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UNC's Landon Turner offers talent, character to lucky NFL franchise

Landon Turner has trained in San Diego for the last two months and worked out for the New Orleans Saints, but as a self-described non-football fan, he's not picky about his next home. "It really doesn't matter at the end of the day because my whole dream has been since I was 6 years old to play in the NFL,” Turner said. If character counts, some franchise may get a steal. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Marquise Williams inspired by Cam Newton

Aspiring NFL quarterback Marquise Williams had a secret weapon to help prepare himself for his UNC Pro Day back in March. He tapped into the same video he always does when he's got a big day ahead: Cam Newton's "Unstoppable" motivational tape. That should come as no great surprise. (Carolina Panthers)

Switzer on Trubisky: "You want to see your friends succeed"

After the spring game on April 16th, North Carolina senior wide receiver Ryan Switzer spoke about Mitch Trubisky and his relationship with the quarterback. "I think he feels like it's his time," the 5-10 West Virginia native said. "I think he feels he comfortable with where he is at and I know he is excited to be out there and to be named the guy." (Carolina Blue)

Larry Fedora Golf Tournament For Volunteers For Youth

The 2016 Larry Fedora Golf Tournament benefiting Volunteers for Youth (VFY) will be held Monday May 16 at Chapel Hill Country Club. Come join us for a fun event at beautiful CHCC for a great cause. All of the proceeds stay in Orange County to help VFY offer various programs to Orange County youth. (GoHeels.com)

Landon Turner awaits NFL fate

NFL dreams began to come true Thursday with the opening round of the NFL Draft. Former Harrisonburg football player Landon Turner will wait anxiously to hear his name. The 6-foot-4-guard is projected to go between the fourth and fifth rounds. Turner played an integral role with the Tar Heels. His former high school coach said he saw the potential in Turner the day he met him. (WHSV.com)

Carolina football in the NFL draft

The Carolina football program used Thursday and the start of the NFL draft to promote past Tar Heel picks. Check out the social media work and graphics that UNC put out today. (Carolina Blue)

Scholar-Athlete Luncheon Recognizes Academic Excellence

The day’s highest honor went to the Top 10 Scholar-Athletes, the five senior men and women who rank the highest in the most impressive collegiate statistic: grade point average. Each invited a faculty member and introduced him or her during brief remarks. In addition to speaking about each honored faculty member, the students looked back on their time at UNC. (GoHeels.com)

Photos: UNC's First Round Draft Picks

With the NFL Draft kicking off tonight in Chicago, let's take a look back at the history of UNC players in the draft. North Carolina has had 23 NFL first round picks, 13 of which have come since 1998. (Carolina Blue)

Pairings Announced for Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge

The Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge announced the official pairings for its 10th annual charity golf tournament. A 13-team field of NCAA head coaches and celebrity alumni will compete for a first-place prize of $100,000 in scholarship and charity. All teams will receive a portion of the $540,000 total purse. UNC will be represented by head football coach Larry Fedora and former baseball star B.J. Surhoff. (GoHeels.com)

NFL Draft Preview: UNC's Landon Turner

The NFL drafts starts with the First Round at 8:00 PM ET on Thursday in Chicago. North Carolina will likely only have one player drafted across the seven rounds. Landon Turner, a 6-4, 330-pound four-year offensive guard starter at UNC, is projected to go anywhere from rounds three through seven, with the later rounds likely being his landing spot. (Carolina Blue)

Shakeel Rashad making the uphill climb to the NFL

Being an NFL prospect produces a lot of highs and lows. It's the nature of the business. After spending three or four years practicing tackling technique and working out plays on a chalk board, prospects are asked to put those habits on hold for several months. In turn, they are pushed to make the move from college football players to track and field novices in hopes of impressing NFL scouts. For Episcopal School of Jacksonville alum, Shakeel Rashad, it's been an eye-opening experience. (First Coast News)

ACC offseason quarterback rankings

2. Mitch Trubisky, North Carolina On Friday, UNC head coach Larry Fedora confirmed what was obvious throughout the spring: Trubisky will be the Tar Heels’ starting quarterback this season. Even last year, when he was backing up second-team All-ACC selection Marquise Williams, Trubisky left reason to believe he should have been the starter. (Today's U)

NFL Draft: UNC among top talent producers

T6. North Carolina: 5 First Round NFL Draft Picks Since 2011 - Jonathan Cooper headlines the group with a No. 7 selection in 2013 followed by Eric Ebron at No. 10 in 2014. Also, Robert Quinn, who is considered one of the better young pass rushers in the NFL, was selected at No. 14 in 2011. (Rivals.com)

3 new coaches adds twist to topsy-turvy ACC Coastal Division

The ACC's Coastal Division has been unpredictable for years. And it's not looking like they'll be much difference next season. UNC is breaking in a new starting quarterback as it tries to repeat as champion in a division that always has turnover at the top. Three of the other six division teams have new coaches and spent the spring focused on installing new schemes. (Associated Press)

Catfishing the Banner Chasers

In the course of just over two weeks, an anonymous person tweeting from a brand new, unverified Twitter account, worked his way into the inner circle of those at the center of trying to bring UNC down based on little more than an apparent knowledge of NCAA bylaws and speaking the language a certain group of rabid fans wanted to hear. (Tar Heel Blog)

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
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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