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Assessing Carolina's bowl possibilities

College Football Playoff UNC has to win out, beating a No. 1-ranked Clemson in the ACC championship game, and get help. Specifically, some combination of Oklahoma, Florida, Michigan State, Iowa and Notre Dame have to lose one or two games for the Tar Heels to rise high enough. (Greensboro News & Record)

UNC Slow to Rise in Playoff Rankings

The College Football Playoff committee once again undervalued North Carolina on Tuesday, according to several other polls and metrics. The Associated Press and USA Today Coaches Poll both have UNC (9-1) ranked No. 12. ESPN’s power index has the Tar Heels at No. 15. UNC’s weak schedule continues to act as a governor of sorts in its charge up the rankings. (Inside Carolina)

UNC receiver Damien Washington’s catch of a lifetime

UNC senior receiver Damien Washington is no stranger to hard work. In fact, he welcomes it. Saturday, on senior night after his team defeated Miami in its final home game of the season, Washington got his reward. In a whooping and shouting circle of his teammates, he kneeled and asked Chemaria Beatty, the woman of his dreams, to marry him. She said yes. (Daily Tar Heel)

North Carolina might not be rising fast enough to be playoff contender

Playoff selection committee chair Jeff Long said No. 17 UNC is "emerging," but the committee is not looking favorably at the Tar Heels. They sit behind several two-loss teams even as they play their best football of the season. UNC jumped six spots, but it might not be positioned high enough to earn a playoff bid if it wins the Coastal and upsets No. 1 Clemson in the ACC championship. (

Hark, the sound of disrespected Tar Heel voices

“It’s cool,” Marquise Williams said Monday of UNC breaking into the CFB Playoff Rankings at No. 23 in the second week of rankings and of the team rising into the AP Top 15 five days later. “But you can tell they still don’t respect you and that’s alright,” he continued. Per the quarterback, the lack of respect for a 9-1 season record comes from well…being North Carolina. (WRAL Sports Fan)

UNC Moves to #17 in the CFP Top 25

The latest College Football Playoffs Top 25 rankings are out and UNC has moved from 21st to 17th in the weekly poll. There is a growing disconnect with what the media pundits are saying about UNC and how far CFP Committee is willing to go in ranking them. Again, UNC has the bad loss to South Carolina but at this point I am not sure that is hurting them more than the schedule. (Tar Heel Blog)

Virginia Tech looks to control emotions vs No. 12 UNC

Frank Beamer's last home game. Senior Day. Emotions are running high as Virginia Tech gets ready to host North Carolina in the Hokies' final home game of the season. The contest will not only be Senior Day for 26 Hokies players, but will be the last time Beamer runs out onto the field for a home game as the coach at his alma mater. The No. 12 Tar Heels (9-1, 6-0) have their own agenda. (Associated Press)

Linebacker Jeff Schoettmer’s long return brings fun for Tar Heels

Jeff Schoettmer’s winding, tackle-dodging interception return deep into Miami territory has gotten quite a bit of mileage the past few of days — perhaps beyond the 60 yards he was credited with returning the pick-off. It was one of many memorable plays for now-No. 12 North Carolina’s seniors in their home finale Saturday in Atlantic Coast Conference football. (Burlington Times-News)

Virginia Tech enhancing security for Saturday's football game

In the wake of Friday's terrorist attacks in Paris, Virginia Tech plans to increase security at Lane Stadium for Saturday’s football game against North Carolina, a school spokesperson said Tuesday. “The safety of our community is always at the forefront of our consideration,” said Tracy Vosburgh, Virginia Tech’s senior associate vice president for university relations. (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Heels look to spoil Hokies' coach Frank Beamer's home finale

In order to clinch the Atlantic Coast Conference Coastal Division title Saturday, the North Carolina Tar Heels may have to spoil the home finale for one of college football's best coaches. The No. 12-ranked Tar Heels (9-1 overall, 6-0 ACC) can seal a berth in the league championship game by winning at Virginia Tech (5-5, 3-3), or with a loss to the Hokies in combination with Pittsburgh falling against Louisville. (Fayetteville Observer)

Giants re-sign WR Hakeem Nicks

Former New York Giants first-round pick Hakeem Nicks is re-signing with the team to take the roster spot vacated by wide receiver Victor Cruz, sources confirmed to ESPN on Tuesday. As Cruz goes on injured reserve with a calf injury, the Giants are bringing back his old friend and mentor. (

ACC Notebook: Scoring’s as easy as 1-2-3 for UNC

The red-hot Tar Heels offensive onslaught continued as North Carolina blew past Miami, 59-21. The win was the ninth straight for No. 23 UNC (9-1, 6-0), whose 125 points in the last two games are the most in school history. North Carolina now needs to win one of its remaining two games to clinch the Coastal Division title. (FOX Sports)

Hokies Know UNC Will Be a Tough Matchup

Virginia Tech is in for a big challenge on Saturday when #12 North Carolina comes to town for Frank Beamer’s final home game. The Tar Heels are 9-1, and they haven’t lost since the opening Thursday night game of the season when they handed South Carolina a win thanks to two interceptions in the endzone. (Tech Sideline)

Virginia Tech gears up for distractions with No. 12 UNC on tap for Beamer's last home game

Yes, it's once again the last game of the season in Lane Stadium, but it's also the end of coach Frank Beamer's 29-season run in the stadium. Tech's players are unveiling primarily black uniforms with orange numbers and a special black helmet adorned on the right side with the No. 25, which was Frank's number during his playing days in the 1960's at Tech. (The Daily Press)

Texans backup quarterback T.J. Yates vanquishes undefeated Bengals

T.J. Yates left the field pointing at the smattering of Houston Texans fans and pumping his fists. He was one of the last players to leave the Paul Brown Stadium field, the site of his now two improbable wins over the Cincinnati Bengals. The Texans beat the previously undefeated Bengals 10-6 on Monday Night Football. Yates hadn't thrown an NFL pass since Sept. 18, 2014. (

UNC football seniors 'went out as winners’

Approaching his final game in Kenan Stadium, senior linebacker Shakeel Rashad had a mentality different from the 25 other seniors on North Carolina’s 9-1 football team. “It was kind of weird,” Rashad said. “I’m not good at the emotion thing all the time. I tried to make (redshirt senior guard) Landon (Turner) cry — it didn’t work." (Daily Tar Heel)

Despite Distractions, Virginia Tech focused on UNC

Two games could be the difference between success and failure. The only certainty left this season is that regardless of the results, change is coming. Frank Beamer will head into a very difficult matchup against #12 North Carolina when the legendary head coach runs through the tunnel in Lane Stadium one last time. (VT Scoop)

Video: Operation Coming Home Veteran Surprise - Brand New House!

During North Carolina's last home game of the season vs. Miami, Operation Coming Home surprised a deserving veteran and his family with keys to a Hero Home. (View Video...)

Larry Fedora on Winning the Coin Toss

No. 12 UNC has won the coin toss in eight of its 10 games in 2015, and each time Larry Fedora has elected to defer his choice to the second half. By deferring UNC’s option, the opposing team is allowed to choose whether it kicks or receives to open the game, and UNC is allowed to choose which end zone its defending. The latter point is critical in the decision-making process, according to Fedora. (Inside Carolina)

Video: Damien Washington Proposes to Girlfriend After Final Home Game

UNC senior Damien Washington proposed to his girlfriend, Chemaria Beatty, after his final home game in Kenan Stadium on Saturday. November 14th and she said yes! (View Video...)

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Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 30
Virginia Tech: 27
Sat, Nov 21 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ NC State
Sat, Nov 28 3:30 ET ABC Tickets

UNC vs. Clemson
Sat, Dec 5 7:45 ET ABC Tickets

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Miami (FL)0
at Pittsburgh0
FRI, NOV 27 12:00 PM ET
at South Carolina0
SAT, NOV 28 12:00 PM ET
Virginia Tech0
at Virginia0
SAT, NOV 28 12:00 PM ET
at Georgia Tech0
SAT, NOV 28 12:00 PM ET
at Kentucky0
SAT, NOV 28 12:00 PM ET
Boston College0
at Syracuse0
SAT, NOV 28 12:30 PM ET
at Wake Forest0
SAT, NOV 28 12:30 PM ET
North Carolina0
at NC State0
SAT, NOV 28 3:30 PM ET
Florida State0
at Florida0
SAT, NOV 28 7:30 PM ET
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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(11) North Carolina7-010-1
Virginia Tech3-45-6
Georgia Tech1-73-8

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(1) Clemson8-011-0
(14) Florida State6-29-2
NC State3-47-4
Wake Forest1-63-8
Boston College0-73-8

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