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Wide Receiver Austin Proehl Expected to Play vs Western Carolina

UNC senior wide receiver Austin Proehl is expected to be available to play Saturday, a source told Inside Carolina. Proehl broke his collarbone on Sept. 23 while making a diving catch against Duke. At the time of the injury, Proehl led the Tar Heels with 16 catches for 270 yards and one touchdown. Originally, Proehl was included in UNC's injury reports as 'out for the season.' (Inside Carolina)

UNC hosts Western Carolina looking for 2nd straight win

The Tar Heels host Western Carolina on Saturday hoping to string consecutive wins together for the first time in more than a year. North Carolina (2-8) is a heavy favorite against the Catamounts (7-4) of the FCS to win its second straight game — something the Tar Heels haven't done since beating Miami, Virginia and Georgia Tech in October and November 2016. (Associated Press)

Nathan Elliott embraces chance with Tar Heels

Nathan Elliott was paying attention as UNC's backup quarterback. But what he went through last week was much more valuable. Making his first collegiate start, the redshirt sophomore played a full game as the Tar Heels took down Pittsburgh on Nov. 9 to snap a six-game losing streak. Now he’s pegged as the starter for Saturday’s home finale against Western Carolina. (Burlington Times News)

Chase Rice's unlikely road to country music stardom

Chase Rice is one of country music's most unlikely rising stars. He seems to have lived four lives before the age of 32, causing many friends to joke that maybe Forrest Gump is a real person. Rice found success by doing things his own way, resisting pressure from record labels and coming out with music that's entirely his own. His new album "Lambs and Lions" was released Friday. (CBS News)

Creator of Miami's "Turnover Chain" Previously Asked to Stop Interacting with UNC Athletes

UNC has had contact with the jeweler that created Miami's "Turnover Chain" and its experience wasn’t positive. Anthony John Machado, known as the “King of Bling,” was asked to stop interacting with UNC athletes in 2010 after the school said his “involvement with one of our student-athletes has led to the NCAA declaring one of student-athletes permanently ineligible.” (South Florida Sun-Sentinel)

Countdown to Kickoff: UNC vs. Western Carolina

North Carolina closes out its home slate Saturday when it hosts Western Carolina for Senior Day (3 p.m., ACC Network Extra). Despite Larry Fedora's 25-14 record at Kenan Stadium during his six years as UNC’s head coach, the Tar Heels are seeking their first home victory in 2017. UNC last went winless at home in 2002 and won just one game in Chapel Hill in 2003. (Inside Carolina)

Chansky’s Notebook: Proper Thank You Needed

Senior Day at Kenan needs to be more sweet than bitter. There will be a tendency to not properly thank the seniors who are playing, or watching, their last home game against Western Carolina Saturday. Yes, this season has been pretty much a wash-out, but the win at Pitt proves the players have not quit and actually have improved as the schedule wore on. (Chapelboro.com)

UNC Footbal Welcomes Western Carolina For Senior Day

Fresh off its first ACC win of the year, North Carolina steps out of conference for the final time in 2017 when the Tar Heels host Western Carolina Saturday at 3 p.m. at Kenan Stadium. The contest, which is the first between the two schools, is also Senior Day for UNC. Carolina snapped a six-game losing streak last Thursday with a thrilling 34-31 win at Pitt. (GoHeels.com)

Carolina Insider Podcast: Kenny Williams, Weekend Football Preview

North Carolina junior guard Kenny Williams joins hosts Jones Angell and Adam Lucas for the latest episode of the Carolina Insider podcast, available now for free download and listening. Angell and Lucas also recap the basketball win over Bucknell, preview Saturday's football game against Western Carolina and look ahead to the basketball trip to the West Coast. (GoHeels.com)

Nathan Elliott Providing Tar Heels Much-Needed Stability at Quarterback

Since subbing in for Chazz Surratt during UNC’s close loss to Miami three weeks ago, sophomore quarterback Nathan Elliott has provided a much-needed steadying presence for the Tar Heels behind center. He’ll look to continue that this Saturday at Kenan Stadium as UNC hosts Western Carolina. UNC’s offense suddenly found the spark it was missing all year long. (Chapelboro.com)

UNC-Western Carolina: Matchup to Watch

With FCS opponent Western Carolina (7-4, 5-3 SOCON) coming to Kenan Stadium Saturday for UNC’s Senior Day, John Papuchis’ run defense will again be tested. While not as prestigious as Pitt's ground game, the Catamounts possess one of the top rushing attacks in the FCS. WCU averages 238 rushing yards per game and has scored 24 rushing touchdowns. (Inside Carolina)

Ebron’s advice to Trubisky: Never mind the tweets

If you follow Eric Ebron on Twitter, you know the love he has for his alma mater, North Carolina. Well, it just so happens that this Sunday, the Lions are facing a rookie quarterback from North Carolina in Bears rookie Mitch Trubisky. Apparently, the Lions tight end has had some advice for Trubisky on how to handle the criticism that comes with being in the NFL. (Detroit News)

When Chiefs called, defensive lineman Cam Thomas was ready

Cam Thomas did what most players cut from NFL teams do after the preseason. He stayed in shape and kept his cellphone handy. When the call came from the Kansas City Chiefs, Thomas was physically ready and happy to know that the team beckoning was a familiar one. Thomas was a fifth-round pick of the Chargers in 2010 after a four-year career at North Carolina. (Kansas City Star)

Extra Points: Turning Forty

The 1977 North Carolina football team will hold a reunion this weekend around the Western Carolina game, with some 70 players, managers, trainers, coaches and support staff expected to attend. The group will be recognized on the field during the first half of the game. The main event that year: A defense that allowed opponents 7.4 points and 238 yards a game. (GoHeels.com)

Fedora Live: Senior Day

UNC will honor at least 16 players on Senior Day prior to kickoff of Saturday’s home finale against Western Carolina. “A lot of guys have put a lot of blood and sweat into the program and have seen some really good times and have some tough times,” Larry Fedora said Tuesday night. “It’s bittersweet to see these guys finish their career and move on into life." (Inside Carolina)

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Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 21
NC State: 33
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Duke0
at Northern Illinois0
Tuesday 5:15 PM

Southern Mississippi0
at Florida State0
Wednesday 1:30 PM

Iowa0
at Boston College0
Wednesday 5:15 PM

Virginia0
at Navy0
Thursday 1:30 PM

Virginia Tech0
at Oklahoma State0
Thursday 5:15 PM

Wake Forest0
at Texas A&M0
Friday 1:00 PM

NC State0
at Arizona State0
Friday 3:00 PM

Louisville0
at Mississippi State0
Saturday 12:00 PM

Wisconsin0
at Miami0
Saturday 8:00 PM

Alabama0
at Clemson0
Sunday 8:45 PM

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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(11) Miami7-210-2
(22) Virginia Tech5-39-3
Georgia Tech4-45-6
Pittsburgh3-55-7
Virginia3-56-6
Duke3-56-6
North Carolina1-73-9

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(1) Clemson8-112-1
NC State6-28-4
Wake Forest4-47-5
Boston College4-47-5
Louisville4-48-4
Florida State3-56-6
Syracuse2-64-8


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