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Video: 2017 UNC Football Schedule Breakdown with Jones Angell & Taylor Vippolis

Voice of the Tar Heels, Jones Angell, and analyst Taylor Vippolis discuss the Tar Heels' exciting 2017 football schedule, which was announced by the Atlantic Coast Conference on Tuesday. View Video...

At Senior Bowl, UNC’s Ryan Switzer moves past failed pursuit of NCAA record – sort of

Yes, North Carolina wide receiver Ryan Switzer can remember every single penalty. Specifically, he can list the four that came on punt returns – the whistles that stopped him from tying or breaking the NCAA record for punt return touchdowns. He was close, too. He hit seven for the Tar Heels by his junior season, and at that unlucky number he stayed. (Charlotte Observer)

UNC's 2017 Football Schedule Is Released

With the ACC finalizing the 2017 football schedule, UNC’s football schedule is now complete. The Tar Heels will host seven games at Kenan Stadium and play five on the road, including a nonconference game at Old Dominion. UNC will host non-ACC teams California and Western Carolina as well as Notre Dame, which is an ACC member in everything but football. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Ranking UNC's remaining schedule

The Heels are on a roll and more than a third of the way through the ACC gauntlet. They have had plenty of close calls during their 6-1 conference record, and the road only gets harder from here. Let's take a look at a ranking of the remaining 11 games on the schedule, six of which are against teams currently ranked, from easiest to toughest. (Carolina Blue)

Four Corners: Heart Of The ACC Schedule

After four, rapid-fire games against NC State, Wake Forest, Florida State and Syracuse in nine nights, the Tar Heels had just one game in the next nine days, a win at Boston College on Saturday. Things get busy again this week with Virginia Tech visiting on Thursday, then a trip to Miami on Saturday before hosting PItt next Tuesday. On to this week's Four Corners. (GoHeels.com)

What’s the ceiling for North Carolina?

UNC has shown a couple sides of itself this season. In November, national analysts were labeling Carolina as the best team in college basketball. December was less kind to the Tar Heels, who barely fended off Davidson and Tennessee before losing to Kentucky and Georgia Tech. This month, some of the “best team in the country” whispers have returned, particularly after last weekend’s 96-83 triumph over Florida State. (FanRag Sports)

10 Toughest Players to Replace in the ACC in 2017

UNC's Mitch Trubisky may be the first quarterback taken in the 2017 NFL Draft. The Mentor, Ohio, product showed in limited action in 2015 that he would be ready to replace outgoing quarterback Marquise Williams. And Trubisky certainly made the most of his starting opportunity. The next line of Tar Heel quarterbacks are much bigger question marks. (Athlon Sports)

Carolina Insider Podcast: George Karl

The latest episode of the Carolina Insider podcast reviews UNC's basketball win at Boston College and catches up with former Tar Heel guard George Karl. Join hosts Jones Angell and Adam Lucas to survey the scene in the ACC, then hear Karl, the longtime NBA head coach, reflect on his time at North Carolina, head coach Dean Smith and more. (GoHeels.com)

Tom Sheldon's big punt that might just pay off – big time

Tom Sheldon was a key defender at Kyabram Bombers and then walked away from what would be the club’s perfect season to take a punt on a career as an NFL punter with a scholarship to a college in the U.S. He’s off to a flyer, being named as an all American in his first year. But as he explained, there is a long way to go. (Riverine Herald)

NFL early entries will have major effect on ACC in 2017

North Carolina: Larry Fedora is going to have to reshape an offense that is losing major pieces at every position, whether to graduation or to an early NFL bid. The biggest loss is quarterback Mitch Trubisky, whose one season as a starter was strong enough to audition for the NFL. Running back Elijah Hood originally said he would return, but he changed his mind two weeks later. (ESPN.com)

Tony Bradley describes 'blacking out' amid first concussion

If he hadn't seen a replay of the moment, Tony Bradley said he “would have never remembered” how he suffered a concussion during North Carolina's victory at Wake Forest on Jan. 11. “That was my first time,” Bradley said when asked if he'd ever had another. “And my first time just blacking out like that, too.” It was a “weird” experience, he said. (Asheboro Courier-Tribune)

Hornets players, coaches fund college scholarships in response to Charlotte unrest

Charlotte Hornets players and coaches knew they wanted to do something in response to the unrest in Charlotte in the fall. Months of thought and research later, the Hornets will fund two $60,000 college scholarships and establish a mentoring program. Kemba Walker, Marvin Williams and coach Steve Clifford were the driving forces in this gesture. (Charlotte Observer)

The Best-Passing Teams in Carolina Basketball History

Is it the greatest passing team in UNC history? This team could be the rare Carolina (and ACC) team with four players averaging at least 5 pace-adjusted assists per 40: Pinson, Woods, and Berry. Britt’s currently at 4.92. It would join only the 1986 Heels (K. Smith (7.05), Hale (6.29), Lebo (5.71), Hunter (5.08)) on that list, although a couple other UNC teams were close: (The Secondary Break)

UNC's Roy Williams Live: Kenny Williams Making Hustle Plays

Kenny Williams doesn’t mind getting down and dirty. In fact, he prefers it. The 6-foot-4 guard who came to North Carolina with the reputation of a perimeter shooter has spent this season reshaping his identity. Williams hasn’t held back from letting it fly from beyond the arc, but he also has a newfound love for pouncing on each and every loose ball within his grasp. (Inside Carolina)

Big men key in UNC's six game winning steak

UNC's big men have thrived in North Carolina's six straight ACC wins. Not only have Isaiah Hicks and Kennedy Meeks started every one of Carolina's 21 games, they have played better during the more intense conference schedule. Hicks, in particular, has increased his numbers in every key offensive area, while Meeks has shown improvement at a less drastic rate. (Carolina Blue)

Tar Heels Win Four Bouts In Brawl At The Hall

UNC and NC State split the first six bouts of the Brawl At The Hall, but the Wolfpack scored a 19-11 win over the Tar Heels Monday at Memorial Hall. Joey Moon, Ethan Ramos, Danny Chaid and Nick Lirette were winners for Carolina, which hosted its first dual at the venerable campus landmark in front of one of the largest and most enthusiastic crowds in UNC wrestling history. (GoHeels.com)

UNC junior varsity basketball overcomes slow start for 74-55 win over Guilford College

Sophomore guard Caleb Ellis cut down the middle of the lane. Junior guard Kane Ma tossed up a soft lob, and Ellis threw it down with one hand. It was executed to perfection. It brought UNC’s bench and the small crowd in the Smith Center to their feet. Even star varsity point guard Joel Berry II — who had stopped by to watch the JV team — was impressed. (Daily Tar Heel)

Roy Williams on what Theo Pinson brings

UNC head coach Roy Williams was asked on Monday's ACC coaches teleconference about what junior wing Theo Pinson brings to this Carolina team that they may not have had before. Pinson missed North Carolina's first 16 games while recovering from surgery from a broken bone in his foot. (Carolina Blue)

UNC alum Billy Crudup, the leading man who almost was, makes a character-actor leap

For a brief period around the turn of the century, Billy Crudup stood on the cusp of stardom. As he was beginning to sneakily work his way into our brains as the voice of Mastercard, Crudup enjoyed a batch of potentially star-making turns. (Los Angeles Times)

Who Panthers fans should watch in 2017 Senior Bowl

Ryan Switzer’s fiery personality will be entertainment by itself during Senior Bowl week, but what he can offer an NFL team is a stylized shifty speed, variety in short-route ability and skill in the return game. The Panthers need a little bit of a spark plug in their offense –especially in quick-route options – so eyes could fall on Switzer, a UNC product, as a late pickup. (Charlotte Observer)


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Today In UNC History
January 24, 1920
Billy Carmichael scored 16 points in a 36-25 win over Trinity in the firstever basketball game between the two schools located eight miles apart. Carmichael led the team in scoring in 1919-20 (10.8 ppg) and was later the University’s controller and acting president. Carmichael Auditorium was named in his honor.

January 24, 1925
John Purser scores 10 points to lead UNC to a 25-21 win at Duke’s Memorial Gymnasium. It was the first game ever played between North Carolina and Duke as the school formerly known as Trinity changed its name less than four weeks prior to the game.

January 24, 2016
With No. 2-ranked North Carolina's 75-70 win at Virginia Tech, Roy Williams becomes the first coach ever to achieve 350+ wins at two Division I schools.

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