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Carolina Kids Classic Golf Tournament Raises $93,000

The UNC Finley Golf Course in Chapel Hill played host Thursday to the 28th annual Carolina Kids Classic Charity Golf Tournament. In all, $93,000 was raised for the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill. Local residents and donors joined with sports figures such as UNC football coach Larry Fedora and men’s lacrosse coach Joe Breschi to celebrate a worthy cause. (Chapelboro.com)

Who will be the ACC's 100-tackle players in 2016?

3. Donnie Miles, North Carolina. One of the unsung heroes of Gene Chizik’s defensive revival in Chapel Hill in 2015, Miles thrived in his first year as a full-time safety, completing the transition from the hybrid Ram position and tallying a league-best 128 tackles. If UNC is to build off last year’s Coastal-winning season, Miles will need to have similar production. (ESPN.com)

“Finest Example of Gridiron Architecture in the Country”

The clock was ticking the week of November 7, 1927. In five days, Davidson would come to Chapel Hill for its twenty-fifth meeting against the Tar Heels, and Kenan Stadium was set as the venue. The Tar Heels had played their last football game on Emerson Field. Tickets were priced at $2—for all seats. “There are no bad seats,” the Chapel Hill Weekly noted. (Kenan Journal)

Forever young: Julius Peppers still chasing 'rabbits' and (Super Bowl) rings

Julius Peppers is still the most impressive-looking athlete in most rooms, including the Green Bay Packers' locker room. He still runs with the defensive backs when he trains. And, oh, does he train. At age 36 and entering his 15th NFL season, Peppers let everyone in on a little secret about his longevity: The older he gets, the less time off he takes. (ESPN.com)

UNC Football: Ryan Switzer announces engagement

Lost in the weekend news was return specialist and wide receiver Ryan Switzer announcing his engagement to a member of the UNC cheerleading squad. Switzer popped the question Saturday afternoon to girlfriend Gabie Dinsbeer. (Keeping It Heel)

Extra reps benefitting Jonathan Cooper

Jonathan Cooper arrived in Foxborough earlier this year as part of a trade with the Arizona Cardinals. His change of scenery marks a second chance to prove that Arizona’s investment in him – he was the seventh pick overall in the 2013 NFL Draft – was worth it. So, getting extra work on the field with Tom Brady is helping Cooper adapt to his new system. (New England Patriots)

Video: Top 5 ACC Football Performances From 2015 Season

The 2016 season is coming up fast so the ACC Digital Network brings you the top 5 single-game performances of the 2015 ACC Football season. Witness the domination that was the 2015 UNC Tar Heels' offense and relive some of the magic from Florida State standouts. View Video...

Who will be the ACC's 1,000-yard receivers in 2016?

4. Mack Hollins, North Carolina. If UNC is to build off last year’s Coastal division title, Hollins will likely take the next step after seasons with 745 (2015) and 613 (2014) receiving yards. He is now the go-to threat, too, after the departure of Quinshad Davis. 5. Ryan Switzer, North Carolina. (ESPN.com)

Bengals extend running back Giovani Bernard for $15.5M

The Cincinnati Bengals announced on Wednesday afternoon that they reached a deal with running back Giovani Bernard to extend his contract through the 2019 season. The Enquirer has confirmed from a league source that the deal is worth $15.5 million, and Bernard's salary will rise from just over $1 million in base earnings this season to around $6 million. (Cincinnati Enquirer)

Video: Fedora's Freakshow Trailer No. 4

Gear up for Fedora's Freakshow, UNC's annual elite invitation-only football camp coming later this summer, with this motivational trailer of classic UNC football highlights courtesy of the UNC Football Video Office. View Video...

Pigskin Preview Set For July 18

UNC football coach Larry Fedora, who led the Tar Heels to an 11-win season, a berth in the ACC Championship Game and a perfect 7-0 record at Kenan Stadium last year, will help kickoff the 2016 season at the 14th annual Pigskin Preview on July 18. The event will be held at the Embassy Suites in Cary. Registration starts at 11 am and the program begins at 11:30 am. (GoHeels.com)

Larry Fedora goes in-depth on satellite camps

On Tuesday, CarolinaBlue spoke with UNC head coach Larry Fedora on the topic of satellite camps, a hot topic in college football. A satellite camp is a prospect camp held far from a school's campus that is usually hosted by another school in a recruiting hotbed. UNC will not participate in any satellite camps this summer, a conscious decision by Fedora. (Carolina Blue)

Who will be ACC's 1,000-yard rushers in 2016?

3. Elijah Hood, North Carolina: Hood finished with 1,463 yards last season and averaged 6.7 yards per carry -- second in the league behind Cook. With one of the strongest offensive lines in the ACC returning, Hood should be a shoo-in for a second consecutive 1,000-yard season. (ESPN.com)

ACC Coastal win totals: Can UNC bring stability to the top of the division?

North Carolina has the highest predicted win total, according to Vegas Insider, and Virginia has the lowest but the rest of the ACC's Coastal Division is separated by just 1.5 games. Making any predictions about this division is a fool's game, but I love the chaos too much not to try and predict the unpredictable. UNC, 8.5 (CBS Sports)

Los Angeles Rams Sign DL Cam Thomas

The Los Angeles Rams continued a busy offseason on their defensive line Monday by adding veteran Cam Thomas to the mix. The defensive tackle previously visited with the Seahawks this offseason. The Rams also signed former Tar Heel defensive end Quinton Coples as a bookend to Robert Quinn, giving the Rams three Tar Heels on their defensive line. (NBC Sports)

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
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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