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Monday May 10th

Football



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.

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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.

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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.

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	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.

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	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.

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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.

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	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.

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Tailback Anthony Elzy waited his entire career for the game he had against Duke. During the past three games, Elzy has totaled 531 all-purpose yards for the Tar Heels.

Patient Elzy finally gets breakout game for UNC

The senior tailback bided his time at UNC after being passed over time after time during the last three seasons. On Saturday against Duke, Elzy put together the best game of his career statistically by racking up 116 yards on the ground, 21 in the air and a touchdown to boot.

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UNC beats rival Duke 24-19

DURHAM — North Carolina took their 20th win in 21 attempts against Duke at Wallace Wade Stadium by a score of 24-19 to keep the Victory Bell in Chapel Hill. The Tar Heels were the more physical team, amassing 520 total yards on offense, compared to the Blue Devils’ 198 yards. Duke especially struggled on the ground, as they had 16 rushing yards after three quarters.

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North Carolina tries to rebound at Duke

Still smarting after its fourth straight loss to N.C. State on Saturday, the North Carolina football team will have a chance to redeem itself this weekend when it travels to Duke to take on its other in-state conference foe. “It’s something that probably helps your football team in some respects bounce back,” UNC coach Butch Davis said.

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T.J. Yates set UNC records in both single-season and career-passing marks. Yates finished Saturday’s game with 411 yards and two touchdowns.

North Carolina falls to N.C. State for the fourth straight season

It was almost the perfect Senior Day for T.J. Yates. North Carolina’s quarterback set four UNC records in a 29-25 loss to N.C. State on Saturday. Yates’ 33 completions were a UNC single-game record and his 411 passing yards gave him the school’s career and single-season passing yards records. It was also the most yards any UNC quarterback has thrown in Kenan Stadium.

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