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Through the Years: Carolina-State rivalry filled with the unforgettable

Among the ACC’s original members, no two schools have gone longer without a championship than NC State and North Carolina. The Wolfpack has not captured a title since 1979. The Tar Heels’ championship drought is only one year shorter. But despite the paucity of ACC football titles, games between the two schools have given us some indelible moments. And memories. (WRAL Sports Fan)

UNC-NCSU Preview: Pack Hoping to Play Spoiler

No. 11 North Carolina will travel to Carter-Finley Stadium to close out its regular season slate on Saturday (3:30pm, ABC/ESPN2). N.C. State enters the game after ending a 2-4 skid with a 42-29 victory over Syracuse. State has competed closely against quality teams, and it’s a safe bet that the Pack will be highly motivated to spoil its rival’s College Football Playoff hopes. (Inside Carolina)

Larry Fedora Live: Building Leadership

It could be argued that North Carolina’s 10-1 record heading into the final week of the regular season wouldn’t exist without the leadership displayed by its seniors throughout the year. That’s a part of the team that has been implemented by the design of UNC head coach Larry Fedora and how he molds his future leaders at a young age. (Inside Carolina)

It’s okay, opposing linemen. Time can’t slow Packers’ Julius Peppers either.

B.J. Raji, the Green Bay Packers’ nose tackle, is six years younger and 50 pounds heavier than 35-year-old pass-rusher Julius Peppers. But Peppers, at 6-feet-7 at 287 pounds, used to spend his winter months at North Carolina as a walk-on forward for the Tar Heels. That was years ago, but here he was anyway, charging through the lane and trying to dunk on Raji. (Washington Post)

1984 UNC-NC State: Thrill on the Hill (video)

The Wolfpack of NC State traveled to Kenan Stadium on the campus of UNC to play the Tar Heels, October 20, 1984. The Tar Heels won 28-21. (Capitol Broadcasting Company)

Video: North Carolina Football - A Season of Firsts

North Carolina football has clinched the ACC Coastal Division Title for the first time in school history, but that's not the only major first-time achievement for the Tar Heels. Find out what other historic marks the Tar Heels have accomplished in this ACC Now. View Video...

UNC moves up to No. 14 in College Football Playoff Rankings

The North Carolina Tar Heels moved up in the latest College Football Playoff Rankings, but the general consensous is that they are still not getting respected. The Tar Heels are up three spots from No. 17 to No. 14 in the rankings that were released on Tuesday. The good news for the Tar Heels is they are currently in a spot to be in a New Years Six game being in the top 14 currently. (Keeping It Heel)

Texans QB T.J. Yates' saga goes from sitting on couch to delivering in clutch

T.J. Yates doesn't even dream like this. A few weeks ago he sat on his sofa in Atlanta, waiting for a phone call and another chance. He had sat for a long, painful two months, trying to stay in shape when he could find receivers to throw to, trying to stay optimistic when he watched others play. (Houston Chronicle)

Quinton Coples tweets goodbye to Jets fans after getting cut

Quinton Coples was waived Monday by the Jets. The move seemed inevitable, even if the midseason timing was a surprise. Head coach Todd Bowles said Coples, a 2012 first-round draft pick, lacked the speed to play outside linebacker in the Jets' scheme. But Bowles also said he thinks Coples could be a fit somewhere else, most likely as a 4-3 defensive end, his more natural position. (NJ.com)

Video: Landon Turner, Elijah Hood Tuesday Post-Practice Interviews

North Carolina guard Landon Turner and running back Elijah Hood talk to the media before the Tar Heels' upcoming matchup against NC State. View Video...

Gene Chizik reportedly interested in UCF head coaching job

University of Nevada coach Brian Polian is a possible candidate to become UCF's next head football coach, two sources told the Orlando Sentinel. UCF is considered to be a highly sought-after job. St. Louis Rams quarterbacks coach Chris Weinke, former Florida coach Will Muschamp, and UNC defensive coordinator Gene Chizik are said to have expressed high interest. (Orlando Sentinel)

Quincy Monk passes away

Former UNC and New York Giants linebacker Quincy Monk passed away Tuesday, the school confirmed on their official Twitter account. He was 36. Monk, a Jacksonville, N.C. native, had a brief battle with adenocarcinoma, an aggressive form of cancer. Monk was recently honored by the Tar Heels as a "Kenan Legend" and joined the UNC football captains on the field on Oct. 17 for their game against Wake Forest. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Quinton Coples lands with Miami Dolphins

Quinton Coples ran out of time with the Jets, but he will still be at MetLife Stadium for this Sunday’s game. Coples has been claimed off of waivers by the Dolphins according to multiple reports, which means that he will make the trip back to his old stomping grounds for the Week 12 game between the two AFC East teams. The Dolphins inherit the $7.8 million fifth-year option on his contract. (NBC Sports)

Jordan Chavis spotlights as DJ of UNC athletics

Now in his third season as the official disc jockey of Carolina football, Jordan Chavis has also begun playing at men’s and women’s basketball games. Chavis said his favorite part about DJing the games is being a part of the overall game experience. He said the gig is even more special because his entire family went to UNC. (Daily Tar Heel)

Stats suggest UNC, NC State in for a competitive contest

While UNC’s offense is top-20 nationally, NC State’s defense is No. 13 in the nation, giving up 312 yards per game. NC State allows just 189 passing yards per game and has 11 interceptions in 11 games. The Pack are also No. 21 in the nation against the rush. The Tar Heels have rarely been slowed down offensively, though, and are shattering school records weekly. (WRAL Sports Fan)

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Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 23
Stanford: 25
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Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Cal
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UNC vs. Louisville
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UNC @ Old Dominion
Sat, Sep 16 3:30 ET

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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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