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Chansky’s Notebook: Forever’s Voice

Like other legends we know, Woody’s voice will always be with us. The way Woody Durham and his family handled his recent diagnosis is like he called UNC games in the heyday of his 40-year career as Voice of the Tar Heels. Perfectly. Friends and those who heard Woody speak in recent years knew something was amiss, and while he was trying to find out exactly what, his family made the decision that he would no longer be in the public eye. (Chapelboro.com)

How former UNC football player Matt Merletti became reunited with his long lost jersey

Eventually Matt Merletti will frame it and hang it up. Once he and his wife move into a new house, that's what he plans on doing with his old North Carolina football jersey, the navy one that he just found after hoping, for years, that he'd be reunited with it. (Charlotte Observer)

Giovani Bernard, extension rare on many levels

Giovani Bernard, 24, falls into line with the type of player the Bengals love to reward. Maybe even the poster child of such. Perform on the field, act unselfishly, excel as a teammate and represent the organization well in the community. Since stepping into the building after being drafted 37th overall in 2013, Bernard hit the grand slam of all four categories. (Cincinnati Enquirer)

Will UNC Have a 1,000 Yard Receiver in 2016?

UNC has not had a 1000 yard receiver during the Larry Fedora era. Eric Ebron came close in 2013 with 973 yards. Quinshad Davis in 2012, Ryan Switzer in 2014 and Mack Hollins in 2015 topped out at around 700 yards. In Fedora's offense the ball gets spread around and the nature of the offense, with short passes, doesn't lend itself to big gains. (Tar Heel Blog)

Carolina Kids Classic Golf Tournament Raises $93,000

The UNC Finley Golf Course in Chapel Hill played host Thursday to the 28th annual Carolina Kids Classic Charity Golf Tournament. In all, $93,000 was raised for the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill. Local residents and donors joined with sports figures such as UNC football coach Larry Fedora and men’s lacrosse coach Joe Breschi to celebrate a worthy cause. (Chapelboro.com)

Who will be the ACC's 100-tackle players in 2016?

3. Donnie Miles, North Carolina. One of the unsung heroes of Gene Chizik’s defensive revival in Chapel Hill in 2015, Miles thrived in his first year as a full-time safety, completing the transition from the hybrid Ram position and tallying a league-best 128 tackles. If UNC is to build off last year’s Coastal-winning season, Miles will need to have similar production. (ESPN.com)

“Finest Example of Gridiron Architecture in the Country”

The clock was ticking the week of November 7, 1927. In five days, Davidson would come to Chapel Hill for its twenty-fifth meeting against the Tar Heels, and Kenan Stadium was set as the venue. The Tar Heels had played their last football game on Emerson Field. Tickets were priced at $2—for all seats. “There are no bad seats,” the Chapel Hill Weekly noted. (Kenan Journal)

Forever young: Julius Peppers still chasing 'rabbits' and (Super Bowl) rings

Julius Peppers is still the most impressive-looking athlete in most rooms, including the Green Bay Packers' locker room. He still runs with the defensive backs when he trains. And, oh, does he train. At age 36 and entering his 15th NFL season, Peppers let everyone in on a little secret about his longevity: The older he gets, the less time off he takes. (ESPN.com)

UNC Football: Ryan Switzer announces engagement

Lost in the weekend news was return specialist and wide receiver Ryan Switzer announcing his engagement to a member of the UNC cheerleading squad. Switzer popped the question Saturday afternoon to girlfriend Gabie Dinsbeer. (Keeping It Heel)

Extra reps benefitting Jonathan Cooper

Jonathan Cooper arrived in Foxborough earlier this year as part of a trade with the Arizona Cardinals. His change of scenery marks a second chance to prove that Arizona’s investment in him – he was the seventh pick overall in the 2013 NFL Draft – was worth it. So, getting extra work on the field with Tom Brady is helping Cooper adapt to his new system. (New England Patriots)

Video: Top 5 ACC Football Performances From 2015 Season

The 2016 season is coming up fast so the ACC Digital Network brings you the top 5 single-game performances of the 2015 ACC Football season. Witness the domination that was the 2015 UNC Tar Heels' offense and relive some of the magic from Florida State standouts. View Video...

Who will be the ACC's 1,000-yard receivers in 2016?

4. Mack Hollins, North Carolina. If UNC is to build off last year’s Coastal division title, Hollins will likely take the next step after seasons with 745 (2015) and 613 (2014) receiving yards. He is now the go-to threat, too, after the departure of Quinshad Davis. 5. Ryan Switzer, North Carolina. (ESPN.com)

Bengals extend running back Giovani Bernard for $15.5M

The Cincinnati Bengals announced on Wednesday afternoon that they reached a deal with running back Giovani Bernard to extend his contract through the 2019 season. The Enquirer has confirmed from a league source that the deal is worth $15.5 million, and Bernard's salary will rise from just over $1 million in base earnings this season to around $6 million. (Cincinnati Enquirer)

Video: Fedora's Freakshow Trailer No. 4

Gear up for Fedora's Freakshow, UNC's annual elite invitation-only football camp coming later this summer, with this motivational trailer of classic UNC football highlights courtesy of the UNC Football Video Office. View Video...

Pigskin Preview Set For July 18

UNC football coach Larry Fedora, who led the Tar Heels to an 11-win season, a berth in the ACC Championship Game and a perfect 7-0 record at Kenan Stadium last year, will help kickoff the 2016 season at the 14th annual Pigskin Preview on July 18. The event will be held at the Embassy Suites in Cary. Registration starts at 11 am and the program begins at 11:30 am. (GoHeels.com)

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Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 53
Old Dominion: 23
Sat, Sep 16 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Duke
Sat, Sep 23, 3:30 ET ESPNU Tickets

UNC @ Georgia Tech
Sat, Sep 30, 12:00 ET ESPN2 Tickets

UNC vs. Notre Dame
Sat, Oct 7, TBD Tickets

Full UNC Football Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Football Scoreboard
Virginia0
at Boise State0
Friday 8:00 PM

NC State0
at #11 Florida State0
Saturday 12:00 PM

Kent State0
at #20 Louisville0
Saturday 12:00 PM

Pittsburgh0
at Georgia Tech0
Saturday 12:20 PM

Old Dominion0
at #13 Virginia Tech0
Saturday 2:00 PM

Boston College0
at #2 Clemson0
Saturday 3:30 PM

Toledo0
at #14 Miami0
Saturday 3:30 PM

Wake Forest0
at Appalachian State0
Saturday 3:30 PM

Duke0
at North Carolina0
Saturday 3:30 PM

Syracuse0
at #23 LSU0
Saturday 7:00 PM

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

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(13) Virginia Tech0-03-0
Duke0-03-0
Virginia0-02-1
(14) Miami0-01-0
Georgia Tech0-01-1
Pittsburgh0-01-2
North Carolina0-11-2

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(2) Clemson1-03-0
Wake Forest1-03-0
(19) Louisville1-12-1
Syracuse0-02-1
NC State0-02-1
(12) Florida State0-00-1
Boston College0-11-2


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