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Administrators give update on football investigation

Trustees learned more about the ongoing investigations into the football team at their regularly scheduled meeting Thursday morning. Chancellor Holden Thorp and athletic director Dick Baddour shared other details in a half-hour question-and-answer presentation.

Academic investigation in honor system's hands

Administrators stressed to trustees the need for patience with the pace of the ongoing football investigations Thursday morning. The UNC team investigating allegations of academic misconduct has passed its findings to the student attorney general’s office, but their process won’t be complete for awhile.

NCAA rules on Burney, Williams

North Carolina athletic director Dick Baddour said the penalties levied by the NCAA on football players Kendric Burney and Deunta Williams are too harsh and said the University plans to appeal the rulings. Burney must sit out four more games after missing UNC’s first two, while Williams must sit two more games before returning. Both suspensions are due to the players violating NCAA agent benefits and preferential treatment rules.

NCAA hands out suspensions to Burney, Williams

The NCAA has ruled that North Carolina football players Kendric Burney and Deunta Williams must sit out six and four games, respectively, for violations of NCAA agent benefits and preferential treatment rules. Both players have sat out two games, which will be included in their suspension. The student-athletes received a combined $2,759 in improper benefits and will have to repay a portion of it to the a charity of their choice.

Johnny White gained 148 all-purpose yards on Saturday against Georgia Tech. White started at tailback, beating out last year’s starter Shaun Draughn.

Johnny White excels at starting RB role

Johnny White fought for all 113 rushing yards he amassed while in the starting role at tailback in front of Shaun Draughn, the former starter who had been cleared to play by the University and the NCAA on Monday.

White excels at starting RB role

Throughout the offseason, North Carolina football coach Butch Davis described Johnny White as the hardest-working player on the team. On Saturday, he was the hardest-working player on the field.

Kenan Stadium played host to 58,500 fans for the home opener against Georgia Tech.

UNC falls to Georgia Tech 30-24

After battling North Carolina to a 24-24 tie at the end of the third quarter, Georgia Tech needed just two field goals in the fourth quarter to get its first ACC win of the season. Scott Blair had two field goals for the Yellow Jackets and the Tar Heels couldn’t possess the ball long enough to get any offense going in the second half.

Breaking down the Georgia Tech triple option

Georgia Tech is the only opponent on UNC’s schedule that runs a triple option offense. It’s different from most offenses because it’s much more about reading the defense and reacting to it. Below is one example of a triple option play the Yellow Jackets could run on Saturday.

Football coaching slot filled

On Wednesday, the University of North Carolina football team announced that it hired Charlie Coiner as defensive assistant coach. Even though he does not have the same nominal job title as John Blake, who resigned as defensive line coach last Sunday under speculation about his role in an NCAA investigation, he will serve as Blake’s replacement.

Student guest passes for football on sale

A new policy announced Monday by the UNC Athletic Ticket Office will allow students to purchase guest passes for football games online. The passes for those games became available for purchase Monday. Passes for the East Carolina University and N.C. State University games will be available beginning the Monday before those games.