Howell isn’t top QB in Kiper’s draft projection

By R.L. Bynum Mel Kiper Jr. released his updated Big Board projection of top 25 2022 NFL draft prospects this week, and he projects Carolina’s Sam Howell to go No. 7 overall and Oklahoma quarterback Spencer Rattler to be picked No. 2. Kiper has Oregon defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux as the No. 1 overall pick. …

ACC Network’s ‘The Huddle’ to broadcast from Chapel Hill before Virginia game

By R.L. Bynum “The Huddle,” ACC Network’s signature football show, will air live from Chapel Hill on Sept. 18, the day that North Carolina plays host to Virginia. The show, with hosts Jordan Cornette and analysts Eric Mac Lain, EJ Manuel and Mark Richt, will air from 10 a.m.–noon, with the crew also providing commentary …

You may not be able to listen to UNC games the same way you did last season

By R.L. Bynum Finding Carolina’s 6 o’clock football opener Friday night at Virginia Tech on television will be easy. It’s on ESPN. If you want to turn down the sound and listen to Jones Angell, in his 11th season as the Voice of the Tar Heels, and his Tar Heel Sports Network radio crew during …

There was good and bad news for Tar Heels on cut day in the NFL

By R.L. Bynum There were triumphs and frustrations for Tar Heels on Tuesday as NFL teams cut their rosters down to 53 players. Among the positives were Mack Hollins, M.J. Stewart Jr., Andre Smith and Charlie Heck making rosters. Some of the negatives were the Dazz Newsome and six other former UNC players being waived. …