Gene Chizik named a Broyles Award Finalist

North Carolina first-year defensive coordinator Gene Chizik has been named one of five finalists for the 2015 Broyles Award, which goes to the nation's best assistant coach. Chizik has overseen a complete transformation of the Tar Heels' defensive unit. UNC is the nation's most improved defensive team in the country, allowing 18.2 points fewer in 2015 than last season. (

Marcus Paige Expected To Play Against Maryland

UNC guard Marcus Paige is expected to play Tuesday against Maryland in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Paige has missed the Tar Heels’ first six games this season due to a fracture in his right hand, an injury he suffered in practice on November 3rd. Paige’s return is subject to his going through UNC’s practice later on Monday without aggravating the injury. (

Video: Fedora, Williams, Rashad & Schoettmer discuss Clemson & ACC Championship Game

North Carolina's Larry Fedora, Marquise Williams, Shakeel Rashad, and Jeff Schoettmer discuss the Tar Heels' upcoming matchup with Clemson in the ACC Championship game. (View Video...)

Larry Fedora’s Plan Is Working

It’s been an improbable four years, a stretch of time that included an unexpected bowl ban in 2012, as well as inconsistencies and criticism. Yet, 11 months removed from a 6-7 season, the program’s first losing record in seven years, Larry Fedora has UNC one win away from not only its first ACC title since 1980, but also within reach of a College Football Playoff berth. (Inside Carolina)

Weekly Carolina Coaching Grades

Larry Fedora, North Carolina, A: After the explosive 45-34 win at NC State to close regular season, the Heels (11-1, 8-0) will go back to Charlotte for an outside shot at the college football playoff if they can upset No. 1 Clemson (12-0, 8-0) in the league title game on Saturday. And guess what? Fedora’s team is plenty good enough to win the game. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Elijah Hood Named ACC Offensive Back of the Week

Elijah Hood recorded his first career 200-yard rushing yard game and his seventh 100-yard game of the season in North Carolina's 45-34 win at NC State. Hood rushed for 220 yards on 21 carries and scored two touchdowns. The 220 yards are the most ever by a Tar Heel versus NC State and ranks as the 14th highest single-game total in school history. (The ACC)

North Carolina-Clemson gives ACC the championship spotlight

Both Clemson and North Carolina are on double-digit winning streaks. The Tigers have tied a school record with 15 straight wins, dating to last season. The Tar Heels have won a school-record 11 in a row. This is the first time the ACC championship game has featured two teams with perfect league records. This also is the most combined wins by championship-game participants (23). (

Will UNC, Iowa get chance vs. college football's blue bloods?

The numbers say UNC is lethal on offense, ranking second only to Baylor in yards per play (7.46), and decent on defense (40th). But the power ratings, which take into account strength of opponents, don't like the Tar Heels any more than they do Iowa. There's also another factor possibly at play here -- we simply don't trust teams outside the traditional football hierarchy. (FOX Sports)

Video: Marcus Paige Returns

UNC's Marcus Paige is ready to see action for the first time this season after recovering from a broken bone in his right hand. His first game back will be against Maryland in the B1G/ACC Challenge on Tuesday, December 1st, 2015 in Chapel Hill. (View Video...)

Turnovers, and UNC’s revamped defense vs. Deshaun Watson, key factors in ACC title matchup

North Carolina was the unwitting victim of Deshaun Watson’s breakthrough moment as a college quarterback. While the Tar Heels will now be the adversary for the biggest game of Watson’s Clemson career to date, they are not just a formality in the ACC Championship Game. This is a prime chance for revenge. (Charleston Post and Courier)

Seven Tar Heels Earn All-Region Field Hockey Honors

Seven members of the 2015 UNC field hockey team have earned All-South Region honors, as announced Monday by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA). Casey Di Nardo, Nina Notman, Emily Wold and Julia Young were named to the first team, and Ashley Hoffman, Gab Major and Eva van’t Hoog were named to the second team. (

North Carolina coach Roy Williams believed in Maryland's Mark Turgeon all along

The last time Maryland and North Carolina met on the hardwood was Feb. 14, 2014. Things were different then. Maryland was an ACC mediocrity struggling through a lame-duck season before heading to the Big Ten, and Mark Turgeon was languishing around .500 and beginning to be the subject of calls for his job. (Testudo Times)

Tar Heels To Host Terps In ACC/Big Ten Challenge

North Carolina (5-1) will renew an old rivalry in an unfamiliar way when it hosts Maryland (6-0) in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Tuesday December 1 in the Smith Center. The Tar Heels and Terrapins were both charter members of the ACC but will meet as representatives of opposing conferences on Tuesday. Tipoff between the top-10-ranked teams is set for 9:35 p.m. (

ESPN: Marcus Paige Will Play vs Maryland

According to ESPN, Roy Williams confirmed that Marcus Paige will return to action versus Maryland on Tuesday. "After missing the first six games of the season, PG Marcus Paige will play Tuesday when the Tar Heels meet No. 2 Maryland, coach Roy Williams told ESPN's Andy Katz." Paige missed the first six games with a broken bone in his right (non-shooting) hand. (Tar Heel Blog)

Video: North Carolina Tar Heels Football Hype Video

The North Carolina Tar Heels are headed to the ACC Championship Game for the first time in program history! Get a taste of the Tar Heels explosive season and get fired up for the big game with our North Carolina hype video! (View Video...)

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