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Behind high-octane offense, Tar Heels in position to defend Coastal title

North Carolina broke through its eight-win glass ceiling last season, logging double-digit wins for the first time since 1997 and capturing the school's lone Coastal Division crown. Larry Fedora's program suffers a few key losses, but the roster that pushed Clemson in the ACC title game returns largely intact. The table is set for a repeat, too. (FOX Sports)

Mitch Trubisky expected to keep UNC offense in high gear

Mitch Trubisky has generated a lot of hype for a guy who's never started a college football game. Trubisky's predecessor at quarterback for UNC, Marquise Williams, predicted last spring his replacement will likely break many of the 20-plus school records he established. "I hope he doesn't break all my records, but I know he is,'' Williams said. (Fayetteville Observer)

Ex-Illini coach working at No. 22 UNC as volunteer assistant

Former Illinois coach Tim Beckman, fired last year amid allegations of player mistreatment, is working as a volunteer assistant with No. 22 North Carolina's defense. Speaking after Wednesday's practice, Tar Heels coach Larry Fedora described the decision as helping a friend while also gaining Beckman's expertise as a former head coach and defensive coordinator. (Associated Press)

Perceptions Not An Issue With Beckman Joining Staff

Larry Fedora answered questions from the media on Wednesday about somebody not on North Carolina’s payroll or on scholarship. Sixteen questions about new volunteer assistant coach Tim Beckman. The interest level was a bit of a surprise, given that Beckman is an unpaid member of the staff, but then again, it’s also understandable. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Video: Larry Fedora Wednesday Post-Practice Interview

North Carolina head football coach Larry Fedora meets with the media following the Tar Heels' practice on Wednesday leading up to the season-opener against Georgia on September 3 in Atlanta. View Video...

Roy Williams doesn’t see UNC-Kentucky series continuing

With the ACC going to a 20-game conference basketball schedule in 2019-20, North Carolina coach Roy Williams told ESPN’s Andy Katz the annual UNC-Kentucky series may be a thing of the past. “My feeling right now is to play our conference schedule, play one exempt event where you have really good teams, and play home games to help out your revenue.” (Lexington Herald-Leader)

Vermont women's basketball cancels game at UNC over HB2 law

The University of Vermont women's basketball team has canceled an upcoming game against North Carolina due to concerns about the state's controversial HB2 law, the UVM athletic department announced Wednesday. The Catamounts were scheduled to face the Tar Heels on their Chapel Hill campus on December 28. (Burlington Free Press)

UNC football's 10 most pivotal players for 2016: No. 10: Nick Weiler

Kickers rarely get credit for the overall success of the team, but Nick Weiler showed just how valuable he can be during the 2015 season. After UNC’s kickers put together an embarrassing year in 2014, Weiler stepped up this past season as one of the most consistent players for the ACC Coastal Division winners. (Daily Tar Heel)

Video: FDOC 2016 - Welcome back

For thousands of Carolina students Tuesday was their first first-day-of-classes (FDOC). For thousands more, it was the final time they hopped on a bus and joined fellow Tar Heels on their way to FDOC. View Video...

Audio: Roy Williams talks to Andy Katz & Seth Greenberg

North Carolina head basketball coach Roy Williams talks to ESPN's Andy Katz and Seth Greenberg about the emotional loss to Villanova, focusing on this year's team, the impact of sanctions against the school, and more. (ESPN.com)

Former UNC QB Caleb Henderson Transfers to Maryland

Former UNC quarterback Caleb Henderson will transfer to Maryland, the school confirmed Wednesday. A 2014 four-star recruit from Lake Braddock High (Va.), Henderson redshirted as a freshman and attempted just one pass last season. He opted to transfer last week, citing family reasons, after redshirt freshman Nathan Elliott won UNC's backup quarterback job. (Carolina Blue)

North Carolina Tar Heels 2016 preview

As great as last year was for UNC, the Tar Heels lost all three times they played in the national spotlight. The challenge will get even tougher this year with a matchup against SEC heavyweight Georgia. It's not going to be enough for North Carolina to simply rout its lesser opponents. The next step is proving its place on the biggest stages. (ESPN.com)

UNC Football Early Opponent Preview: Illinois

Seven of Illinois' opponents finished last season with a winning record and nine of them made a bowl game. Illinois is playing seven home games this season. Lovie Smith is a good coach and there are definitely some easy wins. Another 5-7 season seems likely. However if they can surprise a team like Nebraska again, bowl eligibility is not out of reach. (Keeping It Heel)

The story behind an epic UNC touchdown photo

UNC wide receiver Bug Howard scored late in the second quarter on a 49-yard pass from Marquise Williams. The score put the Heels up 38-10. North Carolina would go on to defeat the Blue Devils 66-31. The picture has slowly gained cult fandom. Because it wasn't taken by an official UNC photographer or a news organization it didn't get the publicity it deserved. (Carolina Blue)

Georgia still playing coy on quarterback – but for good reason

In the meantime, there’s also reason to believe them when they say the starting job isn’t decided: Gameplanning for North Carolina hasn’t begun. Smart said Monday at the Athens Touchdown Club that they wouldn’t begin gameplanning until Thursday or Friday. (Dawg Nation)

Tar Heels Prepare for Half Without Mack Hollins

As UNC turns its attention to Georgia, wide receiver Mack Hollins prepares to miss the first half due to a targeting foul committed in the Russell Athletic Bowl in December. His absence in the first half against Georgia on Sept. 3 has prompted more concern on special teams than at wide receiver. “Mack’s a starter on four special teams,” Larry Fedora said (Inside Carolina)

Mitch Trubisky has made QB change smooth sailing at North Carolina

It should be little surprise that, after three years with a spot on the sideline but little actual playing time at UNC, Mitch Trubisky never complained. But make no mistake, that spotlight is coming. As Trubisky gets set to take the reins of one of the nation's most explosive offenses, it's that time he spent waiting his turn that has endeared him to his teammates. (ESPN.com)

UNC Men's Soccer Hosts Cal Poly In 2016 Opener

At last the 2016 season gets officially started this Friday when the eighth-ranked North Carolina men’s soccer team hosts Cal Poly at 7:30 p.m., from Fetzer Field. North Carolina is the Atlantic Coast Conference men’s soccer preseason favorite to win the league championship, according to a vote of the league’s 12 head coaches. (GoHeels.com)

Chansky’s Notebook: Amazing Support for Carolina

In the wake of the NCAA investigation into UNC academics coming to an end, alumni and friends of the university have set new records for giving money to their school. Those two things might be unrelated, but I don’t think so. At a time when support for UNC was necessary, individual, corporate and foundational donors stepped up big time on both sides of the plate. (Chapelboro.com)

UNC Defensive Tackle Jalen Dalton Standing Out

“I would have to pick out a young kid who has really come into his own,” Larry Fedora said when asked about a standout camp performer during his radio show Tuesday. “He’s gotten bigger, he’s up to 295 pounds now and that’s Jalen Dalton. He’s really grown and adjusted to moving from defensive end to down inside, so I’m really proud of him.” (Inside Carolina)

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