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When the North Carolina football team takes the field Saturday in its annual spring game, don’t expect any flashy calls from the Butch Davis playbook. More than anything, Davis said he plans to use Saturday’s scrimmage as an opportunity to see just what kind of players he’ll be working with during the Tar Heels’ 2011-12 campaign.
Pro Day at North Carolina is the football equivalent of graduation — football players who played at North Carolina work out at an official UNC event for the last time in their collegiate careers.
Last year’s NCAA investigations surrounding the North Carolina football team have yet to be completely resolved. But as the Tar Heels took Navy Field on Wednesday for the first of 15 spring practices, the controversy was the last thing on coach Butch Davis’ mind.
Gary Wichard, a sports agent with Pro Tect Management and the agent involved in the NCAA’s investigation of UNC’s football program, died at the age of 60, according to reports. Wichard died in his home of diabetes and pancreatic cancer.
Tom Myslinski will be the man in charge of making the Tar Heel football team faster and stronger next season. A month after Jeff Connors left UNC to become the strength and conditioning coach at East Carolina, the football program announced the former Cleveland Browns assistant will take the reins.
The NCAA has upheld its decision of permanent ineligibility for junior defensive end Michael McAdoo.
In what is becoming almost a tradition for North Carolina’s football program, head coach Butch Davis rang in another successful National Signing Day — but this year, he did it with a degree of difficulty.
College football recruiting has reached information overload. Between Internet websites, fanatical fan bases and exploding recruiting budgets, it is little wonder that interest in getting “the next gridiron star” to go to a given school has also skyrocketed.
The North Carolina football program has received neither a letter of inquiry nor notice of allegations from the NCAA, nor does it have any knowledge of the NCAA’s timeline in its investigation, UNC athletic director Dick Baddour said.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – T.J. Yates got his storybook ending, after all. In the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl, Yates looked as if he let his chance get away when Dwight Jones let Yates’ 4th down hurl fall incomplete with 1:36 remaining.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – T.J. Yates got his storybook ending, after all. In the Franklin American Mortgage Company Music City Bowl, Yates initially looked as if he let his opportunity slip away when Dwight Jones let Yates’ 4th-and-20 hurl fall to the ground with 1:36 remaining. But Yates got a second opportunity with 31 seconds remaining, and he drove the Tar Heels 57 yards to set up Casey Barth for a field goal, en route to a otherworldly 30-27 win against Tennessee.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — “The game is over.” Referee Dennis Lipski announced the end of North Carolina’s season while Tennessee players ran onto the field celebrating their seventh win of the season with a 20-17 victory.
Speaking at a Raleigh Sports Club banquet on Sept. 29, North Carolina athletic director Dick Baddour said there was “a light at the end of the tunnel.”
For Kevin Guskiewicz, department chair of UNC’s Exercise and Sports Science program, football players are key research subjects in the study of sport-related head trauma — just one of his projects as the head of one of the nation’s leading concussion programs.
Just a few months after the Volunteers canceled their 2011 match against UNC because of tough scheduling, both accepted invitations to the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl in Nashville, Tenn., on Dec. 30. The Tar Heels (7-5, 4-4 ACC) will go to a bowl game for the third straight season after two consecutive trips to Charlotte for the Meineke Car Care Bowl.
North Carolina will face Tennessee in the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl on December 30 in Nashville, Tenn. The Tar Heels (7-5) and the Volunteers (6-6) haven’t met on the gridiron since 1961.