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UNC defensive back Alex Dixon to transfer

North Carolina defensive back Alex Dixon has asked for a release and will transfer, Josh Newberg of 247Sports reports. Dixon, from Countryside High in Clearwater High, saw action in nearly every game, but was not a huge contributor. He had only three tackles during the 2014 season. Dixon has graduated from UNC and will have one year of eligibility remaining. (Carolina Blue)

Big payout for Carolinas Battle

South Carolina and North Carolina both will receive $3.2 million for opening the season against one another on Sept. 3 in the Belk College Kickoff at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. Gamecocks Athletics Director Ray Tanner confirmed the numbers during a University of South Carolina Board of Trustees meeting Thursday. (Carolina Blue)

Shadow of doubt will cloud UNC football, basketball seasons

It won’t be author John Feinstein's infamous "season on the brink," but the key revenue-producing programs at UNC are under a cloud in the wake of Thursday’s notice of allegations from the NCAA. The probe that began more than five years ago with the football team has swept up both basketball teams, and head coaches Roy Williams and Sylvia Hatchell are unlikely to have any resolution before their seasons begin in November. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Jonathan Cooper looks to show Cardinals he was worth high pick

Jonathan Cooper knows this is his chance to show the Arizona Cardinals that he was worth being chosen as the No. 7 overall draft pick in 2013. So far, it's been a tough road for the former guard for UNC. After earning a starting spot in training camp, he broke his leg in a preseason game and missed his entire rookie season. He was back last year, but had a tough time regaining his old form. (Wilmington Star News)

Cloud remains for UNC football amid NCAA violations

The dark cloud that's been lingering over North Carolina's football program since July 2010 will apparently remain through and perhaps beyond the 2015 season. That's not good news for UNC coach Larry Fedora, who has already navigated the Tar Heels through the negative fallout from three years of NCAA sanctions. (Fayetteville Observer)

Bruce Carter ready to shine in Tampa

Bruce Carter only made one stop during his free agency. He didn’t jump around from city to city like many free agents do. He felt the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were the best fit. In the offseason, Carter signed a four-year, $20.5 million contract with the team in the offseason after playing four seasons with the Dallas Cowboys. (New Bern Sun Journal)

After 2 years lost to injuries, Jaguars tackle Brennan Williams close to 100 percent

NFL linemen weighing over 300 pounds don’t often show vulnerability. However, vulnerable is exactly how Jaguars offensive tackle Brennan Williams felt after the first practice of organized team activities on May 26. “I felt like a baby giraffe out there,” Williams said. “That was my first practice in about two years.” The 6-foot-6, 310-pound Williams has had a frustrating start to his NFL career. (Florida Times-Union)

Titans safety Da'Norris Searcy remembers his roots

New Titans safety Da'Norris Searcy hasn't forgotten his roots. All he has to do is look down at the towels hanging from his football pants, or in his locker. Searcy, who signed with the Titans in the offseason after playing the previous four seasons with the Bills, has gotten creative with the white towels provided by the team. (Nashville Tennessean)

Statements On NCAA Notice Of Allegations From Fedora, Hatchell, and Williams

Everyone who loves Carolina is truly saddened by these allegations. We aspire to and work toward meeting higher standards than the actions that warranted this notice. Our university and numerous outside groups have looked at every aspect of our academic and athletic life. As a result, Carolina has implemented scores of new processes and checks and balances that have undoubtedly made us a better university. Hopefully, we will never again receive such a notice. (GoHeels.com)

Long snapper Greg Warren key part of Steelers trivia

It’s a trivia question that one sports television network got wrong: How many players still on the Steelers roster have two Super Bowl rings, and who are they? Answer: Ben Roethlisberger (everyone gets that one), Heath Miller (and that one) and James Harrison (didn’t he retire?). That’s three. There are four. “According to ESPN, I’m not even one of those,” said Greg Warren. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Packers think there's more left in Julius Peppers' tank

In the NFL, the drop off can come quickly. Last year's playmaker can become this year's washed-up former star. The Green Bay Packers liked what Julius Peppers did last season at age 34, and they're banking on him being just as productive -- if not more so -- at age 35. It's why they brought him back for a second season despite an $8.5 million salary and another $1 million in bonuses. (ESPN.com)

Darian Durant ready for Saskatchewan Roughriders season

Darian Durant has declared his surgically repaired right elbow 100 per cent healthy. Mentally, however, Saskatchewan’s star quarterback has some catching up to do as the Roughriders opened training camp Sunday at Griffiths Stadium with Durant front and centre in the team’s offensive drills. (Metro Canada)

NCAA notice may parse UNC scandal as books vs. balls

The department secretary who masterminded the irregular classes at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill created the shoddy curriculum to help both general students and student-athletes alike, according to an investigation led by former federal prosecutor Kenneth Wainstein. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Art’s Angle: Why The Wait?

Maybe they’ve run out of Sharpies at UNC. You know, the thick black markers used when names and other private information are redacted from documents before they are released to the public. Why else would it be taking Carol Folt and Bubba Cunningham so long to release a “publishable” version of the NOA to the news media and public? (Chapelboro.com)

Ranking the ACC's Toughest College Football Schedules in 2015

13. North Carolina: South Carolina is the toughest opponent in the non-conference but that game will come in Charlotte. Crossover play with the Atlantic involves Wake Forest and at NC State — avoiding all three of the best teams in the division. Winnable games within the division with Miami, Virginia and Duke all come at home. Road trips to Georgia Tech, Pitt and Virginia Tech are the toughest games on the slate for Larry Fedora. (Athlon Sports)

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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