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Julius Peppers committing to 16th NFL season

Forget retirement. Julius Peppers plans to play in 2017. Peppers, fifth in the NFL in career sacks, has at least one more year in him, his agent, Carl Carey, told ESPN. "Julius, after taking some time to reflect during the offseason, has decided that he still has the desire and enthusiasm for the game, and his intention is to play a 16th NFL season," Carey told ESPN. (

Draft Profile: WR Ryan Switzer

Ryan Switzer has the toughness and sure hands to give any offense a boost in the slot. He has the speed to release quickly off the line. Switzer always plays at full speed even past the point of exhaustion. He runs crisp routes and drives hard back to the ball on routes. Switzer can also explode as a punt returner. He is a highlight reel waiting to happen in the return game. (Carolina Blue)

ACC 2017 Spring Football Preview and Power Rankings

Coastal No. 5: North Carolina - Both sides of the ball feature question marks, but the Tar Heels suffered extensive personnel losses on offense. Sophomore Nathan Elliott and redshirt freshmen Chazz Surratt and Logan Byrd are competing for the starting quarterback job, while sophomore Jordon Brown is the favorite to handle the workload in the backfield. (Athlon Sports)

Jordan Brand expands partnership with UNC football

Jordan Brand and UNC have agreed to expand their partnership to make UNC the second collegiate football program to represent the Jumpman on the gridiron. Now a new chapter in this celebrated partnership begins, as Jordan joined UNC football coach Larry Fedora at halftime of the UNC-Duke basketball game to announce plans to bring the Jumpman to Kenan Stadium. (Carolina Blue)

Mitch Trubisky explains why he now wants to go by 'Mitchell'

Mitch Trubisky, one of the top quarterback prospects in this year’s draft, revealed that he’d like to be called “Mitchell,” not “Mitch.” The Internet responded with a collection of jokes and possible explanations as to why Trubisky wanted to change his name all of a sudden. On Saturday, Trubisky put an end to the speculation. He requested the name change for his mom. (CBS Sports)

Detroit Lions want more consistency from TE Eric Ebron in 2017

Eric Ebron has steadily increased his production in his first three NFL seasons, going from 25 to 47 to 61 catches. But as the Detroit Lions map out their future plans at tight end, general manager Bob Quinn was noncommittal about Ebron's long-term prospects in Detroit. Quinn said the Lions have not yet decided whether to pick up the fifth-year option on Ebron's contract. (Detroit Free Press)

Bengals' Giovani Bernard recovering well from torn ACL

Cincinnati Bengals running back Giovani Bernard's rehab has been progressing well, according to coach Marvin Lewis. Bernard tore his left ACL in late November, which ended his season early. This is the second torn ACL for Bernard, who tore his right ACL as a freshman in college. Lewis has not provided a timetable for Bernard's potential return. (

Jordan Brand Expands Partnership To UNC Football

Jordan Brand and UNC have agreed to expand their partnership to make UNC the second collegiate football program to represent the Jumpman on the gridiron. The Tar Heels’ storied basketball history spans generations and includes numerous memorable moments like Michael Jordan hitting the game-winning shot for UNC in the 1982 National Championship game. (

Video: Michael Jordan announces UNC football team will wear Jumpman

Michael Jordan returns to North Carolina for their game against Duke and announces that the UNC Football team will wear Jordan Brand this upcoming season. View Video...

Mitch Trubisky Living Childhood Dream, Preparing For NFL Career Wherever It Takes Him

Many in northeast Ohio would love to see the Browns draft hometown guy Mitch Trubisky, who starred at Mentor High School, but Trubisky is prepared to play wherever he has to when the commissioner calls his name. “I’m going to be excited wherever I go. I have a lot of pride of where I’m from, but I’m going to work as hard possible wherever I go." (CBS Cleveland)

Report: Denver Broncos 'real high on' UNC WR Ryan Switzer

Ryan Switzer, a wide receiver out of North Carolina, is drawing interest from the Denver Broncos. According to The Denver Post, the Broncos are "real high on" the UNC product, one of several prospects the team interviewed this week at the NFL Combine. Switzer, a projected mid-round selection, was scheduled to meet with Broncos officials on Friday. (Carolina Blue)

Paul Rizzo Leaves Distinguished Business Legacy

The roster of the noted “Justice Era” of the late-1940s got a little thinner last week with the passing of Paul Rizzo, a four-year Letterman from 1947-50 who later went on to significant accomplishments in business. Rizzo died Thursday Feb. 23 at the age of 89 after a period of declining health. (UNC Lettermen)

Tar Heel Super Fan

You know the hair: Dark, frizzed out like a 1970s rock star, and all over the place. He’s that guy. Josh Mayo is UNC’s super fan and he’s on TV almost as often as the Tar Heels. “I was born in Chapel Hill to a mother that didn't go to UNC and father that went to Duke,” Mayo said, sitting in his dorm room on Carolina’s campus, walls adorned everywhere with Tar Heelia. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Video: UNC's T.J. Logan runs fastest RB 40 time at NFL Combine

Former North Carolina running back T.J. Logan put on quite the performance at the NFL Combine on Friday. His 4.37 second 40 yard dash was the fastest time for a running back on the day. He followed it up with a 4.40. That number will certainly turn the heads of some NFL scouts and executives. Here are some reactions to Logan's performance at the combine: (247 Sports)

UNC’s Elijah Hood reveals reason behind not working out at combine

Former UNC running back Elijah Hood sat out Friday’s testing at the NFL scouting combine with a leg injury. Hood told the Observer he strained his hamstring training for the combine. Hood expects to be fully healed and to participate in UNC’s pro day March 21. Hood's Tar Heels teammate T.J. Logan ran the fastest 40 among the running backs at 4.37 seconds. (Charlotte Observer)

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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

UNC vs. Louisville
Sat, Sep 9 TBD

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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