Charles Brown News Archive

Diehard UNC fan has attended all 65 ACC tournaments

Charles Brown is a diehard North Carolina Tar Heels basketball fan. Brown has been to every single ACC tournament, 65 years. His wife, Betty, quickly realized she either needed to get on board or find a new husband. Betty Brown said it was easy to get into it because of the feeling you get when you walk inside the Dean Smith Center.

Vince Carter remembers being ‘thrown into the fire.’ He’s preparing young Kings for it

Vince Carter always welcomed advice. He soaked up a lot of it on his way to winning Rookie of the Year. Carter has remained inquisitive throughout a career that will almost certainly land him in the Hall of Fame. But entering his 20th season, he’s also answering questions the same way Doug Christie, Charles Oakley, Dee Brown and Kevin Willis did for him.

UNC's Eric Lee named Money's Hero of Week for helping Ferguson business owner

When riots erupted Nov. 24 after a grand jury declined to indict policeman Darren Wilson for the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, dozens of businesses in Ferguson, Mo., suffered damage. That same night, Eric Lee — a resident of St. Charles, Mo., near Ferguson — decided to help. "I was at school. I’m a freshman at UNC. A friend texted me when it was announced."

Video: Charles Brown big hit vs Miami

North Carolina defensive back Charles Brown delivers a big hit against Miami receiver Travis Benjamin.

Video: 1988 UNC vs #4 Oklahoma

First year UNC football coach Mack Brown takes on his former boss, Barry Switzer, in the 1988 season opener televised by ESPN. (Mack Brown was Offensive Coordinator at Oklahoma in 1984). Jamelle Holieway and Charles Thompson would share time at quarterback in the 28-0 Sooners win over the Tar Heels in Chapel Hill.

Tar Heels Sign With NFL Teams

Several University of North Carolina undrafted football players have reportedly signed either free agent contracts or have tryouts scheduled with NFL teams. Among those confirmed to have signed a free agent contract are safety Matt Merletti with Indianapolis, cornerback Charles Brown with Baltimore and center Cam Holland with Kansas City...

UNC, Duke shut out on Day 3 of 2012 NFL Draft

Eight area players — but none from Duke or North Carolina — were chosen in rounds four through seven of the NFL Draft in New York Saturday afternoon and evening. UNC’s hopefuls included wide receiver Dwight Jones, cornerback Charles Brown, defensive end Donte Paige-Moss and defensive tackle Tydreke Powell.

2012 UNC class adds to NFL legacy

The fact that cornerback Charles Brown, linebacker Zach Brown, defensive end Quinton Coples, wide receiver Dwight Jones, defensive end Donte Paige-Moss and defensive tackle Tydreke Powell all received invitations to the NFL Combine is a testament to the talent in the UNC program. The number is the second-highest among ACC schools, just behind Miami, which sent eight players.

UNC, State, Wake well-represented at NFL Combine

Of the more than 300 players that have been invited to the NFL’s pre-draft Combine in Indianapolis, 44 are from ACC schools. Among them are six from North Carolina and five from N.C. State. They are cornerback Charles Brown, linebacker Zach Brown, defensive end Quinton Coples, wide receiver Dwight Jones, defensive end Donte-Paige Moss and defensive tackle Tydreke Powell from the Tar Heels.

Six Tar Heels to attend NFL Combine

Six former UNC football players will participate in the 2012 NFL Draft Combine to be held February 22-28th at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The invited Tar Heel attendees include WR Dwight Jones, DE Quinton Coples, DT Tydreke Powell, CB Charles Brown, LB Zach Brown and DE Donte Paige-Moss.

No winners or losers on National Signing Day

At UNC, a priority should be placed on rebuilding a secondary that in addition to being among the ACC’s worst in defending the pass last season, loses both starting safeties and cornerback Charles Brown. New coach Larry Fedora and his staff will also try to deepen the talent pool at wide receiver and quarterback to help ease the transition from the pro set to the spread offense they bring with them from Southern Mississippi.

ACC football recruiting needs: Coastal Division

North Carolina - Defensive line: This is one of the biggest areas of concern after the departures of Quinton Coples and Tydreke Powell. Safety: UNC will have to replace two starters in Matt Merletti, Charles Brown and Jonathan Smith, so this position will have to be rebuilt for the future. Linebackers: This group was thin to begin with in 2011, and now the Heels need to replace outgoing senior Zach Brown.

Hokies survive UNC comeback attempt

North Carolina came one yard away from turning Virginia Tech's Thursday night dominance into heartbreak. However, Tar Heels senior Charles Brown recovered an onside kick nine yards from the line of scrimmage, instead of the required 10, and the Hokies ran out the clock on a 24-21 victory that seemed certain for most of the second half.

Turner's Take: 'W's and 'L's

After winning five of their first six, the Tar Heels find themselves 1-3 in ACC play and staring up at the rest of the Coastal Division. This week - Saturday - the Tar Heels face a 5-2 Wake Forest team. The Tar Heels and Deacons haven't met since 2007 - Charles Brown's freshman year - with Wake Forest taking a 37-10 win in Winston-Salem.

ACC Report Card: A’s are hard to come by

North Carolina, D: Though Everett Withers said that he saw plenty of positives in his team’s 59-38 loss to Clemson, it’s hard to notice them over the six turnovers, the 35 points allowed in the third quarter, the fumbled kickoff return by CB Charles Brown, a season-ending knee injury to defensive captain Matt Merletti and the fact that UNC’s secondary was lit up for 373 yards and TD catches by five Tiger receivers.

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