North Carolina senior kicker Casey Barth won't play again this year and will pursue a medical redshirt to return in 2012. Barth has missed the past four games with what the school had called a thigh injury in previous weeks, though UNC said Thursday that Barth strained his groin in the first half of the Tar Heels' win over Virginia on Sept. 17. On Thursday, Barth said that he's only in pain when he tries to kick and knew he might have to redshirt, but added: "I never thought it would actually happen."
UNC plans to seek redshirt season for kicker Casey Barth
The Durham Herald-Sun
North Carolina will seek a medical hardship for kicker Casey Barth, who's out for the season with a leg injury.
The university announced Thursday that Barth will miss the rest of the season. A hardship waiver would allow him to play a fifth year in 2012.
Tar Heels kicker to miss rest of season, seek medical hardship waiver
The Burlington Times-News
After giving up 267 yards and three touchdown passes against Miami last Saturday, members of the North Carolina secondary knew what to expect in practice this week.
Tar Heel secondary hopes to redeem itself after Miami game
The Charlotte Observer
Saturday will mark a battle of two of the ACC's most efficient quarterbacks when North Carolina's Bryn Renner and Clemson's Tajh Boyd square off at noon at Memorial Stadium on ESPN.
Renner is seventh in the nation and leads the ACC in passing efficiency (174.1). The sophomore is third in the nation in completion percentage (75.2), trailing only Baylor's Robert Griffin III and Boise State's Kellen Moore.
Boyd is third in the ACC in efficiency rating, but leads the ACC in passing yards per game with 287.4. NFLDraftscout.com ranks Renner and Boyd as the seventh- and eighth-best pro quarterback prospects in the 2014 class.
Tigers, Tar Heels feature a battle of efficient QBs
The Charleston Post and Courier