Topics: Larry Fedora

Larry Fedora, 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.

Marquise Williams' poor play leaves coach baffled


CHARLOTTE — The North Carolina football team entered Thursday night’s season opener against South Carolina facing many questions.

Tar Heels fall short against Gamecocks, 17-13


CHARLOTTE — South Carolina took the season-opening Belk College Kickoff game against North Carolina 17-13 on Thursday night after a handful of missed opportunities from the Tar Heel offense.

UNC and South Carolina renew their football rivalry in Charlotte tonight


For the first time in college football history, North Carolina and South Carolina will face off on a neutral field.

Charlotte will host the two teams for the Belk College Kickoff Game on Thursday.

Renewed UNC football defense prepares for debut against South Carolina


Jeff Schoettmer was nervous.

In his first career start at linebacker for the North Carolina football team, Schoettmer, then a redshirt sophomore, didn’t know what to expect when the Tar Heels opened the 2013 season at South Carolina.

UNC football prepares for new-look Gamecocks


Landon Turner still remembers his first encounter with Jadeveon Clowney.

Interactive graphic: ACC football preview

The North Carolina football team will face some stiff competition in the ACC this season. Here is a look at the other 13 teams in the conference and how they could perform in 2015.

Quinshad Davis: The cusp of glory


The first time Quinzettia Posey noticed her son had taken an interest in football, he was just 3 years old.

UNC offensive line continues progression

The road to success has been an uphill climb for the North Carolina offensive line.

UNC cornerback: We need to be 'rude boys' again


With two new defensive coaches in charge, the “rude boys” were in for a rude awakening.

The North Carolina defensive backs, who have maintained the self-appointed moniker since the late 1990s, prided themselves on physical play and dominant defensive coverage.

No weight too heavy for defensive end Junior Gnonkonde


A story? Not here. Not yet, at least. But come in, watch him. Maybe we’re all just a little early.

UNC receivers: The Freak Show


They call themselves Freaks — and the North Carolina receiving corps takes pride in the name.

Taking off the cape: Marquise Williams plans on playing within himself this season


Marquise Williams doesn’t have to be the hero anymore.

In the past two seasons, the North Carolina quarterback was in many situations where he had to carry his team when he set 18 school records.

Tar Heel linebackers play integral role on defense


Three of them walk onto the field. A leader, a jester and an underdog.

Together they form the North Carolina starting linebacker corps.

UNC defensive line eyes return to prominence


Julius Peppers isn’t walking through that door.

For that matter, neither is Kareem Martin, Sylvester Williams, Quinton Coples, or a host of other North Carolina defensive linemen who have since left Chapel Hill and gone on to make a name for themselves in the NFL.

Tight ends bring versatility to UNC offense


They call themselves “the hybrids.”

A cross between tight end and wide receiver. A group that can bring some flexibility to the North Carolina football team’s offense.

Beleaguered kicking game vows to improve


According to Coach Larry Fedora, junior Nick Weiler is guaranteed to handle kicking duties this season.

Kick-off duty, to be more specific. But that’s where the promises end for the specialists.

Elijah Hood, TJ Logan vie for starting role for UNC football


From going to the movies, playing video games and sleeping on air mattresses during training camp, the North Carolina running backs are always looking to have fun.

WR Bug Howard looks to shed basketball stereotype

He hates it. He knows it’s coming, but the agitation is still there.

Defensive coordinator Gene Chizik comes to UNC after 2-year hiatus


She knew the time would come.

For two years, Jonna Chizik, the wife of new North Carolina defensive coordinator Gene Chizik, cherished every second with her husband and three children, knowing the day would eventually arrive.

UNC offensive lineman Landon Turner takes the road less traveled


As a winter storm rocked parts of northeast Texas, Landon Turner had just one thought on his mind: getting to Chapel Hill.