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Lawyer for Allen Artis says he 'cannot possibly get a fair hearing' through Title IX

UNC football player Allen Artis repeated the phrase “I did not rape her” five times Thursday outside the Orange County Courthouse. Artis appeared in court with his lawyer, Kerry Sutton. He was seen briefly in front of a judge to announce the date for his next appearance, which will be Dec. 5. (Daily Tar Heel)

What to watch for in UNC football's matchup with Florida State

The North Carolina football team travels to Tallahassee to face No. 12 Florida State at 3:30 on Saturday at Doak S. Campbell Stadium. The Tar Heelsare coming off a thrilling 37-36 win over Pittsburgh. But the Seminoles are fresh off a dismantling of South Florida and need to beat UNC to contend with Louisville and Clemson for the ACC Atlantic Division title. (Daily Tar Heel)

Stat Look: Deep passes pivotal for Trubisky against FSU pass D

The North Carolina Tar Heels passing offense has been red-hot as of late, and they will look to continue this in a matchup against the vulnerable Florida State passing defense. Florida State gives up 208 passing yards per game (No. 51 in the nation) on just 23 passing attempts per game. (Carolina Blue)

UNC LB Andre Smith aims to show Florida State he’s tall enough

There is no ideal way for high school boys to hear they’re too short for anything – a spot on a team, a date, a college football scholarship. And so years later, Andre Smith hasn’t forgotten. At one point during his time at Trinity Christian Academy in Jacksonville, Fla., Smith said the coaching staff at Florida State expressed interest in him. (Charlotte Observer)

Ryan Switzer on FSU: "That was a tough place to say no to"

UNC wide receiver Ryan Switzer has become a fixture in Tar Heel football history. His career includes school records and the honor of an All-American selection as a freshman and a junior. But this could've been different. As he takes the field in Tallahassee Saturday, Switzer will be donning Carolina blue and white, but he was close to wearing scarlet and gold. (Carolina Blue)

Trubisky's calmness soothes Tar Heels

When quarterback Mitch Trubisky led the game-winning drive last week against Pittsburgh, it came as no surprise to his North Carolina teammates. To hear them tell it, he barely flinched. “Calm as he could be,” said receiver Bug Howard, who caught the last two touchdown passes. Now more college football fans and observers are learning about Trubisky. (Burlington Times News)

Recruiting Storylines: UNC vs. FSU

Florida State and North Carolina regularly recruit within each other's home states, which has led to intersections on the recruiting trail. As such, a few players could easily be suiting up for the opponent during Saturday's match-up. When Ryan Switzer pledged to UNC, Penn State and West Virginia were finalists. But, Florida State was among the schools to offer. (Inside Carolina)

Metric match: FSU vs. UNC

What areas will be key in determining the winner of Florida State vs. North Carolina? Here are a few statistical trends to focus on for Saturday’s contest between the No. 12 Seminoles (3-1, 0-1 ACC) and the No. 23 Tar Heels (3-1, 1-0 ACC). (Noles 247)

Ground game: No. 12 Florida State not relying just on Cook

Florida State's running game is largely defined by Dalvin Cook, but with the emergence of other players the Seminoles are showing they might have one of the deepest ground games in the ACC. The ground game resurgence could bode well for FSU on Saturday as it faces a North Carolina defense that is last in the conference in rushing defense. (Associated Press)

Turner's Take: The Lessons of the Past

The last time UNC football traveled to Florida State's Doak Campbell Stadium, they came away with a 37-35 win, a thriller that ended with back-to-back field goal attempts: the Tar Heels' Casey Barth hit from 22 yards with 55 seconds to play; Florida State's Dustin Hopkins missed from 40 yards with two seconds on the clock. It was UNC's only win in ten games in Tallahassee. (GoHeels.com)

UNC's Decision Behind Deferring After Winning the Coin Toss

If No. 23 North Carolina happens to win the coin toss ahead of Saturday’s kickoff at No. 12 Florida State, bet the house that Larry Fedora will defer his option to the second half. NCAA rule 3-1-1-e details the options for teams winning the coin toss: (1) designate which team to kick off, (2) designate which goal line to defend and (3) defer the selection to the second half. (Inside Carolina)

ACC officially moves football title game to Orlando

The Atlantic Coast Conference Football Championship Game has officially been moved to Orlando. The title game had been played in Charlotte since 2010 and was under contract to be held here through 2019, but the ACC earlier this month pulled the Dec. 3 event from the city over opposition to House Bill 2, marking the latest sports-related fallout from the controversial law. (Charlotte Observer)

December trial set for UNC player accused of sexual battery

A North Carolina football player charged with misdemeanor sexual battery and assault on a fellow student is scheduled for trial in December. During a brief court hearing Thursday, attorneys reserved the weeks of Dec. 5 and Dec. 12 for the case against Allen Artis, a junior reserve linebacker suspended indefinitely from the team. (Associated Press)

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FSU aware of challenges Mitch Trubisky, North Carolina offense present

Florida State’s defense is fully aware of the difficult task at hand in Saturday’s matchup with North Carolina. After dealing with a pair of mobile quarterbacks in Louisville’s Lamar Jackson and South Florida’s Quinton Flowers, the Seminoles will face a more traditional pocket passer in UNC’s Mitch Trubisky in their third game against a ranked opponent. (Orlando Sentinel)

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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 ABC, ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU

UNC vs. UCF
Sat, Sep 15, 12:00 ET

Full UNC Football Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(13) Miami7-210-3
(24) Virginia Tech5-39-4
Georgia Tech4-45-6
Pittsburgh3-55-7
Virginia3-56-7
Duke3-57-6
North Carolina1-73-9

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(4) Clemson8-112-2
(23) NC State6-29-4
Wake Forest4-48-5
Boston College4-47-6
Louisville4-48-5
Florida State3-57-6
Syracuse2-64-8


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