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No. 4 UNC Men’s Soccer Claims Coastal Division Crown

The North Carolina men’s soccer team is the ACC Coastal Division champion for the third year in a row. The fourth-ranked Tar Heels scored four times in the second half of a 4-0 dismantling at Virginia Tech on Sunday (Highlights). No. 1 in the latest NCAA RPI, UNC (13-2-1, 5-1-1 ACC) secured all three points in its second to last conference match of the season.

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UNC Women’s Soccer’s Eight-Game Win Streak Ended By Louisville

The fifth-ranked UNC women’s soccer team battled to a 0-0 tie with the University of Louisville Sunday morning before 854 fans at WakeMed Soccer Park’s Koka Booth Stadium. The tie stopped an eight-game winning streak by the Tar Heels who are now 12-2-1 on the season and 8-0-1 in the ACC. Louisville now stands 9-6-2 overall and 3-4-2 in the ACC.

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Chargers safety Tre Boston proving to be outstanding in pass coverage

Though he came in with a bit of a reputation as a hard-hitting defensive back, Chargers free safety Tre Boston has proven to be outstanding in coverage, posting a Pro Football Focus grade on par with the Giants’ stud safety Landon Collins. Boston has posted a grade of 82.7 to Collins’ 86.2 per PFF in coverage, proving that he is one of the best defenders at his position against the pass.

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UNC grad, ex-UNC cancer center chief Norman Sharpless sworn in as National Cancer Institute director

Dr. Norman E. “Ned” Sharpless was sworn in as the 15th director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) on Tuesday. Sharpless, who served as director of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center from January 2014 to June 2017, succeeds Dr. Harold E. Varmus. Sharpless is internationally recognized for his research into how normal cells age and undergo malignant conversion.

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Larry Fedora Tasked with Salvaging UNC’s 2017 Season

Larry Fedora has entered uncharted territory. In his 10 years as a Division I head coach, the 55-year-old has never failed to secure postseason eligibility. The 2017 season will be his first, and how he responds will determine the future trajectory of his North Carolina program. Fedora, who signed a contract extension in May through the 2022 season, is not at risk of losing his job.

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Extra Points: Numbers

“This is a recruiting game,” Mack Brown said. “Forget Xs-and-Os. Personnel, that’s the key.” It’s important to keep that simple concept in mind digging through the wreckage of the Tar Heels’ 59-7 clobbering Saturday at Virginia Tech. We have seen this movie before. But these horror films eventually run their course with enough successes on the recruiting battlefront.

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North Carolina’s offensive woes signal a long-term concern

Through Larry Fedora’s first five seasons in Chapel Hill, each of his offenses ranked in the nation’s top 50 in yards per game. Whether with players he inherited or prospects he recruited, Fedora never struggled to move the ball. Until this season. Virginia Tech’s 59-7 thrashing of UNC on Saturday was the latest sign that the Tar Heels face serious problems on offense.

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‘Pretty Boy Assassin’ Mitch Trubisky impressing Bears with his composure

The Bears will look to build on their Week 6 overtime upset of the Ravens when they play host to the Panthers on Sunday at Soldier Field. Can Mitch Trubisky continue showing growth against another talented defense? After making his first road start and salvaging his first NFL victory Sunday, Trubisky should have added confidence as he welcomes the Panthers to Soldier Field.

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UNC vs. Virginia Tech – Player of the Game: Dogs

Against Virginia Tech, literally nothing went right for North Carolina. You’ve heard people say “the score wasn’t an accurate representation of what happened.” In this case, the 59-7 score was absolutely exactly what happened. It was all bad. The offense got absolutely nothing going and gave up two VT defensive touchdowns. You know what’s not bad? Dogs.

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