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Jonathan Cooper looks to show Cardinals he was worth high pick

Jonathan Cooper knows this is his chance to show the Arizona Cardinals that he was worth being chosen as the No. 7 overall draft pick in 2013. So far, it's been a tough road for the former guard for UNC. After earning a starting spot in training camp, he broke his leg in a preseason game and missed his entire rookie season. He was back last year, but had a tough time regaining his old form. (Wilmington Star News)

Cloud remains for UNC football amid NCAA violations

The dark cloud that's been lingering over North Carolina's football program since July 2010 will apparently remain through and perhaps beyond the 2015 season. That's not good news for UNC coach Larry Fedora, who has already navigated the Tar Heels through the negative fallout from three years of NCAA sanctions. (Fayetteville Observer)

Bruce Carter ready to shine in Tampa

Bruce Carter only made one stop during his free agency. He didn’t jump around from city to city like many free agents do. He felt the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were the best fit. In the offseason, Carter signed a four-year, $20.5 million contract with the team in the offseason after playing four seasons with the Dallas Cowboys. (New Bern Sun Journal)

After 2 years lost to injuries, Jaguars tackle Brennan Williams close to 100 percent

NFL linemen weighing over 300 pounds don’t often show vulnerability. However, vulnerable is exactly how Jaguars offensive tackle Brennan Williams felt after the first practice of organized team activities on May 26. “I felt like a baby giraffe out there,” Williams said. “That was my first practice in about two years.” The 6-foot-6, 310-pound Williams has had a frustrating start to his NFL career. (Florida Times-Union)

Titans safety Da'Norris Searcy remembers his roots

New Titans safety Da'Norris Searcy hasn't forgotten his roots. All he has to do is look down at the towels hanging from his football pants, or in his locker. Searcy, who signed with the Titans in the offseason after playing the previous four seasons with the Bills, has gotten creative with the white towels provided by the team. (Nashville Tennessean)

Statements On NCAA Notice Of Allegations From Fedora, Hatchell, and Williams

Everyone who loves Carolina is truly saddened by these allegations. We aspire to and work toward meeting higher standards than the actions that warranted this notice. Our university and numerous outside groups have looked at every aspect of our academic and athletic life. As a result, Carolina has implemented scores of new processes and checks and balances that have undoubtedly made us a better university. Hopefully, we will never again receive such a notice. (GoHeels.com)

Long snapper Greg Warren key part of Steelers trivia

It’s a trivia question that one sports television network got wrong: How many players still on the Steelers roster have two Super Bowl rings, and who are they? Answer: Ben Roethlisberger (everyone gets that one), Heath Miller (and that one) and James Harrison (didn’t he retire?). That’s three. There are four. “According to ESPN, I’m not even one of those,” said Greg Warren. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Packers think there's more left in Julius Peppers' tank

In the NFL, the drop off can come quickly. Last year's playmaker can become this year's washed-up former star. The Green Bay Packers liked what Julius Peppers did last season at age 34, and they're banking on him being just as productive -- if not more so -- at age 35. It's why they brought him back for a second season despite an $8.5 million salary and another $1 million in bonuses. (ESPN.com)

Darian Durant ready for Saskatchewan Roughriders season

Darian Durant has declared his surgically repaired right elbow 100 per cent healthy. Mentally, however, Saskatchewan’s star quarterback has some catching up to do as the Roughriders opened training camp Sunday at Griffiths Stadium with Durant front and centre in the team’s offensive drills. (Metro Canada)

NCAA notice may parse UNC scandal as books vs. balls

The department secretary who masterminded the irregular classes at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill created the shoddy curriculum to help both general students and student-athletes alike, according to an investigation led by former federal prosecutor Kenneth Wainstein. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Art’s Angle: Why The Wait?

Maybe they’ve run out of Sharpies at UNC. You know, the thick black markers used when names and other private information are redacted from documents before they are released to the public. Why else would it be taking Carol Folt and Bubba Cunningham so long to release a “publishable” version of the NOA to the news media and public? (Chapelboro.com)

Ranking the ACC's Toughest College Football Schedules in 2015

13. North Carolina: South Carolina is the toughest opponent in the non-conference but that game will come in Charlotte. Crossover play with the Atlantic involves Wake Forest and at NC State — avoiding all three of the best teams in the division. Winnable games within the division with Miami, Virginia and Duke all come at home. Road trips to Georgia Tech, Pitt and Virginia Tech are the toughest games on the slate for Larry Fedora. (Athlon Sports)

UNC may be on hot seat, but not Williams and Fedora

The biggest misconception about the NCAA’s ongoing investigation of UNC is that basketball coach Roy Williams and football coach Larry Fedora could wind up losing their jobs as a result of the findings and/or punishments. That’s not going to happen, nor should it. In reality, no coach is on the “hot seat” at Carolina. The school is on the hot seat and put itself in that situation from years of misconduct. (WRAL Sports Fan)

UNC’s William Fuller on College Football Hall of Fame ballot

Former UNC defensive tackle William Fuller and N.C State star Torry Holt and are among the 76 players and five coaches from FBS schools included on this year’s College Football Hall of Fame ballot. They are joined on the list by three others that played or coached in the ACC — Florida State linebacker Derrick Brooks, Virginia defensive back Anthony Poindexter and former Clemson coach Danny Ford. (Wilmington Star News)

Eric Ebron on 'bust' label: Your opinions don't mean anything to me

Many Detroit Lions supporters were skeptical of Eric Ebron from the moment he was drafted. It wasn't really Ebron's fault. They were just reacting to the Lions taking another pass-catcher in the first round when there were other perceived needs elsewhere. But Ebron didn't help himself, either, with a quiet rookie season. (MLive.com)

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 Tickets

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

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

Full UNC Football Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Football Scoreboard
at Louisville0
THU, SEP 1 7:00 PM ET
at Wake Forest0
THU, SEP 1 7:00 PM ET
William & Mary0
at NC State0
THU, SEP 1 7:30 PM ET
at Syracuse0
FRI, SEP 2 7:00 PM ET
Georgia Tech0
at Boston College0
SAT, SEP 3 7:30 AM ET
at Virginia Tech0
SAT, SEP 3 12:30 PM ET
at Pittsburgh0
SAT, SEP 3 1:30 PM ET
at Virginia0
SAT, SEP 3 3:30 PM ET
at North Carolina0
SAT, SEP 3 5:30 PM ET
North Carolina Central0
at Duke0
SAT, SEP 3 6:00 PM ET
Florida A&M0
at Miami0
SAT, SEP 3 6:00 PM ET
at Auburn0
SAT, SEP 3 9:00 PM ET
Ole Miss0
at Florida State0
MON, SEP 5 8:00 PM ET
Live scores provided via data feed and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
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Virginia Tech0-00-0
Georgia Tech0-00-0

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(2) Clemson0-00-0
(4) Florida State0-00-0
(19) Louisville0-00-0
Wake Forest0-00-0
Boston College0-00-0
NC State0-00-0

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