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Ryan Switzer, Des Lawrence To Attend ACC Football Kickoff

Two-time All-America Ryan Switzer and All-ACC cornerback Des Lawrence will represent UNC at the 2016 ACC Football Kickoff, July 21-22 at the Westin Charlotte. Coaches and student-athletes from ACC Coastal Division schools will be available on Thursday, July 21, with the coaches and student-athletes from Atlantic Division teams available on Friday, July 22. (GoHeels.com)

Quarterback Darian Durant keeps rolling despite Roughriders' losses

Darian Durant is back. On Friday, the veteran Saskatchewan Roughriders quarterback left little doubt about the extent of his recovery from a ruptured left Achilles tendon that he suffered in the first half of the 2015 regular-season opener. The injury sidelined Durant for the remainder of the season as the Riders missed the CFL playoffs with a 3-15 record. (Regina Leader-Post)

ICTV: Mitch Trubisky Interview (Pt.1)

Catching up with UNC quarterback Mitch Trubisky. Trubisky appeared in nine games in 2015, completing 40 of 47 passes (85.1 percent) for 555 yards and six touchdowns and rushed 16 times for 101 yards and three scores. In Segment one, the junior discusses offseason conditioning, leading practices, and being named starter. (Inside Carolina)

College Football Bowl Projections for 2016

The 2016-17 bowl schedule features 41 games including the national championship. Additionally, the semifinals will be on Dec. 31 instead of Jan. 1 once again this season. The Fiesta Bowl and Peach Bowl will host the semifinals, while the national championship will be held in Tampa, Fla. on Jan. 9. Prediction: UNC vs Arkansas, Belk Bowl, Dec. 29. (Athlon Sports)

College Football Records That Could Be Broken in 2016: FBS Career Punt-Return TDs, Ryan Switzer

Current record: 8 (Wes Welker, Texas Tech, 2000-03; Antonio Perkins, Oklahoma, 2001-04) Ryan Switzer exploded onto the college football scene in 2013 thanks to a fearless approach to returning punts, resulting in five touchdowns to tie the FBS single-season record. That debut made the likelihood that he'd break the mark for career punt-return TDs about as safe a bet as you could make. (Bleacher Report)

College football's most watchable teams

North Carolina. Yes, the Tar Heels lose QB Marquise Williams. But this offense should keep piling up yards behind junior Mitch Trubisky after leading the nation in yards per play in 2015. Receiver Mack Hollins averaged 24.8 yards per catch, and running back Elijah Hood averaged 6.7 yards per carry. Led by Ryan Switzer, they're also dangerous in the return game. (Sports on Earth)

Quinton Coples hosts Celebrity Basketball Tournament as part of Community Weekend

Los Angeles Rams defensive end Quinton Coples hosted a celebrity basketball tournament on Saturday as part of his Community Weekend in Kinston. It’s just one of 8 free events for the Kinston community, all open to the public. From Chapel Hill, Coples was drafted in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft to the New York Jets. (WNCT)

What record would show progress for UNC football in 2016?

This season’s schedule isn’t as easy. Aside from the opening game against Georgia, there’s a trip to Tallahassee to play Florida State. Even if UNC returned everyone from last year, it would still be difficult to replicate last season’s win total just because of the schedule. So, what win-loss record would be good enough to feel like the team has built upon last season? (Tar Heel Blog)

Georgia RB Sony Michel’s injury could mean QB Greyson Lambert starts opener versus UNC

The broken arm suffered by Georgia running back Sony Michel may have settled who is going to start at quarterback for the Bulldogs in the season-opening game against North Carolina. Michel fractured his left arm over the weekend and needed surgery; he could be out for up to eight weeks. (Gridiron Now)

12 college running backs to watch in 2016

Elijah Hood, North Carolina Hood was the featured back for the Tar Heels in 2015. He ran for the third-most yards in the ACC behind Cook and Gallman. He scored the 12th-most touchdowns in college football last season. (WCNC)

Quarterback Darian Durant on cusp of CFL century mark for starts

Friday’s game marks the 100th CFL regular-season start for Riders quarterback Darian Durant. Since making his CFL debut on July 12, 2008, Durant has a record of 54-44-1. He’s the 25th quarterback in CFL history to reach the milestone. Durant’s career includes Grey Cup appearances in 2009, 2010 and 2013. The 33-year-old quarterback won it all in 2013. (Regina Leader-Post)

Tar Heels' Hood aims to fix mistakes, build off huge season

Elijah Hood ran the ball with a tackler-punishing ferocity to put together one of the best statistical seasons in North Carolina history and make him one of the Atlantic Coast Conference's elite runners. Yet Hood is thinking as much about all the little mistakes he saw on his game film, the ones he's determined to correct this fall to have an even bigger season. (Associated Press)

Saskatchewan Roughriders QB Darian Durant to play his 100th CFL game in Edmonton Friday

Durant is here to start his 100th CFL game to move into a tie with Condredge Holloway for 24th place in that category, four back of Jerry Keeling in 23rd. “That means something to me. It’s a great accomplishment. We all know that the career span for football players is not that long. There are no guarantees in this game. The past couple of years have shown that with my injuries." (Edmonton Sun)

Larry Fedora On Dodd Trophy Coach Of The Year Watch List

North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora was named to the preseason watch list for the 2016 Dodd Trophy, announced Friday by the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Foundation and Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl today. Fedora, who led the Tar Heels to an 11-3 mark and an ACC Coastal Division title in 2015, is listed among 24 of the nation’s top college football coaches. (GoHeels.com)

How Larry Fedora is changing the culture at North Carolina

In years past, North Carolina fans have not had the most to cheer about in terms of football success. It is widely known that North Carolina is a basketball school, boasting five national championships and calling the greatest player of all time one of their alumni. However, one man is on a mission to change that. Enter Larry Fedora. (Tar Heel Blog)

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Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 53
Old Dominion: 23
Sat, Sep 16 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Duke
Sat, Sep 23, 3:30 ET ESPNU Tickets

UNC @ Georgia Tech
Sat, Sep 30, 12:00 ET ESPN2 Tickets

UNC vs. Notre Dame
Sat, Oct 7, TBD Tickets

Full UNC Football Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Football Scoreboard
Virginia0
at Boise State0
Friday 8:00 PM

NC State0
at #11 Florida State0
Saturday 12:00 PM

Kent State0
at #20 Louisville0
Saturday 12:00 PM

Pittsburgh0
at Georgia Tech0
Saturday 12:20 PM

Old Dominion0
at #13 Virginia Tech0
Saturday 2:00 PM

Boston College0
at #2 Clemson0
Saturday 3:30 PM

Toledo0
at #14 Miami0
Saturday 3:30 PM

Wake Forest0
at Appalachian State0
Saturday 3:30 PM

Duke0
at North Carolina0
Saturday 3:30 PM

Syracuse0
at #23 LSU0
Saturday 7:00 PM

Scores provided by a third-party and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(13) Virginia Tech0-03-0
Duke0-03-0
Virginia0-02-1
(14) Miami0-01-0
Georgia Tech0-01-1
Pittsburgh0-01-2
North Carolina0-11-2

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(2) Clemson1-03-0
Wake Forest1-03-0
(19) Louisville1-12-1
Syracuse0-02-1
NC State0-02-1
(12) Florida State0-00-1
Boston College0-11-2


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