Avery Trendel

“The Kick”: Weiler’s 54-Yard FG Gives UNC Football Upset Win at No. 12 Florida State

For the second straight week Larry Fedora and the UNC football team needed a miracle, and for the second straight week they got one. Nick Weiler’s 54-yard field goal as time expired gave the Tar Heels a 37-35 victory over No. 12 Florida State in Tallahassee, as Fedora earned perhaps his most important win as a head coach. Not since 2001 had UNC defeated a top-15 team on the road, and with 23 seconds remaining on Saturday it appeared as if that streak was about to continue. The Seminoles had just taken the lead for the first time all...

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Jesse Holley Named Host of Late Night With Roy

Stuart Scott. Kenny “The Jet” Smith. Jesse Holley. When the UNC men’s basketball team officially kicks off its season Oct. 14 with its annual “Late Night with Roy” event, they’ll each have yet another thing in common. Each man was a Tar Heel in their college days, but once Holley finishes his duties as host of “Late Night” he’ll join the other two among a small group of people to do so. Holley played basketball for two years under head coach Roy Williams–including during the 2004-05 National Championship season. He also was a star wide receiver on the UNC...

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UNC Football Ready For Battle in Tallahassee Against No. 12 Florida State

After taking a little bit of time to enjoy its thrilling comeback win over Pitt last Saturday, the UNC football team had no choice but to get right back to business this week. With a trip to Tallahassee to face No. 12 Florida State looming this weekend, the Tar Heels will need to overcome one of the most talented teams–and one of the most hostile environments–in college football in order to keep their three-game win streak alive. The Seminoles boast the same 3-1 record as UNC after taking a blowout loss in Week 3 at the hands of Louisville...

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ACC Football Championship Officially Moved to Orlando

After much speculation, the ACC confirmed Thursday that its football championship game will now be played at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida. The move comes just two weeks after the league decided to move all of its championship events out of North Carolina due to HB2. Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte was the originally scheduled host. This will now mark the sixth time in 12 years that the state of Florida has hosted the ACC Championship, and the first since it was played in Tampa back in 2009. Jacksonville was the location of the league’s first three...

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UNC Field Hockey’s Julia Young Named National Defensive Player of the Week

The accolades for UNC field hockey’s big weekend continue to roll in. A day after the team moved to No. 2 in the polls while sweeping conference Player of the Week honors, senior defender Julia Young was named the National Defensive Player of the Week. UNC’s team captain helped lead a strong defensive effort that held each of the Tar Heels’ weekend opponents–No. 1 Syracuse and No. 2 Duke–well below its averages in scoring, shots and penalty corners. The Tar Heels won each of those games by a score of 3-2. Teammate Lauren Moyer, who took home the ACC’s...

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UNC Wide Receiver Austin Proehl Embraces His Father’s Legacy

Facing a crucial 4th-and-6, the second of the drive, during the team’s game-winning march down the field against Pitt last Saturday, UNC quarterback Mitch Trubisky found junior wide receiver Austin Proehl for a first down on a perfectly executed comeback route. The play capped a career day for the speedy, young pass-catcher–who has embraced the pressure of following in his father’s footsteps. Any time you read or hear anything about Proehl, it’s become almost a requirement to add on the fact that he’s the son of Ricky Proehl—the wide receivers coach for the Carolina Panthers, and a 17-year NFL...

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ACC Refunds Tickets Purchased for Football Championship Game in Charlotte

Two weeks ago, the ACC announced it was moving its neutral-site championship events out of the state of North Carolina due to HB2’s discriminatory nature. As a result, the league released a statement on Tuesday saying that those who purchased tickets in advance for the league’s football championship game in Charlotte have been granted 100 percent refunds. The refund process is estimated to take five to seven business days before posting to  fans’ accounts. The same also applies for people who bought tickets for the ACC Night of Legends and the ACC Champions Tailgate–as well as those who registered...

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UNC Field Hockey Knocks Off Nation’s Top Two Teams, Moves to No. 2 in Poll

Outside of winning a major championship, you can’t really have a more successful weekend than the one UNC field hockey just enjoyed at Henry Stadium. The Tar Heels first knocked off No. 1 Syracuse 3-2 on Friday in a double overtime thriller. Two days later, the team defeated its biggest rival–No. 2 Duke–in another 3-2 game. As a result, UNC–which was ranked No. 5–moved up to No. 2 in the newest National Field Hockey Coaches Association Poll. Not only that, the ACC awarded its Offensive Player of the Week Award to UNC’s Lauren Moyer and its Defensive Player of...

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Trubisky, Switzer Earn ACC Player of the Week Honors

Fresh off two of the most spectacular performances in school history during UNC’s thrilling comeback win over Pitt on Saturday, quarterback Mitch Trubisky and wide receiver Ryan Switzer were each named ACC Player of the Week at their respective positions. Not only was Trubisky named the ACC’s Offensive Back of the Week, he was also honored as the Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week. In just his fourth career start, Trubisky completed 35 of his 46 passes for 453 yards and five touchdowns without throwing an interception. The only UNC quarterback to ever throw for more was Marquise...

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Howard’s Late TD Caps UNC Football’s Frantic Comeback Win Over Pitt

Midway through the fourth quarter of UNC’s crucial ACC matchup with Pitt (2-2, 0-1 ACC) on Saturday, a sea of fans wearing light blue made their way to the exits at Kenan Stadium. Little did they know, Mitch Trubisky was getting ready to orchestrate the comeback of his life. With his team down 13 points, the quarterback put together a pair of clutch touchdown drives in the final five and a half minutes—ultimately finding Bug Howard in the end zone with two seconds left on the clock to give UNC (3-1, 1-0 ACC) a stunning 37-36 victory. It was...

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