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  1. Hokies look to make big plays, and prevent themRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Washington Times

    Virginia Tech's defense ranks 27th nationally, allowing 325.6 yards per game, but is among the worst when it comes to giving up big plays. Only eight Division I schools, out of 128, have allowed more plays covering 20 or more yards than the Hokies, who have allowed 32. The numbers are more than a little troubling for a program that has always had defense as its calling card.

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  2. Ask Bryan: What has to change in the trenches?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Carolina Panthers

    What does the offensive line have to do to improve in front of quarterback Cam Newton? Can Frank Alexander help the defensive front? The offensive line is struggling to create running lanes and protect Cam, so what are some keys to improve? Will Rivera make changes along the offensive line? - Matt in Las Vegas There aren't many significant personnel changes that can realistically be made at this point, but Pro Bowl center expects a change in the group's level of play following a pair of subpar showings. Kalil said it must start with more efficiency in the run game, especially on early downs, to create second-and-short or third-and-short situations where the offense calls the shots.

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  3. Clemson's young quarterback off to fast startRead the original story

    Tuesday | WIS-TV Columbia

    The freshman quarterback passed for a school record six touchdowns and 435 yards passing - the second best total in Tigers' history - to defeat North Carolina 50-35 last week. He's been stopped frequently for pictures and congratulations ever since, yet would rather focus on taking the next step forward before Clemson plays North Carolina State Saturday.

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  4. ACC Upset Watch: Week 6Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | ESPN

    Golden Rule No. 1 when covering the ACC: No such thing as a guaranteed W. That is why nearly the entire league is on Upset Watch headed into Week 6. Florida State gets a reprieve at home against Wake.

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  5. BTN To Broadcast UNC-Rutgers ACC/B1G GameRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | University of North Carolina

    The Big Ten Network announced this week the North Carolina at Rutgers women's basketball game on Thursday, Dec. 4 will air live at 7 p.m., from Piscataway, N.J. The ACC/Big Ten Challenge will mark the first ever meeting between these two storied basketball programs that feature Hall of Fame coaches Sylvia Hatchell of UNC and C. Vivian Stringer of Rutgers. Hatchell, a 2013 Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame Inductee, is the active wins leader in collegiate women's basketball with an overall record of 935-331, spanning 39 seasons as a head coach.

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  6. UNC 'D' Hopes To Get Right Against Virginia TechRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | CBS Local

    Or maybe it's the week Virginia Tech - and its rather pedestrian offense - becomes the latest team to hang a big number on the Tar Heels. North Carolina has allowed 70 and 50 points in its past two games.

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  7. BOZICH | ACC football power ratings: Who's Number Two? Anybody?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 26 | WDRB-TV Louisville

    One team from the ACC has a legitimate chance to play in the four-team college football championship playoff - Florida State. We're on the eve of October, and we're waiting on a second team to separate itself from the pack.

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  8. FPI risers and fallers since preseasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | ESPN

    After five weeks there is enough information to dive deeper into which teams have exceeded expectations and which have failed to live up to them. Football Power Index's preseason rankings accounted for past performance, returning starters , coaching tenure and recruiting rankings.

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  9. A similar branding battle for UNC Charlotte, Texas at San AntonioRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Business Journal

    A reporter for the San Antonio Business Journal visited North Carolina recently and discovered a few ways UNC Charlotte and its recently launched Charlotte 49ers football team are tackling branding issues. Sometimes you just have to get away and recharge the batteries.

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  10. Latest North Carolina sportsRead the original story

    Tuesday | WECT-TV Wilmington

    Panthers coach Ron Rivera says running back DeAngelo Williams is "doubtful" for this weekend's game against the Chicago Bears, the latest setback for Carolina's ground game. Williams, who had just returned to the Panthers' lineup after missing the last two games with a bad hamstring, suffered an ankle injury during the second quarter of Sunday's game against the Baltimore Ravens.

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  11. Will Bryce Cotton Make the Team?Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Air Alamo

    Mar 21, 2014; San Antonio, TX, USA; Providence Friars guard Bryce Cotton shoots against North Carolina Tar Heels guard Marcus Paige in the first half of a men Bryce Cotton went undrafted after four stellar season at Providence, but he was one of the more talented guards in the country. Cotton is a 6-foot point guard with good athleticism, as shown in the NBA Draft combine where he posted a 40-inch max vertical.

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    Monday | HeraldSun.com

    Following a game in which Clemson receivers spent a lot of time uncovered down the field, North Carolina coach Larry Fedora jokingly felt the need to clarify UNC's game plan. "Believe it or not, we don't have defensive calls or defensive schemes where you turn a guy loose," Fedora said.

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  13. Virginia Tech vs. North Carolina: Complete Game PreviewRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | BleacherReport

    It wasn't as easy as expected, but the Virginia Tech Hokies ended their two-game losing streak on Saturday with a 35-17 win over Western Michigan. Next, the Hokies travel to North Carolina to resume their ACC schedule.

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  14. Hokies, UNC meet at a crossroadsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | The Virginian-Pilot

    North Carolina football coach Larry Fedora takes a moment to himself during a timeout in the second half against Clemson in Clemson, S.C., Saturday Sept. 27, 2014.

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  15. Raidersa Floyd adds UNC and West Virginia offersRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | The Washington Post

    As Stonewall Jackson running back Reggie Floyd exited Tuesday's practice, he received a text on his iPhone to call the University of North Carolina football office. Floyd and Tar Heels assistant head coach for offense Seth Litrell had developed a bond after Floyd's summer visit, but North Carolina had yet to offer.

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  16. Tar Heels still searching for answersRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Rocky Mount Telegram

    Or maybe it's the week Virginia Tech - and its rather pedestrian offense - becomes the latest team to hang a big number on the Tar Heels. North Carolina has allowed 70 and 50 points in its past two games.

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  17. North Carolina State Wolfpack vs. Clemson Tigers Complete Game PreviewRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | BleacherReport

    Last Saturday's 50-35 win over North Carolina was a great opportunity for the Clemson Tigers to get things back on track, but they must now turn the page to another conference foe. The North Carolina State Wolfpack roll into Clemson's Death Valley this Saturday without a notable win but plenty of momentum.

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  18. UNC has 'sense of urgency' entering Va. Tech gameRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 29 | The Charlotte Observer

    CHAPEL HILL When Larry Fedora said before the season that "it's time," he was talking about the opportunity North Carolina had, its need to take advantage of a wide open Coastal Division, which seemed there for the taking and in a lot of ways still does. After two consecutive losses to begin what appears to be the most difficult part of UNC's schedule, Fedora and his team face an uncomfortable reality: end the losing streak now or experience something similar to what it did the first half of last season.

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  19. Walker gives UNC its third top 100 recruitRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 29 | ESPN.com

    Destinee Walker , the No. 17 prospect in the espnW HoopGurlz Top 100 for the 2015 class, has given a verbal commitment to play women's basketball at North Carolina.

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  20. UNC Stays Put at No. 12Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 29 | University of North Carolina

    The Tar Heels split their first weekend of ACC play. UNC fell 3-0 last Friday against Florida State on the road, before returning home and sweeping Syracuse in Carmichael Arena on Sunday.

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