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Julius Peppers inducted into North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame

, the former Southern Nash High School, University of North Carolina, and Carolina Panthers star, was inducted into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame Friday night. Peppers knew about the honor for some time, but said the weight of the moment didn't descend on him until he saw familiar names when walking through the Hall's exhibits. (Carolina Panthers)

Mack Brown Cuts Up at 2021 Pigskin Preview

On Friday, said what every North Carolina fan thinks about the Blue Devils: “Duke stinks!” It was an answer to a question emcee David Glenn posed to coaches at the annual Chapter Pigskin Preview at the Embassy Suites in Cary: “What’s your go-to punchline that will get a laugh out of your boosters at a fundraiser for your team?” (Inside Carolina)

Javonte Williams agrees to 4-year, $8.8 million contract with Denver Broncos

The Denver Broncos have agreed to terms on a four-year contract with running back , their second-round pick in this year’s NFL draft. The four-year deal is worth $8,865,772, according to OverTheCap.com. That’s an average of just over $2.2 million per season. Williams will be a bargain for the Broncos while on his rookie contract. (USA Today)

How Steve Spurrier Nearly Became UNC's Football Coach in 2005

During his induction into the South Carolina Football Hall of Fame on Thursday, legendary head football coach Steve Spurrier revealed that he nearly spurned South Carolina for North Carolina during his return to college coaching in 2005. According to Spurrier, UNC was in talks to replace coach and had singled out Spurrier for the job. (Inside Carolina)

Tomon Fox among ACC football sixth-year standouts in 2021

Several sixth-year ACC football players have an opportunity to be high-impact performers in 2021. UNC linebacker is poised for an All-ACC type season after earning honorable mention all-league honors in 2020. Fox already has built a solid career and is tied with former great for fifth in program history with 21 sacks. (GoUpstate.com)

UNC Football Closing In On Herd Immunity

One Atlantic Coast Conference football program not quite at herd immunity is North Carolina. But the Tar Heels are getting close, according to head coach . “We're not at 85 percent for herd immunity with our entire team yet” he said. “We're getting really close.” Could not being at 85 percent affect a team’s ability to play its entire schedule? (Tar Heel Illustrated)

ACC Kickoff: Mack Brown Takeaways

North Carolina football coach has been consistent since his return to Chapel Hill when it comes to embracing expectations. He’s never had an issue with hype, although he’s quick to tell his players that if they want to believe the noise, then they better be willing to put in the work to prove they deserve it. That’s proven easier said than done. (Inside Carolina)

Defensive Players Lead the Way Among Offseason Standouts for UNC

During breakout sessions at Wednesday's ACC Football Kickoff, Sam Howell, , Tomon Fox and coach Mack Brown discussed players and position groups that have stood out during the offseason. Howell couldn’t single out one specific player. Instead, he singled out two freshmen defensive lineman: and . (Inside Carolina)

Sam Howell didn’t want a Heisman publicity campaign; he just wants to win

You’ll see no publicity campaign from North Carolina to promote quarterback ’s Heisman candidacy and, make no mistake about it, that is his preference. Howell suggested the reason there will be no “Howell for Heisman” posters or other gimmicks is because that’s what was decided when he discussed the possibility with . (Tar Heel Tribune)

Eric Mac Lain tabs Sam Howell as nation's top quarterback

is the best quarterback in the country,” Eric Mac Lain said. “He really can do everything with his arm. It’s going to be exciting to see can he take that next step, which is going to be get the ball out, check it down, don’t take sacks, throw it away if you need to. If the Tar Heels, who are so explosive, can now capitalize, look out for them." (247 Sports)
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Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 27
Texas A&M: 41
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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(22) Miami7-28-3
(18) North Carolina7-38-4
Pittsburgh5-56-5
Virginia Tech5-55-6
Virginia4-55-5
Georgia Tech3-63-7
Duke1-92-9

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(3) Clemson8-110-2
NC State7-38-4
Boston College5-56-5
Wake Forest3-44-5
Louisville3-74-7
Florida State2-63-6
Syracuse1-91-10

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