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ACC Kickoff 2017: Top Big Four Nonconference Matchups

Notre Dame at North Carolina | Oct. 7: This is supposed to be a rebuilding season for Carolina, but the first five games still offer hope for the Tar Heels to make it to this point at 4-1 (perhaps the lone loss is to Louisville). The road will get bumpier afterward, so the chance to bank five wins in the first half of the season could be key to Carolina making another bowl appearance. (Greensboro News & Record)

Darian Durant: Roughriders' loss, Alouettes' gain

For Darian Durant, getting his daily errands done is a lot easier than it used to be. For more than a decade as the quarterback for the Saskatchewan Roughriders, he couldn't step out of his home without instantly becoming the centre of everyone's attention. From the grocery store to the shopping mall to buying gas, there was always a selfie to pose for or an autograph to sign. (CBC News)

Eric Ebron most consistently inconsistent TE in NFL?

There are a lot of things about Detroit Lions tight end Eric Ebron you can always ccount on: his size, his athleticism and his ability to start fights among Detroit Lions fans. Matt Waldman at also found Ebron’s one of the most consistent tight ends in the NFL when it comes to fantasy production. (USA Today)

Expect more blitzing, aggression from Papuchis and UNC defense

With a large group of returning contributors and a philosophy to stay the course, John Papuchis isn’t reinventing the wheel. So despite another change in defensive coordinators in Chapel Hill, not as much as changing with Papuchis as some might think. However, with lots of veterans at linebacker and in the secondary, the Tar Heels will be more aggressive. (ACC Sports Journal)

Five Questions With Coach Heckendorf

What is it like for you as the QB coach to enter this season with the starting job up in the air as opposed to seasons where you knew who the starter was before camp? UNC QB Coach Keith Heckendorf: "There's always a little uneasiness when you don't know who the guy is yet. But there's also some excitement around the opportunity it creates for the guys competing for the job." (

Kinston football star Quinton Coples prepares for annual community weekend

Kinston native Quinton Coples is gearing up to host his Sixth Annual Community Weekend in Lenoir County. Coples Foundation Board member Nicholas Harvey, who used to coach Coples as a defensive end when he played locally, said he appreciates what his former player does in giving back to the community. (

North Carolina football prepares for a season of uncertainty

UNC's one-two punch of Elijah Hood and T.J. Logan is gone. Sophomore Jordon Brown scored on a short run in UNC’s Sun Bowl loss to Stanford and enters this season as the only running back who carried the ball last year for the Tar Heels. Stanton Truitt, a graduate transfer, is an intriguing option after two years at Auburn. The defense retains a few more key players than its counterpart. (Daily Tar Heel)

Brian Urlacher hopes Mitch Trubisky is the best QB of all time

Brian Urlacher had plenty to say recently in an interview on CBS Sports Radio and did not hold back on what he hopes Mitchell Trubisky can be for the Chicago Bears. “I hope this kid is unbelievable,” Urlacher said. “I hope Mitch Trubisky is the best quarterback of all time. He looks like a stud. He’s 6-2, 6-3, put together, good-looking kid, he seems really nice. (Bears 247)

Ladies UNC Football Clinic Set For July 25

The 2017 Carolina Ladies Football Clinic is set for Tuesday, July 25, in the Blue Zone Concourse Club at Kenan Stadium. The Program will start at 7 p.m. and include Chalk Talks by the offensive and defensive coordinators, a strength and conditioning demonstration, a players' panel, a question and answer session with coach Larry Fedora and his wife Christi and more. (

UNC offense, State defense early watch spots

1.North Carolina quarterback: The general assumption seems to be that graduate transfer Brandon Harris (6-3, 218) from LSU will step into the position vacated by Mitch Trubisky, but Larry Fedora certainly has not publicly endorsed such thinking. Harris does have the experience advantage, but it’s not by much as you might think. He played in four games last season. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Tar Heel Blog Podcast with Marquise Williams

On this week’s show, former North Carolina quarterback Marquise Williams talks about the start of the season with his new team, the Saskatchewan Roughriders. We will also look back on his playing career with the North Carolina Tar Heels and look ahead to next season’s UNC football team. (Tar Heel Blog)

Cowboys WR tandem of Ryan Switzer, Cole Beasley gets nickname...sort of

Ryan Switzer may have given the dynamic duo a nickname, whether intentionally or inadvertently. The rookie wideout referred to Cole Beasley and himself as the “sauce bros” in a social media post Wednesday. It was a reference to Beasley’s “saucy feet” touchdown dance. A formation featuring Beasley and Switzer could give opposing defenses nightmares in 2017. (All 22)

Chase Rice Plots New Tour

Three years on from topping the charts with his one-and-done LP for Columbia Nashville, Ignite the Night, Chase Rice is looking to get a fresh start in 2017. That's meant severing ties with his old label to join forces with Broken Bow Records and distancing himself from the bro-country image that was both his blessing and curse in the changing climate of country music. (Rolling Stone)

UNC reinstates suspended player Allen Artis after dismissal of charges

UNC has reinstated suspended football player Allen Artis after misdemeanor charges against him for sexual battery and assault on a female student were dismissed. Athletic director Bubba Cunningham announced the decision in a statement Thursday. Artis was indefinitely suspended from the team last fall following his arrest tied to a February 2016 encounter. (Associated Press)

Record 385 Tar Heels Named To ACC Academic Honor Roll

A record 385 North Carolina student-athletes have been named to the 2016-17 Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Honor Roll, announced Thursday by the league. It's the second year in a row and the fourth time in the past five years that UNC has established a new high and the fifth year in a row that more than 300 Tar Heel student-athletes have been honored. (

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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
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UNC vs. Louisville
Sat, Sep 9 12:00 ET Tickets

UNC @ Old Dominion
Sat, Sep 16 3:30 ET

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ACC Football Scoreboard
Presbyterian College0
at Wake Forest0
Thursday 6:30 PM

Central Connecticut0
at Syracuse0
Friday 7:00 PM

Boston College0
at Northern Illinois0
Friday 9:30 PM

Kent State0
at Clemson0
Saturday 12:00 PM

at North Carolina0
Saturday 12:20 PM

at Miami0
Saturday 12:30 PM

Youngstown State0
at Pittsburgh0
Saturday 1:00 PM

NC State0
at South Carolina0
Saturday 3:00 PM

William & Mary0
at Virginia0
Saturday 3:30 PM

North Carolina Central0
at Duke0
Saturday 6:00 PM

at Purdue0
Saturday 7:30 PM

Florida State0
at Alabama0
Saturday 8:00 PM

West Virginia0
at Virginia Tech0
Sunday 7:30 PM

at Georgia Tech0
Monday 8:00 PM

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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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