Cal running back Vic Enwere drags UNC defenders on Saturday.

Defense improving despite injuries, other challenges

If anything, the injury bug that has so badly maligned the North Carolina football team this season has proven that the phrase “next man up” is more than a commonly repeated line from coach speak vernacular. 


Football

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Press Coverage for September 22

In this episode of "Press Coverage" Chris Hilburn-Trenkle interviews UNC women's soccer player Frances Reuland about her journey to North Carolina, Sam Jarden analyzes this week's UNC vs. Duke football matchup and discusses other storylines circling UNC athletics.


North Carolina tight end Carl Tucker (86) makes a catch during Saturday's game against Old Dominion in Norfolk, Va.

Stats to know after UNC's football first win

A trip to Norfolk, Va., turned out to be a fruitful one for the North Carolina football team. Behind a dominant rushing attack, the Tar Heels (1-2) came away with a 53-23 win over Old Dominion. Here are a few more game-specific and season-long stats you may have missed from UNC’s first win: 


Play-by-play commentator Ron Thulin will call UNC and Old Dominion's game on Saturday (Photo courtesy of Ron Thulin)

Q-and-A with Old Dominion analyst Ron Thulin

The North Carolina football team (0-2) travels to Norfolk, Va., this weekend to play Old Dominion University. Ron Thulin, who has worked with Turner Sports and Fox Sports, will be the play-by-play commentator for Saturday’s game. In a conversation with sports editor Chapel Fowler, Thulin offered some insight on UNC’s opponent.