UNC Visits NC State Friday Night - Pregame Notes

North Carolina and NC State square off on the football field for the 111th time to close out the 2021 regular season on Friday at 7 p.m. on ESPN. is 7-7 all-time (7-5 at UNC) against the Wolfpack. Brown is 23-1 in his last 24 games against in-state ACC opponents as the Tar Heels' coach. UNC won the last meeting in Raleigh, 41-10, in 2019. (GoHeels.com)

Five matchups UNC needs to win at NC State to beat the Wolfpack

UNC quarterback returns after sitting out last week’s win over Wofford with an injury. He’s helped the Tar Heels score over 40 points the past two seasons in wins over NC State. But UNC enters its regular-season finale Friday as an underdog. Here are five matchups the Tar Heels have to win to claim a third straight victory in the rivalry game. (MSN.com)

Video: UNC Women's Basketball Downs VCU In Bahamas, 72-59 - Highlights

The North Carolina Women's Basketball team moved to 5-0 on the season after defeating VCU 72-59 on Friday at the Goombay Splash in Bimini, Bahamas (Box Score). The Tar Heels were led by , who scored 23 points and pulled down 9 rebounds and 's 15 points. Check out the highlights. (View Video)

Alyssa Ustby pushes UNC women's basketball to 5-0 with win in Bahamas

During their sizzling start to the season, the North Carolina women's basketball team has faced little-to-no adversity. Black Friday presented something they hadn’t seen in the first four games: Trailing in a game. But the Tar Heels showed resiliency and battled well down the stretch a 72-59 victory over Virginia Commonwealth on Friday in Bimini, Bahamas. (Tar Heel Tribune)

UNC Football vs. NC State: Three Things to Watch

The Wolfpack will be eager to beat the Tar Heels on Black Friday, but they’ll have to beat , something they’ve never done. With the talent around him downgraded from last season’s historical offense, this seems like their best chance to do so in front of a roaring home crowd. Here are three things to watch as NC State looks to beat North Carolina. (Tar Heel Blog)

‘Put the cherry on top’: What to watch as UNC can play spoiler role against rival NC State

UNC can avoid going winless in road games this season, secure a third straight winning season under coach , perhaps improve its bowl destination, deliver a sweep of its in-state opponents, defeat N.C. State for a third year in a row, and spoil the Wolfpack’s chances of claiming the Atlantic Division title and reaching the ACC championship game. (Gaston Gazette)

UNC, Duke awarded grant to establish joint Alzheimer’s disease research center

The University of North Carolina and Duke University have been awarded funds from the National Institutes of Health to establish a prestigious Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, part of a federally-funded national network of similar centers. NIH funding for the joint Duke-UNC Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center is expected to total $14.8 million. (UNC.edu)

Video: Justin Jackson Discusses UNC And Playing Team Basketball

Former North Carolina small forward and 2017 National Champion joins of Inside Carolina to discuss all things UNC Basketball including how the Tar Heels can begin playing better defense, team basketball, and more. (View Video)

"Connectedness and Family" Define UNC Women's Basketball

Thursday told you all you need to know about the women's basketball program coach is building at UNC. The Tar Heels gathered in a resort meeting room for Thanksgiving dinner, then convened to scout their opponents. This time the video was more personal than the usual game film UNC has studied to prepare for two games in the Bahamas. (GoHeels.com)

Sam Howell at full strength? UNC QB puts in rehab work ahead of rivalry game at NC State

As Friday's regular-season finale at NC State approached, UNC quarterback is returning from an injury that became at least partially responsible for his absence last week. While Tar Heels coach struck an all-systems-go tone this week, Howell acknowledged that he has undergone daily treatment sessions on the upper-body injury. (MSN.com)

UNC Football Ready For Business on Black Friday

In a series filled with chippy play and bragging rights at stake, there’s no love lost between the Tar Heels and Wolfpack. And Friday’s game carries more importance than most meetings between the schools: with a win and a loss by Wake Forest on Saturday, NC State can clinch the Atlantic Division and appear in their first-ever ACC Championship Game. (Chapelboro.com)

Countdown to Kickoff: UNC vs. N.C. State

The 2021 football season has not gone according to plan for North Carolina. The program’s preseason Top-10 ranking didn’t make it past Labor Day and the Tar Heels were out of the rankings by October. Despite the disappointment, UNC qualified for a third consecutive bowl game and now can play spoiler for No. 24 N.C. State on Black Friday. (Inside Carolina)

Josh Downs leans on faith and family during breakout season at UNC

UNC receiver has seen what hard work can become. His uncle played defensive back for UNC and eleven seasons in the NFL. He is currently cornerbacks coach on 's staff. Downs father, Gary, played running back at NC State and played in the NFL from 1994-2000. He is now running backs coach at East Tennessee State. (WRAL Sports Fan)

UNC stands in the way of N.C. State history and ACC title hopes

A win over the Tar Heels would keep N.C. State in contention for its first trip to an ACC title game next month, also needing a Boston College win over Wake Forest to secure the top spot in the ACC Atlantic Division. N.C State head coach Dave Doeren is 4-4 all-time against the Tar Heels. North Carolina head coach is 7-7 versus N.C. State. (Gaston Gazette)

UNC Great Antawn Jamison Inducted Into National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame

On Sunday, became the eighth former North Carolina Tar Heel player inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. Jamison is joined in the honor by UNC greats (1986), (2000), James Worthy (2003), Michael Jordan (2009), Phil Ford (2012), Charlie Scott (2018), and Sam Perkins (2018). (Inside Carolina)
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