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    Ebron to Tabb: UNC TE’s Turn To Embrace Spotlight

    September 2, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    UNC tight end Jack Tabb isn’t your normal senior veteran. Although in his final season at Chapel Hill, he’s adapting to life in the spotlight for the first time.

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    Larry Fedora: Youthful Tar Heels Learning From Mistakes, Growing

    September 1, 2014 at 5:30 pm

    When it comes to the whopping 67 players that got on the field last weekend, Coach Fedora says the more the merrier.

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    Coach Fedora, UNC Players Reflect on Week One Win

    August 31, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    UNC head coach Larry Fedora addressed the media following Carolina’s win Saturday night in Chapel Hill and had a lot to discuss.

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    GAME RECAP: Tar Heels Extinguish Flames 56-29

    August 30, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    The No. 23 North Carolina football team used a 28-point offensive explosion in a 3:49 span in the third quarter to seize control in a 56-29 victory over Liberty in the home opener, improving to 1-0 on the young 2014 season.

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    Breakin’ It Down: Liberty

    August 29, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    The No. 23 Tar Heels take to the gridiron for their season opener Saturday when they welcome a FCS opponent in the form of the Liberty Flames to Chapel Hill. UNC finished 2013 on a roll, winning six out of its last seven games with an emphatic Belk Bowl victory over Cincinnati to conclude the […]

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    The Grid: Week Two

    August 28, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    Week two of high school football on WCHL features an intriguing contest between the 1-0 Carrboro Jaguars and the 0-1 East Chapel Hill Wildcats.

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    No. 23 UNC Football Kicks Off 2014, ‘Locked in On’ Liberty

    August 28, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    The No. 23 North Carolina football team will look to shrug off the off-the-field incident and the loss of two starting cornerbacks when the Tar Heels host the defending Big South co-champion Liberty Flames Saturday at 6 p.m. in the season opener.

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    UNC Soccer Teams Embark on Busy Weekends

    August 27, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    The No. 9 UNC women’s soccer team, 1-1 on the season, heads west hoping for some revenge when it takes on top-ranked and defending national champions, the UCLA Bruins, Friday night at 10 p.m.

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    Scouting Report: A Chat with Liberty Coach Turner Gill

    August 27, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    WCHL’s Matt Oakes had the chance to chat with the head coach of the Liberty Flames, Turner Gill.

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    UNC’s Switzer, Schoettmer Brimming with Confidence

    August 26, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    The No. 23 North Carolina Tar Heels are embracing their status as a member of the preseason Top 25, but sophomore sensation Ryan Switzer and junior linebacker Jeff Schoettmer believe they have the tools to climb the rankings even further as the football season gets underway Saturday in Kenan Stadium.

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