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No clear separation in UNC quarterback battle

With the way Larry Fedora operates the North Carolina football program, nobody will publicly know who the Tar Heels’ starting quarterback will be until sometime in late August or early September. In fact, the final answer as to who leads the UNC offense on the field may not ultimately be known until the unit takes the field at Cal on Labor Day weekend. (ACC Sports Journal)

Eagles' Mack Hollins excited to reunite with new wide receivers coach Gunter Brewer

The surface around Mack Hollins’ stall wasn’t slippery. And yet, two yellow caution signs were planted on each side of the wide receiver’s cubicle Tuesday. One read: “Freaks Only — Restricted Area — Freak 4 Life.” The signs belong to Gunter Brewer, the Eagles’ new receivers coach, and they predate his time with Hollins at the University of North Carolina. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Podcast: Tha Bug's Life 2018 - Week Two

Former North Carolina wide receiver and current Carolina Panthers wideout Bug Howard talks with host Chris L. Brown about his unique handshake with quarterback Cam Newton, gives loyal listeners a secret plan for a number change, and describes Bug Juice! (SoundCloud)

He was a NASCAR pit crew member and a ‘Survivor.’ Now Chase Rice is where he belongs.

Chase Rice is nothing if not tough. Before he was lighting up the country music charts, Rice was one of the final three contestants on 2010’s “Survivor: Nicaragua.” Before that, he was a linebacker for UNC, where injury derailed NFL aspirations and led him to Charlotte with a group of former college athletes recruited to work as crew members for NASCAR. (Charlotte Observer)

Mitchell Trubisky draws on offseason experience to master offense

In a sign of progress, Chicago Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky no longer watches film of the Kansas City Chiefs in order to comprehend the offensive scheme head coach Matt Nagy brought with him to Chicago. “Mitch is building his own library right now within the offense,” Nagy said on Wednesday. Trubisky’s library, however, is only partially built. (ESPN.com)

Eagles’ Mack Hollins again willing to work for bigger role

After averaging a TD every four catches at North Carolina, Mack Hollins’ lone pro touchdown was a 64-yarder from Carson Wentz in the Oct. 23 Monday Night Football victory over Washington. Hollins rode his bicycle to that game. He regularly bikes 15 minutes to practice — as he did Tuesday — and the Linc for games. He doesn’t have a car and won’t take his motorcycle. (Burlington County Times)

Audio: Shaun Draughn: UNC football standout hosting 2nd Celebrity Bowling Fundraiser on June 2

Shaun Draughn, a former standout running back at UNC and current NFL free agent who has played for the Redskins, Giants and 49ers, discusses the Draughn Family Foundation. Draughn also discusses the foundation's 2nd Annual Celebrity Bowling Fundraiser. Scheduled guests include Phil Ford, Todd Gurley and the newest Carolina Panther, Torrey Smith. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Twenty-One UNC Sports Exceed APR National Average

The UNC men's basketball team registered its fourth consecutive 1000 in the NCAA's Academic Progress Rate and the football team improved its score in the APR for the fourth consecutive year. The NCAA released APR scores Wednesday for 2016-17 and four-year ratings for all sports. Every one of UNC's 28 teams had a score of at least 960 in the four-year rating. (GoHeels.com)

Athlon Sports' 2018 Preseason All-ACC Football Team

It's time to recognize the top football players in the Atlantic Coast Conference with a release of first, second, third and fourth all-conference teams for 2018. North Carolina: Anthony Ratliff-Williams, 1st Team Kick Returner, 3rd Team All-Purpose Offense; Malik Carney, 3rd Team Defensive Line; Cole Holcomb, 3rd Team Linebacker; Charlie Heck, 4th Team Offensive Line; (Athlon Sports)

Could Mitch Trubisky Become a Star?

Could Mitch Trubisky have a breakout season in 2018? Trubisky came into the NFL as the No. 2 overall pick by the Chicago Bears. He started 12 games in his first year in the league and led the team to a 4-8 record in those games. He threw for 2,100 yards and 7 touchdowns to 7 interceptions. But there is reason to hope that Trubisky could emerge as a star. (Chapelboro.com)

Dre Bly Takes Picture with Dean Smith's Son

The Carolina family connects sports and generations and all walks of life. Former UNC cornerback Dre Bly, one of the best Tar Heel football players ever, recently posted a photo of himself with Scott Smith, the son of legendary UNC basketball coach Dean Smith. The image connected Carolina football with basketball and two of the very best to ever do it in college athletics. (Inside Carolina)

ACC Offenses on the Rebound

The winner of North Carolina's quarterback battle will have another offseason under their belt and several blue-chip receivers to throw to. Assuming he enrolls at UNC, wide receiver Jordyn Adams is a name for Tar Heel fans to get excited about. However, Adams is also a top baseball prospect and could get selected early in June’s MLB Draft. (Chapelboro.com)

Podcast: ACC Baseball, Coby White, Leaky Black, Dre Bly, and More

Greg Barnes and Ross Martin of Inside Carolina join host Tommy Ashley to break down the upcoming ACC Baseball Tournament and North Carolina's No. 1 seed. The second half of the show hits on Ross' time spent with UNC basketball signees Coby White and Rechon Black, as well as former UNC DB Dre Bly and the best UNC defensive players in recent memory. (Audioboom)

Bengals Give Back: Giovani Bernard's School in Haiti

Giovani Bernard’s endless dance card of moves has provided the Bengals offense with plenty of electricity since he arrived five years ago. But there’s one place he’s electrified where they really have no idea who he is. Bernard figures the good people in the ancestral corner of his Haitian hometown of Tabarre know him only as “The Electricity Guy,” and "The Water Guy." (Cincinnati Bengals)

Charlotte's Dorn brothers have unbreakable bond despite rival schools

Torin and Myles Dorn are quite the team. They are brothers, playing two different sports, with an unbreakable bond. In the weight room at their alma mater, Vance High School, the Dorn brothers are preparing for their next individual chapters. Torin Dorn is a guard on North Carolina State’s basketball team, while Myles Dorn is a junior safety on UNC's football team. (WSOC)

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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(13) Miami7-210-3
(24) Virginia Tech5-39-4
Georgia Tech4-45-6
Pittsburgh3-55-7
Virginia3-56-7
Duke3-57-6
North Carolina1-73-9

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(4) Clemson8-112-2
(23) NC State6-29-4
Wake Forest4-48-5
Boston College4-47-6
Louisville4-48-5
Florida State3-57-6
Syracuse2-64-8


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