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Darian Durant, Roughriders QB, out for season

Darian Durant who missed a key portion of last year's season with the Saskatchewan Roughriders was forced to leave the Blue Bombers-Roughriders game Saturday with an Achilles injury. Durant came up limping after a passing attempt in the second quarter. He seemed to favour his leg and knelt down before the Roughrider medical team came out onto the field. (CBC)

Kevin Reddick hosting his second annual football camp in New Bern

Kevin Reddick wants to give youngsters hope. When he was their age, the former New Bern High football star had aspirations to play in the NFL. Now playing for the Carolina Panthers, Reddick enjoys encouraging the youth. Reddick, for the second straight summer, will host his “Kevin Reddick Defense and Combine Training Camp” for kids between the ages of 6-18. (New Bern Sun Journal)

A Decade of Darian: Durant to begin 10th season with Saskatchewan Roughriders

Darian Durant's tenure has reached 10 years. The Saskatchewan Roughriders quarterback is poised to begin his 10th regular season with the CFL team - and his seventh as the unrivalled starter. "It's amazing,' marvels Durant, who turns 33 on Aug. 19. "Time absolutely flies. I can remember 2006, when I first got here, like it was yesterday." (Saskatoon StarPhoenix)

Top Five UNC Football Game Day Traditions

Saturdays in the fall mean one thing for Tar Heel Fans: North Carolina football. Kenan Stadium is beneath towering pine trees --encompassed by beautiful Carolina Blue skies, smells of delicious game day food, and a rich history of more than 100 years of Carolina football. In a place where fans can enjoy a game with 60,000 of their Tar Heel football best friends, UNC football traditions provide the perfect environment for supporting the Heels. (Carolina Blue)

Darian Durant reflects on tragedy in South Carolina

Saskatchewan Roughriders quarterback Darian Durant may be in the spotlight as the CFL season begins, but the South Carolina product doesn't forget his roots. His home state is the focus of many headlines since nine black people were killed by a white shooter at a historic Charleston church on June 17. For Durant, emotions about the Charleston massacre and every day life in that state are very real. (News Talk 980 CJME)

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)

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
Miami0
at Georgia Tech0
SAT, OCT 1 12:00 PM ET
Notre Dame0
at Syracuse0
SAT, OCT 1 12:00 PM ET
Virginia0
at Duke0
SAT, OCT 1 12:30 PM ET
Buffalo0
at Boston College0
SAT, OCT 1 1:00 PM ET
North Carolina0
at Florida State0
SAT, OCT 1 3:30 PM ET
Wake Forest0
at NC State0
SAT, OCT 1 3:30 PM ET
Marshall0
at Pittsburgh0
SAT, OCT 1 7:30 PM ET
Louisville0
at Clemson0
SAT, OCT 1 8:00 PM ET
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
Virginia0-01-3
Duke0-12-2
Pittsburgh0-12-2

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(3) Louisville2-04-0
(5) Clemson1-04-0
(38) Wake Forest1-04-0
NC State0-02-1
(12) Florida State0-13-1
Syracuse0-12-2
Boston College0-22-2

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