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UNC Football: Early Opponent Preview Virginia

Virginia's Best Player: RB Taquan Mizzell. Last season, he rushed for 671 yards with 4 touchdowns. He also had 75 receptions for 721 yards and 4 touchdowns. Mizzell is an all-around player. In eight games last season he had over 100 all purpose yards which included a six game streak. If you try to contain Mizzell with the run he will beat you with the pass. (Keeping It Heel)

ACC Kickoff preview: North Carolina

The ACC kicks off its preseason media days next week, which means we’re closing in on fall camp around the league. With that in mind, we’re looking ahead to the biggest questions coaches are likely to field at the ACC Kickoff and predicting the answers we’re likely to hear. Next up, North Carolina coach Larry Fedora. (

Video: ACC Football Top 5 Quarterback Countdown

In Jeff Fischel's ACC Power Poll, Jeff counts down his top 5 quarterbacks in the ACC heading into the 2016 season. North Carolina's Mitch Trubisky makes the list at No. 4 as he assumes the starting role for the Tar Heels. View Video...

Nick Weiler Nominated For Good Works Team

Allstate and the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) announced nominees for the 2016 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team, one of the most coveted off-field honors in college football. UNC is represented by senior place-kicker Nick Weiler. A Lou Groza Award semifinalist in 2015, Weiler has been one of UNC's most active members of the community. (

Mack Hollins Named To Biletnikoff Award Watch List

UNC wide receiver Mack Hollins has been named to the 2016 Biletnikoff Award Preseason Watch List, announced Wednesday by the Tallahassee Quarterback Club (TQC) Foundation, Inc. The Biletnikoff Award annually recognizes the outstanding receiver in college football. Hollins had 30 catches for a team-high 745 yards and eight touchdowns last season. (

ICTV: UNC QB Mitch Trubisky Interview (Pt.3)

North Carolina quarterback Mitch Trubisky appeared in nine games in 2015, completing 40 of 47 passes (85.1 percent) for 555 yards and six touchdowns and rushed 16 times for 101 yards and three scores. In segment 3, Trubisky discusses UNC's running backs, receivers, and success. (Inside Carolina)

NCAA, ACC face head-injury suit from former UNC football player

A former University of North Carolina football player has sued the Atlantic Coast Conference and the NCAA in federal court in Indianapolis, claiming his life changed after hits he took in practice and on the field caused concussions. William Crawford sued the Indianapolis-based NCAA and the football powerhouse ACC conference Thursday. (The Indiana Lawyer)

Barth brothers to host annual kicking camp at Hoggard H.S.

With just a few weeks before Wilmington native and NFL kicker Connor Barth heads to the bayou for training camp after being signed by the New Orleans Saints, Barth and his family are again teaming up to host their annual summer kicking camp. Athletes of all ages are welcome to attend free of charge from 5:30.-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 12 at Hoggard High School. (Port City Daily)

College football's best home-run threats

Mack Hollins, WR, North Carolina: Need to flip field position? Find Hollins, who covered a quarter of the field (24.8 yards per catch) when the Tar Heels got the ball in his hands. That average led the entire nation. With this 91-yard TD catch in 2014, the former walk-on delivered UNC's longest scoring play in Kenan Stadium history. (

Georgia RBs Chubb, Michel still ‘question marks’ for opener against UNC

Nick Chubb’s recovery continues to be good, Sony Michel’s injury may be a bit more serious than previously stated, but both star tailback’s availability for Georgia’s season opener is up in the air. And it’s going to take awhile before it is known. That was the takeaway from head coach Kirby Smart’s session with reporters at SEC media days on Tuesday. (Dawg Nation)

UNC Preseason Depth Chart - Defense

The Tar Heels will look for a big jump in the defense in year two under defensive coordinator Gene Chizik. On Monday, UNC released their 2016 preseason depth chart in anticipation of camp starting in a few weeks. Here is the defensive lineup. (Carolina Blue)

Video: Mitch Trubisky Interview (Pt.2)

Mitch Trubisky appeared in nine games in 2015, completing 40 of 47 passes (85.1 percent) for 555 yards and six touchdowns and rushed 16 times for 101 yards and three scores. Segment 2: leading the offense, playmakers. (Inside Carolina)

UNC Preseason Depth Chart - Offense

The start of North Carolina's 2016 preseason camp is weeks away as the Tar Heels prepare for the Sept. 3rd matchup against Georgia in Atlanta. With the season on the horizon, UNC released their preseason depth chart. Here is the offensive side of the ball. (Carolina Blue)

Thorpe Award watch list omission adds motivation for UNC’s Lawrence

If Des Lawrence was looking for motivation heading into the season, the preseason award watch lists are providing it for the UNC cornerback. Lawrence earned second-team All-ACC honors last season, was second in the ACC with 14 pass breakups and fourth with 16 passes defended. Yet he was mysteriously absent from the Bednarik Award and Jim Thorpe Award lists. (Wilmington Star News)

What if ACC Football Teams Had an All-Star Game?

While the Coastal team is at a disadvantage in overall talent, this squad does have some promising pieces on offense. Quarterback Brad Kaaya is the league’s No. 2 passer behind Clemson’s Deshaun Watson, while Pitt’s James Conner and North Carolina’s Elijah Hood would be an effective one-two punch. (Athlon Sports)

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Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 14
Virginia: 20
Sat, Oct 14 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Virginia Tech
Sat, Oct 21 3:30 ET ESPN2 Tickets

UNC vs. Miami
Sat, Oct 28 12:00 ET ABC/ESPN/2 Tickets

UNC @ Pittsburgh
Thu, Nov 9 7:30 ET ESPN Tickets

Full Football Schedule

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ACC Football Scoreboard
at Florida State0
Saturday 12:00 PM

at Duke0
Saturday 12:20 PM

Boston College0
at Virginia0
Saturday 12:30 PM

at #7 Miami0
Saturday 3:30 PM

North Carolina0
at #14 Virginia Tech0
Saturday 3:30 PM

Wake Forest0
at Georgia Tech0
Saturday 7:30 PM

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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(8) Miami3-05-0
Georgia Tech2-13-2
(14) Virginia Tech1-15-1
North Carolina0-41-6

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(16) NC State4-06-1
(7) Clemson4-16-1
Florida State2-22-3
Wake Forest1-24-2
Boston College1-33-4

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