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Cayson Collins Reflects on Time at Carolina

Family. Brotherhood. Commitment. Sacrifice. That's what being at UNC has meant to senior Cayson Collins. The 6-foot-1, 230-pound linebacker was a three-star recruit out of high school and has blossomed into an integral part of Carolina's defense. He has 80 tackles this season, having forced two fumbles and recovered one (a 66-yard return) in his last four games. (Inside Carolina)

Hadden LaGarde to Join UNC Volleyball in January

UNC volleyball is pleased to announce that incoming freshman Hadden LaGarde has accepted her admission to the University of North Carolina. She intends to enroll in January to begin training with the Tar Heels this spring. No stranger to UNC, LaGarde is the daughter of former Tar Heel Tom LaGarde, who played men's basketball for Carolina from 1973-77. (GoHeels.com)

Nathan Elliott making most of his chance

Nathan Elliott didn’t win North Carolina’s starting quarterback job. It fell to him by default after the two players ahead of him on the depth chart, Chazz Surratt and Brandon Harris, were sidelined with concussions. The thing about opportunity, though, is that it doesn’t matter how it comes about. It’s what you do with it that counts. And Elliott is making the most of his. (North State Journal)

UNC Basketball Notes & Bucknell Preview

Before watching any film ahead of Wednesday's game, Roy Williams said he already knew the quality of Bucknell's team. "They're experienced, they have depth and they have successful guys – not just guys who look good, but have been successful. They're the kind of team that when I looked at the schedule, I knew this was really going to be a heck of a game." (GoHeels.com)

Luke Maye adds to Tar Heels’ options

Luke Maye has more in his arsenal that a shot that sent UNC to the Final Four last spring. “I’m continuing to work on my offensive game,” the junior forward said. He put some of that on display in last week’s opener with a career-high 26 points against Northern Iowa and he’ll have another opportunity tonight against Bucknell. His role is expected to be bigger this season. (Burlington Times News)

After second win of season, UNC football has story left to write

“We can finish this thing however we want to finish it,” defensive coordinator John Papuchis said Tuesday. “No player in that locker room, no coach is completely going to be pleased with the end result of the year. But you could make the best of the situation you're in and finish strong." And the feeling at practice was more positive than it has been in weeks. (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC Basketball Numbers to Watch

It’s never too soon to highlight a few interesting numbers to keep an eye on. Mid-Range Mastery: The good news against Northern Iowa is that North Carolina shot a blistering 53% on its 15 mid-range attempts (those between 10 and 20 feet). Seventh Woods and Luke Maye, who combined to knock down 6-of-7 of their off-the-dribble mid-rangers, led the way for the Heels. (Inside Carolina)

UNC vs. Bucknell Preview

Don’t let the Bison’s 0-2 record fool you. Nathan Davis’s Bucknell squad returns all five starters from last year’s Patriot League title and NCAA Tournament bid. Four Bison were named to the 2016-17 All-Patriot League teams. Bucknell dropped its season opener at Monmouth, 79-78, on Friday before being blown out at Arkansas, 101-73, on Sunday. (Inside Carolina)

Jordon Brown Makes Amends

It always starts with a phone call. After Jordon Brown's fumble in the final minutes of UNC’s 24-19 loss to Miami on Oct. 28, North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora called his sophomore tailback after both men had left the stadium. “I called him late that night to make sure he was okay and make sure he was with his teammates,” Fedora said. (Inside Carolina)

UNC DC John Papuchis Pleased With Growth, Sees Bright Future

UNC defensive coordinator John Papuchis met with the media following Tuesday’s practice at Kenan Stadium to discuss his unit’s improvement, what they are doing differently than earlier in the season, and some of the Tar Heels that are playing well. “One thing we’ve done in the last couple of weeks is we’ve gotten stops when we’ve needed them." (Tar Heel Illustrated)

North Carolina Football Notebook

In UNC's five games before facing Miami, the offense averaged 11 points and 264 yards. The Tar Heels were outscored 172-55 in that stretch. But the offense has been more efficient under Nathan Elliott, averaging 27 points and 397 yards in the 24-19 loss to the Hurricanes and Thursday's win at Pittsburgh. "Right now, he's got to be the guy this week," Larry Fedora said. (GoHeels.com)

Carolina posts SACSCOC letter to Folt clarifying position on NCAA findings

Dear Dr. Folt: I am writing to you after having read the article written by Dan Kane that appeared in a North Carolina newspaper last Thursday. I have no doubt that it must have created much consternation at the University. I want you to know, however, that I did NOT tell Mr. Kane we were reopening the investigation into the University. - Belle S. Wheelan, President, SACSCOC (UNC.edu)

Carolina Insider Podcast: Big Basketball & Football Wins

Recap North Carolina's big football win at Pittsburgh and the basketball win over Northern Iowa in the latest episode of the Carolina Insider podcast. Hosts Jones Angell and Adam Lucas also share a fun story about former football star Jason Brown and more in this installment of the podcast. Carolina Insider is a twice-weekly production hosted by Angell and Lucas. (GoHeels.com)

Joel Berry Named To Wooden Award Watch List

North Carolina senior point guard Joel Berry II is among 50 preseason candidates for the John Wooden Award, given annually to the national player of the year. Chosen by a preseason poll of national college basketball experts, the list is comprised of 50 student-athletes who are the early front-runners for college basketball's most prestigious individual honor. (GoHeels.com)

Young Tar Heels Still Searching For Identity Entering Wednesday’s Game Against Bucknell

An impressive victory in Friday’s season opener against Northern Iowa showed that the ninth-ranked UNC men’s basketball team has enough talent to be among the top teams in America. What the young, inexperienced Tar Heels–who have been without injured senior point guard Joel Berry for nearly a month–will need time to define, however, is an identity. (Chapelboro.com)

Tar Heels Host Bucknell To Open PK80 Play

North Carolina plays host to Patriot League pre-season favorite Bucknell in the Tar Heels' second game of the season on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 8 p.m. at the Smith Center. The Carolina-Bucknell game is part of PK80, a Nike-sponsored event to honor Phil Knight. Carolina plays three other PK80 games in Portland, Ore., Nov. 23-26. Bucknell is 0-2 to start the season. (GoHeels.com)

Roy Williams Live: Junior Class Setting The Tone

While No. 9 North Carolina’s top on-court talent may be found within the senior class of Joel Berry and Theo Pinson, coach Roy Williams says it's the junior class that has set the standard early for the Tar Heels. It starts with Kenny Williams, who was all over the court in Friday night’s 86-69 win over Northern Iowa, collecting 10 points, three steals and five assists. (Inside Carolina)

Western Carolina Looks to “Go Finish” Against North Carolina

Following last Saturday’s disappointing 35-33 home loss to Mercer, the Western Carolina University football team talked about the need to “go finish.” Finishing for Western Carolina (7-4, 5-3 Southern Conference) means going to the North Carolina Tar Heels (2-8, 1-6 Atlantic Coast Conference) this Saturday in Chapel Hill for the final regular season contest. (Catamount Sports)

Kansas City Chiefs Sign Veteran Defensive Tackle Cam Thomas

Chiefs general manager Brett Veach moved quickly to replace Roy Miller, which the Chiefs did by signing veteran defensive tackle Cam Thomas on Monday. The seven-year veteran has recorded 114 tackles and 7 1/2 sacks in 101 career games, and might be counted on in place of Miller, who was assigned to plug the middle in short-yardage situations. (Kansas City Star)

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