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12 college running backs to watch in 2016

Elijah Hood, North Carolina Hood was the featured back for the Tar Heels in 2015. He ran for the third-most yards in the ACC behind Cook and Gallman. He scored the 12th-most touchdowns in college football last season. (WCNC)

Quarterback Darian Durant on cusp of CFL century mark for starts

Friday’s game marks the 100th CFL regular-season start for Riders quarterback Darian Durant. Since making his CFL debut on July 12, 2008, Durant has a record of 54-44-1. He’s the 25th quarterback in CFL history to reach the milestone. Durant’s career includes Grey Cup appearances in 2009, 2010 and 2013. The 33-year-old quarterback won it all in 2013. (Regina Leader-Post)

Tar Heels' Hood aims to fix mistakes, build off huge season

Elijah Hood ran the ball with a tackler-punishing ferocity to put together one of the best statistical seasons in North Carolina history and make him one of the Atlantic Coast Conference's elite runners. Yet Hood is thinking as much about all the little mistakes he saw on his game film, the ones he's determined to correct this fall to have an even bigger season. (Associated Press)

Saskatchewan Roughriders QB Darian Durant to play his 100th CFL game in Edmonton Friday

Durant is here to start his 100th CFL game to move into a tie with Condredge Holloway for 24th place in that category, four back of Jerry Keeling in 23rd. “That means something to me. It’s a great accomplishment. We all know that the career span for football players is not that long. There are no guarantees in this game. The past couple of years have shown that with my injuries." (Edmonton Sun)

Larry Fedora On Dodd Trophy Coach Of The Year Watch List

North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora was named to the preseason watch list for the 2016 Dodd Trophy, announced Friday by the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Foundation and Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl today. Fedora, who led the Tar Heels to an 11-3 mark and an ACC Coastal Division title in 2015, is listed among 24 of the nation’s top college football coaches. (GoHeels.com)

How Larry Fedora is changing the culture at North Carolina

In years past, North Carolina fans have not had the most to cheer about in terms of football success. It is widely known that North Carolina is a basketball school, boasting five national championships and calling the greatest player of all time one of their alumni. However, one man is on a mission to change that. Enter Larry Fedora. (Tar Heel Blog)

Meet The Heels Set For Saturday, Aug. 6

The 2016 North Carolina football team will host the annual "Meet the Heels" day on Saturday, August 6, at the Eddie Smith Field House from 4-6 p.m. Additional information regarding the Carolina Kids Club event, and other details about parking, concessions and activities will be available in the next few weeks. (GoHeels.com)

Jon Heck On Outland Trophy Watch List

North Carolina right tackle Jon Heck was among the 70 standout interior linemen represented on the 2016 Outland Trophy Watch List, announced Friday by The Football Writers Association of America. Heck returns as a starter for a fourth consecutive season. Last season, he was named to the All-ACC second team by both ACSMA and the league’s coaches. (GoHeels.com)

Saskatchewan Roughriders quarterback Darian Durant welcomes the soreness after season opener

Darian Durant’s gait was somewhat laboured near the end of the Saskatchewan Roughriders’ regular-season opener, but that is not a cause for alarm. “I was limping,” Durant confirmed Monday after the Roughriders practised on Taylor Field. “I was a little sore, but that just comes with the game. I’ll be good, for sure.” (Regina Leader-Post)

Georgia tailback Sony Michel expected to miss 6-8 weeks

Georgia tailback Sony Michel had surgery this week for a broken left forearm and it's unclear if he'll be ready for the Sept. 3 opener against North Carolina. He is expected to be out six to eight weeks. Michel became the starter last year after a season-ending knee injury to Nick Chubb,who has yet to be cleared to practice. (Associated Press)

Quinton Coples to host annual Community Weekend in Kinston

Los Angeles Rams defensive end Quinton Coples will host his 5th Annual Community Weekend in Kinston. Coples, originally a first-round draft pick out of UNC, joined the Rams in March. On Saturday, Coples will welcome hundreds of kids for a football camp at Kinston High School. The evening will be capped off by a City Rivalry basketball tournament at Kinston High School. (WNCT)

North Carolina has huge opportunity in opener vs. Georgia

The opportunity is upon the Tar Heels to show that they can beat a marquee team or two while they try to take the next step with their program. There is no better time to prove it than the season opener against Georgia in Atlanta. Especially now. Georgia is facing major uncertainty at running back -- the position that should be its strongest on offense. (ESPN.com)

Where Are They Now: Dwight Hollier

Dwight Hollier is one of the select few who have seen pro football from both sides – first as a player with the Miami Dolphins and now as an NFL executive. And he will be the first to tell you how fortunate he has been. As a player, Hollier was a versatile linebacker for the Dolphins for eight years, starting in 1992 when he was drafted by Miami out of North Carolina. (Miami Dolphins)

2016 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game Officially Sold Out

When No. 13 Georgia and No. 19 North Carolina meet for the first time in more than 40 years in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, it will be in front of a sold out crowd. Peach Bowl, Inc. and university officials today announced that both teams have sold through their allotments and that no tickets remain for public sale. (Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game)

ACC Academic Honor Roll Includes All-Time High From UNC

An all-time high 356 UNC student-athletes have been named to the 2015-16 ACC Academic Honor Roll, announced Thursday. The ACC Academic Honor Roll recognizes student-athletes who participated in a varsity-level sport and registered a grade point average of 3.0 or better for the full academic year. (GoHeels.com)

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Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 7
Virginia Tech: 59
Sat, Oct 21 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Miami
Sat, Oct 28, 12:00 ET ABC/ESPN/2 Tickets

UNC @ Pittsburgh
Thu, Nov 9, 7:30 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC vs. Western Carolina
Sat, Nov 18, TBD Tickets

Full UNC Football Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Football Scoreboard
at Florida State28

at Duke17

Boston College41
at Virginia10

at #7 Miami27

North Carolina7
at #14 Virginia Tech59

Wake Forest24
at Georgia Tech38

Scores provided by a third-party and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(8) Miami4-06-0
Georgia Tech3-14-2
(14) Virginia Tech2-16-1
North Carolina0-51-7

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(16) NC State4-06-1
(7) Clemson4-16-1
Boston College2-34-4
Florida State2-32-4
Wake Forest1-34-3

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