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Forecasting a Clemson-UNC rematch in ACC football title game
Since the ACC went to divisions in 2005, reporters attending the ACC’s media days — we meet Thursday and Friday in Charlotte, N.C. — have picked Clemson or Florida State to win the Atlantic. That’s unlikely to change this season. Conversely, the Coastal remains baffling, relegating media to wandering aimlessly for a clue, as if playing Pokemon Go.
Four focal points leading into the ACC’s Football Kickoff event this week in Charlotte
How much will UNC miss Marquise Williams’ legs? The Tar Heels’ pocket passing game should be just as productive now that Mitch Trubisky moves up to replace the departed Williams at quarterback. But an undeniable offensive variable has to be all that Williams created with his quickness, intuition and uncanny ability to turn scrambles into explosion plays.
UNC Top 25 Wins of 2015-16: No. 3
No. 3: No. 12 Carolina 30, Virginia Tech 27 (OT) - Football, Nov. 21, 2015: It was fitting that the Hokies stood in the way of Carolina's first trip to the ACC Championship Game when the Tar Heels visited Blacksburg on November 21. UNC had dismantled Miami 59-21 one week earlier, while VT was coming off back-to-back road wins at Boston College and Georgia Tech.
UNC Athletics Ends Sale of Star Jersey Numbers
In a response to player likeness concerns, UNC will no longer sell official uniforms with jersey numbers that match current standout players. Football isn’t the only sport at UNC affected by the change in philosophy. The basketball team plans to offer the No. 1 and possibly a retired number -- like Tyler Hansbrough’s No. 50 -- changed on a season-by-season basis.
Darian Durant injured again in Riders' third straight loss
And here we go again. Another sighting of Darian Durant on crutches already has fans on the post game phone-in shows calling the season a write-off. And we're only three games in. The Riders' franchise player, coming off consecutive season-ending injuries, went down again in the 2nd quarter.
College Football's Top 25 Breakout Quarterbacks for 2016
3. Mitch Trubisky, UNC: Trubisky inherits a loaded group of skill players and four returning starters on one of the ACC’s top offensive lines. Trubisky played in nine games last fall and completed 40 of 47 throws for 555 yards and six scores. He also rushed for 101 yards and three touchdowns. All signs point to Trubisky thriving in his first season as the No. 1 quarterback.
Bruce Carter looking prove himself with NY Jets
Bruce Carter has spent part of his offseason in Dallas training. The Havelock native has especially been working on his explosion and strength. Carter, a 6-foot-2 linebacker, is approaching training camp with his new team and with a large chip on his shoulder. This offseason, Carter signed a one-year, $3 million contract with the New York Jets – his third NFL team in six seasons.
Today’s U CFB Preseason Top 25: No. 22 North Carolina
If Mitch Trubisky is up to the task and UNC’s defense holds its ground, the Tar Heels have the makings of a special season. But UNC’s gains could be mitigated by a brutal schedule. There’s a “neutral-site’’ opener against Georgia (at Atlanta’s Georgia Dome), along with ACC road games at Florida State and Miami. Winning the Coastal again seems like the minimum bar.
Tar Heels Team Up For Day Of Service
More than 100 UNC student-athletes and athletic department staff members spent Saturday morning volunteering for Habitat for Humanity, serving the community while also building community among Tar Heel teams. The group, which included students and/or coaches from 12 different UNC squads, teamed up to apply manpower to a variety of tasks.
Ryan Switzer's work ethic, drive draws in NFL 'brother' Irvin
Ryan Switzer and Bruce Irvin are polar opposites -- different looks, different body types, raised in different backgrounds. But the bonds that tie together the UNC wide receiver and NFL linebacker are more than meet the eye. "He's like my brother," Oakland Raider Irvin said of the Tar Heel senior. "Not only figuratively speaking, but literally he's actually a bigger brother," Switzer said.
Tar Heels give back with muddy, rewarding work day for Habitat for Humanity
Driving toward Tinnin Woods, a Habitat for Humanity neighborhood, the first encounter was with a white pick-up truck over-stacked with what looked like junk. And just about the time you’re thinking “What is this guy doing?” you realize the driver of that truck is Larry Fedora. On Saturday morning, that was the role for the North Carolina football coach.
NFL player, Havelock native Bruce Carter hosts free camp for youth
More than 100 kids ran around the fields at Havelock’s Recreation Field Saturday. They learned the fundamentals of football, received instructions and interacted with professional football players. Bruce Carter, a Havelock native, was once one of those kids eager to absorb lessons that would help develop him into where he is now.
Camp helps Lions' Eric Ebron 'show love to my hometown'
If today's camp was any indication, Eric Ebron hasn't forgotten where he came from. In fact, Greensboro means so much to the Smith High School graduate and Detroit Lions tight end that he hosted his first annual “Play 4 Keeps” camp at Jaycee Park.
With Ferranto out, who's next for UNC?
UNC's experienced and deep offensive line took a hit on Friday when UNC announced that senior guard John Ferranto would miss the entire 2016 season. Ferranto, a 6-6, 300-pound New Jersey native, tore his left pectoral muscle during team workouts on Monday and underwent surgery on Wednesday. What does this mean for UNC and the 2016 season?
Top takeaways from UNC’s depth chart release
With the season still a month and a half away, any list of players penciled in as projected starters can only be taken with a grain of salt. However, such lists can provide clarity on which players are claiming an edge in position battles, new faces who could emerge as key components and what areas stand as the strengths or weaknesses of the roster. For the Tar Heels, there are a few hints for what we can expect going into this season.