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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)

Austin Proehl wants more with Tar Heels

Austin Proehl missed six games since sustaining a broken collarbone against Duke on Sept. 23. “I fell in love with the process of trying to come back and trying to show these guys that regardless of our record or regardless of what’s happening out on that field, that your brothers in that locker room who come out to work every single day are more important." (Burlington Times News)

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

Two factors will push NC State over the top. Physically, especially along the line of scrimmage, NC State is vastly better. Plus, nothing motivates State like a matchup with North Carolina, regardless of the Tar Heels’ record. It will be a battle, but the Wolfpack will prevail on Senior Day at Carter-Finley Stadium. Prediction: NC State 27, North Carolina 20 (Athlon Sports)

Bowl Game or Not, UNC Ready for N.C. State

A bowl-less season seemed inevitable after North Carolina’s sluggish start to the year, but once it became a reality, it could have been a signal for the team to pack it in for the remainder of the campaign. Instead, Larry Fedora’s team is playing it’s best football of the year and riding a two-game winning streak into its season finale against N.C. State on Saturday. (Inside Carolina)

Tar Heels Can Feel Wolfpack's Pain

A Triangle team with a fair amount of NFL talent led by a junior quarterback racing up draft boards has the chance for a special season, opens with a disappointing loss to an SEC team but rights the ship until a home loss to the ultimate division champ starts a late-season slide that leaves fans wondering what might have been. 2017 Wolfpack, meet the 2016 Tar Heels. (SCACCHoops.com)

Total Tar Heels: Nov. 22, 2017

As we look ahead to Thanksgiving tomorrow, read on for numerous ways that UNC student-athletes show their gratitude and give back to our community. We're grateful for the way they represent Carolina. Total Tar Heels is a digest that provides a behind-the-scenes look at UNC student-athletes and some of the things they do away from competition. (GoHeels.com)

Old Charlotte prep rivalries extend to UNC-N.C. State football

When the Tar Heels and Wolfpack kick off at 3:30 p.m. in Raleigh, there will be 26 players who attended high schools in the Charlotte area on the sidelines. Fifteen of those play for UNC, while the Wolfpack suits up 11. Many of those players first met on the football field in high school, which adds another layer of intensity to the UNC-N.C. State rivalry. (Fayetteville Observer)

Records unimportant in UNC-NC State rivalry

A season that stood on the verge of being special is now teetering on the brink of becoming a disappointment for the NC State football team. A season that was once headed for disaster now has a chance to finish on a positive note for rival North Carolina. That contrast has only added to the intensity surrounding the annual battle between the Tar Heels and Wolfpack. (North State Journal)

Larry Fedora Live: Tailback Duo Offering Future Promise

The competition between UNC running backs Jordon Brown and Michael Carter could have been dangerous if one of them didn’t handle it correctly. Both players are young, and the desire to get ahead of one another could have created tension. However, sharing reps in practice has done the opposite, helping mold the pair into a serviceable unit in the backfield. (Inside Carolina)

UNC's Improving Defense Facing State's Many Weapons

UNC’s defense turned in its best statistical game of the season in Saturday’s 65-10 win over Western Carolina, but the reality is the Tar Heels were simply more gifted and more capable. So what can a coordinator learn about his team from such a performance, given the competition? “The biggest thing is you want to see execution,” John Papuchis said. “ (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Video: Jason Brown - From one field to another

Three years after signing a lucrative contract with the St. Louis Rams, North Carolina alumnus Jason Brown walked away from the NFL to become a farmer and combat food insecurity in North Carolina. View Video...

TA was in! Gio's gone! Unforgettable moments define UNC-NC State rivalry

Rivalry week is here. North Carolina has won the last two games played in Carter-Finley Stadium, including a 45-34 rout in 2015 when the Tar Heels jumped out to a 35-7 advantage on their way to winning the Coastal Division championship. We can go on and on, but what makes this rivalry special isn't the unexpected outcomes. It is the memorable moments. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Chicago Bears Cut Kicker Connor Barth

Connor Barth badly missed a game-tying field goal Sunday against the Detroit Lions and is now unemployed. The Chicago Bears (3-7) cut Barth on Monday after his 46-yard attempt with time expiring went wide right allowing Detroit to clinch a 27-24 win. Barth was 11-of-16 on field goal attempts this season and missed kicks in three of the Bears' past four games. (Sporting News)

Upsets the Norm, Not the Exception in UNC-NCSU Football Rivalry

It’s not just double-digit spreads that are victim to upsets between these rivals. Since 1998, the underdog is 13-6. UNC is 3-7 and N.C. State is 3-6 as the favorite. “I don’t know why, but anything can happen in a rivalry game,” UNC head coach Larry Fedora said on Monday. N.C. State is favored in the series for the first time in 10 years. That may be a good thing for the Tar Heels. (Inside Carolina)

Two Starts, Two Wins: Nathan Elliott's Growing Confidence

Since the Miami game, UNC's offense has been clicking. Larry Fedora's quarterback coachspeak is always centered around who will not turn the ball over and who gives his team the best chance to win. Right now that is Nathan Elliott. On Monday, Fedora added that Elliott has done a good job of executing the game plan and getting the ball where it needs to be. (Inside Carolina)

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Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 21
NC State: 33
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ACC Football Scoreboard
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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