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North Carolina partners with Michael Jordan, unveils Jumpman uniforms

The Tar Heels are up to something. North Carolina unveiled the new Jordan Brand uniforms it will sport during the 2017 season Saturday at its annual "Meet the Tar Heels" fan event Saturday afternoon. The partnership with the Nike subsidiary oversaw by Michael Jordan was a no-brainer with His Airness being the school's most recognizable and renown alum. (Sporting News)

Bigger than football: Khaliel Rodgers retires

Four weeks before the start of the football season, Khaliel Rodgers is putting his health first. That’s what the UNC offensive lineman said in his Facebook post Saturday, when he announced he’s retiring from football four months after joining UNC as a graduate transfer from Southern California. That phrase — “My health comes first” — was eventually taken out of Rodgers’ post. (Argyle Report)

UNC football unveils new Jumpman uniforms by Michael Jordan’s signature brand

North Carolina debuted its new Jordan Brand uniforms Saturday. The Jordan Brand also recently debuted the new Charlotte Hornets’ uniform. With the rest of the NBA going to a Nike uniform, the Hornets are the only NBA team to be wearing the Jumpman logo. As for UNC’s uniform, navy is a major part of the color scheme again. See for yourself. (Charlotte Observer)

Arizona Cardinals' T.J. Logan injures wrist, out for 12 weeks

It's bad news for Cardinals rookie running back T.J. Logan. Coach Bruce Arians said Logan has a dislocated wrist and will need surgery. He will be out for 12 weeks, the team announced. The fifth-round pick out of UNC, who was expected to contribute early as a returner, suffered the injury during Thursday night's loss to the Cowboys in the Hall of Fame Game. (NFL.com)

Extra Points: Mastering The Mundane

The Tar Heels are now headlong into three weeks of training camp before classes start and Larry Fedora and his staff have their players' undivided attention. One of their priorities is instilling in the newcomers and reminding the veterans of the mother lode of reward waiting for those with good habits, attention to detail and the capacity to not get bored. (GoHeels.com)

UNC OL Khaliel Rodgers Retires From Football

Khaliel Rodgers joined UNC's football team as a USC graduate transfer offensive lineman in June of this year. Now the 6-3, 315-pound guard has retired from football. Rodgers broke the news on his personal Facebook page Saturday: "After much thought, I decided to retire from football. My health comes first and the goals I've set for myself are bigger than football." (Inside Carolina)

Report: Cardinals expect T.J. Logan to need wrist surgery

T.J. Logan looked good in his Arizona Cardinals debut Thursday, gaining 24 yards on four carries while amassing 71 yards on two kick returns and another 10 on a punt. Unfortunately, his effort in the Hall of Fame Game was dampened when he left with a wrist injury. The Cardinals are expecting Logan to need surgery on the wrist to repair a dislocated bone. (Arizona Sports)

How you can support Woody Durham, the former ‘Voice of the Tar Heels,’ in his fight against aphasia

It was the phrase that Woody Durham, the longtime voice of UNC’s men’s basketball and football teams, often repeated during a game’s most dramatic moments, one he used to urge Tar Heels fans to practice their most trusted superstition: “Go where you go, and do what you do.” And now you can find it on T-shirts that are being sold to benefit research of aphasia. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Inside UNC's Position Battles: Linebackers

The Tar Heels lost zero scholarship linebackers from the 2016 season. This means that the group is loaded with experience, talent, and depth. Coach Mike Ekeler takes over linebackers from John Papuchis, who was promoted to defensive coordinator in the offseason. Currently, the depth chart resembles what UNC had at the beginning of last season. (Inside Carolina)

Brandon Fritts: Best in the ACC?

Brandon Fritts didn’t look like a top tight end in 2016. As a sophomore, Fritts entered the year with high expectations as a big target in the red zone. But an ankle injury in the first quarter against Georgia sidelined him for the following two games, and he missed even more time after reaggravating it against Pittsburgh. (Argyle Report)

Defense Expected to Play Much Bigger Role for UNC Football in 2017

New UNC defensive coordinator John Papuchis, who served as linebackers coach the last two years under Gene Chizik, has made his guys well aware of just how ready they’ll need to be if the Tar Heels want to match the success they’ve had in recent years. “He likes that we have that pressure, that expectation,” junior linebacker Andre Smith said, of Papuchis. (Chapelboro.com)

Meet The Heels Set For August 5

The UNC football team's annual "Meet The Heels" day is set for Saturday, Aug. 5, from 4-6 p.m. on The Plaza at 140 West Franklin Street due to ongoing construction on campus. The free event will begin at 4 p.m. with the public unveiling of the new Jordan Brand Carolina Football uniforms. The autograph session featuring UNC players and coach Larry Fedora will run from 4:30-6 p.m. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Defense's Dog Mentality

No longer will UNC play defense from the back line forward, instead shifting its emphasis to the line of scrimmage, pressing wide receivers, adding extra defenders to the box to take away the run while applying more pressure off the edge. That style of defense has been noticeably absent in Chapel Hill. “We’re taking the leash off,” safety Donnie Miles said. (Inside Carolina)

Cardinals rookie RB T.J. Logan leaves preseason opener with wrist injury

Cardinals rookie running back and return man T.J. Logan left the Thursday preseason opener against the Dallas Cowboys with a wrist injury. NBC sideline reporter Michele Tafoya said Logan was undergoing x-rays in the locker room during the second half of the Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio. (Arizona Sports)

Is it time to temper expectations for North Carolina football?

Thirteen returning players started at least six games for North Carolina last fall, and four graduate transfers should help ease growing pains. Those experienced newcomers include quarterback Brandon Harris (LSU), running back Stanton Truitt (Auburn), center Cam Dillard (Florida) and offensive guard Khaliel Rodgers (USC). Will that be enough to prevent a major drop-off? (FanRag Sports)

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Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 23
Stanford: 25
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at Wake Forest0
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Friday 7:00 PM

Boston College0
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Friday 9:30 PM

Kent State0
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Saturday 12:00 PM

at North Carolina0
Saturday 12:20 PM

at #18 Miami0
Saturday 12:30 PM

Youngstown State0
at Pittsburgh0
Saturday 1:00 PM

NC State0
at South Carolina0
Saturday 3:00 PM

William & Mary0
at Virginia0
Saturday 3:30 PM

North Carolina Central0
at Duke0
Saturday 6:00 PM

#17 Louisville0
at Purdue0
Saturday 7:30 PM

#3 Florida State0
at #1 Alabama0
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#20 West Virginia0
at #22 Virginia Tech0
Sunday 7:30 PM

#24 Tennessee0
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