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Havelock’s Bruce Carter ready to enter ninth NFL season

Longevity isn't that common in the NFL. People jokingly call the league “Not For Long” because of the physicality of football, but had his own goals coming into the league in 2011 and he’s almost there. The Havelock native played high school for the Rams, then played at North Carolina, and is about to enter his ninth season in the NFL. (New Bern Sun Journal)

ACC Coastal football preview: Get ready for more chaos and unpredictability

North Carolina's Strength: A potentially great run game. Granted, new offensive coordinator Phil Longo likes to throw the ball as much as possible, but if he chooses to adapt a bit to protect a freshman quarterback -- either true freshman or one of two redshirt freshmen ( or ) -- this run game could be a nice asset. (ESPN.com)

North Carolina Releases 2019 Football Roster

North Carolina has released its 2019 football roster two weeks ahead of training camp. UNC's coaching staff did not update the roster entering spring practice due its approach in which players had to earn their right to play on and off the field. With summer workouts coming to a close, there will be 121 Tar Heels competing for playing time this fall. (Inside Carolina)

Michael Carter Named a Doak Walker Award Candidate

North Carolina junior will begin the 2019 football season as a candidate for the Doak Walker Award, the annual award presented to the nation's top college running back. Carter, a native of Navarre, Florida, posted 597 yards and two touchdowns on 84 carries in nine games as a sophomore. He caught 25 passes for 135 yards and a touchdown. (GoHeels.com)

Summer League Play Continues for Diamond Heels

Caden O’Brien and Danny Serretti were released from the Cape Cod League. Transactions don’t cite an explanation, so it’s unclear why both left their teams. So, for now, Austin Love is the only Tar Heel spending the rest of his summer in Massachusetts. However, plenty of Tar Heels are playing elsewhere this summer, so let's see how they're doing. (Tar Heel Blog)

Barth Brothers Returning to Gridiron for Wilmington Kicking Camp

The Barth Brothers are back in Wilmington and ready to get to kicking. Casey and , along with some friends from the NFL and other local kickers, will hold the Annual Barth Brothers Kicking Camp on Thursday. “We wanted to give back to the community that took care of us and showed us so much support throughout the years,” said Connor. (WWAY)

World Cup star Allie Long receives new key to New York City after original was stolen

World Cup champion and former UNC soccer player asked New York Mayor Bill de Blasio for a new key to the city after hers was stolen from her Los Angeles hotel room last week. Less than a week later, New York City's first lady, Chirlane McCray, answered the call and surprised Long with a new set during CBS Sports' "We Need to Talk." (CBS News)

Has Roy Williams surpassed Dean Smith as the greatest UNC basketball coach?

retired from North Carolina in 1997 as perhaps the greatest coach in college basketball history. With 11 Final Fours, a pair of national championships and 879 wins, then an NCAA Division I record, Smith etched his name on the Mount Rushmore of college basketball minds. soon will surpass Smith – in at least one metric, that is. (Daily Tar Heel)

Tar Heels Featured Thursday at ACC Kickoff

The unofficial start to the 2019 North Carolina football season takes place this week at ACC Football Kickoff, July 17-18, in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Tar Heels will be represented by senior student-athletes and , and coach on Thursday, July 18. Carolina will be featured on ACC Network Extra between 1-1:45 p.m. (GoHeels.com)

Crystal Dunn Fan Club Makes Rewarding Trip From Rockville Centre To USWNT Parade

Soccer fans from one particular part of Long Island weren’t going to miss honoring the Women’s World Cup champs. Dressed in red, white and blue, they were up at dawn and met near St. Agnes Cathedral. Young fans and players eventually boarded a train on their way to pay tribute to the star of their village. U.S. National Team defender . (CBS New York)

ACC Kickoff 2019: 10 storylines to watch

Coach ’s much-celebrated return to North Carolina begins its turn toward the field this week. Brown has built plenty of positive momentum in Chapel Hill since he arrived seven months ago, hiring a solid cast of assistants and raising the profile in recruiting. The question now is whether he can save the football program for a second time. (Greensboro News & Record)

NBA legend Vince Carter returns for annual Mainland basketball camp

A grey-bearded stands next to a trophy case outside a full, noisy basketball gym at Mainland High School. In the case are trophies, jerseys, and magazine covers from Carter’s days with the Buccaneers and the North Carolina Tar Heels. Dozens of kids, ages 7 to 17, from around the area filed into Mainland’s Athletic Center. (Ormond Beach Observer)

Podcast: Defensive Front 7 Positions for UNC Freshmen, 2020 Football Recruits

In the midst of the July dead period, Don Callahan and Ross Martin of Inside Carolina discuss the different front seven positions in Jay Bateman's new defense at North Carolina. Callahan goes player-by-player through the incoming freshman class and committed 2020 players to examine how they will fit in within Bateman's 3-4 defensive alignment. (Player FM)

“I don’t lose.” Chesapeake native Dré Bly discusses reunion, rebuilding at UNC

In 1996, was the first freshman defensive player in college football history to earn consensus first-team All-America honors. He hopes his second first season at UNC is as successful. Tuesday, News 3's Adam Winkler met with Bly to talk about returning to UNC, a reunion with , and how long it will take the Tar Heels to return to prominence. (WTKR.com)

UNC, ACC Entering New Broadcast Era

Television technology has advanced significantly since North Carolina's 1957 undefeated national championship season, with UNC and other schools now producing their own TV broadcasts of sporting events. As the ACC Network prepares for its launch on Aug. 22, let’s reflect on the history of Carolina sports on television and take a glimpse into the future. (Inside Carolina)

USWNT's Jessica McDonald says she has struggled to pay for child care

U.S. women's national soccer team player may have won a world championship — but she told Into the Gloss that she's still trying to find a balance between her career and motherhood. McDonald has been a parent for most of her career in the NSWL, having only played one season before her son Jeremiah, now 7, was born. (Today.com)

How does Coby White's Summer League compare to past Lottery point guards?

Whether Chicago Bulls' first-round draft pick succeeds in the NBA will have nothing to do with how he performed the last 10 days in Las Vegas. Summer League performance doesn't always tell the story. But instead of analyzing White's early up-and-down play, let's compare it to other Lottery point guards in their first Summer League games. (NBC Sports)

After two-year, $21 million deal falls apart, Knicks signing Reggie Bullock for less

agreed to a two-year, $21 million contract with the Knicks. He’ll get far less. A health issue became apparent before the deal was finalized. So, New York used nearly all its remaining cap space on Marcus Morris, who got a one-year, $15 million deal. That left only the $4,767,000 room exception for Bullock. And he won’t get even get all that. (Yahoo! Sports)

Healed Rontavius Groves Aiming For Something Big

One thing has been best known for during his North Carolina football career is something he hopes never to experience again. Though if anyone on the Tar Heels’ roster can handle adversity, it’s Groves. He’s already proven that. Twice. Before his UNC career could gain traction, Groves was working to overcome a second major knee injury. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Questions abound as ACC Football Kickoff comes to Charlotte

Once heralded as a basketball league, the ACC will feature the defending national football champion and a pair of major Heisman Trophy candidates when the 2019 season starts to unfold Wednesday and Thursday in Charlotte at the annual preseason kickoff. Players and coaches from all 14 ACC schools will be in town to discuss the upcoming season. (Fayetteville Observer)
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