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Julius Peppers undecided on returning for 2018 season

The Carolina Panthers are finished. Does the same apply to Julius Peppers? The 37-year-old pass rusher hasn't decided on his playing future. Peppers plans to "take some time to reflect, spend time with his family and see where his heart takes him," NFL Network's Tiffany Blackmon tweeted Sunday, after Carolina was eliminated in a 31-26 wild-card loss to the Saints. (NFL.com)

Will Julius Peppers dress for the Panthers again?

While pretty much everyone else was dressed in sweats, Julius Pepperscame to clean out his locker in crisp jeans and a cream-colored, double-breasted peacoat on top of a v-neck sweater and a button-down shirt. "Are you going to take a family photo?" quarterback Derek Anderson joked when he saw the future Hall of Famer walk into the Panthers' locker room. (Carolina Panthers)

N.C. A&T’s Rod Broadway to retire after 12-0 season

The coach who rebuilt N.C. A&T’s beleaguered football program and restored Aggie Pride over the last seven seasons is done on the sidelines. A&T will hold a news conference Tuesday morning at which Rod Broadway, 62, will announce his retirement after 15 seasons as a head coach, the last seven with the Aggies. Broadway’s Aggies finished 12-0 this season. (Greensboro News & Record)

Individual Seats Coming To Kenan Stadium

North Carolina Athletics will install individual chair back seats throughout Kenan Stadium prior to the 2018 season. Removal of the stadium's current bleachers and installation of the chair back seats will begin in February. The seats will replace the bleachers in the upper and lower levels except for student sections. The new seats will be 22 inches wide with arm rests. (GoHeels.com)

Mack Brown Named To 2018 College Football Hall Of Fame Class

The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame announced Monday the 2018 College Football Hall of Fame Class, which includes former UNC head coach Mack Brown. The 13 inductees were selected from the national ballot of 75 All-America players and six elite coaches from the Football Bowl Subdivision and the 98 players and 31 coaches from the divisional ranks. (GoHeels.com)

Podcast: The Kenan Stadium Seating Renovation

In this podcast, Inside Carolina's Tommy Ashley, Buck Sanders and Mike Ingersoll sit down to discuss the upcoming seating renovations for Kenan stadium and whether this is a positive or negative sign for North Carolina's football program. (Audioboom)

NC A&T’s Rod Broadway a ‘pillar of black college football’

Fortunately for Rod Broadway, he was big enough and strong enough to earn a spot on the West Stanly High football team. And he was talented enough as a defensive lineman to earn a scholarship to North Carolina. Broadway went on to play four seasons for the Tar Heels, garnering All-ACC honors as a senior on a team that won a conference championship. (Stanly County Journal)

Julius Peppers, 37, rests during week so he can create havoc on Sundays

Julius Peppers arrives at the practice fields on the back of a golf cart, usually with fellow Panthers defensive end Mario Addison and nickel back Captain Munnerlyn. He participates in game installation -- basically a walk-through -- stretching and a few individual drills. Then it’s back to the golf cart for a ride to the stadium while his teammates practice for another hour and a half. (ESPN.com)

Turner's Take: Best of 2017, Part Two

Of course this was going to be #1. After the heartbreak of the 2016 national championship game, this was the column I most wanted to write, and yet it was. so. hard. How do you capture a national championship? How do you write, as a featured columnist on the official web site of Carolina athletics, about just the sixth NCAA men’s basketball title in school history? (Argyle Report)

Austin Proehl to Play in NFL Players Association Collegiate Bowl

Several former UNC football players have accepted invitations to collegiate All-Star games. Receiver Austin Proehl became the latest to do so Friday, when it was announced he will participate in the NFL Players Association Collegiate Bowl. Other UNC players selected to All-Star games include cornerback M.J. Stewart (Senior Bowl) and safety Donnie Miles (Tropical Bowl). (Chapelboro.com)

UNC Finalizing Renovation Plans for Kenan Stadium

North Carolina’s plan for renovations to Kenan Stadium is almost complete. UNC officials are hoping that they will be able to execute it before the start of next football season. UNC is planning to replace most of the remaining aluminum bleachers in the stadium with chairback seats, a change that would reduce capacity in the stadium by about 15 percent with a budget of $7 million. (Inside Carolina)

Tar Heels in the NFL Playoffs

The NFL Playoffs are upon us, and several former Tar Heels will be in action. On Saturday the first of four wildcard games will kick off. This season, there are former Tar Heels in all four games. Several players have a small role but could still have a huge impact on a team’s run to the Superbowl. Let’s take a look at which past North Carolina players are still around this postseason. (Keeping It Heel)

10 best moments for UNC basketball and football in 2017: Numbers 1-5

1- NCAA Championship: Proving to be the best team in the nation is always going to be hard to beat as the top story of the year, but when it’s the real narrative of redemption that fueled the Tar Heels' national title run, it has to be a lock. That was UNC’s story, as the Heels went from one of the most heart-breaking losses in American sports history to the championship. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Turner's Take: Best of 2017, Part One

It was a year of success and a year of change, as I was in Phoenix for the Final Four in early April and three months later, out of a contract and brainstorming a new venture. If you've followed me from GoHeels.com to Argyle Report, and I appreciate that. It's been fun to be the 'fan proxy' over these years, and I appreciate the opportunity to enhance your own experience. (Argyle Report)

UNC Safety Donnie Miles Selected to Play in Tropical Bowl

Senior safety Donnie Miles was selected to play in the 2018 Tropical Bowl. The event is a Division I College All-Star Game played in Daytona Beach, Florida which serves mainly as a proving ground for the top seniors in the country in front of NFL scouts and general managers. Miles–who is from Florida–started 39 games in the UNC secondary during his career. (Chapelboro.com)

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North Carolina: 21
NC State: 33
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Sat, Sep 1, TBD

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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(13) Miami7-210-3
(24) Virginia Tech5-39-4
Georgia Tech4-45-6
North Carolina1-73-9

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(4) Clemson8-112-2
(23) NC State6-29-4
Wake Forest4-48-5
Boston College4-47-6
Florida State3-57-6

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