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UNC Players Take In the Solar Eclipse

It was one of the larger astronomical events in recent memory. The 2017 solar eclipse took place on Monday afternoon right at 2:42 p.m. ET. A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the sun and earth and fully or partially blocks the sun. Hundreds of students sat on UNC's quad to observe the event on Monday afternoon. (Inside Carolina)

Mitch Trubisky beaten up but not beaten down in second exhibition

Mitch Trubisky took his jersey and laid it over a chair inside the Bears’ locker room Saturday. A grass stain was smeared across the back, symbolic of a performance that wasn’t as clean as his captivating debut. The first-round rookie quarterback was sacked twice and completed 6 of 8 passes for 60 yards and a touchdown in the Bears’ 24-23 exhibition win over the Cardinals. (Chicago Tribune)

Indians' Andrew Miller re-injures knee against Red Sox

Cleveland Indians reliever Andrew Miller aggravated his knee injury in his second appearance back from the disabled list Monday against Boston, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports. Miller threw just two strikes in seven pitches Monday and was pulled in the middle of an at-bat. He has missed 17 days with the injury already this month. (CBS Sports)

Distance Runner Shalane Flanagan Upgraded To Silver Medal In 10,000-Meter For Olympic Games Beijing

The United States Olympic Committee and USA Track & Field have received official notification from the International Olympic Committee that distance runner Shalane Flanagan has been upgraded to the silver medal in the 10,000-meter for the Olympic Games Beijing 2008. She received the silver medal at her home in Portland, Oregon, on Monday, Aug. 21. (Team USA)

Monday UNC Football Preseason Camp Tidbits

Larry Fedora said that all UNC's running backs are "like freshman" outside of sophomore Jordon Brown. Some are true freshman (Michael Carter and Kayne Roberts), but sophomore Johnathon Sutton just moved to the position and grad transfer Stanton Truitt is new to the system. Fedora says the coaching staff will start game prep for Cal on Tuesday. (Inside Carolina)

Roy Cooper gives UNC permission to remove Silent Sam

Gov. Roy Cooper wrote a letter to UNC-System President Margaret Spellings giving the University permission to remove Silent Sam if leaders "believe there is a real risk to public safety." Cooper's letter was in response to a letter from Spellings, UNC Chancellor Carol Folt, Board of Governors Chairperson Lou Bissette, N.C. Department of Public Safety Secretary Eric Hooks and UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees Chair Haywood Cochrane. (Daily Tar Heel)

How patience paid off for UNC receiver, former walk-on Thomas Jackson

Thomas Jackson’s last trip home to Charlotte, at the end of July, was entirely ordinary. Nights relaxing at home. Trips to the local Harris Teeter. Even a visit or two to his favorite sandwich shop just south of uptown, Laurel Market. “I always get a No. 4,” Jackson said Monday after North Carolina’s final day of football training camp. (Charlotte Observer)

Video: Larry Fedora Monday Post-Practice Interview

North Carolina football coach Larry Fedora meets with members of the media following the Tar Heels' practice on Monday to discuss his team's progress and position battles as UNC winds down preseason camp to prepare for the September 2 season-opener against Cal in Kenan Stadium. View Video...

Gunter Brewer On Some Pups, Perry, Mollette & More

“You’ve got some that have been in there, like Austin Proehl, but he’s been injured. You’ve got Thomas Jackson, who’s been in the fray and done a really good job. But then you’ve got the puppies, who hadn’t been in at all and (are) learning the offense completely, the tempo we practice, how hard we practice and what we do. They’re grinding through like the rest of us.” (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Kareem Martin Makes Claim For Cardinals' Defensive Role

Kareem Martin has turned heads in the preseason, registering a half-sack against the Raiders and then bringing down Mark Sanchez in the backfield Saturday against the Bears. “Kareem Martin had a hell of a game,” coach Bruce Arians said. Martin is a former defensive end who is built a little differently than Okafor – Martin is two inches taller and 12 pounds heavier. (Arizona Cardinals)

UNC QB Competition Still Ongoing

While North Carolina’s training camp has come to a close, its quarterback competition has not. “We’ve still got a ways to go before somebody separates themselves, but I like the way they’re competing,” UNC head coach Larry Fedora said after practice on Monday. Brandon Harris, Nathan Elliott and Chazz Surratt will enter game prep for the season opener still in contention (Inside Carolina)

As camp ends, no UNC QB has eclipsed the rest

It would take an astronomical event for UNC coach Larry Fedora to tip his hand regarding any personnel decision he doesn’t have to. An actual astronomical event in the form of a solar eclipse came and went on Monday, and that was only slightly more interesting to Fedora than sharing who will start at quarterback for the Tar Heels when they host California in the season-opener. (Greensboro News & Record)

Larry Fedora Not Showing His Hand About UNC's QB Situation

North Carolina’s third scrimmage of fall camp this past Saturday was it’s best, head coach Larry Fedora said. Speaking with the media following the Tar Heels’ final practice of fall camp Monday morning – classes begin Tuesday - Fedora was asked about a multitude of topics regarding his team, including the team’s final scrimmage. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

No. 11 UNC Volleyball To Face Big Test In Season Opener

No. 11 North Carolina will not ease into 2017, facing No. 4 Minnesota and No. 7 Wisconsin on opening weekend at the annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge. In the third year of this Challenge, UNC and Louisville will take on the Golden Gophers and Badgers in Madison, Wisconsin, in a battle for conference bragging rights. UNC has a total of 31 wins over ranked teams. (GoHeels.com)

Dajuan Drennon 'Hungry' in Return from Injuries

As his Tar Heel career winds down, the available snaps no longer seem limitless for Dajuan Drennon. As the days and reps pile up, the end steps ever so much closer. “He’s hungry,” UNC head coach Larry Fedora said. “When you have an injury where you miss extensive playing time, you start realizing what’s at stake when you do get injured, so I think he’s hungry.” (Inside Carolina)

UNC Welcomes New Students to Campus

The largest first-year class in UNCl’s history, the Class of 2021 is already an accomplished group. They are veterans, community leaders and activists. They’re champion student-athletes, entrepreneurs and innovators (Video: Dorm move-in day). Chancellor Carol Folt challenged the students to set their goals even higher as Tar Heels. (UNC.edu)

Larry Fedora Live! Returns Tuesday

Get ready for the upcoming Carolina football season with the return of Larry Fedora Live! Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Top of the Hill restaurant. The weekly show featuring the sixth-year head coach of the Tar Heels is hosted by radio play-by-play voice Jones Angell. The show streams live on GoHeels.com and can be heard across the state on the Tar Heel Sports Radio Network. (GoHeels.com)

Andrew Miller returns for Indians

The Cleveland Indians got a major part of their bullpen back just in time for this weekend's key divisional clash with the Kansas City Royals. Relief ace Andrew Miller pitched two-thirds of an inning in the Tribe's 10-1 win in Friday night's series opener after being activated from the 10-day disabled list, following his bout with right knee soreness. (MLB.com)

Video: Theo Pinson Summer Spotlight

North Carolina senior wing Theo Pinson discusses his game, why he came to North Carolina, and his relationship with coach Roy Williams. Incoming transfer guard K.J. Smith also discusses Pinson's role on the Tar Heels' basketball team and how he's helped to develop the younger players. View Video...

See How the Solar Eclipse Will Look in Chapel Hill or Anywhere in the U.S.

A solar eclipse will occur across a large swath of the United States on Monday, August 21. While Chapel Hill will not experience a total blackout as the moon passes in front of the sun, there will be approximately a 95% blockage at the peak of the eclipse. The total event will last from 1:15 pm to 4:05 pm in Chapel Hill with peak blackout at 2:42 pm. Enter your zip code to see how the eclipse will appear in the sky in your area. (Time.com)


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