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Dorn family bonds break State-Carolina boundaries

It's State-Carolina rivalry week and the Dorn family is in an unprecedented position. NC State guard Torin Dorn Jr. and UNC defensive back Myles Dorn grew up Tar Heels -- their father Torin Dorn Sr. played four years of football at UNC, where he met his wife Rhonda. "That rivalry shaped me growing up," Torin Jr. said. "Going to Carolina games, being a Carolina fan." (WRAL Sports Fan)

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

North Carolina enters its Black Friday rivalry matchup with N.C. State intent on securing the program’s second nine-win season since 1997 while eliminating the Wolfpack from bowl eligibility. The last time UNC and N.C. State met the day after Thanksgiving, the Tar Heels won, 30-28, in Raleigh. UNC has won 12 of the 21 meetings since, including three of its last four. (Inside Carolina)

UNC Football Focused on NC State, with ACC Coastal Chances Still Alive

When the UNC football team welcomes its bitter rival—the NC State Wolfpack—into Kenan Stadium on Friday, the Tar Heels will have one final opportunity to try and play their way into the ACC Championship Game. Needing a win against State and a loss from Virginia Tech to do so, however, head coach Larry Fedora said he believes UNC is focused on the task at hand. (Chapelboro.com)

Larry Fedora says he loves being at Carolina

Head coach Larry Fedora’s name has been a hot topic among potential open coaching jobs including LSU. The Tigers are looking for a new coach to replace Les Miles and have Florida State’s Jimbo Fisher at the top of their list. (Keeping It Heel)

Unpredictable Detroit Lions make Eric Ebron their play to win

It was second-and-goal from the 1-yard line as they trailed the 2-7 Jacksonville Jaguars by a field goal with 10 minutes to go, and the Lions didn't give the ball to a banged-up Theo Riddick. They didn't sneak it into the fray that had pushed them back all day. Instead, they went around the edge with Eric Ebron. (MLive.com)

UNC Seniors Discuss Final Game At Kenan Stadium, N.C. State

It’s N.C. State week, and for North Carolina’s senior football players, Friday will be the last time they will ever play in Kenan Stadium. So, that combination makes for an amped up, but also emotional, week for the Tar Heels. So we asked several seniors their thoughts about this being their final home game and also facing their most bitter rival. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Video: Michael Switzer's Testimonial - At UNC you can have it all

This Friday, 16 seniors will play their final game at Kenan Stadium. This group is truly special as they are Larry Fedora’s first true recruiting class. Together they have been a part of 32 victories over the past four years and led UNC to its first appearance in the ACC championship game. View Video...

UNC-N.C. State football rivalry has seen peaks, valleys

Some of the best and worst memories in the careers of seniors and redshirt juniors on both sides have occurred in the annual in-state rivalry, which reconvenes for the 106th time Friday in Chapel Hill. Kickoff is scheduled for noon at Kenan Stadium. UNC receiver Ryan Switzer experienced a career highlight as a freshman against the Wolfpack in 2013. (Fayetteville Observer)

Recruiting Storylines: UNC vs NCSU

Revisiting the North Carolina-NC State recruiting stories that will play a role in Friday's game. The Black Friday match-up marks the 106th time UNC and NC State will meet on the football field. On the recruiting trail, the two Triangle area rivals have crossed paths frequently. Here are three starters from each team who considered Friday’s opponent before committing. (Inside Carolina)

Extra Points: Whistle To Microphone

Mack Brown has learned to navigate the waters of the broadcast booth quite well and on Friday will bring those coach-turned-broadcaster skills to Chapel Hill as part of the announcing team for the UNC-N.C. State game. Brown, the Tar Heel coach from 1988-97, will work with play-by-play announcer Adam Amin and sideline reporter Molly McGrath. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Opponent Preview: Wolfpack Seeking Bowl Eligibility

The Black Friday matchup with the Tar Heels presents an important opportunity for head coach Dave Doeren – not only does N.C. State have a chance to play spoiler in UNC’s long-shot opportunity for a bid in the ACC title game, but a win against UNC would make the Wolfpack bowl eligible. In a season where a lot has gone wrong, this is the Wolfpack’s chance to turn things around. (Inside Carolina)

Tar Heels Have Added Incentive Against NC State

The Tar Heels (8-3, 5-2 ACC) and N.C. State (5-6, 2-5 ACC) both come into Friday’s game with the ability to impact the postseason of the other. For UNC, it’s the chance to potentially end the Wolfpack’s season early by eliminating them from bowl eligibility. For N.C State, it’s the opportunity to seal off any chance UNC has of winning the Coastal Division. (Inside Carolina)

Quinton Coples gives out turkeys for those in need in Kinston

With Thanksgiving just a few days away, an NFL free agent with ties to eastern North Carolina is giving back to his community. Kinston native Quinton Coples gave away some 250 free turkeys Monday as part of his fifth turkey giveaway. Coples says he helped his hometown recover after Hurricane Matthew, making these free turkeys even more important. (WITN)

UNC football looks forward to NC State, Senior Day

Larry Fedora is preparing this week for his final home game with a group of seniors who, as much as any, is responsible for the new direction that Fedora sees the program heading. One major piece of the Tar Heels’ turnaround has been senior cornerback Des Lawrence. Lawrence knows the Tar Heels can’t be swept up by emotions when they face N.C. State on Friday. (Daily Tar Heel)

North Carolina Tar Heels vs. NC State Wolfpack Preview and Prediction

On what is supposed to be a nice day in Chapel Hill, UNC quarterback Mitch Trubisky will have a big game throwing the ball, something that NC State’s offense can’t match. Matt Dayes will do his damage on the ground, but the Tar Heels win easily and then turn their attention to the Virginia-Virginia Tech game on Saturday. Prediction: UNC 41, NC State 21 (Athlon Sports)

Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 21
NC State: 28
Fri, Nov 25 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Stanford
Fri, Dec 30, 2:00 ET CBS Tickets

Full UNC Football Schedule

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ACC Football Scoreboard
Clemson42
at Virginia Tech35
FINAL
Live scores provided via data feed and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(22) Virginia Tech6-39-4
North Carolina5-38-4
Miami5-38-4
(23) Pittsburgh5-38-4
Georgia Tech4-48-4
Virginia1-72-10
Duke1-74-8

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(2) Clemson8-112-1
(13) Louisville7-19-3
(11) Florida State5-39-3
NC State3-56-6
Wake Forest3-56-6
Syracuse2-64-8
Boston College2-66-6

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