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Lesser bowl will not affect UNC's bottom line

While UNC fans and players could be disappointed, dropping down a tier or not going to a bowl at all will not significantly affect UNC financially. “We set our budget in February, March or April, the year before, based on a projected amount of money that the ACC tells us we’ll get, regardless of if we’re in a bowl game,” said Rick Steinbacher, senior associate AD for external communications. (Daily Tar Heel)

Carolina Rundown: December 3

There's already talk of Marcus Paige and UNC making a return trip to the state of Iowa next year. The youth clinic, which is always a fun day, will be on Dec. 31. 24 points and 13 assists for Ty Lawson last night. Another double-double for Harrison Barnes, who had 14 points and 12 rebounds. Tyler Zeller got another start and contributed eight points and three rebounds. (GoHeels.com)

Video: Connor Barth boots 64-yarder in workouts at IMG

On Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium, Connor Barth made his Broncos debut and proved that his practice regimen must have worked. He booted five field goals, tying a franchise record for most in game. Jason Elam, Barth’s idol and the reason he chose jersey No. 1, last did it in October of 2002. Above is a clip of Barth’s workouts at IMG, showing him booting 64 yards with ease. (Denver Post)

Video: Chase Rice performs on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Chase Rice, former UNC football player-turned country music star, performs "Gonna Wanna Tonight" on Jimmy Kimmel Live Monday night. View Video...

Carolina Rundown: December 2

The ACC may have more bowl eligible teams than it has slots (due to Notre Dame), which could affect Carolina. John Henson will be out a couple more weeks, and Wayne Ellington's contract guarantee increased. Ty Lawson had 15 points and 12 assists. Volleyball remains No. 7 in this week's poll and Sylvia Hatchell's team moved up to sixth in the new AP women's basketball poll. (GoHeels.com)

Triangle Football Schedules by the Numbers

UNC's football schedule was pretty stout. All but one of Carolina's opponents finished .500 or above, and the only one who did not was Virginia at 5-7. Even UNC's FCS opponent, Liberty, won its conference and has already won a playoff game. Ten of the Tar Heels' opponents are bowl eligible plus Liberty qualified for the FCS playoffs. That's 11 of 12 headed for the postseason. (Tar Heel Blog)

Eric Ebron loses bet, is forced to wear NC State gear

Eric Ebron and Stephen Tulloch are teammates with the Detroit Lions these days but still got into the spirit of rivalry week with a little wager. (Backing the Pack)

Da'Norris Searcy snags a pair of picks

Bills safety Da’Norris Searcy has been a defensive back since high school, but he channeled his inner wide receiver in the Bills 26-10 win over the Cleveland Browns. Searcy had two interceptions on the day for 38 yards to post his first career multi-pick game. With Sunday’s interceptions, he now has five for his career and three this season. (Buffalo Bills)

Not Self-Imposing Bowl Ban Correct Move for UNC

With the uncertainty surrounding UNC’s academic scandal and the NCAA’s investigation, it does not make sense for UNC to self-impose a penalty that might not come into play. Whether much of the conduct in the Wainstein report is an NCAA violation is still an open question. How much the NCAA can corroborate is another. Self-imposed penalties are also unlikely to be helpful at this point. (30-Mile Radius)

Six Tar Heels Earn All-ACC Football Honors

Six North Carolina Tar Heels received all-conference honors, as announced Monday by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA). Quarterback Marquise Williams was a second-team selection, guard Landon Turner and wide receiver Ryan Switzer earned third-team honors and wide receiver Mack Hollins, defensive tackle Ethan Farmer and cornerback Brian Walker were honorable-mention selections. (GoHeels.com)

Video: UNC Football 2014 #ThankYouFans

Carolina Football recognizes the importance of their fans. As the 2014 season comes to a close, UNC Football and IMC Sports present this video as a tribute to the Tar Heel Football fans. View Video...

Carolina Rundown: December 1

Great Denver debut for Connor Barth, as he tied a franchise record and went 5-5 in his first game as a Bronco. A big win for women's basketball over Stanford. Marcus Paige will renew acquaintances with some AAU teammates on Wednesday. P.J. Hairston scored 15 off the bench for the Hornets on Saturday. The Bucks suddenly decided to play Kendall Marshall, and he had nine points and eight assists. (GoHeels.com)

'Redemption' bowl next game for UNC

North Carolina’s below-average performance Saturday against N.C. State notwithstanding, the Tar Heels’ win-loss record depicts a team that played .500 ball this season. At 6-6 overall and 4-4 in the Atlantic Coast Conference’s Coastal Division, UNC is eligible to get in some more practice reps while preparing to suit up for the postseason. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Art’s Angle: A Poor Response

I have never bought into the losing excuse that “we weren’t ready to play.” After a week of practices, team meetings and other various organized preparation, of course major college football teams are “ready to play.” What some teams don’t do as well as others is take the opponent’s first punch and respond in kind. That was obviously the case in UNC’s dismal 35-7 loss to N.C. State. (Chapelboro.com)

Is the ACC Headed for a Bowl-mageddon?

What if I told you a league expanded for football, and then had more bowl-eligible teams than it had guaranteed spots? That is the position the ACC finds itself in after Pitt's win over Miami gave the league 11 teams that have qualified for bowls. The ACC has 10 guaranteed spots, plus an overflow spot, meaning every ACC bowl tie-in is covered. So how then is the league coming up short? Blame Notre Dame. (Tar Heel Blog)

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

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

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

Full UNC Football Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(15) North Carolina8-111-3
Virginia Tech4-47-6
Georgia Tech1-73-9

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(2) Clemson9-014-1
(14) Florida State6-210-3
NC State3-57-6
Wake Forest1-73-9
Boston College0-83-9

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