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Julius Peppers surprised Williams long ago

Julius Peppers surprised Williams long ago

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Roy Williams was still coaching at Kansas the first time he saw Julius Peppers in a summer tournament. Upon hearing Peppers was committed to North Carolina he thought the kid was in over his then-6-foot-5 height. “The Peach Jam is my favorite tournament of...

Minter passes on football lessons

Minter passes on football lessons

Mike Minter decided a couple years into NFL retirement that he gained too much knowledge playing for John Fox and Tom Osborne to settle for a life of playing golf and fishing.His nine-year career playing safety for the Carolina Panthers included the franchise’s first Super Bowl...

Shell adds to place in history with Black Hall of Fame

Shell adds to place in history with Black Hall of Fame

Donnie Shell joined the Black College Football Hall of Fame with the Class of 2015 last week in Atlanta, but the South Carolina State alum already occupied a historical place in college football’s transition from segregated to integrated.Shell, a four-time Super Bowl champion...

A look back to 2002 at Fox as new Carolina head coach

A look back to 2002 at Fox as new Carolina head coach

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Carolina Panthers' practice field and the coaches' offices in Ericsson Stadium are connected by a sidewalk that winds through a park-like setting.New Panthers coach John Fox is making the walk after a summer school practice in June. He stops for fans...