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    Breakin’ It Down: The ACC – FSU And Everybody Else?

    August 22, 2014 at 10:43 am

    In the first installment of my weekly “Breakin’ It Down” series, I’ll take a gander at the ACC in total. The ACC football landscape is wide open heading into the start of the 2014 season. Well, if you take out those Seminoles down in Tallahassee. If you remove No. 1-ranked defending national champion Florida State, […]

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    UNC Soccer Kicking Into High Gear

    August 21, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    Soccer season is back, and with it, the No. 4 UNC women’s soccer team begins the 2014 season Friday night when perennial powerhouse and seventh-ranked Stanford comes to town to take on the Tar Heels in the Carolina Nike Classic at Fetzer Field. ***Listen to the story*** The No. 22 Carolina men’s team meanwhile will […]

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    The Grid: Week 1

    August 21, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    Week one of high school football on WCHL begins with a bang with an exciting matchup pitting two local schools as the East Chapel Hill Wildcats travel over to Carrboro to take on the Jaguars.

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    UNC QB, PK Positions Remain Open with WR Talent Aplenty

    August 20, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    Carolina’s Mitch Trubisky has been toiling over the opportunity to snag the top spot on the depth chart away from junior Marquise Williams the entire offseason.

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    Larry Fedora Weighs In on State of UNC Preseason Prep

    August 19, 2014 at 11:21 pm

    UNC football head coach Larry Fedora knows time is running out on his preparations for the 2014 season. The sense of urgency and excitement is steadily building at the Navy Field practice facility.

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    Confident Carolina Defense Raring To Go

    August 19, 2014 at 1:04 am

    Armed with more experience and confidence, the Tar Heels on the defensive side of the football are eager to make more noise this fall.

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    The Grid: Carrboro High Jaguars

    August 14, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    The Jaguars struggled to a 4-7 finish last season. But now, a new era begins for Jaguar football begins with Jason Tudryn’s departure for UNC and longtime defensive coordinator Melvin Griffin stepping in to take the reins.

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    Undersized Carolina Defense Offering Speed, Energy

    August 13, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    There may be a concerning lack of size and power, but the UNC defense is making up for it with speed and energy as the Tar Heels continue to hit the practice field hard in preparation for the Liberty contest Aug. 30.

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    Coach Fedora: O-Line Work In Progress, Switzer Has No Limits

    August 12, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    It’s been said over and over that an offense is only as good as its linemen up front. Will this be the case for Carolina in 2014?

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    Close-Knit Tar Heels Test Offense, Showcase Defense in Scrimmage

    August 11, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    Head coach Larry Fedora’s scrimmage evaluations are out. And so far at least, the defense has the early edge over the offense.

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