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Marvin Austin tears pectoral muscle

The official twitter account for the NY Giants reported Tuesday that defensive tackle and former North Carolina football player, Marvin Austin has torn his left pectoral muscle. They further tweeted that head coach Tom Coughlin said the injury will require surgery and that the injury will most likely be season ending. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Woody Durham To Receive Another Honor

Woody Durham, the radio "Voice of the Tar Heels" for 40 years until his retirement earlier this year, will be honored by the Triangle Radio Reading Service at its annual gala September 23 in Raleigh. Durham is being honored by TRRS for his ability to use his voice to bring to life Carolina sporting events for fans unable to watch the games in person or on television. (Tar Heel Blue)

Walston: Catching Up With Ronald Curry

It's been a long time, Ronald Curry. The former Tar Heel quarterback visited football practice yesterday. Curry was the offensive MVP of the 1998 Las Vegas Bowl and the 2001 Peach Bowl. At one time he held school records for passing yards and total offense, and he remains the career leader with 13 rushing touchdowns by a quarterback. On the basketball court, Curry was the starting point guard on the 2001 team that earned a share of the regular-season ACC title. (Tar Heel Blue)

Baltimore Ravens agree to terms with DE Michael McAdoo

The Baltimore Ravens have agreed to terms on a rookie free agent deal with former University of North Carolina defensive end Michael McAdoo after he went undrafted in today's NFL supplemental draft. McAdoo is an intriguing prospect because at 6-foot-7, 245 pounds, the rangy, athletic pass rusher can operate as a 3-4 outside linebacker or a 4-3 defensive end and still has the frame to bulk up and add additional pounds. (Carroll County Times)

Broncos TE Richard Quinn Designated Waived/Injured

The Denver Broncos have plenty of depth at tight end even though Richard Quinn has been waived/injured by the team on Monday afternoon. He will move to injured reserve should no team pluck him off waivers. Quinn injured his MCL last week during practice and missed the first two preseason games. (SB Nation)

Ryan Sims waived by Seahawks

The Seattle Seahawks have released kicker Brandon Coutu and defensive tackle Ryan Sims, and have signed defensive tackle David Howard and defensive end Maurice Fountain. (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)

Brandon Willis Reportedly Transfers From North Carolina To UCLA. Again

Jonathan Gold, UCLA beat writer for the Los Angeles Daily News, reports that defensive tackle Brandon Willis will be transferring back to the Bruins from the Tar Heels this offseason. Willis originally said that he was transferring back to North Carolina to be close to his family, but I guess when head coach Butch Davis got fired, his grandma got better. Or he had another change of heart, which would be his third change of heart in under a year. (SB Nation)

Worried about Greg Little's 'mojo'? Cleveland Browns coach Pat Shurmur isn't

The first reaction when Browns rookie wide receiver Greg Little punted the ball in the stands in celebration of his first touchdown Friday night was, "Act like you've been there before." Actually, he did the same thing in his last college game for North Carolina on Dec. 29, 2009. Coach Pat Shurmur didn't chew him out, but delivered a father-to-son type lecture. Little also heard from some teammates and President Mike Holmgren. (Cleveland Plain Dealer)

Buffalo injury report: Johnny White is OK

Bills running back Johnny White, who suffered an injury to the head area Saturday night and was taken to a Denver hospital, is not seriously injured. "I know the injuries were a concern to everyone, and the good news right now is there were no serious injuries out of the night," said Bills coach Chan Gailey. "Guys will miss awhile but they're going to eventually be fine." (Buffalo News)

Tampa Bay's E.J. Wilson placed on Injured Reserve after rupturing tendon

E.J. Wilson is a defensive tackle/defensive end hybrid who has mostly played 3-technique defensive tackle for the Buccaneers this preseason, and has looked decent doing so. With Roy Miller and Brian Price both recovering from injuries, this makes the depth at defensive tackle even thinner. The Bucs signed John McCargo to replace E.J. Wilson. (Bucs Nation)

Bills running back Johnny White sustains apparent head or neck injury against Broncos

Buffalo Bills backup running back Johnny White was carted off the field after getting hurt in the third quarter of the Bills’ game against the Denver Broncos on Saturday night. White appeared to sustain a head or neck injury when linebacker Mario Haggan wrapped him around the waist and flung him to the grass. He lay motionless for several minutes while the team’s medical staff strapped him to a body board and carted him off the field. (Washington Post)

Browns rookie Greg Little makes plays but needs end-zone etiquette

Rookie wide receiver Greg Little proved he has the ability to worry NFL defenses. On the other hand, he also can create stress for his coach. Little had two clutch catches for 25 yards in the Browns' 30-28 preseason loss to the visiting Detroit Lions on Friday night. Unfortunately, his performance was diminished in the eyes of Browns coach Pat Shurmur. (Sacramento Bee)

Marvin Austin's transcript raises questions

A transcript for former North Carolina football player Marvin Austin shows his academic path got off to an unusual start. In a summer 2007 session just before his first full semester on campus, Austin took a 400 level class in African-American studies and received a B plus. The class was taught by the same professor, Julius Nyang'oro, who did not catch a blatant case of plagiarism by another football player. (Charlotte Observer)

Quan Sturdivant’s got to speak up

The walkthrough was sparsely attended by fans, so it was even easier to hear the chatter on the field. That included linebackers coach Matt Raich, who was watching his charges from the offensive backfield when at one point he bellowed at rookie inside linebacker Quan Sturdivant, “I need to hear you back here!” Sturdivant was calling the pre-snap signals. (AZCardinals.com)

Deems May reply

I would also vehemently disagree with your quote that “reasonable people who care about the University care not a whit whether I honor my pledge to the Rams Club.” There are many student-athletes that are good kids who direly depend on donations annually from me and fellow Ram’s Club members. (Chapelboro.com)

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