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Tar Heels Honored With ACC Awards For Outstanding Service

Austin Proehl, Football - Proehl is an eager and enthusiastic volunteer and makes frequent trips to read with local elementary school students. Members of the football team visit UNC Hospitals before each home game, and he is always among the group. No matter the opportunity or audience, Proehl brings energy and a positive spirit to the task. (GoHeels.com)

Quincy Monk to be Inducted into Jacksonville-Onslow Sports Commission Hall of Fame

Robert Monk said he hadn’t really thought about what it would have meant for his late son being named a local hall of famer, but he knows how he feels. On Thursday, Robert and his family will accept on Quincy Monk’s behalf his induction into the Jacksonville-Onslow Sports Commission Hall of Fame in a ceremony at the Jacksonville Courtyard Marriott. (Jacksonville Daily News)

UNC Football: Tar Heels claim spot in ESPN early top 25

Head coach Larry Fedora has opened up the first day of camps for the summer, meaning football is soon. As teams gear up for what should be another thrilling college football season, ESPN has updated its way too early rankings for the 2016-17 season. (Keeping It Heel)

Darian Durant ready to return

Darian Durant is itching to see the field Saturday against the Edmonton Eskimos at Commonwealth Stadium. It's been almost a full year since the Riders' quarterback has played in a CFL game, after going down with a season-ending injury on June 27,2015. Durant said he is looking forward to getting some playing time in the Riders' second exhibition game of 2016. (News Talk 650 CKOM)

Athlon's ACC Football 2016 Pre-Season All-Conference Team

The ACC featured four teams – Clemson, Florida State, Louisville and North Carolina – in Athlon's projected top 25 for 2016, and those four teams are home to a good chunk of the league’s talent this fall. The Tigers lead the way with 14 overall selections on Athlon’s 2016 All-ACC team, while North Carolina and Louisville are tied for second with 12. (Athlon Sports)

Extra Points: Freak Out

Someone picked up on the moniker used by the wide receivers position group, “Freaks.” Someone added, “Freak Show.” Someone else added, “Fedora’s Freak Show.” And thus a brand was born. Over the next several months, staff graphic designer Tony Tucker fashioned a “Fedora’s Freak Show” logo around an idea from a 1974 poster for a horror flick called Freakmaker. (GoHeels.com)

Video: Fedora's Freakshow Trailer No. 5

UNC's summer football camps are in full swing, and Larry Fedora and his staff are preparing for another "Freakshow" camp featuring some of the region's top recruits. To get you ready, the UNC Football Video Office has released their fifth highlight trailer of the summer. View Video...

Audio: Marquise Williams - "UNC will beat Clemson in ACC title game"

Former North Carolina quarterback Marquise Williams is embarking on a pro career that most recently has led him to Green Bay. The Packers signal-caller joined the David Glenn Show this week to discuss his new and improved physique, how he thinks the Tar Heels will fare without him this season, learning from an NFL MVP in Aaron Rodgers and much more. (ACC Sports Journal)

Video: Saturday in Chapel Hill

Football season is around the corner. Get ready for Saturdays in Chapel Hill with this new highlight reel from the creative team at the UNC Football Video Office. View Video...

UNC opener an ‘easier sell’ for UGA in summer months ahead

They’ll be back to Athens in June and turn their attention to summer workouts and gearing up for the season opener against North Carolina Sept. 3 in the Georgia Dome. It’s the kind of big-name opponent to open the season that coach Kirby Smart has said he prefers to line up. “Obviously, coming into the Dome, playing North Carolina, it’s such a great opponent,” he said. (Online Athens)

Chase Rice starts country career at the top

Chase Rice pretty much skimmed through the country music playbook, skipping over the chapters that said to be successful in country music you had to climb the ladder. “We’ve had a strange, strange career path because I’ve built my career as a headliner, which is not that typical,” he said in early May during a phone call from his 70-acre Nashville ranch. (Arizona Daily Star)

Chansky’s Notebook: Forever’s Voice

Like other legends we know, Woody’s voice will always be with us. The way Woody Durham and his family handled his recent diagnosis is like he called UNC games in the heyday of his 40-year career as Voice of the Tar Heels. Perfectly. Friends and those who heard Woody speak in recent years knew something was amiss, and while he was trying to find out exactly what, his family made the decision that he would no longer be in the public eye. (Chapelboro.com)

How former UNC football player Matt Merletti became reunited with his long lost jersey

Eventually Matt Merletti will frame it and hang it up. Once he and his wife move into a new house, that's what he plans on doing with his old North Carolina football jersey, the navy one that he just found after hoping, for years, that he'd be reunited with it. (Charlotte Observer)

Giovani Bernard, extension rare on many levels

Giovani Bernard, 24, falls into line with the type of player the Bengals love to reward. Maybe even the poster child of such. Perform on the field, act unselfishly, excel as a teammate and represent the organization well in the community. Since stepping into the building after being drafted 37th overall in 2013, Bernard hit the grand slam of all four categories. (Cincinnati Enquirer)

Will UNC Have a 1,000 Yard Receiver in 2016?

UNC has not had a 1000 yard receiver during the Larry Fedora era. Eric Ebron came close in 2013 with 973 yards. Quinshad Davis in 2012, Ryan Switzer in 2014 and Mack Hollins in 2015 topped out at around 700 yards. In Fedora's offense the ball gets spread around and the nature of the offense, with short passes, doesn't lend itself to big gains. (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 Tickets

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

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

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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