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Jabari Price selected to NFLPA all-star game
North Carolina cornerback Jabari Price, N.C. State tight end Asa Watson and East Carolina offensive tackle Will Simmons are among the senior players selected to play in next Saturday’s NFLPA Collegiate Bowl all-star game. Price will play on the American team, led by former Philadelphia Eagles and St. Louis Rams coach Dick Vermeil.
Brandon Ellerbe, Terrence Knox No Longer Enrolled At UNC
Junior ram Brandon Ellerbe and red-shirt freshman tight end Terrence Knox are not enrolled for the spring semester, a UNC spokesperson confirmed on Friday night. There is a possibility that both players could return to the team by August for the 2014 season.
The History of the UNC-Virginia football rivalry
It is called the “South’s Oldest Rivalry” and it began with two games in 1892—the first played in Charlottesville on October 22, that Virginia won by the score of 30 to 18, the second played a month later in Atlanta on November 26 won by the Tar Heels 26 to 0. The following year, on November 30, 1893, the two teams began a series of Thanksgiving Day games that continued until 1939, with a few exceptions.
Offseason? What offseason?
It looks like a break in the schedule for the UNC football team, but that ‘break’ only lasts a couple of months until spring ball kicks back up. Then it’s right back to an in-season schedule for the duration of those practices. So for the players, it’s business as usual. Doesn’t matter if it’s August, October, or February. The clock gets punched every day, regardless.
Agent search begins before season for UNC football players
Tre Boston stood just outside of the North Carolina locker room — the last collegiate football he’d ever intercept still in his hands. Barely an hour had passed since UNC’s Belk Bowl Championship win against Cincinnati Dec. 28, and Boston already had the future on his mind. Agents. Training. The combine. Pro day. Draft day. “Oh, man — I started thinking about that after the game,” said the senior safety.
Video: Elijah Hood wants to contribute early
One of the most highly decorated recruits ever at UNC, running back Elijah Hood wants to make an early contribution to the team after recently enrolling in Chapel Hill.
Death threats and denial for woman who showed college athletes struggle to read
The death threats, Mary Willingham expected. More shocking is that UNC is now disavowing her research as a whistleblower -- research that showed between 8% and 10% of the school's football and basketball players are reading below a third-grade level. UNC issued a statement Wednesday saying it did not believe Willingham's account of a basketball player who could not read or write.
Academic performance of athletes lags in state's university system
As scrutiny mounts about college sports enterprises, UNC system campuses show a mixed bag of success and embarrassment in the academic performance of athletes, according to the latest statistics. This week, the UNC Board of Governors will review the annual report on intercollegiate athletics at the 15 university campuses with athletic programs.
ACC all-bowl team
UNC OL James Hurst: Cincinnati entered the Belk Bowl second in the AAC in sacks, but the Bearcats couldn't get to QB Marquise Williams. LB Norkeithus Otis tallied seven total tackles -- two for loss and one sack -- to go with two quarterback hurries. P Tommy Hibbard pinned Cincinnati inside its own 20 three different times. PR Ryan Switzer returned his fifth punt of the season for a touchdown.
North Carolina responds to CNN report
"A Jan. 7 CNN story quoted a source who claimed that a former UNC basketball player was unable to read or write. We do not believe that claim and find it patently unfair to the many student-athletes who have worked hard in the classroom and on the court and represented our University with distinction. Our students have earned their place at Carolina and we respect what they bring to the University..."
An educator's response to the CNN student-athlete literacy report
As an educator and UNC alumnus, I am trying to digest this blizzard of information as objectively as possible. A few red flags, some in favor of UNC and some not, immediately come to mind. CNN's statistical reporting was bad enough that I, an educator with a journalism and mathematics degree, do not understand the facts behind Mary Willingham's numbers.
UNC Football Building a Foundation Up Front
Junior center Russell Bodine’s decision to forgo his final season of eligibility and enter the NFL Draft dealt a blow to the Tar Heel offensive line. With left tackle James Hurst graduating, Bodine had been the most experienced player up front set to return in 2014. Now, with the two anchors of the 2013 O-line departing, Carolina will have some rebuilding to do up front.
Tar Heel Football Welcomes January Enrollees
North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora announced the enrollment of five scholarship student-athletes Wednesday. They are defensive back Allen Artis (Marietta, Ga.), tight end Brandon Fritts (Mentor, Ohio), running back Elijah Hood (Charlotte, N.C.), offensive lineman Bentley Spain (offensive tackle) and cornerback M.J. Stewart (Arlington, Va.). "We're excited to have these new guys on campus," said Fedora.
Video: UNC Football January Enrollees
Elijah Hood, Bentley Spain, Allen Artis, M.J. Stewart and Brandon Fritts discuss their reasons for not only choosing the Tar Heels but why they wanted to enroll early.
College Football's Top Five Teams on the Rise for 2014
North Carolina: The Coastal Division is set to be one of the toughest conferences to predict in 2014. Miami is the early pick, but don’t overlook UNC for the top spot. The Tar Heels started 1-5 but finished 6-1, with its only loss in the final seven games coming by two points to Coastal Division champ Duke. Larry Fedora enters his third season in Chapel Hill with plenty of offensive talent to run his spread attack.