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Tar Heels accomplishing goals en route to ACC Championship game

Now, No. 8 North Carolina (11-1, 8-0 ACC) is done with a regular season that proved the season-opening loss didn’t get in the way of its goals. This team has come full circle – both literally, as the Tar Heels start their postseason on the same field where they started the regular season, and figuratively. “It’s a totally different team,” Larry Fedora said. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Previewing Maryland

No. 9 North Carolina welcomes Marcus Paige back to the lineup for a top-10 matchup with No. 2 Maryland in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge on Tuesday. Tip-off at the Smith Center is set for 9:30 p.m. and can be seen on ESPN. Maryland enters Tuesday’s contest with a 6-0 record. The Terrapins have won four home games by an average of 13 points per contest. (Inside Carolina)

Marcus Paige makes Maryland-North Carolina epic again

Now that Paige is back, a monster of a Tuesday night has officially been restored. In an 18-day-old season already defined by chaos and change, Maryland vs. North Carolina suddenly promises to be every bit the epic we expected one month ago. (ESPN.com)

Could North Carolina Be This Season’s Ohio State?

If there is an Ohio State clone out there, it may be North Carolina. The comparison isn’t too far off. UNC is a team whose only loss came in the first week of the season—a week earlier than Ohio State’s sole defeat last year. The Tar Heels have been rolling ever since. They would also have the most impressive win if they beat No. 1-ranked Clemson in the ACC championship. (Wall Street Journal)

Charlotte Hornets’ Tyler Hansbrough brings something extra to the game

Charlotte Hornets coach Steve Clifford said he’d be reluctant at that juncture to insert some players who had not played earlier. But with Tyler Hansbrough, he didn’t worry. Hansbrough will give you what he always gives you. Send him out and watch him go — and go, and go. "He’s always ready," Hornets’ guard Kemba Walker says. (Charlotte Observer)

RB Shaun Draughn has 49ers' ‘trust’ as every-down contributor

As a newcomer to the 49ers starting offense, guard Andrew Tiller appreciates how reliable running back Shaun Draughn has become in place of injured Carlos Hyde. How reliable? Draughn played all 56 offensive snaps in Sunday’s 19-13 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. “Shaun runs hard. I like Shaun back there,” Tiller said Monday. “He’s getting into a groove. He’s got our trust up front.” (San Jose Mercury News)

Miami Dolphins' Quinton Coples not surprised Jets waived him, says no incident on team plane

The Jets' decision to waive Quinton Coples last Monday may have come a surprise to some but it didn't catch Coples off guard. Considering his lack of playing time and production, he was almost expecting it. And now that he's with the Dolphins and getting a chance to play he seems happier. (NJ.com)

As the drops mount, Lions TE Eric Ebron's role shrinks

Jim Caldwell wouldn't say the Detroit Lions have cut Eric Ebron's role the past couple weeks. He says it was just a matter of packages. Which is virtually the same thing he said about safety Isa Abdul-Quddus, who apparently isn't a starter even though he's started three straight games over James Ihedigbo and played more than 95 percent of the snaps. (MLive.com)

Howard Lee Honored for Public Service

A former Chapel Hill Mayor was honored by Governor Pat McCrory earlier this month. Howard Lee served as Mayor of Chapel Hill from 1969 through 1975. He was the first African – American to be elected of a predominantly white Southern town. (Chapelboro.com)

Video: Rasheed Wallace drains two one-handed shots at same time in Smith Center

As Rasheed Wallace says, "Ball don't lie." Or, in this case, both balls don't lie. Even at 41 years old, 'Sheed is still getting buckets. The former Tar Heel was back at Chapel Hill hitting shots with both hands — at the same time. How does Wallace do it? Why does Brandon Jennings have this video? Why are we all here? No need to answer any of those questions. Just enjoy Rasheed Wallace. (Sporting News)

Marcus Paige expected to play vs. No. 2 Maryland after injury

North Carolina says senior guard Marcus Paige is expected to return from a right hand injury for Tuesday night's game against No. 2 Maryland in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. The school issued a news release Monday announcing Paige's likely return for the No. 9 Tar Heels, though Paige still had to practice later in the afternoon without a setback. (Associated Press)

Logan’s speed dangerous complement to Hood’s power for UNC

As is the case with many talented Tar Heels on offense, T.J. Logan has to take advantage of the chances he gets. He obviously did that Saturday with 100 rushing yards, for his fourth career 100-yard game, and two touchdowns. “I’m just playing my role,” Logan said. “And when the team needs me to step up and make plays, that’s what I’m going to do." (Raleigh & Company)

Celebrating Quincy Monk

One of the ACC’s numerous National Football League alums, Quincy Monk, passed away on Tuesday at the age of 36 after a battle with stomach cancer....The loss of Quincy Monk hits much closer to home for the people of Onslow County, North Carolina, who knew him long before his college decision forever linked him to a specific ACC allegiance. (ACC Sports Journal)

UNC Back to BOA: Same Stadium, Different Team

No. 8 North Carolina travels to Charlotte this weekend to play a foe from South Carolina in Bank of America Stadium on national television. You may have heard this story before. The difference, however, is that while No. 1 Clemson is superior to South Carolina, the same can be said for the current Tar Heels and their September version. (Inside Carolina)

UNC AD Bubba Cunningham talks about Tar Heels' football schedule

"When we started doing our scheduling when we first got here, the philosophy was, ‘How do we get to a BCS game?’ All you have to do is win your league, so it really didn’t matter who you played with the guaranteed spot,” Bubba Cunningham said in a recent interview. “Now we have the College Football Playoff, so the metrics have changed, and the schedule hasn’t caught up to it yet." (ESPN.com)

Hood, Turner Lead All-ACC Football Selections for UNC

Sixteen members of the Coastal Division champion North Carolina football team were recognized with All-ACC honors Monday, including first-team selections Elijah Hood and Landon Turner, as voted upon by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA). The 14 All-ACC selections for the 2015 teams matches the most in school history. (GoHeels.com)

Video: Roy Williams, Marcus Paige, Justin Jackson Pre-Maryland Press Conference

North Carolina coach Roy Williams, Marcus Paige, and Justin Jackson address the media prior to the Tar Heels' Tuesday matchup with Maryland. View Video...

Gene Chizik named a Broyles Award Finalist

North Carolina first-year defensive coordinator Gene Chizik has been named one of five finalists for the 2015 Broyles Award, which goes to the nation's best assistant coach. Chizik has overseen a complete transformation of the Tar Heels' defensive unit. UNC is the nation's most improved defensive team in the country, allowing 18.2 points fewer in 2015 than last season. (GoHeels.com)

Marcus Paige Expected To Play Against Maryland

UNC guard Marcus Paige is expected to play Tuesday against Maryland in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Paige has missed the Tar Heels’ first six games this season due to a fracture in his right hand, an injury he suffered in practice on November 3rd. Paige’s return is subject to his going through UNC’s practice later on Monday without aggravating the injury. (GoHeels.com)

Video: Fedora, Williams, Rashad & Schoettmer discuss Clemson & ACC Championship Game

North Carolina's Larry Fedora, Marquise Williams, Shakeel Rashad, and Jeff Schoettmer discuss the Tar Heels' upcoming matchup with Clemson in the ACC Championship game. View Video...

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December 1, 1870
Chapel Hill suffers the loss of more of its population during the Civil War than any village in the South, and when student numbers do not recover, the university is forced to close during Reconstruction from December 1, 1870 until September 6, 1875.

December 1, 1945
The Tar Heels set a UNC single-game record with 555 rushing yards in a 27-18 win against Virginia in Chapel Hill.

December 1, 1952
UNC's Frank McGuire era begins with a 70-50 win over The Citadel. McGuire would post a 164-58 record in nine seasons.

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