Tar Heel Times
Your comprehensive source for Tar Heel sports news

UNC Football

Complete coverage of North Carolina Football.

ACC's Week 1 gains are overwhelmed by its losses

When the curtain finally rose on North Carolina’s 2015 campaign, much of the hope built throughout the offseason with the arrival of Gene Chizik to coach the defense and the carryover of 10 starters from last year’s offense was on display. The ground game exploded, with Elijah Hood appearing to be a star in the making. The defense was vastly improved. (ESPN.com)

UNC Football Week One Report Card

The Tar Heels brought high hopes and expectations of a win into Bank of America Stadium on Thursday before a frustrating loss to South Carolina. The game featured two terrible interceptions by Marquise Williams and questionable play calling by Larry Fedora. The Heels will have a rebound game next week in their home opener against NC A&T. On to the grades: (Tar Heel Blog)

Extra Points: War Games

There are battle plans and game plans. You might don a thermoplastic shell with a camouflage fabric cover for one or a Carolina blue football helmet with an argyle design for the other. “Our worlds have so many similarities,” Marine Master Sergeant Jamey Slife says at the end of the battle that’s just waged front of him Thursday evening in Charlotte. (GoHeels.com)

Bryn Renner, Golf Club Assistant To NFL Quarterback

This time last year, Bryn Renner was working at a golf course in North Carolina as a regular-Joe employee, getting the carts ready to go in the morning, fixing them when they broke down and cleaning them after each round. It’s all part of Renner’s atypical journey the past two years – from big-time college quarterback to golf course employee and now to the Ravens’ 10-man practice squad. (Baltimore Ravens)

Greg Little impressed Bengals' coaches by better learning their system

When they signed receiver Greg Little at the start of training camp last month, the Cincinnati Bengals told him to only focus on three things. They wanted him to better learn their offensive system, make plays and participate in meaningful ways on special teams. Check, check, check. All preseason Little lived up to their expectations. In turn, they rewarded him Saturday with a spot on the 53-man roster. (ESPN.com)

Shaun Draughn among 8 signed to Browns practice squad

Running back Shaun Draughn and receiver Darius Jennings were two of eight players the Cleveland Browns signed to their practice squad Sunday. The Browns cut Draughn on Saturday, in part because he missed most of training camp with a thumb injury. But they praised him all camp and hoped to bring him back. (Cleveland.com)

Jets LB Quinton Coples is going to spend even more time attacking quarterbacks

I was a huge fan of Quinton Coples when he came out of North Carolina in 2012, but I didn't see how he would fit in well with Rex Ryan's 3-4 defense in New York. At 6'6, over 280 pounds and strong as a damn ox, he would've been a perfect left defensive end in a 4-3 scheme. This guy, a living, breathing example of the word behemoth, was going to make right tackles around the league miserable on Sundays in the fall. (SB Nation)

Bryn Renner signed to Ravens' practice squad

The Baltimore Ravens signed their No. 3 quarterback and a fan favorite on "Hard Knocks" this year to their practice squad on Sunday. Bryn Renner earned a spot on the practice squad after exceeding expectations in the preseason, and cornerback Charles James chose to join the Ravens over an offer to rejoin the Texans' practice squad. (ESPN.com)


You think Carolina may someday go out and just play football up to its full capabilities? Not that the Tar Heels are world beaters, clearly they are not, but the performance Thursday night considering the circumstances was totally depressing. (Chapelboro.com)

Bug Howard, not Pharoh Cooper, gets 2016 NFL Draft stock off to good start

Instead, early on it was North Carolina wideout Johnathan "Bug" Howard who provided the buzz, setting a new career-high in receiving yards by halftime and finishing with six receptions for a game-high 114 yards and a touchdown in a losing effort. Entering the game, scouts knew that at 6-foot-5, 210 pounds, Howard has the size and strength to post up cornerbacks. (CBS Sports)

Yates, Scott, Taylor waived as NFL teams trim rosters

Former Tar Heels T.J. Yates (quarterback, Atlanta Falcons), Tim Scott (defensive back, Dallas Cowboys), and Ryan Taylor (tight end, Kansas City Chiefs) were waived by their respective teams as NFL clubs trimmed their rosters to a league-mandated 53 players ahead of Saturday's 4pm deadline.

Shaun Draughn cut by Cleveland Browns

The Cleveland Browns on Saturday took the next big step toward their 2015 season opener against the New York Jets by reducing the roster from 75 players to the NFL-mandated 53. The Browns terminated the contracts of two veterans: OL Eric Olsen and QB Thaddeus Lewis. Cleveland waived 20 others, including running back Shaun Draughn. (Cleveland Browns)

Kevin Reddick waived by Buffalo Bills

On Saturday, the Buffalo Bills cut defensive tackle Red Bryant, center Dalton Freeman, safety Jonathan Meeks and inside linebacker Kevin Reddick. With the moves, the Bills are now down to 51 players, not including defensive tackle Marcell Dareus who will miss Week 1 to suspension. (Buffalo News)

Bryn Renner waived by Baltimore Ravens

There were few surprises in the Baltimore Ravens’ 17 transactions, which came in comfortably ahead of the NFL’s 4 p.m. 53-man roster deadline. The decision to waive Bryn Renner leaves Matt Schaub as Joe Flacco’s only backup, the sixth straight season in which the Ravens will carry just two quarterbacks into the regular season. (Baltimore Sun)

Tennessee Titans release WR Hakeem Nicks

Hakeem Nicks' NFL career is quickly becoming a nomadic journey. Nicks has been released by the Tennessee Titans, the team announced on Saturday. The release comes less than five months after Nicks signed a one-year deal with the Titans that included a $100,000 roster bonus. (NFL.com)

Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 35
Virginia: 14
Sat, Oct 22 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Georgia Tech
Sat, Nov 5, TBD Tickets

UNC @ Duke
Thu, Nov 10, 7:30 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC vs. The Citadel
Sat, Nov 19, TBD Tickets

Full UNC Football Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Football Scoreboard
at Virginia Tech37
NC State13
at Louisville54
at Boston College20
North Carolina35
at Virginia14
Live scores provided via data feed and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(21) North Carolina4-16-2
(25) Virginia Tech3-15-2
Georgia Tech1-34-3

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(3) Clemson4-07-0
(5) Louisville4-16-1
(12) Florida State2-25-2
Wake Forest2-25-2
NC State1-24-3
Boston College0-43-4

<< Previous PageNext Page >>

© 2005-2016 Tar Heel Times | Contact | Privacy Policy | Site Map | RSS | Did UNC Win?

Tar Heel Times is an unofficial resource for UNC fans and is not affiliated with the University of North Carolina.