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Box Score: Virginia Tech 59, North Carolina 7

View the complete box score from North Carolina's 59-7 ACC Coastal Division road loss to Virginia Tech on Saturday in Blacksburg. (View Box Score)

Aerial Glimpse of UNC's Massive Construction Project

The giant UNC athletics construction project began in the spring of 2017 just after Carolina football's spring practice wrapped on Navy Field and other Olympic sports concluded for the season. The project is a large undertaking. North Carolina football is adding a state-of-the-art indoor facility with 120-yard synthetic field and two full outdoor practice fields. (Inside Carolina)

A look at the process of developing QB Mitch Trubisky

When coordinator Dowell Loggains detailed the Bears’ offensive game plan for the Panthers, rookie quarterback Mitch Trubisky immediately noticed the differences. ‘‘Well, it’s a different defense,’’ Loggains said he told Trubisky. ‘‘Baltimore is not Carolina, and Minnesota wasn’t those two [defenses]. Everything is different." (Chicago Sun-Times)

UNC Institute of Marine Sciences marks 70 years of discovery

For 70 years, the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences, located in Morehead City, has provided a home for Carolina scientists — from undergraduate students to tenured professors — to study the complex marine and coastal systems of North Carolina and beyond..The Institute of Marine Sciences began in 1947 as the Institute of Fisheries Research. (UNC.edu)

Top five UNC non-Duke basketball matchups in 2017-18

November 29: UNC vs. Michigan: Here’s another non-ACC game to circle on your basketball calendar as John Beilein leads his Wolverines into the Dean Dome. These two teams haven’t met since the 1993 national championship game. Yep, that one. We’ll be interested to hear many times the name “Chris Webber” comes up on the broadcast. (DieHards.com)

Jawad Williams, Joji Takeuchi a dynamic duo for Alvarka

When a team has a deep bench, a coach has a better set of options to choose from. For the Alvark Tokyo, it’s clear that new coach Luka Pavicevic has this luxury. And having two bona-fide stars in Joji Takeuchi and Jawad Williams at power forward is a good “problem” to have. The Alvark are benefiting from the veteran leadership and excellent fundamentals of both men. (Japan Times)

150 and counting: Panthers’ Julius Peppers can’t detail his sacks, so we helped him

When he was with the Carolina Panthers during their Super Bowl season two years ago, now-retired defensive end Jared Allen talked proudly about how he kept track of all the quarterbacks he’d sacked during his career. “He’s in my book,” Allen would say when asked about a particular quarterback. That’s not the case with Julius Peppers. (Charlotte Observer)

Carolina Football Visits No. 14 Virginia Tech Saturday

UNC plays its second ACC road game of 2017 Saturday when the Tar Heels visit No. 14 Virginia Tech at 3:30 p.m. on ESPN2. UNC fell to 1-6 on the year with a 20-14 loss to Virginia last weekend in Chapel Hill. Michael Carter rushed for a career-best 157 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Tar Heels, who had their seven-game winning streak against Virginia snapped. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Volleyball's Winning Streak Stopped At Five

North Carolina's hot streak was halted on Friday, as the first-place Pittsburgh Panthers took down the Tar Heels in straight sets to remain the lone undefeated team atop the ACC standings. The Tar Heels entered the weekend on a five-match winning streak, finishing the first half of ACC play at 10-8 (7-3 ACC), while Pittsburgh used its 13th straight victory to move to 16-4 (9-0 ACC). (GoHeels.com)

No. 5 UNC Field Hockey Falls To No. 2 Duke, 3-2

No. 2 Duke scored twice in the first half and went on to a 3-2 field hockey win over No. 5 North Carolina Friday evening in an Atlantic Coast Conference field hockey battle at Williams Field at Jack Katz Stadium. The Blue Devils improved to 13-2 overall and 4-2 in conference play. UNC fell to 12-4 (3-3 ACC) with the loss. "Hats off to Duke," UNC coach Karen Shelton said. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels Edge Memphis In Basketball Scrimmage, 70-64

Joel Berry II scored a game-high 14 points and had four assists and four steals in 21 minutes to lead UNC to a 70-64 win over Memphis in a scrimmage Friday. Berry made 4 of 6 three-pointers for Carolina, which shot 7 of 20 from behind the arc. Luke Maye was the other Tar Heel to score in double figures with 11. Freshman Garrison Brooks grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels tight end Brandon Fritts speaks up

Brandon Fritts decided he wasn’t going to just sit there as a chance for the UNC football team to achieve a winning record was slipping away. “I was definitely frustrated,” Fritts, a junior tight end, said of last week’s halftime message to his teammates. “I just tried to light a fire under our guys’ butts. We weren’t playing inspired football. Frustration just started flaring up.” (Burlington Times-News)

By the (Advanced) Numbers: Virginia Tech-North Carolina Preview

The Tar Heels need two things to happen in order to pull off the upset: 1) They need to find a way to get their offense to put up points, and 2) Stop Virginia Tech from feasting on their weak defense. Given the statistical tendencies pointing to the Hokies gaining plenty of yards, the biggest threat to their chances would come from failing to convert scoring opportunities into points. (The Key Play)

How 16 words are helping UNC’s Larry Fedora cope with his most difficult season

A little more than two years have passed since one of the most triumphant Saturdays of Larry Fedora’s tenure at North Carolina: the overtime victory at Virginia Tech, where Quinshad Davis’ dramatic catch in the end zone sealed the Tar Heels’ win. The memories of that victory came back to Fedora this week while he prepared his team for another trip to Blacksburg. (Charlotte Observer)

Breaking down the Virginia Tech-North Carolina matchup

Disregarding the NFL departures, youth, injuries and mounting losses, North Carolina has not had a terrible year. Alas, you cannot disregard that stuff. It's been a nightmare season for the Tar Heels and Larry Fedora, a perfect storm of everything going wrong at once, and it doesn't look like there's a light at the end of the tunnel anytime soon. (Roanoke Times)

Carolina Closet hopes to make business wear more accessible

No need to worry about what to wear for Casual Friday at the office anymore — Carolina Closet has got you covered. The new organization is bringing business casual and business formal attire to Avery Residence Hall, next to Carolina Cupboard, that students can rent for free. The intent is to give students access to clothing for events that require business wear. (Daily Tar Heel)

New York Knicks Sign Isaiah Hicks to Two-Way Contract

After spending training camp with the Charlotte Hornets, former North Carolina forward Isaiah Hicks agreed Thursday to a two-way contract with the New York Knicks. The deal will allow Hicks to play for the Knicks’ G-League affiliate Westchester Knicks–equivalent to baseball’s version of the minor leagues–with the ability to be called up to the main roster in New York. (Chapelboro.com)

Hokies eager to get back to work when North Carolina visits

Virginia Tech returns from a week off for self-scouting and healing with a pretty clear sense of the challenge ahead. The Hokies are a game behind No. 8 Miami and Virginia in the loss column in the ACC's Coastal Division. They will get started on that ambitious closing stretch against a North Carolina team that is reeling, having lost four in a row. (Associated Press)

Carolina Insider Podcast: Redemption, Virginia Tech Football Preview & More

Get a detailed look at Redemption, the new book about the Tar Heels' 2017 NCAA championship season, and preview Saturday's football game at Virginia Tech in Friday's edition of the Carolina Insider podcast. Jones Angell and Adam Lucas visit with UNC senior associate athletic director Steve Kirschner. Angell and Lucas also preview the football game, set for Saturday in Blacksburg, Va. (GoHeels.com)

Countdown to Kickoff: UNC vs. Virginia Tech

UNC travels to Blacksburg Saturday as a significant underdog to Justin Fuente’s 14th-ranked Virginia Tech Hokies. The Tar Heels have lost nine straight games to Power 5 opponents and will encounter the most difficult challenge of that stretch against a Hokies squad that ranks top-30 nationally in 14 statistical categories, including seventh in scoring defense. (Inside Carolina)


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