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Carolina Hosts JMU In Home Opener Saturday

North Carolina finally makes its home debut when the Tar Heels welcome James Madison to Kenan Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 17. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. and the game will be televised on the Regional Sports Network. Ranked No. 8 in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS), James Madison has outscored its first two opponents 136-28. (GoHeels.com)

Peppers adjusting to reduced playing time

When he talked about having a reduced role, Green Bay Packers linebacker Julius Peppers couldn't have envisioned playing just 40 percent of the defense's snaps in the season opener. Not after playing 71 percent and 84 percent in the previous two openers. It was a drastic reduction for a guy who at age 36 recognizes that he can't play the same amount of snaps he used to. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

49ers’ Shaun Draughn happy to have name (mis)called

ESPN's Chris Berman spent the prime-time telecast calling him Shaun “Drawn,” but his name is pronounced “Drone.” The error had Draughn’s loved ones up in arms, and he also received videos that included Berman’s repeated gaffe from friends in his hometown of Tarboro, N.C. “Better to call (my name) wrong than not be calling it at all,” Draughn said. “It’s all good.” (San Francisco Gate)

Video: UNC Football Coordinator Insight - James Madison

Let North Carolina coordinators Gene Chizik and Chris Kapilovic tell you about what the Tar Heels expect to see from James Madison Read More...

Coach Kap on T.J. Logan: "That is the guy we recruited"

"[T.J. Logan] is a huge weapon. Still probably the greatest performance I have seen in my life was when I went down to the state championship game --- 520 yards and eight touchdowns (Video). I couldn't believe what I was seeing. This was the state championship game. It wasn't like he was playing some preseason against a team. That is what he is capable of." (Carolina Blue)

Photos: Inside Kenan Stadium Before UNC Football's Home Opener

Painting on the Kenan Stadium field was completed on Thursday and Inside Carolina was there to take photos. Check out the scene two days before the Tar Heels play at Kenan for the first time this season. (Inside Carolina)

Tar Heels getting big plays from senior T.J. Logan to start 2016

T.J. Logan spent North Carolina's first two games making big runs, catching passes and breaking off long kickoff returns. And the backup tailback has been the Tar Heels' most impressive player to start the season heading into Saturday's home opener against James Madison. "I just feel like every time I step on the field, I'm trying to make plays," Logan said. (Associated Press)

Preliminaries are over for JMU, which plays at UNC on Saturday

James Madison’s players and coach have experience beating an FBS opponent. They did it last year in different months and different states. That upsetting success can’t hurt the Dukes (2-0) as they travel to North Carolina (1-1) on Saturday, though a date with the Tar Heels represents a dramatic upgrade in competition. (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Ryan Switzer on returning for senior year, breaking records

North Carolina wide receiver and punt returner Ryan Switzer had the option to turn pro and test his stock in the NFL draft last offseason, but he opted to remain at UNC for his senior year and now has the opportunity to break multiple records. Looking back, Switzer said staying at Carolina was the right choice. (Carolina Blue)

UNC opponent film preview - James Madison

James Madison has only played North Carolina twice in school history, and the Tar Heels came out on top in both. However, as a 2-0 team, I’m sure they would love to prove themselves against a FBS opponent. Former Tar Heel safety and coaching veteran Bob Trott (1973-1975) is also now in his first year as Defensive Coordinator for the Dukes. (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC OL R.J. Prince Moves into Starting Role

It’s become a common occurrence to see John Ferranto and R.J. Prince huddled together at lunchtime at the Kenan Football Center breaking down game film. This is not a once or twice a week occasion, but a scheduled session each afternoon from Monday through Thursday. That connection highlights the forced transition that has occurred at UNC's right guard position. (Inside Carolina)

Can James Madison spring an FCS upset at North Carolina?

Don’t be surprised if James Madison University isn’t exactly intimidated to go to North Carolina this Saturday. Don’t be shocked if an FCS team fearlessly confronts a Tar Heel team looking for a repeat trip to the ACC title game. The Dukes have a history of knocking off FBS opponents, including a win at SMU last year. (Today's U)

Tar Heel Downtown Event Set For Friday, Sept. 16

Football season is here and it’s time to bring the Carolina gameday spirit to the heart of downtown Chapel Hill. Come out and rev-up the season on Friday, September 16 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the Plaza at 140 West, prior to the season opener against James Madison. Tar Heel Downtown is a pep rally atmosphere and fan experience on Franklin Street. (GoHeels.com)

Former UNC player Tre Boston decked out in UGA gear after losing wager to Thomas Davis

Looks like a bet was made between Carolina Panthers' Tre Boston and Thomas Davis over the game between the Georgia Bulldogs and North Carolina Tar Heels, and it was time for Boston to hold up his end of the bargain. Davis, who played at Georgia, posted a video from the Panthers' locker room of Boston, who played at UNC, decked out in Bulldogs clothes. (11 Alive)

Hood and Logan Building an Identity for UNC Football

Through its first two games in 2016, the North Carolina football team has gashed opponents with its rushing attack when it’s chosen to do so—as tailbacks Elijah Hood and T.J. Logan work to carve out an identity for this year’s Tar Heel squad. The combination of Hood’s raw power and Logan’s blinding speed has been a nightmare for opponents. (Chapelboro.com)

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Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 21
NC State: 33
Sat, Nov 25 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ California
Sat, Sep 1, TBD

UNC @ East Carolina
Sat, Sep 8, TBD

Sat, Sep 15, TBD

Full UNC Football Schedule

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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(13) Miami7-210-3
(24) Virginia Tech5-39-4
Georgia Tech4-45-6
North Carolina1-73-9

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(4) Clemson8-112-2
(23) NC State6-29-4
Wake Forest4-48-5
Boston College4-47-6
Florida State3-57-6

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