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Carolina Union Activities Board announces Chase Rice as Jubilee performer

Chase Rice said that Carolina can — and it did. The Carolina Union Activities Board announced today that Chase Rice, a former UNC linebacker and a Class of 2008 graduate, will be the performer at the 2016 Jubilee concert. The show will be held on April 16 in Carmichael Arena, the same day as the annual Spring Football Game. “We’re pretty excited,” said Merrick Osborne, president of CUAB. (Daily Tar Heel)

Steelers sign long snapper Greg Warren to a 1-year deal

Greg Warren is sticking with the . The club announced Friday it has signed the veteran long snapper to a one-year contract that will bring Warren back for a 12th season in 2016. Warren is one of four Steelers remaining from the team that won the Super Bowl after the 2005 season. Warren hasn't missed a game in six straight years. (USA Today)

Quinton Coples Released By Miami Dolphins

Quinton Coples, a 2012 first-round draft pick that the Miami Dolphins claimed off of waivers late last year, was released by Miami on Friday afternoon. Coples’ release was expected because the Dolphins weren't willing to pay the reserve pass rusher his $7.5 million fifth-year option, which would have become fully guaranteed if he were on the roster in March. (South Florida Sun-Sentinel)

Sixteen Tar Heels Recognized For Earning 4.0 GPAs In Fall

Sixteen UNC student-athletes finished the 2015 fall semester with perfect 4.0 grade point averages, earning A’s in each class. The group is spread among eight different teams and a wide range of majors. All will be recognized as members of the 4.0 Club at the annual Student-Athlete Academic Luncheon at the end of the spring semester. (GoHeels.com)

Tony Gonzalez: Time for Lions' Eric Ebron to make good

Tony Gonzalez doesn't know Eric Ebron, but watching the Detroit Lions tight end from afar, he can tell that there's something amiss. "I don’t know what goes on in that building, but usually when I see guys that are that talented and they’re not performing, that tells me something else is going on," Gonzalez, a 14-time Pro Bowl tight end and current CBS analyst, said. (Detroit Free Press)

Elijah Hood, Nick Weiler Earn Academic All-ACC Honors

North Carolina tailback Elijah Hood and place-kicker Nick Weiler have been named to the 2015 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Football Team, the league announced Wednesday. Hood, an information sciences major from Charlotte, N.C., is one of seven players named to the Academic All-ACC team who also earned first-team All-ACC honors. (GoHeels.com)

Video: UNC WR Transfer Jordan Cunningham

North Carolina football fans should keep an eye out for junior transfer receiver Jordan Cunningham to be an impact performer for the Tar Heels next fall. View Video...

ESPN Way-Too-Early Top 25 Post-Signing Day Rankings

18. North Carolina Tar Heels: UNC was able to keep defensive coordinator Gene Chizik and signed six defensive backs and two linebackers to help on that side of the ball. UNC will have to replace quarterback Marquise Williams, who accounted for 4,020 yards with 37 touchdowns in 2015. Backup Mitch Trubisky completed 85 percent of his passes with six touchdowns. (ESPN.com)

Sylvester Williams Doesn’t Need Credit

Sylvester Williams is a classic no-stats nose tackle. If he does his job, he comes away form the game with maybe one or two tackles and not much else, but his ability to take on multiple offensive linemen lets the team’s other defenders find openings to get to the cornerback. (New York Times)

Despite rash of retirements, no sign Julius Peppers is ready to call it quits

Players around the NFL are preparing farewell speeches or, in the case of Marshawn Lynch, cryptic retirement tweets. From Lynch to Calvin Johnson to Justin Tuck to Charles Woodson -- and likely Peyton Manning -- they’re saying goodbye left and right. Then there’s 36-year-old Julius Peppers? It's like his age has become part of his first name. (ESPN.com)

Natrone Means makes Super presentation to his former high school

On Friday, Natrone Means made a stop where his standout football career began. Means, who played in Super Bowl XXIX for the San Diego Chargers in 1995, presented to Central Cabarrus High School’s football team and cheerleaders an autographed football given to him by the NFL commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Super Bowl. (Concord Independent Tribune)

Ranking the ACC's Football Rosters for 2016

Fear the Heel? The Tar Heels went 8-0 in the ACC last fall and it gives North Carolina the third-best ACC record over the last five years (24-16). With the fifth-ranked roster in the league — despite being third in the Coastal Division — North Carolina appears to have as good a shot as anyone in the conference of knocking off either the Tigers or the Seminoles. (Athlon Sports)

Sylvester Williams. Tar Heel. Bronco. Super Bowl Champion.

It's a story of overcoming the odds. A story of hard work, perseverance, and pursing dreams. A man who played one year of high school football enters the workforce at a truck factory. With a dream still alive he goes to community college with the hopes of playing at the next level. Sylvester Williams. Tar Heel. Denver Bronco. Super Bowl Champion. (Carolina Blue)

UNC Fan Super Bowl Viewing Guide

The Carolina Panthers meet the Denver Broncos in the 50th iteration of the NFL's Super Bowl will kick off at 6:30 PM on CBS at Levi Stadium in Santa Clara, CA. The Tar Heels have representation on both teams with a pair of recent defensive players. Sylvester Williams starts for the Broncos at nose tackle. For the Panthers, safety Tre Boston has carved out a nice NFL career since leaving Chapel Hill. (Tar Heel Blog)

Sylvester Williams: I just wanted more out of life

That's where we find Sylvester Williams, the 27-year-old, 142-kilogram, 188-centimetre Broncos defensive tackle sitting alone....And he has a story to tell, from the fat kid who was kicked out of high school, who then worked at Taco Bell, who then worked at Walmart, who then worked in a radiator factory making $11 an hour, who then went on to become one of the biggest hitters in the renowned Denver defence.... (Sydney Morning Herald)

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

UNC @ Illinois
Sat, Sep 10, 7:30 ET BTN

UNC vs. James Madison
Sat, Sep 17, 3:30 ET RSN

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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