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    Scouting Report: A Chat with VT Coach Frank Beamer

    October 1, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    WCHL’s Matt Oakes caught up with legendary Virginia Tech head football coach Frank Beamer this week. The two discussed the competitiveness and depth in the ACC,  how to replace injured Hokie freshman running back Shai McKenzie and of course, previewed what Coach Beamer is calling a ‘must-win matchup’ with UNC this weekend. ***Listen to the […]

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    UNC Veterans Thorpe, Farmer Preaching Accountability

    September 30, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    Senior defensive tackle Ethan Farmer and junior wide receiver T.J. Thorpe each lead on different sides of the football, but both Tar Heel veterans are driving home the same message to their teammates.

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    Larry Fedora Points To Positives Despite Back-to-Back Defeats

    September 29, 2014 at 6:22 pm

    Despite the defeat, Coach Fedora was happy with his team’s fight, energy and improved play on defense last weekend.

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    UNC Defense Still Struggling To Find Its Form

    September 28, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    The UNC defense improved against the run Saturday night at Clemson, but the big plays down the field engineered by freshman Tiger quarterback Deshaun Watson doomed the Tar Heels.

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    Clemson Clobbers Carolina 50-35

    September 28, 2014 at 12:15 am

    The North Carolina football team fell behind 17-0 early and couldn’t recover in a 50-35 loss at Clemson Saturday night and dropped to 2-2 on the season.

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    Breakin’ It Down: Clemson

    September 26, 2014 at 8:07 am

    North Carolina will travel down to Death Valley Saturday looking for their first win on the road at Clemson since 2001. The Tigers sit at 1-2 on the season, but are coming off a respectable overtime loss at Tallahassee against the defending national champion Florida State Seminoles. The Tar Heels, meanwhile, are coming off a […]

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    Tar Heels Hoping To Tame Tigers In Death Valley

    September 25, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    The 2-1 North Carolina football team will open its ACC schedule with a trip down to Death Valley to face the 1-2 Clemson Tigers Saturday night for a nationally-televised 7 p.m. kickoff.

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    Scouting Report: A Chat with Clemson Coach Dabo Swinney

    September 25, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    WCHL’s Matt Oakes caught up with Tiger head coach Dabo Swinney as his squad prepares to host the Tar Heels Saturday night.

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    The Grid: Week 6

    September 25, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    Week six of high school football on WCHL features a highly-anticipated showdown between two undefeated Big 8 conference schools. The collision between the 4-0 Northwood Chargers and the 4-0 Orange Panthers promises to be an absolute slugfest.

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    Switzer, Tar Heels Still Searching For Spark

    September 23, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    The main sparkplug, Switzer, isn’t overly concerned with the lack of a special teams score in 2014. He says it will come.

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