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Tar Heels prepare for test in Tallahassee

Now, UNC heads to Tallahassee to face No. 12 Florida State, trying to end its three-game losing streak against ranked opponents. The Tar Heels and their coach repeatedly remark on FSU's "talent," on both sides of the ball. Notably, the Seminoles offense features running back Dalvin Cook who has an ACC second-best 495 rushing yards this season. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Police release photo rendering that could identify suspect in Faith Hedgepeth murder

Officials with the Chapel Hill Police Department have released a composite sketch and report that they believe could help identify the man responsible for the 2012 murder of Faith Hedgepeth. Now, more than four years after her murder, a "snapshot tool" created by Parabon NanoLabs has created a 3-D sketch of the suspect based on his DNA traits. (WRAL.com)

North Carolina seeks signature win at Florida State

It’s true that North Carolina’s receivers, among the deepest groups in the nation, probably warrant more attention. It’s true, too, that UNC has won 14 of its last 15 regular-season games and still isn’t earning much national respect. But there’s also a reason fans might be sleeping on the Tar Heels: There simply isn’t a single signature win on Larry Fedora’s resume. (ESPN.com)

Video: Larry Fedora Monday Pre-Florida State Press Conference

North Carolina head football coach Larry Fedora met with the media Monday to further discuss the Tar Heels' last-second win over Pittsburgh two days earlier and to look ahead to this weekend's matchup at Florida State. Here is what the coach had to say. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Mitch Trubisky, Ryan Switzer Among ACC Players of the Week

North Carolina had two players recognized following their ACC and school record-setting performances in the Tar Heels’ 37-36 win over Pitt, as quarterback Mitch Trubisky was tabbed the ACC Offensive Back of the Week and Ryan Switzer the Receiver of the Week. Trubisky was also named the Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week. (The ACC)

Five With Fedora: Pitt Game

Larry Fedora: "Look at the catches that Switz made on fourth down and the winning catch that Bug made with the guy draped all over him. We made the plays when we had to make them. When you put yourself behind on the scoreboard it can be tough to comeback in any game. So again, I was proud of the maximum effort they gave us down the stretch." (GoHeels.com)

Photo: Unreal look at Bug Howard's catch

A closer look at UNC senior wide receiver Bug Howard's last second catch shows that it was truly more miraculous than it seemed. Howard first touched the pass with two hands, but brought it down with one. Here's a closer look. (Carolina Blue)

Which college basketball rivalry will be the season's most important?

The North Carolina-Duke and Louisville-Kentucky rivalries will both be entertaining. Both will be mean. (UNC-Duke is hardly civilized; The Tar Heels' academic scandal and Grayson Allen’s tripping propensity do not go unnoticed in opposing gyms.) But Duke-North Carolina, in the grand scheme of things, will be slightly more meaningful. (ESPN.com)

Ryan Switzer leaves it all on the field in UNC’s win

Ryan Switzer didn’t have much left to give when UNC faced a 4th-and-9 with less than a minute left in the Tar Heels’ ACC opener against Pittsburgh on Saturday. At that point, the senior receiver had hauled in 15 balls for 199 yards. He had caught four passes on the drive already — including a sliding 15-yard catch on 4th-and-6 that kept the game alive for UNC. (Daily Tar Heel)

Video: Larry Fedora Post-Pitt Locker Room Speech

North Carolina coach Larry Fedora had a message for his team after the Tar Heels rallied to defeat Pittsburgh, 37-36 on Saturday in Chapel Hill. View Video...

2016 Clippers Player Preview: Raymond Felton

Raymond Felton projects as the third point guard on the Los Angeles Clippers' roster, behind Chris Paul and Austin Rivers, filling the role Pablo Prigioni played in the second half of the season for the Clippers last year. He’s a significant upgrade over Prigioni on both sides of the ball, and should be in line to play more minutes than Pablo got last year. (Clips Nation)

Trubisky, Finley combine for 16 TDs with no INTs

Two of the nation's most efficient quarterbacks play in the same conference for schools less than an hour apart in the same state. North Carolina's Mitch Trubisky and NC State's Ryan Finley have combined to throw 16 touchdown passes with no interceptions, and their completion rate is 75 percent (163 of 217). Trubisky has been especially sharp. (Associated Press)

Protesters sit out national anthem in student section at Pittsburgh game

Four days after Keith Lamont Scott, a black man, was shot and killed by Charlotte police, more than 100 students wearing black protested police brutality in the student section of Kenan Memorial Stadium during Saturday’s game against Pittsburgh. The students sat silently while the national anthem played. Many raised their fists. (Daily Tar Heel)

Video: Jerry Stackhouse NBA Career Highlights

New Raptors 905 head coach and former Tar Heel, Jerry Stackhouse, was a great player during his tenure in the NBA. Lets look back at his best career highlights. View Video...

Extra Points: Stone Cold

The Fade to Bug will take its spot alongside Gio Bernard’s punt return vs. N.C. State in 2012 and Amos Lawrence’s draw play vs. Duke in 1978 in the handful of colossal last-minute, game-winning plays for the Tar Heels. In the aftermath there were comparisons to the Tar Heels’ monster rally at Georgia Tech in the ACC opener from last year that set off the dominoes toward the ACC division title. (GoHeels.com)

Bug Howard describes game-winning catch, final moments

UNC wide receiver Bug Howard will go down in North Carolina football lore as making one of the biggest and more miraculous catches even in Kenan Stadium. With five seconds remaining in the game and UNC down six to Pittsburgh, center Lucas Crowley hiked the ball to quarterback Mitch Trubisky who tossed the ball to the right front corner of the end zone. (Carolina Blue)

UNC's Identity Coming into Focus

Stats rarely lie, although emotion lacks a numerical value that can be factored into an equation. Pitt ran at will – 228 rushing yards at a 4.9-yards-per-carry clip through three quarters – until the Tar Heel defense decided it was time to make enough plays to give its offense an opportunity to win the game. Three of Pitt’s final four drives were three-and-outs. (Inside Carolina)

No. 5 Carolina Field Hockey Knocks Off No. 2 Duke, 3-2

Tar Heel sophomore Eva van’t Hoog scored twice in just over three minutes, tying the score then giving UNC the lead for good in a 3-2 field hockey win over No. 2 Duke Sunday at Francis E. Henry Stadium. The win completed a stellar stretch for the fifth-ranked Tar Heels, who in consecutive games knocked off the top two teams in the national rankings. (GoHeels.com)

Foolish to sleep on UNC’s Switzer during record day

It’s doubtful that opponents will continue to “sleep on” UNC’s receivers, particularly Ryan Switzer. So maybe there will no longer be a need for bathrobes during warmups? “Mack Hollins kept saying that they’re sleeping on us. So we grabbed bathrobes and warmed up for five minutes.” Switzer proceeded to figuratively undress the Pittsburgh secondary all day. (Raleigh & Company)

UNC Volleyball Escapes Boston College Comeback Bid

No. 12 UNC volleyball cruised to a 2-0 match lead, but an hour later the Tar Heels found themselves facing match point at Boston College, down 14-13 in the fifth set. UNC retained its poise and battled to a 21-19 victory to claim its second five-set victory of the week. The win lifts Carolina to 10-2 (2-0 ACC), while Boston College falls to 5-7 (0-2 ACC). (GoHeels.com)


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