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North Carolina athletic director Bubba Cunningham on the NCAA's academic investigation: "We didn't win [by avoiding sanctions]. It wasn't good for us, it wasn't good for the industry, it wasn't a good experience for our students. ... We know we've made a lot of mistakes as an institution. We know our students primarily got great classes while at Carolina. But we worked with every accrediting agency and we followed their process. We're committed to being open. Now what we have to do is earn back people's trust."
Clemson returns to the playoff for another matchup with Alabama; Miami draws Wisconsin in the Capital One Orange Bowl.
If they can get a win over Miami in the ACC championship game, the Tigers may reach their third straight College Football Playoff.
Nyheim Hines rushed for a career-best 196 yards and two long touchdowns, and North Carolina State beat North Carolina 33-21 on Saturday night.
In-state and ACC/SEC games abound on the final full weekend of the regular season.
UNC coach Larry Fedora on the Heels' finale against NC State: "We've built a little momentum with all these young guys that are playing, and every positive thing that can happen to us is important."
Clemson has the upper hand over Miami in the latest CFP rankings, but what do this week's ACC rankings look like?
Nathan Elliott threw four first-half touchdown passes as North Carolina cruised past Western Carolina 65-10 on Saturday.
North Carolina coach Larry Fedora said the emotion in the locker room last week after its first win this season over an FBS team was tremendous. "The kids have continued to do the things we asked them to do, bring great attitudes to practice, been full of energy and practiced well. To not make the same mistakes we've been making and get over the hump was rewarding to our players."
The estate of Ryan Hoffman, a standout offensive lineman for North Carolina in the 1990s, has sued UNC and the NCAA, alleging negligence over concussions.
They've been on a collision course for some time, and after clinching division titles, Miami and Clemson will settle things in the ACC title game.
Anthony Ratliff-Williams returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown, threw for another on a trick play and hauled in the eventual go-ahead score midway through the fourth quarter to lift North Carolina to a 34-31 over Pittsburgh on Thursday night.