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UNC's Marquise Williams looks to add to history with Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech is a place where Marquise Williams already has made a lot of memories, but Saturday the UNC quarterback hopes to add a most special one. Williams will lead the 12th-ranked Tar Heels against the homestanding Hokies. A victory would clinch the Coastal Division title for UNC. Even if the Tar Heels lose, they could still win the Coastal if Pittsburgh falls to Louisville. (Fayetteville Observer)

Tre Boston ready and waiting in the wings

Last year, safety Tre Boston was making big plays late in the season to help the Carolina Panthers win the division and claim its first playoff victory since 2005. This year, Boston is taking a back seat on a team that’s 9-0. After starting five regular season games and both postseason games as a rookie, Boston’s opportunities have been limited in his second season. (Carolina Panthers)

UNC offense on record binge entering Beamer's final Virginia Tech home game

Never in the ACC's 63 seasons has a team scored so many points, 125, in back-to-back league games. So when Frank Beamer says lightheartedly that watching North Carolina video is an antidote to the emotions swirling around his final home game as Virginia Tech's coach, he's not bluffing. The Hokies' task against the Tar Heels on Saturday at Lane Stadium is considerable. (Daily Press)

ACC Upset Watch: Virginia Tech going for bowl in Beamer's last home game

Virginia Tech has struggled to contain mobile quarterbacks, while UNC has had issues slowing down the run. Travon McMillian has given the Hokies' run game a huge boost with three straight 100-yard games. He is looking to become the first Virginia Tech running back since 2011 with four straight 100-yard rushing games. Oh, and Virginia Tech has won 10 of its last 11 home finales. (ESPN.com)

'Larry Fedora Live': Defining Balance

Balance, by sheer definition, requires an even distribution from multiple elements. UNC head coach Larry Fedora defines balance a little differently, and that has contributed to his Tar Heels’ success in 2015. “Balance, for us, is not throwing it 40 and running it 40,” Fedora during his weekly radio show at Top of the Hill. “That’s not what that means.” (Inside Carolina)

UNC Approves New Indoor Football Practice Facility

North Carolina Football is going to get its own indoor practice facility. Athletic director Bubba Cunningham presented the plan to the Finance and Infrastructure Committee of the school's Board of Trustees on Wednesday and received approval for the project. The Board of Governors has already granted funding authority (Inside Carolina)

North Carolina isn't getting enough respect, but winning can change that

Last week, North Carolina won its third straight game over a bowl-eligible opponent, this time a 59-21 thumping of Miami. It was enough to impress AP voters, who ranked UNC 12th. The committee has the Tar Heels at No. 17. So the question is: What’s the critique the committee has that many other observers don’t? The first answer is obvious: Week 1. (ESPN.com)

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)

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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