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New Orleans Saints waive tight end Jack Tabb

The New Orleans Saints waived tight end Jack Tabb, the team announced Wednesday. The Saints released Tabb to make room on the roster for defensive end Darryl Tapp. The Saints signed Tabb as an undrafted free agent out of North Carolina last offseason. He suffered an ACL tear during training camp, causing him to miss the season.

Which school had the best season in college sports?

We rated every FBS football school in three sports -- football, men's basketball and women's basketball -- along with two "wild card" sports to come up with the Best in College Sports award. The wild-card spot went to the most successful among the school's non-revenue spectator sports. No. 2 Overall: North Carolina Tar Heels.

UNC’s offensive line shouldn’t be overlooked in 2016

Four of last year’s offensive line starters for UNC are back from a group that paved the way for a run game that finished third nationally in rushing yards per attempt (5.96). Most of those players have been on the first team for at least two years. Senior right tackle Jon Heck has started all but two games since his redshirt freshman season in 2013.

UNC Football: Early Opponent Preview Georgia Tech

Eight of Georgia Tech's opponents finished last season with a winning record and all eight made a bowl game. Was last season a fluke or have teams figured out Paul Johnson’s Triple option attack? That question will probably get answered this season, but with only four road games, Georgia Tech probably rebounds this season with a 7-5 record and a bowl appearance.

Setting expectations for Mitch Trubisky as the Tar Heels’ starting quarterback

Mitch Trubisky possesses the skill set to operate Carolina's offense at a high level. With the experience returning on the offensive side of the ball, there is good reason for all of the optimism. It’s important that fans recognize that there is still a learning curve when a new quarterback–even one who has spent four years in a system–takes over.

Ranking the most stable programs in ACC football

4. North Carolina: Larry Fedora has laid a blueprint for how to win at an ACC basketball school. UNC has plenty of resources and is the flagship school in a state that is underrated in terms of high school talent. There’s always concern Fedora will leave for a “football school,” but for now the Tar Heels appear on solid ground.

Transferring Tar Heel RB to use GI Bill as part of likely move to Gamecocks

In mid-June, UNC announced that Ty'Son Williams had decided to transfer out of the football program. Speculation had the running back potentially pegged for, among other places, South Carolina. However, transferring to USC was a restriction placed on Williams by UNC. But Williams has apparently found a unique way to circumvent said restriction.

The ACC's 15 Most Underrated Football Players for 2016

Des Lawrence/M.J. Stewart, CB, North Carolina: Both Lawrence and Stewart earned a mention on the ACC’s all-conference team last season, but these two players deserve more credit on the national level. Lawrence played in 14 games in 2015 and finished the year with 59 tackles, two interceptions and 14 pass breakups. Stewart was just as effective.

After Michel injury, Georgia's RB depth could be a major concern for opener versus UNC

It's a good thing Georgia running backs have grown on trees lately. Even so, the Bulldogs' offense could be in major trouble for the season opener against North Carolina in Atlanta. According to the Athens Banner-Herald, junior running back Sony Michel sustained a broken left forearm on Sunday and underwent surgery to repair it on Monday.

Elijah Hood Named to Maxwell Award Watch List

The Maxwell Football Club today announced its watch lists for the 80th annual Maxwell Award and the 22nd annual Chuck Bednarik Award, and North Carolina junior running back Elijah Hood was among those named to the Maxwell list. The Maxwell Award, named in honor of Robert W. "Tiny" Maxwell, has been given to America's College Player of the Year since 1937.

2016 College Football Conference Power Rankings

4. ACC: The ACC has become a two-team league with Clemson and Florida State claiming each of the last five conference championships. A handful of ACC teams have plans in place to catch up. North Carolina emerged from the always-competitive Coastal Division last season and shows no signs of slowing down.

ICTV: Bug Howard Interview (Pt.1)

Catching up with UNC senior wide receiver Bug Howard as he shares his thoughts during the summer. The Rochelle, Ga. native finished the 2015 season with 29 receptions for 488 yards and four touchdowns. In segment one of his interview he discusses summer improvement and the offense taking a step ahead of where it was in 2015.

Broken forearm for Georgia RB Sony Michel

Sony Michel, a 5-foot-11, 212-pound junior running back underwent surgery on Monday for a broken forearm and “a full recovery” is expected. The team did not say how long his recovery would take. Georgia is about eight weeks away from its season-opening game against North Carolina in the Georgia Dome and four weeks from the start of preseason camp.

Offseason ACC Football Rankings For 2016

5. North Carolina Tar Heels The Tar Heels lose some key pieces, but still should be in the thick of the Coastal Division race.

UNC Football: The Fireworks Show

With MLB, Golf, & Tennis being the only major sports in season at the moment, we decided to have a little fun leading up to the start of the season. With the Holiday spirit in mind, here is a look at which 5 fireworks most closely resemble a Tar Heel player.

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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 Tickets

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

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

Full Football Schedule

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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(15) North Carolina8-111-3
Virginia Tech4-47-6
Georgia Tech1-73-9

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

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