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Could October Be a Breakthrough Month for UNC?

For the first time in the Larry Fedora era, North Carolina holds a winning record after the first three games of the season, and the Tar Heels will likely pick up another victory when they face FCS opponent Delaware on Saturday. Assuming UNC gets the win over the Fightin’ Blue Hens, the team will wrap up September with a 3-1 mark and will have three non-conference wins for the first time since 2012. (Today's U)

Ryan Switzer forges bond with 3-year-old survivor of brain surgery (video)

UNC receiver Ryan Switzer gives friend Mollie Jean Wade, a 3-year-old who underwent brain surgery last March, and her family a tour of the North Carolina Tar Heels' athletic facilities. (FOX Sports)

UNC uniforms set for Delaware

North Carolina is holding a "white-out" for Saturday's matchup against Delaware. In accordance with that theme, the UNC football team is going with all white uniforms for the 12:30 game. White pants, white jersey, and white helmet. Of course the uniforms will have the normal Carolina blue accents and the new argyle addition. (Carolina Blue)

Fundraiser Saturday for Quincy Monk

A “One Team One Dream” Fundraiser will be held Saturday to assist Tar Heel Quincy Monk (1998-2001) in his battle with cancer. Quincy was diagnosed with aggressive adenocarcinoma this summer and has made good progress in his recovery. He has been released from Duke Cancer Center and wife Lisa reports his “levels are fantastic” and his doctor is “thrilled.” (UNC Lettermen)

Now retired, Woody Durham could remain anonymous — until he opens his mouth

Woody Durham could remain anonymous — until he opened his mouth. Inevitably, someone would recognize his voice. “It happened enough that I kind of got used to it,” he says. For 40 years, Durham was the radio play-by-play man for the Tar Heels, calling nearly every football and basketball game until his retirement in 2011. “People still come up to me and say, ‘Woody, I miss that voice.’” (Our State Magazine)

UNC-Delaware Preview: Blue Hens Running

The Blue Hens enter their first-ever matchup with UNC looking to avoid a third loss in four games after losing a heartbreaker to FCS No. 6 Villanova. Delaware is coached by former North Carolina assistant coach Dave Brock, who was part of John Bunting’s staff in 2005 and 2006. Brock took over Delaware in 2013 and has built a 14-13 overall record. (Inside Carolina)

Turner's Take: Super Tuesdays

A quote from Sun Tzu’s The Art of War, “Every battle is one or lost before it is ever fought,” adorned Tar Heel football workout shirts four years ago. Though perhaps an oversimplification, the statement’s central message, that preparation is the key to victory, rings true. For the Tar Heel football team, that means practicing with purpose during the week to win the battle on Saturday. (GoHeels.com)

Delaware ‘fired up’ for North Carolina

Saturday’s 12:30 p.m. game with North Carolina at Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hill may not be particularly advantageous for a developing team. Of the 50 Blue Hens who saw action in last Saturday’s 28-21 loss at Villanova, 32 were freshmen and sophomores, including 13 starters. Yet, because it’s their chance to play a major-conference foe in a big-time setting, players relish the opportunity. (Delaware News Journal)

UNC freshmen discuss early opportunites

Andre Smith, Mike Hughes, and Ty'Son Williams have all seen substantial minutes for UNC this year. Smith and Williams arrived on campus in January and Hughes followed in May for the first summer session. Smith has played the biggest role in all three games. The 6-foot-0, 235-pound Jacksonville native has registered 10 tackles and been a key part of UNC's linebacker group. (Carolina Blue)

Blue Hens prepare for tough task at North Carolina

Saturday's game will be a bit of a homecoming for third-year Hens coach Dave Brock. Brock spent the 2005-6 seasons as part of the Tar Heels' coaching staff. “I loved working at the University of North Carolina, I loved Chapel Hill,” he said. “The people that were there when I was there were awesome people. They were fantastic to me, fantastic to my family. I have great memories of being there.” (Cecil Whig)

UNC Defense Bending But Not Breaking

The “bend-but-don’t-break” defensive approach has long been scrutinized. Regardless of the criticism, the philosophy works. Through three games, UNC ranks seventh nationally in red zone defense (62.5%) and 32nd in red zone touchdown percentage (4-of-8; 50%). As a result, the Tar Heels rank 19th nationally in scoring defense, allowing 15 points per game. (Inside Carolina)

White Out Game Set For Saturday

North Carolina will host its annual "White Out" game on Saturday, Sept. 26 at Kenan Stadium when the Tar Heels take on Delaware. Fans are encouraged to wear white at the game. Official “White Out” t-shirts can be purchased at Chapel Hill Sportswear on Franklin Street or in Kenan Stadium on Saturday. (GoHeels.com)

Fedora, Chizik discuss defense

Larry Fedora on linebacker Andre Smith: "He was with us during the spring and he was able to pick up the defense very quickly. Part of that was probably that he was learning from scratch just like everyone else so he didn’t know any different. He’s done a really nice job. He’s very physical. He’s proven that he is one of the top three linebackers on the team." (Carolina Blue)

Tar Heels Present Big Challenge For Delaware

The Delaware Blue Hens will step up a level this week as they take to the road to visit the University of North Carolina down in Chapel Hill. Delaware is 1-2 on the season after losing a heartbreaker on the Main Line to rival Villanova this past weekend, 28-21. The game was close throughout and the Blue Hens actually led in the fourth quarter, but Villanova scored two late touchdowns to grab the win. (CBS Philly)

Giovani Bernard tops list of satellite backs

Giovani Bernard is getting recognized for his talents on the field. It is not the normal running back rankings he leads, it is the special ability to create open space that has people taking notice. (Cincy Jungle)

Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 23
Stanford: 25
Fri, Dec 30 Box Score

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
Pittsburgh5-38-5
Georgia Tech4-49-4
Virginia1-72-10
Duke1-74-8

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(1) Clemson8-114-1
(21) Louisville7-19-4
(8) Florida State5-310-3
NC State3-57-6
Wake Forest3-57-6
Syracuse2-64-8
Boston College2-67-6

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