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ACC Academic Honor Roll Includes All-Time High From UNC
An all-time high 356 UNC student-athletes have been named to the 2015-16 ACC Academic Honor Roll, announced Thursday. The ACC Academic Honor Roll recognizes student-athletes who participated in a varsity-level sport and registered a grade point average of 3.0 or better for the full academic year.
UNC's offense poised for another record-breaking season
It will be a daunting task for this year’s Tar Heels to keep up with a North Carolina team that ranked 18th nationally in total offense in 2015. However, a more experienced squad led by a more accurate quarterback, Mitch Trubisky, at the helm combined with his ability to run, we may see records fall once again this year.
Video: Elijah Hood - The Key To UNC's Explosive Offense
Elijah Hood's punishing running style helped lead UNC to an ACC-best 40.7 points per game last season. Hood continues to be the key to the Tar Heels' explosive offense after finishing top 10 in the nation with 6.7 yards per carry during his sophomore season.
Nick Weiler Named To Groza Watch List
North Carolina senior place-kicker Nick Weiler has been named to the watch list for the 2016 Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award, as announced by the Palm Beach County Sports Commission. A 2015 Groza semifinalist, Weiler set UNC’s all-time single-season scoring mark during an impressive year across the board.
ICTV: Bug Howard Interview (Pt.3)
Catching up with North Carolina senior wide receiver Bug Howard as he shares his thoughts during the summer. The Rochelle, Ga. native finished the 2015 season with 29 receptions for 488 yards and four touchdowns. Segment 3: impressive defensive players, going the extra mile to improve.
Video: Bug Howard Interview (Pt.2)
The Rochelle, Ga. native finished the 2015 season with 29 receptions for 488 yards and four touchdowns, including three receptions for 42 yards and one touchdown in the Russell Athletic Bowl against Baylor. Segment 2: Chemistry with Trubisky, improvement of the offense.
2016 Hot Seat Rankings: Evaluating all 128 college football coaches' job security
Coaches can go from on the hot seat to off it in a matter of months, yet before every season there are always those names that are at the tip of the tongue when it comes to those who may not be long with their school. Here are Dennis Dodd's College Football Coach Hot Seat Ratings ahead of the 2016 season.
Video: Elijah Hood, Dalvin Cook, or James Conner? Who will be the ACC's top RB?
Elijah Hood, Dalvin Cook, and James Conner are just three of the impressive running backs that will be racking up yards and touchdowns on ACC fields this fall. In Jeff Fischel's ACC Power Poll, Jeff fills you in on what to expect from these prolific ball-carriers and counts down his top 5.
Lucas Crowley Named To Rimington Trophy Watch List
UNC senior center Lucas Crowley has been named to The Rimington Trophy 2016 Fall Watch List. Last season, Crowley was named to the All-ACC third team by both ACSMA and the league’s coaches. The Ponte Vedra, Fla., native saw action on 764 snaps in the regular season, including a season-high 78 in the Coastal Division clinching win at Virginia Tech.
New Orleans Saints waive tight end Jack Tabb
The New Orleans Saints waived tight end Jack Tabb, the team announced Wednesday. The Saints released Tabb to make room on the roster for defensive end Darryl Tapp. The Saints signed Tabb as an undrafted free agent out of North Carolina last offseason. He suffered an ACL tear during training camp, causing him to miss the season.
Which school had the best season in college sports?
We rated every FBS football school in three sports -- football, men's basketball and women's basketball -- along with two "wild card" sports to come up with the Best in College Sports award. The wild-card spot went to the most successful among the school's non-revenue spectator sports. No. 2 Overall: North Carolina Tar Heels.
UNC’s offensive line shouldn’t be overlooked in 2016
Four of last year’s offensive line starters for UNC are back from a group that paved the way for a run game that finished third nationally in rushing yards per attempt (5.96). Most of those players have been on the first team for at least two years. Senior right tackle Jon Heck has started all but two games since his redshirt freshman season in 2013.
UNC Football: Early Opponent Preview Georgia Tech
Eight of Georgia Tech's opponents finished last season with a winning record and all eight made a bowl game. Was last season a fluke or have teams figured out Paul Johnson’s Triple option attack? That question will probably get answered this season, but with only four road games, Georgia Tech probably rebounds this season with a 7-5 record and a bowl appearance.
Setting expectations for Mitch Trubisky as the Tar Heels’ starting quarterback
Mitch Trubisky possesses the skill set to operate Carolina's offense at a high level. With the experience returning on the offensive side of the ball, there is good reason for all of the optimism. It’s important that fans recognize that there is still a learning curve when a new quarterback–even one who has spent four years in a system–takes over.
Ranking the most stable programs in ACC football
4. North Carolina: Larry Fedora has laid a blueprint for how to win at an ACC basketball school. UNC has plenty of resources and is the flagship school in a state that is underrated in terms of high school talent. There’s always concern Fedora will leave for a “football school,” but for now the Tar Heels appear on solid ground.