the 2015-2016 UNC basketball team are back in Chapel Hill this weekend. Brice Johnson and Marcus Paige, will be honored on Saturday during the Tar Heels' game against Pittsburgh. Johnson was named a consensus first team All-American for the 2015-2016 season. While Paige was a second-team All-American in 2013-2014.

No. 5 UNC Field Hockey Upsets No. 1 Syracuse in Double Overtime

Sophomore Malin Evert scored in the 90th minute of play Friday night to lift the fifth-ranked North Carolina field hockey team to a double-overtime win, 3-2 over No. 1 Syracuse in an Atlantic Coast Conference matchup at Francs E. Henry Stadium. The Tar Heels improved to 7-2 overall, 2-1 in ACC play. Syracuse is now 7-1, 2-1 ACC.

Nils Bruening Scores Four Goals In Rout Of Boston College

Sophomore Nils Bruening scored four goals to pace No. 3 North Carolina to a 5-0 dismantling of 16th-ranked Boston College on Friday at Fetzer Field. Bruening wound up the most goals scored by a Carolina player since Ryan Kneipper tied the school record with five goals against Winthrop on Nov. 22, 2002. UNC improved to 7-1 on the season and a perfect 3-0 in the ACC.

Against UNC, Pitt eyes early jump on ACC Coastal crown

Pat Narduzzi said this is “ACC championship week.” Interesting comment for the last Saturday in September, but then he backtracked about Pitt's ACC opener at North Carolina by reminding reporters that the game “isn't the end of the world.” Coaches operate under the assumption all games matter, but this one matters for Pitt (2-1) more than the first three.

UNC's Elijah Hood, Pitt's James Conner ready to square off

On Saturday, two of the ACC’s best running backs will finally get the chance to square off against one another. Both players are coming off 100-yard efforts last week. Both are the backbone to their team’s rushing attack. Elijah Hood doesn’t know which back will have a better day. He plans to do his job, just like he knows James Conner will for the Panthers.

Tar Heels Host Pitt In ACC Opener

North Carolina opens ACC play against Coastal Division rival Pitt on Saturday. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. and will be televised on ESPNU. UNC has won three straight in the series, all under the direction of head coach Larry Fedora. Carolina is coming off a 56-28 win over James Madison in which the Tar Heels gained 635 total yards, including 462 passing yards.

Video: Mitch Trubisky - No Longer Waiting

North Carolina quarterback Mitch Trubisky says he has become a "whole different person" since his first day in Chapel Hill.

Countdown to Kickoff: UNC-Pittsburgh

Powerful offenses and porous defenses converge at Kenan Stadium on Saturday as UNC and Pittsburgh open ACC play in a Coastal Division matchup. The Tar Heels are seven-point favorites in a series they have dominated (3-0) since the Panthers joined the ACC in 2013. UNC’s win over Pitt last October was the difference in determining the Coastal Division champion.

Tar Heels host Panthers in key ACC Coastal Division matchup

The teams that finished 1-2 atop the Coastal Division meet in their league openers Saturday, with the Tar Heels facing the familiar challenge of trying to hold up physically against the Panthers' pounding ground game. But unlike last year — when the Tar Heels' defense went from awful to adequate — that unit doesn't enter the game with many positives.

UNC Football Expands Seats For Service Program

Last season UNC football instituted a “Seats for Service” program that allowed fans to purchase $10 tickets for military members and their families. The idea was to give these Tar Heel fans a chance to watch their team play at Kenan Stadium. Following a terrific response to the program, the university has expanded the “Seats for Service” initiative for 2016.

UNC-Pitt game could get "ugly" without better defense, Chizik says

After watching his unit surrender 495 yards and 28 points against FCS foe James Madison last week, North Carolina defensive coordinator Gene Chizik issued a stern warning. "I thought we performed poorly,'' Chizik said. "That's probably being very kind. I thought we were soft. We've got to improve a lot this week, or this game could get ugly."

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