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Video: Michael Carter ready to make a name for himself

After enrolling early at North Carolina in January, Tar Heel freshman running back Michael Carter is ready to make a name for himself. Read More...

ACC football preview: 20 things to know

Larry Fedora can be trusted to put together impressive offenses. But can he get the most out of Brandon Harris...or whomever replaces Mitch Trubisky? Harris struggled to live up to his recruiting reputation at LSU, but now he transfers into to a spread-oriented offense that will likely utilize his legs more. That is, if he beats out Nathan Elliott, Chazz Surratt and Logan Byrd. (Sports On Earth)

Astros' Colin Moran still weeks away from playing

Colin Moran remains a few weeks away from beginning a rehab assignment. Moran has been around the Astros' clubhouse in recent days with the swelling on his face subsiding and his vision improving, but the third baseman has yet to resume baseball activities. Until that happens, the Astros likely won't be able to flesh out a definitive timetable for his return. (CBS Sports)

Inside UNC's Position Battles: Defensive Backs

UNC returns its best corner (M.J. Stewart), and its best safety (Donnie Miles) from the 2016 season. Sophomore Myles Dorn is expected to take over the open safety spot. Dorn saw time at safety in all 13 games last season. Beyond Stewart, junior Corey Bell Jr. and sophomore Patrice Rene are the two names who have seen the most time at cornerback. (Inside Carolina)

Mitch Trubisky says he’d take LeBron James over Michael Jordan

Chicago Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky turned some heads when he answered the question of who he would take, LeBron James or Michael Jordan. His response? LeBron. Now lets not beat Trubisky up too much. Being from Ohio and only 10 years old when Michael Jordan retired, for the last time, Trubisky grew up watching LeBron and the Cavaliers. (Keeping It Heel)

Tom Sheldon Settled In, Expanding Punt Options

UNC punter Tom Sheldon spent his offseason working on what he described as “torpedo” kicks, otherwise known as traditional American punts. The rugby-style kicks are a safer option due to being easier to control distance. It also helps that rollouts offer more margin of error with a 2.1-second operation time compared to the conventional style’s 2.0-second goal. (Inside Carolina)

Cayson Collins Primed For Best Season Yet

UNC senior linebacker Cayson Collins can’t believe his final go-around has arrived. It seems like just the other day he scooped up a fumble at Miami and ran into the end zone for a touchdown as a true freshman. Since, Collins has been on a roller coaster of sorts as a Tar Heel. As his final season approaches, Collins is ready to put forth his best performance. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

UNC Football Opening Scrimmage Observations

Through the first five practices of fall camp, only subtle observations could be made about this year's UNC football team. But that started changing Tuesday. The Tar Heels hosted their first scrimmage of camp on Tuesday morning, commencing the real evaluation period at nearly every position for Larry Fedora and his coaching staff. Here are a few notes: (GoHeels.com)

UNC Football early opponent preview: Duke Blue Devils

Duke is one of only two teams returning a starting quarterback in the Coastal Division this season. This should help the Blue Devils be more competitive and attempt to return to prominence in the Coastal Division and start a new bowl streak. However, Duke plays 11 teams who had winning records last season as well as 10 teams that made bowl games. (Keeping It Heel)

Bug Howard Continues to Improve at Colts Training Camp

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Bug Howard continues to improve day by day in training camp. He’s been a player that has caught the eye of many people in the Colts organization. Howard has been impressive in training camp and he’s pushing for a roster spot. If he can continue his solid play into the preseason, the Colts will have no choice but to keep him. (Indiana Sports Coverage)

Des Lawrence Waived by Detroit Lions

Former UNC defensive back Des Lawrence was waived/injured by the Lions on Tuesday, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports. Lawrence was dependable against passes in college, but he lacked the ability to stop the run. This contributed to him going undrafted in 2017. If he clears waivers, he'll end up on injured reserve. (CBS Sports)

Julius Peppers role will be very important for Panthers this season

Julius Peppers is about to enter his 16th season in the NFL and turned 37 years old in January. Yet, teams are starting to rely on veterans not only as producers but as mentors for younger players. The Panthers didn’t bring Peppers back to just be a high-priced coach. They believe he still has ability. Peppers has had at least seven sacks in every season but one. (FanRag Sports)

Pittsburgh Steelers Sign Lucas Crowley

The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed center Lucas Crowley. Crowley originally signed with the Arizona Cardinals on May 5 as an undrafted free agent out of North Carolina. The Cardinals released him July 22. Crowley started 41 games, including every game of the past two seasons. He was a two-time Rimington Award nominee as the best center in the country. (NBC Sports)

Cowboys WR Ryan Switzer lived Jerry's Hall of Fame bash vicariously through teammates' social media

Cowboys rookie wide receiver Ryan Switzer missed out on the team's opening preseason game last week, not to mention team owner Jerry Jones' mega bash to celebrate his induction into the Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. Switzer, who injured his hamstring early in training camp, had to stay behind in Southern California with other injured players. (Dallas Morning News)

Cayson Collins Confident in UNC Defense

UNC senior linebacker Cayson Collins didn't mince words when speaking to the media on Monday afternoon. "We really feel like this could be one of the best defensive years that Carolina football has seen in a really long time," the 6-1, 230-pound Charlotte native said. It was a bold statement considering that UNC has leaned on its offense in recent years. (Inside Carolina)

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Last Game:
North Carolina: 23
Stanford: 25
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Presbyterian College0
at Wake Forest0
Thursday 6:30 PM

Central Connecticut0
at Syracuse0
Friday 7:00 PM

Boston College0
at Northern Illinois0
Friday 9:30 PM

Kent State0
at #5 Clemson0
Saturday 12:00 PM

California0
at North Carolina0
Saturday 12:20 PM

Bethune-Cookman0
at #18 Miami0
Saturday 12:30 PM

Youngstown State0
at Pittsburgh0
Saturday 1:00 PM

NC State0
at South Carolina0
Saturday 3:00 PM

William & Mary0
at Virginia0
Saturday 3:30 PM

North Carolina Central0
at Duke0
Saturday 6:00 PM

#17 Louisville0
at Purdue0
Saturday 7:30 PM

#3 Florida State0
at #1 Alabama0
Saturday 8:00 PM

#20 West Virginia0
at #22 Virginia Tech0
Sunday 7:30 PM

#24 Tennessee0
at Georgia Tech0
Monday 8:00 PM

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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(18) Miami0-00-0
(22) Virginia Tech0-00-0
Georgia Tech0-00-0
Pittsburgh0-00-0
North Carolina0-00-0
Virginia0-00-0
Duke0-00-0

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(3) Florida State0-00-0
(5) Clemson0-00-0
(17) Louisville0-00-0
Syracuse0-00-0
Wake Forest0-00-0
Boston College0-00-0
NC State0-00-0


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