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2:58 pm
Tue December 23, 2014

Your North Carolina Bowl Game Digest

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UNC can cap off a turbulent season with a bowl victory in Detroit. The Tar Heels will take on Rutgers in the Quick Lane Bowl after going 6-6 in the regular season. Head Coach Larry Fedora says the opportunity is as much about 2015 as it is about those seniors who are leaving.

"Just like getting extra practices for Spring Ball," said Fedora. "We're trying to get as many reps with those guys who are going to be with us and we feel like can help us in the future."
 

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Sports
7:51 am
Mon December 22, 2014

Cam Newton Returns For Panthers' Victory Over Browns

Running back Jonathan Stewart caught a nine-yard touchdown pass from Quarterback Cam Newton.
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In the NFL, the Carolina Panthers defeated the Cleveland Browns 17-13.

Quarterback Cam Newton returned to the gridiron 12 days after a car accident fractures parts of his lower back.

Newton threw for one touchdown and ran for another.

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Sports
7:59 am
Mon December 15, 2014

Panthers Stomp Tampa Bay For 2nd-Straight Win

QB Derek Anderson led the Panthers to their second-straight victory over Tampa Bay.
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In the NFL, the Carolina Panthers defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 19-17 yesterday.

Quarterback Derek Anderson started in place of Cam Newton. Newton was sidelined while recovering from a car accident Tuesday that left him with two fractures in his lower back.

Anderson threw for 277 yards and a touchdown, and Graham Gano kicked four field goals.

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Breaking
1:27 pm
Tue December 9, 2014

Panthers: Cam Newton Has Two Fractures In His Lower Back

Truck being loaded by tow truck
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Update 3:48 p.m.:

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Sports
8:51 am
Mon December 8, 2014

Panthers Break Losing Streak, Beat The Saints

@FozzyWhitt's 26-yard touchdown
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In the NFL, the Carolina Panthers beat the New Orleans Saints yesterday, 41-10. 

Panthers Coach Ron Rivera said he was pleased to end a six-game losing streak.

“It's been a while since we've really felt good about what we felt we could do in terms of the guys that we had playing, getting used to the guys that we're playing,” Rivera says. “I think everything just kind of fell into place and came together.”

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Sports
1:44 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

Former Tarheel Reaches Final Phase Of LPGA Qualifying School

Katherine Perry
Credit UNC Women's Golf

Katherine Perry never won a tournament when she was on scholarship for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's women's golf team. But she's made it through the first two phases of the LPGA Qualifying School. Today is the start of the third and final phase. If Perry is one of the top 20 women, she will earn a spot on the LPGA Tour.

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Sports
8:37 am
Mon December 1, 2014

Panthers Coach Blames Sixth Straight Loss On Individual Players

Panthers lose to Minnesota and fall to 3-8-1 on the season.
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9:04 am
Tue November 25, 2014

North Carolina Golfer Receives Presidential Honors

Charlotte native Charlie Sifford was the first African-American to earn a PGA tour card. On Monday, President Obama honored Sifford with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor. Obama said Sifford is one of the country’s “trailblazers who bent the arc of our nation toward justice.”
Commentary By Farrell Evans | ESPN.com At a White House reception on Monday, Charlie Sifford was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, just the third golfer to receive it and the 25th sports figure overall since the inception of the award in 1963.
Sports
10:09 am
Mon November 17, 2014

Carolina Panthers: 'We Have To Push The Reset Button'

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The Carolina Panthers' losing streak has reached five games with yesterday's 19-to-17 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.

Panthers kicker Graham Gano missed one field goal and had another blocked in the final seconds to preserve the victory for Atlanta. Carolina head coach Ron Rivera says he told the team that the season isn't over for them yet:

"I don't know. Maybe somebody's trying to tell us something, because New Orleans lost... So, who knows?  I talked to the players about it, and said we're still in the middle of this, believe it or not."

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Sports
9:26 am
Tue November 11, 2014

Panthers Lose Fourth Game In A Row

Panthers Quarterback Cam Newton passes during the first half.
Credit Matt Rourke/AP Photo / Panthers.com

In the NFL, the Carolina Panthers lost 45-to-21 to the Philadelphia Eagles last night. That that puts the team on a four-game losing streak. 

The Eagles' defense sacked Panthers Quarterback Cam Newton nine times.  

 

Carolina Coach Ron Rivera says he is standing behind Newton, instead of replacing him with a backup quarterback.  Rivera says he wants to give Newton more time to find his rhythm.

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