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Lions TE Eric Ebron to wear customized cleats in support of Parkinson's research

Ebron has a long history of supporting Parkinson’s research. Ebron’s grandfather passed from Parkinson’s disease in 2003. Since then, he has worked to raise money to the Michael J. Fox Foundation. In the past, he auctioned off his Christmas-themed cleats and he even wore other cleats to honor his grandfather earlier in the year. (Pride of Detroit)

Video:Mitch Trubisky Career Highlights

Career highlights of record-setting North Carolina quarterback Mitch Trubisky. Trubisky is projected as one of the top quarterbacks in this year's NFL Draft, although the junior hasn't announced if he will enter the draft or not. View Video...

Country artist Chase Rice is more 'grown-up' than he used to be

At age 31, country artist Chase Rice said he's a different person, and a better artist, than when he began pursuing his career nine years ago. "I was 22 years old when I lost my dad. There's no script of how to deal with something like that." As he coped with the loss, the Asheville, North Carolina native moved to Nashville, where he "partied really hard." (Springfield News-Leader)

'Respect' among reasons Eric Ebron wasn't too mad with Vikings shutting him out

It wasn’t quite a first for Eric Ebron, but Thursday against Minnesota was definitely something he hasn’t been used to recently. Ebron has turned into one of the breakout players for the Detroit Lions this season. Then came the Vikings, and Ebron was shut out. (ESPN.com)

Injuries End UNC Linebacker J.B. Copeland's Career

J.B. Copeland's football career is over. The UNC junior linebacker announced Thursday that after suffering from multiple concussions he must walk away from the game. "For me, these past couple months have had a lot of ups and downs," Copeland wrote on Instagram. "Sadly, I won't be playing football any longer, due to an unhealthy amount of concussions." (Inside Carolina)

Kenan Stadium will keep real grass

Kenan Stadium will stick with grass. Instead of installing artificial turf in its football stadium, UNC will continue to use real grass and replace it with sod as needed, said Mike Bunting, associate athletic director of facility planning and management. The discussion to install artificial turf began after plans were secured to build an indoor practice football facility. (Daily Tar Heel)

Jonathan Cooper hopes injuries and disappointment are behind him

When Jonathan Cooper tore the plantar fascia in his foot on the first day of training camp with the New England Patriots, he tried to fight off the discouragement. Poorly timed injuries have dogged his NFL career ever since Cooper, the seventh overall pick of the Arizona Cardinals in 2013, broke his leg during his third preseason game. (Akron Beacon Journal)

Did UNC’s defense improve in Year 2 under Gene Chizik?

It was another mediocre season defensively for UNC under second-year defensive coordinator Gene Chizik. The Tar Heels finished the regular season eighth in the ACC in yards per play allowed (5.42) and struggled against the run. UNC improved in some areas between Chizik’s first and second seasons in Chapel Hill. But the numbers are contradictory and enigmatic. (ACC Sports Journal)

Don’t be surprised if UNC-Fedora marriage lasts a few more years

Prior to UNC’s late-season collapse, Larry Fedora’s name was being thrown around as a candidate for a variety of high-profile coaching jobs, including LSU and Texas. Fast forward to the end of November, however, and the Tigers and Longhorns have filled their respective positions. Insiders close to the UNC head coach insist that he’s not considering leaving Chapel Hill. (ACC Sports Journal)

QB Malik Zaire granted release from Notre Dame, with conditions

Notre Dame has granted quarterback Malik Zaire his release from the school, blocking him from all but one school on the Fighting Irish's 2017 schedule. Zaire told ESPN he cannot transfer to teams on Notre Dame's upcoming schedule, with the exception of North Carolina. Zaire is on track to graduate in December and will be eligible immediately next season. (ESPN.com)

Video: Mitch Trubisky's Historic Season

Mitch Trubisky has set single season passing records in his junior season. Football analyst Taylor Vippolis talks about what makes Trubisky a potential franchise quarterback at the next level. View Video...

Ideal NFL Landing Spots For UNC’s Top 3 Draft Prospects

Arizona would be the perfect landing spot for UNC redshirt junior Mitch Trubisky. You’re going into a situation where you’re not expected to start right away and can develop behind Carson Palmer. Cardinals’ Head Coach Bruce Arians was Peyton Manning’s first quarterback coach in Indy and won two Super Bowls with Big Ben in Pittsburgh. (Taylor Vippolis)

Larry Fedora Live: Juniors Receiving NFL Feedback

Third-year players are eligible for early entry into the NFL Draft. Several Tar Heel juniors, including quarterback Mitch Trubisky, running back Elijah Hood and defensive tackle Nazair Jones, are potential candidates to make the jump to the next level. Larry Fedora did not specify which Tar Heels were involved in the meetings. (Inside Carolina)

Super fan sparkles at UNC football games

Alex Koszeghy sat at a table near the Pit wearing a sweater, yoga pants and a smile. Out of those three, the smile is the only one of those things Koszeghy wears for a Carolina football game. Most UNC fans content themselves with a logo shirt or hat or a Carolina blue piece of clothing. For Koszeghy, paint and glitter will do. (Daily Tar Heel)

Quick look: UNC's 2017 football opponents

The 2016 UNC football season is over. A bowl game and bowl opponent is not know yet. We'll know that after Sunday. We do know North Carolina opponents for the 2017 season. (Carolina Blue)

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 Scoreboard
at Boston College36

NC State41
at Vanderbilt17

at Wake Forest34

at Northwestern31

#17 West Virginia14
at #23 Miami31

at #16 Virginia Tech35

#12 Stanford25
at North Carolina23

#10 Michigan32
at #8 Florida State33

#14 LSU29
at #20 Louisville9

Georgia Tech33
at Kentucky18

#6 Ohio State0
at #1 Clemson31

#1 Clemson35
at #2 Alabama31

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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(16) Virginia Tech6-310-4
North Carolina5-38-5
(20) Miami5-39-4
Georgia Tech4-49-4

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

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