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Elijah Hood out for bowl game, back for 2017- What it means

Big news dropped late on Thursday afternoon when it was announced that North Carolina's starting junior running back Elijah Hood would miss the Hyundai Sun Bowl on Dec. 30 due to medical issues. It was also announced that Hood would return for the 2017 season. (Carolina Blue)

Chazz Surratt: First year at UNC both challenging and rewarding

Chazz Surratt said no matter how much he mentally prepared for the challenge of college football, it’s still been an adjustment to go from playing every Friday last year to watching and learning every Saturday this season. “It’s definitely been a learning experience,” Surratt said. It helps that he’s learning from is one of the top quarterbacks in the country. (Gaston Gazette)

No Love lost: How can UNC stop the one who got away?

Christian McCaffrey’s decision to sit out the Sun Bowl might be seen as a good thing for UNC’s defense. UNC, though, must now to find a way to stop North Carolina native Bryce Love. Love, one of UNC’s top targets two years ago, would have started for several programs in the Pac-12 or the ACC. But Love made the most of his role as McCaffrey’s backup. (ACC Sports Journal)

UNC's Nazair Jones: Six Years Later

A 16-year-old boy was admitted to UNC Children's Hospital on December 13, 2010 - his birthday - unsure of his ability to walk again. Six years later, on his 22nd birthday, Nazair Jones celebrated the confident, powerful man he'd become, having made a major impact on the UNC football program -- as a talented defensive tackle, leader and role model -- and the Chapel Hill community. (Inside Carolina)

Top 10 single-game performances from ACC players in 2016

10. HB/KR T.J. Logan (UNC) vs Georgia: T.J. Logan staked a conclusive claim for the kick-return spot with some incredible moves against Georgia in Week 1. He simply could not be corralled, picking up 170 yards on his five returns, including a 95-yarder to the house. That’s a fair contribution from any role player, yet Logan’s work was not done. (Pro Football Focus)

Twitter Q&A: Julius Peppers

Green Bay Packers LB Julius Peppers answered questions from fans on Twitter Thursday morning. (Green Bay Packers)

Robert Quinn, Tavon Austin bring holiday joy to single mother of six

Robert Quinn and Los Angeles Rams teammate Tavon Austin had spent more than $20,000 from their own bank accounts to furnish this place for a single mother named Rebecca Carter, who had just been reunited with her six young children and was doing her best to put six years of periodic homelessness behind her. Carter walked in, her eyes lit up. (ESPN.com)

Elijah Hood To Miss Sun Bowl, Will Return For Senior Season

Junior tailback Elijah Hood will not play in UNC’s Sun Bowl matchup vs. Stanford on Dec. 30 due to medical issues. Hood will remain in North Carolina when the Tar Heels travel to El Paso, Texas. Hood will return for his senior season in 2017. "I’m disappointed I cannot be with my football brothers for the bowl game, but I look forward to returning to the field in 2017." (GoHeels.com)

Thomas Jackson ready to take next step for UNC football

It’s been a big year for Thomas Jackson. The junior wide receiver has caught four touchdowns in 2016 — tied with Mack Hollins for third on the team. He can rattle off exactly when he scored them: against Florida State, Virginia, Duke and N.C. State. He’s scored so much that he’s even taken up a new nickname among his teammates — Touchdown T-Jax. (Daily Tar Heel)

One thing we'd like to see from every ACC bowl team

North Carolina: Naz Jones being the difference against the run. The Tar Heels catch a break now that Christian McCaffrey isn't playing, but Cardinal backup Bryce Love averages more than 7 yards per carry. UNC has allowed 1,204 rushing yards in its last four games. Last year, Baylor ran for 645 yards, but Jones did not play in that game. (ESPN.com)

Video: UNC Football Coaches Wednesday Post-Practice Interviews

North Carolina football coaches met with the media following the Tar Heels' football practice on Wednesday to discuss the team's preparation to face Stanford in the Sun Bowl on December 30. Here are their video interviews: Larry Fedora, Gunter Brewer, Chris Kapilovic

Audio: Larry Fedora - Don’t believe everything you read

North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora recently joined The David Glenn Show to talk about the Tar Heels’ bowl matchup vs. Stanford. During the conversation, he also talked about advising players who may leave school early for the NFL, coaching carousel rumors and his disdain for the media’s lack of accountability. (ACC Sports Journal)

Video: UNC Football - Holiday Volunteering

Members of the North Carolina football team recently spent time spreading Holiday cheer by giving back at the Ronald McDonald House. View Video...

Congratulating UNC's December Graduates

Carolina Athletics congratulates the Tar Heel student-athletes who earned their undergraduate degrees this fall, many of whom participated in commencement ceremonies on Sunday. In addition to the many hours spent studying for classes and competing in their sports, the group has devoted hundreds of hours to community outreach and leadership training. (GoHeels.com)

Athlon's ACC All-Freshman Football Team for 2016

With bowl games up next, it’s time to look back the 2016 season and hand out some hardware to the ACC’s top freshmen. First team offense: Carl Tucker, TE, UNC; Tommy Hatton, OL, UNC; Second team defense: Aaron Crawford, DL, UNC; Patrice Rene, DB, UNC. (Athlon Sports)

Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 23
Stanford: 25
Fri, Dec 30 Box Score

Full UNC Football Schedule

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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(16) Virginia Tech6-310-4
North Carolina5-38-5
(20) Miami5-39-4
Pittsburgh5-38-5
Georgia Tech4-49-4
Virginia1-72-10
Duke1-74-8

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(1) Clemson8-114-1
(21) Louisville7-19-4
(8) Florida State5-310-3
NC State3-57-6
Wake Forest3-57-6
Syracuse2-64-8
Boston College2-67-6

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