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Video: Tom Sheldon - Punter from Down Under

North Carolina freshman punter Tom Sheldon talks about coming to the United States, learning a whole new game, and more in this sit-down interview with Taylor Vippolis. View Video...

Kennedy Meeks Named To Watch List For Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced Friday the 20 watch list members for the 2017 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Center of the Year Award. UNC senior Kennedy Meeks is on the list. Named after Hall of Famer and three-time NCAA Champion Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the honor recognizes the top centers in men’s college basketball. (GoHeels.com)

Countdown to Kickoff: UNC vs. Virginia

It wasn’t long ago the Charlottesville curse plagued the North Carolina football program for three decades. The Tar Heels have since won three straight at Scott Stadium and look to push that streak to four in row on Saturday. The 22nd-ranked Tar Heels are a 9.5-point favorite over the Cavaliers in the 121st playing of the South’s Oldest Rivalry. (Inside Carolina)

Coaching gap separates North Carolina and UVA as football programs

It doesn’t require a deep look to recognize the similarities between North Carolina and Virginia. Both are large public universities. Both are highly regarded academically. In terms of football, neither has a rich tradition. Lately, though, one has been head-and-shoulders above the other. North Carolina has defeated Virginia in each of the last six meetings. (Today's U)

Carolina Insider Podcast: Virginia Preview, T.J. Yates

Preview Saturday's big football game at Virginia, visit with former Tar Heel quarterback T.J. Yates and listen to Jones Angell and Adam Lucas answer listener questions in the latest episode of the Carolina Insider Podcast. Carolina Insider is a twice-weekly production hosted by Angell and Lucas. (GoHeels.com)

Theo Pinson Out Indefinitely with a Fractured Foot

University of North Carolina junior swingman Theo Pinson will be out indefinitely after fracturing the fifth metatarsal in his right foot. Pinson suffered the injury in practice earlier this week. A treatment plan for the injury is currently being reviewed and there is no schedule for his return. “I’m so disappointed for Theo,” says Tar Heel head coach Roy Williams (GoHeels.com)

UNC, UVA Renew South's Oldest Rivalry Saturday

No. 20 North Carolina will look to extend its eight-game road win streak when the Tar Heels visit Virginia on Saturday, Oct. 22. The game will kick off at 3 p.m. and will be televised by the Regional Sports Network. Saturday’s game marks the end of a challenging October for the Tar Heels who opened the month against three consecutive ranked teams. (GoHeels.com)

UNC hopes to keep pace in ACC's division race vs. Virginia

North Carolina rebounded with a much-needed victory last week at Miami and the No. 22 Tar Heels look to keep pace in the ACC Coastal Division title race when they visit longtime rival Virginia on Saturday. The Tar Heels (5-2, 3-1 ACC) are tied with Virginia Tech atop the division standings after the Hokies' victory against the Hurricanes on Thursday night. (Associated Press)

North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Virginia Cavaliers Preview and Prediction

North Carolina does just about everything better than Virginia. Mitch Trubisky has been a more productive and efficient quarterback than Kurt Benkert. The Tar Heels run the ball a little better. The UNC receivers are among the best in the country. Defensively, UNC is more accomplished at everything besides rush defense. Prediction: UNC 41, Virginia 20 (Athlon Sports)

M.J. Stewart's competitiveness, instincts, and drive set him apart

How good is UNC cornerback M.J. Stewart? We have heard he is a great talent --- Pro Football Focus raved about Stewart before the season, naming him a preseason All-American and heaping on the praise before his junior season. Pro Football Focus called him one of the best corners in the nation, citing his quickness and athleticism. (Carolina Blue)

UNC receivers fill void left by Mack Hollins' injury

On Monday, UNC announced wide receiver Mack Hollins had surgery on his right collarbone — ending his Tar Heel career. It’s a massive loss for the offense. Hollins finishes his North Carolina career with 81 receptions for 1,667 yards and 20 touchdowns. But as much as the coaching staff and players will miss having Hollins, the job this week is to move forward. (Daily Tar Heel)

Spinning through Hurricanes looking to Virginia

The 22nd ranked team from Chapel Hill has played 4 top 25 teams through seven weeks in 2016 as opposed to no ranked teams to this point last year. We might need to rethink everything. I had the opportunity to talk with Nazair Jones after the Hokies game, and the main thing he said to me is “We have to give ourselves a chance to win.” (Keeping It Heel)

Freshman safety Myles Dorn gaining confidence, reps

Since enrolling last January, Myles Dorn, a 6-2, 210-pound rookie out of Charlotte, has improved his practice habits and adjusted to the college game. Assimilated to the speed of division one football, Dorn's reliability and play-making ability has resulted in an increase amount of game reps. He has produced. (Carolina Blue)

UNC will need more from Theo Pinson, Isaiah Hicks

UNC will roll out three returning starters this season: Point guard Joel Berry, small forward Justin Jackson, and center Kennedy Meeks. Although all three of them will have to step up in different ways, we do have a good idea of what each player will bring to this team. The unknowns are the two new expected starters, Theo Pinson and Isaiah Hicks. (Carolina Blue)

UNC Football Doesn’t Buy-In to “Trap Game” Mentality Against Virginia

Over the first couple weeks of the 2016 college football season, many analysts wondered if Virginia was among the worst teams in a Power Five conference. The Cavaliers have found life recently, however, shifting the narrative quite a bit—with some wondering if the UNC football team’s trip to Charlottesville this weekend should be viewed as a trap game. (Chapelboro.com)

NBA scouts dish on Mavs: Harrison Barnes is solid but could underwhelm

NBA scouts expect the Mavericks' $94 million man Harrison Barnes to serve as an improvement for the departed Chandler Parsons if only because of the injuries Parsons dealt with. But the scouts had a word of caution about Barnesl. "I'm sure he'll put up better numbers than he did in Golden State from a pure points-per-game perspective," one scout said. (Dallas Morning News)

After shooting slump last season, Danny Green could return to form this season

There is reason to believe that Danny Green will bounce back this season. Green received LASIK eye surgery over the summer, meaning there was a good chance that his eyes were bothering him. If that’s the case, receiving this surgery should give a boost to Green’s shooting. If that wasn’t enough, Green’s shooting was much better in the postseason. (Project Spurs)

UNC Women's Soccer Blanks Pitt 3-0 To Get Back In Win Column

A pair of goals early in the second half broke open the game as the #18 UNC women’s soccer team defeated Pittsburgh 3-0 in a heavy rainstorm Thursday night at Ambrose Urbanic Field. The match’s start was delayed by one and one-half hours due to lightning and rain but once it started the Tar Heels pressured Pitt throughout the 90 minutes. (GoHeels.com)

Lucas: UNC Men's Basketball Tours Ft. Bragg

North Carolina’s first road trip of the 2016-17 season wasn’t listed on the official schedule. With only three weeks until the season opener at Tulane, the Tar Heels loaded the team bus on Thursday afternoon and traveled to Fayetteville, where Roy Williams had organized a tour of Ft. Bragg for his team. (GoHeels.com)

OL Caleb Peterson, LB Jonathan Smith Suffer Season-Ending Injuries

UNC senior offensive guard Caleb Peterson will undergo season-ending back surgery on Friday at The Carrell Clinic in Dallas, Texas. Peterson started 42 games in his career and had made 30 consecutive starts before missing the Virginia Tech game. Freshman linebacker Jonathan Smith had successful season-ending surgery on Thursday to repair a fracture in his right foot. (Inside Carolina)

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