Downs catching intense competition to replace Howell at QB

CHAPEL HILL — There are a lot of questions coming out of spring practice for Carolina but who will be the big-play receiver isn’t one of them. Drake Maye figures to be the favorite to start at quarterback for the Tar Heels in August, but whoever gets the call has the real luxury of throwing to junior wide receiver Josh Downs. Downs showed that big-play prowess again with first-half touchdown receptions of 12 yards from Jacolby Criswell and 38 yards from Maye.More

All you need to know about Saturday’s UNC spring football event

Fans will get the chance to watch Drake Maye, the likely successor to Sam Howell at quarterback, as well as talented freshman running back George Pettaway at Saturday’s spring football event at Kenan Stadium. Known this year as the #TyleeStrong Spring Football Game, it’s free to fans. The name is to show support for wide receiver Tylee Craft, who recently was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.More

Record-breaking QB Howell to enter 2022 NFL draft

As expected, Sam Howell will skip his senior season at North Carolina and enter the 2022 NFL draft. The greatest quarterback in program history made the announcement in a video posted on his Instagram and Twitter pages Saturday afternoon.More