Larry Fedora, hired as North Carolina’s football coach in January 2012, comes to UNC after four years as head coach at the University of Southern Mississippi and hopes to revive a program reeling from NCAA sanctions. He replaces interim head coach Everett Withers, who took over the Tar Heels after Butch Davis was fired in September 2011 in connection with a NCAA investigation into the football program.
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After the UNC football team’s crushing defeat by N.C. State on Saturday, UNC lost its chance to play in a Tier 2 bowl game, leaving it with the possibility of playing in a Tier 3 bowl game or none at all.
Tucked away on the ground level of Kenan Stadium, far from the field’s sideline, far from the imaginary lines of scrimmage and far from the noise, sits the team training room.
It’s a box of hope and despair for a player, his fate decided in this room — Is he going to be OK? Can he return to the game?
What do you say after a loss of this magnitude? Are there even words to describe the emotion of such a defeat, or is it better to let some things go unsaid?
By now Marquise Williams knows. He has to.
DURHAM — Blame the defense.
It’s been the easy thing to do with the North Carolina football team this season — one during which opponents have broken offensive record after offensive record.
DURHAM — They didn’t come to watch Marquise Williams fumble the ball three times in a row in one quarter’s time — twice in the red zone.
UNC's rivalry with Duke is debatably one of the most exciting aspects of being a Tar Heel.
It’s simple in form — a brass bell, held up by four rubber wheels, rung by a slew of overly excited college students.
The Department of Public Safety responded to a scooter crash involving a UNC football player Wednesday morning at approximately 8:45 a.m., according to witnesses.
Student witnesses said the football player was struck on his motor scooter by a black sports car driven by an older man on Raleigh Road.
"He was laying on his side, and his scooter was kind of laying on its side," said Laura Fellwock, a UNC student who witnessed the crash on her way to class Wednesday. "His eyes were closed, they rolled him onto his back."
Khris Francis, a sophomore running back on the North Carolina football team, will miss the remainder of the season with a torn ACL, MCL and meniscus in his right knee, per a team release Monday.
Over the last two games at Kenan Memorial Stadium, Marquise Wiliams has developed a habit. He did it against Georgia Tech on Oct. 18, and he did it again Saturday when Pittsburgh came to town, minutes before UNC’s 40-35 win.
Oh, Larry. I really thought we were done. We’re on the verge of this getting old, fast, but you leave me no choice.
So often in this seesaw that is the North Carolina football team’s season, the story line has been the same.
For six months, Larry Fedora stayed quiet, keeping his lips tight between Feb. 20 and Aug. 30 about who his starting quarterback might be.
In preparation for Pittsburgh running back James Conner, senior safety Tim Scott and the North Carolina defense have been thinking a lot about Andre Williams.
As practice wound down for the North Carolina football team Wednesday afternoon, the energy level of the players was noticeably higher than usual.
North Carolina junior running back Romar Morris won’t play in the team’s Nov. 15 matchup with Pittsburgh after he was arrested and charged with driving while impaired early Sunday morning.
North Carolina junior running back Romar Morris was arrested early Sunday morning for driving while impaired, according to the Chapel Hill Police Department.
Duke Johnson had a few choice words for Cayson Collins.
Silence overtook the press box at Sun Life Stadium.