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How senior leadership has helped UNC get through a rough football season

How does North Carolina still have this fire after such a brutal stretch? With goals of the Coastal Division title and a bowl game thrown out the window months ago, the season is effectively over. There is nothing left to play for except pride. Each of UNC’s coaches has pointed to the same answer: senior leadership. For many of the seniors, that meant playing through pain. (Charlotte Observer)

Chase Rice’s Long, ‘Grueling’ Journey to Not Quite Reinventing Himself

Chase Rice was ready to pivot, he just needed the songs and support to do it. Finding both for Lambs & Lions was a long, “grueling” process that took three years, several producers, multiple versions of at least five or six songs and at least one very difficult conversation. “For me, I wanted to get away from ‘Girl, perfect night, stars out, tailgate down, sippin’ on something, dirt road.'” (Taste of Country)

Perseverance Pays Off For Nathan Elliott

Being a third-team quarterback wasn’t very fun for Nathan Elliott. Not at all. But for most of this football season, that’s exactly what the sophomore quarterback was, as graduate transfer Brandon Harris and redshirt freshman Chazz Surratt were above him on the depth chart and sharing snaps for much of the first eight games. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

A look back to UNC’s 1959 football season and a special Thanksgiving Day game

Thanksgiving Day 1959 dawned clear and mild. In the broadcast booth for the telecast were play-by-play announcer Lindsey Nelson and color commentator Red Grange. Since both Duke and Carolina students were on holiday, only 33,000 fans turned out for the game. In his pregame locker room speech, Coach Hickey mentioned something for the first time during the ‘59 season. (UNC.edu)

Countdown to Kickoff: UNC vs. N.C. State

A month ago, the outcome of Saturday’s regular season finale between North Carolina and N.C. State seemed certain. The Tar Heels were limping home from Blacksburg with a 52-point loss and a 1-7 record, while the Wolfpack were on a six-game winning streak and ranked No. 16 nationally. These programs have veered in different directions ever since. (Inside Carolina)

NC State hosts UNC looking to move on from crushing loss

NC State figures it's had way too much practice at bouncing back from soul-crushing losses over the years. Finding an emotional edge shouldn't be a problem against rival North Carolina. The Wolfpack (7-4, 5-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) play host to the Tar Heels (3-8, 1-7) on Saturday hoping to prevent an agonizing loss to Wake Forest from turning into a second defeat. (Associated Press)

UNC's up-and-down football season ends with chance to be spoiler

This season, the shoe is sort of on the other foot. Two years ago, the Wolfpack had the opportunity to knock the 10-1 Tar Heels down a peg as they headed into the ACC Championship Game. Carolina emerged the victors, 45-34. Last year, Carolina was 8-3 before closing out the season against NC State in Kenan, but the Wolfpack came away with a seven-point victory. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Carolina Visits NC State In Football Season Finale

UNC looks to end the 2017 season on a three-game winning streak when the Tar Heels travel to Carter-Finley Stadium to face rival NC State Saturday at 3:30 p.m. UNC won its second straight game in impressive fashion last weekend in Chapel Hill, thumping Western Carolina 65-10. NC State enters the game following a 30-24 setback at Wake Forest last Saturday. (GoHeels.com)

Armstrong: The 5 biggest NC State-UNC football rivalry moments (since I've been here)

Saturday will be my 13th NC State vs UNC football game at ABC11. That hardly makes me an elder media statesman, but I've been on this beat long enough to see some things between these teams. Here then, are the top 5 rivalry moments of my tenure. 2012 - Chapel Hill. THEY KICKED IT TO GIO. The beauty here being that WR Roy Smith was supposed to return the punt. (ABC 11)

UNC-N.C. State: Matchup to Watch

For North Carolina, N.C. State’s run defense still presents a major problem and is arguably the most significant matchup of Saturday’s rivalry clash. UNC’s rushing attack has been unpredictable throughout the season. Against Notre Dame, Virginia Tech, and Pittsburgh, the Tar Heels failed to register 100 total rushing yards as a team, but have found success in other games. (Inside Carolina)

Audio: UNC’s Larry Fedora on Senior Day

North Carolina football coach Larry Fedora joined The David Glenn Show ahead of this week’s matchup with NC State. Fedora and DG discuss Thanksgiving, senior day, the challenges that come with a losing season and what rivalry games mean to him. (ACC Sports Journal)

Kansas City Chiefs waive DT Cam Thomas

The Kansas City Chiefs waived defensive lineman Cam Thomas in order to make room for cornerback Darrelle Revis on the 53-man roster. Thomas, 30, was picked up by the Chiefs 10 days ago after DL Roy Miller was released. Thomas, who stands at 6-foot-4 and 330 pounds, spent the summer with Kansas City, participating in training camp and preseason. (USA Today)

Inside Giants legend Lawrence Taylor's 1982 Thanksgiving feast

Lawrence Taylor was hurting. The man who would become the greatest player in NFL Giants history more than a decade later was also angry at the circumstances, considering he was forced to watch the first half of what turned out to be an unforgettable game from the sideline as a national television audience watched along with him on Thanksgiving in Detroit. (Asbury Park Press)

Video: A Special Thank You For Austin Proehl

In order to thank Austin Proehl for his four years of dedication to service, his family along with the staff and patients at the UNC Hospital surprised him! Read More...

For grieving father, Carolina Panthers, special memory of Julius Peppers serve as a lifeline

Fredrick excitedly told his dad that he and Julius Peppers had talked “about everything,” and that because Peppers went to North Carolina for college, that was where he wanted to go, too. Fredrick talked about the encounter for weeks, delightedly showing everyone the items and autographs Peppers had given him. But he never got to see his hero return to Charlotte. (Charlotte Observer)

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Duke0
at Northern Illinois0
Tuesday 5:15 PM

Southern Mississippi0
at Florida State0
Wednesday 1:30 PM

Iowa0
at Boston College0
Wednesday 5:15 PM

Virginia0
at Navy0
Thursday 1:30 PM

Virginia Tech0
at Oklahoma State0
Thursday 5:15 PM

Wake Forest0
at Texas A&M0
Friday 1:00 PM

NC State0
at Arizona State0
Friday 3:00 PM

Louisville0
at Mississippi State0
Saturday 12:00 PM

Wisconsin0
at Miami0
Saturday 8:00 PM

Alabama0
at Clemson0
Sunday 8:45 PM

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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(11) Miami7-210-2
(22) Virginia Tech5-39-3
Georgia Tech4-45-6
Pittsburgh3-55-7
Virginia3-56-6
Duke3-56-6
North Carolina1-73-9

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(1) Clemson8-112-1
NC State6-28-4
Wake Forest4-47-5
Boston College4-47-5
Louisville4-48-4
Florida State3-56-6
Syracuse2-64-8


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