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Connor Barth Re-Signs With Chicago Bears

The Chicago Bears made a switch at kicker just before the start of the 2016 season when they swapped out Robbie Gould in favor of signing Connor Barth. If they make another last-minute switch this year, it looks like Barth will be the kicker sent packing. Barth has signed a one-year contract with the Bears, which includes $155,000 in guaranteed money. (NBC Sports)

Video: "Glitter Girl" cheers on the Tar Heels

Alex Koszeghy is a Tar Heel like no other. The UNC senior coats herself in Carolina blue glitter for nearly every home sporting event. But Koszeghy's reasoning for sparkling up goes far beyond her love for Carolina sports. The "Glitter Girl" rather embodies the importance of individuality and self-love. View Video...

Prodigal son, best athlete in Panthers history, future hall-of-famer: Julius Peppers is back

All hail Julius. At age 37, the prodigal son is coming home. Time to dig out that Julius Peppers jersey deep in your closet or else go find one at Goodwill for $5. The leading pass rusher in Carolina Panthers history is returning to the team he left rather messily seven years ago. Peppers had 7.5 sacks for Green Bay last season and is still quite effective. (Charlotte Observer)

The 'Ceiling is the Roof' Jordan quote has spawned a thriving T-shirt business

But Jordan’s brand wasn’t the only one with the idea of embracing Jordan’s spin on “the sky is the limit.” Several spinoff versions of the shirt popped up within hours of Jordan’s halftime speech. Ryan Cocca, an alumnus of UNC and founder of Thrill City, a clothing brand based in Durham, North Carolina, also saw a business opportunity. (Yahoo! Sports)

UNC football pokes fun at 'ceiling is the roof' in spoof SportsCenter ad

Last week, former Tar Heels and NBA great Michael Jordan sent the internet into a frenzy when he said that "the ceiling is the roof" during a halftime announcement that the UNC football team will wear Jordan brand uniforms. Now the football team is embracing MJ's analogy and having a little fun with it. (ESPN.com)

Jordan Brand looks to cash in on MJ's 'ceiling is the roof' quote

Jordan Brand is making the most out of an odd situation. During halftime of North Carolina's game against Duke last Saturday, Michael Jordan declared that the "ceiling is the roof." The quote left some feeling inspired, while others were confused by it. Whatever MJ meant by the quote, he's using it as an opportunity to sell merchandise. (Sporting News)

Julius Peppers coming home to NC, signing with Carolina Panthers

Julius Peppers is returning to the team that he started his NFL career with, as his agent, Carl Carey, tweeted Friday that Peppers is signing with the Carolina Panthers. The 15-year veteran from the University of North Carolina spent eight seasons with the Panthers after being selected second overall in the 2002 draft. He was a five-time Pro Bowler in Carolina. (ESPN.com)

Panthers trying to finalize contract with Julius Peppers

The Carolina Panthers should know soon how effective Charles Johnson’s lobbying efforts were with edge rusher Julius Peppers. The Panthers have made an offer to their former first-round pick and the two sides are tying to finalize a contract that would allow him to finish his career in Charlotte, according to a league source with knowledge of the situation. (Charlotte Observer)

UNC embracing Michael Jordan's 'ceiling is the roof' comments with shirts

When Michael Jordan made an announcement that the UNC football team would be switching to Jordan Brand uniforms last week at halftime of the UNC-Duke game, it was basically a formal announcement. No big deal. But when Jordan said, “The ceiling is the roof” in talking about the potential of the football program, social media gave the G.O.A.T. some grief about it. (CBS Sports)

What does Jordan Brand deal mean for UNC football?

For the University of North Carolina, teaming up with Michael Jordan and Nike’s Jordan Brand is one of the more savvy business moves the school has made in recent memory. In linking with the university’s most recognized alumnus — also a billionaire and icon in American footwear — UNC is taking a no-risk gamble. Jordan Brand earned $2.8 billion in revenue in fiscal year 2016. (ACC Sports Journal)

The voice of the Tar Heels, Woody Durham, lives with a painful silence

Woody Durham's final football game was Dec. 30, 2010, the Music City Bowl remembered for its ending. Casey Barth’s 23-yard field goal beat Tennessee in double overtime. Woody captured the moment with his usual elegance: “Snap, spot, kick. Good! Carolina wins!” And then his next eight words – “The Tar Heels win, the Music City...Bowl...” – provided a subtle clue of the eroding connections in his brain. (Raleigh News & Observer)

Austin Proehl looks to step up amid injury, low expectations

UNC won't kick off the 2017 football season for another six months or so, but the work has already begun. UNC will have to fill offensive holes at quarterback, running back, wide receiver and offensive line, meaning multiple players, like wide receiver Austin Proehl, will have to step up. Proehl is likely to be slotted as a starter, but he is one of the few guarantees. (Carolina Blue)

Draft Profile: RB T.J. Logan

T.J. Logan went into the combine as one of the least known UNC prospects. He was not even the best running back, but not anymore. Logan blazed through speed and agility drills and is rocketing up scout’s draft boards. This dude can fly. He has the burners to leave defenders. Logan ran the fastest 40-yard dash of all running backs at this year’s combine. (Carolina Blue)

Extra Points: Here, There, Everywhere

From T.J. Logan running a 4.37 forty-yard dash on Friday in Indianapolis to Mitch Trubisky’s spot in the vortex of discussion over who’s the top quarterback prospect in the NFL Draft, all the way to Michael Jordan donning a spiffy new Tar Heel football shirt adorned with his signature “Jumpman” logo, it’s been quite a conspicuous week for the UNC football program. (GoHeels.com)

Trubisky Story: Why DeShaun Watson will not be a Brown

Perhaps the key factor about Mitchell Trubisky is hiding in plain site: he is from Ohio, and says he would love to play for the Browns, in his bio. He was Mr. Football in Ohio, and he was rated the #1 dual-purpose QB by 247sports. He also remains the most prolific High School passer, ever, for the greater Cleveland area. Think they’re heard of him around there? (Cover 32)

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

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Cal
Sat, Sep 2, TBD

UNC vs. Louisville
Sat, Sep 9, TBD

UNC @ Old Dominion
Sat, Sep 16, TBD

Full UNC Football Schedule

Radio Affiliates

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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