Virginia Tech senior quarterback Tyrod Taylor takes his time in the pocket during the Saturday game against the Tar Heels.

Tyrod Taylor proves to be too much for UNC fooball

Tyrod Taylor was who the North Carolina defense thought he was. He was the same dynamic, explosive playmaker the Tar Heels had faced the previous three seasons. And with the Virginia Tech offensive line holding UNC at bay for most of the game, the senior quarterback was the coolest guy on the field.


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Ties cut with ex-tutor as NCAA investigates UNC football

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.

More named who gave 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 talks to First Year Fellows at Graham Memorial on Tuesday. Topics included his job as athletic director, financial stresses on athletics, the NCAA investigation and why UNC’s athletics are excellent.

Dick Baddour reflects on athletic investigation

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.

	UNC tailback Johnny White will miss the rest of the year after breaking his collarbone on Saturday.

Johnny White's injury leaves vacancy in running back position

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.

T.J. Yates passed for a UNC single-game record 439 yards against Florida State. He hooked up with Dwight Jones for 233 of those yards.

UNC quarterback T.J. Yates sets school record in 37-35 upset over FSU

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.

Johnny White to miss remainder of season

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.

Missed FG lifts Tar Heels

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.

Absence of Boyd leaves void

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?

Dick Baddour disassociates Florida jeweler

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.”

In Kendric Burney’s first game back from sitting seven games, the senior cornerback tallied more tackles than any other Tar Heel on Saturday.

UNC football coping with injured secondary

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.

North Carolina senior tailback Johnny White zig zags his way en route to his 67-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s game against William & Mary. White tallied a career-high 164 yards on 29 carries. It was this go-ahead touchdown that put UNC back on top after being down by 10 points entering the final 15 minutes.

Tar Heels rally for ugly football win

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.

Johnny White led the Tar Heels comeback in the 4th quarter against William and Mary.

UNC beats William and Mary 21-17

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.

UNC trails William & Mary 17-7 at halftime

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.

Shoop brothers square off this Saturday

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.

Former UNC quarterback Mike Paulus runs the ball in a 2008 game against Virginia Tech. Now he’s known as
Michael and plays for William & Mary, who visits Chapel Hill on Saturday. The Tribe is 3-0 in games he starts.

Paulus makes return to Chapel Hill

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.