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Heels take road show to Charlotte

North Carolina took its spring football show on the road Friday night, as the Tar Heels headed across the state to Charlotte for a scrimmage at Ardrey Kell High School. On a night in which Rivals 100 offensive lineman Mason Veal committed to the Tar Heels, the UNC players came together and had a spirited scrimmage session in a steady rain shower.

Connor Barth Ready to Return to Field

The Tampa Bay Bucs season pass holders had an opportunity to see the team’s new uniforms up close and personal. Another treat the crowd got was seeing kicker Connor Barth and running back Doug Martin. Barth suffered an Achilles injury during the offseason of 2013 and missed the entire year. But both were at the uniform function and said they were roaring to go.

Video: Charlotte Spring Football Scrimmage Recap

The Tar Heels took spring practice on the road Friday and scrimmaged at Ardrey Kell high school in Charlotte, N.C.

Tar Heels bring football, rain to Charlotte

Larry Fedora's North Carolina football team made its annual trip to Charlotte for a spring practice, and for the second time in three years, the Tar Heels brought bad weather with them. But with a few hundred fans in the stands at Ardrey Kell High on Friday night, the Tar Heels ran a full two-hour practice in a homecoming for 13 Charlotte natives and even more players from the area on the team.

Replenishing the Defensive Line

The defensive front for the Tar Heels may look different without the familiarity of names such as Kareem Martin or Tim Jackson, but a mix of experience and young talent will offer an opportunity for more growth as a unit and allow for new names to take the spotlight. Who would have thought in his senior season Ethan Farmer would be the designated leader for the defensive line?

Video: Getting to know Keith Heckendorf

New North Carolina quarterbacks coach Keith Heckendorf gets mic'd up at practice and breaks down the competition for the starting QB job.

Video: "A day in the life of a student athlete"

UNC athletic director Bubba Cunningham and several Tar Heel athletes take part in a presentation of "A day in the life of a student athlete" at the university's trustees meeting Thursday, March 27, 2014.

Turner's Take: The Freak Show Hits the Road

Larry Fedora takes the Tar Heels on the road tonight for a Spring Showcase at Ardrey Kell High School in Charlotte. The Tar Heel road show began in Fedora’s first spring as head coach of Carolina football and is in its third season. Carolina will practice at Ardrey Kell at 7 p.m., with a football tailgate beginning at 5. The Tar Heels will bus from Chapel Hill, strap on their pads and practice and scrimmage.

David Glenn Talks UNC Scandal

Nearly four years have passed since North Carolina's football program found itself on the NCAA's radar, and although the initial investigation concluded over two years ago and resulted in sanctions, national media have picked up on some of the ugly details that have gradually been revealed to the public.

Bengals want to use Bernard more -- but cautiously

In his rookie season with the Cincinnati Bengals, running back Giovani Bernard generated a lot of excitement each time he touched the ball. So you can hardly blame the Bengals coaching staff for wanting to get the ball to him more — he had 170 rushing attempts and 56 receptions, for 1,209 total yards. But head coach Marvin Lewis doesn’t to overwork him.

UNC football to scrimmage at Charlotte's Ardrey Kell High on Friday

UNC will hold a spring football scrimmage at Charlotte's Ardrey Kell High School on Friday at 7:00 pm. Admission is free and open to the public. The Tar Heels’ roster includes 13 players from Charlotte, including prize freshman recruit Elijah Hood, a running back from Catholic, and quarterback Marquise Williams, a rising junior from Mallard Creek. The Rams Club and UNC Athletics will host a tailgate at 5 p.m.

Gridiron Pressure on Young Tar Heel Defense in 2014

We all know about the prolific, warp-speed offense the Tar Heel football team will have in store for 2014, but the defense remains somewhat of a mystery. The pressure has been firmly placed on the shoulders of the young defense to provide enough stops in 2014 to allow the Tar Heels to achieve their stated goal of playing in the ACC Championship game.

First Larry Fedora Golf Tournament Set For April 21

Volunteers for Youth is proud to announce that the first Larry Fedora Golf Tournament will be held on April 21, 2014 to raise money for the programs of Volunteers for Youth, directly benefiting local, at-risk children. Volunteers for Youth is honored to be associated with Coach Larry Fedora, the head football coach at the University of North Carolina who brings energy and enthusiasm on the football field and in the community.

Darius Lipford settles in at ‘Mike'

Heading into his senior season, Darius Lipford is again adjusting to a new position. Initially a 'Sam' (strong-side) linebacker in UNC's 4-3 defense under former head coaches Butch Davis and Everett Withers, Lipford saw action in 24 games and made five starts in 2010 and 2011 before tearing the ACL in his left knee in UNC's loss to Missouri in the 2011 Independence Bowl.

Athletes speak to UNC trustees about academic challenges

The relationship between athletics and academics at UNC was in the spotlight Thursday as six student-athletes addressed the Board of Trustees about the challenges they face each day. Football players Ryan Switzer, Tim Scott and Kemmi Pettway, along with basketball player Marcus Paige, were four of the six athletes who were asked by Director of Athletics Bubba Cunningham to speak on the topic.

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