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Rams' Robert Quinn on road to recovery after back surgery

St. Louis Rams defensive end Robert Quinn has made a career of giving opposing quarterbacks a view of the ceiling. So the irony isn't lost on him that as he recovers from back surgery, Quinn's growing used to that same position. "I’m able to walk so I’m all right," Quinn said. "I guess I’ll just look at the stars and relax, myself...just kick my feet up." (ESPN.com)

William Fuller In 2016 Hall Of Fame Class

Former UNC defensive tackle William Fuller is one of 14 members of the 2016 College Football Hall of Fame class, which was announced Friday by the National Football Foundation. Fuller will become the seventh player or coach from UNC and second in the last three years, to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame at the induction ceremony in December. (GoHeels.com)

Larry Fedora To Participate In ESPN2 Film Room Broadcast

North Carolina's Larry Fedora is one of five head coaches that will appear on ESPN2's Film Room as part of the network's Megacast for the College Football Playoff National Championship on Monday, Jan. 11. Fedora will be joined at 8:30 p.m, by Florida's Jim McElwain, USF's Willie Taggart, Pitt's Pat Narduzzi and South Carolina's Will Muschamp. (GoHeels.com)

Julius Peppers now ranks among top 10 for career sacks

Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Julius Peppers is one of the most accomplished sack masters in the game today. He had 10.5 sacks in 2015, bringing his career total up to 136. Peppers is now tied with Carolina's Jared Allen for the most sacks since they became an official stat in 1982. (FOX Sports)

UNC, State welcome early football enrollees

The start of the New Year means the arrival of football recruits enrolling early to get a head start on their careers both academically and athletically. North Carolina has welcomed eight spring semester enrollees. Although prized quarterback prospect Chazz Surratt isn’t among them, StarNews All-Area Offensive Player of the Year Garrett Walston is. (Wilmington Star News)

UNC Football: Top five areas of improvement for 2016

With many returning starters and almost the entire coaching staff intact (except for offensive coordinator Seth Littrell), the future is bright for North Carolina football. In order for the program to become consistent winners and compete for championships every year, however, they need to build on the success of the 2015 and improve in these five areas: (Carolina Blue)

Everett Withers Named New Texas State Head Coach

Late Wednesday, after being publicly rebuffed by Doug Meacham, Major Applewhite, Houston Nutt and others, Texas State pulled a rabbit out of their hat as Everett Withers was named head football coach. Withers comes to San Marcos from James Madison, where he compiled a 19-7 record in two seasons, going to the NCAA FCS Playoffs both seasons. This past year, Withers led JMU to a 48-45 FCS-over-FBS victory at SMU. (Underdog Dynasty)

Former UNC OL Kyle Ralph wins Semper Fi Award

New Palestine head football coach and former UNC offensive lineman Kyle Ralph will be awarded the Semper Fi Coach Award by the United States Marine Corps and the Glazier Clinics. The award is presented to a football coach who has overcome significant obstacles in order to succeed, and models the USMC’s values of honor, courage and commitment. (New Palestine Athletics)

A Very Early College Football Top 25 for 2016

18. North Carolina: The momentum for coach Larry Fedora should continue in 2016, as UNC is the early favorite to win the Coastal once again. Mitch Trubisky will replace Marquise Williams at quarterback, and running back Elijah Hood is poised to build off a strong sophomore campaign (1,463 yards). The defense showed marked improvement and returns largely intact. (Athlon Sports)

Five with Fedora – 2015 Finale

What did this season mean to you personally? Larry Fedora: “I took last year really hard personally. It’s the first losing record I’ve ever had as a head coach. The final record is my responsibility and I felt like I let a lot of people down. It was my fault and I took it hard. What this season feels like to me now is a reward for a lot of hard work by a lot of great people in this program." (Sports Glutton)

Nick Weiler Named Semifinalist For Wooden Cup

North Carolina junior place-kicker Nick Weiler has been named a semifinalist for the 2016 Coach Wooden Citizenship Cup, which is presented annually to the student-athlete that best displays character, teamwork, and citizenship, the attributes Athletes for a Better World deems central to transforming individuals, sport, and society. (GoHeels.com)

Catching up with Connor Barth in Charlotte after regular season finale

Wilmington native and UNC alum Connor Barth wrapped up another NFL season Sunday in Charlotte in front of thousands of Carolina Panther fans and 55 of his family members and friends. Barth scored the first points of the game with a field goal, but the Panthers responded with a resounding 38-10 win over Tampa Bay. In a way it was a short year for Barth. (WWAY)

Top five moments of UNC's 2015 football season

In head coach Larry Fedora's fourth season, North Carolina went 11-3, won the ACC Coastal Division, and played for the conference championship. Records were broken, goals were reached, and dreams were realized. Optimism surrounding UNC football is at an all-time high. Here are CarolinaBlue's top five moments from the 2015 Tar Heel football season: (Carolina Blue)

Julius Peppers joins elite company with latest sack

In the second quarter of Sunday's game, Green Bay Packers linebacker Julius Peppers sacked Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, marking 10.5 sacks on the season. The latest sack marked Peppers' ninth season with ten-plus sacks, tied for fourth-most in NFL history with former Vikings defensive lineman John Randle. (247 Sports)

Lions TE Eric Ebron plans to auction off Christmas-themed cleats for charity

Detroit Lions tight end Eric Ebron was fined for wearing Christmas-themed cleats on Monday Night Football in New Orleans. Now he’s planning on auctioning off the custom-designed shoes for charity. Ebron tweeted Tuesday that he would be auctioning them off after the season concludes Sunday against the Chicago Bears, something he confirmed to ESPN.com on Wednesday. (ESPN.com)

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Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 38
Baylor: 49
Tue, Dec 29 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Georgia
Sat, Sep 3 TBD

UNC @ Illinois
Sat, Sep 10 TBD

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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(15) North Carolina8-111-3
Pittsburgh6-28-4
Miami5-38-5
Duke4-48-5
Virginia Tech4-47-6
Virginia3-54-8
Georgia Tech1-73-9

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(2) Clemson9-014-1
(14) Florida State6-210-3
Louisville5-38-5
NC State3-57-6
Syracuse2-64-8
Wake Forest1-73-9
Boston College0-83-9


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