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Carolina Insider Podcast: Miami Preview, Basketball Exhibition

Preview Friday night's men's basketball exhibition against Barton College and Saturday's home football game against Miami with Friday's edition of the Carolina Insider podcast. Hosts Jones Angell and Adam Lucas get Tar Heel fans ready for a full weekend of North Carolina sports with home basketball on Friday and home football on Saturday afternoon. (GoHeels.com)

Countdown to Kickoff: UNC vs. Miami

Miami is the highest-ranked team to play in Chapel Hill since No. 7 South Carolina defeated UNC, 21-15, in 2007. Mark Richt’s squad is 6-0 and has been efficient on both sides of the ball despite squeaking out recent victories. Miami’s last three games have been won by a combined 13 points. Even so, the Hurricanes are 20.5-point favorites over the injury-riddled Tar Heels (Inside Carolina)

Smart, fast and physical: UNC not changing approach despite continued struggles

The last time these two teams met in Chapel Hill, in 2015, Carolina was the ranked team, undefeated in conference play and riding tremendous momentum. They smoked the Hurricanes by 38 points. Now, the shoe’s on the other foot. So, what does Larry Fedora do? Change the way he’s coaching? No, that’s not going to happen, for multiple reasons. (WRAL Sports Fan)

North Carolina will be without leading rusher Michael Carter vs. Miami

A reeling North Carolina team that has lost five straight and seven of eight this season is receiving no favors when it comes to the health front. With No. 8 Miami set to visit Chapel Hill Saturday, UNC released its weekly injury report ahead of that ACC matchup. Running back Michael Carter has officially been listed as out for the game because of injury. (NBC Sports)

Vote: Does North Carolina or Arizona State have a better NFL/MLB/NBA trio?

It's time to round out the Final Four. Both trios from North Carolina and Arizona State include veteran leaders who have had plenty of career-defining moments. UNC: Julius Peppers, Carolina Panthers, Andrew Miller, Cleveland Indians, Vince Carter, Sacramento Kings; ASU: Terrell Suggs, Baltimore Ravens, Dustin Pedroia, Boston Red Sox, James Harden, Houston Rockets. (NCAA.com)

Cowboys lineman Jonathan Cooper working to make draft label irrelevant

Most players would relish being a top-10 pick in the NFL Draft. But, for Jonathan Cooper, it’s become more of a nuisance. Cooper has had a self-admitted roller-coaster career, battling injuries and bouncing between four organizations in five years. He’s finally found a home at left guard for the Dallas Cowboys. But the top-10 label remains bothersome. (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)

Mack Hollins is pedaling his way into Eagles’ wideout rotation

Mack Hollins had one thing on his mind after his 64-yard scoring reception helped the Eagles beat the Redskins Monday night. Do I have enough energy left to pedal home? The rookie wide receiver biked to Lincoln Financial Field for the game. The fourth-round pick out of North Carolina is going to have a rough time pedaling to the Linc if he keeps getting in the end zone. (Delaware County Daily Times)

UNC in the NFL: Julius Peppers Raves About Mitch Trubisky

Former Chicago Bears star Julius Peppers returned to Soldier Field in a matchup against rookie Mitch Trubisky in Week 7. Peppers and Trubisky may play different sides of the ball, but their similarities are undeniable. The two both starred in Chapel Hill and were second off the board in their respective drafts. In a postgame interview, eppers praised the young signal caller. (Keeping It Heel)

North Carolina should brace for an angry Miami squad

Hosting Miami in Kenan Stadium, the Tar Heels pounded their Coastal Division foe relentlessly, building a 45-0 lead before ultimately sealing the 59-21 victory. Along the way, there were plenty of smiles and dancing on the UNC sideline. After the first of three rushing touchdowns on the afternoon, quarterback Marquise Williams flashed The U only to turn it upside down. (FanRag Sports)

Eric Ebron became a father during the Detroit Lions bye week

Eric Ebron went into the bye week hoping for rest and recovery for his body and mind. He wanted to come back to his team refreshed -- and part of that meant getting a very important task out of the way. "I'm going to be with my family -- my future family," the Detroit Lions tight end said. Ebron had his first child born over the week off, he announced Sunday. (MLive.com)

UNC Football Reduced to Seeking Moral Victories Through Season’s Home Stretch

Down to just four games left in what has been a season to forget for the UNC football team, head coach Larry Fedora simply wants to make sure his Tar Heels don’t go down without a fight—both this week against No. 8 Miami and beyond. Moral victories aren’t too many people’s idea of a good time, but that’s where things have come to for this group of Tar Heels. (Chapelboro.com)

Roughriders welcome back an old friend, Darian Durant

Dan Clark expects a loud ovation before Friday’s CFL game between his Saskatchewan Roughriders and the Montreal Alouettes. The Roughriders’ centre isn’t thinking of himself, though. He believes the Mosaic Stadium faithful will pay tribute to Alouettes quarterback Darian Durant, who is playing his first game in Regina since being traded to Montreal in January. (Saskatchewan Roughriders)

Talbott Cancer Center: It Will Save Lives

Administrators at Nash UNC Health Care in Rocky Mount planned to build a cancer treatment center that could serve northeastern North Carolina. They were brainstorming ideas to raise funds when the name Danny Talbott came up. Talbott: Three-sport standout at Rocky Mount High who went on to star as quarterback for the Tar Heels...and a survivor of multiple myeloma. (Carolina Lettermen)

K.J. Sails a Bright Spot for UNC Amid Losses

In a season where North Carolina has faced ever-mounting struggles, the Tar Heels have found a bright spot in the play and attitude of defensive back K.J. Sails. "There's a lot of things he's doing well and one of them is just playing with energy - some juice - and being competitive and trying to make plays out there," said UNC defensive coordinator John Papuchis. (Inside Carolina)

UNC DC John Papuchis Mining For Positives & Won't Play For 2018

North Carolina defensive coordinator John Papuchis met with the media this week to discuss his unit’s performance against Virginia Tech last weekend, the current situation it’s facing, and about moving forward. “There were some positives. When you look at individual plays and if you break it down like that, there’s guys that play well within a play. It’s not all negative.” (Tar Heel Illustrated)

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Football Schedule at a Glance
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North Carolina: 21
NC State: 33
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at Northern Illinois0
Tuesday 5:15 PM

Southern Mississippi0
at Florida State0
Wednesday 1:30 PM

at Boston College0
Wednesday 5:15 PM

at Navy0
Thursday 1:30 PM

Virginia Tech0
at Oklahoma State0
Thursday 5:15 PM

Wake Forest0
at Texas A&M0
Friday 1:00 PM

NC State0
at Arizona State0
Friday 3:00 PM

at Mississippi State0
Saturday 12:00 PM

at Miami0
Saturday 8:00 PM

at Clemson0
Sunday 8:45 PM

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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(11) Miami7-210-2
(22) Virginia Tech5-39-3
Georgia Tech4-45-6
North Carolina1-73-9

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(1) Clemson8-112-1
NC State6-28-4
Wake Forest4-47-5
Boston College4-47-5
Florida State3-56-6

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