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It's a trap: UNC opened its season with two games away from home, losing to No. 16 Georgia in Atlanta before beating Illinois at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Illinois. The Tar Heels will face James Madison on Saturday in their home opener, as UNC looks to build upon its seven-game winning streak in Chapel Hill. But the Dukes aren't to be dismissed. (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC LB Allen Artis Suspended Indefinitely

UNC linebacker Allen Artis has been indefinitely suspended in accordance with University policy after a UNC-Chapel Hill student swore out warrants on Tuesday morning, charging the junior with misdemeanor sexual battery and misdemeanor assault on a female. The incident in question occurred on Feb. 14 at Ram Village, an on-campus apartment complex. . (Inside Carolina)

Video: Tuesday Gene Chizik Post-Practice Interview

North Carolina defensive coordinator Gene Chizik met with the media following Tuesday's practice to discuss a bit more about what his unit did in last weekend's win at Illinois and how this week's foe, James Madison, might challenge the Tar Heels. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

UNC's Defensive Adjustments Coming Easy

Larry Fedora told reporters on Monday that he believed defensive end Tyler Powell and right guard Tommy Hatton would return to practice on Tuesday after being absent last week and not traveling to Illinois. Hatton was not at practice, although Powell was back practicing with the twos. “We’re going to look and see basically how it unfolds during the week,” Chizik said. (Inside Carolina)

Allen Artis suspended from football team

North Carolina football player Allen Artis has been suspended from the team as a result of misdemeanor charges being filed against him in a sexual assault allegation. "We are aware of the misdemeanor charges against Allen Artis," UNC coach Larry Fedora said in a statement released by the school. (Carolina Blue)

Larry Fedora Pre-James Madison Quotes

UNC head coach Larry Fedora address and answered questions from the media on Monday. On running backs T.J. Logan and Elijah Hood: "We go with the hot hand. We know that both are going to play...it still about production. If you are producing, you get the ball. If you're not, the next guy gets his chance to produce." (Carolina Blue)

Student criticizes UNC for handling of rape allegation

A University of North Carolina student claims she was raped by a UNC football player earlier this year. Tuesday afternoon, she held a press conference to not only talk about the delays in her case but also to promote change for how sexual assault and rape victims are treated. She said she came forward not for herself, but for the other students who are not protected. (abc 11)

Trubisky's eyes and feet as important as his arm

Coming into one of its most anticipated football seasons in decades, the biggest question for North Carolina’s offense was whether Mitch Trubisky’s powerful right arm could take the Tar Heels back to the promised land. Two games in, it’s clear that Trubisky’s eyes and feet will be as important to carrying the UNC to another ACC Coastal Division title (Greensboro News & Record)

Turner's Take: Comfort Zones

The season-opening swing for Carolina Football, two games away from Kenan Stadium before Saturday's home opener against James Madison, has tested the mettle of the Tar Heels. First, a neutral-site game in Atlanta against Georgia, then the first non-conference home sellout crowd at Illinois in nearly 30 years. The boys in blue are eager to play for their fans. (GoHeels.com)

Robert Quinn Joins National Anthem Protest With Raised Fist

Robert Quinn and his teammate Kenny Britt raised their fists in a silent protest during the national anthem prior to the start of a game between their Los Angeles Rams and the San Francisco 49ers. Quinn, a former North Carolina defensive lineman, explained his choice to reporters after the game: (Chapelboro.com)

Trubisky focused on improving from top to bottom

Mitch Trubisky settled into his role as lead signal caller in UNC's 48-23 win against Illinois. The junior showed poise and versatility, tallying zero turnovers and four touchdowns--two through the air and two on the ground. "Eye discipline and footwork were mostly the two things I was fixing this week and I thought I did a better job of it," Trubisky said. (Carolina Blue)

Film review: Read option sparks UNC offense

Though the offense didn’t quite live up to the hype in the first game against Georgia, it showed more of its potential this past Saturday against Illinois — racking up 462 yards of total offense on 7.5 yards a play in a 48-23 victory. The Tar Heels rely heavily on the read option, and when it’s executed as well as it was Saturday, it makes the team almost impossible to defend. (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC’s decision to go for it reflects Larry Fedora’s boldness

You probably wouldn’t find support for the decision in any coaching textbooks or how-to-call-a-game manuals, if those exist. And immediately, and predictably, North Carolina football coach Larry Fedora became the subject of social media scorn when the move backfired. (Charlotte Observer)

Linebacker Andre Smith Producing For UNC

UNC middle linebacker Andre Smith dominated the Illinois offense on Saturday with 14 tackles, taking home the title of ACC Linebacker of the Week. In his press conference on Monday he talked about continuing his productive, aggressive play and improving along the way, as the Tar Heels prepare take on James Madison on Saturday. (Inside Carolina)

Settled Tar Heels prepare for home opener

UNC's new starting quarterback and its maturing defense proved just how much having a week of experience helped in beating Illinois 48-23 Saturday. Now, the Tar Heels prepare for their home opener against James Madison with a settled sense of confidence. For quarterback Mitch Trubisky, improvement in Week 2 came when he relaxed and played like he practices. (WRAL Sports Fan)

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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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