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Lawrence Taylor on Gambling, Golf, Competition, & Michael Jordan

Two of the best to ever play their respective sports both went to school at UNC. Of course, it's in basketball, the best NBA player ever, and then linebacker , who is considered one of the best defenders in NFL history. Jordan and Taylor didn't overlap at UNC. Taylor played at Carolina from 1977-1980, while Jordan arrived in Chapel Hill in 1981. (Inside Carolina)

Improving Red Zone Efficiency A Priority For UNC Football

"We’ve talked a lot about improving our red zone offense and defense," said. Last season, UNC was No. 31 in offensive red zone efficiency at 89 percent. The Tar Heels had 55 trips into the red zone, scoring a fairly impressive 49 times. The problem, however, is UNC managed just 31 touchdowns, crossing the goal line only 56 percent of the time. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Sam Howell on Clemson: We know the challenge ahead of us

Arguably the most notable moment in Clemson’s regular season in 2019 was it narrowly escaping with a 21-20 at North Carolina. The Tar Heels were a surprise in the ACC, going 7-6 in year one of ’s second go-around with true freshman at quarterback, ending their season with a blowout win over Temple in the Military Bowl. (247 Sports)

Chase Rice Is Ready to Get Back in Front of Fans as Soon as Possible

is continuing to reveal his latest project, The Album, blessing fans with Part II. The North Carolina native is not letting this uncertain time stop him from getting the music to fans, blasting into the ears of anyone who wants it. "At the very beginning I loved it," Rice says, now two-months into home-quarantine. "I have a crew too." (

Protocols, Not Football, Highlight UNC's June

Given the emphasis regarding COVID-19 mitigation efforts and the accompanying logistical challenges associated with social distancing, the Tar Heels will touch down in Chapel Hill in what largely amounts to a protocol process before football activities resume in July. North Carolina athletic director Bubba Cunningham laid out the timeline for return. (Inside Carolina)

Video: Mack Brown Friday Press Conference

North Carolina football coach spoke with the media on Friday and commented on a number of topics, including how players and will safely be brought back to campus, how meetings and practices will be orchestrated, and even an aside on Brown's exercise regimen. Read More...

Carolina Panthers safety Tre Boston named to PFF's all-clutch team for 2019

The Clutch Team contains players who graded the best in the fourth quarter and overtime of one-score games. Panthers safety did an excellent job of limiting throws into his coverage and making plays on the football. Boston was targeted just once in this sample but came away with one forced incompletion and one interception anyway. (Pro Football Focus)

Sam Howell one of the best true freshmen PFF has ever graded and a top-five QB in college football

owned an elite 90.1 PFF passing grade, which ranked seventh in the country. Considering Howell did this as an true freshman, the performance is flat-out remarkable. Not only did Howell finish as one of the 10 most valuable quarterbacks in college football, he had the second-most-valuable season by a Power-5 true freshman quarterback. (Pro Football Focus)

UNC Football Adapting to Overcome COVID-19 Crisis

Athletes in all sports may resume voluntary on-campus athletic activities starting June 1. While football programs across the country have released their plans to return to campus, UNC is still working under its original timeline of coaches returning in mid-June and players following in July. Updated guidelines are expected to be announced in the coming days. (Inside Carolina)

Two-sport star Ronald Curry switched gears, picked UNC after dazzling career at Hampton High

As we wait for sports to return, we’re looking back at some of our favorite stories, this one from March 25, 1998. averaged 4.2 points in 54 basketball games at UNC and in football was a two-time bowl-game MVP as the Tar Heels’ quarterback. A wide receiver for seven seasons in the NFL, Curry is now receivers coach for the New Orleans Saints. (Virginian-Pilot)
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Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 55
Temple: 13
Fri, Dec 27 Box Score
Upcoming Games:
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UNC at Auburn
Sat, Sep 12 TBD Tickets
UNC vs. James Madison
Sat, Sep 19 TBD Tickets
ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
Virginia Tech5-38-5
North Carolina4-47-6
Georgia Tech2-63-9

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(2) Clemson9-014-1
Wake Forest4-48-5
Florida State4-46-7
Boston College4-46-7
NC State1-74-8

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