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Shaun Draughn Goes from Real Estate Salesman to Starting NFL Running Back

Shaun Draughn’s career was at a low point in 2013. The undrafted running back had just been released by the Baltimore Ravens. After already being let go by two other teams, Draughn began to consider life after football and turned to real estate, something he’d always been interested in. But more phone calls and tryouts from NFL teams allowed Draughn to put those plans on hold. (San Francisco 49ers)

N.C. State looks to recapture magic of last year's win over UNC

Penetration in the backfield. Pressuring the quarterback to throw off his rhythm. Tackle well in space and don't give up deep balls. That was the formula the N.C. State Wolfpack used a year ago in routing archrival North Carolina on its home field, 35-7. (Fayetteville Observer)

Gene Chizik Nominated For 2015 Broyles Award

UNC defensive coordinator Gene Chizik has been nominated for the 2015 Broyles Award, presented annually to the nation's top assistant coach. Chizik won the award while serving as the defensive coordinator at Auburn in 2004. No team in the country has improved as dramatically on defense as the Tar Heels, who are allowing nearly 20 fewer points and more than 113 fewer yards than last year. (GoHeels.com)

Fedora praises UNC's consistency, discusses rivalry

North Carolina's goal is to become state champs. UNC has beaten Duke and Wake Forest. A win over the rival Wolfpack would fulfill that goal. Even though the Coastal Division has been clinched, Larry Fedora doesn't worry about the Tar Heels preparing any differently or not being focused. It's a rivalry game and that can bring out the best in both teams. (Carolina Blue)

The official Week 13 rooting guide for North Carolina fans

It’s the final week of the regular season, and at No. 14, the Tar Heels certainly aren’t a lock for the playoff even if they win out. But as a conference champion with 12 straight wins, a UNC team that wins out would have a good case. So, with that in mind, which teams should UNC fans be rooting for this week? Here’s a quick guide, in descending order of importance. (ESPN.com)

#FeedTheRivalry, Feed the Food Bank

Rivalry week in the Triangle is in full swing as UNC visits N.C. State this Saturday at 3:30 p.m. (pipe down Duke fans, it’s football). In addition to providing you week-long coverage of this historic rivalry, the Sports Channel 8 team will be doing our part to help feed those in need in our community. (SportsChannel 8)

Looking back at UNC's 14-14 tie versus Virginia Tech in 1946

It was September 28, 1946 when VPI (now Virginia Tech) came into Chapel Hill to meet the Tar Heels in a game that opened the “Golden Era,” or “Charlie Justice Era” as some like to call it. Photographer Hugh Morton was on hand to document this historic game. UNC wingback Jim Camp, running Head Coach Carl Snavely’s famous reverse, accounted for 50 yards of offense during that Saturday encounter. (A View to Hugh)

How much is a win vs. No. 1 worth? Likely not enough for North Carolina

Is a win over No. 1 Clemson worth six spots in the final rankings? That could be the defining question of North Carolina’s playoff chances. The Tar Heels are ranked No. 14 in the latest College Football Playoff rankings, which still looks to be too far away to become a factor in the playoff race. For a second consecutive week, it looks as if it is Clemson or bust for the ACC. (ESPN.com)

Why committee's snub of Pittsburgh hurts North Carolina

The latest round of rankings from the College Football Playoff committee probably don’t mean a ton for No. 14 North Carolina or unranked Pittsburgh on the surface. If UNC wins out, it’s chances for a playoff bid as the ACC conference champ will provide a good debate. Where it is ranked right now is less important than what it does on the field this week. (ESPN.com)

Remembering Quincy Monk

Yesterday Quincy Omar Monk lost his battle with cancer. Words cannot express our sadness for the loss of Quincy, in times like these they are never enough, no matter how sincere or heartfelt. The tragedy of the loss grows larger for someone taken so quickly, so young (he was 36), leaving a young family behind. Our hearts go out to Lisa, his wife, and his children, Naomi and Aiden. (Inside Carolina)

Through the Years: Carolina-State rivalry filled with the unforgettable

Among the ACC’s original members, no two schools have gone longer without a championship than NC State and North Carolina. The Wolfpack has not captured a title since 1979. The Tar Heels’ championship drought is only one year shorter. But despite the paucity of ACC football titles, games between the two schools have given us some indelible moments. And memories. (WRAL Sports Fan)

UNC-NCSU Preview: Pack Hoping to Play Spoiler

No. 11 North Carolina will travel to Carter-Finley Stadium to close out its regular season slate on Saturday (3:30pm, ABC/ESPN2). N.C. State enters the game after ending a 2-4 skid with a 42-29 victory over Syracuse. State has competed closely against quality teams, and it’s a safe bet that the Pack will be highly motivated to spoil its rival’s College Football Playoff hopes. (Inside Carolina)

Larry Fedora Live: Building Leadership

It could be argued that North Carolina’s 10-1 record heading into the final week of the regular season wouldn’t exist without the leadership displayed by its seniors throughout the year. That’s a part of the team that has been implemented by the design of UNC head coach Larry Fedora and how he molds his future leaders at a young age. (Inside Carolina)

It’s okay, opposing linemen. Time can’t slow Packers’ Julius Peppers either.

B.J. Raji, the Green Bay Packers’ nose tackle, is six years younger and 50 pounds heavier than 35-year-old pass-rusher Julius Peppers. But Peppers, at 6-feet-7 at 287 pounds, used to spend his winter months at North Carolina as a walk-on forward for the Tar Heels. That was years ago, but here he was anyway, charging through the lane and trying to dunk on Raji. (Washington Post)

1984 UNC-NC State: Thrill on the Hill (video)

The Wolfpack of NC State traveled to Kenan Stadium on the campus of UNC to play the Tar Heels, October 20, 1984. The Tar Heels won 28-21. (Capitol Broadcasting Company)

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Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 23
Stanford: 25
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Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Cal
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UNC vs. Louisville
Sat, Sep 9, 12:00 ET Tickets

UNC @ Old Dominion
Sat, Sep 16, 3:30 ET

Full UNC Football Schedule

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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(16) Virginia Tech6-310-4
North Carolina5-38-5
(20) Miami5-39-4
Georgia Tech4-49-4

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

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