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UNC Football: 17 new freshmen enroll
Members of UNC's 2016 football recruiting class will arrive in Chapel Hill on Tuesday. Seven players, including junior college transfer linebacker J.B. Copeland, enrolled in January. The remaining 17 signees will enroll and move in today. The class is headlined by quarterbacks Logan Byrd and Chazz Surratt and a plethora of defensive backs.
ACC offensive lines will have plenty of experience in 2016
The ACC’s offensive lines should be strong in 2016. Phil Steele posted his annual report on returning starts for offensive lines, and the ACC has plenty of experienced units by that metric. North Carolina returns the second most experience in FBS but loses its top blocker in guard Landon Turner. He had been the glue that brought the line together.
Tar Heels Honored With ACC Awards For Outstanding Service
Austin Proehl, Football - Proehl is an eager and enthusiastic volunteer and makes frequent trips to read with local elementary school students. Members of the football team visit UNC Hospitals before each home game, and he is always among the group. No matter the opportunity or audience, Proehl brings energy and a positive spirit to the task.
Quincy Monk to be Inducted into Jacksonville-Onslow Sports Commission Hall of Fame
Robert Monk said he hadn’t really thought about what it would have meant for his late son being named a local hall of famer, but he knows how he feels. On Thursday, Robert and his family will accept on Quincy Monk’s behalf his induction into the Jacksonville-Onslow Sports Commission Hall of Fame in a ceremony at the Jacksonville Courtyard Marriott.
UNC Football: Tar Heels claim spot in ESPN early top 25
Head coach Larry Fedora has opened up the first day of camps for the summer, meaning football is soon. As teams gear up for what should be another thrilling college football season, ESPN has updated its way too early rankings for the 2016-17 season.
Darian Durant ready to return
Darian Durant is itching to see the field Saturday against the Edmonton Eskimos at Commonwealth Stadium. It's been almost a full year since the Riders' quarterback has played in a CFL game, after going down with a season-ending injury on June 27,2015. Durant said he is looking forward to getting some playing time in the Riders' second exhibition game of 2016.
Athlon's ACC Football 2016 Pre-Season All-Conference Team
The ACC featured four teams – Clemson, Florida State, Louisville and North Carolina – in Athlon's projected top 25 for 2016, and those four teams are home to a good chunk of the league’s talent this fall. The Tigers lead the way with 14 overall selections on Athlon’s 2016 All-ACC team, while North Carolina and Louisville are tied for second with 12.
Extra Points: Freak Out
Someone picked up on the moniker used by the wide receivers position group, “Freaks.” Someone added, “Freak Show.” Someone else added, “Fedora’s Freak Show.” And thus a brand was born. Over the next several months, staff graphic designer Tony Tucker fashioned a “Fedora’s Freak Show” logo around an idea from a 1974 poster for a horror flick called Freakmaker.
Video: Fedora's Freakshow Trailer No. 5
UNC's summer football camps are in full swing, and Larry Fedora and his staff are preparing for another "Freakshow" camp featuring some of the region's top recruits. To get you ready, the UNC Football Video Office has released their fifth highlight trailer of the summer.
Audio: Marquise Williams - "UNC will beat Clemson in ACC title game"
Former North Carolina quarterback Marquise Williams is embarking on a pro career that most recently has led him to Green Bay. The Packers signal-caller joined the David Glenn Show this week to discuss his new and improved physique, how he thinks the Tar Heels will fare without him this season, learning from an NFL MVP in Aaron Rodgers and much more.
Video: Saturday in Chapel Hill
Football season is around the corner. Get ready for Saturdays in Chapel Hill with this new highlight reel from the creative team at the UNC Football Video Office.
UNC opener an ‘easier sell’ for UGA in summer months ahead
They’ll be back to Athens in June and turn their attention to summer workouts and gearing up for the season opener against North Carolina Sept. 3 in the Georgia Dome. It’s the kind of big-name opponent to open the season that coach Kirby Smart has said he prefers to line up. “Obviously, coming into the Dome, playing North Carolina, it’s such a great opponent,” he said.
Chase Rice starts country career at the top
Chase Rice pretty much skimmed through the country music playbook, skipping over the chapters that said to be successful in country music you had to climb the ladder. “We’ve had a strange, strange career path because I’ve built my career as a headliner, which is not that typical,” he said in early May during a phone call from his 70-acre Nashville ranch.
Chansky’s Notebook: Forever’s Voice
Like other legends we know, Woody’s voice will always be with us. The way Woody Durham and his family handled his recent diagnosis is like he called UNC games in the heyday of his 40-year career as Voice of the Tar Heels. Perfectly. Friends and those who heard Woody speak in recent years knew something was amiss, and while he was trying to find out exactly what, his family made the decision that he would no longer be in the public eye.
How former UNC football player Matt Merletti became reunited with his long lost jersey
Eventually Matt Merletti will frame it and hang it up. Once he and his wife move into a new house, that's what he plans on doing with his old North Carolina football jersey, the navy one that he just found after hoping, for years, that he'd be reunited with it.