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Cleveland Browns waive offensive lineman Jonathan Cooper

The Cleveland Browns have waived former first round pick Jonathan Cooper, the team announced Tuesday. Cooper was waived to make room for offensive lineman Alvin Bailey, who has been suspended the last two games. Cooper, drafted seventh overall by Arizona in 2013, was claimed by the Browns following their loss to New England earlier this season. (Cleveland.com)

Nathan Elliott Learning And Waiting For His Opportunity At North Carolina

The transition from high school to college can be a difficult road to navigate. Some might go from a small school to big. Others may move across the country to a completely new place. For other football players, it’s listening to a new voice when your dad has been your coach since childhood. For UNC redshirt freshman quarterback Nathan Elliott, it’s been all three. (Texas HS Football)

Carolina Panthers place Tre Boston on Injured Reseerve

The Carolina Panthers have placed safety Tre Boston on their injured-reserve list. Boston, who’s been dealing with a knee injury, had played in all 15 games. Boston started 10 games this season after starting six over his first two seasons. He had two interceptions and two sacks. (NBC Sports)

Draft Decision Looms Over UNC QB Mitch Trubisky at Sun Bowl

As the UNC football team prepares in El Paso ahead of its Sun Bowl matchup against No. 18 Stanford, junior quarterback Mitch Trubisky faces one of the most important decisions of his young life. Should he stay or should he go? Should he decide to forego his final year of eligibility, most NFL draft experts have Trubisky being selected in the first round. (Chapelboro.com)

Carolina Insider Podcast: Sun Bowl & ACC Basketball

Take a break from your post-Christmas and pre-New Years schedule with the Carolina Insider podcast. In the latest episode, Jones Angell and Adam Lucas preview the Sun Bowl, speak to the mayor of El Paso, Texas, and look ahead to Saturday's start of ACC basketball play at Georgia Tech. Carolina Insider is a twice-weekly production hosted by Angell and Lucas. (GoHeels.com)

Sun Bowl Preview and Prediction: Stanford vs. North Carolina

Turning this one into a high-scoring affair is UNC's best bet for a win. The Tar Heels' issues defending the run could loom large if Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey's replacement, Bryce Love, proves capable of shouldering a 20-carry load. Largely unproven Cameron Scarlett will see opportunities as well. Prediction: Stanford 28, North Carolina 24 (Athlon Sports)

Tar Heels conclude first El Paso practice in preparation for the Sun Bowl

On a slightly breezy Monday afternoon, the North Carolina Tar Heels football team stepped foot on El Paso turf for the first time in anticipation for the Sun Bowl. After day one of practice at the Socorro Athletics Center on Monday, Dec. 26, head coach Larry Fedora was energetic and excited for his squad’s game against Stanford on Friday, Dec. 30. (The Prospector)

Stanford arrives in El Paso minus star running back and controversial marching band

The Stanford football team arrived in El Paso for the 83rd annual Hyundai Sun Bowl without star running back Christian McCaffrey, who indicated earlier this month he will skip the game to prepare for the NFL draft. Hyundai Sun Bowl officials had said there was a possibility McCaffrey, a junior runner-up last season in the Heisman Trophy voting, would still make the trip to El Paso with his teammates. (KVIA.com)

A 1972 Trip To El Paso

Carolina is heading back to the Sun Bowl. Or, as Coach Bill Dooley liked to call it, “the Fun Bowl.” He said the Sun Bowl provided as many activities and as much entertainment for his players as any postseason event. Plus, beating a good Texas Tech team on the first trip in 1972 made it even better. That victory finished an 11-1 season, one of the best in school history. (GoHeels.com)

UNC quarterback Mitch Trubisky ready for Sun Bowl

Mitch Trubisky is basking in the spotlight. But he has not always been in that spotlight. And it can be a lonely place, waiting in the wings...waiting for your moment in the sun. Trubisky has had a special season and he and all his UNC teammates will have a moment in the sun Friday, meeting 16th-ranked Stanford in the 83rd annual Hyundai Sun Bowl. (El Paso Times)

Smith, Miles help key Tar Heels defense

Andre Smith and Donnie Miles have been two of UNC's top defensive players all season. They also share being from the state of Florida, which has help them bond during the course of their careers. The two will be key for the Tar Heels defense on Friday when they take on Stanford in the 83rd Sun Bowl. Smith, a 6-foot, 240-pound linebacker, is UNC's top tackler. (El Paso Times)

UNC, Stanford to meet in offensive Sun Bowl

Stanford junior running back Christian McCaffrey won’t play in order to begin training for the NFL draft, while UNC’s Elijah Hood is out because of medical reasons. The 18th-ranked Cardinal will move on with an expanded role for speedy running back Bryce Love while UNC might put even more on the plate of junior Mitch Trubisky, a potential top quarterback prospect for the 2017 draft. (Lindy's Sports)

Sun Bowl Notebook: Out In The West Texas Town of El Paso

UNC arrived at the El Paso airport Sunday to mariachi music and folkloric dancers as the team settled in for a week of Sun Bowl activities. The Christmas Day reception featured dancing players and the presentation of a Carolina Blue sombrero to head coach Larry Fedora. The Tar Heels are set to face Stanford in the 83rd Sun Bowl on Friday, Dec. 30 at 2 p.m. ET. (GoHeels.com)

Ryan Switzer Preps for his Football Future

It’s a busy time for Ryan Switzer. UNC’s all-time leading receiver in receptions has a long journey ahead of him as he prepares for the NFL Draft. “It’s going to be the longest year of football in my life,” said Switzer. The recent college graduate continues to practice with UNC leading up to the Hyundai Sun Bowl and will embark on his draft prep soon after. (Carolina Blue)

Des Lawrence to Play in 2017 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl

The NFL Players Association is proud to announce the next set of player commitments to the 2017 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. Joining the roster is North Carolina defensive back Des Lawrence, among several others. Lawrence tallied 33 tackles, adding one sack and nine pass breakups for the Tar Heels through 12 games this season. (NFLPA.com)

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Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 23
Stanford: 25
Fri, Dec 30 Box Score

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ACC Football Scoreboard
Maryland30
at Boston College36
FINAL

NC State41
at Vanderbilt17
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Temple26
at Wake Forest34
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Pittsburgh24
at Northwestern31
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#17 West Virginia14
at #23 Miami31
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Arkansas24
at #16 Virginia Tech35
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#12 Stanford25
at North Carolina23
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#10 Michigan32
at #8 Florida State33
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#14 LSU29
at #20 Louisville9
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Georgia Tech33
at Kentucky18
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#6 Ohio State0
at #1 Clemson31
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#1 Clemson35
at #2 Alabama31
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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(16) Virginia Tech6-310-4
North Carolina5-38-5
(20) Miami5-39-4
Pittsburgh5-38-5
Georgia Tech4-49-4
Virginia1-72-10
Duke1-74-8

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(1) Clemson8-114-1
(21) Louisville7-19-4
(8) Florida State5-310-3
NC State3-57-6
Wake Forest3-57-6
Syracuse2-64-8
Boston College2-67-6


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