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NC A&T’s Rod Broadway a ‘pillar of black college football’

Fortunately for Rod Broadway, he was big enough and strong enough to earn a spot on the West Stanly High football team. And he was talented enough as a defensive lineman to earn a scholarship to North Carolina. Broadway went on to play four seasons for the Tar Heels, garnering All-ACC honors as a senior on a team that won a conference championship. (Stanly County Journal)

Julius Peppers, 37, rests during week so he can create havoc on Sundays

Julius Peppers arrives at the practice fields on the back of a golf cart, usually with fellow Panthers defensive end Mario Addison and nickel back Captain Munnerlyn. He participates in game installation -- basically a walk-through -- stretching and a few individual drills. Then it’s back to the golf cart for a ride to the stadium while his teammates practice for another hour and a half. (ESPN.com)

Turner's Take: Best of 2017, Part Two

Of course this was going to be #1. After the heartbreak of the 2016 national championship game, this was the column I most wanted to write, and yet it was. so. hard. How do you capture a national championship? How do you write, as a featured columnist on the official web site of Carolina athletics, about just the sixth NCAA men’s basketball title in school history? (Argyle Report)

Austin Proehl to Play in NFL Players Association Collegiate Bowl

Several former UNC football players have accepted invitations to collegiate All-Star games. Receiver Austin Proehl became the latest to do so Friday, when it was announced he will participate in the NFL Players Association Collegiate Bowl. Other UNC players selected to All-Star games include cornerback M.J. Stewart (Senior Bowl) and safety Donnie Miles (Tropical Bowl). (Chapelboro.com)

UNC Finalizing Renovation Plans for Kenan Stadium

North Carolina’s plan for renovations to Kenan Stadium is almost complete. UNC officials are hoping that they will be able to execute it before the start of next football season. UNC is planning to replace most of the remaining aluminum bleachers in the stadium with chairback seats, a change that would reduce capacity in the stadium by about 15 percent with a budget of $7 million. (Inside Carolina)

Tar Heels in the NFL Playoffs

The NFL Playoffs are upon us, and several former Tar Heels will be in action. On Saturday the first of four wildcard games will kick off. This season, there are former Tar Heels in all four games. Several players have a small role but could still have a huge impact on a team’s run to the Superbowl. Let’s take a look at which past North Carolina players are still around this postseason. (Keeping It Heel)

10 best moments for UNC basketball and football in 2017: Numbers 1-5

1- NCAA Championship: Proving to be the best team in the nation is always going to be hard to beat as the top story of the year, but when it’s the real narrative of redemption that fueled the Tar Heels' national title run, it has to be a lock. That was UNC’s story, as the Heels went from one of the most heart-breaking losses in American sports history to the championship. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Turner's Take: Best of 2017, Part One

It was a year of success and a year of change, as I was in Phoenix for the Final Four in early April and three months later, out of a contract and brainstorming a new venture. If you've followed me from GoHeels.com to Argyle Report, and I appreciate that. It's been fun to be the 'fan proxy' over these years, and I appreciate the opportunity to enhance your own experience. (Argyle Report)

UNC Safety Donnie Miles Selected to Play in Tropical Bowl

Senior safety Donnie Miles was selected to play in the 2018 Tropical Bowl. The event is a Division I College All-Star Game played in Daytona Beach, Florida which serves mainly as a proving ground for the top seniors in the country in front of NFL scouts and general managers. Miles–who is from Florida–started 39 games in the UNC secondary during his career. (Chapelboro.com)

Tar Heels Tidbits: UNC football adds to staff, Bug Howard in Cleveland and more

Former UNC quarterback Mitch Trubisky will have a new coach as he enters his second NFL season in 2018 after the Bears fired John Fox. One of Trubisky’s former teammates, Bug Howard, has been signed to a futures/reserved contract by the Cleveland Browns. Offensive lineman Lucas Crowley was added to the Atlanta Falcons practice squad on Tuesday morning. (Keeping It Heel)

Raiders' running back Elijah Hood signs reserve/future deal

Former UNC running back Elijah Hood signed a reserve/future deal with the Oakland Raiders on Tuesday. The Raiders took Hood in the seventh round of the 2017 NFL Draft. Hood reverted the team's practice squad before being promoted to the 53-man active roster in Week 8. He was subsequently waived and spent the remainder of the year back with the practice unit. (CBS Sports)

Look Ahead: 2018 Comeback Player of the Year — Tar Heels football will go bowling

If there’s a silver lining to the dark cloud over coach Larry Fedora’s team this season, it’s that the historic attrition could benefit UNC’s ability to quickly turn things around. Because of the experience gained by all the youngsters pressed into service before they were ready in 2017, the Tar Heels are the leading candidate for Comeback “Player” of the Year in 2018. (North State Journal)

Recap: Former UNC Players in the NFL - Week 17

Tre Boston (Los Angeles Chargers) had seven tackles and his fifth interception of the season in the Chargers' win against Oakland. Ryan Switzer (Dallas Cowboys) had a season-high four catches for 32 yards. Former UNC players in the NFL playoffs will include Mack Hollins, Julius Peppers, Robert Quinn, Da'Norris Searcy, Sylvester Williams and Brandon Tate. (Inside Carolina)

Bears' deep conviction in Mitch Trubisky is driving force behind every move at Halas Hall

The Bears have fervent belief in Mitch Trubisky, the quarterback drafted No. 2 in 2017, and it was only reinforced during a rocky season for the organization that served as a 12-game introduction to the NFL for the rookie. There is so much belief that the Bears raised the stakes with Trubisky and then doubled down on him during an eventful Black Monday at Halas Hall. (Chicago Tribune)

Detroit Lions plan to bring back Eric Ebron in 2018

The Detroit Lions intend to bring back Eric Ebron in 2018. Detroit has already picked up the fifth-year option on Ebron's rookie deal, though that's guaranteed only for injury. "Eric had a good year," general manager Bob Quinn said. "I think Eric, really, the last seven or eight weeks of the season really turned it on." But did he perform well enough to ensure his return? (MLive.com)

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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(13) Miami7-210-3
(24) Virginia Tech5-39-4
Georgia Tech4-45-6
North Carolina1-73-9

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(4) Clemson8-112-2
(23) NC State6-29-4
Wake Forest4-48-5
Boston College4-47-6
Florida State3-57-6

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