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Henry Baker Joins Carolina Football Staff

Henry Baker has joined the North Carolina football coaching staff, Larry Fedora announced Thursday. Baker, who was a four-year letterman at Maryland, comes to UNC after serving as cornerbacks coach at Rutgers during the 2017 season. A native of Paterson, New Jersey, Baker spent six seasons as the cornerbacks coach at Delaware prior to his stint at Rutgers. (GoHeels.com)

Chase Rice Journeys to Dad's Grave in Emotional 'Amen' Music Video

Chase Rice is ready to let you in. And it’s not to the bed of his pickup after a beer-soaked tailgate, as in his 2014 RIAA Gold-certified Ignite the Night days. The 32-year-old artist wants you to meet his weightier, more pensive side — with the crunch of flattened PBR cans a distant echo resurrected only in his boyish smile and swagger. (People)

North Carolina And UCF Expand Football Series

North Carolina and UCF will play four games over the next eight seasons that begins with the Sept. 15, 2018 home opener at Kenan Stadium. The Tar Heels will also visit Orlando to open the 2020 season. The teams will then meet in consecutive years, with the Knights traveling to Chapel Hill on Sept. 21, 2024, before UNC heads to UCF on Sept. 20, 2025. (GoHeels.com)

Total Tar Heels: Feb. 28, 2018

Total Tar Heels provides a behind-the-scenes look at UNC student-athletes and things they do away from competition. Luke Maye, a junior on the men's basketball team, has earned Academic All-District honors and is a candidate for Academic All-America recognition. Austin Proehl (football) was selected as a semifinalist for the Wooden Citizenship Cup. (GoHeels.com)

Mitch Trubisky tapes episode of 'Celebrity Family Feud'

Name a Bears player who’s going to clown around with his NFL peers on a game show. Survey says: Mitch Trubisky. “Celebrity Family Feud” revealed the quarterback will be one of the rookies going against the veterans on an unspecified air date. In the promo, Trubisky poses with former UNC teammate Austin Proehl, the son of former Bears receiver Ricky Proehl. (Chicago Tribune)

Audio: Interview with UNC LB Andre Smith

Former North Carolina linebacker Andre Smith took time out of his preparation for the 2018 NFL Draft Combine to talk with Pro Football Talk Line's Connor Livesay. Smith discusses his approach to the Combine, what drills he's most likely to excel in, the skills he's working to strengthen, and what life is like as an NFL hopeful. (Pro Football Talk Line)

5 Players to Watch for the North Carolina Tar Heels in Spring Practice

North Carolina football coach Larry Fedora is well aware that last season was not good enough. It is true that injuries played a large part UNC’s 3-9 season, but so did underperformances in several areas. As a result, spring practice in Chapel Hill should feature open competitions up and down the depth chart. Here are five Tar Heels to watch for this spring. (Athlon Sports)

Bobby Rome Sparks Football Coaching Career

Bobby Rome once asked Natrone Means about what happens at the end of a football career. When it's time to hang it up, how do you know? "When getting tackled gets irritating, it's time to stop playing," Means told him. Rome found himself in that moment during a game with the St. Petersburg Vikings in 2014. Rome was in his second season in Russia. (Inside Carolina)

Actually, Lions TE Eric Ebron has put up some historically good numbers

Eric Ebron didn't help himself with an unproductive rookie season. But then he doubled his production in Year 2. Then he doubled it again in Year 3. And then he made up for a slow start last year by gassing defenses in the final eight games. Total it up, and Ebron -- probably the most hated player in Detroit -- has put up historically good numbers. Seriously. (MLive.com)

Video: Anthony Ratliff-Williams UNC Highlights

Highlights of North Carolina sophomore wide receiver and kickoff returner Anthony Ratliff-Williams, who finished last season with a team-leading 35 receptions for 630 yards and 6 touchdowns. Ratliff-Williams also returned two kickoffs for touchdowns. Read More...

Mitch Trubisky already established himself as Bears' franchise-saving QB

Evaluating Bears rookie quarterback Mitch Trubisky's 12-game season, during which he threw to a no-name receiving corps led by Kendall Wright and Dontrelle Inman in a "basic" offensive system better suited for the middle ages, requires looking beyond his conventional stat line. When diving into his film, his potential and ability to thrive in the NFL is apparent. (CBS Sports)

Put me in, Coach: "Walk-On U" spotlights UNC's walk-ons

Junior Zach Goins, who works for The Daily Tar Heel, is a walk-on football player at North Carolina who created UNC’s version of “Walk-On U” in fall of 2016. The Twitter page has a 1,296 followers with strong connections to comparable walk-pages from other schools. Goins said he jokes that walk-ons have a motto that they are going pro in something other than sports. (Daily Tar Heel)

Saskatchewan Roughriders re-sign T.J. Thorpe

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have re-signed international receiver T.J. Thorpe, international offensive lineman Terran Vaughn and international defensive back Melvin White, the team announced Wednesday. Thorpe will remain with the Riders after joining the team in October and spending the final two weeks of the regular season on the team’s practice roster. (CFL.ca)

North Carolina football to host James Madison in 2020

North Carolina has added James Madison to their 2020 football schedule. According to the contract, North Carolina will host James Madison at Kenan Memorial Stadium in Chapel Hill on Nov. 21, 2020. The Tar Heels will pay the Dukes a $500,000 guarantee for playing the game. UNC won the last matchup 56-28 in 2016 to extend their series lead to 3-0. (FBSchedules)

Will Julius Peppers play in 2018?

A source close to Julius Peppers indicates the star defensive end is leaning toward playing next season but doesn’t want to commit to it yet. Peppers recently had shoulder surgery but really gets along with Eric Washington, recently promoted from Panthers defensive-line coach to defensive coordinator. At 38, Peppers tied for the team lead with 11 sacks last season. (Charlotte Observer)

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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 ABC, ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU

UNC vs. UCF
Sat, Sep 15, 12:00 ET

Full UNC Football Schedule

Radio Affiliates

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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