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Pigskin Preview: Fun & Games

North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora, along with various other area college head coaches, answered a variety of questions at the 12th Annual Bill Dooley Chapter Pigskin Preview on Thursday. (Inside Carolina)

UNC's Fedora plays it close to the vest at Pigskin Preview

Ever since UNC coach Larry Fedora said there would be an open quarterback competition entering the 2014 season, the battle between junior incumbent Marquise Williams and redshirt freshman Mitch Trubisky has dominated discussions about the Tar Heels. Moderator Don Shea did his best to glean some information at the 12th annual Bill Dooley Chapter Pigskin Preview on Thursday. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Q&A with Larry Fedora, Part II

Larry Fedora: "Norkeithus Otis comes back with 7.5 sacks. Norkeithus can rush the passer, he really can. He would be the one that has the most experience doing that. I think Norkeithus will come into his own this year. The guy plays the game the way it’s supposed to be played; he plays with a motor all the time. Anytime you do that you got a chance." (Inside Carolina)

Mack Brown, Butch Davis Join ESPN College Football Coverage

Former college football coaches Mack Brown and Butch Davis have joined ESPN as college football analysts, primarily working on the network’s Saturday studio programming, it was announced Thursday by Mark Gross, ESPN senior vice president, production and remote events. Additionally, both will contribute college football commentary across multiple ESPN platforms throughout the year. (ESPN.com)

UNC-Chapel Hill nets $297.5 million in gifts, grants in fiscal 2014

UNC attracted $297.5 million in private gifts and grants in fiscal 2014. The total marked the second-best year in UNC history and was 9 percent higher than the $272.8 million raised in 2013. Commitments also rose by 9 percent, from $284.3 million to $310 million. Commitments, which include pledges as well as gifts, helped create five endowed professorships, plus 58 undergraduate scholarships and graduate fellowships. (UNC.edu)

Fedora continues pedal-to-the-metal mindset

If there was any doubt about Larry Fedora’s continuing commitment to the moment, it was removed Monday when the third-year UNC football coach was asked about incoming freshman quarterback Caleb Henderson’s status for 2014. “I told all of the freshmen to come in ready to play right now. That includes everybody,” Fedora said during the ACC Kickoff in Greensboro. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Back to training camp for Connor Barth

Training camp opens this week for Connor Barth and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The former UNC kicker will be the Bucs' kicker once again, even though Barth missed all of last season with a torn Achilles. "Shoreline Physical Therapy did a great job with my rehab," Barth said. "I had a great surgeon. Hopefully it'll be stronger than it's been and I'll go out and have the best year of my career." (WWAY)

UNC professor dies after Chapel Hill mugging

A professor at UNC died Thursday morning from injuries suffered during a robbery and assault on West University Drive in Chapel Hill, police said. Feng Liu, 59, of Durham, was assaulted at about 1 p.m. Wednesday in a residential area near the intersection of West University Drive and Ransom Street, police said. He was a research professor in UNC's School of Pharmacy. (WRAL.com)

NCAA rule keeps UNC's Fedora, other college coaches from visit to Texas high school coaching clinic

Because of a new NCAA rule that excludes all NCAA Division I coaches from speaking, or even attending, the THSCA coaching clinic, North Carolina’s Larry Fedora’s had to cancel his appearance. “I disagree with it 100 percent,” said Navasota head football coach Lee Fedora, Larry’s brother. (The Eagle)

Photo: UNC Coach Larry Fedora Gave One Of His Assistants A Ridiculous Welt Playing Paintball

As fun as a day trip to play paintball with your friends can be, there is also a downside to the activity – the welts. Anyone who has ever played paintball knows that getting hit hurts, regardless of how tough you are. Tuesday afternoon, North Carolina football head coach Larry Fedora shared a photo of what he did to his tight ends coach Seth Littrell. (College Spun)

Freshmen bring toughness to Tar Heels

The Tar Heels have long had a perception of leaning toward finesse well before Roy Williams tenure began. But Carolina’s freshman class of Joel Berry, Theo Pinson and Justin Jackson could alter that perception this season. The trio arrived on campus with the kind of hunger -- better yet heart -- that has been missing in Chapel Hill for some time. (ESPN.com)

Video: One-on-one with Antawn Jamison

Former UNC All-American and 1997-1998 National Player of the Year Antawn Jamison talks Dean Smith, the Carolina basketball family, Coach Guthridge and more. View Video...

My Carolina Experience: Meghan Lyons

"UNC provided the perfect environment to channel my competitive fire. My time management skills allowed me to immerse myself in several important leadership positions and university organizations, in addition to my academic and athletic responsibilities," says Meghan Lyons. "I was fortunate enough to have a coach who believed that leadership and academic success are positively correlated with success on the field." (GoHeels.com)

ACC's Coastal Division parity provides opportunity for North Carolina

Asked about the potential ceiling for his team, North Carolina coach Larry Fedora replied with a question of his own. “How many games could we play, possibly?” Fifteen, which includes the Atlantic Coast Conference championship and both games in the new College Football playoff. (Burlington Times-News)

New program to allow former UNC athletes to complete unfinished degrees

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol Folt announced a new program on Thursday that will allow athletes who did not finish their degrees to return to the university to do so. The initiative, called "Complete Carolina," will be funded by the university's athletic department. Folt announced the measure during Thursday's Board of Trustees meeting. (WRAL Sports Fan)

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