This fellow got his ankle twisted around 120 degrees. Ouch!

Deunta Williams prepares for NFL Draft

Danine Collins had never seen her son get injured in a football game. All the Saturday morning Pop Warner games, the middle school games, the Friday nights at White Oak High School and the Saturday afternoons at Kenan Stadium — never had she seen Deunta Williams injured.


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Football revisits Kenan for spring scrimmage

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 brings coaches, players to UNC

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.

UNC football returns to field for spring practice

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.

Agent connected with NCAA investigation dies

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.

Football names new strength and conditioning coach

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.

Signing Day for the new football recruits. Coach Butch Davis explains how this year's recruiting process went.

Tar Heels ink 25 recruits on Signing Day

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.


Recruit process getting intense

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.

UNC still waiting on NCAA rulings

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.

Casey Barth is all smiles after his game-winning field goal gave UNC a 30-27 victory against Tennessee in the Music City Bowl in Nashville.

North Carolina bests Tennessee in wild bowl game

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.

	UNC players rush the field after Casey Barth’s field goal puts the Tar Heels up 30-27 for the win.

Madness in the Music City

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.

	UNC Coach Butch Davis protests a call.

A season hanging on 16 seconds

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.

Kevin Guskiewicz runs a series of balance and orientation tests on Tyler Moore, a junior from Denver, on Monday. Moore had injured his head the previous week.

UNC's Guskiewicz a leader in concussion research

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.

	The Tar Heels (7-5) will face Tennesse (6-6) in the Music City Bowl in Nashville, TN.

North Carolina to play Tennessee at the Music City Bowl in Nashville

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.