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Happy Birthday, Rameses!

He saw Gio’s punt return. He saw Connor’s kick. He saw Dre’ Bly and Julius Peppers, Chris Keldorf and T.J. Yates, LT, Charlie Justice, Chris Hanburger and William Fuller. He’s been a constant on the sideline at Kenan Stadium. Saturday marks the 90th birthday of Carolina’s beloved ram mascot, Rameses. With a team called the Tar Heels, it might seem strange that a ram is Carolina’s mascot. (GoHeels.com)

Video: UNC Football Invite a Professor to Practice Day

More than 30 UNC faculty members attended Larry Fedora's 'Invite a Professor to Practice Day' which included a 'chalk talk' session, academic round-table meeting and dinner with the team. View Video...

Carolina Rundown: November 7

The Celtics want to find a bigger role for Tyler Zeller. Danny Green had a rough shooting night but still scored ten for the Spurs. Six points and three boards for Brandan Wright. UNC field hockey had an exciting overtime win over Duke in the ACC quarterfinals. Jamie Loeb and Caroline Price are still alive at the USTA National Indoors. (GoHeels.com)

UNC's defense running out of time to show progress

North Carolina's defense is still trying to solve the same defensive problems, from poor tackling to missed assignments that lead to big plays. Barring an unlikely turnaround, the Tar Heels will have to play through and overcome that unit's struggles in their final three games as they try to return to bowl eligibility. (Associated Press)

New Perspectives at Invite a Professor to Practice Day

“It feels a little bit like organized chaos,” said Chip Snively, a professor at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, who attending football practice Wednesday. “Everybody seems to know where they need to be and what they need to do.” Snively and more than 30 faculty members were in attendance as part of ‘Invite a Professor to Practice Day.’ (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels Using Off Week To Prep For Stretch Run

For the North Carolina football team, its second bye week of the year is about making progress and getting players healthy and rested. Head coach Larry Fedora wants to make sure that the Tar Heels are using this extra time to work hard, but also catch their breath after a long and tough middle part of the season. (GoHeels.com)

Larry Fedora Radio Show Quotes

Larry Fedora Reflecting on the Miami Loss: “It was a tough day. There was not much good that came out of it in any phase and anything we did. We knew going into the game, the week before they’d played Virginia Tech at their place and did a tremendous job and really ran away with the game, and we knew they were playing really well." (Inside Carolina)

Football players shed light on student-athlete experience, bring professors to practice

As practice wound down for the North Carolina football team Wednesday afternoon, the energy level of the players was noticeably higher than usual. In the middle of a bye week, it could have been the product of lighter practices, or it could have been the fact that professors were in attendance, watching their students in a completely different environment. (Daily Tar Heel)

Carolina Rundown: November 6

Bruce Carter is frustrated with his playing time in Dallas. The Bengals play tonight, but Gio is doubtful. Hakeem Nicks had his best game of the season against the Giants, and was pleased to get a win over his old team. Thirteen points and nine assists for Ty Lawson. Harrison Barnes had 10 points and seven rebounds. Danny Green also had 10 and seven. (GoHeels.com)

Video: Wednesday Football Post Practice Interviews

Larry Fedora and Cayson Collins discuss potential changes in the kicking game, intensity at practice, and improving tackling after practice on November 5, 2014. View Video...

Schematic Adjustments Possible on Defense

Vic Koenning’s 4-2-5 defense is designed for versatility in the ever-evolving offensive world of college football. Teams rolling out the beef on offense, however, may force UNC to change its approach. Missed tackles and not fitting gaps properly have plagued UNC's ability to stop the run all season long. (Inside Carolina)

Wednesday Larry Fedora Quotes

UNC head coach Larry Fedora spoke with reporters Wednesday for his weekly ACC teleconference. “We're getting in some practices this week, working with a lot of our young guys, working on the fundamentals of the game, trying to get better in all three phases of the game as we go into the week, and then at the end of the week we'll start getting ready for Pitt.” (Inside Carolina)

UNC Searching for the Ignition Switch

North Carolina not only endured another slow start in South Florida, but failed to muster much offense at all in its 47-20 loss to Miami. The Tar Heels’ bye week focus includes finding a rhythm off the opening kick for their stretch run. UNC’s offense has been shut out twice and held to a field goal a third time in the first half this season. (Inside Carolina)

Carolina Rundown: November 5

It'll require at least a 2-1 finish to become bowl eligible, and this projection thinks UNC will do it and then head to St. Pete. Tyler Hansbrough had 12 points and seven rebounds off the bench for Toronto. Marvin Williams had nine points and five rebounds, and P.J. Hairston scored his first NBA basket. Eight points for Wayne Ellington, while Ed Davis grabbed nine rebounds. (GoHeels.com)

My Carolina Experience: Mike Morton

After seven years in the NFL and earning a Super Bowl ring, Mike Morton returned to UNC to earn his dental degree. "Making the transition from the NFL to the dental office was difficult. The discipline I learned as an athlete made it much easier to go back and complete dental school. I feel being a student-athlete at Carolina helped prepare me to face difficult situations I've come across them later in life." (GoHeels.com)

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
Pittsburgh6-28-4
Miami5-38-5
Duke4-48-5
Virginia Tech4-47-6
Virginia3-54-8
Georgia Tech1-73-9

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(2) Clemson9-014-1
(14) Florida State6-210-3
Louisville5-38-5
NC State3-57-6
Syracuse2-64-8
Wake Forest1-73-9
Boston College0-83-9

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