Running back Michael Carter (8) carries the ball against Virginia on Oct. 14 in Kenan Memorial Stadium.

In 20-14 loss to Virginia, North Carolina football falls short

There was no mistaking the frustration in Larry Fedora’s voice. For the sixth time in seven games this season, the head coach stood in front of the media trying to explain or make sense of his North Carolina football team’s loss. 


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Former UNC running back Giovani Bernard (26) carries the ball against Idaho in 2012.

Tar Heels in the Pros: Peppers, Trubisky in NFL spotlight

Week 4 was a big one for Tar Heel alumni across the league, and it was headlined by a veteran defensive lineman earning NFC Defensive Player of the Week honors, a linebacker who is leading the league in tackles and a quarterback who will make his long-awaited season debut next week.


NFL player autopsy shines light on CTE

The release of the autopsy results for former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez has renewed questions about CTE-related deaths and safety in football — leading to research on the disease and changes in the sport.