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Ranking the ACC’s Toughest Non-Conference College Football Schedules in 2017

12. North Carolina: Sept. 2 vs. Cal, Sept. 16 at Old Dominion, Oct. 7 vs. Notre Dame, Nov. 18 Western Carolina; Much like Virginia Tech, potential Coastal threat UNC doesn’t have much to show here. Hosting Notre Dame is juicy, and a trip to Old Dominion is, well, something, but the general slate doesn’t really move the needle. (Athlon Sports)

Zach Brown, Washington Redskins agree on 1-year deal

Linebacker Zach Brown agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the Washington Redskins, pending a physical, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source informed of the situation. Brown is coming off a breakout Pro Bowl season with the Buffalo Bills, compiling 149 tackles, four sacks, one interception, four passes defensed and two forced fumbles. (NFL.com)

Shaun Draughn inspired to fill gaps for youth

It has been a weekend of giving back for Shaun Draughn, who along with his wife, Shonda, held the Draughn Family Foundation’s bowling event Friday. The Draughns plan to use the foundation to give back to their communities. The New York area, along with Raleigh and Tarboro, will be the starting points where Shonda will focus on girls, and Shaun will work with boys. (Rocky Mount Telegram)

Video: One-on-one with Larry Fedora - Path 2 the Pros

Cover32/Ravens continues their Path 2 the Pros coverage with an exclusive interview of the Head Coach of our Spotlight School, UNC’s Larry Fedora. Coach Fedora shares his thoughts on the strengths of outgoing players, the statement of this class for the overall program, and whether he believes that Ryan Switzer is the true record holder. (Cover 32)

Shaun Draughn hosts celebrity-bowling fundraiser for local students

Former Tarboro High School and UNC standout running back Shaun Draughn is paying it forward in his home state. The recently signed New York Giants tailback held his inaugural celebrity-bowling event Friday afternoon in Cary at Frank Theatres CineBowl & Grille on behalf of the Draughn Family Foundation to raise funds for local middle and high school students. (High School OT)

Before UNC’s Luke Maye became a household name, his father was one of nation’s top high school QBs

Long before UNC basketball player Luke Maye’s newfound celebrity, his father was one of the most celebrated high school athletes in North Carolina. From 1979-82, Mark Maye compiled one of the most impressive athletic resumes in state history. He was all-state in baseball and basketball. But in football, Maye developed into one of the nation’s top quarterbacks. (Charlotte Observer)

Video: UNC Football - Invite Your Professor to Practice 2017

The North Carolina football team thanks UNC's professors for believing in Tar Heel Football student-athletes as they invite them to visit a recent spring football practice to watch and spend time with the football players they teach in the classroom. Read More...

Report: UNC adds Mercer to 2019 football schedule

The North Carolina Tar Heels have added the Mercer Bears to their 2019 football schedule, FBSchedules.com has learned. North Carolina will host Mercer at Kenan Memorial Stadium in Chapel Hill on November 23, 2019. The Bears will receive a $400,000 guarantee for the game, according to a copy of the contract obtained from UNC via a public records request. (FBSchedules)

After signing with Giants, Shaun Draughn pens long thank you to 49ers

Shaun Draughn is now a member of the New York Giants, but he won't ever forget his stint with the 49ers. The running back posted a long thank you to the organization and fans on Thursday: "I want to say thank you to the 49ers for giving my family and I a place to call home, a chance to be a part of an organization with rich history, class and a passion for family and community." (CSN Bay Area)

New UNC linebackers coach Mike Ekeler makes a solid first impression

New linebackers coach Mike Ekeler has coached at six different Power 5 programs. His next chapter in his journey throughout the country's college football landscape lands him in Chapel Hill where he is already making solid first impressions. Senior linebacker Cayson Collins has two words to describe his new coach. "Freaking awesome." (Carolina Blue)

Cayson Collins knows UNC's linebackers can improve

Carolina returns most of their linebacking corps that outperformed expectations last year. Underclassmen Cole Holcomb and Andre Smith led the team in tackles with 115 and 113 respectively. Rising senior Cayson Collins added 60 total tackles of his own but knows his unit can improve in 2017. "Tackling," Collins said. "Getting off the block and tackling.” (Carolina Blue)

New and old faces form UNC's defensive line

The North Carolina Tar Heels have quite a few new faces manning the defensive line at practice this spring. Nazair Jones and Mikey Bart (graduated) are pursuing NFL dreams, and UNC has a new coach on the defensive line, former ECU defensive line coach Deke Adams. On top of that, UNC added a trio of freshman in Jake Lawler, Jordon Riley and Xach Gill. (Carolina Blue)

College Football's Spring 1-130 Starting Quarterback Rankings for 2017

75. Brandon Harris, UNC: Replacing Mitch Trubisky won’t be easy. But the Tar Heels landed a potential impact transfer this spring. LSU graduate Harris threw for 2,756 yards and 20 TDs during his three years with the Tigers and has one season of eligibility remaining. Nathan Elliott and redshirt freshmen Chazz Surratt and Logan Byrd round out UNC's depth chart. (Athlon Sports)

USC OL Transfer Khaleil Rodgers Signs UNC Football Scholarship Agreement

North Carolina has signed offensive lineman graduate transfer Khaleil Rodgers to a scholarship agreement. A native of New Castle, Delaware, Rodgers played three seasons at USC (2014-16) and has one season of eligibility remaining. He will join the Tar Heels this summer. (GoHeels.com)

Extra Points: Fox Hole

The familiarity that John Papuchis, Terry Joseph and Mike Ekeler have with each other and the fact that Deke Adams has history at Carolina and with Larry Fedora and offensive coordinator Chris Kapilovic and receivers coach Gunter Brewer, has made what could have been a major transition relatively seamless for North Carolina. (GoHeels.com)

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 Tickets

UNC vs. Louisville
Sat, Sep 9, TBD Tickets

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
Georgia Tech4-49-4

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(1) Clemson8-114-1
(21) Louisville7-19-4
(8) Florida State5-310-3
NC State3-57-6
Wake Forest3-57-6
Boston College2-67-6

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