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Saturday Allows Fans to Meet the Heels at Eddie Smith Fieldhouse

For UNC fans trying to make plans this weekend, look no further than the Eddie Smith Fieldhouse on UNC's campus. There, you’ll be able to get up close and personal with some of your favorite Tar Heel players and coaches at the annual “Meet the Heels” event–which will take place Saturday between 4 and 6 p.m. The get-together is also free of charge. (

Mitch Trubisky named to Unitas Award watch list

The Unitas Award watch list list is headed by two players that have made several watch lists this summer — Clemson’s Deshaun Watson and Miami’s Brad Kaaya. But there are also some surprises, including North Carolina’s first-time starter Mitch Trubisky and Duke’s Thomas Sirk, who spent his offseason rehabbing from Achilles surgery. (Wilmington Star News)

The Top 10 running back groups in college football

10. North Carolina: The star is Elijah Hood, who ran for almost 1,500 yards last season on close to a seven-yard per carry average. The 220-pound Hood averaged 7.34 yards per carry on first downs. Senior T.J. Logan, who ran for over 1,000 yards in his first two seasons at UNC, adds to a potent 1-2 punch. (FOX Sports)

This time, Tar Heels face high expectations

UNC will begin its most anticipated football season in nearly two decades when the Tar Heels open preseason training camp today in Chapel Hill. Entering his fifth season with the Tar Heels, Coach Larry Fedora will be looking to build on an 11-3 campaign in 2015 that saw UNC play for the ACC championship. Here are five storylines to watch: (Greensboro News & Record)

Video: UNC Football Training Camp Move-In

North Carolina Football moves into the aloft hotel for the start of training camp on August 4, 2016. View Video...

UNC’s offense will again be key in 2016

Heading into the 2016 season, a lot of the focus has been around UNC’s defense. Last season, it was unspectacular, but solid enough for UNC’s offense to lead the way to the ACC Coastal title. A larger focus has been put on the defense for 2016 because the offense does have to replace Marquise Williams. (Tar Heel Blog)

Scott Stankavage Authors Life Lessons

If the amount of energy you have in a day worked like a tank of gas, Scott Stankavage wakes up with about a quarter a tank because of his leukemia. That means the former UNC quarterback (1980-83) has to make decisions on what’s important. No golf. No basketball. He retired from real estate. Instead, what he focuses on is spending the evening with his family. (Inside Carolina)

Tar Heels Ranked 20th in Preseason College Football Coaches Poll

The expectations just keep growing for the UNC football team in 2016. Following an opening-game loss to South Carolina last season, it took the Tar Heels reeling off wins in its next seven straight games to finally break into the top 25. Not this year. This UNC group finds itself ranked 20th in the first Coaches Poll of the season, released Thursday. (

Fedora simplifies expectations

UNC head coach Larry Fedora was asked about what his expectations for his offense will be in 2016. It will be hard to follow a very productive and explosive 2015, but with four of five returning offense line staters, two veteran running backs, and a stable of talented wide receivers expectations could be even higher. (Carolina Blue)

The ‘amazing’ and remarkable recovery of Nick Chubb: ‘I’m doing everything I used to do’

Nick Chubb got advice and encouragement from everywhere. It was nice. It was appreciated. But there were only a few who knew exactly what he was going through. Keith Marshall told him: No matter how old you get, no matter where you go, people are going to ask about the knee. Todd Gurley told him: Trust the knee, trust the doctors, and trust the process. Just trust. (Dawg Nation)

ACC's top 25 football players of 2016: Nos. 10-6

7. UNC running back Elijah Hood’s emergence as a sophomore in 2015 established the ground game as a strength for UNC. He bulldozed his way through virtually every ACC defense he faced, finishing with 1,463 yards and 17 touchdowns. His 6.68 yards-per-carry was sixth-best nationally, and no Power 5 back averaged more yards-per-carry on first down. (

UNC’s ‘Meet the Heels’ event set for Saturday

The UNC football team will hold its annual “Meet the Heels” fan event on Saturday from 4-6 p.m. at the Eddie Smith Field House. Coach Larry Fedora and his players will be available for autographs between 5-6 p.m. Members of the UNC men’s soccer team will also be signing autographs. In addition to autograph sessions, there will be merchandise sales and food trucks. (Wilmington Star News)

Former UNC safety Tre Boston's swag '1,000' at Panthers training camp

Tre Boston will face a new task heading into his third season in the NFL – starting at free safety for the reining NFC Champion Carolina Panthers. The former North Carolina Tar Heel appeared in all 19 games last season en route to Carolina’s appearance in Super Bowl 50. For his career, Boston has started in six of his 27 career NFL games. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Rams DE Robert Quinn eager to make comeback after back surgery

For more than half a year now, Robert Quinn has relied on the advice of Byron Cunningham. The Rams’ defensive end underwent back surgery last December, finally ending a season that had also been plagued by knee and hip pain. Since then, Quinn has deferred his rehab largely to Cunningham, the team’s physical therapist and assistant athletic trainer. (Los Angeles Daily News)

Ryan Switzer And The Art Of Returning A Punt

Confidence is never an issue with Ryan Switzer. He knows he’s a really good football player and isn’t shy about saying it, though he’s not exactly boastful. He wisely exudes the right balance there. Switzer recognizes the natural gifts he’s been blessed with and is quick to acknowledge that. He’s also happy to give credit where credit is due. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

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Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(11) Miami7-210-2
(22) Virginia Tech5-39-3
Georgia Tech4-45-6
North Carolina1-73-9

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