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Football Team Kicks Off UNC's "Save The Fox" Campaign

Members of the North Carolina football team kicked off the UNC Athletic Department’s bone marrow blood drive on Tuesday, Oct. 6, as part of the “Save The Fox” campaign to help Superior Court Judge Carl Fox (UNC ’75, '78). Judge Fox was diagnosed in April with myelodysplastic syndrome, a cancer in which the bone marrow fails to make enough healthy blood cells. (GoHeels.com)

Bob McAdoo is the forgotten superstar in the city of Buffalo

When discussing the greatest athletes in Buffalo history, Bob McAdoo has to be on the list. At the zenith of his career, he was the best player in the NBA not named Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. And even then, McAdoo’s play was good enough to earn him an MVP in 1974-75 even with Abdul-Jabbar hunting for the same title. McAdoo was an offensive nightmare. (The Spectrum)

UNC Professor Wins Nobel Prize In Chemistry

Aziz Sancar, a biochemist who has exquisitely mapped part of the DNA repair system in cancer cells, has been honored this year with the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, the Nobel Foundation in Stockholm, Sweden announced Oct. 7. Sancar, the Sarah Graham Kenan Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the UNC School of Medicine, received the call at 5 a.m. at his home, while he was sleeping. (UNC.edu)

Saturday’s results create new ‘reality’ for UNC, NC State

When the dreary wet day began, N.C. State was generally considered the up-and-coming team, with a realistic shot at stealing the Atlantic Division away from perennial frontrunners Clemson and Florida State. North Carolina, by contrast, was a program teetering on the brink. By the time the sun went down, the script had completely flipped and the roles essentially reversed. (Wilmington Star News)

Warriors’ James Michael McAdoo positioned for more playing time

One of the untold stories from the Warriors’ 2015 championship run was long coaches’ meetings about James Michael McAdoo. The rookie forward ended up playing only 10 postseason minutes, but McAdoo thrived so often in practices that the coaching staff probably spent more than 100 times his actual minutes logged trying to figure out ways to get him on the floor. (San Francisco Gate)

Video: Wayne Ellington talks UNC

Wayne Ellington starred at UNC for three season, finishing his Tar Heel career by helping Carolina win the 2009 National Championship. As a three-year starting shooting guard in Chapel Hill, Ellington averaged 14.7 points for his career while shooting 46.3% from the field and 39.7% from three. Ellington, the 2009 Final Four Most Outstanding player, is now the newest member of the Brooklyn Nets. (Carolina Blue)

UNC football cuts down on penalties

UNC did a lot of good things on offense in 2014. But playing mistake-free football was not one of them. This offseason, correcting those mistakes was a point of emphasis for coach Larry Fedora and his staff. Through five games in 2015, the team is seeing good results. UNC averages five penalties for only 38.6 yards a game, tying it with Vanderbilt for 14th in the nation. (Daily Tar Heel)

Fedora Live: Marquise Williams's Maturation

One theme remained consistent in head coach Larry Fedora’s remarks about Marquise Williams during his radio show on Tuesday: maturity. Fedora discussed Williams’s bounce back game at Georgia Tech in length at Top of the Hill restaurant, detailing how quarterback’s age and experience helped him recover from a benching against Delaware. (Inside Carolina)

Da'Norris Searcy Living Out His Dream in NFL

Ever since he could first write his name, Da'Norris Searcy had a Plan A. He never had a Plan B. “Career day would come along and they’d ask me what I wanted to be and I’d tell them I wanted to play in the NFL. They would always say, 'What’s your Plan B?' And I’d always tell them, ‘Plan A and Plan B are the same,'" Searcy recalled. (Tennessee Titans)

Wright On The Money In A 3-0 Men's Soccer Win Over UNC-W

Zach Wright scored a pair of first-half goals to send No. 2 North Carolina to a 3-0 victory over UNCW Tuesday night at Fetzer Field. The win gives the Tar Heels its best start in program history at 9-0-1, and snapped a two-game losing streak to the 18th-ranked Seahawks. The Tar Heels will return to Fetzer on Saturday to take on the Syracuse Orange at 7 p.m. (GoHeels.com)

Video: Inside Look at UNC Football Sports Nutrition

Look behind the scenes at the team that fuels the Tar Heels and helps each individual player maximize their potential through proper diet and specialized nutritional guidance. View Video...

Video: UNC Men's Soccer Blanks #18 UNCW 3-0

Zach Wright scored a pair of goals in the first half and Alan Winn added a third late in the second to give the #2 Tar Heels a 3-0 win over #18 UNCW on October 6th, 2015. View Video...

Carolina physicists played key roles in Nobel Award-winning project

Canadian scientist Arthur B. McDonald, one of two scientists awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize for Physics, led a research project that included physicists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The prize was announced Oct. 6 by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. (UNC.edu)

Three Larry Brown stories

Larry Brown is one of the most interesting, frustrating, entertaining and infuriating figures in the history of the sport. He’s a basketball savant. And he’s entirely unreliable. His selfishness is self-evident, but he’s also one of the great teachers of the game. He’s perpetually anxious, uncommonly detailed, overwhelmingly successful and unceasingly unhappy. Three Larry Brown stories come to mind. (NBC Sports)

Behind UNC's Trick Play TD

Quinshad Davis was not expecting his fourth career touchdown pass following Georgia Tech’s lost fumble near midfield on Saturday. He had played the previous possession, and Bug Howard was due to rotate in at split end. UNC offensive coordinator Seth Littrell, sensing an opportunity for his offense to complete a 21-point rally, called the play with 11:35 remaining. (Inside Carolina)

Marquise Williams: 'Fans want to see you win games'

On the day he turned twenty-three (“the MJ year” they call it in Chapel Hill) and was named ACC Offensive Back of the Week for leading a record-breaking comeback win over Georgia Tech, UNC quarterback Marquise Williams joined The David Glenn Show by phone to talk about his performance. Marquise spoke candidly on a number of topics. (ACC Sports Journal)

2015-16 UNC Basketball Media Guide Available Now

The 2015-16 North Carolina men's basketball media guide is now available online and can be downloaded for free as a PDF on GoHeels.com. The 208-page media guide contains player and staff profiles, information on the Smith Center and Tar Heel basketball history. Also included is the Carolina basketball record book. (GoHeels.com)

Gab Major Repeats As ACC Field Hockey Player Of The Week

For the second week in a row, Tar Heel sophomore Gab Major has been honored as the ACC Field Hockey Offensive Player of the Week. The forward from Royersford, Pa., tied a school record with five goals in UNC’s 8-3 win at No. 4 Virginia on Friday. Major scored UNC’s second, third, fifth, seventh and eighth goals and also assisted on the first as the Tar Heels improved to 10-1. (GoHeels.com)

Predicting the top 20 wings for the 2015-16 college basketball season

Justin Jackson arrived in Chapel Hill last season as a consensus top-15 recruit in the class of 2014, but he didn’t garner as much attention as some of his freshman peers. That’s likely to change this season, because Jackson—a possible first-round pick in this year’s draft had he declared—should be one of the top scorers on a national championship contender. (Sports Illustrated)

Buccaneers Sign Kicker Connor Barth

On Tuesday, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced that they have signed kicker Connor Barth. The move comes after the team released rookie Kyle Brindza, who had been the team’ starter through their first four games. Barth, a seven-year veteran, spent most of his NFL career with the Buccaneers. He was the team’s kicker from 2009 to 2012 after playing with the Chiefs his rookie season. (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

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