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Video: UNC-Duke Pregame Motivational Video

Get fired up for North Carolina's homecoming game vs crosstown rival Duke with the same pregame motivational video the Tar Heels watched prior to taking the field at Kenan Stadium. View Video...

Des Lawrence discusses DBs, direspect

UNC defensive back Des Lawrence on the effect of former DB Brian Walker leaving the team: "He is like our brother. He is always going to a rude boy. He had to do what he had to do but at the end of the day we know that the next man is up and that was our mentality going into the Pitt game. Mike Hughes is young and we have some other guys who can come in and be just as effective." (Carolina Blue)

UNC versus Duke on the gridiron

It’s Homecoming at UNC, and this weekend brings the annual showdown against Duke for the Victory Bell. Hugh Morton attended many of these confrontations with camera in hand during his lifetime, starting with his years as a student between 1939 and 1942. (A View to Hugh)

Preview & Prediction: #21 UNC vs Duke

In what constitutes a de facto ACC Semifinal game, UNC welcomes Duke to Chapel Hill with both teams looking for the inside track on winning the Coastal Division. On the basis of the bitter rivalry alone, this game carries a certain level of intensity. Now the stakes will include not just the Victory Bell but first place in the Coastal Division. Prediction: UNC 35, Duke 24 (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC, Duke bring surprising basketball vibe to meaningful football rivalry game

Duke was picked to finish fourth in the Coastal Division this season by members of the media in July. UNC was picked to finish fifth. And yet, as the neighboring rivals prepare to meet in their annual showdown Saturday at Kenan Stadium, one of them will emerge as the clear-cut frontrunner for the division’s spot in next month’s league championship game. (Wilmington Star News)

1948 UNC-William & Mary: A game fit to be tied

Three days after Harry Truman defeated Thomas Dewey for the presidency of the United States, The College of William and Mary’s 1947 Southern Conference champion football team rolled into Chapel Hill on Friday, November 5, 1948 as a twenty-point underdog. They weren’t given much of a chance against the undefeated, nationally third-ranked Tar Heels. (A View to Hugh)

Coach Kap talks Duke defense, UNC O-line health

CarolinaBlue spoke with UNC offensive line coach Chris Kapilovic before North Carolina takes on Duke this Saturday. On the Duke defense: "They are 10th in the country in scoring defense. So that will put them as the best defense we have played so far. What I see is what I always seen from them. They play extremely hard. They are sound, they have a good scheme and the guys execute." (Carolina Blue)

Hokies rally for ESPN’s ‘College GameDay’ to visit VT/UNC game, Beamer's last in Blacksburg

#GameDay4Frank is trending on Twitter right now as Virginia Tech and its fans push for ESPN’s ‘College GameDay’ to visit. Fans are rallying for the show to come on November 21, when the Hokies face off with the North Carolina Tarheels, which is also Head Coach Frank Beamer’s last game. (WRIC)

Tar Heels Set To Defend Victory Bell Saturday

Ranked No. 21 in both the Associated Press and Coaches Top 25 polls, ACC Coastal Division leader North Carolina faces Duke on Saturday, Nov. 7, at noon. It is homecoming for the Tar Heels, who are 5-0 at Kenan Stadium this season. The winner of the game will be awarded the Victory Bell. UNC has won seven in a row and is 7-1 overall and 4-0 in league play for the first time since 1997. (GoHeels.com)

Will the disappearing Quinton Coples resurface on trading block?

I don't know how you can say Quinton Coples looks lost on the field; he's never on it long enough to look anything. And therein lies the issue. He has played only 48 defensive snaps over the past three games, a sharp decline in his playing time. (ESPN.com)

North Carolina Tar Heels vs Duke Blue Devils: Preview and Prediction

Duke will face a rested and confident Carolina team, one that not only has a Coastal Division crown in sight, but also is beginning to believe that it can beat whoever comes out of the Atlantic Division. Duke’s defense will make things hard on UNC at times, but the Heels have too many weapons. UNC will win and put themselves in the Coastal catbird seat. Prediction: North Carolina 27, Duke 17 (Athlon Sports)

How book reports and changed attitudes have UNC football contending again

Each of UNC's seniors was assigned a chapter from The Positive Dog: A Story About the Power of Positivity, by author Jon Gordon. During training camp, the veterans presented reports discussing what they read and how it impacted the team. Landon Turner's material revolved around the cost of negativity, and how a small block of naysayers can infect an entire operation from the bottom up. (Campus Rush)

QB Marquise Williams looks to lead UNC past Duke in ACC title chase

The Duke defense will be watching Marquise Williams closely Saturday, while the UNC quarterback will keep an eye out for Blue Devil safety Jeremy Cash. Cash and Williams have been two of the most productive players in college football this season. They are expected to be major factors Saturday when Duke meets No. 21-ranked UNC in a pivotal ACC Coastal Division game in Chapel Hill. (Fayetteville Observer)

Video: Ryan Switzer - Lean, "Mean", Big Play Machine

North Carolina wide receiver Ryan Switzer discusses improving his body, being a part of a dynamic receiving core and team chemistry in this exclusive feature. View Video...

Countdown to Kickoff: UNC vs Duke

The years may be too many to count, but for the first time in recent history, No. 21 North Carolina and Duke both enter their annual rivalry game with more on the line than the Victory Bell. The bell, which is housed by the victor for the year between games, has been put to use this week at UNC’s practices, taking the place of a standard air horn to signal the end of periods. (Inside Carolina)

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 Tickets

UNC vs. Louisville
Sat, Sep 9, TBD Tickets

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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