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Seeing is believing: Six examples of where Bears see growth in Mitch Trubisky

The Bears’ belief in rookie quarterback Mitch Trubisky is rooted in what’s taking place on the field. His development shows up in big plays, but also ones that go unnoticed. With Trubisky making the last start of his rookie season Sunday against the Vikings, here’s an inside look at what the Bears are seeing when it comes to his growth: (Chicago Sun-Times)

UNC Athletics: First Semester Recap

Two ACC Championships, Two Final Four Appearances, First Team All-Americans, and Basketball season underway...As we count down to the year 2018 and imagine what the New Year will hold for UNC Athletics, let us take a moment to look back at what the first semester of the 2017-18 school year has already brought us. (Tar Heel Blog)

Video: Catching up with Beau Corrales

Beau Corrales signed with North Carolina last February. The Tar Heels wide receiver just wrapped up his freshman season, a season in which he was able to contribute right away. Corrales had 9 catches for 143 yards and 3 touchdowns this season. We caught up with Corrales to talk about his first year of college football and how he's enjoying life in North Carolina. (Spectrum News)

Tar Heels Tidbits: Fedora on CFP show, UNC recruiting stats and more

Larry Fedora and the Tar Heels won’t play in a bowl this year, but the head coach will be making an appearance on CFP Coaches Film Room. The special show airs during the National Championship Game and features college coaches breaking down the game as it goes. Fedora will be joined by Matt Luke, Gary Patterson, Brett Bielema, Dino Babers and Dana Holgorsen. (Keeping It Heel)

How booed Detroit Lions' TE Eric Ebron got on a hot streak

The most productive tight end in the NFC over the past month has no idea what his recent hot streak means for his future. But as Detroit Lions tight end Eric Ebron prepares for Sunday's season finale against the Green Bay Packers, one thing is clear: He's not sweating the unknown, either. "It’s just a good position to be in," Ebron told the Free Press this week. (Detroit Free Press)

Ryan Switzer a shining example of holiday spirit

Ryan Switzer, a rookie with the Dallas Cowboys, befriended Viva Selena Lopez, a 22-year-old woman with Down syndrome, at a holiday parade meet-and-greet in McAllen, Texas. Lopez was drawn to Switzer immediately and a friendship was born. Lopez found out how cool of a friend Switzer was a few days later, when a package came for her in the mail. (Charleston Gazette-Mail)

Giovani Bernard wins Bengals Ed Block Courage Award

Cincinnati Bengals running back Giovani Bernard is the 2017 recipient of the Ed Block Courage Award. The award, named for the former longtime Baltimore Colts trainer, is presented to the player on each team who symbolizes “professionalism, great strength and dedication,” while also acting as a community role model. (Dayton Daily News)

Video: Romar Morris Gives Back During the Holidays

Former North Carolina running back Romar Morris spent time during the holidays sharing some of his good fortune with those less fortunate. Morris, along with a family member, went throughout the community handing out envelopes of cash along with holiday well wishes to people in need. Read More...

Change likely coming all around Mitch Trubisky, but he sees ‘big jump’ in 2018

By this time next week, Bears rookie quarterback Mitch Trubisky will be headed toward some time off with his first 12 NFL games under his belt. Around him, there is likely to be big change, especially among the coaching staff and receiving corps. How those changes benefit him will be answered in the months to come, but he expects bigger things next season. (Chicago Tribune)

Video: Mitch Trubisky Mic'd Up

Go on the field as rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky was mic'd up for the Chicago Bears win over the Cleveland Browns on Christmas Eve. Read More...

NSJ Comeback Player of the Year: Julius Peppers comes home to Carolina

Reunited with the team that drafted him, in his home state and a 2½-hour drive from his college alma mater, playing on what he called “the best defense I’ve ever been a part of” — all of that would have been enough for Julius Peppers to merit consideration for Comeback Player of the Year. The defensive end is showing no signs of preparing to ride off into the sunset, however. (North State Journal)

Mitch Trubisky Sets Chicago Bears’ Rookie Passing Record

Former UNC quarterback Mitch Trubisky set the rookie passing record for the Chicago Bears during Sunday’s 20-3 win over the Cleveland Browns. Trubisky finished with 193 passing yards, while adding 44 on the ground. In 11 starts, Trubisky has tallied 2,015 passing yards–good enough to surpass the Bears’ previous record of 1,869 set by Kyle Orton in 2005. (Chapelboro.com)

Chargers' Tre Boston shining on the field and in front of the cameras as analyst for NFL Network

Tre Boston’s biweekly trips to Culver City to appear as a guest analyst on the NFL Network’s “Total Access” show and “NFL Blitz” this season were not part of some master plan Boston devised last offseason. “They liked me and asked me to come host a show during the season, and I took the opportunity to do it,” said Boston, a former North Carolina standout. (Los Angeles Times)

T.J. Yates appreciates officials pulling him

Even though he was eventually cleared and returned to the game — and even though he was in a hurry — Houston Texans quarterback T.J. Yates said he was glad referee Bill Vinovich pulled him Monday night. At a time when the league’s concussion protocol has been modified, Yates had a lengthy stay in the blue tent before eventually coming back into the game. (NBC Sports)

Video: Mitch Trubisky sends message to Bears fans on Christmas

Mitch Trubisky's first Christmas with the Chicago Bears is going to be a special one. In Week 16 against the Cleveland Browns on Christmas Eve, Trubisky helped lead the Bears toward a 20-3 victory at snowy Soldier Field. "It was awesome," Trubisky said. "I really appreciate all the fans coming out on Christmas Eve, especially in the snowy weather." (247 Sports)

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