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UNC Bowl Game Unifoms: All White

When the Tar Heels take on Baylor in the Russell Athletic Bowl, they will be wearing all-white uniforms, nicknamed the "Storm Trooper" by UNC football. With the recent release of the new Star Wars movie, "The Force Awakens", UNC is able to bring a relevant pop culture reference to the gridiron. Let's hope the force is on the side of the Tar Heels. (Carolina Blue)

WR Corey Coleman, QB Jarrett Stidham, RB Shock Linwood out for Baylor in Russell Athletic Bowl

Baylor wide receiver Corey Coleman, running back Shock Linwood and quarterback Jarrett Stidham will miss the Russell Athletic Bowl, head coach Art Briles told reporters Saturday. Briles said that Coleman will undergo surgery for a hernia, while Linwood had surgery for a fracture in his foot. (Sports Illustrated)

N.C A&T head coach, former UNC player and assistant Rod Broadway changed culture of Aggies' program

The architect of A&T’s success is Rod Broadway, hired as head coach in 2011 and 37-19 in the five seasons since. It’s remarkable, considering the Aggies were 15-61 under four coaches in the seven seasons before Broadway’s hiring. What changed?“Coach Broadway came in and changed everything,” linebacker Denzel Jones says. “It’s a complete (180).” (Greensboro News & Record)

Gene Chizik on coaching "rumors"

After Thursday's practice, UNC defensive coordinator Gene Chizik spoke about the rumors of him being connected to several head coaching openings. Chizik was clear in his response. "Rumors. Rumors. Rumors. I don't really like to discuss any of that. Like I have said, I am very happy here. It's been a great ride and I want to finish everything out here." (Carolina Blue)

A bit of a homecoming for T.J. Yates on Sunday

T.J. Yates is a Texan. His family firmly supports the Texans. But the Yates have Colts roots. They were “diehard” fans, once. “Not anymore though,” the Texans quarterback said on Wednesday. “Make that clear.” The 5th-year signal-caller will start under center for Houston on Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium. (Houston Texans)

Russell Athletic Bowl Preview

What a season for the Tar Heels. After being picked to finish fifth in the Coastal, they rebounded from an opening weekend loss to South Carolina by winning 11 straight games. They went toe-to-toe with #1 Clemson in the ACC Championship Game, coming up just eight points short. (The Sports Quotient)

Barry Switzer takes a special interest in UNC's Ryan Switzer

Ryan Switzer's father, Michael, was at Fruth Pharmacy in Charleston when his phone rang. He looked at the screen and saw it was an Oklahoma City number. He ignored it. The caller didn’t leave a voicemail, but the phone rang again moments later. Switzer became curious and was stunned to find a person with the same surname on the other end of the call. It was Barry Switzer. (Charleston Gazette-Mail)

Tar Heels Seeking Win No. 12

No. 10 North Carolina has racked up a bevy of records in 2015, ranging from a program-best 11-game winning streak to Marquise Williams becoming the first Tar Heel to eclipse 10,000 total yards of offense. One particular mark remains in reach as UNC (11-2) prepares for its matchup with No. 17 Baylor in the Russell Athletic Bowl, and it’s likely the biggest of all: a 12th win. (Inside Carolina)

Video: Gene Chizik Pre-Baylor Interview

UNC defensive coordinator Gene Chizik discusses practices before the bowl game, the similarities of Baylor's offense to Carolina's & the challenges of facing a spread offense after practice on December 17, 2015. View Video...

Hakeem Nicks gets (final?) chance with N.Y. Giants

Former Independence and North Carolina standout receiver Hakeem Nicks is back with his old NFL team – and perhaps on his last stop in the league. Nicks signed with the New York Giants last month after being out of the league since the start of the regular season. In 2011 he had his second consecutive 1,000-yard receiving season. By 2015, few would touch him. (Charlotte Observer)

Baylor QB Jarrett Stidham healing as expected, not ruled out for Russell Athletic Bowl

Baylor quarterback Jarrett Stidham is healing as expected, according to an official in Baylor athletics. The true freshman has not been ruled out for Baylor's matchup with North Carolina in the Russell Athletic Bowl on Dec. 29. Stidham underwent a CT scan on Monday, which showed his fractured leg bone is healing and he can progress through rehab. There is still no timeline for his return. (Dallas Morning News)

Turner Named First-Team All-America By Phil Steele

North Carolina senior guard Landon Turner was named a first-team All-America by Phil Steele and 10 Tar Heels were named to his All-ACC team. Earning first-team all-conference honors were Turner, running back Elijah Hood and punt returner Ryan Switzer. Selected to the second team were quarterback Marquise Williams, offensive tackle Jon Heck and cornerback M.J. Stewart. (GoHeels.com)

My Carolina Experience: Nick Weiler

In a world driven by the instant gratification we have been programmed to expect, it can be easy to forget the actual standard it takes to achieve your dreams. For a moment in his freshmen year, that is exactly what happened to Nick Weiler. “I lost football for the season because of a foolish decision. That experience made my appreciation for Carolina and its opportunities even stronger." (GoHeels.com)

Best and worst college football season stats for all 128 teams

Your team is the best! Your team is the worst! You may experience these swings mid-game during the season, but it took some time this week to figure out what every single one of the 128 FBS teams is ranked first at, and what they’re ranked last at. North Carolina: Best in the nation at margin of victory in home games vs FBS. Worst at first quarter time of possession. (AllMySportsTeamsSuck.com)

As native son of Indy, T.J. Yates comes calling on Colts

T.J. Yates' birth and happy childhood happened in Indianapolis, the city of misery for the Texans. Growing up there before his family moved to Georgia, the future Texans quarterback once competed in a punt, pass and kick competition in the old RCA Dome. He idolized Peyton Manning during his heyday. And his family unabashedly supported the Colts. (Houston Chronicle)

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

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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