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UNC Can Calm Coastal Chaos in Preseason Polls

The ACC media will converge on Charlotte on Thursday and Friday to parse the particulars of the 2016 football regular season and offer their prognostications for the best teams and players in the conference. If the recent past is any indication, the media will need plenty of help in accurately forecasting the Coastal Division. (Inside Carolina)

UNC Football: Early Opponent Preview Miami

Last season in Chapel Hill, Miami came in having won two straight. They left with their second blowout loss of the season, 59-21. The year before it was Carolina who was blown out of town on the tail end of two straight wins. Will the trend continue this season in Coral Gables or will the game actually be watchable after halftime? (Keeping It Heel)

Ex-UNC RB Ty'Son Williams admitted to South Carolina, plans to walk on

Former UNC RB Ty'Son Williams will return to play football in his home state. The Sumter native was accepted to South Carolina on Tuesday, which should pave the way for him to join the Gamecocks as a walk-on this season. If everything goes according to plan, Williams will redshirt as a transfer and use the GI Bill to pay his way. (The State)

How ACC Coastal teams will stack up at season's end

There’s been little rhyme or reason to anything regarding the Coastal Division in recent years, but UNC’s overwhelming talent -- talent that overwhelmed the rest of the division in 2015 -- makes this the closest thing to a safe pick in recent memory. Pitt’s returning pieces will give the Panthers a legitimate shot and I expect Georgia Tech to get back to its steady ways. (ESPN.com)

Top 100 ACC Football Players

A list of the 100 best players in the ACC this coming season, according to the website Southern Pigskin. Players from UNC: 96. Mack Hollins, 69. Nick Weiler, 64. Nazair Jones, 56. Mitch Trubisky, 53. Lucas Crowley, 49. Des Lawrence, 46. Donnie Miles, 37. Caleb Peterson, 33. Ryan Switzer, 27. John Heck, 26. Elijah Hood, 20. M.J. Stewart. (Southern Pigskin)

Larry Fedora grows a beard, people take notice

Sometimes as a North Carolina athletics beat reporter – that is, a reporter assigned to cover one specific organization or entity – you find yourself writing about odd things. Like a head coach’s unique way of speaking. Or a star player’s new hairstyle, which looks a lot like the kind his rivals recently wore. Or, as it turns out, Larry Fedora’s new beard. (Charlotte Observer)

North Carolina Tar Heels Football Preview 2016

How effective will new starting QB Mitch Trubisky be? It’s the only serious question for an offense that led the country at 7.3 yards per play a season ago. UNC averaged over 40 points per game in 2015. And not only is the system old hat now in Chapel Hill, but all of the running backs, five of the top six receivers and four starting O-linemen return. (College Football News)

ICTV: Hunter Crafford Interview

In the closing moments of the 2015 ACC Championship football game, the Tar Heels trailed Clemson 45-37. UNC executes an onside kick and Hunter Crafford recovers--only to discover that the play had been flagged. The special teams contributor sits down with Inside Carolina to share his thoughts during the final days of summer workouts. (Inside Carolina)

After free lessons to local kids, NFL kicker Barth readies for camp

The tradition of special teams play, particularly the kicking game in football, has grown over the years at Hoggard High School and across Wilmington thanks to the Barth family. On Tuesday night, more than 65 kids were at Scott Braswell Stadium for a laid back but informative workout session alongside NFL veteran Connor Barth. (Port City Daily)

Video: Georgia on UNC HC Larry Fedora's Mind

Larry Fedora participated in the 14th Annual Pigskin Preview at the Embassy Suites in Cary, N.C. on Monday. (Inside Carolina)

Video: Larry Fedora, other local coaches talk football, have some laughs at Triangle Pigskin Preview

Coaches from the Triangle's 4 Division I schools and ECU's new coach talked some football ahead of the upcoming season and also had plenty of laughs. ABC11's Mark Armstrong emceed the 14th Annual Triangle Pigskin Preview, asking the coaches a variety of questions. (ABC 11)

Chase Rice Credits His Farm for Inspiring New Music

Chase Rice‘s newest single, “Everybody We Know Does,” is a blue-collar country anthem that’s reminiscent of his life before music. Rice stopped by the Taste of Country Nights studio and opened up about how he went to his farm to get away, but ultimately ended up reconnecting with his music. (Taste of Country)

Connor and Casey Barth host kicking camp at high school alma mater in Wilmington

A lot has changed in the past year for Connor Barth. Over the past three years, the former Hoggard and UNC kicker has given away Buccaneers and Broncos gear to young, prospective kickers at the annual Kickin' It with the Barth Brothers kicking camp he hosts with his brother, Casey. (Wilmington Star News)

Video: Carolina Athletics Habitat for Humanity 'Day of Service'

More than 100 UNC student-athletes and athletic department staff members spent Saturday morning volunteering at two Habitat for Humanity sites, serving their community while also building community among Tar Heel teams. View Video...

UNC's Open Competition at Right Guard

UNC’s offensive line, considered by many to be one of the ACC’s best, was dealt a preseason blow last week with the news that likely starting right guard John Ferranto would miss the 2016 season after suffering a torn left pectoral muscle. Junior Brad Henson and redshirt freshman Nick Polino were listed on UNC’s preseason depth chart as the backups at the guard positions. (Inside Carolina)

Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 38
Baylor: 49
Tue, Dec 29 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Georgia
Sat, Sep 3, 5:30 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC @ Illinois
Sat, Sep 10, 7:30 ET BTN Tickets

UNC vs. James Madison
Sat, Sep 17, 3:30 ET RSN Tickets

Full UNC Football Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(15) North Carolina8-111-3
Virginia Tech4-47-6
Georgia Tech1-73-9

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(2) Clemson9-014-1
(14) Florida State6-210-3
NC State3-57-6
Wake Forest1-73-9
Boston College0-83-9

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