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2017 Schedule
1-6, 7th in ACC - Coastal

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

North Carolina coach Larry Fedora was asked about being in uncharted territory with a 1-6 team: "There's nothing that I like about it. We talk about adversity all the time as a football team, that overcoming adversity is one of the most important things you can do. This is just another form of adversity. We haven't changed anything. Our focus is on this day and being the best that we can be this day and then when Saturday gets here, it will all be about Virginia Tech."

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

North Carolina coach Larry Fedora went with Brandon Harris at quarterback, but the result was the same. He threw for just 46 yards, and North Carolina fell to 0-4 in the ACC for the first time since 2006 (started 0-6, finished 2-6).

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Virginia is 5-1 for the first time since 2007 and needs just one more win to become bowl eligible. Meanwhile, North Carolina fell to 1-6 and needs to win out to make it back to the postseason.

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Virginia wins the game on controversial play (0:28)
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Virginia responds with long TD (0:42)
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Freshman RB putting on a show (0:34)
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North Carolina scores their first TD (0:37)
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Freshman gives the Tar Heels life (0:28)
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Virginia extends lead with TD (0:29)

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

North Carolina athletic director Bubba Cunningham on the notion that the Tar Heels escaped NCAA punishment for vast academic improprieties: "We had some things that occurred that we haven't been proud of. We've been very open and transparent in attempting to follow the various processes we've been involved in … Unfortunately, sometimes the behavior that you're not proud of just doesn't quite fit into a bylaw or a rule or something, and that's what we've been talking about for five years. We're not proud of the behavior, but we didn't think it violated the bylaw."

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

From the NCAA's July 17 letter to UNC prior to its Committee on Infractions hearing: UNC "student-athletes received access to and assistance in certain courses that was not generally available to other students." That's what North Carolina argued against.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

North Carolina successfully argued that the NCAA could not prove student-athletes received any additional benefits that other students in the general body failed to receive.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

While the alleged "sham" courses in the African-American Studies department at North Carolina took center stage for nearly four years, the NCAA's main claim against UNC was that it had offered student-athletes impermissible "extra" benefits through these classes.

Ryan McGee ESPN Senior Writer 

9 hours before Late Night with Roy, UNC fans are lining up outside the Dean Smith Center. They aren't worried about today's NCAA infractions announcement, due at top of the hour. Said one fan: "This has been going on so long, I'm just ready for it to be over."

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UNC avoids major sanctions in academic case

North Carolina has avoided major sanctions after the NCAA could not conclude the school violated academic rules when it made available deficient Department of African and Afro-American Studies "paper courses" to the general student body.

Mel Kiper Jr. Football analyst 

The questions about Mitchell Trubisky coming out of North Carolina were more about experience versus ability. He only started 13 games. Could his performance in those games translate consistently at the next level? Though he hasn't put any points on the board in his NFL debut, Trubisky has been impressive. He can sling it, and he's mobile, too. Bears fans should be encouraged.

Team Stats

Passing Yards212.774th
Rushing Yards144.187th
Points For23.7102nd
Points Against31.196th