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UNC Kicker Nick Weiler Taking Target Practice

North Carolina placekicker Nick Weiler will do anything to help improve his kicking game, even if it includes picking up a bow and arrow. After one of the most prolific kicking seasons in UNC football history in 2015, Weiler spent the offseason giving archery a shot as his new hobby. He used archery to help fine tune his mental approach to kicking. (Inside Carolina)

Bill Dooley Passes Away At Age 82

Bill Dooley, the head football coach at UNC from 1967-77, passed away this morning in Wilmington, N.C. He was 82 years old and died of natural causes. The Dooley family issued the following statement: “Coach Bill Dooley passed away this morning. He will be missed by his family and friends and will be remembered by all of us whose lives he has touched so deeply.” (GoHeels.com)

Video: Lee Pace's 'Extra Point' - Filling Landon Turner's Shoes

Tar Heel Football analyst Lee Pace breaks down the competition at right guard as North Carolina looks to replace the all-American Landon Turner. View Video...

UNC Football Practice Sights & Sounds: The Offensive Line

One of the strongest positions for the 2016 Tar Heels is expected to be the offensive line. Chris Kapilovic's group features four returning starters that comprise a wealth of experience. Inside Carolina focused its camera on these linemen at practice on Tuesday. (Inside Carolina)

Which teams can make UNC’s run defense pay in 2016?

In six of their wins last season, Carolina allowed over 200 yards rushing. However, the offense was enough to cover it up. While that may be the case again in some games this season, there are some teams on North Carolina’s schedule that may be able to exploit the run defense. Maybe not to a Baylor level, but there are teams that can definitely go for 250-300. (Tar Heel Blog)

Detroit Lions' Eric Ebron moving pretty well after ankle injury scare

Eric Ebron walked out of the Detroit Lions' training facility about a half-hour into Monday's practice with only a slight limp in his step. Neither coach Jim Caldwell nor general manager Bob Quinn provided any insight into Ebron's injury or his timetable for return. Ebron, who hurt his right ankle -- not his Achilles -- remains the Lions' clear-cut best player at tight end. (Detroit Free Press)

ICTV: Lucas Crowley Interview

North Carolina senior center Lucas Crowley was a stalwart on last season's offensive line that was named a Joe Moore Award semifinalist, an award that recognizes the best offensive line play in the country. Crowley shared his thoughts on the possibility of improving over last season. (Inside Carolina)

Team chemistry helping build Trubisky's confidence

Mitch Trubisky learned a lot sitting behind former North Carolina quarterback Marquise Williams, but one lesson stands out — play confidently. The redshirt junior's confidence goes way beyond his own play though; it radiates from his teammates. "I have a lot of confidence in my teammates and they have a lot of confidence in me," Trubisky said. (Carolina Blue)

Video: Tom Sheldon - UNC's New Australian Punter Training Down Under

North Carolina's newest punter, 27-year-old freshman Tom Sheldon from Australia, shows off his leg in this training video courtesy of Prokick Australia. View Video...

Saints pull the plug on Hakeem Nicks experiment

It’s not a good week for veteran receivers trying for one more chance in the NFC South. The same day Lance Moore retired from the Falcons, Hakeem Nicks was cut by the Saints. Coach Sean Payton announced the move after practice. Nicks’ comeback bid didn’t even make two weeks, as the Saints apparently didn’t see enough from him to continue. (NBC Sports)

UNC Offensive Lineman Lucas Crowley Q&A

CarolinaBlue spoke with UNC's starting senior center Lucas Crowley on Saturday, discussing the opening at right guard, the benefit of experience on the offensive line, and young players standing out. What's the real benefit of having so much experience and familiarity on the offensive line? "Everybody makes each other's job easier. Communication is key." (Carolina Blue)

Larry Fedora Preseason Media Day Quotes

Larry Fedora addressed the media on Saturday. Among the topics breached were offensive expectations, roster numbers, team chemistry, and physicality. On scholarship numbers and program building: "We are probably one class away --- the 2017 class getting in here --- before we will get back to full scholarships. I think we have a very solid foundation." (Carolina Blue)

‘Thunder from Down Under’ could kick-start UNC’s punting game

North Carolina’s 27-year-old freshman punter calls teammates “mates,” and he might kick-start one of the Tar Heels’ weaknesses. A year after UNC finished next-to-last in the ACC and 95th in FBS in net punting at 35.9 yards per punt, Tom Sheldon — otherwise known as the “Thunder from Down Under” — may provide some help. (Raleigh & Company)

Video: 2016 UNC Football Media Day

Join Taylor Vippolis as he talks to North Carolina's football players at Media Day in Kenan Stadium on Saturday. View Video...

Video: UNC Football - Meet The Heels

The annual "Meet The Heels" event took place with Carolina football on Saturday, August 6th and featured autograph sessions with the UNC football team and the men's soccer team, bounce castles, food trucks, and photo opportunities with Rameses and RJ. View Video...

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Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 14
Virginia: 20
Sat, Oct 14 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Virginia Tech
Sat, Oct 21, 3:30 ET ESPN2 Tickets

UNC vs. Miami
Sat, Oct 28, 12:00 ET ABC/ESPN/2 Tickets

UNC @ Pittsburgh
Thu, Nov 9, 7:30 ET ESPN Tickets

Full UNC Football Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Football Scoreboard
at Florida State0
Saturday 12:00 PM

at Duke0
Saturday 12:20 PM

Boston College0
at Virginia0
Saturday 12:30 PM

at #7 Miami0
Saturday 3:30 PM

North Carolina0
at #14 Virginia Tech0
Saturday 3:30 PM

Wake Forest0
at Georgia Tech0
Saturday 7:30 PM

Scores provided by a third-party and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(8) Miami3-05-0
Georgia Tech2-13-2
(14) Virginia Tech1-15-1
North Carolina0-41-6

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(16) NC State4-06-1
(7) Clemson4-16-1
Florida State2-22-3
Wake Forest1-24-2
Boston College1-33-4

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