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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Senior football player Malik Simmons was arrested and charged earlier Wednesday morning with marijuana possession and resisting arrest, according to reports from Chapel Hill Police.
Simmons, a cornerback from Florida who started five games last year at the now-eliminated Ram position, has been suspended indefinitely from all team activities, according to UNC athletic department spokesman Kevin Best.
Simmons' bond was set at $1,000, and he was not listed in Orange County jail records as of Friday afternoon.
UNC announced it received a notice of allegations from the NCAA Friday afternoon in a press release, confirming a report by Inside Carolina.
Tamika Jeter hadn’t seen her son in months.
It's early for the North Carolina football team — it has completed just two spring practices so far — but there has been an aura of optimism and excitement around Navy Practice Fields over the past few days.
With the defense adjusting to an entirely new system, as well as the coaches that have come along to implement it, players and coaches across the board are hopeful of what's to come for the Tar Heel football program.
"We got some new (coaches) over there, they've got a new philosophy, a new defense," Coach Larry Fedora said.
Gene Chizik stands at the podium on Wednesday, addressing the media for the first time since being named North Carolina’s new defensive coordinator.
Tre Boston, former North Carolina football player and current Carolina Panthers safety, has made big plays for his team down the stretch after being drafted in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft.
The South's Oldest Rivalry just got a little more heated.
Earlier in 2014, North Carolina junior wide receiver T.J. Thorpe announced his intent to transfer at the end of the season. After weeks of thought, he finally announced via Twitter on Monday where he would finish out his collegiate caree
During the 2014 football season, the North Carolina defense was torched week in and week out — finishing the season ranked No. 117 in total defense out of the 125 teams in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision.
DETROIT — They never could respond.
The team couldn’t end its season on a win. The seniors couldn’t end their careers without hung heads.
Perhaps Larry Fedora put it best.
The third-year North Carolina football coach opened his team's press conference leading up to its appearance in the inaugural Quick Lane Bowl on Friday with quite the honest statement.
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.