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Former UNC Defensive End Junior Gnonkonde Arrested on DWI Charge

Bouhu “Junior” Gnonkonde was arrested for driving while impaired early Wednesday morning, according to Chapel Hill Police. Gnonkonde has played defensive end for UNC since 2013. (Chapelboro.com)

Spring Practice: Run Defense a Priority for UNC Football

Just over a year ago, UNC head football coach Larry Fedora went bold and hired defensive coordinator Gene Chizik, who masterminded the nation’s most improved unit in his first season on the job. Now in Year Two of the Chizik Era, the Tar Heels–amidst changing expectations–have an amplified focus on stopping the run during spring practice. (Chapelboro.com)

Video: UNC Football 2016 Pro Day Recap

On March 22nd, North Carolina Football held its annual Pro Day. Taylor Vippolis reports on what happened while the NFL scouts were assembled in UNC's weight room and on the practice field. Hint: Romar Morris is really fast. View Video...

Jonathan Cooper hopes to find his potential and redemption with the Patriots

If a fresh start is what he needed, Jonathan Cooper got his wish this week when the Arizona Cardinals shipped him to Foxboro, along with a second-round pick, in a deal for Chandler Jones. The trade was a good contrast between two former first-round picks. (Providence Journal)

Mitch Trubisky: North Carolina's offense still will feature QB run

Marquise Williams may be gone, but don’t expect UNC’s offensive game plan to abandon one of its biggest weapons now that Mitch Trubisky is running the show. Trubisky, who played sporadically in 2014 and 2015, was already a more refined passer. But Trubisky said he’s hoping he’ll have ample opportunities to showcase his athleticism this year, too. (ESPN.com)

Marquise Williams fulfills his dream at UNC Pro Day

There's been speculation about Marquise Williams’ passing ability and how his style of play would translate to the NFL. “If I want to be compared to anybody, it would be Cam (Newton),” Williams said. “He was (also) criticized because he couldn’t throw the ball coming out of college.” But Williams wanted to use Pro Day to remove any doubt about what he could do. (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC Pro Day: Ethan Farmer still fighting for shot at NFL

Ethan Farmer still has the dream. That’s why almost two years after playing his final game at UNC, Farmer was back at the Tar Heels’ practice field Tuesday, huffing and puffing and performing for dozens of NFL scouts. Farmer, a defensive tackle, was among 14 ex-UNC players being measured and executing drills during the school’s annual Pro Timing Day. (Fayetteville Observer)

Landon Turner commands attention at UNC’s pro day

For nearly 15 minutes Tuesday, former UNC offensive lineman Landon Turner was the only Tar Heel performing at the school’s pro day. Turner, being worked out by the New England Patriots' offensive line coach, did several drills in front of more than 30 NFL scouts. The 13 other Tar Heels performing at pro day were left to stretch or rest as all eyes were on Turner. (Charlotte Observer)

Video: UNC Football Pro Day Recap

Watch as North Carolina's Landon Turner, Shakeel Rashad, Romar Morris and Quinshad Davis, among others, work out for NFL scouts at Tar Heel Football's Pro Day. View Video...

Turner's Take: Multiple Routes

The UNC football class of 2016 led the Tar Heels to their first-ever ACC Coastal Division championship to 11 wins and a perfect 7-0 record at home. They made Carolina football must-see TV and relevant in the national conversation into December. And on Tuesday, 11 of those seniors and three of their former teammates took to Navy Fields one last time for Pro Day. (GoHeels.com)

Fedora knows UNC can be better

UNC head coach Larry Fedora spoke with the media near the start of spring practice. Among the topics discussed were quarterback Mitch Trubisky, evaluating last season, the new leaders, questions and depth at linebacker, and new assistant coach Chad Scott. (Carolina Blue)

UNC 2016 NFL Pro Timing Day Tracker

Approximately 15 former UNC players will participate in North Carolina's annual Pro Timing Day on Tuesday, March 22. GoHeels.com and @TarHeelFooball on Twitter will provide updates throughout the morning as official measurements and performances are recorded. (GoHeels.com)

Fort Myers honors Tre Boston

As he received the key to the city, Tre Boston turned to the Fort Myers City Council. The former North Fort Myers High star who played in Super Bowl 50 for the Carolina Panthers, told Mayor Randy Henderson and council members that the honor meant the world to him. “Especially growing up in a place where people often don’t make it out," Boston said. "This is a dream." (Fort Myers News-Press)

Mitch Trubisky: "I’ve never been so excited"

The fair assumption is that Mitch Trubisky, UNC's 6-3, 220-pound quarterback from Ohio, will be taking first team snaps through the spring and into the fall. Unless something crazy happens, expect the junior to be the man this fall. "I’ve never been so excited," Trubisky said. "I’ve been waiting, but it’s time to get going and show everybody what I can do." (Carolina Blue)

Who's the best basketball player on each top 25 CFB team?

18. North Carolina: Bug Howard, WR: We're not mistaking Bug for a basketball player, but the UNC receiver is being recognized for his prowess on the court. Earlier in the season, Howard asked whether a pickup game involving UNC's basketball team at halftime would draw more fans to home football games. Howard averaged more than 20 points per game his senior season in high school. (ESPN.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, TBD

UNC @ Illinois
Sat, Sep 10, TBD

UNC vs. James Madison
Sat, Sep 17, TBD

Full UNC Football Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(15) North Carolina8-111-3
Virginia Tech4-47-6
Georgia Tech1-73-9

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

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