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The University cut ties with a former UNC tutor and listed five other people who have given illegal benefits to UNC football players, including three former players. Former Tar Heel standout Hakeem Nicks was named along with Mahlon Carey, Omar Brown and Vernon Davis as having given benefits to football players.
UNC has named new people who gave gifts and other benefits to football players, including three former teammates. Additionally, the University provided a disassociation letter from athletic director Dick Baddour to Jennifer Wiley, a former tutor. The letter to Wiley says that UNC learned that she gave players financial assistance in excess of $2,000 in 2010. It also says that in 2009 and 2010 she gave inappropriate academic assistance.
Dick Baddour spoke to a crowd of freshmen Tuesday in Graham Memorial as part of the First Year Fellows program. In the hour-long talk, Baddour shed a positive light in the wake of an investigation that rocked the athletics department, praising the football team for its resiliency in tough times.
Almost forgotten in the wake of North Carolina’s dramatic victory against Florida State was the crushing loss of the team’s most consistent offensive weapon and one of its strongest leaders. Redshirt senior running back Johnny White broke his right clavicle in the first half of Saturday’s contest and has played his final game as a Tar Heel.
North Carolina quarterback T.J. Yates had a lot of reasons to be rattled with six minutes left in the fourth quarter of UNC’s 37-35 win against Florida State. But experience doesn’t give in to things like that. Yates was taking the field with his third- and fourth-string running backs after his team had just lost the lead on a punt gone terribly awry, in a stadium his program had never won in, with 70,157 garnet-and-gold faithful calling for his failure.
TALLAHASSEE – UNC’s leading rusher Johnny White broke his clavicle in the second quarter of UNC’s 37-35 win against Florida State, and he will be out for the rest of the season. White had rushed for seven yards and a touchdown against the Seminoles, and on the season amassed 720 yards and seven touchdowns.
Butch Davis was a part of his fourth “Wide Right” in Florida State. Seminoles kicker Dustin Hopkins missed a game-winning field goal with seven seconds left, and North Carolina prevailed 37-35.
The turbulent atmosphere surrounding the North Carolina football team has given rise to a lot of questions. Amidst the injuries, academic probations and agent-related issues, one question has gone unanswered. What happened to Jheranie Boyd?
Three weeks after sending his first disassociation letter regarding the NCAA investigation into the North Carolina football team, athletic director Dick Baddour sent a second letter to a Florida jeweler who provided jewelry to a student athlete no longer with the team. Baddour wrote Anthony Machado, owner of AJ’s Jewelry in Cutler Bay, Fla., on Oct. 25 informing him that he is to have no further involvement with UNC student athletes or “anyone associated with our intercollegiate athletics program.”
The number of healthy bodies available to the North Carolina secondary continued to dwindle Monday, when it announced that redshirt freshman cornerback Terry Shankle tore his left ACL against William & Mary and will miss the remainder of the season. Shankle’s absence this Saturday against Florida State will make him the 30th scholarship player to miss a game this year due to injury or the NCAA and University’s investigations.
The starters on the North Carolina offensive line Saturday afternoon outweighed the William & Mary front four by 30 pounds, but at the beginning of the Tar Heels’ eventual 21-17 victory, you’d never know it.
William & Mary spoiled a handful of potential story-lines for the Tar Heels on Saturday night. Junior wide receiver Dwight Jones continued his recently stellar play with nine receptions for 107 yards.
It needed a career day from Johnny White and several huge defensive plays, but the North Carolina football team eked out a 21-17 come-from-behind win Saturday afternoon against William & Mary at Kenan Stadium.
North Carolina trails William & Mary 17-7 at halftime in what has been a very sloppy first half for the Tar Heels. It was looking as though UNC would enter at halftime with a 14-7 deficit, but running back Shaun Draughn fumbled a kickoff return that William & Mary turned into a last second field goal before halftime.
When North Carolina offensive coordinator John Shoop puts his game plan into action Saturday against William & Mary, the defensive coordinator trying to put the clamps on the UNC attack might be familiar with Shoop’s repertoire. That’s because the man calling the shots from the visitor’s coaching box will be none other than Shoop’s older brother, Bob.
When Mike Paulus left the North Carolina football team last year, he didn’t just leave behind his friends and teammates. He left behind an identity and created a new one. Paulus, a quarterback at William & Mary, now goes by Michael and will get a chance to upend his friends and former coaches when the Tribe come to Chapel Hill on Saturday.