Maye to start for UNC at QB in opener but Criswell will also play

Ultimately, the legacy quarterback who flipped his original commitment from powerhouse Alabama won Carolina’s starting quarterback battle. Redshirt Drake Maye, the brother of former basketball star Luke Maye (2015–19) and the son of former quarterback Mark Maye (1983–88), will start Saturday’s 8:15 p.m. season opener against Florida A&M (ACC Network), getting the nod in a close competition with Jacolby Criswell.More

Tar Heels in NFL: Trubisky plays well on 28th birthday despite poor blocking; Howell inconsistent; Smith, Surratt play well

While quarterback Mitch Trubisky was pretty effective on his 28th birthday Saturday despite playing behind a struggling offensive line, Sam Howell was more inconsistent after an impressive NFL exhibition debut. In Pittsburgh’s 16–15 Saturday victory over Jacksonville, Trubisky completed 5 of 8 passes for 60 yards, including a 29-yard gain, and had a 10-yard run in his 15 snaps. Although he had no interceptions, he also had no touchdown passes and an 85.4 passer rating. His three drives only produced a field goal, and one drive was a three-and-out.More

Sentnor’s emotional career debut a year after injury highlights dominant UNC women’s soccer win

CHAPEL HILL — More than a year after enduring heartbreak against UNC Wilmington, Ally Sentnor added to what already has been a big summer with an emotional career debut against the Seahawks. The redshirt freshman, just back from playing for the U.S. U20 World Cup team in Costa Rica, tore her right ACL at UNCW in the first 10 minutes of UNC’s first exhibition game last season. She made an immediate impact in No. 10 Carolina’s dominant 2–0 women’s soccer victory with a 23–2 shot advantage on a sometimes rainy Sunday afternoon.More

Documentary spotlights UNC’s ‘Road to Redemption’ for perfect women’s lacrosse title season

You can relive North Carolina’s amazing undefeated run to the NCAA women’s lacrosse championship in the documentary “Road to Redemption,” which is available on YouTube. The UNC Hussman School of Media and Journalism production, in conjunction with UNC Athletics, includes interviews with Coach Jenny Levy and numerous players as well as highlights of key games on the Tar Heels’ way to finishing off a perfect 22–0 season.More

No. 10 Heels look dominant in dispatching elite Tennessee team in women’s soccer opener

CHAPEL HILL — A North Carolina program that has won more than half of the NCAA women’s soccer titles is ready to reassert its dominance on the national stage. After a 12-win total a year ago that was their lowest since 2011, the No. 10 Tar Heels took the first step Thursday night by knocking off No. 11 and SEC favorite Tennessee 3–0 at Dorrance Field before a nice opening-night crowd of 4,028. UNC’s eighth consecutive opening-game win came five days after a 2–0 exhibition win over No. 3 BYU.More

Tre Boston co-host for new ACCN show; two ACCN shows to air at UNC next week

Former UNC and NFL defensive back Tre Boston will be a co-host for a new ACC Network weekday program that debuts Monday. Boston, Mark Packer and Taylor Tannebaum will be co-hosts for “ACC PM,” a football-focused program on weekdays from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. It will be broadcast from the same studio in the basement of Packer’s Charlotte home used for the weekday morning show “Packer and Durham,” which was discontinued earlier this summer, with the last episode July 1.More