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Saskatchewan Roughriders quarterback Darian Durant welcomes the soreness after season opener

Darian Durant’s gait was somewhat laboured near the end of the Saskatchewan Roughriders’ regular-season opener, but that is not a cause for alarm. “I was limping,” Durant confirmed Monday after the Roughriders practised on Taylor Field. “I was a little sore, but that just comes with the game. I’ll be good, for sure.” (Regina Leader-Post)

Georgia tailback Sony Michel expected to miss 6-8 weeks

Georgia tailback Sony Michel had surgery this week for a broken left forearm and it's unclear if he'll be ready for the Sept. 3 opener against North Carolina. He is expected to be out six to eight weeks. Michel became the starter last year after a season-ending knee injury to Nick Chubb,who has yet to be cleared to practice. (Associated Press)

Quinton Coples to host annual Community Weekend in Kinston

Los Angeles Rams defensive end Quinton Coples will host his 5th Annual Community Weekend in Kinston. Coples, originally a first-round draft pick out of UNC, joined the Rams in March. On Saturday, Coples will welcome hundreds of kids for a football camp at Kinston High School. The evening will be capped off by a City Rivalry basketball tournament at Kinston High School. (WNCT)

North Carolina has huge opportunity in opener vs. Georgia

The opportunity is upon the Tar Heels to show that they can beat a marquee team or two while they try to take the next step with their program. There is no better time to prove it than the season opener against Georgia in Atlanta. Especially now. Georgia is facing major uncertainty at running back -- the position that should be its strongest on offense. (ESPN.com)

Where Are They Now: Dwight Hollier

Dwight Hollier is one of the select few who have seen pro football from both sides – first as a player with the Miami Dolphins and now as an NFL executive. And he will be the first to tell you how fortunate he has been. As a player, Hollier was a versatile linebacker for the Dolphins for eight years, starting in 1992 when he was drafted by Miami out of North Carolina. (Miami Dolphins)

2016 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game Officially Sold Out

When No. 13 Georgia and No. 19 North Carolina meet for the first time in more than 40 years in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, it will be in front of a sold out crowd. Peach Bowl, Inc. and university officials today announced that both teams have sold through their allotments and that no tickets remain for public sale. (Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game)

ACC Academic Honor Roll Includes All-Time High From UNC

An all-time high 356 UNC student-athletes have been named to the 2015-16 ACC Academic Honor Roll, announced Thursday. The ACC Academic Honor Roll recognizes student-athletes who participated in a varsity-level sport and registered a grade point average of 3.0 or better for the full academic year. (GoHeels.com)

UNC's offense poised for another record-breaking season

It will be a daunting task for this year’s Tar Heels to keep up with a North Carolina team that ranked 18th nationally in total offense in 2015. However, a more experienced squad led by a more accurate quarterback, Mitch Trubisky, at the helm combined with his ability to run, we may see records fall once again this year. (Tar Heel Blog)

Video: Elijah Hood - The Key To UNC's Explosive Offense

Elijah Hood's punishing running style helped lead UNC to an ACC-best 40.7 points per game last season. Hood continues to be the key to the Tar Heels' explosive offense after finishing top 10 in the nation with 6.7 yards per carry during his sophomore season. View Video...

Nick Weiler Named To Groza Watch List

North Carolina senior place-kicker Nick Weiler has been named to the watch list for the 2016 Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award, as announced by the Palm Beach County Sports Commission. A 2015 Groza semifinalist, Weiler set UNC’s all-time single-season scoring mark during an impressive year across the board. (GoHeels.com)

ICTV: Bug Howard Interview (Pt.3)

Catching up with North Carolina senior wide receiver Bug Howard as he shares his thoughts during the summer. The Rochelle, Ga. native finished the 2015 season with 29 receptions for 488 yards and four touchdowns. Segment 3: impressive defensive players, going the extra mile to improve. (Inside Carolina)

Video: Bug Howard Interview (Pt.2)

The Rochelle, Ga. native finished the 2015 season with 29 receptions for 488 yards and four touchdowns, including three receptions for 42 yards and one touchdown in the Russell Athletic Bowl against Baylor. Segment 2: Chemistry with Trubisky, improvement of the offense. (Inside Carolina)

2016 Hot Seat Rankings: Evaluating all 128 college football coaches' job security

Coaches can go from on the hot seat to off it in a matter of months, yet before every season there are always those names that are at the tip of the tongue when it comes to those who may not be long with their school. Here are Dennis Dodd's College Football Coach Hot Seat Ratings ahead of the 2016 season. (CBS Sports)

Video: Elijah Hood, Dalvin Cook, or James Conner? Who will be the ACC's top RB?

Elijah Hood, Dalvin Cook, and James Conner are just three of the impressive running backs that will be racking up yards and touchdowns on ACC fields this fall. In Jeff Fischel's ACC Power Poll, Jeff fills you in on what to expect from these prolific ball-carriers and counts down his top 5. View Video...

Lucas Crowley Named To Rimington Trophy Watch List

UNC senior center Lucas Crowley has been named to The Rimington Trophy 2016 Fall Watch List. Last season, Crowley was named to the All-ACC third team by both ACSMA and the league’s coaches. The Ponte Vedra, Fla., native saw action on 764 snaps in the regular season, including a season-high 78 in the Coastal Division clinching win at Virginia Tech. (GoHeels.com)

Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 38
Baylor: 49
Tue, Dec 29 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Georgia
Sat, Sep 3, 5:30 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC @ Illinois
Sat, Sep 10, 7:30 ET BTN Tickets

UNC vs. James Madison
Sat, Sep 17, 3:30 ET RSN Tickets

Full UNC Football Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(15) North Carolina8-111-3
Pittsburgh6-28-4
Miami5-38-5
Duke4-48-5
Virginia Tech4-47-6
Virginia3-54-8
Georgia Tech1-73-9

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(2) Clemson9-014-1
(14) Florida State6-210-3
Louisville5-38-5
NC State3-57-6
Syracuse2-64-8
Wake Forest1-73-9
Boston College0-83-9

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