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Riders' Darian Durant lends a hand at fundraiser for sick babies

Injured Saskatchewan Roughriders quarterback Darian Durant was on hand at a charity event in Saskatoon to help a pair of twin baby girls struggling with a rare disease. Durant appeared at a fundraiser at the Rock Creek pub in Stonebridge. The event was held for Addison and Emma Surine, a pair of six-month-old twins who suffer from Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). (News Talk 650 CKOM)

Hard work pays off for UNC football player Bug Howard

From the final whistle of 2014, through the spring and summer, UNC wide receiver Bug Howard worked. Thursday night, in UNC’s 17-13 loss against South Carolina, a bigger, faster, better Howard displayed the fruits of that work. The junior played the best game of his career, snagging six passes for 114 yards to set new career highs and scoring the first touchdown of UNC’s season. (Daily Tar Heel)

Deafening crowd drowns UNC football's offensive line

UNC's entire offensive line struggled to communicate in the Tar Heels' 17-13 loss to South Carolina on Thursday. But in a neutral-site showdown in Charlotte, the Tar Heels were taken aback by the decidedly one-sided crowd. “(When) the crowd is supposed to be somewhat split, you don’t go in anticipating that it’s going to be one of the loudest games you’ve played in,” Jon Heck said. (Daily Tar Heel)

Larry Fedora Live: Talking Positives

After a game where the negatives of his team’s performance were the subject of many questions, North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora finally got a chance to accentuate the positives. Fedora held his second radio show of the season on Tuesday, giving high praise to his defense after a solid performance against South Carolina. (Inside Carolina)

Peyton Manning talked to Marquise Williams after loss

On Tuesday, North Carolina quarterback Marquise Williams revealed that he talked to legendary NFL quarterback Peyton Manning after UNC's 17-13 loss to South Carolina. In that game, Williams threw three interceptions, two in the redzone. Williams has worked at The Manning Passing Academy as a counselor. His relationship with Manning extends beyond the Xs and Os of football. (Carolina Blue)

Video: Littrell, Williams, Peterson Tuesday Post-Practice Interviews

North Carolina assistant head coach for offense Seth Littrell along with players Marquise Williams and Caleb Peterson speak with reporters after practice on Tuesday, September 8th, 2015. View Video...

ICTV: Marquise Williams on the Rebound

It's time for Marquise Williams to move on from his disappointing season opener. After calls from fellow quarterbacks - most notably NFL great Peyton Manning - he's ready to do so. "I had my days of just dwelling on my performance and I feel like I let the team down, but you just have to come out and you have to move on," he said. (Inside Carolina)

Bug Howard Elevates Play

On a night the North Carolina offense would like to forget, Bug Howard played a game to remember. In the Tar Heels’ season-opening loss to South Carolina in Charlotte, N.C., Howard caught six passes for 114 yards and UNC’s lone touchdown, and stood out along with Elijah Hood as one of the team’s offensive bright spots. (Inside Carolina)

Where was Hood at the end of UNC’s ill-fated last drive?

Why did Elijah Hood not touch the ball in the last red-zone sequence of North Carolina’s 17–13 season-opening loss to South Carolina? That question has been asked by many fans and commentators since Thursday, when Hood wasn’t given the chance to add to his 139-yard rushing total at the end of UNC’s ill-fated final drive. (Raleigh & Company)

UNC defense: "We have a long way to go. It's a long journey"

UNC forced punts, they got the ball back to the offense, and they allowed only three scores, 17 points, and just a couple of big plays. There was distinct, recognizable improvement. Players were in position. They played with energy and they played as a group. Still there is plenty of room for improvement for a group that is inexperienced in UNC's new defensive system. (Carolina Blue)

Aggies will face tougher test against Tar Heels

North Carolina A&T's next game is Saturday against North Carolina in Chapel Hill. It’s the first time A&T, which plays in the lower Football Championship Subdivision, will play the Tar Heels. Aggie quarterback Kwashaun Quick is 11-3 as a starter in his career, including 7-2 last season when he completed 58.2 percent of his passes for 1,418 yards and 13 touchdowns. (Greensboro News & Record)

Landon Turner Named ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week

ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week – Landon Turner, North Carolina.: A preseason All-America selection, Turner lived up to his billing with a standout performance in last Thursday’s 17-13 loss to South Carolina, posting a 90 percent grade and registering 10 knockdown blocks. The Tar Heels ran for 208 yards and averaged 6.5 yards per carry against the Gamecocks. (The ACC)

ACC Week 1 Power Rankings

9. North Carolina (0-1): There isn’t much justification for the Tar Heels to be sitting at 0-1 right now. North Carolina handed South Carolina the game in the opener. The silver lining is North Carolina played well enough to win, and maybe they will build on the positives rather than dwell on the loss. (ESPN.com)

Tim Scott signed to Dallas Cowboys' practice squad

Colonial Forge graduate and UNC standout Tim Scott has been added to the Dallas Cowboys’ practice squad. Scott, listed as a safety, signed with the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent. He was a four-year starter at UNC, leading the team with 72 tackles in his senior season. He made 13 tackles in the Cowboys’ four preseason games. (Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star)

ICTV: UNC Defense Encouraged, Not Satisfied

After much anticipation, UNC's revamped defense proved to be improved and effective during the matchup against South Carolina, allowing only 17 points. Senior linebacker Jeff Schoettmer said it's just the first step. "I was encouraged with what we did defensively, but like I said, we're not satisfied with anything," Schoettmer said. (Inside Carolina)

Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 21
NC State: 28
Fri, Nov 25 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
Fri, Dec 30, 2:00 ET CBS

Full UNC Football Schedule

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ACC Football Scoreboard
at Virginia Tech35
Live scores provided via data feed and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(19) Virginia Tech6-39-4
North Carolina5-38-4
(24) Pittsburgh5-38-4
Georgia Tech4-48-4

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(3) Clemson8-112-1
(16) Louisville7-19-3
(12) Florida State5-39-3
NC State3-56-6
Wake Forest3-56-6
Boston College2-66-6

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