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  • North Carolina extends Mack Brown’s contract through ’28

    Sportsnaut "North Carolina rewarded head coach Mack Brown with a contract extension that takes his deal through January 2028. The Tar Heels won nine games in 2022 and went 6-0 in true road games to claim the ACC Coastal Division title. “Mack has re-energized our program in so many..." February 03

  • Dre Bly out as Tar Heels' CB coach

    ESPN "North Carolina and cornerbacks coach Dre Bly have "mutually agreed to part ways," according to a release from the school Wednesday. Bly is one of UNC's all-time greats, a two-time All-American cornerback for the Tar Heels from 1995 through 1998. He had served as one..." January 11

  • UNC QB Drake Maye: Transfer talk, $5M NIL deals all 'rumors'

    ESPN "Six months ago, North Carolina redshirt freshman quarterback Drake Maye wasn't sure if he'd win the starting job at the school. Since then, he has emerged as a projected top NFL draft pick for 2024 and the unwitting face of the free market that has emerged in college..." December 23

  • Former five-star CB Tony Grimes transferring to Texas A&M

    ESPN "Tony Grimes, a former five-star cornerback and All-ACC honorable mention player at North Carolina, announced Thursday that he will transfer to Texas A&M. Grimes reclassified from the 2021 class to 2020 to play early at UNC. He appeared in 37 games over the past three..." December 22

  • Drake Maye will love the Tar Heels’ latest coaching move

    Clutch Points "The University of North Carolina has found their next offensive coordinator, and star quarterback Drake Maye is quite pleased with the new hire. Chip Lindsey was introduced as the Tar Heels’ newest OC and quarterbacks coach on Thursday, after spending the..." December 15

  • 2-Time All-ACC WR Josh Downs Declares for 2023 NFL Draft; Caught 22 TDs at UNC

    Bleacher Report "North Carolina wide receiver Josh Downs confirmed to ESPN's Pete Thamel he's entering the 2023 NFL draft. Downs caught 202 passes for 2,483 yards and 22 touchdowns in three years with the Tar Heels. He was a first-team All-ACC honoree in 2021 and 2022. The..." December 09

  • North Carolina coach Mack Brown says QB Drake Maye was 'cutting up' with jab at NC State

    CBS Sports "North Carolina Tar Heels quarterback Drake Maye made waves this week when he took a shot at in-state rival NC State. Maye has since apologized, and now UNC head coach Mack Brown has spoken out about his comments. During his press conference on Tuesday, Maye was..." September 22

  • How hoops blue bloods Kansas, Kentucky, UNC, Duke built undefeated football teams

    The Athletic "Avert your eyes, John Calipari. The basketball schools, as it turns out, are apparently football schools now, too. Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina and Duke, the four winningest programs in men’s college basketball history, are all 3-0 in football — which has..." September 21

  • UNC QB Drake Maye trolls NC State, later apologizes for remarks

    247 Sports "Few in-state rivalries get more heated than that of ACC foes North Carolina and NC State. UNC quarterback Drake Maye added fuel to that fire Tuesday during a press conference when asked about playing for his home-state team. The Charlotte native and former 4-star recruit took a shot..." September 21

  • 5 craziest things from outrageous UNC-Appalachian State game

    The Score "Everyone in the state of North Carolina needs to take a deep breath and relax after the incredible scenes from Boone on Saturday. It's only Sept. 3, but the contest between North Carolina and Appalachian State might already have a stranglehold on game of the..." September 03

  • UNC football coach Mack Brown goes full Antonio Brown after win vs. Appalachian State

    Clutch Points "UNC football improved to 2-0 on the season with a win over the Appalachian State Mountaineers on Saturday. Naturally, head coach Mack Brown was hyped after the victory, so much so that he went full Antonio Brown. A video of the the North Carolina Tar Heels’ celebration..." September 03

  • Florida A&M football players pen letter to university after 26 players ruled ineligible against North Carolina

    CBS Sports "After playing North Carolina without 26 players in the lineup, the Florida A&M football team has written a scathing letter to university president Dr. Larry Robinson. The letter, signed by 88 players and obtained by Alison Posey of WTXL ABC 27, lays out a list of..." August 30

  • UNC Names Drake Maye Starting QB Ahead of Opener

    247 Sports "Drake Maye is first up as the No. 1 quarterback for North Carolina football. Coach Mack Brown made the announcement Monday, naming the redshirt freshman Maye the team’s starter, and thus Jacolby Criswell the backup, in a long-awaited decision that has..." August 23