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Review group involves UNC student-athletes to discuss their academic life

UNC administrators are making an effort to include student-athletes in the policies around the academic-athletic scandal. This past spring, the Student-Athlete Academic Initiative Working Group, which spent two years updating academic policies for student athletes, closed out its work and implemented the Student-Athlete Academic Process Review Group. (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC vs. UGA Football Goes Back More than a Century

As is befitting the two oldest state universities in the country, the football rivalry between UNC and the University of Georgia goes back more than a century, with the teams first meeting in Atlanta, site of this year’s game, in 1895. Carolina won the first game, held on October 26, 1895, 6-0, and followed that with another win over Georgia just five days later. (UNC.edu)

Five takeaways from UGA vs UNC media day

The Tar Heels' 11-3 record is reason enough to think that they are a formidable opponent, but Georgia coach Kirby Smart seems to have a healthy respect for their individual personnel. He called UNC slot receiver and return man Ryan Switzer "a scary guy" and told reporters that he and his staff have been using a starter, Isaiah McKenzie, to emulate him in practice. (247 Sports)

Starter, bench or DNP: Tyler Zeller ready for any role with Celtics

The NBA is full of highs and lows for players. Few understand this as well as Tyler Zeller, a player who has gone from starting to being a backup to not playing at all. And through it all, you never heard him gripe about it. It’s among the many reasons you hear teammates talk about how much they respect the way he's handled some difficult situations. (CSN New England)

UGA QBs flip practice order as Greyson Lambert goes first

Georgia’s top two quarterbacks were practicing in a different order on Monday during the media viewing period. Fifth-year senior Greyson Lambert went first and freshman Jacob Eason went second. That’s a change from the last practice open to the media on Friday. Earlier in the day, coach Kirby Smart said that he wasn’t ready to name a starter (Online Athens)

Hollins' suspension, offensive line raise questions for UNC offense

When Larry Fedora arrived in 2012, he tried to provide answers for a middling UNC offense. Four years later, the focus remains on the offense — but the questions have changed. On Saturday, redshirt junior quarterback Mitch Trubisky will make his first career start when No. 22 UNC takes on No. 18 Georgia in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in Atlanta. (Daily Tar Heel)

Scout’s honor: What drives UNC’s Elijah Hood

Elijah Hood keeps the proof in his wallet just in case it comes up in conversation and he wants to show people that, yes, he really is an Eagle Scout. The stories are one thing. Hood, the North Carolina junior running back, can talk about all the merit badges, the boyhood adventures in the woods, or in the water, but his Eagle Scout card is tangible proof. (Charlotte Observer)

Chase Rice Has Major Love for Both Old and New Fans

Connecting with fans is important for any artist, but Chase Rice makes a big point to spread the love out to his supporters as much as he can. While his schedule gets busy with touring and recording, he never forgets the ones who have been there from the start. (Sounds Like Nashville)

College Football's Top 40 Breakout Players for 2016

Which players are primed for a breakout year? Mitch Trubisky, Quarterback, North Carolina: Marquise Williams departs after earning second-team All-ACC honors, but there’s not much concern at quarterback for the Tar Heels. Trubisky has passed for 1,014 yards and 11 scores over 21 career appearances. (Athlon Sports)

The mystery of the Old Well: How UNC Week of Welcome traditions got started

Drinking from the Old Well on the first day of classes is now a campus legend — it supposedly helps students achieve a 4.0 GPA — but historians actually are not sure of the ritual's origins. “It only goes back to the 1980s,” University historian Cecelia Moore said. While campus historians have tried to figure out who started the tradition, they have not found conclusive answers. (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC's Right Guard & Punter Spots Still in Play

Larry Fedora made it clear on Monday those interested in the right guard and punter positions would have to wait a few more days for resolution. Redshirt freshman Tommy Hatton worked primary with the ones at right guard during the second half of training camp, although Fedora declined to say that anybody had separated from the group at right guard. (Inside Carolina)

Rams release defensive lineman Quinton Coples

Defensive lineman Quinton Coples was released Monday by the Los Angeles Rams, who are trimming their roster from 90 to 75 players. Coples was a first-round pick by the New York Jets in 2012 and was transitioning from defensive end to defensive tackle during training camp. Coples played three-plus seasons with the Jets and about a half-season with the Dolphins. (ESPN.com)

Patriots OL Jonathan Cooper returns to practice for first time since July 30

New England Patriots right guard Jonathan Cooper returned to practice Monday for the first time since being carted off the field in the team's first full-pads practice of training camp on July 30. Cooper took part in warmups before leaving to the lower practice field with other rehabilitating players for conditioning work. (ESPN.com)

Budding project at UNC gives repurposed flowers to hospital patients

Founded by UNC graduate students Katie Stember and Aspen Gutgsell, Heeling Flowers is a blossoming organization that turns unwanted flowers from events into bouquets for patients at UNC Hospitals. “We were inspired to start the project at UNC after reading a story about a woman in Idaho who turned unwanted flowers from weddings into bouquets for hospice care patients,” Stember said. (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC Depth Chart Analysis - Defense

On Monday, North Carolina released their week one depth chart. The first thing that stands out is the number of true freshman and redshirt freshman on the defensive two-deep. UNC's defense is young. There are only three seniors on the two-deep. That is great for the future, but makes health so much more important. Experience depth is a huge question mark. (Carolina Blue)

No. 22 UNC prepares to play without Mack Hollins vs. No. 18 Georgia

North Carolina has known all summer it won't have one of its top receivers and special-teams performers for the first half of its opener against No. 18 Georgia. The No. 22 Tar Heels are still tweaking how they'll adjust the lineup with senior Mack Hollins serving a suspension due to a targeting penalty from the bowl loss to end last season. (Associated Press)

UNC Depth Chart Analysis - Offense

On Monday, UNC released their week-one depth chart. This was the first glimpse of the depth chart since before preseason camp started. What stands out is that Tommy Hatton and R.J. Prince were give the "OR" treatment at first team right guard. A source told CarolinaBlue on Monday that Hatton will get the start, but Prince will play. (Carolina Blue)

Roy Williams on the changes in the recruiting landscape

Recruiting has changed a lot since Roy Williams arrived at North Carolina before the 2003-2004 season. Now entering his 14th season, Williams, a self-described old-school guy, must navigate the confusing world of AAU, shoe companies, handlers, "mentors", and aspects of social media that didn't exist a few years back. (Carolina Blue)

Scoles, Treacy Sweep ACC Weekly Volleyball Honors

UNC pin hitters Julia Scoles and Taylor Treacy captured the first two ACC weekly awards of the season on Monday after leading the Tar Heels to the Penn State Classic title including a historic victory over No. 9 Penn State in State College. Redshirt senior Taylor Treacy was named ACC Player of the Week, while Scoles earned ACC Freshman of the Week. (GoHeels.com)

ICTV: UNC QB Mitch Trubisky Ready to Start Strong

Mitch Trubisky has worked and waited for three years to start his first college football game, and Saturday is finally the day. After a defeat in the 2015 season opener to South Carolina, he says the Tar Heels have learned from the past are more confident and prepared this time around. Watch the junior quarterback's entire game week press conference. (Inside Carolina)

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