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UNC-Georgia Tech: Matchup to Watch

The Tar Heels lost starting wide receivers Austin Proehl and Toe Groves to significant and potentially season-ending injuries, one week after losing another starter for the season in Thomas Jackson. After Saturday’s loss, UNC head coach Larry Fedora admitted that there were several times late in the game where young receivers were playing positions they had never practiced. (Inside Carolina)

Tar Heels Sweep ACC Women's Soccer Player of the Week Honors

Following wins over No. 19 Clemson and No. 8 Virginia, North Carolina junior midfielder Dorian Bailey has been named the ACC Offensive Player of the Week while teammate freshman red-shirt defender Taylor Otto is this week's Defensive Player of the Week. Bailey scored a pair of goals and added an assist in North Carolina's victories over Clemson and Virginia last week. (GoHeels.com)

Cleveland Browns sign WR Bug Howard to practice squad

The Cleveland Browns have signed WR Bug Howard to the practice squad. Howard is a 6-4, 210 pound rookie out of North Carolina. Originally signed by Indianapolis an as undrafted free agent, Howard spent the preseason with the Colts before being waived on Sept. 2. He appeared in 53 games for the Tar Heels and totaled 146 receptions for 2,048 yards and 18 touchdowns. (Cleveland Browns)

Carolina Insider Podcast: UNC-Duke Football Game, Basketball Notes

Recap the football loss to Duke and get ready for the start of basketball practice with the latest episode of the Carolina Insider podcast. Hosts Jones Angell and Adam Lucas break down what went wrong against the Blue Devils and also provide a number of basketball tidbits as the defending NCAA champion Tar Heels prepare to open 2017-18 practice next Monday. (GoHeels.com)

2017-2018 NBC Sports College Basketball Preseason All-American Teams

Third Team: The reigning Final Four Most Outstanding Player, Joel Berry is the star leftover after Justin Jackson and Tony Bradley headed to the NBA. We judge point guards on wins, and Berry’s led the Tar Heels to a 66-14 record the last two seasons which included a national title, a loss in the national title game, two outright ACC regular season titles and an ACC tournament title. (NBC Sports)

Tar Heels looking for answers as injury bug continues to bite

The ACC requires its football teams to issue an injury report two days before each game it plays against a conference opponent. The way things are going for North Carolina this season, it might be less time consuming to put together a list of those who aren’t hurt. Three more key players went down in Saturday’s loss to Duke at Kenan Stadium. (North State Journal)

Banged-up Tar Heels running out of “next men”

“I don’t really know what to say. It is what it is.” The rash of injuries—actually not so much a rash at this point as a full-blown plague of boils—that has befallen his team in 2017 rendered North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora nearly speechless after Saturday’s loss against rival Duke. In recent weeks, the injury situation in Chapel Hill has gone from bad to worse to Greek tragedy. (Wilson Times)

A Chat With Harrison Barnes on His Offseason, Improvements & More

“Last year, making that step to make sure I can score consistently, show the fact that I can create a shot for myself at anytime. Show that I can do what it takes to win some games down the stretch, that was big. Now it’s just improving things like free throws, playmaking, the rebounding, all of those things that people continuously say,” Harrison Barnes said. (The Smoking Cuban)

Drake, LeBron James & Chris Bosh Discuss Vince Carter's Influence

Drake sits down with LeBron James and former Raptor and Miami Heat all-star Chris Bosh, as they discuss their admiration for one another and former Raptor-turned-veteran journeyman Vince Carter's influence on their lives. James starts by reminiscing about how impactful the eight-time all-star's athleticism was to him as he developed his own craft. (Billboard.com)

Davis Love III on protests, unity and the common goal

Davis Love III: Any athlete can protest. Whether it's LeBron James or Colin Kaepernick or me or anybody else, that's an American right. But sometimes you have to put personal statements and desires aside in the name of team unity and trying to reach a common goal. If I talked about President Trump's tweets and comments, I'd be putting myself ahead of the team. (Golf.com)

Monday Larry Fedora Press Conference Notes

At some point this season, Larry Fedora says the UNC football team's preseason goals could shift. But after a 1-3 start, they remain unchanged. "There's some goals that at some point you're not going to be able to reach if you don't keep going in a positive direction. So, we talk about it, and we reset goals, but we had four goals. So, we will continue to work toward those." (GoHeels.com)

UNC student with muscular dystrophy defies the odds

Demi Eckhoff suffers from muscular dystrophy, a group of diseases that cause progressive weakness and loss of muscle mass. But that didn't stop Eckhoff. She took a leap by moving from her home state Alabama to Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She came to the state in pursuit of a master's degree that many told her was impossible for a girl with her condition. (ABC 11)

Jason Ray's legacy lives on as an inspiration to organ donors

It's been 10 years since Emmitt and Charlotte Ray lost their son, but not a day has passed without honoring his legacy. "Jason was a good guy,” Emmitt Ray said. “He had a big heart. No pun intended. He was just a good kid.” Ray, a Concord native, was the UNC-Chapel Hill mascot Ramses, but most importantly, he was an organ donor. (WSOC)

UNC Football Struggling to Finish

North Carolina has been in contention to win all four of its football games this season. Despite holding fourth quarter leads each week thus far, the Tar Heels are 1-3 due to an inability to close out games. The Tar Heels had the ball and a 17-13 lead with under 10 minutes to play on Saturday against Duke before being outscored 14-0 in the final 6:09. (Inside Carolina)

Amanda Hendry Shares ACC Field Hockey Defensive Player of the Week Honors

The ACC has honored UNC goalkeeper Amanda Hendry for her play last weekend as No. 7 Carolina earned two overtime road wins. The Tar Heel redshirt freshman shared ACC Field Hockey Defensive Player of the Week honors, announced Monday by the league. Hendry and Louisville goalkeeper Ayeisha McFerran were tabbed as Co-Defensive Players of the Week. (GoHeels.com)

Ode To The Original Ball Coach

Denny Marcin, who died at the age of 75 on Sept. 20, was always good for an entertaining story, a hearty laugh, a pat on the back. He was intense and competitive but could chuckle at himself. Marcin was one of seven coaches who came with Dick Crum from Miami (Ohio) in January 1978 and was one of only two of that group to be in Chapel Hill all 10 of Crum's years. (GoHeels.com)

Injury list grows at UNC ahead of Georgia Tech trip

North Carolina's injury list keeps growing. Senior receiver Austin Proehl, senior defensive tackle Tyler Powell and redshirt freshman receiver Rontavius Groves were hurt during Saturday's loss to Duke. None appear on the depth chart for this weekend's trip to Georgia Tech. Nine of 19 players on UNC's pre-Duke injury report are lost for the season. (Associated Press)

Recap: Former UNC Players in the NFL - Week 3

UNC had a multitude of Tar Heels in action around the NFL this weekend. Here are some of the highlights: Giovani Bernard (Cincinnati Bengals) ran the ball three times for 27 yards and reeled in two catches for 12 yards and a TD in the Bengals' overtime loss to Green Bay. Ryan Switzer and the Dallas Cowboys will take on the Arizona Cardinals on Monday night. (Inside Carolina)

Game time set for North Carolina-Notre Dame game

Notre Dame's game at North Carolina on Oct. 7 will begin at 3:30 p.m. ET, the ACC announced Monday. It will be televised on either ABC or ESPN. The network will be decided after the ACC games Saturday. It will be Notre Dame's first visit to North Carolina since 2008, when the Tar Heels beat the Irish 29-24. Notre Dame leads the all-time series 17-2. (Chicago Tribune)

Larry Fedora On The National Anthem & How He'd Handle It

College teams are not on the field during the national anthem, so it doesn’t really affect the Tar Heels. That said, Larry Fedora is considering discussing it with the players. “I may address it with the team,” he said. “What I would do is address it with the seniors or the older guys first and talk with them and see what they’re thoughts are and talk about it as a team.” (Tar Heel Illustrated)


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