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Six storylines: UNC vs. Clemson

Will the UNC defense be able to get off the field after third downs? The troubles of the North Carolina defense have been well-documented. UNC is allowing 42 points per game and giving up 548 yards of total offense to their opponents. To make matters worse, UNC is one of only eight teams in the country allowing opponents to convert over 50 percent of their third downs. (Carolina Blue)

Caleb Pressley Continues to Be Completely Insane

Now that Caleb Pressley has moved to being the signal caller for the offense and wearing the NFL jersey of former Tar Heels on the sideline, the national media has taken notice. USA Today's Nicole Auerbach did a feature on Pressley who has declared himself the "Supervisor of Morale" for UNC football. Speaking of the NFL jerseys, if Pressley doesn't wear Gio Bernard's Cincinnati Bengals jersey for the NC State game, he's doing it wrong. (Tar Heel Blog)

Clemson vs. UNC Game Preview and Prediction

Both teams should have plenty to prove after last week’s losses, but unless North Carolina can solve its defensive concerns, this game is shaping up to be a Clemson blowout. Expect plenty of points, but Clemson’s defense gets enough stops for a runaway win by the Tigers in the fourth quarter. Prediction: Clemson 45, UNC 20 (Athlon Sports)

ACC football preview capsules

The Tar Heels, looking to regroup after last week’s beatdown at East Carolina, head to Death Valley to take on a Clemson team whose true freshman QB Deshaun Watson makes his first career start. Watson threw for 266 yards off the bench against Florida State last week, the most ever by a Tiger freshman. Prediction: Clemson 45, UNC 31 (Wilmington Star News)

Ryan Switzer, little sister share special bond

UNC punt returner extraordinaire Ryan Switzer has Disney songs in his heart, and there is nothing really wrong with that when you start to understand why. He grew up in a house with three sisters, but when another baby girl came along a few years ago, well, she became something else. Little Mykah is his biggest cheerleader and a baby sister to every Tar Heel. (ESPN.com)

Lucas: The Carolina Mile

Let's be honest: it's entirely possible that no one on UNC's 2014-15 basketball team will have to run a mile without stopping ever again once their Tar Heel career is over. It's simply not a basketball-specific exercise. But it's been the capstone for UNC's preseason basketball conditioning ever since the Dean Smith era, and it was contested again on Friday morning at a misty Fetzer track. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels Hoping To Tame Tigers In Death Valley

The 2-1 UNC football team will open its ACC schedule with a trip to Death Valley to face the 1-2 Clemson Tigers Saturday for a nationally-televised 7 p.m. kickoff. UNC will need to reverse its recent trend in head-to-head battles with Clemson as the Tar Heels have dropped four of their last five meetings against the Tigers, including the most recent encounter, a 59-38 loss in 2011. (Chapelboro.com)

Julius Peppers: Final play with Bears cost me my job

Julius Peppers was unable to go out a winner in Chicago. In fact, the last play of his time with the Bears was perhaps the most gut-wrenching of his career. We refer, of course, to Aaron Rodgers' dramatic 48-yard touchdown strike to Randall Cobb that stunned sold-out Soldier Field and lifted the Green Bay Packers to another division title at their rival's expense. (NFL.com)

1951: Ryder Cup Take Break For UNC Football

The PGA of America brought the 1951 Ryder Cup to Pinehurst No. 2. There was a modest media delegation of some 30 correspondents. And what's most amazing is that the PGA scheduled a day off from competition on Saturday, Nov. 3, for golfers on both teams, VIPs and media to travel 70 miles north to Chapel Hill for the UNC vs. Tennessee football game. (GoHeels.com)

Jeff Schoettmer's Ryder Cup Connection

North Carolina junior linebacker Jeff Schoettmer is a friend of PGA golfer Jordan Spieth, who is set to play in his first career Ryder Cup match Friday morning. Spieth and Schoettmer grew up playing football, baseball, basketball and of course, golf, while growing up together in the Dallas area. Both attended Jesuit College Prep. (GoHeels.com)

In desperate time, enigmatic Cowboys LB Bruce Carter finally shows his worth

Bruce Carter has been an enigma in his four years with the Cowboys. So big, so fast, so athletic, so talented — the Cowboys believed they stole him when they found Carter in the second round of the 2011 NFL draft. He carried first-round value on their board but slid to the second because of a college knee injury. (Dallas Morning News)

UNC ‘Focused On Student-Athletes’, All Students’ Success’

UNC Provost Jim Dean gave a detailed report on athletics at the University to the Board of Trustees Wednesday afternoon. The Provost offered a broad look at how student athletes are performing in the classroom, saying the University is on par with other ACC schools in terms of graduation rate and grade point average. (Chapelboro.com)

UNC Injury Report: Clemson

UNC will face Clemson defensive end Vic Beasley with two offensive linemen sitting out including Landon Turner who is listed as doubtful. Turner injured his knee versus San Diego State and is expected to be out for a few weeks. His name showing up as doubtful here is curious to say the least. Losing a defensive lineman isn't ideal either. (Tar Heel Blog)

Mets’ Matt Harvey spotted at Yankee Stadium for Derek Jeter’s final home game

Mets rehabbing ace Matt Harvey is in the Bronx for Derek Jeter’s final home game. He was spotted in the stands by YES network cameras. The Mets are currently playing against the Nationals in Washington. “Must not be a Rangers game tonight,” Mets GM Sandy Alderson said. (New York Daily News)

UNC looks for better defense heading into Clemson

Three games into the season, North Carolina's defense is racking up big totals in all the wrong categories. The Tar Heels gave up 70 points and 789 yards in last weekend's loss at East Carolina. And other than a flurry of takeaways in the first two games, there hasn't been much to feel good about heading into Saturday's ACC opener at Clemson. (WRAL Sports Fan)

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