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Dwight Jones, Ebele Okakpu sit out UNC pro day
The birthday bash that briefly cost University of North Carolina wide receiver Dwight Jones his eligibility also means he sat out Tuesday when the rest...

UNC won't let Ebele Okakpu participate in pro day
Ebele Okakpu had hoped to work out for NFL scouts at North Carolina next week despite being dismissed from the team last fall. The school...

Depth at linebacker made Okakpu’s dismissal an easy call
North Carolina linebacker Ebele Okakpu was dismissed from the program Monday for what coach Everett Withers termed “conduct detrimental to the team.” Though Withers declined...

Monday Football Press Conference Interviews, October 17
Statement regarding dismissed linebacker Ebele Okakpu: “We dismissed Ebele Okakpu for conduct detrimental to the team. Ebele will remain on scholarship and he does have...

UNC defense faces tough test against Clemson with loss of Okakpu
Just when North Carolina’s defense is preparing to face one of its toughest opponents of the season -- undefeated and eighth-ranked Clemson, which is second...

UNC dismisses Okakpu for conduct detrimental to team
University of North Carolina linebacker Ebele Okakpu has been dismissed from the program for conduct detrimental to the team, interim head coach Everett Withers announced...

Withers hopes to get players back for Miami game
North Carolina interim coach Everett Withers says he hopes to have several injured players back for this weekend's ACC game against Miami. Three starters -...

Tar Heels bend but don't break
Despite playing without starting LBs Kevin Reddick and Ebele Okakpu and allowing Louisville to control the ball for 22 of the first 30 minutes, North...

ACC injury reports: Week 6
North Carolina
Out:
PK Casey Barth (thigh)
OT Kiaro Holts (wrist)
FB Devon Ramsay (knee)
Doubtful:
WR Josh Adams (illness)
RB Matt Kolojejchick (thigh)
LB Norkeithus Otis (foot)
Questionable
RB AJ Blue (ankle)
C Cam Holland...

Tar Heels get 3 back on defense
North Carolina may be missing starting safety Jonathan Smith (doubtful because of an ankle injury) and starting linebacker Ebele Okakpu (questionable because of an ankle...

Darius Lipford Q&A
Darius Lipford planned to take over the starting strongside linebacker spot left by current Dallas Cowboys ‘backer Bruce Carter but a great camp by Ebele...

Ebele Okakpu's Moment
North Carolina senior linebacker Ebele Okakpu is no stranger to the field---having played in most all of UNC's games over the past three seasons when...

Seizing the Opportunity
It took just six games for Ebele Okakpu to see the football field as a highly touted freshman against Notre Dame in 2008. But that...

Walston: Opportunity Knocks
With training camp comes opportunity. Carolina lost playmakers on both sides of the ball due to graduation, so the team will use the month of...

Tar Heels have big holes at linebacker
There is still an open spot at one outside linebacker position, where sophomore Darius Lipford is battling for the starting job with freshman Travis Hughes,...

ACC team position rankings: Linebackers
4. North Carolina: Kevin Reddick, who led the Tar Heels with 74 tackles last season, returns for his third season as starter. Zach Brown is...

Shaun Draughn questionable for Heels against Virginia Tech
Five players are listed as questionable for the Heels against Virginia Tech. Cornerback Tre Boston, tailback Shaun Draughn, defensive end Linwan Euwell and linebackers Darius...

ACC football recruiting overview
Ebele Okakpu, a three-star linebacker from Roswell, Ga., sported offers from nearly all the Southern powers before selecting the Tar Heels. With just five commits...

Georgia standout linebacker commits to UNC
Ebele Okakpu thought last month that North Carolina would be a fine place to play football. Last weekend he was certain of it. Okakpu, one...

Tar Heels Land Georgia Linebacker Ebele Okakpu
North Carolina picked up a commitment Saturday from Roswell, Ga., linebacker Ebele Okakpu (6-2, 205 pounds), who visited the UNC campus this weekend. Okakpu is...

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