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Falcons forced Jonathan Cooper’s wheelchair bound mother to cover Cardinals’ gear

The mother of Arizona Cardinals offensive lineman Jonathan Cooper attended last week’s game in Atlanta to watch her son play the Atlanta Falcons. According to AZCentral.com, Cooper’s wheelchair bound mother, Velma Cooper was told to hide her Cardinals apparel. (Pro Football Zone)

Carolina Rundown: December 5

ACC bowls will be announced live on Sunday evening. 17 points and 10 rebounds for Harrison Barnes Thursday night. Bruce Carter blocked a punt for the Cowboys that led to a touchdown in Chicago last night. Ty Lawson could make the All-Star team for the first time, and he has a key three-game stretch coming up. Great double overtime road win for women's basketball at No. 18 Rutgers. (GoHeels.com)

Art’s Angle: Tilting In The Breeze

It just seems like UNC is tired, worn out, sick of all we’ve been through the last few years. The alumni and fans still come (well, some of them) and they watch, but the pride that made Carolina special for more than 50 years has been so beaten down that you can’t see it much anymore. And I’m not talking just about UNC Basketball, which put on another dismal show Wednesday. (Chapelboro.com)

Chase Rice is ready and set to roll to country stardom

When Florida Georgia Line had a hit with the song "Cruise" in 2013 no one could've been happier than Chase Rice. Rice, who had his own Top 5 country hit with "Ready, Set, Roll," later that same year, is one of the five co-writers on the song. "It was pretty surreal," says Rice in a phone call. (Knoxville News Sentinel)

Jonathan Cooper finally gets chance and then some

The Arizona Cardinals' plan all along was to finally give Jonathan Cooper a chance. He got more than that Sunday against the Falcons. The Cardinals guard said he knew he was going to split reps with fellow left guard Ted Larsen in Atlanta. When Cooper entered the game late in the first quarter with the Cardinals down 17-0, he instantly gave them a boost. (ESPN.com)

Carolina Rundown: December 4

The Independence is becoming a popular forecast for the Tar Heels. Andrew Miller is poised to become the highest paid non-closer reliever in baseball history. Danny Green had 20 points and 10 rebounds Wednesday night. Kyle Seager is a $100 million role model for how to succeed. UNC women's basketball travels to Rutgers at 7 p.m. (GoHeels.com)

Cleveland Browns sign RB Shaun Draughn

The Cleveland Browns on Wednesday signed RB Shaun Draughn and placed WR Miles Austin (kidney) on injured reserve. Draughn is 5-11, 205 pounds and officially in his second NFL season out of North Carolina. Originally signed by Washington as an undrafted free agent in 2011, Draughn has appeared in 26 games and has 254 rushing yards on 73 carries with two touchdowns. (Cleveland Browns)

Former Tar Heel E.J. Wilson falling back on degree after short career

The average career in the National Football League lasts just 3.3 years. For E.J. Wilson, it was just two games. The former University of North Carolina defensive end always knew his future would be in football, but what the now-27-year-old didn’t realize is that his contributions would be away from the field. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Lesser bowl will not affect UNC's bottom line

While UNC fans and players could be disappointed, dropping down a tier or not going to a bowl at all will not significantly affect UNC financially. “We set our budget in February, March or April, the year before, based on a projected amount of money that the ACC tells us we’ll get, regardless of if we’re in a bowl game,” said Rick Steinbacher, senior associate AD for external communications. (Daily Tar Heel)

Carolina Rundown: December 3

There's already talk of Marcus Paige and UNC making a return trip to the state of Iowa next year. The youth clinic, which is always a fun day, will be on Dec. 31. 24 points and 13 assists for Ty Lawson last night. Another double-double for Harrison Barnes, who had 14 points and 12 rebounds. Tyler Zeller got another start and contributed eight points and three rebounds. (GoHeels.com)

Video: Connor Barth boots 64-yarder in workouts at IMG

On Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium, Connor Barth made his Broncos debut and proved that his practice regimen must have worked. He booted five field goals, tying a franchise record for most in game. Jason Elam, Barth’s idol and the reason he chose jersey No. 1, last did it in October of 2002. Above is a clip of Barth’s workouts at IMG, showing him booting 64 yards with ease. (Denver Post)

Video: Chase Rice performs on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Chase Rice, former UNC football player-turned country music star, performs "Gonna Wanna Tonight" on Jimmy Kimmel Live Monday night. View Video...

Carolina Rundown: December 2

The ACC may have more bowl eligible teams than it has slots (due to Notre Dame), which could affect Carolina. John Henson will be out a couple more weeks, and Wayne Ellington's contract guarantee increased. Ty Lawson had 15 points and 12 assists. Volleyball remains No. 7 in this week's poll and Sylvia Hatchell's team moved up to sixth in the new AP women's basketball poll. (GoHeels.com)

Triangle Football Schedules by the Numbers

UNC's football schedule was pretty stout. All but one of Carolina's opponents finished .500 or above, and the only one who did not was Virginia at 5-7. Even UNC's FCS opponent, Liberty, won its conference and has already won a playoff game. Ten of the Tar Heels' opponents are bowl eligible plus Liberty qualified for the FCS playoffs. That's 11 of 12 headed for the postseason. (Tar Heel Blog)

Eric Ebron loses bet, is forced to wear NC State gear

Eric Ebron and Stephen Tulloch are teammates with the Detroit Lions these days but still got into the spirit of rivalry week with a little wager. (Backing the Pack)

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

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Georgia
Sat, Sep 3, 5:30 ET ESPN Tickets

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

Radio Affiliates

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(15) North Carolina8-111-3
Virginia Tech4-47-6
Georgia Tech1-73-9

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(2) Clemson9-014-1
(14) Florida State6-210-3
NC State3-57-6
Wake Forest1-73-9
Boston College0-83-9

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