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Extra Points: Bunting, Ten Years Later

It’s been 45 years since John Bunting co-captained Carolina’s 1971 ACC championship team. It’s been 15 since he coached his Tar Heel squad to one of the school’s most memorable wins ever—that 41-9 shellacking of Florida State in the home opener in 2001. And this fall it will be one decade since his tenure as Carolina’s head coach came to an end.

Why the Green Bay Packers will win Super Bowl 51: Julius Peppers

But with some luck, good coaching and the development of young players, this team could make a statement. And one of the most important cogs in the wheel of success in 2015 for the Green Bay Packers will be the defense led by Julius Peppers. Could there be a better linebacker in the entire league?

Mitch Trubisky ready to take over as UNC QB

Considering the way North Carolina ran through the ACC Coastal Division last year with Marquise Williams at quarterback, it’s easy to forget that early on in the season many Tar Heels fans were calling for Mitch Trubisky to start. This year they’ll find out if the junior can live up to the standards Williams set as Trubisky was officially named UNC's starter this week.

UNC Football: Tar Heels participate in ‘Running Man Challenge’

The “Running Man Challenge” is taking over the nation as several teams and athletes are participating in the craze....Now the football team is getting in the fun. Wide receiver Taylor Vippolis posted a video of some football players doing the dance in the locker room, saying its “our turn."

Video: 2016 NFL Draft Prospects - Quinshad Davis, WR, North Carolina

Watch college highlights from NFL draft prospect Quinshad Davis, a wide receiver from North Carolina.

Video: Former UNC Receiver Taylor Vippolis Throws Out First Pitch w/ Zac Gallen

Former North Carolina wide receiver Taylor Vippolis throws out the first pitch at a Tar Heels baseball game after receiving help from the Diamond Heels Ace Pitcher, Zac Gallen

North Carolina Athletics Tar Heel Yard Sale

The UNC Athletic Department will hold a surplus equipment Yard Sale on Saturday, May 14, from 7 a.m.-noon at the Eddie Smith Field House. More than 12,000 items will be on sale, including more than 500 football jerseys in Carolina Blue, white, black and navy, and at least 100 pairs of Jordan Brand basketball shoes. Women’s basketball game uniforms and Louisville Slugger baseball bats are also included.

Mitch Trubisky Named UNC's Starting Quarterback

UNC coach Larry Fedora has officially named Mitch Trubisky the starting quarterback for the Tar Heels season opener vs Georgia in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game on Sept 3. A junior from Mentor, Ohio, Trubisky won the battle this spring to replace record-setting signal caller Marquise Williams who graduated in December. "He worked extremely hard and earned it," said Fedora.

Starting role sits at linebacker for Zach Brown

Linebacker Zach Brown was one signing that has the potential to start in the front seven in Rex Ryan’s defense. The Buffalo Bills lost two linebackers this offseason to free agency. They also released Tony Steward leaving Brown with a big role to fill at inside linebacker and high expectations for a second wave free agent signing.

NFL player-turned-farmer Jason Brown challenges ACC's brightest to change world

As a senior at UNC, Jason Brown was among 32 athletes honored for academic excellence at the 14th ACC Postgraduate Scholarship awards luncheon. That was 2005. Brown returned for the 25th annual event last Wednesday, this time as the keynote speaker. He was a football player then, bound for the NFL. He is a self-taught farmer now, bound for greater glory.

UNC's early enrollees impress Fedora

The buzz around spring football practice always surrounds the new guys. Sure there is competition at a few positions, but with a veteran team returning many of the spots are decided no matter how much Coach Larry Fedora insists there is a battle going on.

Fedora Talks Heels In Spring Teleconference

UNC football coach Larry Fedora participated in the annual ACC football coaches spring teleconference Wednesday afternoon. Here is what the fifth-year Tar Heels coach had to say.

Larry Fedora discusses offensive line battles

Senior John Ferranto started at right guard in North Carolina's Spring Game on Saturday. The versatile offensive lineman has started both as a tackle and a guard during his UNC career. Based on CarolinaBlue's sources, Ferranto will be competing for the open right guard spot with Brad Henson and Will Dancy as the Tar Heels enter preseason camp.

Eric Ebron presents gift to military family from Operation Homefront

Detroit Lions tight end Eric Ebron got out of the conditioning room Tuesday to participate in a surprise presentation for a Michigan military family. Ebron had the honor of presenting a gift of free groceries for one year from Eckrich for Jeffrey and Kristine James. Eckrich partnered with Operation Homefront to thank, honor and support military families.

Larry Fedora: New Coaches Make ACC Coastal 'A Lot Stronger'

North Carolina had its run of the ACC Coastal Division last season, finishing 6-0 in division play and earning way to a spot in the conference championship game against Clemson. Head coach Larry Fedora says that trek will be more difficult this season. “I don't think there is any doubt about it,” Fedora said during Wednesday's ACC coaches teleconference.

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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 5:30 ET ESPN

UNC @ Illinois
Sat, Sep 10 7:30 ET BTN

UNC vs. James Madison
Sat, Sep 17 3:30 ET RSN

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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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