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Broncos kicker Connor Barth doesn't like new NFL extra points rules

NFL owners voted Tuesday to alter the league's long-held extra-point rules with the hope of making the seemingly automatic scoring attempt after touchdowns more challenging. The football for extra-point kicks will be moved from the 2-yard line back to the 15. "Narrowing the uprights would make it a lot more challenging than moving the extra point," said Connor Barth. (Denver Post)

Ranking the ACC's Offensive Triplets for 2015

5. North Carolina: QB: Marquise Williams, RB: T.J. Logan, WR: Ryan Switzer; Under Larry Fedora’s watch, scoring points hasn’t been a problem for North Carolina. The Tar Heels have averaged at least 30 points per game in three consecutive seasons and should easily hit that mark in 2015. (Athlon Sports)

Which college football teams play the fastest?

So, which teams in college football played the "fastest" last season? According to College Football Matrix, Bowling Green, North Carolina, Arizona, Baylor and Texas Tech were the top five teams in plays per minute. The average pace of play across FBS last season was 2.919 plays per minute. The number is arrived at by taking the total number of offensive plays and dividing that by time of possession. (Carolina Blue)

Record Attendance for UNC at Charlotte Football Clinic

As has been the case during its first three editions, the annual Charlotte Metro Football Clinic had a strong Tar Heel flavor. However, Monday was Gene Chizik’s and his defensive staff’s debut at the event. Their presence certainly contributed to its record breaking attendance. NCAA rules prevented Larry Fedora from attending the clinic. But all nine UNC assistants served as clinicians. (Inside Carolina)

Ward and Julia Marslender establish a $1 million bequest for UNC Children’s

A grandson’s care leads Ward and Julia Marslender of Raleigh, N.C., to establish a $1 million bequest that will help UNC Children’s train the next generation of pediatric specialists in nephrology and urology. The couple’s Tar Heel roots go back nearly 60 years, to 1958, when Ward Marslender, Jr., entered UNC on an athletic scholarship. He played both basketball and football. (UNC Health Care)

Larry Fedora explains why Gene Chizik was his No. 1 choice

When Larry Fedora decided to make a change on UNC’s defense, Gene Chizik was the first name he went after, despite Chizik being out of coaching for two years, and Fedora believes Chizik will take the Tar Heels to the next level. “I didn’t have to sell a whole lot,” Fedora told SiriusXM College Sports Nation. “Gene and I had a relationship. We’d competed against each other for quite a few years." (CoachingSearch.com)

North Carolina Tar Heels 2015 Football Preview

A historically bad defense (497.8 ypg allowed last year, the second-worst rate in school history) overshadowed a productive QB running an equally productive spread attack. If new D-coordinator Gene Chizik can upgrade his unit from terrible to merely serviceable, the Tar Heels can compete in the Coastal in 2015. (ESPN.com)

Top five quarterbacks North Carolina will face in 2015

North Carolina has a great situation at quarterback with Marquise Williams, Mitch Trubisky and the players behind those two. But what about the opponents? A look at the Tar Heels’ 2015 football schedule reveals some of the best signal callers in the Atlantic Coast Conference will be squaring off against UNC this season, but there are a lot of question marks. (247 Sports)

Kickoff Times Announced For First Three Football Games

Game times for North Carolina’s first three football games of the 2015 season were announced Friday by the ACC. The Tar Heels will face South Carolina in the first Belk College Kickoff in Charlotte on Thursday, Sept. 3, at 6 p.m. on an ESPN network still to be announced. Carolina’s home opener on Saturday, Sept. 12, against North Carolina A&T will kick off at 6 p.m. and will be available on ESPN3. (GoHeels.com)

Former college player Chris Hawkins arrested in NC sports agent probe

A former college football player has been arrested and charged with acting as an agent and violating North Carolina's law that bars illegally luring collegiate athletes into contracts. Chris Hawkins faces a court appearance Tuesday in Orange County. Hawkins faces two charges of trying to induce former Tar Heels defensive end Robert Quinn to sign a contract with him in 2010. (Associated Press)

Ranking the ACC's Running Backs for 2015

10. T.J. Logan, North Carolina, Junior: Logan emerged from a crowded backfield to lead North Carolina running backs with 119 carries last season. The North Carolina native ranked second on the team with 582 yards but finished the year with two 100-yard efforts over the final three games. Logan will likely share carries with Elijah Hood in 2015. (Athlon Sports)

A look back at 1979 UNC football

Rarely does a team that finishes .500 in league play go down in history, but that's exactly the case with the '79 Heels. This was actually quite a talented group with Amos Lawrence and Doug Paschal carrying the load, a terrific offensive line, and Lawrence Taylor, Buddy Curry, Ricky Barden, Darrell Nicholson, Calvin Daniels and the unforgettable Steve Streater (also its punter) on defense. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Landon Turner a first round pick in 2016?

Sports Illustrated's 2016 NFL mock draft has North Carolina senior offensive guard Landon Turner going No. 27 overall. Though its almost a year away from when teams will select, its a good sign that NFL scouts and experts see the 6-foot-4, 325-pound guard at a first round value. (Carolina Blue)

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Donates $20,000 to UNC Charities

North Carolina Children’s Hospital received a $10,000 gift in recognition of Team North Carolina’s participation in last week’s Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge charity golf tournament. Head football coach Larry Fedora and head basketball coach Roy Williams earned a total of $20,000 in winnings, which the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl will split between UNC Children’s Hospital and an endowed scholarship at UNC. (GoHeels.com)

A look at 1914 UNC football

UNC's coach was Thomas Gawthrop "Doggie" Trenchard, an All-American at Princeton in 1893, the fifth year All-America teams were put together. Carolina handed Georgia its worst loss of the season, 41-6 in Atlanta. UNC also waxed Wake Forest 53-0, South Carolina 48-0, and three "non-major" foes by a combined 146-0. The loss came in the season finale, 20-3 at arch rival Virginia. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

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
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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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