LB Bruce Carter agrees to 1-year deal with New York Jets
The Bruce Carter free agency tour is coming to an end in New York. The ex-Dallas Cowboys and Tampa Bay Buccaneers middle linebacker is signing a one-year deal with the New York Jets on Saturday, per a source. The 28-year-old Carter visited with the Lions and Bills before settling on the Jets. (NFL.com
Video: UNC Football Says "We Got Your Back" Carolina Basketball
The North Carolina football team says "We've got your back" as the Tar Heel basketball team prepares for this weekend's Final Four in Houston, Texas.
Former UNC football player Jared Cohen transferring to UVA
Offensive guard Jared Cohen, who played his first season at North Carolina before leaving the team for personal reasons last year, has announced he will transfer to Virginia for his final three seasons of eligibility. Cohen played 13 games as a true freshman at UNC in 2014, including starts against Clemson and East Carolina. (Wilmington Star News
Virginia Football Adds UNC Transfer Jared Cohen
Offensive guard Jared Cohen (Owings Mills, Md.) has announced he will transfer to Virginia for his final three years of eligibility. Cohen has signed grant-in-aid paperwork and will enroll at UVA following the spring semester. Cohen played in 13 games as a true freshman at North Carolina in 2014, including starts against Clemson and East Carolina. (NBC 29
Eight current college football stars who'd be great in the WWE
R.J. Prince has spent his first two seasons at UNC fighting for a job on the offensive line. He has always looked the part. At 6-foot-6, 325 pounds, he's a giant, with a long reach and ferocious power. The potential is obvious, and Prince hopes that eventually translates to a career in the NFL. But that's a tough road, he admits, and so it's always good to have a Plan B. (ESPN.com
Ranking the ACC's Toughest College Football Schedules in 2016
4. North Carolina: This schedule is front-loaded with a very tough first two months, and the back end isn’t exactly a cakewalk, either. The quasi-neutral-site test with Georgia to start the year will be followed with a road trip to Illinois out of the Big Ten. October has road trips down south to both Florida State and Miami. (Athlon Sports
San Diego Chargers Sign QB Bryn Renner
The San Diego Chargers have signed quarterback Bryn Renner. A 6-3, 225-pound product out of North Carolina, he initially signed as an undrafted free agent with the Denver Broncos in 2014. Renner began the 2015 season on Baltimore’s practice squad before being promoted to the active roster in December. He ended the season on the Tennessee Titans practice squad. (San Diego Chargers
North Carolina's offensive line wants to make statement in 2016
North Carolina’s offense was among the best in the nation last season, and it all started up front with a terrific offensive line. As the group looks ahead to 2016 without leader Landon Turner, we caught up with right tackle Jon Heck about whether the Tar Heels’ O-line can actually improve this season. (ESPN.com
Breaking down Quinton Coples' contract with Rams
The Los Angeles Rams surprised some by jumping out last week to sign defensive end Quinton Coples to a two-year contract. The Rams brought the former first-round pick on board with a deal that guarantees just $750,000. The deal is also voidable after one year if Coples meets certain requirements. Here's a breakdown of Coples' contract: (ESPN.com
Video: UNC Locker Room Celebration Post Indiana - Elite 8 Bound!
It's onto the Elite Eight to face Notre Dame after a resounding 101-86 defeat of Indiana. Also, Larry Fedora stops by the congratulate the team and Theo Pinson promptly shows off his impersonation of UNC's football coach.
ACC has had many players succeed on both the hardwood and the gridiron
North Carolina: Julius Peppers. The future All-Pro end/linebacker averaged 5.7 points and 3.7 rebounds in two seasons as a walk-on basketball player from 1999-2001. For the Tar Heels football team, Peppers became a unanimous All-American in 2001. Peppers had a future NFL teammate on both teams. Oakland Raiders receiver Ronald Curry was a UNC quarterback and point guard. (ESPN.com
Former UNC Defensive End Junior Gnonkonde Arrested on DWI Charge
Bouhu “Junior” Gnonkonde was arrested for driving while impaired early Wednesday morning, according to Chapel Hill Police. Gnonkonde has played defensive end for UNC since 2013. (Chapelboro.com
Spring Practice: Run Defense a Priority for UNC Football
Just over a year ago, UNC head football coach Larry Fedora went bold and hired defensive coordinator Gene Chizik, who masterminded the nation’s most improved unit in his first season on the job. Now in Year Two of the Chizik Era, the Tar Heels–amidst changing expectations–have an amplified focus on stopping the run during spring practice. (Chapelboro.com
Video: UNC Football 2016 Pro Day Recap
On March 22nd, North Carolina Football held its annual Pro Day. Taylor Vippolis reports on what happened while the NFL scouts were assembled in UNC's weight room and on the practice field. Hint: Romar Morris is really fast.
Jonathan Cooper hopes to find his potential and redemption with the Patriots
If a fresh start is what he needed, Jonathan Cooper got his wish this week when the Arizona Cardinals shipped him to Foxboro, along with a second-round pick, in a deal for Chandler Jones. The trade was a good contrast between two former first-round picks. (Providence Journal