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Harrison Barnes could be out “a few weeks” with ankle injury

The Warriors’ Friday night 135-116 win over the Suns was bittersweet: Harrison Barnes suffered a sprained left ankle in the third quarter and left for the remainder of the game. He missed Saturday night’s blowout win over the Kings as well. Warriors interim head coach Luke Walton didn’t have an answer for how long Barnes will be out, but he said it could be a few weeks. (NBC Sports)

Carolina's path to the playoff

The path to the Orange Bowl for UNC doesn't appear as complicated as it may have a couple of weeks ago. Beat Clemson, hope Southern Cal can upend Stanford, and root for Alabama and Michigan State to win their conference championship games. Then hope the committee doesn't do something blatantly moronic and pick Ohio State because they've finally started to play their best football. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Clemson can’t afford to drop the ball against UNC

Clemson is one win away from locking up a spot in the College Football Playoff, but the Tigers can’t afford to drop the ball, in the literal sense, in the ACC championship game against North Carolina. Clemson turned the ball over 10 times in the final three games of the regular season, including three fumbles at South Carolina on Saturday. (The State)

Extra Points: Never Land

Seventy-two football players and several dozen assistant coaches, managers, support staff and personnel clustered around Larry Fedora in the Tar Heel locker room under the northwest stands at Carter-Finley Stadium early Saturday evening. Fedora is becoming quite the expert at this, these impromptu speeches to his team after another historical victory in an historical season. (GoHeels.com)

Saskatchewan Roughriders quarterback Darian Durant is upbeat about his recovery

At a Grey Cup function in Winnipeg on Saturday, Durant offered positive news about his recovery from a ruptured left Achilles tendon — which he suffered June 27 in the CFL team’s regular-season opener — and also had some information regarding citizenship. “Within the next two years, everything should be finalized and I’ll be a Canadian,” said Durant, who hails from Florence, S.C. (Regina Leader-Post)

UNC ranks in top 25 U.S. universities for study abroad

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranks 22nd among all U.S. higher education institutions for the number of students earning credit for study abroad, according to the Institute of International Education’s (IIE) 2015 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. (UNC.edu)

Clemson's Dabo Swinney says turnovers and defense will decide ACC Championship

Two of college football’s best – and hottest – offenses will be on display Saturday night in Charlotte, but Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney said Sunday that this week’s ACC Championship Game will be decided by defense and turnovers. Top-ranked Clemson and North Carolina will battle for the ACC Championship in Charlotte’s Bank of America Stadium next Saturday with kickoff set for 8:14 p.m. on ABC. (TigerNet)

UNC coach Larry Fedora says win over Clemson should put team in playoff

North Carolina coach Larry Fedora said the Tar Heels should make the College Football Playoff if they beat No. 1 Clemson in the ACC championship game. "Yes, I do feel that way," the Tar Heels' fourth-year coach said when asked if No. 14 North Carolina would merit a playoff bid should it be crowned ACC champion. (ESPN.com)

UNC versus N.C. State: Photos from the 1940s and '50s

The two schools first played each other in 1894, UNC emerging victorious with a score of 44 to 0. Hugh Morton was not yet born, but he likely would have photographed the game if he had been around to focus a lens and click a shutter. (A View to Hugh)

Fifth Quarter: Comings, goings and two unbeaten division champs

Symbolic score: North Carolina avenged last season’s embarrassing home loss to rival N.C. State by unleashing a first quarter blitz that saw the Tar Heels roll up 308 total yards and score five touchdowns. Symbolic of the turnaround was the score after those decisive opening 15 minutes — 35-7, the same score by which UNC lost the Wolfpack a year earlier. (Wilmington Star News)

UNC Women's Basketball Defeats Gonzaga, 67-62

Four players scored in double figures to pace North Carolina to a 67-62 victory over Gonzaga in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Women’s Challenge at Mohegan Sun Arena. Destinee Walker led everyone with 17 points. UNC (5-3) also received a double-double performance from Hillary Summers with 11 points and 10 rebounds. (GoHeels.com)

UNC rises to No. 8 in both polls

UNC rises up to No. 8 in both the AP and Coaches Poll. The Heels took down their in-state rivals N.C. State Saturday to claim the state championship. Carolina is the second ranked team in the ACC, trailing only No. 1 Clemson. (Carolina Blue)

The Good, Bad, and Ugly Report: NC State

Thank goodness it was a four-score lead because UNC once again took their foot off the gas and went brain dead on offense to turn a blowout into a nail-biter for a 45-34 margin. UNC came up with enough key plays on both sides of the ball to notch their school-record 11th win in a row and keep their very narrow dream of making the College Football Playoff alive. (Tar Heel Blog)

National praise after 11 straight wins

Following another North Carolina win, national college football analysts, media outlets, and former players all weighed in. The praise is at another level for the Tar Heels who haven't lost since September 3rd. (Carolina Blue)

How UNC Can Make The College Football Playoff

Didn’t think we’d be saying this after the South Carolina game, but here we are: there’s one week left until bowl selection time, and UNC still has a shot at the College Football Playoff. Carolina currently sits at no. 11 in both the AP and coaches’ polls – I’m writing this on Saturday night – but they’ll be in the top 10 when the new polls come out. (Chapelboro.com)

UNC's Historic Season by the Numbers

UNC's 11 game win streak is the longest in school history The 2015 team joins 1972, 1980 and 1997 as the only Tar Heel teams to win 11 games in a season. UNC has won eight games in ACC play, a new record. Through 12 games, UNC has scored 495 total points for an average of 41.25 points per game. Both are UNC records. (Tar Heel Blog)

Big-game hunters: Tar Heels race past rival Wolfpack, set course on next goal

UNC’s seniors will meet with their coaches today to reset the team’s goals, because Saturday’s 45-34 victory at NC State wrapped up the 11th-ranked Tar Heels’ 2-for-2 mark on season goals that were set in January. A momentum-gathering journey came to its apex with five touchdowns before Saturday’s game was 15 minutes old at Carter-Finley Stadium. (Burlington Times News)

Whipped at the start, Wolfpack can't come all the way back

The message from NC State coach Dave Doeren was the same as from a year earlier against North Carolina. The situation was flipped. “I kept telling them to keep playing the next play,” Doeren said. “Don’t look at the scoreboard. Last year, when we were up, I told them the same thing.” This time, a large deficit was too much to overcome in a 45-34 loss to the No. 11 Tar Heels. (Burlington Times News)

UNC Men's Soccer Falls to Creighton In NCAA Third Round

Ninth-ranked Creighton capitalized on a deflected clearing pass in the 38th minute of the game to score the goal it needed to defeat fourth-ranked North Carolina 1-0 Saturday at Fetzer Field in the NCAA Men’s Soccer Tournament third round. North Carolina saw its season end with only its second loss of the campaign. Carolina’s final record for 2015 is 15-2-3. (GoHeels.com)

Bethel: Smith-Willingham and ARG Emails Available

On September 17, I submitted a request to the UNC public records office for Jay Smith's emails related to athletics: That request was only one of several I have submitted (some through an attorney) since the summer of 2014. UNC has responded with over 21,000 pages, and I want to make them available to the public. You can download all 21,000+ pages here. (Coaching the Mind)

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