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Former Tar Heel, Justice-Era Kicker Bob Cox Passes Away

Bob Cox, 90, a kicker on the famed Charlie Justice Carolina teams of the late 1940s, died peacefully on Monday following a stroke. After serving in the Marines during WWII, Bob attended UNC where he was a member of the storied Tar Heel football team that included Charlie “Choo Choo” Justice as a teammate. He also was a member of UNC’s golf team. (GoHeels.com)

Nick Weiler Named A Campbell Trophy Finalist

The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame announced Wednesday the 156 semifinalists for the 2016 William V. Campbell Trophy. The award recognizes an individual as the absolute best football scholar-athlete in the nation. UNC place-kicker Nick Weiler, a third-team All-ACC selection in 2015, is one of the semfinalists. (GoHeels.com)

Larry Fedora Live: Two-Point Conversions

Larry Fedora is a fan of splash plays on special teams, and that includes point-after attempts, where his assortment of formations is designed to keep the opponent engaged after UNC scores a touchdown. In most situations, the checks are not available for the holder to attempt the two-point try, although Joey Mangili saw what he needed to see in UNC’s win over Pittsburgh. (Inside Carolina)

Florida State-North Carolina: By the advanced metrics

The Florida State defense will have their hands full with North Carolina quarterback Mitch Trubisky, who has yet to throw an interception through four games this season. Trubisky is second in the nation in completion percentage (74.5), eighth in passer rating (178.62), ninth in passing yards per attempt (9.5), tenth in touchdowns (10), and tenth in passing yards (1,306). (Tallahassee Democrat)

UNC Basketball Coaches Clinic To Be Held Oct. 7-8

The 2016 Roy Williams North Carolina Basketball Coaches Clinic will be held on Saturday October 8 in the Smith Center in Chapel Hill. Clinic attendees also will have the opportunity to attend the UNC practice on the afternoon of Friday October 7. Don't miss this opportunity to see two early practices of the 2016-17 season for the 2016 NCAA finalists. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Wide Receiver Austin Proehl Embraces His Father’s Legacy

Facing a crucial 4th-and-6 during UNC’s game-winning march down the field against Pitt last Saturday, UNC quarterback Mitch Trubisky found wide receiver Austin Proehl for a first down on a perfectly-executed comeback route. The play capped a career day for the speedy pass catcher who has embraced the pressure of following in his father’s footsteps. (Chapelboro.com)

ACC a confident collective as conference play heats up

Mitch Trubisky has pushed his way into the conversation about the super signal callers of the ACC. Trubisky over two games, completed 30 straight passes. Saturday he hit four consecutive throws on fourth down, passed for 453 yards and five touchdowns. He is the only quarterback in the ACC who has not thrown an interception this season. (WRAL Sports Fan)

20 College Football Quarterbacks Who Had a Breakout September

Mitch Trubisky, North Carolina: Trubisky started the year with a tough matchup against Georgia but has been on a tear over North Carolina’s last three matchups. The junior has tossed 10 touchdowns with no interceptions and ranks second nationally by completing 74.5 percent of his passes. (Athlon Sports)

Video: UNC vs. FSU - Fedora and Fisher Ready For The Challenge

The North Carolina Tar Heels travel to Tallahassee for a Saturday battle with the Florida State Seminoles. The Heels will need to slow down Dalvin Cook while the Noles will have their defensive sights set on Mitch Trubisky and the explosive Carolina offense. View Video...

Lennie Rosenbluth Tribute Event Scheduled for Oct. 12 in Charlotte

The evening includes food catered by Leroy Fox restaurant, craft beer from Sugar Creek Brewing Co and the highlight will be former Tar Heel player David Chadwick interviewing Lennie Rosenbluth. In addition, former Tar Heel player Richard Vinroot will speak about Lennie's impact on the UNC program. At 83 years young, Lennie is full of stories about his basketball career. (Eventbrite)

Ryan Switzer named to Biletnikoff Award watch list

Ryan Switzer, a senior wide receiver at UNC, was named to the Biletnikoff Award watch list, presented to college football’s outstanding receiver. Switzer is coming off a stellar performance in a 37-36 victory over Pittsburgh Saturday in which he tied a UNC and ACC single-game record with 16 catches, and went for 208 yards with one touchdown. (Charleston Gazette)

Nils Bruening Selected ACC Men's Soccer Player Of The Week

North Carolina’s Nils Bruening has been named the ACC Men’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week. Bruening scored four goals, one shy of the school record and the most by a North Carolina men’s soccer player in 14 years, in a 5-0 shutout of No. 16 Boston College on Friday night to keep the Tar Heels a perfect 3-0 in ACC play. (GoHeels.com)

Florida State Update: Harrison suspended, injury report

Florida State wide receiver Ja’Vonn Harrison has been indefinitely suspended for a violation of team rules. Head coach Jimbo Fisher would not disclose what the violation was when he was asked after Tuesday’s practice. Florida State safety Trey Marshall was seen with a boot on walking out of practice. Cornerback Levonta Taylor was not dressed out as well. (Tallahassee Democrat)

UNC professor training internet to recognize images

Computer science professor Jan-Michael Frahm is teaching computers to see. Frahm is the head of the 3D Computer Vision group at UNC. Computer vision focuses on teaching computers to learn and gain information from images. “The goal is to make the computer see, to understand the images as we would understand them when we look at them,” Frahm said. (Daily Tar Heel)

Gene Chizik talks defensive development

After the 2015 football season’s defensive struggles, it is important for the Tar Heels to prove that they have learned from these mistakes in order to dominate this year. The first few games of the 2016 season seemed like just more of the same—characterized by missed tackles, an inability to stop the run, lack of energy. (Carolina Blue)

Florida State's Dalvin Cook offers unique challenge for UNC defense

Another week, another game-breaking running back for North Carolina to prepare for. One week after defending Pittsburgh’s James Conner and a month after struggling against Georgia’s Nick Chubb, defensive coordinator Gene Chizik’s unit faces arguably its tallest task yet — containing Florida State’s Dalvin Cook. “Dalvin Cook is amazing,” Chizik said. (Daily Tar Heel)

Tar Heels continue to condition for upcoming basketball season

College basketball season is right around the corner. And that means the North Carolina basketball team is continuing their conditioning in preparation for the upcoming season. The Tar Heels official basketball Instagram account posted a video of the team during the conditioning process and it looks exhausting. (Keeping It Heel)

FSU's Dalvin Cook Yet Another Test for UNC's Run Defense

Georgia’s Nick Chubb and Pittsburgh’s James Conner often prefer the shortest route from Point A to Point B. The next great running back on North Carolina’s early season gauntlet – Florida State’s Dalvin Cook - is more apt to run past opposing defenses than through them. Cook is second in the ACC in rushing yards this season. (Inside Carolina)

Cam Lindley Assisting UNC Men's Soccer Campaign

Then: Ranked the No. 1 player in the 2016 class by College Soccer News. Then: A 5-star recruit by Top Drawer Soccer. Now: Tied for second in the ACC in assists. Now: Tied for seventh in the nation in assists. First year-midfielder Cam Lindley has only played eight official games in a UNC Soccer jersey, but is already making a name for himself. (GoHeels.com)

Jerry Stackhouse’s “Love for the Game” Vital to His Transition from Player to Coach

Jerry Stackhouse’s accomplishments on the court are clear: AP All-American at UNC, two-time NBA All-Star and one of the top 100 scorers in NBA history. His 18-year NBA career spanned three decades. The traits which made him a valuable NBA veteran leader have translated perfectly into the coaching field where he is now the head coach of the Toronto Raptors 905. (NBA.com)


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