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Austin Proehl Honored By Wooden Citizenship Cup

North Carolina's Austin Proehl was honored as a semifinalist for the Wooden Citizenship Cup, the organization Athletes For A Better World announced this week. The former Tar Heel receiver is one of 25 semifinalists nationally chosen from nominees across all sports and levels of college athletics. Proehl acted as a community service liaison for the UNC football program. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels Today: Addressing UNC basketball's issues, recruiting info

A quick rundown of the latest Tar Heel news with some basketball and football recruiting info, today's upcoming game schedule, birthdays and historic events. It also includes the UNC photo of the day, and the thought of the day. Read More...

UNC Football: Bring on the blue seats

This change is primarily about one thing: making people feel better about paying $25-$60 a ticket to go sit outside for over three hours. This is no small feat in the world where most people’s home viewing experience is about as good as being there in person and doesn’t include having to fight for a parking space or deal with concessions. Going to a football game is a significant investment. (Tar Heel Blog)

Deunta Williams Investing in Himself

"I didn't want to die with this story inside of me," Deunta Williams said. And thus, My Breaking Point was born. The book packs a lot of Williams' heart. It chronicles the story of the former UNC defensive back who grew out of a single-parent home in the projects of Jacksonville, N.C. to the brink of NFL stardom, before an injury forced him to re-evaluate his place in the world. (Inside Carolina)

M.J. Stewart receives praise after first day in Mobile for Senior Bowl

Former UNC defensive back M.J. Stewart is hoping to be the next standout cornerback in the NFL. With the 2018 NFL Draft still a few months away, Stewart is participating in the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama. During Tuesday’s practice, Stewart excelled during one-on-one drills against wide receivers and received some praise from scouts and writers on hand. (Keeping It Heel)

Chargers' Tre Boston working on second career as TV analyst

Anyone who has been around Tre Boston understands he has the gift of gab. So it's no surprise the Los Angeles Chargers safety is putting that skill to good use during the offseason. Boston has been appearing on the NFL Network as a guest analyst, something he started doing during the regular season and hopes to pursue once his playing career is over. (ESPN.com)

Don't write off Darian Durant

Darian Durant is coming off perhaps the most frustrating season of his professional career, but I still think the Winnipeg Blue Bombers made a good move by signing him on Sunday. Durant’s one and only season in Montreal was a disappointing one, but there’s one main reason I think he’s in line for a bounce back in 2018. It all comes down to motivation. (CFL.ca)

3 Reasons for Optimism About UNC Football in 2018

UNC fans have moved on from the 3-9 football season. But coach Larry Fedora, his staff, and the players continue to replay in their minds why these past few months were such a disaster. There are some reasons for hope beyond “we can’t have that many injuries again” and “it can’t get worse.” Here are three things to look forward to as the Tar Heels prepare for next fall. (Athlon Sports)

Report: UNC assistant Terry Joseph heading to coach safeties at Notre Dame

Notre Dame is expected to hire North Carolina defensive backs coach Terry Joseph as its next safeties coach, according to multiple sources. Joseph reportedly has informed UNC head coach Larry Fedora of his decision, although an official announcement has not come from Notre Dame. Joseph has served on the Tar Heels' football staff for one season. (247 Sports)

Winnipeg Blue Bombers sign veteran QB Darian Durant

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have signed recently-released quarterback Darian Durant to a one-year contract. The 12-year CFL veteran spent last season with the Montreal Alouettes and and previously with the Saskatchewan Roughriders, posting career totals of 31,740 yards and 167 touchdowns. He was released by the Alouettes after one season. (CFL.ca)

Quinshad Davis Officially Joins Carolina Football Staff

Former standout wide receiver Quinshad Davis has returned to the UNC football program as an offensive graduate assistant. The program's all-time leader in career touchdown receptions, Davis begins his coaching career after stints in professional football with the Detroit Lions and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Davis was a member of coach Larry Fedora's first signing class in 2012. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Football Agrees to Host East Tennessee State for Game in 2022

The announcement came Thursday that UNC will host the East Tennessee State University Buccaneers for a non-conference football game at Kenan Stadium during the 2022 season. It will be the first time the two schools have ever met on the gridiron. East Tennessee state is a lower-level Football Championship Subdivision school, playing in the Southern Conference. (Chapelboro.com)

Bears new offensive coordinator sees Mitch Trubisky as coachable, accurate

“You can tell a quarterback is coachable watching his feet and his eyes, and his eyes are deliberate,” Bears new offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich said of Mitch Trubisky. “They’re going from one to two to three or looking here, high-low on this guy. Whatever it is, they’re deliberate. And the other thing that jumped out is his accuracy and taking care of the football." (Chicago Tribune)

Tar Heels’ first home football game in 2018 will be against the ‘national champions’

UNC will open its home schedule against the national champions. Well, the national champions according to the Florida state legislature and the Central Florida athletic department. UCF, the only 14-0 team in the FBS in 2017, kicks off the Tar Heels’ 2018 home schedule on Sept. 15. The Tar Heels will go to Syracuse (Oct. 20) for the first time since the Orange joined the ACC in 2013. (Charlotte Observer)

Tar Heels in the Pros: Isaiah Hicks impressing in G-League, Mack Hollins in playoffs

Fly, Mack Hollins, fly. The former North Carolina football wide receiver is enjoying his first season in the NFL with the Philadelphia Eagles and is the lone Tar Heel remaining in the NFL playoffs. Former UNC basketball forward Isaiah Hicks is playing well for the Westchester Knicks in the NBA G League. Hicks is on a two-way contract with the New York Knicks. (Daily Tar Heel)

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Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 21
NC State: 33
Sat, Nov 25 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ California
Sat, Sep 1, TBD

UNC @ East Carolina
Sat, Sep 8, TBD

Sat, Sep 15, TBD

Full UNC Football Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(13) Miami7-210-3
(24) Virginia Tech5-39-4
Georgia Tech4-45-6
North Carolina1-73-9

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(4) Clemson8-112-2
(23) NC State6-29-4
Wake Forest4-48-5
Boston College4-47-6
Florida State3-57-6

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