Complete coverage of North Carolina Football.
Brandon Tate looks to impact youth in hometown visit
Cincinnati Bengals receiver and return specialist Brandon Tate said he wants to make a difference in his hometown and that has spawned a youth basketball tournament bearing his name. Tate is back in Burlington this week in advance of the Brandon Tate Black History Month Basketball Tournament on Friday and Saturday at the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club.
Bryn Renner Has Something to Prove
UNC’s Bryn Renner gets lost in the media shuffle at the NFL Scouting Combine. There are far more popular quarterbacks, including former Heisman winner Johnny Manziel, Blake Bortles, Teddy Bridgewater, Derek Carr and A.J. McCarron, just to name a few. Renner, at 6-foot-3, 228 pounds, is just thankful he finally will be able to rub elbows with some of college football’s best signal callers.
North Carolina's QB job is wide open
UNC is one of the few schools in the ACC that returns a quarterback with starting experience in 2014 -- and yet there’s no guarantee from coach Larry Fedora that Marquise Williams will be the Tar Heels’ starter when UNC opens the season. “We’ve opened the position up,” Fedora told ESPN.com on Wednesday. “He and Mitch Trubisky and Kanler Coker are going to battle it out this spring.”
UNC ailing LT James Hurst to work out at pro day
UNC left tackle James Hurst entered the 2013 season as a projected early-round draft pick, but after suffering a broken leg in the Tar Heels' bowl game, he is rehabbing not only his injury, but also his draft projection. Hurst missed the Senior Bowl due to his broken left fibula and won't be able to work out at the combine this week. However, the battle back has been positive.
College Football's Top 10 Quarterbacks on the Rise for 2014
Marquise Williams, North Carolina: Williams was one of the top factors behind UNC's late-season turnaround, taking over starting quarterback duties after Bryn Renner was lost for the year with a shoulder injury. Williams will face competition from redshirt freshman Mitch Trubisky, but all signs point to the junior building off a successful finish to the 2013 season.
ACC players look to impress scouts at NFL Combine
The NFL’s annual Scouting Combine will begin on Wednesday in Indianapolis with 48 ACC players (7 from UNC) scheduled to attend. The players will perform numerous physical drills, along with a battery of medical tests and personal interviews under the watchful eye of general managers and personnel directors representing all 32 NFL teams.
ACC Football team-by-team attendance numbers
Average attendance in the ACC as a whole remained steady in 2013, but there are issues that administrators across the sport are working on to try to get more fans in the stands. North Carolina: 51,500, up 2 percent. The Thursday night game against Miami drew 56,000 fans, while the regular-season finale against Duke drew 62,000. Kenan Stadium was filled to 82 percent capacity.
Thomas Moore, Nathan Staub Named To All-ACC Academic Team
North Carolina place-kicker Thomas Moore and linebacker Nathan Staub were named to the 67-member 2013 All-ACC Academic Football Team, announced Monday. To be eligible for consideration, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during his academic career.
Video: 2014 Blue Dawn Rises for UNC Football
There was a 'Blue Dawn' this morning as the Tar Heel football team officially kicked off the 2014 season with 6 a.m. workouts.
Ranking the Best Football-Basketball Coaching Tandems in the ACC
5. North Carolina: Football: Larry Fedora | Basketball: Roy Williams; The coaches have more in common than a Chapel Hill zip code. Both would like their teams to operate at a fast pace, and neither has ever had a losing season as a head coach. Of course, Williams' track record is more impressive with two national titles at UNC and a basketball Hall of Fame induction.
Top 5 2014 NFL Draft prospects by position: Tight ends
1. Eric Ebron, North Carolina: Ultra-athletic playmaker with the size, speed and movement skills to create mismatches at the next level. Scouts view him as a Jimmy Graham-like difference-maker in the passing game.
Larry Fedora takes subtle jab at Saban in ripping defensive sub proposal
You can add Larry Fedora to the growing chorus of those questioning the rationale behind the proposal. The North Carolina head coach, who would be one of many impacted by the rule that would call a delay of game (?!?) penalty on any team that snaps the ball before 10 seconds have run off the play clock, said the committee is “questioning our intelligence with trying to push this under player safety.”
Tar Heels Help Give Kids Healthy Smiles
Carolina student-athletes spend lots of time making kids smile, but recently their efforts went toward making sure those smiles are healthy ones. Several Tar Heels volunteered on Feb. 7 as part of the UNC.
Spring Storylines: February 13
Chapel Hill may be snowed under, but the clock is ticking toward the Blue Dawn conditioning period (beginning Monday) and spring practice. Here are some Carolina football storylines to keep you warm. UNC has three new coaches on campus: Seth Littrell, associate head coach for offense and tight ends coach, running backs coach Larry Porter and quarterbacks coach Keith Heckendorf.
Ranking ACC's 2014 nonconference football schedules
The Tar Heels have a big challenge ahead of them in non-conference play. Nobody needs to be reminded that East Carolina beat this team in Chapel Hill a year ago; traveling to South Bend is always a difficult proposition; and San Diego State finished second in its division in the Mountain West last year. Sweeping non-conference is possible, but is it probable? Going 3-1 is most likely.