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Julius Peppers setting the pace

They sound like the words of a rookie, but they most certainly are not. "It's been a good start, but there's a lot of football left to play. I'm just going to continue to grow, continue to get better." That perspective was shared Tuesday by defensive end Julius Peppers, the Panthers' 37-year old defensive end who is making plays much like he did as a rookie – in 2002. (Carolina Panthers)

Coach Kap On What Went Right, Harris & Surratt Plus More

North Carolina offensive coordinator and offensive line coach Chris Kapilovic met with the media following Tuesday’s practice at Kenan Stadium to discuss what went well with the Tar Heels' big runs versus Virginia, the Brandon Harris-Chazz Surratt quarterback situation from last week and more. Here are a few snippets of what Kapilovic had to say: (Tar Heel Illustrated)

No. 4 UNC Men's Soccer Beats Old Dominion in 2 OT Thriller

Freshman Lucas del Rosario scored twice to give No. 4 North Carolina a thrilling 2-1 double overtime comeback victory over Old Dominion on Tuesday night at WakeMed Soccer Park (Highlights). Cam Lindley fed Jeremy Kelly down the right flank and the Chapel Hill native fed del Rosario for the game winner from a tough angle in the 102nd minute. (GoHeels.com)

Video: UNC Basketball Media Day Player Interviews

North Carolina basketball held their annual preseason media day on Tuesday at the Dean E. Smith Center in Chapel Hill, and WFMY Sports Producer Brian Hall was on the scene to talk with several of the Tar Heels' key players for this season. Here are the video interviews with Joel Berry, Theo Pinson, and Cameron Johnson.

Cameron Johnson's arrival well-timed for reigning champion Tar Heels

Cameron Johnson tried not to worry about whether he would get his once-blocked release from Pittsburgh to play for reigning national champion North Carolina as a graduate transfer. That offseason squabble behind him, now Johnson is focused on trying to help the Tar Heels fill a big vacancy on the wing with the loss of All-American Justin Jackson to the NBA. (Associated Press)

UNC looks to transfer Cam Johnson for offensive production

A few days into basketball practice, Cam Johnson didn’t look much like the player that his new UNC teammates couldn’t find a way to stop last winter. Carolina coach Roy Williams had stopped practice to get on Johnson’s case for passing up open shots, something he didn’t do much of when he scored 26 for Pittsburgh as the Panthers almost knocked off the Tar Heels on Jan. 31. (Greensboro News & Record)

Roy Williams' team scary for a different reason

For Roy Williams, the NCAA case’s finality brought about reflection rather than jumping for joy. “Scared to death,” he said of how he felt during August’s hearing in front of the NCAA infractions committee. Now he has as similar feeling when pondering his 2017-18 team. But he’ll be happy to turn his attention to preparing the reigning national champions for a new season. (Burlington Times News)

Virginia Tech grad John Papuchis steers North Carolina defense

When the North Carolina football team visits Virginia Tech on Saturday, John Papuchis won't merely be returning to his alma mater. He will also be returning to the town where he got his start in coaching. Papuchis is in his first season as the defensive coordinator for the Tar Heels. It is a title he once held with the Blacksburg junior varsity football team. (Roanoke Times)

Utah Jazz rookie center Tony Bradley quietly working to realize potential

Both by circumstance and also his seemingly conscious choice, Utah Jazz rookie center Tony Bradley has been a bit of an afterthought since entering the NBA in late June. The scouting report on the 6-foot-10, 248-pounder pointed to his potential, but the consensus was that it might take him a considerable amount of time to develop. (Deseret News)

NCAA Investigation Behind Them, Tar Heels Turning Eye Toward Future at Men’s Basketball Media Day

This past Friday at Late Night with Roy, Joel Berry had tears visible in his eyes as the 2017 national championship banner was revealed. It was the same on Tuesday, facing a large crowd of media in the Smith Center bleachers. The point guard couldn’t help but get a little emotional when thinking about the journey they’ve taken to reach this point. (Chapelboro.com)

Video: Joel Berry, Kenny Williams Reenact Jordan's Game-Winner

In the video, North Carolina junior Kenny Williams played Jimmy Black and found senior Joel Berry who did his best Michael Jordan impression. Check out the the 2017-18 team's version of the 1982 team's game-winner. Read More...

UNC Freshmen Big Men on Steep Learning Curve

Roy Williams reiterated his belief that rebounding is the single most important statistic in separating wins and losses, noting that his 2017 national championship team led the country in rebound margin. Enter Garrison Brooks, Sterling Manley, Brandon Huffman and walk-on Walker Miller, UNC Greensboro head coach and former Tar Heel Wes Miller’s half brother. (Inside Carolina)

Turner's Take: Off and Running

Here we go. After Roy Williams left the podium, after team photos and interview sessions, the Tar Heel men’s basketball team took the floor at the Dean Smith Center for practice. Brandon Robinson wore his practice jersey hanging from his neck. Theo Pinson’s hung from his shorts. There was the sound of basketballs bouncing and joking. Roy Williams made his way to center court. (Argyle Report)

Dark cloud gone, Roy Williams, UNC all smiles on picture day

The defending champs look picture perfect in October. Also visible on Tuesday, the upbeat mood of coach Roy Williams now finally free and clear of NCAA punishment. Tired of talking about it, he obliged the assembled media one more time. "Whether it was vindication or not. That never really came to mind. I was just happy it was over with," Williams said. (WTVD)

Video: Roy Williams UNC Basketball Media Day Press Conference

North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams meets with the media during his first press conference of the season on Tuesday. Williams reflects on his reaction to UNC's exoneration by the NCAA, this year's team, and several other topics. View Video...

Larry Fedora Pre-Virginia Tech Press Conference Notes

"We're just not making enough plays to come out on top," North Carolina football coach Larry Fedora said. "I think there's been some games where our defense has put us in position to win a football game and offensively we haven't been able to get it done. Special teams-wise, we've been very solid, we've been good in some areas, but we've just been okay." (GoHeels.com)

Roy Williams 'Happy' NCAA Ordeal is Over

There was more relief than anything in Roy Williams' comments on the finality of the NCAA investigation. “I did not jump up and down. I did not scream. I didn’t gloat. I went over to a corner in the room and just stood there by myself and tried to collect my thoughts. There wasn’t any big show of emotion kind of thing. That’s not the way I felt. I was just happy that it was over.” (Inside Carolina)

Smith Center match offers UNC volleyball rare opportunity in 3-1 win over Virginia Tech

The stands were packed Friday at the Smith Center, but it wasn’t for the men’s basketball team, which usually takes the court. It was UNC's volleyball team locked in for a match against Virginia Tech, looking to right its season before Late Night With Roy. The match's official attendance was 19,246, which set a new record for the largest crowd in NCAA volleyball history. (Daily Tar Heel)

Mack Hollins Finding Openings with Philadelphia Eagles

Mack Hollins was poised to break out his senior year at UNC, but a season-ending collarbone injury knocked him out after seven games. The Philadelphia Eagles trusted their decision to draft him because Hollins possessed a unique size and speed combination and a knack for getting deep. Through six games in the NFL, Hollins has shown flashes of what he can do. (Keeping It Heel)

UNC Baseball Fall World Series Review

North Carolina baseball's Fall World Series has come and gone, and we now have a better feel for what to expect in the spring. Here is a brief rundown of your Diamond Heels. Big Bat: Kyle Datres — There were some big shoes to fill with Logan Warmoth and Brian Miller departing, but Datres is poised to fill the role nicely. His 51 RBIs paced the Tar Heels in 2017. (Argyle Report)

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Marquise Williams passes for 390 yards, 4 touchdowns, and a UNC-record 38 completions in a 48-43 win over Georgia Tech. The game produces the most combined yardage between two teams in Kenan Stadium History (1,190).

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