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Paul Rizzo Leaves Distinguished Business Legacy

The roster of the noted “Justice Era” of the late-1940s got a little thinner last week with the passing of Paul Rizzo, a four-year Letterman from 1947-50 who later went on to significant accomplishments in business. Rizzo died Thursday Feb. 23 at the age of 89 after a period of declining health. (UNC Lettermen)

Tar Heel Super Fan

You know the hair: Dark, frizzed out like a 1970s rock star, and all over the place. He’s that guy. Josh Mayo is UNC’s super fan and he’s on TV almost as often as the Tar Heels. “I was born in Chapel Hill to a mother that didn't go to UNC and father that went to Duke,” Mayo said, sitting in his dorm room on Carolina’s campus, walls adorned everywhere with Tar Heelia. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Video: UNC's T.J. Logan runs fastest RB 40 time at NFL Combine

Former North Carolina running back T.J. Logan put on quite the performance at the NFL Combine on Friday. His 4.37 second 40 yard dash was the fastest time for a running back on the day. He followed it up with a 4.40. That number will certainly turn the heads of some NFL scouts and executives. Here are some reactions to Logan's performance at the combine: (247 Sports)

UNC’s Elijah Hood reveals reason behind not working out at combine

Former UNC running back Elijah Hood sat out Friday’s testing at the NFL scouting combine with a leg injury. Hood told the Observer he strained his hamstring training for the combine. Hood expects to be fully healed and to participate in UNC’s pro day March 21. Hood's Tar Heels teammate T.J. Logan ran the fastest 40 among the running backs at 4.37 seconds. (Charlotte Observer)

Video: Trubisky staying humble amidst NFL draft process

Former North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky (yes, he prefers to go by Mitchell now) tells Josina Anderson he's continuing to work hard and stay humble ahead of the draft while describing how he grew while as a backup at UNC. View Video...

Mitch Trubisky wants to be known as Mitchell Trubisky

he Artist Formerly Known as Mitch Trubisky throws at the NFL Scouting Combine on Saturday. On Friday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Trubisky would prefer to be known as “Mitchell” from here on out. So, Mitchell Trubisky it is. Trubisky measured at a shade over 6-foot-2 on Thursday, which is at least sort of a big deal in the NFL quarterback projecting world. (NBC Sports)

Mitch Trubisky at the NFL Combine: 'I'm confident I can be a franchise quarterback'

The number 13 is following Mitch Trubisky through the NFL Combine. That's the number of starts he made at North Carolina, and one of the first issues teams are addressing with him. "That's a question everyone is asking," Trubisky said Friday. "I definitely think I have enough experience. I only have 13 starts but I played in 30 games." (Cleveland.com)

Video: Mitch Trubisky NFL Combine Press Interview

Former North Carolina quarterback Mitch Trubisky, the possible No. 1 overall pick in the upcoming NFL Draft, speaks with the media on Friday at the NFL Scouting Combine. View Video...

NFL Combine Interviews: UNC RBs Elijah Hood & T.J. Logan

Elijah Hood and T.J. Logan are at the NFL Combine this week, auditioning on the field and in the interview room. And when not being asked about teammate Mitch Trubisky, they discussed their pro outlook. How did UNC prepare you for this opportunity? T.J. Logan: "Really with hard work. I feel like that was instilled in me there and it’s been carrying on." (Inside Carolina)

UNC Football to Wear Jordan Brand in 2017

The North Carolina football team will move to Jordan Brand uniforms for the 2017 season, sources close to the football program confirmed to Inside Carolina on Friday. An announcement from the school is expected in the near future. Jordan Brand is a business unit of Nike, Inc., and UNC’s current Nike contract was signed in May 2009. (Inside Carolina)

Ageless Julius Peppers remains 'valuable asset'

He once thought Super Bowl trips would be routine in his career, and it was hard to blame him. In his first NFL season, Julius Peppers reached those hallowed 60 minutes. If not for New England Patriots kicker Adam Vinatieri’s field goal inside the final 10 seconds that beat the Carolina Panthers 32-29 in Super Bowl XXVIII, Peppers might’ve walked away with a ring. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

Elijah Hood says he’ll run angry in NFL after early exit from UNC

Former UNC running back Elijah Hood was all smiles Thursday when he met with the media at the NFL scouting combine. But Hood’s mood did not mesh with how he described his running style. “The way I run the football is angry,” Hood said. Hood, who checked in at 6-feet, 232 pounds, powered his way to 2,580 rushing yards and 29 touchdowns in three seasons at UNC. (Charlotte Observer)

DeAndre Smith Hired As UNC Running Backs Coach

DeAndre Smith has joined the UNC football staff as running backs coach, head coach Larry Fedora announced Thursday. Smith, who played collegiately at Southwest Missouri State with UNC offensive coordinator Chris Kapilovic, was hired from UNLV where he had spent the last three months as the Rebels’ running backs coach. He served as Purdue’s running backs coach in 2016. (GoHeels.com)

Cleveland Browns strongly considering Mitch Trubisky No. 1 overall, sources say

The Cleveland Browns are strongly considering drafting hometown boy Mitch Trubisky No. 1 overall, league sources tell cleveland.com. Trubisky, the Mentor, Ohio native, checked off a major box Thursday when he measured 6-2 1/8 at the NFL Combine. Scouts had hinted that Trubisky would be closer to 6-1 than the 6-3 he's listed at in his North Carolina bio. (Cleveland.com)

Mitch Trubisky measures in at 6-foot-2 and change, exhale now

Well thank God we’ve cleared that up. Answering one of the burning questions of the lead-up to the Scouting Combine, we now know exactly how tall North Carolina quarterback Mitch Trubisky is. According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Trubisky measured in this morning at 6-foot-2-1/8 inches. (NBC Sports)

Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 23
Stanford: 25
Fri, Dec 30 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Cal
Sat, Sep 2, TBD Tickets

UNC vs. Louisville
Sat, Sep 9, TBD Tickets

UNC @ Old Dominion
Sat, Sep 16, TBD

Full UNC Football Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(16) Virginia Tech6-310-4
North Carolina5-38-5
(20) Miami5-39-4
Pittsburgh5-38-5
Georgia Tech4-49-4
Virginia1-72-10
Duke1-74-8

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(1) Clemson8-114-1
(21) Louisville7-19-4
(8) Florida State5-310-3
NC State3-57-6
Wake Forest3-57-6
Syracuse2-64-8
Boston College2-67-6

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