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UNC reports improper athlete-agent contact; state investigation underway

Changes made at the University of North Carolina following an athletics scandal involving agents and athletes appear to be paying off. The North Carolina Secretary of State's office is investigating agent Brandon Smart, who sent offensive lineman R.J. Prince a message on Facebook in November saying he wanted to talk with him about the NFL Draft process. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Cowboys' Ryan Switzer named to PFWA All-Rookie Team

Former UNC football standout Ryan Switzer has quickly made an impact on the Dallas Cowboys and the NFL. The Pro Football Writers of America on Tuesday named Switzer, a fourth-round pick and the 133rd player taken overall in the 2017 NFL draft, to its All-Rookie Team as a kick returner for the 2017 season. He is the only Cowboys rookie to be named to the team. (Charleston Gazette-Mail)

Woody Durham Elected to National Sports Media Association Hall of Fame

Woody Durham, Bryant Gumbel, Dick Weiss, and Thomas Boswell have been voted into the National Sports Media Association Hall of Fame and will be inducted this June, NSMA executive director Dave Goren announced. Durham is best known for the 40 years he spent as radio play-by-play announcer for University of North Carolina football and basketball. (National Sports Media Association)

Montreal Alouettes release Darian Durant

Darian Durant’s time with the Montreal Alouettes has ended, the team announced Monday after releasing the veteran quarterback. The 35-year-old was acquired by the Als last January. Before going to Montreal, Durant spent 10 seasons with the Riders, guiding them to a Grey Cup Championship in 2013. In his career, Durant has thrown for 31,740 yards and 167 touchdowns. (CFL.ca)

So long, TarAggie, you left a good mark

Rod Broadway officially retired as head football coach at North Carolina A&T State University this week, and with no apologies, even to soon-to-be NC Sports Hall of Famer Bill Hayes, I’ll go ahead and say it: Next to Eddie Robinson, Broadway may go down as one of the greatest coaches in black college football when looking at his total body of work. (Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald)

Barry Switzer had to check if he was related to Ryan Switzer

Barry Switzer did a Google search, came up with the phone number of Ryan Switzer's father, Michael, and called him to talk to Michael about his son and to determine if there was some distant relation. He was in contact with Ryan soon afterwards. "He actually called me my junior year of college and he said he would claim me because I was good,'' Ryan Switzer said. (Dallas Morning News)

Montreal Alouettes deliver contract ultimatum to quarterback Darian Durant

To the surprise of nobody, it appears the Alouettes have presented quarterback Darian Durant and his agent with a take-it-or-leave-it ultimatum. Now it becomes a question of which side will blink first. General manager Kavis Reed went to great expense a year ago to acquire the veteran, trading two draft picks and then signed Durant to a three-year, $1.25-million contract. (Montreal Gazette)

Dallas Cowboys OL Jonathan Cooper recovering from knee surgery

It took longer than expected after being drafted seventh overall by the Cardinals in the 2013 NFL Draft, but Jonathan Cooper became a regular starter during the 2017 season. Cooper started 13 games at left guard for the Cowboys after joining the team in the offseason, which set him up for unrestricted free agency on a good note. Cooper had knee surgery last week. (NBC Sports)

Former UNC QB Logan Byrd Transferring to Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

It appears Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College has its next big-time signal caller. Former UNC quarterback Logan Byrd plans to transfer to MGCCC and play for new coach Jack Wright. “Excited to be continuing my academic and football career at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College,” he tweeted. “Can’t wait to get to work on winning a National Championship!” (Biloxi Sun Herald)

Former UNC Reserve QB John Dunn Named UConn Offensive Coordinator

John Dunn, who has experience coaching in the NFL and previously worked under Randy Edsall during the UConn football coach’s tenure at Maryland, has been named the Huskies’ offensive coordinator. Dunn was a walk-on quarterback at UNC from 2001-03 and a student/graduate assistant there until 2007. He was then an assistant under Les Miles at LSU. (Hartford Courant)

UNC Football: Tar Heels get new custom Air Jordan 3s

A year ago, Jordan Brand made UNC the second football program be sponsored by the company. The announcement came during UNC’s home basketball win over Duke in March, with Michael Jordan himself making it official. Now with a full season under the Jordan Brand, we are starting to see some awesome equipment and shoes. The latest being some exclusive Air Jordan 3s (Keeping It Heel)

Take a bow, Gio

We give Giovani Bernard the clean sweep with the Corey Dillon Offensive Player of the Year and the Tim Krumrie Comeback Player of the Year. How big is this guy’s heart? He added the Ed Block Courage Award this year to his bookshelf that already has the Brian Piccolo Award as the most courageous player in the ACC that he picked up at UNC. (Cincinnati Bengals)

A hit Broadway show

N.C. A&T’s most successful football coach in 84 years is ending an exceptional career on his own terms. After leading his team to a perfect season and a national championship, Rod Broadway is walking away from it all. At age 62, Broadway is retiring with the satisfaction that he took over a tattered program that was running low on hope and warm bodies and rebuilt it from the bottom up. (Greensboro News & Record)

UNC Prioritizing Experience Over Capacity on Football Game Day

UNC’s decision to upgrade Kenan Stadium’s seating at the expense of reducing capacity is rooted in a continuing effort to enhance its fans’ game day experience. In an era of flat-screen TVs, mobile apps, various streaming services and hundreds of televised football games, schools have been tasked with improving their product to entice fans off their couches. (Inside Carolina)

Video: 1977 UNC Reflections with Lawrence Taylor

Former North Carolina linebacker, NFL all-time great, and Pro Football Hall-of-Famer Lawrence Taylor shares his thoughts about the 1977 Tar Heels football team upon his return to Kenan Stadium for a 40-year reunion. Read More...

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Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 21
NC State: 33
Sat, Nov 25 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ California
Sat, Sep 1, TBD

UNC @ East Carolina
Sat, Sep 8, TBD

UNC vs. UCF
Sat, Sep 15, TBD

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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(13) Miami7-210-3
(24) Virginia Tech5-39-4
Georgia Tech4-45-6
Pittsburgh3-55-7
Virginia3-56-7
Duke3-57-6
North Carolina1-73-9

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(4) Clemson8-112-2
(23) NC State6-29-4
Wake Forest4-48-5
Boston College4-47-6
Louisville4-48-5
Florida State3-57-6
Syracuse2-64-8


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