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Extra Points: Batter Up

Subscribing to the dictum that “Chance favors the prepared mind,” Shakeel Rashad and Joey Mangili staged a reconnaissance mission Wednesday at the Anderson Softball Stadium in Chapel Hill. Their team, the Kamikaze Cheesecake Assassins, would be competing against seven other squads of Tar Heel football players in the Home Run Derby chapter of the Summer Team Challenge Series. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Finishes 5th in Learfield Sports Directors' Cup

After finishing out of the top ten last season when UNC failed to win a title conference or national, the Tar Heel athletic program has rebounded for a 5th place finish in the 2014-15 Learfield Sports Directors' Cup. UNC's fifth place finish is an ACC best with Virginia and its league first three NCAA titles in one season just behind the Heels in 6th. (Tar Heel Blog)

Top Five Wide Receivers in UNC History

No. 1: Hakeem Nicks (2006-2008) Arguably the most famous wide receiver in Tar Heel history, he also remains one of the most productive ever. The Super Bowl champion holds the all time school record for receptions with 181. (Carolina Blue)

Athlon Sports Names Landon Turner Second Team All-America

The 2015 college football season is just around the corner, and it’s time to honor the best of the best for the upcoming year. Athlon Sports released its 2015 all-conference teams earlier this offseason, and now the focus shifts to the All-America team where UNC guard Landon Turner was named to the second team. (Athlon Sports)

Falcons hope T.J. Yates stacks up with NFC South backup quarterbacks

T.J. Yates, 28, started five games with the Houston Texans in 2011 while replacing the injured Matt Schaub. He even won a playoff game. Although the Falcons considered Schaub in free agency this offseason, Falcons coach Dan Quinn expressed confidence in Yates. "T.J. is one that we also challenged, although he has familiarity with the offense with his background at Houston," Quinn said. (ESPN.com)

Extra Points: Freak Out

Carolina’s football coaches were sitting around the meeting table in early February 2012 talking about plans for their recruiting event scheduled around the Tar Heels vs. Duke basketball game in a few days. The topic turned to their June camp schedule and what they might do to spice up and spruce up a one-day camp built around inviting the elite rising junior and senior players on their recruiting list to Chapel Hill. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Football Coundown to Kickoff: Receivers Preview

North Carolina's receivers come off a year where production was spread throughout the corps, servicing Marquise Williams with 4 receivers hauling in 40+ catches for 450+ yards each. Assuming the production increases and the big-yardage plays come from more than just Mack Hollins, this group has the ability to be one of the best in the ACC. (Keeping It Heel)

Film Room: Shakeel Rashad

The Inside Carolina staff convened to review and discuss the film from UNC's final spring football scrimmage. In this segment, beat writer Greg Barnes and Xs and Os analyst Jason Staples discuss a play by senior linebacker Shakeel Rashad. (Inside Carolina)

Hakeem Nicks donates cleats to high school alma mater's football program

Former Independence receiver Hakeem Nick donates cleats to Patriot football program Hakeem Nicks sent a care package to his Alma Matter, a gift that will go a long way in helping the Patriots look good on the field this season. Nicks, a former Independence High star receiver and current member of the Tennessee Titans, shipped 100 pairs of brand new cleats to his school on June 17. (Mint Hill Times)

Five UNC Football Records That Will Never Be Broken

There are records in sports that are so incredible they will never be broken. Wilt Chamberlin’s 100 point game. The Boston Celtics winning eight straight NBA championships. Cal Ripken Jr.’s consecutive game streak. Like many teams, UNC Football has produced a number of milestones that will remain in the record book for years to come. (Carolina Blue)

Interview with Chase Rice

With that in mind, one would easily jump to the conclusion that country singer Chase Rice was hoping to kickstart his career when he appeared on 2010's "Survivor: Nicaragua." Even though he made it to the finale and narrowly lost to winner Jud Birza in the closest jury vote (5-4) in the show's history, Rice is hesitant to answer questions about his tenure on the show. (Sioux Falls Argus Leader)

Video: 2015 UNC Football - Big Hits Compilation

A video compilation of some of the biggest hits in Tar Heel Football history set to music to get you hyped for the upcoming 2015 season. View Video...

Quinton Coples Wears Many Hats

Versatility is a big weapon in Quinton Coples' arsenal. And actually, I think that's hurt him in some fans' eyes because he's never been turned loose for a prolonged period as a pass rusher. But that's OK with Q. Just tell him what you want him to do. "I'm 'zero to free safety,' " he said of his position, zero being zero-technique, head-up on the center. (New York Jets)

Eric Ebron's confidence could help him in second year with Lions

Eric Ebron channeled Muhammad Ali. One of the greatest talkers and most loquacious athletes in sports history, "I'm a bad man." In explaining why he'll be a better player in his second season, Ebron mentioned his own confidence. And he said he was trying to revert back to how he felt in college at North Carolina, when he knew who he was and would not let anyone change that. (ESPN.com)

Video: Fedora's Freakshow 12

Gear up for Larry Fedora's upcoming "Freakshow" football camp for elite recruits in today's preview video installment featuring even more classic Tar Heel Football highlights: View Video...

Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 37
Pittsburgh: 36
Sat, Sep 24 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Florida State
Sat, Oct 1, 3:30 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC vs. Virginia Tech
Sat, Oct 8, TBD Tickets

UNC @ Miami
Sat, Oct 15, TBD

Full UNC Football Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Football Scoreboard
at Georgia Tech7
Florida State55
at South Florida35
East Carolina17
at Virginia Tech54
Central Michigan35
at Virginia49
at Connecticut24
at Boston College42
at Notre Dame35
at North Carolina37
Wake Forest33
at Indiana28
at Marshall28
Live scores provided via data feed and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(30) Virginia Tech1-03-1
(32) North Carolina1-03-1
Georgia Tech1-13-1
(14) Miami0-03-0

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(3) Louisville2-04-0
(5) Clemson1-04-0
(38) Wake Forest1-04-0
NC State0-02-1
(12) Florida State0-13-1
Boston College0-22-2

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