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As Part of Bowl Experience, Tar Heels Spend Morning at Give Kids The World Village

Bowl games also give teams opportunities to give back to the local communities where the games are being held, and the Tar Heels did just that on Saturday morning. Members of the Tar Heel football team visited the Give Kids the World Village, located in Central Florida. (Keeping It Heel)

Russell Athletic Bowl Saturday Notebook

UNC's second full day in central Florida was a busy one, as the Tar Heels participated in a trip to Give Kids The World Village, a nonprofit resort that houses sick children and their families for a week of fun in a stress-free environment. Players manned a number of game stations that included football tosses, cornhole and mini-basketball while posing for photos and handing out gifts. (GoHeels.com)

No. 18 Baylor Takes On No. 10 UNC in Orlando

A unique, up-tempo spread attack with origins in Bill Yeoman's `Houston Veer' (perhaps most identifiable by wide splits of receivers and a power running game), Art Briles has honed his offensive system over the past four decades as a high school and collegiate coach; it's a balanced offense, not to be confused with more common pass-heavy spread attacks. (Baylor Bears)

Video: Russell Athletic Bowl - UNC, Baylor at Give Kids The World Village

On December 26, 2015, players from North Carolina and Baylor took a break from preparations for the Russell Athletic Bowl to visit Give Kids The World Village in Kissimmee, Fla., and spend a morning playing games and having fun with children who face life-threatening illnesses. View Video...

Marquise Williams: Overcome

Marquise Williams is overcome. He examines a picture of himself on Senior Day. In it, he stands with his mother, holding a framed jersey minutes before kickoff against Miami. It's hard to describe the look on his face –not smiling, not frowning, but a bit bleary-eyed. Overcome. “Just finished crying,” he says. “Like, 'Wow, I did it,' and this would be my last time playing at Kenan Stadium.” (GoHeels.com)

Why The Bowl Game Versus Baylor Matters

Bowl games carry different meanings for different teams, often depending on the season they've had, the location of the game, the name value of their opponent, and sometimes there's just no rhyme or reason a team either pulls a no-show or tears out of the tunnel ready to rip off opposing heads. In North Carolina's case versus Baylor, it's conceivable nobody really knows what we will see from the Tar Heels. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Tar Heels hunting history, not just Bears, at Russell Athletic Bowl

Most college football bowls, with the exception of the two that serve as national playoff semifinals, are little more than exhibition games designed to reward players for a season of hard work, soak some money out of their school’s boosters and provide holiday programming for a certain 24-hour cable sports network. But that won’t be the case for UNC at the Russell Athletic Bowl. (Wilmington Star News)

UNC coaches: "Merry Christmas!!!" (featuring Larry Fedora as Santa and Gunter Brewer as an elf)

The Tar Heels are in Orlando busy preparing for Tuesday's bowl matchup against the Baylor Bears, but that didn't keep the coaching staff from wishing UNC fans and recruits a Merry Christmas. Check out the message below with head coach Larry Fedora as Santa and wide receivers coach Gunter Brewer as an elf. (Carolina Blue)

Switzer's No. 3 jersey a popular Christmas gift

North Carolina star wide receiver and punt returner Ryan Switzer always has times for the kids. Whether it's high-fiving America's youth before games or taking the extra time during UNC events to take pictures with little Tar Heel fans, Switzer is there for the kids. (Carolina Blue)

Four Downs with Panthers Safety Tre Boston

Carolina Panthers safety Tre Boston: "I love Charlotte. Being a UNC guy, it’s been fun being in North Carolina for the longest now. I’ve got so many people when I walk around saying, “Go Heels” here and “Go Heels” there. It’s a great place to live and I wouldn’t mind making this place home." (Charlotte Magazine)

Video: Cincinnati Kids Go Bonkers over Secret Santa Gio Bernard

Cincinnati Bengals running back Giovani Bernard surprised a classroom full of young Bengals fans for Christmas. He went on a shopping spree and made sure the youngsters would be cheering for No. 25 this season. (Bleacher Report)

Where would Houston Texans be without T.J. Yates?

"Where would we be without T.J. Yates?" It’s a question that Texans coach Bill O’Brien asked aloud on his Monday radio show. In his short two months with Houston this year, Yates has forever changed the trajectory of the team’s success. From a 2-5 record to within reach of the playoffs, the 2015 has been unpredictable, tumultuous, and yet exhilarating. (Houston Texans)

Switzer: "We have unfinished buisness"

North Carolina junior wide receiver Ryan Switzer pondered foregoing his final year at UNC and leaving early for the NFL draft. He sent his name to the league to get feedback on his draft status. Switzer deeply weighed the pros and cons of this decision with his family and coaches. (Carolina Blue)

‘Tis the Season for UNC Bowl Swag

There is intense preparation ongoing for No. 10 North Carolina’s Russell Athletic Bowl trip to Orlando. Working together to achieve the desired result is a requirement. This level of scheming revolves around bowl swag, not Baylor. The Tar Heels’ Christmas present from the Russell Athletic Bowl comes a day late this year, in the form of a Best Buy shopping trip valued at $350 on Dec. 26. (Inside Carolina)

Video: UNC WRs Send Christmas Packages to Military

The North Carolina wide receivers, also known as "The Freaks", spread some Christmas cheer to Tar Heels in the Military. View Video...

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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