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UNC, UVA Renew South's Oldest Rivalry Saturday

No. 20 North Carolina will look to extend its eight-game road win streak when the Tar Heels visit Virginia on Saturday, Oct. 22. The game will kick off at 3 p.m. and will be televised by the Regional Sports Network. Saturday’s game marks the end of a challenging October for the Tar Heels who opened the month against three consecutive ranked teams. (GoHeels.com)

UNC hopes to keep pace in ACC's division race vs. Virginia

North Carolina rebounded with a much-needed victory last week at Miami and the No. 22 Tar Heels look to keep pace in the ACC Coastal Division title race when they visit longtime rival Virginia on Saturday. The Tar Heels (5-2, 3-1 ACC) are tied with Virginia Tech atop the division standings after the Hokies' victory against the Hurricanes on Thursday night. (Associated Press)

North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Virginia Cavaliers Preview and Prediction

North Carolina does just about everything better than Virginia. Mitch Trubisky has been a more productive and efficient quarterback than Kurt Benkert. The Tar Heels run the ball a little better. The UNC receivers are among the best in the country. Defensively, UNC is more accomplished at everything besides rush defense. Prediction: UNC 41, Virginia 20 (Athlon Sports)

M.J. Stewart's competitiveness, instincts, and drive set him apart

How good is UNC cornerback M.J. Stewart? We have heard he is a great talent --- Pro Football Focus raved about Stewart before the season, naming him a preseason All-American and heaping on the praise before his junior season. Pro Football Focus called him one of the best corners in the nation, citing his quickness and athleticism. (Carolina Blue)

UNC receivers fill void left by Mack Hollins' injury

On Monday, UNC announced wide receiver Mack Hollins had surgery on his right collarbone — ending his Tar Heel career. It’s a massive loss for the offense. Hollins finishes his North Carolina career with 81 receptions for 1,667 yards and 20 touchdowns. But as much as the coaching staff and players will miss having Hollins, the job this week is to move forward. (Daily Tar Heel)

Spinning through Hurricanes looking to Virginia

The 22nd ranked team from Chapel Hill has played 4 top 25 teams through seven weeks in 2016 as opposed to no ranked teams to this point last year. We might need to rethink everything. I had the opportunity to talk with Nazair Jones after the Hokies game, and the main thing he said to me is “We have to give ourselves a chance to win.” (Keeping It Heel)

Freshman safety Myles Dorn gaining confidence, reps

Since enrolling last January, Myles Dorn, a 6-2, 210-pound rookie out of Charlotte, has improved his practice habits and adjusted to the college game. Assimilated to the speed of division one football, Dorn's reliability and play-making ability has resulted in an increase amount of game reps. He has produced. (Carolina Blue)

UNC will need more from Theo Pinson, Isaiah Hicks

UNC will roll out three returning starters this season: Point guard Joel Berry, small forward Justin Jackson, and center Kennedy Meeks. Although all three of them will have to step up in different ways, we do have a good idea of what each player will bring to this team. The unknowns are the two new expected starters, Theo Pinson and Isaiah Hicks. (Carolina Blue)

UNC Football Doesn’t Buy-In to “Trap Game” Mentality Against Virginia

Over the first couple weeks of the 2016 college football season, many analysts wondered if Virginia was among the worst teams in a Power Five conference. The Cavaliers have found life recently, however, shifting the narrative quite a bit—with some wondering if the UNC football team’s trip to Charlottesville this weekend should be viewed as a trap game. (Chapelboro.com)

NBA scouts dish on Mavs: Harrison Barnes is solid but could underwhelm

NBA scouts expect the Mavericks' $94 million man Harrison Barnes to serve as an improvement for the departed Chandler Parsons if only because of the injuries Parsons dealt with. But the scouts had a word of caution about Barnesl. "I'm sure he'll put up better numbers than he did in Golden State from a pure points-per-game perspective," one scout said. (Dallas Morning News)

After shooting slump last season, Danny Green could return to form this season

There is reason to believe that Danny Green will bounce back this season. Green received LASIK eye surgery over the summer, meaning there was a good chance that his eyes were bothering him. If that’s the case, receiving this surgery should give a boost to Green’s shooting. If that wasn’t enough, Green’s shooting was much better in the postseason. (Project Spurs)

UNC Women's Soccer Blanks Pitt 3-0 To Get Back In Win Column

A pair of goals early in the second half broke open the game as the #18 UNC women’s soccer team defeated Pittsburgh 3-0 in a heavy rainstorm Thursday night at Ambrose Urbanic Field. The match’s start was delayed by one and one-half hours due to lightning and rain but once it started the Tar Heels pressured Pitt throughout the 90 minutes. (GoHeels.com)

Lucas: UNC Men's Basketball Tours Ft. Bragg

North Carolina’s first road trip of the 2016-17 season wasn’t listed on the official schedule. With only three weeks until the season opener at Tulane, the Tar Heels loaded the team bus on Thursday afternoon and traveled to Fayetteville, where Roy Williams had organized a tour of Ft. Bragg for his team. (GoHeels.com)

OL Caleb Peterson, LB Jonathan Smith Suffer Season-Ending Injuries

UNC senior offensive guard Caleb Peterson will undergo season-ending back surgery on Friday at The Carrell Clinic in Dallas, Texas. Peterson started 42 games in his career and had made 30 consecutive starts before missing the Virginia Tech game. Freshman linebacker Jonathan Smith had successful season-ending surgery on Thursday to repair a fracture in his right foot. (Inside Carolina)

Andrew Miller named ALCS MVP for Cleveland Indians, but says he doesn't deserve it

Andrew Miller was named MVP of the American League Championship Series, but he said he didn't deserve the award. The Indians advanced to the World Series on Wednesday with a 3-0 victory over Toronto in Game 5 of the ALCS. Miller helped secure the win with 2 2/3 scoreless innings, which was not surprising. (Cleveland.com)

Video: UNC Football - Juniors Leading the Charge

Mitch Trubisky and M.J. Stewart have both had amazing seasons as they look to repeat as Coastal Champions. Taylor Vippolis breaks down their performances against Miami. View Video...

Isaiah Hicks Named To Malone Award Watch List

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced Thursday the 20 watch list members for the 2017 Karl Malone Power Forward of the Year Award, and UNC senior Isaiah Hicks is on the list. Hicks was the 2016 ACC Sixth Man of the Year and should play a larger role this season after the graduation of 2016 first-team All-America forward Brice Johnson. (GoHeels.com)

Recruiting Storylines: UNC vs UVa

Heading into the summer of his senior year, Jeremiah Clark reduced his list of schools under consideration to six – Miami, UNC, Penn State, Tennessee, Virginia, and Wake Forest. A day after visiting the last of those – Tennessee – he verbally committed to UNC. Since red-shirting in 2014, Clarke has played in every game the past two seasons at defensive tackle. (Inside Carolina)

EPA awards multimillion-dollar contract to Carolina to protect air quality

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Institute for the Environment has been awarded a seven-year contract worth up to $10.2 million from the Environmental Protection Agency to continue and expand operations of its Center for Community Air Quality Modeling and Analysis. (UNC.edu)

UNC Basketball Ranked 6th in Pre-Season Coaches Poll

USA Today released their 2016-17 preseason college basketball poll on Thursday, and North Carolina begins the season ranked 6th in the country. The USA TODAY Sports men's basketball coaches poll is conducted weekly throughout the regular season using a panel of head coaches at Division I schools. (USA Today)

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