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Robert Quinn reaping the benefits of Rams' resurgent defensive line
Those who haven't been watching St. Louis play every week might be tempted to conclude Robert Quinn finally returned to form after a slow start. Defensive coordinator Gregg Williams would love to say his genius schemes provided the key to unlocking a monster talent, but he's not one to take credit where it isn't deserved. "He's sacked a lot of people before I got here," Williams says.
Carolina Rundown: December 10
UNC used three point guards for the first time against Iowa, and the coaches liked the results. Women's basketball remains sixth in the new polls. Danny Green scored 13 Tuesday while Ed Davis had 11 points and six rebounds. UNC Women's lacrosse is No. 2 in a preseason poll. Liked this photo of Mack Brown and Dre' Bly at the College Football Hall of Fame induction.
Dre Bly inducted to college football hall of fame
Former UNC cornerback Dre Bly was inducted to the college football hall of fame Tuesday. Bly had 11 interceptions as a freshman at UNC and was named an All-American. He is only one of five players in NCAA history to be named an All-American as a freshman. He was the only football player in UNC and ACC history to receive consensus first-team All-America honors twice in his college career.
Tar Heels in the NFL – Week 14
Shaun Draughn has bounced around the NFL quite a bit this season as he’s already played two games with the Chicago Bears and four with the San Diego Chargers. The Browns mark Draughn’s third team of the season as they signed the former Tar Heel after wide receiver Miles Austin was placed on injured reserve.
Detroit's Quick Lane Bowl gets matchup it desired
The Quick Lane Bowl matchup between Rutgers and North Carolina is already causing a good-natured divide in the Lions dressing room. Tight end Eric Ebron attended North Carolina and is likely to wear Carolina blue on Dec. 26 for the inaugural bowl at Ford Field. His position coach, Ron Prince, came to the Lions from Rutgers and we all know who he will be rooting for.
Carolina Rundown: December 9
The Tar Heels went shopping for underprivileged families on Monday afternoon. The funds are generated by the sale of team-signed basketballs. Touching tribute to Stuart Scott last night from the ESPN crew at Lambeau. 22 points and 12 assists for Ty Lawson. Some interesting details on the Quick Lane Bowl matchup, how it came about, and Eric Ebron is already talking a little trash.
Fedora, Tar Heels Aim For Redemption, More Passion In Bowl Game
The Tar Heels will be bowling in Motown the day after Christmas. The 6-6 UNC football team will be looking to finish with a winning record for the third straight year under head coach Larry Fedora when Carolina takes on 7-5 Rutgers in Detroit’s Quick Lane Bowl. Fedora found it hard to offer an explanation for his team’s lethargic loss to the Wolfpack to close the regular season.
Quick Lane Bowl Gifts
UNC and Rutgers may be getting one of the coolest bowl gifts of the bowl season. In addition to a $250 Best Buy gift card, Sony headphones, various apparel and a football, players will also be a getting a custom made Fathead wall decal. A Fathead is essentially a life-sized, precision-cut vinyl wall graphic. Imagine waking up every morning to a giant poster of yourself.
Carolina Rundown: December 8
Friday: Huge night for Tyler Zeller, with 24 points and 14 rebounds. Kendall Marshall put up 20 points and four assists in 24 minutes. Danny Green scored 16 points. Ty Lawson had 14 points and 10 assists. Wayne Ellington scored 11. Marvin Williams had nine points and five rebounds. Eight points and four rebounds for Brandan Wright. Ed Davis had six points and nine rebounds.
UNC will face Rutgers in Detroit
For the second year in a row, the North Carolina football team will finish its season at a bowl game. UNC will head to the Motor City as a part of the inaugural Quick Lane Bowl at Detroit's Ford Field to face Big Ten opponent Rutgers on Dec. 26 (4:30 p.m., ESPN). The Quick Lane Bowl, hosted at the previous site of the Little Caesar's Bowl and the Motor City Bowl, is one of five new bowls this season.
Tar Heels Headed To Detroit’s Quick Lane Bowl
UNC has accepted an invitation to represent the ACC in the 2014 Quick Lane Bowl on Friday, Dec. 26, at 4:30 p.m. The game will be played at Ford Field in Detroit, and will be televised by ESPN. The Tar Heels will face Rutgers of the Big 10 Conference. “We’re thankful for the opportunity to play in the Quick Lane Bowl and continue our season,” said head coach Larry Fedora.
A Start For Jonathan Cooper, But Work To Do
Playing and playing well are two different things, and if Jonathan Cooper learned anything against the Falcons it was that “Sunday isn’t going to get it done so I have a lot of work to do.” He said he didn’t grade out well in the game, and frankly, it wasn’t surprising to see him with rust. “Coop did OK for his first outing,” coach Bruce Arians said.
Julius Peppers hopes Packers bring him back next season
The Green Bay Packers structured the three-year contract that Julius Peppers signed in March in a way that would make it easy for them to move without him after only one season. The veteran pass-rusher hopes that's not the case.
Eric Ebron growing into bigger role
Three quarters of the way through his rookie season, tight end Eric Ebron finally is feeling more comfortable. He’s learning from his coaches and teammates. He's seeing the trust quarterback Matthew Stafford has in him. His role is growing, too, as the Detroit Lions have started to expand the snaps for the No. 10 pick in May’s draft.
Sylvester Williams’ history, father drive him
Sylvester Williams went from a player who was ineligible to play sports until his senior year of high school due to disciplinary reasons to starting every game in his two seasons for the Tar Heels. In his senior season, when he had six sacks, he was named a first-team All-American and was an All-ACC selection. With the 28th overall pick of the 2013 NFL Draft, the Broncos selected Williams.