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Matt Merletti And Bryn Renner Discuss Paper Class Scandal (audio)

Former UNC DB Matt Merletti & former UNC QB Bryn Renner preview the matchup against Pitt and defend their Head Coach Butch Davis in the midst of the "Paper Class Scandal" that won't go away for the Tar Heels. (UNC Huddle Report)

Tar Heels In The NFL – Week 10

Against the St. Louis Rams on Sunday, Kareem Martin got in on the fun when he sacked Rams quarterback Austin Davis and forced a fumble, which was returned for a touchdown by Antonio Cromartie. Bruce Carter grabbed his second interception of the season for the Dallas Cowboys late in the fourth quarter and also added seven tackles. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels Prepping for Pittsburgh

After a slow start, the Pittsburgh offense has finally shown signs of life. Over the past two weeks (both losses), the offense has put up 76 points, which is leagues ahead of where the unit was at the start of the season. Much of that success is predicated on the strength of Pitt’s running game. The backfield is third in the ACC in rushing yards. (Inside Carolina)

Video: Tuesday Football Post-Practice Interviews

Marquise Williams and Khris Francis discuss the bye week, preparing for Pittsburgh and changes in the running game after practice on November 11, 2014. View Video...

ACC Upset Watch: Week 12

Pitt (4-5, 2-3) at North Carolina (4-5, 2-3), 12:30 p.m. Line: North Carolina by 2. The Tar Heels have not figured out a way to slow down opposing offenses, and stopping the run has been particularly vexing. In their last game, Miami had 295 yards rushing -- including 177 from Duke Johnson. This week does not present any less of a challenge with James Conner coming to town. (ESPN.com)

Opponent Preview: Pitt

The Tar Heels will host Pitt for their homecoming game. A win for UNC is crucial if they want to reach the six wins necessary for bowl eligibility. The Panthers are an average ACC team in a year when the conference is somewhat mediocre as a whole, especially in the Coastal Division. Pitt's strength is its rushing attack but its defense has gotten noticeably worse in the past two games. (Tar Heel Blog)

Austin Proehl: Pedigree and Patience

For freshman receiver Austin Proehl, football isn’t simply a game — it’s the only thing he’s known since he was born. As the son of Ricky Proehl, one of the best wide receivers to ever play in the NFL, Proehl’s been around the game for longer than most players’ entire careers. And that familiarity of the game has given the rookie an advantage that most college freshmen don’t have. (Carolina Blue)

Carolina Rundown: November 11

Not saying NBA players have a lot of free time on their hands, but Kendall Marshall had time to perfect his seated halfcourt shot. Women's soccer received a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament and will host a match this weekend. Carolina remains at No. 8 nationally in the new volleyball poll. Women's basketball won an exhibition, 92-50. Dustin Ackley is hoping for a big 2015. (GoHeels.com)

100 days, 100 players: No. 87 James Hurst

In the 100 days leading up to signing day 2015, RecruitingNation will be looking back at our ESPN recruiting rankings from 2006 to the present and count down the best player of the past 10 years at each ranking position, No. 100 to No. 1. James Hurst, No. 87 in 2010 class Hurst was an interesting prospect coming out of Indianapolis Plainfield High. (ESPN.com)

Clock's ticking on North Carolina

With just three games left in the season and two wins way from the all-important bowl eligibility, the North Carolina football team is quickly running out of time. The seriousness of the situation is not lost on sophomore wide receiver Ryan Switzer. (Carolina Blue)

Larry Fedora Preaching Urgency, Confident Kicking

With the college football season winding down, the urgency in the UNC locker room is high. The Tar Heels must win two of their final three contests to qualify for postseason play. Following a rough 47-20 loss at Miami, though, Fedora says his team was able to recover in the week off and is now fully fit to take on the 4-5 Pittsburgh Panthers this Saturday at 12:30 pm in Kenan Stadium. (Chapelboro.com)

Fedora says time running out for UNC

North Carolina’s crushing loss to Miami 10 days ago lasted a little too long for Tar Heels wide receiver Ryan Switzer. UNC had won two ACC games in a row to even its record at 4-4 overall and 2-2 in the conference, with potential for big things to come. But then the Heels lost 47-20 in Miami on Nov. 1, with a bye week giving players and fans extra time to sulk. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Julius Peppers' speech fired up Packers

Every game, coach Mike McCarthy gives one of the captains an opportunity to speak to the team before the game. On Sunday night, it was veteran outside linebacker Julius Peppers' turn. He was the defensive captain against his former team, and several players noted afterward that it made an impact. (ESPN.com)

Turner's Take: Monday Musings

Two days ago, Carolina football didn’t have a game for the first time since mid-September; they played seven straight Saturdays from September 20 through November 1. The bye week afforded the Tar Heels the opportunity to rest up and get refreshed for the stretch run: the team will play two games in six days before the regular season finale at home against NC State on November 29. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Place Kicker Spot Up For Grabs

Nick Weiler and Thomas Moore spent the bye week battling for the starting placekicker role after struggles by both throughout the season. That competition will continue through Thursday’s practice, according to UNC head coach Larry Fedora. “They’re out there in front of the whole team competing,” Fedora told reporters during his weekly press conference on Monday. (Inside Carolina)

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, TBD

UNC @ Illinois
Sat, Sep 10, TBD

UNC vs. James Madison
Sat, Sep 17, TBD

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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