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Roughriders Darian Durant takes steps towards recovery

Darian Durant is taking some cautious first steps as he returns to practice with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. On Thursday, Durant threw a few passes and did some stretches as the Roughriders prepared for Saturday’s CFL game against the visiting Edmonton Eskimos. He is recovering from a ruptured left Achillies tendon, which he suffered in the regular-season opener. (Regina Leader-Post)

North Carolina defense thriving under Chizik

The ACC’s worst defense in 2014 is the league’s biggest turnaround story to this point of 2015. How? North Carolina has stayed committed to the simple message delivered by its first-year coordinator. “Regardless of how many points our offense scores,” linebacker Jeff Schoettmer remembered Gene Chizik telling the Tar Heels not long after his January hire, “we have to be able to win the game on defense.” (Charlottesville Daily Progress)

Countdown to Kickoff: UNC vs. Virginia

A week after improving to 2-0 in ACC play for the first time since 1997, the Tar Heels will attempt more reproductions of Mack Brown’s final year at UNC by moving to 6-1 overall and 3-0 in conference play against Virginia. The Tar Heels (5-1, 2-0 ACC) and Cavaliers (2-4, 1-1 ACC) are playing for the 120th time. (Inside Carolina)

UNC vs UVa Preview

Virginia’s biggest offensive weapon happens to be their leading rusher as well as quarterback Matt John’ favorite receiver. Junior running back Taquan Mizzell leads the team with 759 all-purpose yards and five touchdowns. Mizzell leads all running backs in the nation with 409 receiving yards. Mizzell is second in the nation among running backs with 35 receptions. (Carolina Blue)

UVA Heads South To Face UNC

The two schools have met every season since 1919 and there have been only four seasons since 1900 when they did not meet (1906, 1909 and 1917-18, when football was postponed at both schools because of World War I). (WINA)

Q&A with legendary football coach Mack Brown

In your career, what has been your favorite recruiting story? Mack Brown: "My favorite recruiting story is probably from when I was at the University of North Carolina. Ethan Albright was a highly recruited tight end from Greensborough, North Carolina. Both his parents and his brother went to Duke. The family was surprised when he told them he wasn’t going to Duke." (USA Today)

Video: Behind The Seams - North Carolina Argyle

For this week's edition of Behind The Seams we take a look at how North Carolina enhanced their football uniforms by adding the traditional argyle pattern that Dean Smith introduced to the school in 1991. (NCAA.com)

North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Virginia Cavaliers Preview and Prediction

North Carolina’s defense will be a tough nut to crack for UVA’s limited offense and Marquise Williams will hurt the Cavs by throwing to Quinshad Davis and Bug Howard as well as by tucking the ball away and running. North Carolina wins big, to the point where it is possible that this is coach Mike London’s last game with Virginia. Prediction: UNC 38, Virginia 10 (Athlon Sports)

UNC looks for 6th straight win when Virginia visits

Only a couple of years ago, North Carolina was 1-5 midway through its season and in desperate need of a turnaround. Now that the record has flipped, the Tar Heels of today don't want to change anything. North Carolina (5-1, 2-0 ACC) enters its visit from Virginia (2-4, 1-1) on Saturday after reversing its record from the midpoint of 2013. (Associated Press)

UNC Football Looks For Sixth Straight Win Saturday

Riding a five-game winning streak, UNC hosts Virginia in the “Oldest Rivalry in the South,” on Saturday, Oct. 24, at 3:30 p.m. This will be the 120th meeting between the two schools that first met in 1892. The Tar Heels are coming off a 50-14 victory over Wake Forest last week. The win was the biggest ACC win (36 point margin) for UNC since a 38-point win over Duke in 2000. (GoHeels.com)

Warren details DBs, Virginia, and resiliency of the defense

CarolinaBlue spoke exclusively with North Carolina defensive backs coach Charlton Warren on the success of the position group, what they need to improve on, the play of cornerback Malik Simmons, how Virginia's offense poses a threat, and the North Carolina defense as a whole six games into the 2015 season. (Carolina Blue)

Tale of the Tape: UNC-Virginia

Virginia has played several good teams so far, so if the defensive numbers don't look great that may be a factor in that. Virginia has given up over 400 yards in three games this season those coming against UCLA, Notre Dame and Boise State. Against UCLA and Notre Dame, UVa gave up over seven yard per play and against Boise State 6.5 yards per play. (Tar Heel Blog)

Recruiting Storylines: UNC vs UVa

The recruiting trail wasn’t responsible for T.J. Thorpe’s allegiance late-career swap in the 'South’s Oldest Rivalry.' But, it has sent several players to UNC as opposed to Virginia and vice versa. Jeremiah Clarke: Class of ’14, Alexandria (Va.), 4-star, No. 11 DE - After red-shirting last year, Clarke has played in all six games this season, while starting two at defensive tackle for UNC. (Inside Carolina)

Landon Turner named to midseason All-American teams

UNC offensive lineman Landon Turned was named to the midseason All-America team by USA Today and Sports on Earth.

The Big UNC Preview: Can Mike London beat the Tar Heels?

Mike London has never beaten the Tar Heels, and that is a big part of why fans are calling for his head. This year, the Hoos head to Chapel Hill coming off a 3OT win over Syracuse, while UNC is 5-1 and has one of the top offenses in the nation. This is a bad matchup for the Hoos, which means Mike London may never beat UNC. (Streaking the Lawn)

Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 23
Stanford: 25
Fri, Dec 30 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Cal
Sat, Sep 2, TBD

UNC vs. Louisville
Sat, Sep 9, TBD

UNC @ Old Dominion
Sat, Sep 16, TBD

Full UNC Football Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(16) Virginia Tech6-310-4
North Carolina5-38-5
(20) Miami5-39-4
Pittsburgh5-38-5
Georgia Tech4-49-4
Virginia1-72-10
Duke1-74-8

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(1) Clemson8-114-1
(21) Louisville7-19-4
(8) Florida State5-310-3
NC State3-57-6
Wake Forest3-57-6
Syracuse2-64-8
Boston College2-67-6

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