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Chansky’s Notebook: Thank You, Sir, May I...

I hope Western made big bucks for taking two trips down the mountain. Is anyone out there seeing similarities between the two slaughters of Western Carolina in the last 2½ weeks? Sparse crowds at both UNC venues watched an aggregate 169-71 score of the football game on November 18 and the basketball game last night as WCU was thoroughly punished by UNC. (Chapelboro.com)

Pro Football Focus Places M.J. Stewart on First Team All-ACC Defense

Pro Football Focus released its All-Conference teams on Tuesday, with UNC cornerback M.J. Stewart taking a spot on the All-ACC First Team Defense. Stewart was the only Tar Heel included on PFF’s All-ACC rosters. The locker room leader for UNC throughout a difficult 3-9 season, Stewart finished his career as UNC’s all-time leader with 41 pass breakups. (Chapelboro.com)

Auburn working on non-conference football game with UNC in 2020

Auburn is working towards finalizing a football game with North Carolina in Atlanta during the 2020 season, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. As currently proposed, the game would be played as a Chick-fil-A Kickoff game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, but it would not be the season opener. Instead, it would be played Week 2 on Sept. 12, 2020. (AL.com)

Anthony Ratliff-Williams Named to AP All-ACC Football Second Team

It may not have been the season UNC football fans had hoped for in 2017, but one silver lining was the emergence of sophomore wide receiver Anthony Ratliff-Williams. The Associated Press released its All-ACC teams Tuesday, with Ratliff-Williams earning a Second Team nod as an all-purpose player. He was the only Tar Heel to earn a spot on the AP’s All-ACC rosters. (Chapelboro.com)

M.J. Stewart Accepts Senior Bowl Invitation

North Carolina cornerback M.J. Stewart will participate in the 2018 Senior Bowl after accepting an invitation to the annual event, the Senior Bowl announced Monday. A two-time All-ACC honorable mention selection, Stewart etched his name in UNC's defensive record books with 12 pass breakups in his senior season, giving him 41 for his career, a new UNC record. (GoHeels.com)

Recap: Former UNC Players in the NFL - Week 13

Ryan Switzer (Dallas Cowboys) had his first NFL career punt return touchdown. It was an 83-yard return to extend the Cowboys' lead over the Washington Redskins. Mitch Trubisky (Chicago Bears) completed 12 of 15 passes for 102 yards and a touchdown Kareem Martin (Arizona Cardinals) reeled in his first career interception in the Cardinals loss to the Rams. (Inside Carolina)

Photos and Info on Dean Smith's Grave Site and Marker

Legendary North Carolina head basketball coach Dean Smith passed away on Feb. 7, 2015. A private funeral was held on February 12 at Binkley Baptist Church in Chapel Hill, with a burial following at Old Chapel Hill Cemetery on the UNC campus. This year a grave marker was put at Smith's site in the cemetery. The grave marker was made by a family friend of the Smiths. (Inside Carolina)

Mitch Trubisky to wear cleats honoring Kanler Coker's brother, charity formed after his death

Mitch Trubisky will wear silver and white cleats Sunday to support a friend’s family. As part of the NFL’s “My Cause, My Cleats” campaign, the Bears’ quarterback will wear spikes honoring Thumbs Up Mission. The charity provides getaways for families dealing with cancer. Kanler Coker, one of Trubisky’s best friends at UNC, lost his little brother Keaton to brain cancer in 2014. (Chicago Sun-Times)

Cowboys WR Ryan Switzer opens up on TD celebration: ‘I was brought here to make plays’

Taco Charlton couldn't help but run onto the field after the play. "I was so happy," the Cowboys defensive end said. The sentiment echoed across the Cowboys sideline as rookie receiver Ryan Switzer weaved through Redskins defenders to a return a punt 83 yards for a touchdown. Switzer, who scored seven punt-return touchdowns in college, thought it'd happen eventually. (Dallas Morning News)

Cowboys’ Ryan Switzer takes it to the house

Ryan Switzer took it to the house. The Dallas Cowboys’ rookie punt returner scored on an 83-yard return with just over three minutes left in the first half Thursday night. Switzer capped off the scoring run by doing a somersault into the end zone. It’s Switzer’s first career punt return for a touchdown. It’s the first punt return for a touchdown for the Cowboys since 2013. (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)

Mitch Trubisky getting back to basics to address mechanical issues

Adversity, losing and failure are great motivators, Mitch Trubisky says. In those terms, he and the Bears have had four straight motivational games. So he reviewed the Eagles game video with a critical eye. Neither Trubisky nor offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains liked what he saw. “I had bad footwork,” Trubisky said. “Usually that leads to bad accuracy and timing." (Chicago Tribune)

Julius Peppers Rocks UNC-Themed Cleats for Carolina Cause

Carolina Panther defensive end Julius Peppers has always stayed close with his alma mater. Peppers also gives back to North Carolina. He supports the Lights on the Hill Society Scholarship with supports African American students at North Carolina achieve their dream of graduating. On Sunday, Peppers wore cleats in support of the cause. Check them out below: (Inside Carolina)

UNC youth served despite down season

As bad as 2017 might have been, it could have been worse amid a rash of injuries that saw 21 players — many of them starters — sidelined for Saturday’s finale at Carter-Finley Stadium. But instead of going through the motions once the goals and bowl bid became unreachable, the Tar Heels responded by digging in and playing their best football of the year. (North State Journal)

William Sweet Wins Business Competition

Shortly after undergoing surgery for an ACL injury he sustained at Old Dominion on Sept. 16, William Sweet said he was provided a cold compression product to reduce the swelling. The device helped during the early stages of his rehab. But he said he wondered how much more someone could benefit from having a similar appliance throughout their recovery. (GoHeels.com)

Turner's Take: Help Wanted

There is playing time available. That’s what Larry Fedora and his staff have to sell as they hit the recruiting trail to put together the Class of 2018. After a 3-9 season, of course, nothing is certain on the depth chart, but with the graduations of 14 players on the offense/defense two-deep, there are spots aplenty. Let’s take a look at some particular areas of need. (Argyle Report)

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(22) Virginia Tech5-39-3
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