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Brennan Williams makes his pro wrestling debut

Back in November, we ran a cover feature on former Houston Texans offensive lineman Brennan Williams, a three-year NFL player whose dreams of a football career had gone up in smoke thanks, in large part, to medical misfortune....As outlined in the story, Williams didn't wallow in despair, but instead made a hard left turn and decided to chase his ultimate dream of becoming a professional wrestler. (Houston Press)

UNC, NC State Football Still Looking For Their Lennie Rosenbluth

Larry Fedora is five years into rebuilding North Carolina and Dave Doeren four into his effort at N.C. State, but the state’s top high school talent still leave home to cross the border for more nationally prominent programs....But don’t blame Fedora and Doeren. The person to blame is Lennie Rosenbluth. (Today's U)

From dawn till dusk: Behind the scenes with UNC’s Larry Fedora on signing day

Larry Fedora walked into the Kenan Football Center in Chapel Hill about 6:20 on the morning of national signing day, as ready as he could be for one of the most hectic days of the college football off-season. He reached his office on the fourth floor, set down his bag and walked out to the balcony overlooking the field at Kenan Stadium. (Charlotte Observer)

Charlie Justice’s angel

Following his military obligation, Charlie and Sarah moved back to North Carolina and enrolled at UNC on Valentine’s Day, 1946. Since Charlie was eligible for the GI Bill, Sarah got his football scholarship, thus becoming the first female to attend Carolina on a football scholarship. In Chapel Hill, Charlie’s football heroics became legendary and Sarah was always in the stands cheering him on. (A View to Hugh)

Carolina Union Activities Board announces Chase Rice as Jubilee performer

Chase Rice said that Carolina can — and it did. The Carolina Union Activities Board announced today that Chase Rice, a former UNC linebacker and a Class of 2008 graduate, will be the performer at the 2016 Jubilee concert. The show will be held on April 16 in Carmichael Arena, the same day as the annual Spring Football Game. “We’re pretty excited,” said Merrick Osborne, president of CUAB. (Daily Tar Heel)

Steelers sign long snapper Greg Warren to a 1-year deal

Greg Warren is sticking with the . The club announced Friday it has signed the veteran long snapper to a one-year contract that will bring Warren back for a 12th season in 2016. Warren is one of four Steelers remaining from the team that won the Super Bowl after the 2005 season. Warren hasn't missed a game in six straight years. (USA Today)

Quinton Coples Released By Miami Dolphins

Quinton Coples, a 2012 first-round draft pick that the Miami Dolphins claimed off of waivers late last year, was released by Miami on Friday afternoon. Coples’ release was expected because the Dolphins weren't willing to pay the reserve pass rusher his $7.5 million fifth-year option, which would have become fully guaranteed if he were on the roster in March. (South Florida Sun-Sentinel)

Sixteen Tar Heels Recognized For Earning 4.0 GPAs In Fall

Sixteen UNC student-athletes finished the 2015 fall semester with perfect 4.0 grade point averages, earning A’s in each class. The group is spread among eight different teams and a wide range of majors. All will be recognized as members of the 4.0 Club at the annual Student-Athlete Academic Luncheon at the end of the spring semester. (GoHeels.com)

Tony Gonzalez: Time for Lions' Eric Ebron to make good

Tony Gonzalez doesn't know Eric Ebron, but watching the Detroit Lions tight end from afar, he can tell that there's something amiss. "I don’t know what goes on in that building, but usually when I see guys that are that talented and they’re not performing, that tells me something else is going on," Gonzalez, a 14-time Pro Bowl tight end and current CBS analyst, said. (Detroit Free Press)

Elijah Hood, Nick Weiler Earn Academic All-ACC Honors

North Carolina tailback Elijah Hood and place-kicker Nick Weiler have been named to the 2015 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Football Team, the league announced Wednesday. Hood, an information sciences major from Charlotte, N.C., is one of seven players named to the Academic All-ACC team who also earned first-team All-ACC honors. (GoHeels.com)

Video: UNC WR Transfer Jordan Cunningham

North Carolina football fans should keep an eye out for junior transfer receiver Jordan Cunningham to be an impact performer for the Tar Heels next fall. View Video...

ESPN Way-Too-Early Top 25 Post-Signing Day Rankings

18. North Carolina Tar Heels: UNC was able to keep defensive coordinator Gene Chizik and signed six defensive backs and two linebackers to help on that side of the ball. UNC will have to replace quarterback Marquise Williams, who accounted for 4,020 yards with 37 touchdowns in 2015. Backup Mitch Trubisky completed 85 percent of his passes with six touchdowns. (ESPN.com)

Sylvester Williams Doesn’t Need Credit

Sylvester Williams is a classic no-stats nose tackle. If he does his job, he comes away form the game with maybe one or two tackles and not much else, but his ability to take on multiple offensive linemen lets the team’s other defenders find openings to get to the cornerback. (New York Times)

Despite rash of retirements, no sign Julius Peppers is ready to call it quits

Players around the NFL are preparing farewell speeches or, in the case of Marshawn Lynch, cryptic retirement tweets. From Lynch to Calvin Johnson to Justin Tuck to Charles Woodson -- and likely Peyton Manning -- they’re saying goodbye left and right. Then there’s 36-year-old Julius Peppers? It's like his age has become part of his first name. (ESPN.com)

Natrone Means makes Super presentation to his former high school

On Friday, Natrone Means made a stop where his standout football career began. Means, who played in Super Bowl XXIX for the San Diego Chargers in 1995, presented to Central Cabarrus High School’s football team and cheerleaders an autographed football given to him by the NFL commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Super Bowl. (Concord Independent Tribune)

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Saturday 12:00 PM

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at #20 Louisville0
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at Georgia Tech0
Saturday 12:20 PM

Old Dominion0
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Boston College0
at #2 Clemson0
Saturday 3:30 PM

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Wake Forest0
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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(13) Virginia Tech0-03-0
(14) Miami0-01-0
Georgia Tech0-01-1
North Carolina0-11-2

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(2) Clemson1-03-0
Wake Forest1-03-0
(19) Louisville1-12-1
NC State0-02-1
(12) Florida State0-00-1
Boston College0-11-2

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