Tar Heels Still Not Getting Much Out Of Punt Returns

UNC's opponents have punted 23 times this season, with one a quick kick by Virginia Tech, so that’s 22 punt return opportunities. has been on the field for 21 of them, but he’s either let the ball roll or fair caught the rest. Overall, and this includes a fair catch by Toe Groves vs. BC, the Tar Heels have not returned their opponents’ last 11 punts. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Mondays With Mack: Rebounding From the Loss to Florida State

: "I said when I came back in coaching, I’m not going to get depressed over losses. We’re still way ahead of where we thought we’d be at this time. We weren’t the fifth best team in the country. We were fortunate people thought we were, but you are how you play. So I got to go back to work and plugged it at the NC State game this weekend." (

Quoting The Coaches: UNC Wrestling Back On The Mat

UNC Wrestling head coach : "It's a new year and a fresh start. Everyone is in the same position, and I feel confident that our guys did enough over summer and preseason to come into this year with a chance to do some special things. I believe in every single person in our room. We've built a culture where everyone relies on each other." (

UNC Football Coordinators Press Conferences: What's To Fix From Tallahassee & More

North Carolina offensive coordinator Phil Longo and defensive coordinator Jay Bateman fielded questions from the media on Monday about what did and did not go well for the Tar Heels in their loss at Florida State and addressed some issues within their units. Here are videos of their interviews plus some notes and quotes from what they had to say. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Video: NC State Football Coach Dave Doeren Pre-UNC Press Conference

North Carolina State football coach Dave Doeren spoke with the media Monday to review the Wolfpack's game against Duke on Saturday and to preview this weekend's upcoming matchup with North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Read More...

Inside The Numbers: UNC vs. Florida State

According to Pro Football Focus, UNC quarterback (91.6) and defensive back (83.6) graded out as the best Tar Heels players on offense and defense, respectively, in the game against Florida State. Howell's grade was the top figure among all Power 5 quarterbacks this past week, slightly edging out Clemson's Trevor Lawrence at 90.8. (

Tar Heels in NFL: Sylvester Williams makes season debut, Holcomb returns, Bernard gets more carries

After missing four games with a knee injury, Washington linebacker played in its 20-19 road loss to the New York Giants and had five tackles and one assist. Running back had eight rushes for 15 yards and a touchdown for Cincinnati, while Carolina Panthers defensive back had five tackles and three assists. (Tar Heel Tribune)

Video: Mack Brown Monday Pre-NC State Press Conference

North Carolina football coach met with the media on Monday morning to look back at the Tar Heels' 31-28 loss to Florida State on Saturday and to preview this weekend's upcoming matchup against NC State in Chapel Hill. Read More...

Bailey Hockman to start at quarterback for NC State vs. UNC

Following a scary hit to Devin Leary that led to surgery on a broken fibula, Bailey Hockman will get the start Saturday afternoon at North Carolina. The move was made official by NC State on Monday after Sunday's announcement that Leary would miss 4-8 weeks due to the injury. Hockman started the first two games of the season with mixed results. (247 Sports)

Video: UNC RB Javonte Williams' Big-Time Performance vs. FSU

North Carolina running back put up a big performance for the Tar Heels against Florida State on Saturday night. Williams had 119 yards rushing, 67 yards receiving, and two total touchdowns. Read More...

In Ranked Matchups, UNC Football is 2-0 Against NC State

The first time the Tar Heels and Wolfpack met when both were ranked occurred in 1979. No. 19 UNC topped No. 15 N.C. State 35-21 in Chapel Hill. In 1993, a -led No. 18 North Carolina beat No. 19 N.C. State 35-14. The Tar Heels manhandled the Pack last year in Raleigh – winning 41-10. The road team has won six of the last seven games. (CBS 17)

UNC vs. Virginia Set For 8 p.m. Halloween Kickoff On ACC Network

The Atlantic Coast Conference announced on Monday morning that the North Carolina football game against Virginia in Charlottesville on Saturday, Oct. 31 will kick off at 8 p.m. on ACC Network. The Tar Heels return home this Saturday to take on NC State at noon on ESPN. (

10 Things We Learned From UNC's Loss to Florida State

Here are 10 things we learned about North Carolina from the Tar Heels' loss to Florida State on Saturday night. It is a combination of strengths, weaknesses, and areas that certainly need more focus. Special teams continue to be an issue: Through its first four games, Carolina is No. 72 out of 77 schools in special teams grade, per Pro Football Focus. (Inside Carolina)

Extra Points: Flipped

acknowledged that its No. 5 national ranking was "probably a little ahead of where we are." The Tar Heels had yet to prove that they could consistently win as the hunted rather than the hunter. There's a big difference, particularly playing in prime-time with a crowd rowdy enough to cause some communication issues late in the game. (

Video: From the Vault - UNC vs. NC State, Sept. 25, 1993

The last time the Wolfpack and Tar Heels entered their matchup with both teams ranked in the polls came on a drama-filled afternoon at Carter-Finley Stadium on September 25, 1993. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Tar Heels Accept What Went Wrong vs. FSU, Vow To Push Forward

This was just the 17th game of the Part II era. And this mission is not designed for completion after 24 months, but rather 36, 48, and 60-months. So, accentuating positives will help UNC grow, as a ranked rival is up next. "We’re just worried about getting better and beating a good NC State team," quarterback said. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Video: UNC WR Beau Corrales Goes Off On Florida State

North Carolina wide receiver may only have had four catches against Florida State on Saturday night but he made the most of those catches. Corrales set a career-high with 141 receiving yards, including a touchdown, against the Seminoles. Read More...

No. 3 UNC Men's Soccer Falls To No. 1 Wake Forest In Overtime

Kyle Holcomb scored in overtime to lift No. 1 Wake Forest to a 1-0 win against No. 3 North Carolina in men's soccer action on Sunday in Winston-Salem. On the winning play, Holcomb beat Tar Heel goalkeeper Alec Smir to the ball by a split second and put it into the net for the Demon Deacon victory. It was the first goal allowed by Carolina all season. (

North Carolina's Defensive Nitty Gritty vs. FSU

North Carolina spotted Florida State a big lead that ended up being too much to overcome in a 31-28 loss to the Seminoles on Saturday in Tallahassee. Here is a breakdown of the Tar Heels' defensive grades: Trey Morrison 83.8; Tyrone Hopper 78.1; Tomari Fox 73.6; 67.7; 67.3; 64.1; Raymond Vohasek 63.2. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Balanced Offense Lifts UNC Volleyball Over NC State

A block by Amanda Phegley and Destiny Cox clinched North Carolina's four-set win over NC State on Sunday in Raleigh to win both weekend matches (Highlights). Picking up where they left off on Friday, Carolina earned the 25-16 set one victory, highlighted by five kills from Cox. The Tar Heels improve to 4-2 and next hosts Virginia on a mutual bye weekend. (
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