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UNC CB Jabari Price on Tim Jackson cut block play: It was a nasty play and something should be done

CHAPEL HILL — There are two plays from Duke’s 33-30 victory against North Carolina on Saturday that a lot of people are talking about today. One, we’ve already discussed right here – that strange moment when UNC freshman linebacker Shakeel Rashad collided with Duke receiver Conner Vernon.

The other play happened a few moments after that one. I’ve posted the video of it above. On that play, Brian Moore, a senior center for Duke, engages Tim Jackson, the North Carolina defensive tackle. Moore and Jackson aren’t near the action, as the clip above shows, but Moore stands Jackson up and then cuts him down. 

1350929936 UNC CB Jabari Price on Tim Jackson cut block play: It was a nasty play and something should be done The News and Observer Copyright 2011 The News and Observer . All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

UNC coach Larry Fedora on Shakeel Rashad collision with Conner Vernon: There was no malice

CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina coach Larry Fedora earlier today defended freshman linebacker Shakeel Rashad, who collided with Duke receiver Conner Vernon on Saturday during the second quarter of the Blue Devils’ 33-30 victory.

1350939933 UNC coach Larry Fedora on Shakeel Rashad collision with Conner Vernon: There was no malice The News and Observer Copyright 2011 The News and Observer . All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Duke 33, North Carolina 30: The look back

Jamison Crowder and Duke hung on to beat North Carolina in the final seconds on Saturday. CHUCK LIDDY

CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina suffered a 33-30 defeat at Duke on Saturday night. On the day after, a look back at a game that will be remembered for its wild finish:

Late touchdown lifts Duke to 33-30 win over UNC

Duke's Jamison Crowder dives in to score the winning touchdown against the Tar Heels. CHUCK LIDDY

Updated 11:58 p.m.

DURHAM -- Kenny Anunike emerged amid a throng of celebrating Duke students and players on Saturday night and the sound of a ringing bell announced his presence. 

“We're going bowling, baby,” Anunike, the Duke defensive end, said after his team’s dramatic 33-30 victory against North Carolina here on Saturday night at Wallace Wade Stadium. 

Anunike said it again: “We're going bowling, baby.”

UNC at Duke: Getting to know the Blue Devils

 

Can Duke find a way to slow down North Carolina RB Giovani Bernard? ROBERT WILLETT

CHAPEL HILL — When is a rivalry maybe not a rivalry? Perhaps it’s when one team has beaten the other in 22 of the past 23 meetings. That’s how it’s gone for North Carolina during its past 23 games against Duke. Since 1990, the Tar Heels have lost just once against the Blue Devils – and that defeat came in 2003.

Nonetheless, it’s North Carolina-Duke week, and the Heels have brought out the Victory Bell at practice.

Some things to know about the Blue Devils …

Minnesota cancels home-and-home football series with UNC

Minnesota will not be visiting Kenan Stadium next season. ROBERT WILLETT

CHAPEL HILL — Minnesota has backed out of two scheduled football games with North Carolina, a source with knowledge of the agreement said on Monday.

The source wasn’t authorized to comment publicly but spoke on condition of anonymity. A Minnesota athletic department spokesman declined comment. 

UNC at Miami: What you need to know and a prediction

UNC RB Giovani Bernard, a Fort Lauderdale, Fla., native, will be playing a college game in South Florida for the first time. ROBERT WILLETT

CHAPEL HILL — After three consecutive home games – all impressive victories – North Carolina goes back on the road this weekend and will play at Miami on Saturday at Sun Life Stadium. Even though the Heels are technically ineligible to win the ACC’s Coastal Division, this game still carries significant divisional implications.

The Hurricanes, at 3-0 in the league, lead the division. And, by the end of the season, UNC wants to finish atop it.

Without further delay, a look at UNC’s game at Miami:

UNC vs. Miami: Getting to know the Hurricanes

 

UNC RB Giovani Bernard could thrive against a Miami run defense that ranks among the worst in the nation. ROBERT WILLETT

CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina travels to South Florida this weekend, where the Tar Heels will meet Miami on Saturday at Sun Life Stadium. UNC hasn’t won at Miami since 2008 and the Heels are 1-3 down there since the Hurricanes joined the ACC in 2004.

Some things to know about the Hurricanes …

UNC and Duke to meet in primetime in football

UNC and Duke are off to their best combined start since 1994. ROBERT WILLETT

CHAPEL HILL — Primetime nationally-televised games between North Carolina and Duke are nothing new in basketball. Football – well, that’s a different story.

But when the Tar Heels and Blue Devils meet on Oct. 20 at Wallace Wade Stadium, they will play in primetime and on national television. The ACC announced earlier today that UNC’s game at Duke would begin at 7 p.m., and would be televised either by ESPN2 or ESPNU.

UNC RB Giovani Bernard, WR Sean Tapley earn ACC player of the week honors

UNC receiver Sean Tapley, seen here returning a kickoff 94 yards for a touchdown on Saturday at Virginia Tech, earned ACC Player of the Week honors. ROBERT WILLETT

CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina sophomore running back Giovani Bernard ran for a career-high 262 yards, including a 62-yard touchdown, during the Tar Heels’ 48-34 victory against Virginia Tech on Saturday. Sean Tapley, the UNC sophomore receiver, returned a kickoff 94 yards for a touchdown.

Both Bernard and Tapley on Monday earned ACC Player of the Week honors – Bernard as the league’s offensive back of the week, and Tapley as the conference’s specialist of the week.

Here’s the release the ACC sent out earlier today:

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