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Tar Heels on move for Thanksgiving as Wolfpack looms
Even with Saturday’s impending rivalry home matchup against N.C. State, more than football will be on the minds of many UNC players Thursday as they celebrate Thanksgiving. Those lucky enough to live within about an hour and a half will be able to travel home for a feast with family. Many others will stay in Chapel Hill to celebrate the holiday with teammates or visiting family.
Pregame rhetoric has State-UNC sounding like a rivalry again
One of the best things about rivalry games is that there’s already enough motivation to go around without worrying about providing the other side with bulletin board material. That means players can say pretty much whatever they want during the week preceding the big game without worrying too much about its effect on an already fired-up opponent.
Dre' Bly To Be Honored At Halftime
North Carolina and The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame will jointly honor Dré Bly with an NFF Hall of Fame On-Campus Salute on Nov. 29 in Chapel Hill during the game between North Carolina and NC State. Coverage of the game will start at 12:30 p.m. ET on the ACC Network and ESPN3.
Quinshad Davis Eyeing UNC Career Touchdown Mark
Wide receiver Quinshad Davis’s perseverance throughout a trying 2014 season has the junior just one touchdown reception shy of tying the North Carolina school record. Former Tar Heel Hakeem Nicks set the career touchdown record (21) back in 2008, and with rival N.C. State coming to town, Davis knows how special it would be to match the Tar Heel great on Saturday.
Carolina Rundown: November 26
12 points and eight rebounds for Harrison Barnes. Ty Lawson had 20 points and 12 assists and also did this to Kirk Hinrich. The first edition of the SI power rankings includes plenty of good stats and info. Men's basketball faces Butler at noon on ESPN2. Volleyball hosts Duke at 2 p.m. The Broncos signed Connor Barth.
Can Marquise Williams Win ACC Player of the Year?
Last Thursday night, Marquise Williams put together another dual threat performance throwing for 276 yards, rushing for 98 more and accounting for four touchdowns in UNC's 45-20 win over Duke. On Monday Williams was named ACC Offensive Back of the Week for a fourth time putting the Charlotte junior in the middle of the race for ACC Player of the Year.
Video: Tuesday Football Post-Practice Interviews
Marquise Williams and T.J. Logan answer questions from the media about the successes from the Duke win and preparing for the upcoming game against NC State.
Tuesday Larry Fedora Quotes
North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora spoke with reporters Tuesday for his final weekly ACC teleconference of the season. “Yes, we're excited about finishing up our season at home in the Tar Pit. Especially for our seniors to have the opportunity to play their last game at home in this stadium is pretty special. To be playing one of our rivals also makes it that much more exciting.”
Denver Broncos sign kicker Connor Barth
The Denver Broncos have waived rookie kicker Brandon McManus and signed Connor Barth, according to Adam Schefter and Mike Klis respectively. Barth is a far more accurate field goal kicker than McManus has shown to be. In 2012 with Tampa Bay, Barth's last NFL season, he made 10 of 11 attempts up to 39 yards, 12 of 13 from 40-49, and 6 of 9 from 50+.
ACC Upset Watch: Week 14
NC State (6-5) at North Carolina (6-5), 12:30 p.m.. Line: North Carolina by 6.5. The Tar Heels are riding high off an impressive 45-20 win against Duke, but now they face their second straight rivalry game against a Wolfpack team that had a week off to prepare. Though UNC's run defense played much better, NC State will try to continue to exploit weaknesses in that group .
Tar Heel Bowl Projections
Here's a look at how the bowls might play out for UNC, followed by some of those same national forecasts that didn't include Carolina a month ago. And yes, we know there is still a game to play, and the outcome against the Wolfpack will determine a great deal about the postseason destination for both schools.
Fedora, Tar Heels Look To Send Seniors Out On Top
For now, the Victory Bell chimes have grown quiet. The Tar Heels have turned their attention to another in-state foe – the Wolfpack of N.C. State. UNC will be striving to make it three straight victories over its rival in red Saturday afternoon inside Kenan Stadium and remarkably, given the 2-4 start, be playing to finish with a 7-5 regular season record.
Rivalry Week: Part Two
While ramifications for last week's win were still echoing through Chapel Hill, N.C. State was making noise of its own in Raleigh ahead of the game against UNC Saturday. Wolfpack safety Hakim Jones caused quite the social media stir at N.C. State's press conference when he said: "After you hit (Marquise Williams) a few times he basically almost quits because he really don't like to get hit."
Wolfpack safety barks, Tar Heels seeing red
After a resounding 45-20 win over Duke last Thursday at Wallace Wade Stadium, the Tar Heels expect to be just as fired up to face the Wolfpack. It didn’t take long on Monday during UNC coach Larry Fedora’s weekly press conference to get focused on N.C. State when he heard comments about the toughness of UNC quarterback Marquise Williams from the Wolfpack’s Hakim Jones.
NC State talk won’t bother Marquise Williams
By now Marquise Williams knows. He has to. An eager Larry Fedora couldn’t wait to tell the redshirt junior quarterback what he just learned at his weekly Monday press conference — so much so that he was tempted to give Williams a call the second the conference ended. “Larry, N.C. State had some player say that when you hit Marquise Williams a few times, he just quits.”