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Scott Stankavage: Hometown Hero

Scott Stankavage is Wednesday’s Hometown Hero. Scott was a quarterback at Carolina back in the early 80’s. He played for three different teams in the NFL. About 3 years ago, Scott was diagnosed with leukemia. Since then, he’s been fighting hard and not only for himself. He’s raising money to help fight the disease in every way he can. (Chapelboro.com)

Fedora, Surhoff To Compete In Chick-fil-A Challenge

Head football coach Larry Fedora and former baseball great B.J. Surhoff will represent North Carolina in the ninth annual Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge charity golf tournament. The duo will compete for a share of a $540,000 total purse, and the team’s winnings will be split between the UNC Children’s Hospital and an endowed scholarship at UNC. (GoHeels.com)

UNC looking to prove 2015 success was no fluke

A few of the stars from the 2015 squad graduated. Quarterback Marquise Williams, who passed for 7,961 yards and 61 touchdowns while rushing for 2,458 yards and five scores in his career, was the most notable name of that group. But while UNC has some holes to fill, the Tar Heels have enough pieces still in place to be another major player within the ACC. (Today's U)

Ryan Switzer out to prove he's a first-round NFL talent

Last year Ryan Switzer helped UNC tie a school record with 11 wins and reach the ACC title game. As one of several key pieces returning to Chapel Hill this fall, he plans to play a role in elevating the Tar Heels to the next level, and in doing so, dramatically boost his NFL draft stock. "I believe I'm a first-round talent," Switzer says. "I have the opportunity this year to show that." (Campus Rush)

Elijah Hood on the 2016 UNC offensive line

UNC running back Elijah Hood, who spoke with reporters on Thursday, is not worried about what the Tar Heel offensive line will bring this fall. "I think our O-line has taken the challenge personally just because we lost Landon Turner," the Charlotte native said. "I think they really want to go out a prove that it wasn't just Landon opening the holes up." (Carolina Blue)

UNC Football Spring Practice: Defensive Notes

UNC coach Larry Fedora spoke with the media on Thursday. In the heart of spring practice, the conversation touched on a number of topics including the linebacker position, defensive end, creating a team identity, and embracing physicality in practice. "I think we have a bunch of guys that are fighting their butts off and they are competing." (Carolina Blue)

Earning the quarterback job and the respect of teammates

UNC head coach Larry Fedora does this weird thing where he doesn't name a starting quarterback. Sometimes it goes deep into fall camp. With the graduation of starter Marquise Williams, the assumption is that Mitch Trubisky will take the reins of the Tar Heel offense. The fans know it. The media knows it. And the players know it. But Fedora won't admit it. (Carolina Blue)

Darian Durant shines as Riders open up Florida mini-camp

Over a hundred players are in Vero Beach, Florida for the Roughriders’ annual spring minicamp. However most of the attention is on quarterback Darian Durant. The 11-year veteran is coming back from an Achilles injury which ended his season in Week 1 last year but Rider coach Chris Jones says he looks to be in top form. Durant says he felt good. (620 CKRM)

Video: UNC WR Coach Gunter Brewer Mic'd Up Spring Practice

Go inside a North Carolina Spring Practice with Tar Heel wide receivers coach Gunter Brewer mic'd up. View Video...

UNC Spring Game, Reunion This Weekend

Three big events are set in Chapel Hill this weekend: the annual Carolina Spring Blue-White Game, the Lettermen’s Reunion and a concert Saturday night by Chase Rice, a former Tar Heel linebacker hitting it big in the country music world. (UNC Lettermen)

Extra Points: One More

“Everyone else in America is leaving the field, but we’re doing one more,” offensive coordinator Chris Kapilovic says. “It’s the little things that keep you from winning a championship.” After Larry Fedora dismisses the team post-practice, the players break into individual positions or the offense or defense as a whole gather for from five to 15 minutes of “extra credit”. (GoHeels.com)

Spring Football Scrimmage Notebook

UNC’s football scrimmage Saturday morning was punctuated with two big plays on defense in the last 10 minutes—four straight goal-line stops by the first-team unit followed soon after by Ayden Bonilla snagging a Mitch Trubisky pass and taking it to the end zone. “There’s no doubt the defense got the best of them today,” coach Larry Fedora said. (GoHeels.com)

Georgia's 2016 opener in football is ‘not just a great basketball school’

North Carolina has a reputation for being a basketball school. In many ways, it is. That’s just natural when your trophy case includes five national title monuments. But while the football has never won a national championship — or nary an ACC title since 1980 — there is no resentment between the two programs. In fact, the football team put together a wish-’em-luck, hype video on the eve of the title game. (Dawg Nation)

UNC's Elijah Hood Aiming Higher

Despite earning second-team All ACC honors and rushing for 1,463 yards in 2015, junior running back Elijah Hood is still looking for more. “I don’t want to do it again, I want to do better,” Hood said after practice on Thursday. “You did this much this year, you work a little bit harder, you do an extra rep, study a little bit more film, how far can you go?” (Inside Carolina)

UNC defensive end Dajuan Drennon out with broken foot

UNC defensive end Dajaun Drennon suffered a broken foot that required surgery. The 6-foot-4, 255-pound junior will miss the remainder of spring practice and next week’s spring game, but is expected to be at full strength for the start of fall camp. Drennon played in 12 games last season, recording 39 tackles, 5 for losses, with 1.5 sacks and 3 quarterback hurries. (Wilmington Star News)

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

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

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

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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