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Detroit Lions' Eric Ebron moving pretty well after ankle injury scare

Eric Ebron walked out of the Detroit Lions' training facility about a half-hour into Monday's practice with only a slight limp in his step. Neither coach Jim Caldwell nor general manager Bob Quinn provided any insight into Ebron's injury or his timetable for return. Ebron, who hurt his right ankle -- not his Achilles -- remains the Lions' clear-cut best player at tight end. (Detroit Free Press)

ICTV: Lucas Crowley Interview

North Carolina senior center Lucas Crowley was a stalwart on last season's offensive line that was named a Joe Moore Award semifinalist, an award that recognizes the best offensive line play in the country. Crowley shared his thoughts on the possibility of improving over last season. (Inside Carolina)

Team chemistry helping build Trubisky's confidence

Mitch Trubisky learned a lot sitting behind former North Carolina quarterback Marquise Williams, but one lesson stands out — play confidently. The redshirt junior's confidence goes way beyond his own play though; it radiates from his teammates. "I have a lot of confidence in my teammates and they have a lot of confidence in me," Trubisky said. (Carolina Blue)

Video: Tom Sheldon - UNC's New Australian Punter Training Down Under

North Carolina's newest punter, 27-year-old freshman Tom Sheldon from Australia, shows off his leg in this training video courtesy of Prokick Australia. View Video...

Saints pull the plug on Hakeem Nicks experiment

It’s not a good week for veteran receivers trying for one more chance in the NFC South. The same day Lance Moore retired from the Falcons, Hakeem Nicks was cut by the Saints. Coach Sean Payton announced the move after practice. Nicks’ comeback bid didn’t even make two weeks, as the Saints apparently didn’t see enough from him to continue. (NBC Sports)

UNC Offensive Lineman Lucas Crowley Q&A

CarolinaBlue spoke with UNC's starting senior center Lucas Crowley on Saturday, discussing the opening at right guard, the benefit of experience on the offensive line, and young players standing out. What's the real benefit of having so much experience and familiarity on the offensive line? "Everybody makes each other's job easier. Communication is key." (Carolina Blue)

Larry Fedora Preseason Media Day Quotes

Larry Fedora addressed the media on Saturday. Among the topics breached were offensive expectations, roster numbers, team chemistry, and physicality. On scholarship numbers and program building: "We are probably one class away --- the 2017 class getting in here --- before we will get back to full scholarships. I think we have a very solid foundation." (Carolina Blue)

‘Thunder from Down Under’ could kick-start UNC’s punting game

North Carolina’s 27-year-old freshman punter calls teammates “mates,” and he might kick-start one of the Tar Heels’ weaknesses. A year after UNC finished next-to-last in the ACC and 95th in FBS in net punting at 35.9 yards per punt, Tom Sheldon — otherwise known as the “Thunder from Down Under” — may provide some help. (Raleigh & Company)

Video: 2016 UNC Football Media Day

Join Taylor Vippolis as he talks to North Carolina's football players at Media Day in Kenan Stadium on Saturday. View Video...

Video: UNC Football - Meet The Heels

The annual "Meet The Heels" event took place with Carolina football on Saturday, August 6th and featured autograph sessions with the UNC football team and the men's soccer team, bounce castles, food trucks, and photo opportunities with Rameses and RJ. View Video...

LB Andre Smith Calling UNC's Defensive Shots

Andre Smith’s ascension to UNC’s starting middle linebacker role has been 20 months in the making. Logic might suggest there is reason for concern at the center of Gene Chizik’s second defensive unit in Chapel Hill. Gone is veteran signal caller Jeff Schoettmer. His replacement is a true sophomore, although Smith dismisses the youth tag. (Inside Carolina)

USA Today college football 2016 ACC preview

Games of the year: North Carolina vs. Georgia (in Atlanta), Sept. 3. UNC will still have its doubters, though any pundits sitting on the fence will jump on the bandwagon should the Tar Heels pull off the upset in Georgia’s backyard. Top newcomers: UNC DB Myles Dorn. An already impressive defensive backfield adds another talented piece in the four-star prospect. (USA Today)

Andre Smith to lead, answer questions for UNC at linebacker

With former UNC linebackers Shakeel Rashad and Jeff Schoettmer now competing for NFL roster spots, the attention turns to a new group of Tar Heel linebackers. While questions remain until the players can prove what they can do, the unit is confident in stepping in and taking over. One name to watch is sophomore middle linebacker Andre Smith. (Carolina Blue)

College Football's 2016 All-Name Team: The most interesting names on campus

It’s time to finally unveil the list we’ve all been waiting for: College football’s 2016 All-Name Team. Here are the most apt, creative and wackiest FBS player names we will cherish all fall: Jay Jay McCargo, OL, UNC; Edgar Allen Poe, WR, Army; Lion King, DL, Eastern Michigan; Dee Liner, DL, Arkansas State; Chris Blewitt, K, Pitt. (Athlon Sports)

ICTV: M.J. Stewart Interview

The 2015 All-ACC second team member (ACSMA) and All-ACC honorable mention (Coaches) M.J. Stewart finished last season with 18 passes defended, 14 pass breakups, 62 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, one sack, one forced fumble, and four interception. The Arlington, Virginia native shared his thoughts with Inside Carolina. (Inside Carolina)

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Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 65
Western Carolina: 10
Sat, Nov 18 Box Score

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ACC Football Scoreboard
#2 Miami0
at Pittsburgh0
Friday 12:00 PM

#25 Virginia Tech0
at Virginia0
Friday 8:00 PM

#7 Georgia0
at Georgia Tech0
Saturday 12:00 PM

Florida State0
at Florida0
Saturday 12:00 PM

at Kentucky0
Saturday 12:00 PM

Boston College0
at Syracuse0
Saturday 12:20 PM

at Wake Forest0
Saturday 12:30 PM

North Carolina0
at NC State0
Saturday 3:30 PM

#3 Clemson0
at South Carolina0
Saturday 7:30 PM

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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(2) Miami7-010-0
(24) Virginia Tech4-38-3
Georgia Tech4-45-5
North Carolina1-63-8

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(4) Clemson7-110-1
NC State5-27-4
Wake Forest4-37-4
Boston College3-46-5
Florida State3-54-6

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