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UNC Opponent Preview: Virginia Tech

UNC travels to Blacksburg in a game where a win gives the Coastal title to the Tar Heels. Carolina will play the Hokies in Frank Beamer's last home game and Virginia Tech is expected to play an emotional game in a packed house on Saturday. The Hokies are not overly impressive this season, sitting at 5-5 and needing one more win to secure bowl eligibility. (Tar Heel Blog)

North Carolina to wear all white against Virginia Tech in all black

North Carolina will wear all white when they face Virginia Tech in Blacksburg this Saturday. The "Stormtrooper" look includes white pants, white jerseys, and white helmets. The Hokies will wear all black with Orange and Maroon lettering and highlights. Combine that with the Heels white unis and the contrast will be great. The game kicks off at 12:00 PM in Lane Stadium on ESPN. (Carolina Blue)

No. 12 North Carolina brings revitalized defense to Virginia Tech

Gene Chizik coached Auburn to the 2010 national championship, holding Oregon, one of the nation’s most prolific offenses, to just 19 points in the title game. Now, as the defense coordinator at North Carolina – the ACC’s top scoring attack – Chizik has the Tar Heels setting their sights on the College Football Playoffs. (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Tar Heels offense: From a cloud of dust to the fast break

Imagine the culture shock if you were a Tar Heels fan who had not seen a game since the days of Bill Dooley, Dick Crum, and Mack Brown, and you checked out the 2015 Tar Heels. That's a far cry from Dooley’s cloud of dust. The 2015 season is already historic in that it marks the first season since the days of Charlie Justice and Art Weiner that a UNC team has played nine games without a loss. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Beamer Faces Tough Matchup in Final Home Game

It’s still hard to believe, but Frank Beamer will be coaching his last home game for Virginia Tech this Saturday. It’s been a long time since September 12, 1987 when he coached his first home game, a 22-10 loss to #10 Clemson. Unfortunately, this challenge will be just as daunting a task as that Clemson game. #12 UNC is coming to town, and the Tar Heels are one of the hottest teams in the country. (Tech Sideline)

Five With Fedora – Part 9

When you first arrived at UNC, you targeted year 4 as a year you thought could be special. Is this the type of year you envisioned when you said that? – “I would say so. We’ve had a specific plan on how to build a program they way we want to. In the past it’s taken us 4 years and so I think we felt like it would take 3-4 years to get where we wanted to be as a program. It hasn’t been easy and there are always growing pains involved in the process." (

UNC's Marquise Williams looks to add to history with Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech is a place where Marquise Williams already has made a lot of memories, but Saturday the UNC quarterback hopes to add a most special one. Williams will lead the 12th-ranked Tar Heels against the homestanding Hokies. A victory would clinch the Coastal Division title for UNC. Even if the Tar Heels lose, they could still win the Coastal if Pittsburgh falls to Louisville. (Fayetteville Observer)

Tre Boston ready and waiting in the wings

Last year, safety Tre Boston was making big plays late in the season to help the Carolina Panthers win the division and claim its first playoff victory since 2005. This year, Boston is taking a back seat on a team that’s 9-0. After starting five regular season games and both postseason games as a rookie, Boston’s opportunities have been limited in his second season. (Carolina Panthers)

UNC offense on record binge entering Beamer's final Virginia Tech home game

Never in the ACC's 63 seasons has a team scored so many points, 125, in back-to-back league games. So when Frank Beamer says lightheartedly that watching North Carolina video is an antidote to the emotions swirling around his final home game as Virginia Tech's coach, he's not bluffing. The Hokies' task against the Tar Heels on Saturday at Lane Stadium is considerable. (Daily Press)

ACC Upset Watch: Virginia Tech going for bowl in Beamer's last home game

Virginia Tech has struggled to contain mobile quarterbacks, while UNC has had issues slowing down the run. Travon McMillian has given the Hokies' run game a huge boost with three straight 100-yard games. He is looking to become the first Virginia Tech running back since 2011 with four straight 100-yard rushing games. Oh, and Virginia Tech has won 10 of its last 11 home finales. (

'Larry Fedora Live': Defining Balance

Balance, by sheer definition, requires an even distribution from multiple elements. UNC head coach Larry Fedora defines balance a little differently, and that has contributed to his Tar Heels’ success in 2015. “Balance, for us, is not throwing it 40 and running it 40,” Fedora during his weekly radio show at Top of the Hill. “That’s not what that means.” (Inside Carolina)

UNC Approves New Indoor Football Practice Facility

North Carolina Football is going to get its own indoor practice facility. Athletic director Bubba Cunningham presented the plan to the Finance and Infrastructure Committee of the school's Board of Trustees on Wednesday and received approval for the project. The Board of Governors has already granted funding authority (Inside Carolina)

North Carolina isn't getting enough respect, but winning can change that

Last week, North Carolina won its third straight game over a bowl-eligible opponent, this time a 59-21 thumping of Miami. It was enough to impress AP voters, who ranked UNC 12th. The committee has the Tar Heels at No. 17. So the question is: What’s the critique the committee has that many other observers don’t? The first answer is obvious: Week 1. (

Bubba Cunningham Details New Athletic Facility Plans

UNC football got some big news on Wednesday, as Bubba Cunningham presented a proposal to the Board of Trustees finance and facilities committee to develop plans for an indoor practice facility on campus. The Board of Governors gave the plan funding authority two weeks ago; the entire cost, which is unknown at this point, will be provided by private fundraising from The Rams Club. (

Mack Hollins becomes star after almost leaving North Carolina

Mack Hollins was prepared to leave North Carolina. It was the summer of 2014, months before he would end up leading the Tar Heels in receiving yards and touchdowns. The financial burden of out-of-state tuition was growing, and the end of the lease on his dream was in view. “When I stepped on campus,” Hollins said, “I said if I didn’t have a scholarship in two years I’d be leaving.” (

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

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Cal
Sat, Sep 2 TBD Tickets

UNC vs. Louisville
Sat, Sep 9 TBD Tickets

UNC @ Old Dominion
Sat, Sep 16 TBD

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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(16) Virginia Tech6-310-4
North Carolina5-38-5
(20) Miami5-39-4
Georgia Tech4-49-4

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

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