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Defense Savoring Its Moment Following UNC Football’s Win Over Miami

Up until the UNC’s 20-13 win over Miami on Saturday, it had become common practice for anyone talking or writing about the Tar Heels to mention the deficiencies on defense. After that same defense saved the game against the Hurricanes, though, defensive tackle Jeremiah Clarke wasn’t afraid to admit that the criticism helped them savor their moment that much more. (Chapelboro.com)

Running game will be key to Virginia snapping losing streak vs UNC

UNC coach Larry Fedora has the Cavaliers’ number, and that number is six, as in 6-0. He has never lost to Virginia, 4-0 against the Wahoos as the Tar Heels’ coach, and 2-0 against UVa as Southern Mississippi’s coach. His favorite win of the six? The first meeting at Southern Miss against Al Groh’s team. The Eagles came back from a 34-17 deficit to win. (Charlottesville Daily Progress)

Detroit Pistons still 'desire' contract extension with Reggie Bullock

Detroit Pistons president-coach Stan Van Gundy said Wednesday the organization remains in contact with the representatives of swingmen Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Reggie Bullock for possible contract extensions. The deadline is Oct. 31. If deals aren’t reached, the two players will be restricted free agents next summer. (Detroit Free Press)

ICTV: Austin Proehl Filling The WR Void for UNC

Mack Hollins' absence is daunting, but Austin Proehl is using it as motivation. Proehl says stepping up is what he's practiced for his whole life, and while he provides a different skillset than Hollins, he's relying on his experience and preparation for Saturday's matchup at Virginia. It's not as if Proehl isn't used to a starting role or the bright lights. (Inside Carolina)

Davis Love III said thoughts turn to his father at his greatest moments

Davis Love III said his thoughts after winning golf tournaments and being the captain for winning U.S. Ryder Cup teams invariably turn to his late father, the PGA professional who taught him to play the game and how to conduct himself off the course. Getting the news on Tuesday that he was elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame was no different. (Florida Times-Union)

Video: Larry Fedora Wednesday Post Practice Interview

North Carolina football coach Larry Fedora met with the media following Wednesday's practice to discuss the situation without having Mack Hollins at wide receiver, facing Virginia this weekend and more. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

UNC organizations part of hurricane relief efforts for Eastern N.C.

Several organizations at UNC are leading relief efforts for areas of Eastern North Carolina that were most affected by Hurricane Matthew. The UNC American Indian Center is serving as a University-wide drop-off center for supplies they've been transporting weekly to the Lumbee tribal center in Pembroke, said Amy Hertel, director of the American Indian Center. (Daily Tar Heel)

Andrew Miller on the Evolution of his Slider

If you didn’t already know that Andrew Miller has a great slider, you do now. The lanky left-hander has been dominating the postseason. He’s also been garnering plenty of media attention, including here at FanGraphs. (FanGraphs)

Justin Jackson named to Julius Erving Watch List

Tar Heels junior Justin Jackson was one of 20 forwards in the country named to the Julius Erving Award Watch List on Wednesday. The award recognizes the nation’s top small forward in college basketball and is named after Hall of Famer Julius Erving who spent 16 years playing professionally. The award is in its third year. (Keeping It Heel)

Chansky’s Notebook: Did Tyler Know?

Tyler Hansbrough made the best decision ever. Can you believe the Tar Heels are about to begin their eighth basketball season since Tyler Hansbrough graduated? UNC’s all-time leading scorer and rebounder has played seven years in the NBA for the Pacers, Raptors and most recently the Hornets. (Chapelboro.com)

Andrew Miller wins well-deserved ALCS MVP

The Cleveland Indians won Game 5 of the American League Championship Series on Wednesday, and afterward reliever Andrew Miller was named the series' Most Valuable Player. He delivered each time out. All told, Miller worked 7 2/3 innings, striking out 14 batters and allowing zero runs on three hits and no walks. (CBS Sports)

Injuries Forcing OL Youth Movement for UNC

North Carolina’s offensive line entered the season labeled as one of the nation’s most experienced with seniors penciled into four starting positions. Seven games in, the Tar Heels are leaning heavily on inexperienced linemen due to injuries. (Inside Carolina)

Larry Fedora Wednesday practice notes

Larry Fedora on replacing WR Mack Hollins (out for the season): "I feel confident with the guys we are going to put out on the field." He notes that a lot of young guys will step in on special teams to replace Hollins (he started on all four return and cover teams). On wide receivers coming in: "(Austin) Proehl, (Anthony) Ratliff will step up and make plays for us." (Carolina Blue)

Sports Illustrated ACC Basketball Preview

2. North Carolina: The Tar Heels won’t drop off too far after their national-runner-up season. They could have the best offense in the country other than Duke’s—a balanced attack led by two super-efficient veterans in wing Justin Jackson and point guard Joel Berry, who along with Brice Johnson was their most valuable offensive player in the 2016 NCAA tournament. (Sports Illustrated)

Gimghoul Castle still a source of lore in Chapel Hill

Gimghoul Castle, located about a half a mile east of Davis Library, has been the source of many rumors and legends at UNC. The castle was built on the site of the alleged death of Peter Dromgoole. The Order of Gimghoul, a secret society of male students and faculty, uses the castle as a meeting place. (Daily Tar Heel)

Mitch Trubisky Added To Maxwell Award Watch List

UNC junior quarterback Mitch Trubisky was among the players added to the 2016 Maxwell Award watch list on Wednesday. Trubisky is fifth in the nation in total completions (179), sixth in completion percentage (70.5), ninth in total yards (2,068), 12th in pass efficiency rating (156.78), 19th in passing yards per game (295.4) and 18th in TD passes (15). (GoHeels.com)

Roy Williams on replacing UNC's "two best players"

Roy Williams knows that UNC will miss Marcus Paige and Brice Johnson. Paige was UNC's best defender and leader. He was also a consistent force on offense. It also will not be easy to to replace what Johnson did inside for UNC. "Those are two big questions for us right now," Williams said when asked about replacing Paige and Johnson. (Carolina Blue)

CBS Sports' 1-351 college basketball rankings

6. North Carolina: The reigning national runner-up will be in the mix for another Final Four. Kennedy Meeks, Joel Berry, Theo Pinson, Justin Jackson and Isaiah Hicks make up a terrific starting five, and Nate Britt's a terrific sixth man. UNC should get nice production in spots from five-star frosh Tony Bradley as well. (CBS Sports)

ESPN Mid-Season All-ACC Football Team

WR Ryan Switzer, UNC. Switzer has been known as a stellar punt returner, but he has proved himself as a receiver through the first half this season, leading the ACC in receptions per game (8.3) and ranking second in receiving yards per game (86.6); C Lucas Crowley, UNC. Crowley has had some big games for North Carolina . (ESPN.com)

Thomas Wolfe on the UNC-Virginia Game

The eve of the UNC-Virginia football game is also a good time to revisit Thomas Wolfe’s classic student essay, “Ye Who Have Been There Only Know,” published in the Tar Heel on December 13, 1919. Wolfe writes of his fond memories of the annual trip by train from Chapel Hill to Richmond, where the two teams often met in the early 20th century. (UNC.edu)

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