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UNC football team’s winning ways benefit students, Chapel Hill

According to an economic impact study conducted by the UNC Sports Administration Graduate Program, the Tar Heels’ 2013 home game against Miami had a total economic impact of approximately $5.06 million. Don Pinney, owner of Sutton’s Drug Store, said home football games have helped keep several Franklin Street businesses, including his own, from going under in the past. (Daily Tar Heel)

M.J. Stewart returns to UNC football, leads secondary

In his first game back from suspension, UNC cornerback M.J. Stewart compiled six tackles, one sack and three pass breakups while matched up against arguably the best receiver in the country in Pittsburgh’s Tyler Boyd for most of the night. It was the performance Stewart and the Tar Heels needed, and if you ask his coaches, it was the one he has continued to build toward. (Daily Tar Heel)

Recruiting Storylines: UNC vs Duke

When the two Tobacco Road rivals meet at high noon on Saturday, any player who had a commitable North Carolina offer will be sporting Carolina Blue. The opposite sideline, on the other hand, will include several who sought Tar Heel offers that never came. (Inside Carolina)

Jeremy Cash Expected to Make Huge Impact on UNC-Duke Matchup

When UNC quarterback Marquise Williams gets the ball on Saturday when the Tar Heels battle Duke, he’ll be facing a defense ranked ninth in the country. As good as they are as a group, there’s one Blue Devil that Williams will have to keep his eye on to have a shot at pulling out the win. All week long, Tar Heel players and coaches have had to take questions about Duke senior safety Jeremy Cash. (

Six Storylines Heading Into UNC-Duke

The Tar Heels have not played a lot of meaningful football in the month of November in the past few years. Saturday's showdown brings up one of, if not, the biggest game of Larry Fedora's tenure. How will Carolina perform in a pivotal game so late in the year? It will be interesting to see if UNC can pull out a victory despite the immense pressure on them to keep their seven-game win streak alive. (Carolina Blue)

Turner's Take: Duke Week

The two-minute drill to close Wednesday’s UNC football practice was an intense one. There was barking back and forth between the Tar Heel offense and defense. There were coaches on either sideline calling in plays. There was wide receiver Mack Hollins, interspersing every play by shouting “Duke week!” over and over again, reminding his teammates what awaits on Saturday. (

Man of steel: Sturdy Julius Peppers still chasing QBs, Super Bowl ring

In 14 NFL seasons – and counting – Julius Peppers has never had an injury that required surgery. In a business where knee scopes have become as routine as an annual flu shot, Peppers is the anomaly. “I joke with him sometimes that he’s a man of steel, and he can’t be injured,” Carey said. “He assures me that it’s really his experience that helps him avoid injury.” (

Gene Chizik is only concerned with the future of the North Carolina defense

Ten years had passed between defensive coordinator jobs. Admittedly, Gene Chizik needed to relearn the game for one pretty big reason: Offenses today look nothing like offenses did in 2006. So when he arrived at North Carolina in January, he got to work, putting in 18-hour days studying, learning and improving. When coaches left the office in time to have dinner with their families, Chizik stayed past 11 p.m. (

Nick Weiler Named To Groza Top 20 List

The Palm Beach County Sports Commission has released the 20 semifinalists for the 2015 Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award, and UNC junior Nick Weiler is among those honored. These twenty kickers have all excelled throughout the season in earning their places as semifinalists. Weiler has excelled in his first full season as the starting place-kicker for UNC. (

Art’s Angle: Heaven Awaits

Duke will be madder than hell while knocking on Blue Heaven’s door at high noon Saturday, another strange starting time for one of the biggest games of the season that deservedly belongs in the 3:30 or later TV slots. The annual Battle for the Bell (reclaimed with a sloppy and expensive paint job last year) will be nationally televised on ESPN2. (

UNC-Duke Preview: Devils Moving Forward

The Blue Devils enter the battle for the Victory Bell still seething from last weekend’s controversial loss to Miami. This is a Duke team that will be playing for its season, with more than enough motivation on its side. The Victory Bell, control of its destiny in the Coastal, and revenge for last year’s Thursday night 45-20 beatdown by UNC will all serve to fire up the Blue Devils. (Inside Carolina)

Chizik has Tar Heels believing on defense

Gene Chizik, who won his first national championship when he was a defensive coordinator at Texas in 2005, employed his 4-3 defense at Chapel Hill, but more importantly instilled confidence in his players. “He’s great with strategy, but it’s more about the mindset he brings to the defensive unit on a daily basis,” North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora said. (FOX Sports)

Looking Back On Pitt

The Tar Heels proved that they are a forced to be reckoned with in the ACC en route to their 26-19 victory over the nationally-ranked Pittsburgh Panthers. Their fourth consecutive conference win and seventh straight on the season was not picture-perfect, but it demonstrated the team’s tight cohesiveness and perseverance through adversity. (

Gridlock beyond the gridiron: what faculty and students don't know about parking at UNC

Thousands will show up for the football game this Saturday. But how many faculty and students will not show up to research, work or even study because they don’t know they can access campus parking?The Facebook page for biology professor Mark Peifer’s research lab lit up last week when his post showed a bike rack in front of the Genome Sciences Building, closed for a Rams Club reception. (Daily Tar Heel)

Fedora, Chizik talk Duke Rivalry and Preparation

Stakes are high as Carolina and Duke are jockeying for position atop the ACC Coastal Division. Larry Fedora and Gene Chizik spoke to the media in preparation for the rivalry game on Saturday. (Carolina Blue)

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Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 23
Stanford: 25
Fri, Dec 30 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Cal
Sat, Sep 2 TBD Tickets

UNC vs. Louisville
Sat, Sep 9 TBD Tickets

UNC @ Old Dominion
Sat, Sep 16 TBD

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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(16) Virginia Tech6-310-4
North Carolina5-38-5
(20) Miami5-39-4
Georgia Tech4-49-4

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(1) Clemson8-114-1
(21) Louisville7-19-4
(8) Florida State5-310-3
NC State3-57-6
Wake Forest3-57-6
Boston College2-67-6

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