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Turner's Take: Raising the Standards

Carolina football wraps up spring practice with a scrimmage Saturday at Charlotte’s Rocky River High School. It won’t be a typical spring game, but a controlled scrimmage with the coaching staff taking the opportunity to get in good work in the team’s final practice before fall camp. In its first season under new coordinator Gene Chizik, the Tar Heel defense is taking advantage of every practice. (GoHeels.com)

Extra Points: Full of Bull

Kendrick Singleton quickly became a juggernaut in the weight room. He’d won a state championship in high school weight-lifting and displayed a degree of intensity and passion about lifting and pushing iron plates around. At 205 pounds, his ability to bench press 405 pounds, squat 545 squat and power clean 352 make him the strongest player on the team in the pound-for-pound measurements tallied by strength and conditioning coach Lou Hernandez. (GoHeels.com)

NFL's Greg Little Eviction War Over Hollywood Mansion

NFL wide receiver Greg Little has a big problem -- his landlords are trying to evict him from his Hollywood Hills bachelor pad, but Little says he's the one being wronged. Here's what we know. back in January, the 25-year-old free agent began renting the insane 3 bedroom crib for $15,000 per month. And things seemed to be fine until Greg missed a payment. (TMZ.com)

UNC's Linebackers Adapting

Despite learning a new defensive scheme, North Carolina’s rebuilt linebacking corps has shown signs of progress this spring. UNC fielded the worst defense in the ACC in 2014. Under former associate head coach for defense Vic Koenning, the Tar Heels allowed 39 points, 497.8 total yards, 240.5 rushing yards and 257.4 passing yards per game, all of which ranked dead last in the conference. (Inside Carolina)

Former UNC football player Dwight Jones charged with starving dog

A former star football player for the University of North Carolina and Cummings High School was charged Monday after allegedly starving his dog to death. Dwight Kenneth Jones Jr., 26, of 1311 Kennedy Court, Burlington, was arrested by the Burlington Police Department and charged with felony killing an animal by starvation. His bond was set at $5,000. (Burlington Times-News)

Marquise Williams on the Mend

North Carolina quarterback Marquise Williams is ahead of schedule in his rehab process after having surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left hip in February. The senior quarterback received a progress update during a checkup with doctors on Monday. “I wasn’t supposed to come back to summer workouts until maybe late July, but now it’s June 1,” Williams said. (Inside Carolina)

Who’s the Next Mack Hollins? UNC Spring Practice Provides Springboard

Spring football practice can serve as a springboard to fall success. Carolina football saw that last season when unheralded walk-on receiver Mack Hollins took advantage of his offseason opportunities to transform into a difference-maker on game days. Who will be this year’s Mack Hollins? (Chapelboro.com)

Video: Larry Fedora Tuesday Post-Practice Interview

UNC head football coach Larry Fedora spoke to the media Tuesday about the Tar Heels' spring standouts as the team heads into the upcoming scrimmage in Charlotte. View Video...

UNC's Defense Gets Back to the Basics

North Carolina defensive coordinator Gene Chizik is building his foundation from the ground level after schematic confusion undermined the Tar Heels’ effectiveness in recent years. As UNC concludes spring ball this week, Chizik and his defensive staff have taken a bare bones approach that has stressed concepts before scheme and fundamentals before anything else. (Inside Carolina)

Video: UNC DL Coach Tray Scott Mic'd Up at Spring Practice

Go behind the scenes and get to know new North Carolina defensive line coach Tray Scott as he gets mic'd up at spring practice. View Video...

O-line shuffle

The big news of the spring –other than an injury forcing quarterback Marquise Williams to miss the practice period– is at left tackle. Sophomore Bentley Spain has been promoted to the first team, ahead of incumbent starter junior John Ferranto. It’s a close race, and Fedora has been looking for this kind of competition at every position since his arrival in 2012. (GoHeels.com)

Panthers get it right picking Julius Peppers in 2002 draft

It wasn't long after Julius Peppers arrived that he began having a positive impact. As a rookie, he registered 12 sacks, forced five fumbles and had an interception despite playing in only 12 games. Jordan Gross, an offensive tackle who was Carolina's first-round pick in 2003, remembers an eye-opening introduction to Peppers when he first tried to block the defensive end in training camp. (Carolina Panthers)

Experienced Offensive Line Making Strides

Heading into 2015, UNC returns all five starters along the offensive line as well as the most starts along the line in the ACC (106). The Tar Heels’ starting five last fall – left tackle John Ferranto, left guard Caleb Peterson, center Lucas Crowley, right guard Landon Turner and right tackle Jon Heck – played intact and remained relatively healthy, missing just seven of a potential 65 starts due to injury. (Inside Carolina)

UNC sophomore R.J. Prince switches from offensive line to defensive line

On Tuesday, UNC rising redshirt sophomore R.J. Prince tweeted out "New opportunity! It starts now... #94TrenchMob". Digging deeper it was revealed that Prince would give the defensive line position at shot. "Trench Mob" is nickname given to UNC's defensive line by new position coach Tray Scott. (Carolina Blue)

Q&A: North Carolina RB T.J. Logan

T.J. Logan led the North Carolina running backs with 582 yards last season, but his rushing touchdowns and yards per carry dropped from his freshman year. Logan is eager to change all that. In the middle of a productive spring, he has his sights set on a 1,000-yard season and getting the entire running back unit back on track. He had plenty more to say in a recent phone conversation. (ESPN.com)

Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 38
Baylor: 49
Tue, Dec 29 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Georgia
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UNC @ Illinois
Sat, Sep 10, 7:30 ET BTN Tickets

UNC vs. James Madison
Sat, Sep 17, 3:30 ET RSN Tickets

Full UNC Football Schedule

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ACC Football Scoreboard
at Louisville0
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William & Mary0
at NC State0
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at Syracuse0
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Georgia Tech0
at Boston College0
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at Virginia Tech0
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at Pittsburgh0
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at Virginia0
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at North Carolina0
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at Duke0
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Florida A&M0
at Miami0
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at Auburn0
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Ole Miss0
at Florida State0
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ACC Football Standings
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Virginia Tech0-00-0
Georgia Tech0-00-0

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
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(4) Florida State0-00-0
(19) Louisville0-00-0
Wake Forest0-00-0
Boston College0-00-0
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