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Panthers safety Tre Boston: 'Trust me, I'm not losing it this year'

Tre Boston is as fun-loving as any member of the Carolina Panthers. Seldom do you see him without that infectious smile or cracking jokes with one of his teammates. This was one of those rare moments. Boston was businesslike, almost defiant, as he proclaimed this year he wouldn’t lose the starting free safety job as he did last season. (ESPN.com)

Shakeel Rashad on his legacy, future of UNC Football

"I think they are going to continue to get better," Shakeel Rashad told CarolinaBlue about his expectations for UNC football in the near future. "That was the last thing I remember saying, 'if I come back next year for a game and y'all aren't better than last year I am going to be [ticked].' I fully expect them to be better than last year.." (Carolina Blue)

When will the Heels wear Black?

The Tar Heels debuted all-black football uniforms before the 2013-14 season, and it caused quite a stir. Some youngsters thought they were cool and would attract recruits. Others were more bound in their traditions and do not remember black ever being a school color of UNC. (Carolina Blue)

Green Bay Packers sign QB Marquise Williams

Ryan Williams' return to football with the Green Bay Packers lasted only four months. He was released Thursday, when the Packers signed another quarterback, Marquise Williams. Marquise Williams, a 6-2 dual-threat rookie from North Carolina, started 33 career college games and broke more than 20 school records. (ESPN.com)

1-on-1 with Larry Fedora: The Next Chapter

Larry Fedora sat down with Inside Carolina for a one-on-one interview this week. The UNC head coach discussed how 2016 is a new chapter for both the program and him personally, as they weathered the storm, accomplished a record-setting season, and now aim even higher. (Inside Carolina)

12 College Football Playoff Sleeper Teams for 2016

North Carolina should open 2016 as the favorite in the Coastal, but there are a few roadblocks to a repeat. The schedule is tougher this season, and the Tar Heels still need more improvement out of their defense. While there are question marks, there is reason to believe North Carolina could be a better team in 2016 than it was last year. (Athlon Sports)

Tar Heels confident offense will stay explosive behind new QB

While Georgia fans sit on pins and needles to see how their quarterback competition unfolds before the Bulldogs’ opener against North Carolina in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff game, the Tar Heels have essentially known who their starter was going to be all along. And everybody is excited about what the offense might look like with Mitch Trubisky as the full-time starter. (Dawg Nation)

Video: Football Flashback - Mick Mixon follows the big boys to the buffet

From the Mack Brown coach's show in 1993, former Tar Heel broadcaster Mick Mixon joins UNC football players Shawn Hocker, Rick Steinbacher, Ethan Albright, and Russell Babb for a trip to the buffet table to see how the big boys eat. View Video...

Where Are They Now? Checking in on former UNC WR Erik Highsmith

By the time Erik Highsmith concluded his Tar Heel career he had amassed 166 receptions (4th all-time at UNC), 2,047 receiving yards (8th), and 14 receiving touchdowns (7th). The Vanceboro, N.C. native signed as an undrafted free agent with the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings but didn’t make the final roster. Highsmith ultimately decided on his next career move: the United States Army. (Inside Carolina)

Top five plays from UNC's 2015-16 football season

The 2015-6 Tar Heel football season was one to remember. The team's strong offense led the Heels to an 11-3 record, a spot in the ACC Championship game and a number of records for senior QB Marquise Williams. Here are the top five plays for the 2015-6 North Carolina Tar Heels' football season. (Carolina Blue)

10 reasons the ACC could be college football's most entertaining conference

7. North Carolina back in title conversation The Tar Heels won 11 games last season for the first time since 1997, but the 2015 season ended on a sour note with losses to Clemson in the ACC Championship and Baylor in the Russell Athletic Bowl. Is North Carolina the favorite to win Coastal Division again? (Today's U)

Top 5 Tar Heel celebrations of the 2015-2016 season

Carolina fans have had plenty to cheer about in the past year. UNC football had the most wins since 1997 and UNC basketball came within one possession of winning a national championship. Join us as we countdown the top 5 celebrations from last year's basketball and football seasons. (Carolina Blue)

New Orleans Saints' Connor Barth shares Superdome memory from when he was 8

New Orleans Saints kicker Connor Barth has a long history with the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Several years before he kicked a winning field goal in overtime in his first game there as an NFL player in 2009, he made another on-field appearance for a Punt, Pass and Kick competition. Barth shared the memory with a message posted to Twitter. (NOLA.com)

Romar Morris signs with New York Jets

The New York Jets on Tuesday signed running back Romar Morris, an undrafted rookie from North Carolina who had a tryout at rookie minicamp three weeks ago. Morris averaged 4.8 yards per carry and caught 54 passes during his career at UNC. He also returned kickoffs and punts as a freshman, and the Jets have opening for both of those roles. (NJ.com)

Landon Turner has big opportunity with New Orleans Saints

Some opportunities created for free agent rookies appear to be more equal than others and Landon Turner, a big man – 6 feet 4, 325 pounds – has a big one squarely staring back at him when he looks at the New Orleans Saints’ roster. Turner was a four-year starter at guard for North Carolina and was named first-team All-American. (New Orleans Saints)

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

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

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

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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