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Kickoff Times and TV Info Announced for UNC's First Three Football Games

UNC Football will open the season at Minnesota on Thursday, Aug. 29. The game will kick off at 8 p.m. ET and air nationally on FOX. The Tar Heels host Charlotte on Saturday, Sept. 7. at 3:30 p.m. on ACC Network. The following weekend, UNC welcomes first-time in-state foe NC Central. The game will kick off at 6 p.m. and stream on ACCNX. (GoHeels.com)

Chansky’s Notebook: Million-Dollar Maye

Is the richest rookie in UNC history? Any Carolina athlete drafted higher, such as (No. 2 by the Bears in 2017), did not earn as much as the No. 3 pick by New England in the 2024 NFL Draft. Trubisky signed for $29 million over four years. Maye signed a fully guaranteed four-year contract with the Patriots for more than $36 million. (Chapelboro.com)

Tennessee Titans Excited About Rookie Linebacker Cedric Gray

Tennessee Titans rookie linebacker quickly made a positive impression on first-year coach Brian Callahan. The former North Carolina standout displayed his athleticism at Titans rookie minicamp and is establishing himself as a versatile three-down linebacker who can cover tight ends, tackle running backs, and sack the quarterback on a blitz. (Sports Illustrated)

Video: IC Podcast - Scouting UNC's Defensive Backs

Jason Staples of Inside Carolina opens his scouting report series with UNC's defensive backs. Staples joins host Tommy Ashley for a review of the Tar Heel safeties, nickels, and corners with a focus on the projected two deep for defensive coordinator Geoff Collins, and three newcomers who could play a pivotal role this season. (View Video)

UNC WR Tylee Craft Provides Update on Health, Graduation from College

North Carolina wide receiver has been fighting a cancer diagnosis since early 2022, one which has kept him from playing the game he loves. But between cancer treatments, Craft has still maintained a presence on the football team. And even after attaining his undergraduate degree, Craft plans to stick around Chapel Hill a little while longer. (Chapelboro.com)

Drake Maye explains why he stays at Patriots facility so late

NFL rookies have only recently started getting their work in, with things like Rookie Minicamp. Still, New England Patriots first round pick is already burning the midnight oil and staying late at the facility. When asked about this, he explained that it comes down to being the quarterback and needing to learn every aspect of the offense. (On3.com)

Drake Maye Signs with New England Patriots for $36.6 million

No. 3 overall pick and the New England Patriots agreed to terms on the rookie quarterback's deal on Wednesday, according to the NFL Network. The contract is worth $36.6 million over four years, including a $23.5 million signing bonus, per Spotrac. Maye is expected to eventually become the starter depending on how quickly he develops. (CBS Sports)

Patriots quarterback Drake Maye to grow with two rookie receivers

Once the Patriots knew that quarterback would be their pick at No. 3 overall in the NFL draft, they had another goal in mind. Draft a wide receiver, or two, who could grow with Maye. The idea that Washington's Ja'Lynn Polk (second round, No. 37) and UCF's Javon Baker (fourth round, No. 110) would be signing four-year contracts was appealing. (ESPN.com)

Kaimon Rucker listed among college football's most underrated players entering 2024 season

earned Second Team All-ACC honors last season, but flew under the radar from a national perspective. The UNC edge rusher posted 61 tackles, including 15 for loss with 8.5 sacks to go along with 12 quarterback pressures. The fifth-year senior should garner more attention in 2024 as one of the veteran leaders on the Tar Heels' defense. (247 Sports)

Linebacker Power Echols Ready for New Starring Role on UNC's Defense

When played his final snap for UNC Football last November, the quest to find the Tar Heels’ new defensive leader commenced. But it didn’t take long at all, because waiting in the wings and ready to slide into that role was . And with the 2024 season not too far away, Echols has established himself as the voice on UNC’s defense. (Tar Heel Illustrated)
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