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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)

Proud and solitary, Carolina Panthers star Julius Peppers takes a stand in his own way

And when the national anthem played, with a flag unfurled across the emerald green grass at Bank of America Stadium, a dozen New Orleans Saints knelt or sat across from them. But there the Carolina Panthers stood. Julius Peppers did not stand with them. Instead Peppers, 37 years old and a future Hall of Fame defensive end, stayed in the locker room. (Charlotte Observer)

Video: Larry Fedora Pre-Georgia Tech Press Conference

North Carolina head football coach Larry Fedora addresses the media as the Tar Heels prepare to travel to Georgia Tech on Saturday for a noon kickoff on ESPN2. View Video...

Video: UNC Basketball Conditioning - The Mile Run

The North Carolina basketball team was up before the sun on Monday morning running the "Carolina Mile," UNC's annual pre-season conditioning test. Luke Maye had the winning time of 4:59, shaving 7 seconds off of his team-best performance last season. Read More...

Weekly State of North Carolina Football Coaching Grades

Larry Fedora, UNC, C: The biggest problem against Duke was the lack of a consistent rushing attack other than quarterback Chazz Surratt. Running backs Jordon Brown and Michael Carter combined for only 41 yards on 16 carries. The defense showed a lot improvement, and wide-out Anthony Ratliff-Williams is becoming a field flipper. Injuries obviously have become a theme. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Anthony Ratliff-Williams is a star in the making for North Carolina football

Anthony Ratliff-Williams may be on the verge of big things for UNC. Two weeks after taking a kick back 94 yards for a touchdown against Louisville, Ratliff-Williams had his breakout performance in the receiving game. Ratliff-Williams is one of only four FBS players with 150-plus receiving yards, and at least one touchdown reception and one kickoff return for a touchdown. (ACC Sports Journal)

Five With Fedora: Sept. 25

As the game went on, you said you felt like Chazz Surratt started to try and make things happen instead of taking what they were giving him. What did the film show? Larry Fedora: "For the most part it showed exactly that. In the earlier parts of the game I thought Chazz was poised and staying within the system. But you could see him press some in the fourth quarter." (GoHeels.com)

Chansky’s Notebook: Manpower and Mistakes

With the Tar Heels’ injured list of walking wounded now approaching epidemic proportions, Duke rightfully should have blown them out of Kenan Stadium Saturday. But it turned out Carolina had the Blue Devils right where it wanted them to start the 4th quarter – the fourth time in four games the Heels led after three periods only to now stand 1-3 on the season. (Chapelboro.com)

Why North Carolina, Duke aren't bringing players to ACC basketball media day

New rules regarding the amount of time college athletes are required to spend on their sports will keep players from some schools from attending the ACC's basketball media day. In July, Power Five conference schools adopted new measures to limit college athletes' time devoted to athletic-related activity. One of those rules included the athletes' media requirements. (Syracuse.com)

UNC Football's Options for Medical Hardship Waivers

North Carolina’s rash of season-ending injuries has prompted questions among the fan base regarding hardship waivers and which injured players are eligible to earn a season of competition back. First things first: there is no such thing as a medical redshirt. NCAA bylaws dictate that student-athletes have five years to complete four years of eligibility on the playing field. (Inside Carolina)

Matt Harvey opens up about struggles, not letting frustration take over

Mets RHP Matt Harvey showed signs of progress despite allowing three runs in the first bullpen appearance of his career on Saturday. With Noah Syndergaard throwing just one inning, Harvey came out after him in their "shared" start. Harvey let up two homers in his four-inning outing, yet he did like what he felt on the mound. Harvey reflected on his tumultuous season. (SNY.tv)

Lucas: Miles To Go

With all the advancements in sports training and conditioning, with all of Jonas Sahratian's research into new techniques, there's still only one way to end the UNC basketball preseason conditioning program: the mile run. The loved and hated annual test (mostly hated) had a new location this year, as construction on campus forced the Tar Heels to a nearby high school. (GoHeels.com)

Q&A with UNC professor, energy grant recipient Pam Jagger

Pam Jagger is a UNC professor of public policy and will be the director and principal investigator of a research program for energy poverty in Southern Africa. She's been studying energy poverty issues for five years and received a $4.8 million grant from the National Science Foundation to conduct research and start a program to increase access to modern energy in Southern Africa. (Daily Tar Heel)

Injury-riddled Heels leaning on converted QB at wide receiver

North Carolina’s wide receiver corps can’t catch a break. As the crazy number of injuries forces the Tar Heels to go deeper into their bench, the best pass target the rest of the season might now be a converted quarterback. After losing many talented receivers from last year’s teams, those losses are more damaging because one pass catcher after another is getting hurt. (Raleigh & Company)

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