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Darian Durant’s health key to Saskatchewan Roughriders resurgence in 2016

The last two years have taught Darian Durant to take nothing for granted. The veteran quarterback enters his 10th CFL season with the Saskatchewan Roughriders, who’ll open the campaign June 30 hosting the Toronto Argonauts. But the 2016 season is an important one for Durant after suffering season-ending injuries the last two years. (Canadian Press)

NFL will interview Julius Peppers, other players tied to Al-Jazeera America report on PEDs

Adolpho Birch, the NFL's senior vice president of labor policy and league affairs, wrote in a strongly worded letter to NFL Players Association counsel Heather McPhee – obtained Friday by USA TODAY Sports – that Green Bay Packers linebackers Julius Peppers and Clay Matthews and Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison all will be scheduled for interviews the day their respective camps open. (USA Today)

Broncos nose tackle Sylvester Williams sees opportunity to expand his role

When Sylvester Williams was told that the Broncos would not pick up his fifth-year option, the fourth-year veteran was not disheartened. Conversely, he took their reasoning constructively, and devoted himself to improving further and proving that he could become more dependable during the 2016 season. "I have to go out there and prove myself again," he said. (Denver Broncos)

Will Bengals center Russell Bodine have breakout season in year three?

The Bengals have had a loaded roster for years now but one of the few positions where media and fans agree they're weak is center. Russell Bodine, entering his third year in the NFL, has been a below average starter at best for Cincinnati since he was handed the job by default after the team traded up in the fourth round of the 2014 Draft to select him. (Cincy Jungle)

Criticisms of Bengals center Russell Bodine has his coach really peeved

If you see Cincinnati Bengals offensive line coach Paul Alexander around town, do him a favor, OK? Don't ask him about Russell Bodine. Alexander was trying to get his haircut recently at a popular downtown Cincinnati barber shop when he was jokingly harassed about starting Bodine at center. (ESPN.com)

Hendersonville's Eric Gash moves from field to front office

When Eric Gash (UNC '92) met members of the Hendersonville High football team Wednesday, he used a sports analogy to explain why he stepped down as coach on Tuesday to become the school’s athletic director and an assistant principal. “I told them my head coach, the principal, gave me another position,” said Gash. (Asheville Citizen-Times)

Expert Poll: Ranking the Best Towns in College Football

9. Chapel Hill, N.C.: Sure, the rolling North Carolina hills are gorgeous and the campus is exemplary, but the food! Chapel Hill prides itself on its farmers, chefs and Southern flavor. This town has a taste for everyone. Just stroll up and down Franklin Street for all of the above, music, movies and much more. It’s beautiful, it’s cultural and it’s uniquely American. (Athlon Sports)

UNC Football’s 10-Win Repeat Chances

In attempting to reconcile UNC’s 11-win season in 2015 with projections in the 8-win range for 2016, it’s important to understand the difficulty in winning 10 games in a season. Only seven elite programs have managed to average 10 wins over the past decade – Ohio State, Alabama, Oregon, Oklahoma, LSU, TCU and Boise State. Twenty-nine teams won 10 or more games in 2015. (Inside Carolina)

UNC boasts one of the top WR corps in college football

When UNC kicks off its 2016 campaign, there’s going to be a lot of “he’s still there?” commentary when it comes to the team’s receiving corps. The Tar Heels enter this fall with a veteran group of receivers made up of players who made their presence felt often over the last four years. Ryan Switzer, Mack Hollins and Bug Howard fill out the starting spots. (Today's U)

Video: ICTV Austin Proehl Interview (Pt.3)

Inside Carolina caches with North Carolina junior wide receiver Austin Proehl as he shares his thoughts during the summer. In this segment, Proehl discusses UNC's defensive players who have impressed him and the key to competing nationally. (Inside Carolina)

Elijah Hood, Ryan Switzer Named Athlon Sports All-Americans

North Carolina running back Elijah Hood and wide receiver/punt returner Ryan Switzer were named to the Athlon Sports 2016 College Football All-American Team on Wednesday. Hood was honored as a third-team All-American running back, while Switzer was named as a fourth-team specialist. (Athlon Sports)

Georgia and North Carolina Share A Long Football Rivalry

Georgia and UNC have met 30 times on the gridiron, with the Bulldogs holding a 16-12-2 advantage. The first game was played in Atlanta in 1895. Fifteen hundred fans witnessed the first forward pass in football history, when out of desperation, the ball was thrown by the Tar Heel quarterback instead of punted and caught by a UNC player for the game's lone score. (UGA Football Live)

Jonathan Cooper: Since breaking leg, things not where I wanted them to be

When New England Patriots offensive lineman Jonathan Cooper looks back on the first three years of his NFL career with the Arizona Cardinals, the turning point is obvious -- his broken leg sustained in the 2013 preseason months after he was selected No. 7 overall in the draft. “Things since I broke my leg haven’t quite been where I wanted them to be,” Cooper said. (ESPN.com)

UNC settles with former WR involved in alleged hazing incident

UNC has reached a settlement in a case involving the alleged hazing of former Tar Heels walk-on wide receiver Jackson Boyer. Boyer was involved in an alleged physical confrontation with teammates in the Chapel Hill hotel the team stayed in during preseason camp on Aug. 4, 2014. Boyer reportedly suffered a concussion in the alleged incident and received a $795,000 settlement from UNC. (Yahoo! Sports)

Georgia RB Nick Chubb says he'll be back for opener against UNC

Georgia running back Nick Chubb expects to be on the field when his team opens the 2016 season against North Carolina on Sept. 3. Chubb, who missed the last half of the 2015 season due to a torn PCL in his knee, has vowed to "be ready to play in Atlanta" on Labor Day Weekend. Despite Chubb's confidence, head coach Kirby Smart remains noncommittal. (The Score)

Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 38
Baylor: 49
Tue, Dec 29 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Georgia
Sat, Sep 3, 5:30 ET ESPN

UNC @ Illinois
Sat, Sep 10, 7:30 ET BTN

UNC vs. James Madison
Sat, Sep 17, 3:30 ET RSN

Full UNC Football Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(15) North Carolina8-111-3
Virginia Tech4-47-6
Georgia Tech1-73-9

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(2) Clemson9-014-1
(14) Florida State6-210-3
NC State3-57-6
Wake Forest1-73-9
Boston College0-83-9

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