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Bubba Cunningham Details New Athletic Facility Plans

UNC football got some big news on Wednesday, as Bubba Cunningham presented a proposal to the Board of Trustees finance and facilities committee to develop plans for an indoor practice facility on campus. The Board of Governors gave the plan funding authority two weeks ago; the entire cost, which is unknown at this point, will be provided by private fundraising from The Rams Club. (GoHeels.com)

Mack Hollins becomes star after almost leaving North Carolina

Mack Hollins was prepared to leave North Carolina. It was the summer of 2014, months before he would end up leading the Tar Heels in receiving yards and touchdowns. The financial burden of out-of-state tuition was growing, and the end of the lease on his dream was in view. “When I stepped on campus,” Hollins said, “I said if I didn’t have a scholarship in two years I’d be leaving.” (ESPN.com)

Littrell: "We haven't peaked yet"

UNC Offensive Coordinator Seth Littrell on Virginia Tech's defense: "They are aggressive obviously. They are going to gap out defensively. Press the receivers, force you to make competitive plays and they are going to bring pressure and force you to make quick decisions. Up front they are very good and they are very good in the scheme." (Carolina Blue)

After ugly ending, why did Giants bring back Hakeem Nicks? And what does he have left?

The latest head-scratcher (in a year that has already seen a star defensive end blow off his finger, the star quarterback tell his running back not to score a touchdown they desperately needed and a star wide receiver hang on the active roster for 10 games before finally landing on injured reserve) is the Giants re-signing Hakeem Nicks. (NJ.com)

Tim Scott Signed to Dallas Cowboys Practice Squad

The Dallas Cowboys activated LB Mark Nzeocha (Wyoming) from Reserve/NFI on Wednesday. The club also signed free agent RB Robert Turbin (Utah State) and signed CB Deji Olatoye (North Carolina A&T) from its practice squad. Dallas signed S Tim Scott (North Carolina) and LB Keith Smith (San Jose State) to its practice squad. (Dallas Morning News)

Hakeem Nicks on Giants return: I'm like a dog finding his way home

Hakeem Nicks is back with the Giants, and he could not be more thrilled. "This is home," Nicks told the team website after his signing was made official. "You know what they say, 'Let a dog roam, he'll find his way home.' They left the backdoor open for me." (NJ.com)

Heels Will Face Hostility in Hokieland

The Heels have only played two true road games this season. One of which was at Pitt in a far from full NFL stadium. Carolina has only faced one hostile crowd in 2015. The Heels had to deal with some crowd noise during their trip to Atlanta but still came out with a comeback victory. The atmosphere in Blacksburg on Saturday will most certainly trump the noise in Atlanta. (Carolina Blue)

Assessing Carolina's bowl possibilities

College Football Playoff UNC has to win out, beating a No. 1-ranked Clemson in the ACC championship game, and get help. Specifically, some combination of Oklahoma, Florida, Michigan State, Iowa and Notre Dame have to lose one or two games for the Tar Heels to rise high enough. (Greensboro News & Record)

UNC Slow to Rise in Playoff Rankings

The College Football Playoff committee once again undervalued North Carolina on Tuesday, according to several other polls and metrics. The Associated Press and USA Today Coaches Poll both have UNC (9-1) ranked No. 12. ESPN’s power index has the Tar Heels at No. 15. UNC’s weak schedule continues to act as a governor of sorts in its charge up the rankings. (Inside Carolina)

UNC receiver Damien Washington’s catch of a lifetime

UNC senior receiver Damien Washington is no stranger to hard work. In fact, he welcomes it. Saturday, on senior night after his team defeated Miami in its final home game of the season, Washington got his reward. In a whooping and shouting circle of his teammates, he kneeled and asked Chemaria Beatty, the woman of his dreams, to marry him. She said yes. (Daily Tar Heel)

North Carolina might not be rising fast enough to be playoff contender

Playoff selection committee chair Jeff Long said No. 17 UNC is "emerging," but the committee is not looking favorably at the Tar Heels. They sit behind several two-loss teams even as they play their best football of the season. UNC jumped six spots, but it might not be positioned high enough to earn a playoff bid if it wins the Coastal and upsets No. 1 Clemson in the ACC championship. (ESPN.com)

Hark, the sound of disrespected Tar Heel voices

“It’s cool,” Marquise Williams said Monday of UNC breaking into the CFB Playoff Rankings at No. 23 in the second week of rankings and of the team rising into the AP Top 15 five days later. “But you can tell they still don’t respect you and that’s alright,” he continued. Per the quarterback, the lack of respect for a 9-1 season record comes from well…being North Carolina. (WRAL Sports Fan)

UNC Moves to #17 in the CFP Top 25

The latest College Football Playoffs Top 25 rankings are out and UNC has moved from 21st to 17th in the weekly poll. There is a growing disconnect with what the media pundits are saying about UNC and how far CFP Committee is willing to go in ranking them. Again, UNC has the bad loss to South Carolina but at this point I am not sure that is hurting them more than the schedule. (Tar Heel Blog)

Virginia Tech looks to control emotions vs No. 12 UNC

Frank Beamer's last home game. Senior Day. Emotions are running high as Virginia Tech gets ready to host North Carolina in the Hokies' final home game of the season. The contest will not only be Senior Day for 26 Hokies players, but will be the last time Beamer runs out onto the field for a home game as the coach at his alma mater. The No. 12 Tar Heels (9-1, 6-0) have their own agenda. (Associated Press)

Linebacker Jeff Schoettmer’s long return brings fun for Tar Heels

Jeff Schoettmer’s winding, tackle-dodging interception return deep into Miami territory has gotten quite a bit of mileage the past few of days — perhaps beyond the 60 yards he was credited with returning the pick-off. It was one of many memorable plays for now-No. 12 North Carolina’s seniors in their home finale Saturday in Atlantic Coast Conference football. (Burlington Times-News)

Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 23
Stanford: 25
Fri, Dec 30 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Cal
Sat, Sep 2, TBD

UNC vs. Louisville
Sat, Sep 9, TBD

UNC @ Old Dominion
Sat, Sep 16, TBD

Full UNC Football Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(16) Virginia Tech6-310-4
North Carolina5-38-5
(20) Miami5-39-4
Georgia Tech4-49-4

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(1) Clemson8-114-1
(21) Louisville7-19-4
(8) Florida State5-310-3
NC State3-57-6
Wake Forest3-57-6
Boston College2-67-6

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