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Chase Rice writes next chapter since ‘Ready Set Roll,’ co-writing ‘Cruise’

Chase Rice enjoyed his “Cruise” in co-writing a country music seismic shifter, then going “Ready Set Roll” to break through on his own first hit recording, followed by “Gonna Wanna Tonight.” On a phone interview last week, a few hours before his concert in Birmingham, Ala., Rice spoke about the chapters in his career, and the next one he’s writing. (Myrtle Beach Sun News)

Larry Fedora's Contract Formally Extended Through 2022

UNC head football coach Larry Fedora's contract was approved Thursday by the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees, extending his deal though the 2022 season. “We are pleased that the Board of Trustees has approved the terms of Coach Fedora's contract, which will allow him to continue our football program's success into the next decade,” said UNC AD Bubba Cunningham. (GoHeels.com)

Checking in on the new Tar Heels in NFL Training Camp

As the North Carolina Sports calendar begins to wind down for the summer (but go Diamond Heels!), the football grad transfers start arriving, and Tony Bradley’s plans for next season have, however bittersweetly, become clear, the six Tar Heels in the 2017 NFL draft class are starting to report to camp. Here’s some of the early news on how they’re doing: (Tar Heel Blog)

Ryan Switzer makes quick first impression with Cowboys

A hamstring strain kept Dallas Cowboys receiver Cole Beasley from taking part in Wednesday’s session of organized team activities. Early on in the workout, Lucky Whitehead suffered a similar injury and headed to the locker room. As a result, Ryan Switzer received a lot of work in the slot, and the fourth-round pick did not disappoint. (ESPN.com)

Athlon's ACC Football 2017 Preseason All-Conference Team

Athlon Sports' 2017 all-ACC football team is largely based on predicting and projecting the best for the upcoming year. North Carolina: Offensive Lineman Bentley Spain, 2nd Team Offense; Defensive Lineman Aaron Crawford, 4th Team Defense; Linebacker Andre Smith, 4th Team Defense; Safety Donnie Miles, 4th Team Defense; Punter Tom Sheldon, 2nd Team Specialist; (Athlon Sports)

Top 2017 college football graduate transfers

Brandon Harris saw the field early with the Tigers and started 12 games as a sophomore, but after struggling to start the 2016 season, was supplanted by Danny Etling and elected to transfer this spring. He steps into an ideal situation at North Carolina, replacing future first round pick Mitch Trubisky and having a chance to help his own NFL stock. (Rivals.com)

Jim McMahon enjoyed Mitch Trubisky's alias with Bears

Mitchell Trubisky endeared himself to fans of the Bears by using the alias "James McMahon" when making reservations for dinner when Bears brass went to North Carolina ahead of the draft to meet with him. After catching wind of the story over the weekend, Jim McMahon, who helped lead Chicago to a victory in Super Bowl XX, took to Twitter to respond to the young quarterback. (Bears 247)

Zach Brown an immediate upgrade for Redskins’ run defense

New Washington Redskins signing Zach Brown ranked fourth among all inside linebackers in total stops, with 38 in 2016. His run-stop percentage of 8.9 percent betters Washington’s incumbents. Brown put on a stellar performance against New England in Week 4 of the 2016 season, where he accounted for 11 solo defensive stops. (Pro Football Focus)

Urban Meyer on Mitch Trubisky's NFL Prospects: "He's going to be great"

CSN's Pat Boyle asked Ohio State coach Urban Meyer about new Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky on Monday. "He's 15 minutes from my hometown. We tried to recruit him. Very talented guy. He's only got that one year of playing, and I always worry about that going into the NFL. But as far as talent and quality kid, he's going to be great, it might take a minute." (CSN Chicago)

Super Bowl predictions, tattoos and believing in the impossible: Ryan Switzer's path to the Cowboys

Ryan Switzer's father was working upstairs in his home office on April 29 when his son received a call from the Dallas Cowboys. By the time the father made it downstairs, Ryan was having a conversation with Jerry Jones. The Cowboys were making Ryan the 133rd overall pick in the NFL draft. "The first words out of my mouth were, 'We're going to the freaking Super Bowl,'" said his father, Michael. (Dallas Morning News)

How Larry Fedora saved a UNC med student's graduation

To say that Larry Fedora wears a lot of hats at North Carolina would be a wince-worthy pun, but one rooted in truth. He's the Tar Heels' head football coach, but also a university ambassador, of sorts, and one of the public faces of the athletic department. And, oh yes, he's also giving rides now. At least Fedora did recently on graduation Saturday at UNC. (Charlotte Observer)

Comparing Mitch Trubisky to Jim McMahon

Jim McMahon tweeted his approval of Mitch Trubisky using the alias "James McMahon" to make a dinner reservation with Bears executives in North Carolina. Trubisky did it to help keep his secret meeting with general manager Ryan Pace under wraps, but it's somewhat amusing because Trubisky seems like he couldn't be more different than McMahon. (Chicago Tribune)

Eagles WR Mack Hollins And His Rookie Life

It is good, very good, to be back in a football routine, Mack Hollins acknowledges. The workdays last for 10 hours, plus private study time back at the hotel, but Hollins is loving every bit of it. He’s been an Eagle for three weeks and change now, and he’s ready for the next test: Organized Team Activities against veteran players followed by a mandatory minicamp. (Philadelphia Eagles)

Clever Alias Should Endear Mitchell Trubisky to Bears Fans

According to a new piece in the Chicago Tribune, Mitchell Trubisky was tasked with finding a restaurant and making a reservation when Bears brass were visiting him in Chapel Hill. “The venue: Bin 54, a top steakhouse in North Carolina’s Triangle region. And to keep the gathering covert, Trubisky made the reservation for six under an alias: James McMahon." (NBC Chicago)

Mitchell Trubisky Has the Promise, Lacks the Mileage

By now, fans have learned that Mitchell Trubisky has kept his word and has driven his grandmother’s old car all the way to Halas Hall. It’s perhaps fitting that a car with 170,000 miles on it is a symbol of a quarterback with so little experience. Whether Bears fans like it or not, the franchise has now invested heavily in the future of this young man. (Windy City Gridiron)

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(16) Virginia Tech6-310-4
North Carolina5-38-5
(20) Miami5-39-4
Pittsburgh5-38-5
Georgia Tech4-49-4
Virginia1-72-10
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