Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Football.
UNC, UVA football teams’ histories illustrate sports and race issues
In 1936, UNC became the first major Southern university to go north and play football against a desegregated team. Eleven years later, the University of Virginia became the first major university in the South to host an integrated football team. Both events were significant steps in the desegregation of college football, said Matthew Andrews ’08 (PhD), a sports historian at UNC.
Vikings' Jabari Price, a UNC graduate, 'shocked' at academic findings
Vikings cornerback and UNC graduate Jabari Price said he was "shocked'' when an independent investigator released a report this week that many athletes had taken fake "paper classes'' over the past 18 years to remain eligible at the school. Price played for the Tar Heels from 2010-13. He said Friday he never knew anything about such classes until having read media reports.
The Seemers and the Schemers: The Wainstein Report and UNC’s Repeat Performance
I sat in the room with my husband, John Shoop (the Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks Coach at UNC from 2007-2011), when he was interviewed by Jay Joseph, one of the attorneys on the Wainstein team a few months ago. The testimony that is printed in the report attributed to John is only a fraction of what he actually said. And some very important things were redacted from his account.
Making it work: Marquise Williams' star shines for Heels
Marquise Williams has 1,521 yards of total offense in the past four games, 200 more than any previous UNC player. “I really think it’s more of just, he’s gotten into a pretty good rhythm and he feels comfortable,” Tar Heels coach Larry Fedora said. Now Williams will try to continue his success against one of the ACC’s most experienced defenses: Virginia.
Virginia aims to end its Carolina blues
Four games, four North Carolina wins. The combined scoreboard: Tar Heels 154, Wahoos 44. UVa (4-3, 2-1 ACC) will be seeking to buck a serious trend when it welcomes UNC (3-4, 1-2) to Charlottesville for Saturday’s 12:30 kickoff. “It’s the oldest rivalry in the South,” said senior right guard Conner Davis. “We got to get this win for this program."
Breakin’ It Down: Virginia
Virginia finds its identity in its stingy defense. The Cavaliers are ninth in total defense when playing FBS competition, and few teams attack the quarterback better. The Wahoos have 22 sacks, which ranks 12th in the country. Against a young UNC offensive line, expect the Virginia defensive linemen to win plenty of one-on-one battles in the trenches.
Cavalier Central: UNC vs. UVa
Virginia football look to bounce back on Saturday when the 'Hoos host North Carolina for their homecoming game. HooNation.com will get you hyped and ready for game-day, but we will also have you covered with in-depth game day coverage. "Cavalier Central" is your chance to see every article in one place-so no need to browse around.
Everything You Need To Know: UNC Football
One player some fans may not be as familiar with for UNC is Mack Hollins. The sophomore receiver leads the team in touchdown catches and yards per catch (18.1). Hollins has registered 24 catches for 435 yards and five touchdowns. After walking on at North Carolina, he earned his way on to the field with special teams and then rose to special teams captain too.
Preview & Prediction: UNC at Virginia
After a difficult week where the Wainstein Report blew a gaping hole in UNC's reputation, the attention can return to the football field where Larry Fedora is hoping to further extinguish the dumpster fire from the first half of the season. The task won't be easy as UNC heads to Charlottesville, the site of many Tar Heels losses but none since 2008. Prediction: UNC 35 Virginia 31
Logan: UNC's offense has to overcome its defense
For UNC to win back-to-back games and pull to 2-2 in the Coastal Division, the Tar Heels will need to continue to rely on quarterback Marquise Williams and its offense, former ECU and NFL coach Steve Logan said. "Carolina's defense is not going to be productive this year. Get used to it and deal with it. You have to hope the offense can continue to carry the whole program."
Offensive line peaking ahead of UVa. game
UNC's offensive line showed the makings of a complete unit against Notre Dame but didn’t fully put everything together — a run game coupled with sufficient pass protection — until the win against Georgia Tech. “I think we put together a complete game,” Landon Turner said. “That was what was different. We finally starting establishing the run game."
UNC’s Elijah Hood listed as doubtful for Virginia game
For the second consecutive game, it appears North Carolina will be without one of the most productive members of its backfield. On its weekly injury report, UNC lists running back Elijah Hood as doubtful for Saturday’s game against Virginia. Thus far, the nature of Hood’s injury hasn’t been disclosed.
Countdown to Kickoff: Virginia
North Carolina and Virginia will renew the “Oldest Rivalry in the South” in an ACC Coastal Division tilt at Scott Stadium in Charlottesville on Saturday (12:30pm/ACCN). The Tar Heels (3-4, 1-2 ACC) and Cavaliers (4-3, 2-1 ACC) will play for the 119th time this weekend, marking the nation’s third-most played series.
Six storylines: UNC-Virginia
The North Carolina offensive line will play its third consecutive game with all five of their starting big men healthy and ready to play. It appears the O-line is finally starting to become a more cohesive group, playing their best football as the season hits the home stretch. The Cavaliers’ defense has 23 sacks so far this season, which is the 11th best total in the country.
ACC viewer's guide: Week 9
UNC at Virginia: Marquise Williams is coming off consecutive career outings. Virginia is looking to get back on the winning track after losing to reigning Coastal division champion Duke last week. Can its defense make another big stand and make life difficult for the red-hot UNC offense? Or have the Heels found their second-half groove after a poor start, much like they did last year?