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Pass interference is Tar Heels' fifth penalty of the half, accounting for 48 yards.
Cole Stoudt in at QB for Clemson.
Heels have been penalized 33 yards. They have gained 34.
Watson to Hopper, 50-yard touchdown completion for Clemson. Tigers lead UNC 17-0.
End of quarter: Clemson 10, UNC 0
Clemson 10, UNC 0 off 27-yard field goal.
Actually 9 yards assessed on penalty.
Another 15-yard personal against UNC for hitting out of bounds.
Watson to Seckinger, 27-yard completion.
15-yard personal foul by Tar Heels on punt return has Clemson starting at UNC 44.
Charlotte's Elijah Hood getting plenty of work early in UNC's backfield.
Nazair Jones with an 11-yard sack for UNC.
Watson turns a sack into an 11-yard run. The kid has it.
Not a bad little start for Deshaun Watson.
74-yard Clemson touchdown. Watson to Hopper.
With this defense, very last thing UNC can afford is 3-and-outs.
I'm at UNC-Clemson. Expected the worst traffic-wise. Never stopped once between I-85 and Death Valley. All the fans came real early.
Noise level at Carter-Finley must be ear-splitting right now.
Mr. Jacoby can extend a play or two.
Things you won't see very often: Gurley, tackled for loss.
The "creepy:" Rob Lowe commercials are pretty funny.
That sounds like union expects Hornets to continue paying Taylor's salary. I'm told Hornets already planned to do so.
Players union issues statement on Jeff Taylor situation: Says fine for him to be away from team if no "disciplinary" action taken (more)
I get why high schools felt threatened by college football going to TV on Friday nights, but nobody stayed home because of Fresno-New Mexico
Not saying this is a bad thing, but ESPN has gotten pretty good at feeding America's 7-days-a-week football addiction.
I think we all forget just how young Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is. Days from his 3rd NBA camp he turned 21 today.
In response to a couple of your questions, Jeff Taylor will be paid while NBA conducts its investigation.
NBA: "We support the Charlotte Hornets' decision to separate Jeffery Taylor from the team during the investigation."
Hornets say they have spoken with Taylor about this decision and he accepts it.
Hornets announce Jeff Taylor will not be participating in any team activities following his arrest Thursday in Michigan.
Story also says Taylor is accused of causing between $200 and $1,000 in damage to the hotel. Taylor pleaded not guilty.
Jeff Taylor's salary for this season is about $915,000 -- lowest among 14 Hornets as a former second-round pick.
Hornets postpone media availability with coach Steve Clifford today in wake of Jeff Taylor's arrest.
I put my faith in God, have a narrow focus and keep things in perspective. That's how I keep my sanity...
Someone explain to Cousins, "Dudes in white jerseys not yours."
NFL receiver catches TD, puts ball on ground, goes on with job. Radical behavior!
Jeter deserved that and plenty more.
This Yankees victory is why people once presumed the moon landing was fabricated. Too perfect.
So now Stanford forward Dwight Powell, who the Hornets sent to Cavs in Brendan Haywood salary dump, being dealt in Keith Bogans deal.
Hornets statement on Taylor arrest includes: "This is a matter that we take very seriously."
Hornets forward Jeff Taylor arrested on domestic abuse.
FWIW, Jason Maxiell's wife, Brandi, is one of those "Basketball Wives, LA" characters.
Cho mentioned Jefferson, Walker, MKG and Neal as players who were particularly diligent with off-season work in Charlotte this summer.
Cho on possible extension for Kemba Walker: "We've had some initial talks...It's just started."
Kings waived Alonzo Gee today. His unguaranteed contract had made him the NBA's "Player to be named later" all summer.
Cho says he'll be traveling with the team more this season in new distribution of responsibilities.
Maxiell contract isn't guaranteed, so 15th roster spot is still open. But they need another big man.
Jason Maxiell signing with Hornets tomorrow.
Gary Neal has lost about 22 pounds in the off-season.
Noah Vonleh (sports hernia) has started doing some on-court work. Cho says no other injuries going into camp.
Cho says there have been some initial talks with Kemba Walker's agent about an extension. That would have to get done by end of October.
"First time in a while we have stability in our coaching staff." -- Cho.
"Probably (as excited) as any time in my 19 years in the NBA" -- Cho on Hornets' prospects.
Hornets GM Rich Cho to speak with media in a few minutes. Will tweet along anything headline-worthy.
Preseason around the corner. Cho speaking with media today, Clifford tomorrow, players Monday, camp Tuesday.
Hornets' preseason exhibition at Chicago Bulls wii be televised on NBA TV. To my knowledge no other preseason telecasts available in CLT.
I think Hunter Hayes and I would be best friends! Only because neither of us can ride roller coasters. He's too short and I'm too tall.
Big difference in shooting percentage -- Bledsoe at 47,7%, Walker at 39.3% -- however this indicates re-signing Walker could get expensive.
Bledsoe averaged 17.7 points and 5.5 assists last season. Walker averaged 17.7 points and 6.1 assists last season.
Eric Bledsoe to be paid $14 million per season. I'm sure that gets Kemba Walker's attention.
What wrong is always available.. Find what right! Happiness is available 24/7. Good night
Um, grown-up former comic book readers: Gotham last night was dramatically better than SHIELD tonight. Surprised.
People frequently ask me, "Why didn't they sign Blatche?" Didn't they push the balloon enough with Stephenson and Hairston?
So Jameis Winston is giving up press conferences for academics. Sure. That's how he roils.
Oops. Agents of SHIELD coming on (I before e except after c)
Taylor (Achilles rupture) has to be an out-of-sight/out-of-mind ranking.
Looking at ESPN's NBA top 500 so far: I empathize, because I do a top 100 every June. But I doubt 324 players are better than Jeff Taylor.
You don't want a 19-year-old kid playing a major role on your NBA team unless he's Magic Johnson. Doesn't mean he was the wrong pick.
I got a response of "Then why did they draft him?" I explained Hornets fans should be happy that finally that is no longer imperative.
Couple of weeks ago, when Vonleh was diagnosed with a sports hernia, I mentioned he wasn't going to play a lot anyway as a rookie. (more)
The extent that Beasley has become a Thabeet-like helper bee is illuminating.
Hornets training camp is four days in Asheville -- next Tuesday through Friday. Not like last season when first exhibition was also there.
Summer to fall is cool. Summer to "What do you mean I'm shivering without a coat?" Is not.
summer over wit. time to get goin
My point: There shouldn't be much roster suspense in the preseason. All Clifford wants from 15th man is a practice player/insurance big man.
Fourteen of 15 Hornets roster spots already accounted for entering camp. They could use another big man with Vonleh hurt.
Hornets add 3 free agents for training camp: Guard Justin Cobbs, forward Dallas Lauderdale and center Brian Qvale.
Boston such a beautiful city. But just passing through on way home.