Coaches removed from academics, investigation findsWhen asked Wednesday how involved he was in his players’ academics, UNC coach Larry Fedora said he was only focused on his next opponent. “I couldn’t tell you what one guy’s major is.“ Fedora’s answer helps explain how there were 963 enrollments of football players and 340 of basketball players in the fraudulent paper classes offered by UNC’s Department of African and Afro-American Studies between 1999-2009. (Durham Herald-Sun)
Video: UNC Football Coordinator Insight - VirginiaThe Tar Heel coordinators share their insight on what the football team will need to do against Virginia on Saturday.
Marquise Williams in RhythmMidway through his junior season, North Carolina quarterback Marquise Williams has found the right rhythm that has allowed him to blossom in Larry Fedora’s up-tempo spread offense. For the season, Williams has completed 64.5 percent of his passes (156-of-242) for 1,776 yards, 15 touchdowns and six interceptions. He also leads the team in rushing with 448 yards and four touchdowns on 91 carries. (Inside Carolina)
Audio: Interview With Virginia Coach Mike LondonWCHL’s Matt Oakes caught up with UVA head coach Mike London as his team prepares to take on the North Carolina Tar Heels this weekend in Charlottesville. London calls the game is a ‘must-win’ ACC Coastal matchup. The two discussed the academic side of student-athletes, the Cavaliers’ leading rusher Kevin Parks and how best to defend UNC QB Marquise Williams. (Chapelboro.com)
Fueling Up The Tar HeelsCarolina football fans know the third floor of the Loudermilk Center for Excellence as the Concourse Club of The Blue Zone, home to premium seating on football Saturdays. But on weekday mornings, the third floor of Loudermilk is home to the Fueling Station, a new nutritional offering for Carolina student-athletes. (GoHeels.com)
Tar Heels Prep For VirginiaAfter its 48-43 win over Georgia Tech last weekend, Carolina has a little more bounce in its step at practice this week. Head coach Larry Fedora doesn't like to see a lot of ups and downs in attitude from his players throughout the season, preferring that they stay consistent from week to week, win or lose - but he does think the team's confidence is a higher this week. (GoHeels.com)
Carolina Rundown: October 23Tyler Zeller had 11 points and nine rebounds. Wayne Ellington also scored 11. John Henson had five points and eight rebounds. Danny Green scored five. Ed David had four and four off the bench for the Lakers. Reggie Bullock and Tyler Hansbrough each had a bucket. Baseball America ranks UNC's freshman class sixth in the country and has some very kind words about the Diamond Heels. (GoHeels.com)
Video: Wednesday Football Post-Practice InterviewsLarry Fedora and Dajaun Drennon talk after practice about what they expect from Virginia on October 22, 2014.
Red-hot Marquise Williams hopes UNC can replicate last year's finishMarquise Williams had helped engineer a 6-1 finish for the Tar Heels last season following a 1-5 start, raising 2014 expectations that made the program's 2-4 start this fall all the more disappointing. Still, with Williams back in charge with five games to go, last year's finish is a good starting point for how UNC can turn things around again. (ESPN.com)
I Can’t Quit You, UNC FootballCarolina is only 1-2 in ACC play and still very much in contention for the #WideOpenCoastal. I’m telling myself that UNC’s only real “bad loss” was against Virginia Tech and that was when Fedora was still rotating quarterbacks. None of the remaining opponents are as formidable as ECU, Clemson, or Notre Dame. In other words I am in full blown relapse mode. I can’t quit you UNC football. (Raleigh & Company)
Video: Former UNC Star Robert Quinn's Inspirational Path to SuccessBefore achieving stardom with the St. Louis Rams of the NFL, Robert Quinn overcame a brain tumor during high school on the way to achieving his dream as a standout defensive end at North Carolina.
Scouting the Schedule: A Look at UNC's Remaining OpponentsAt 3-4, UNC would have to win three of its last five games to secure bowl eligibility. The good news is there are no monsters on the schedule like there were in the first six games; on the other hand, there are no real lemons either. Here is a look at how the remaining five teams on UNC's schedule made out this week and where their seasons stand: (Tar Heel Blog)
UVa focused on stopping UNC's Marquise WilliamsThe Cavaliers will need another dynamite effort on defense Saturday as their bowl hopes hang in the balance. UNC quarterback Marquise Williams, who ranks 17th in total offense at 318 yards per game, is coming to Charlottesville and is playing the best football of his career. The Virginia defense has been among the best in the country, though, and Williams will have his hands full. (ESPN.com)
Carolina Rundown: October 22Roy Williams will return to Lawrence on Monday for a celebration of Allen Fieldhouse. 11 points and six boards for Ed Davis off the bench last night for the Lakers. Harrison Barnes had 10 and six. Reggie Bullock had a bucket for the Clippers. Just one Tar Heel on Phil Steele's midseason All-ACC football team, as Landon Turner earned a second-team selection. (GoHeels.com)
T.J. Logan key to UNC turnaroundAfter last Saturday’s win against Georgia Tech, UNC now controls its own destiny to win the ACC Coastal Division and gain a berth in the conference championship game for the first time in school history. But if the Tar Heels are going to win their final five games of 2014, they are going to need a repeat of the late-2013 performance put on by running back T.J. Logan. (Carolina Blue)
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