Thursday's Football News Links

Thursday's news links from around the 'net.

"Heat-related football deaths at all levels have steadily increased, replacing direct fatal injuries as the sport's biggest on-field safety concern."
UNC study finds 23 football deaths in 2001
The Durham (NC) Herald Sun

"For now, Swofford would rather discuss how much more difficult it is getting to wear the ACC's football crown."
Swofford sees football wars in ACC's future
The Tallahassee (FL) Democrat

"Perception is everything. It continues to be a point of contention with the Atlantic Coast Conference."
Despite great strides last year, ACC still feels underappreciated in football
The Asheville (NC) Citizen Times

"Carolina Panthers rookie Julius Peppers' seven-year contract could be worth as much as $62 million if all escalator and incentive clauses are met."
Perks packed in Peppers' deal
The Charlotte (NC) Observer

"The impasse between defensive end Vonnie Holliday and the Green Bay Packers might not be over but it took a turn for the better Wednesday night."
Holliday, Packers closer: It appears contract offer is on the way
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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