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    Breakin’ It Down: Notre Dame

    October 10, 2014 at 10:30 am

    The 2-3 North Carolina football team hits the road to South Bend this weekend for a 3:30 p.m. kickoff at Notre Dame. The reeling Tar Heels will face an undefeated Fighting Irish squad that is 5-0 and coming off a thrilling fourth-quarter comeback win over Stanford. Carolina and Notre Dame will meet for the 19th […]

  • T.J. Logan with the ball (Elliott Rubin)

    Upset-Minded Tar Heels Meet No. 5 Fighting Irish

    October 9, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    The North Carolina football team, with a 2-3 record, heads to South Bend to take on an in-form 5-0 Notre Dame squad ranked No. 5 nationally.

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    The Grid: Week Eight

    October 9, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    Week eight of high school football action on WCHL features a battle for Hillsborough bragging rights between the undefeated Orange Panthers, 6-0 on the season, and the 2-4 Cedar Ridge Red Wolves.

  • UNC Basketball Media Day Notes

    October 9, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    It’s hard to believe that basketball season is right around the corner. Just a couple weeks ago, I was wrapping my mind around how great it was to have football back. But the clock just keeps on ticking. Here we go! Wednesday afternoon was UNC’s media day inside the Dean Smith Center. Roy and his […]

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    Tar Heels Still Tackling ‘The Little Things’

    October 8, 2014 at 9:37 am

    Carolina junior offensive guard Landon Turner and head coach Larry Fedora agree it’s the fine details that are tripping the Tar Heels up so far this season.

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    Fedora on South Bend: ‘I’d Rather Go In There and Make Some History’

    October 6, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    Coach Fedora says the mistakes are correctable with a road trip at No. 6 Notre Dame looming.

  • T.J. Logan and Marquise Williams perform a zone-read play. (Elliott Rubin)

    The Missing Link: UNC Rushing Attack

    October 5, 2014 at 6:25 pm

    The Carolina rushing attack has struggled to gain traction all season long, but the void was especially glaring Saturday against Virginia Tech. The tailback trio of T.J. Logan, Romar Morris and Elijah Hood combined for 15 yards on nine carries.

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    Hokies Thump Tar Heels 34-17

    October 4, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    The North Carolina football team was unable to get its offense going in a 34-17 loss to Virginia Tech Saturday afternoon at Kenan Stadium, dropping to 2-3 on the season.

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    Breakin’ It Down: Virginia Tech

    October 3, 2014 at 1:23 am

    Following back-to-back defeats on the road at ECU and Clemson, the 2-2 Tar Heels return home to Chapel Hill this weekend. UNC will welcome a 3-2 Virginia Tech squad for a 12:30 p.m. kickoff that VT head coach Frank Beamer is calling a “must-win” situation for both schools. I can’t disagree with Coach Beamer there. […]

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    Virginia Tech, UNC Look To Stay Alive In ACC Coastal

    October 2, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    The North Carolina football team, 2-2 on the season, will return home to Chapel Hill on Saturday to host a pivotal ACC Coastal matchup against 3-2 Virginia Tech.