CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) Little went right for North Carolina last season in what became the first serious stumble of Larry Fedora's tenure. Things aren't off to a great start in the bid to get the Tar Heels rolling again, either.
The Tar Heels will be shorthanded in the opening month due to suspensions for 13 players who committed secondary NCAA violations by selling school-provided shoes. And that could put them in an early hole as they try to regroup from a year filled with injuries, inexperience and shaky play.
"They all know what's going on," Fedora said. "They've all been aware that there could be some penalties like this. Our guys are prepared for it. They're working their rear ends off during camp and they're getting ready."