N.C. Central vs. Towson
In this week's episode of GameDay, Herald-Sun sports reporters Steve Wiseman and Harold Gutmann discuss Shaun Wilson's record-breaking performance; North Carolina's secondary vs. East Carolina's passing game; and Duke's focus on ball security for the Tulane game.
A long-awaited decision on who should pay to complete streets, sidewalks and drainage controls in two Durham neighborhoods has gone against the city, leaving officials to figure out their next moves.
At a panel of women business leaders at Washington Duke Inn on Friday, Kimberley Jenkins said about 5 percent of venture capital funding goes to women.
Duke University Provost Sally Kornbluth, who took over the role as the university’s chief academic officer in July, sketched out a framework at an Academic Council meeting Thursday for creating a new strategic plan.
The Durham Arts Council’s 40th Annual CenterFest Arts Festival will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. A Saturday evening after-party will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Herald-Sun Stage and Beer Garden.
Months after he was transported by helicopter to Duke University Hospital with injuries that doctors thought he might not survive, Sgt. Cory Muzzy was able to return with his family to say “thank you.”
“If it wasn’t for Duke Hospital, I probably wouldn’t be here today,” said Muzzy, 24, as he sat in a wheelchair beside his wife, Michelle, and next to his son, Killean. Now stationed in Texas, he returned to Duke while on leave to reunite with medical staff here.
Durham Tech has partnered with Upswing, an online tutoring system that gives students unlimited access to online tutors and coaches.
I never thought I’d find myself sitting in the Durham Police Department Headquarters getting a lesson on physics, geometry and essentially all subjects I avoided in school. But I found myself staring at a whiteboard with equations and diagrams. Let’s just say math is a lot more interesting when you’re trying to figure out the cause of a traffic fatality than trying to pass your college entrance exams.
TAR HEELS PLENTY MOTIVATED AFTER 55-31 HOME LOSS TO PIRATES IN 2013
East Carolina put up 55 points and 603 yards against North Carolina last year with an offense that featured quarterback Shane Carden, who accounted for six touchdowns, and Justin Hardy, who is in reach of the FBS record for career receptions.
On Saturday, the UNC defense is prepared to make amends for what senior safety Tim Scott deemed an “embarrassing” performance — ECU’s 55-31 win at Kenan Stadium. But while the memory of last year will provide plenty of motivation, that won’t make it any easier when the Tar Heels (2-0) visit a sold-out Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium on Saturday (3:32 p.m., ESPNU).
“(Carden) seems a lot better than last year, so that’s a scary thought,” UNC associate head coach for defense Vic Koenning said. “And they’ve got three receivers now, whereas last year they really only had one go-to guy, so that’s even a scarier thought. It’s going to be a great challenge for us.”
Hardy was limited to four catches for 47 yards against then-No. 17 Virginia Tech last week, but Cam Worthy (six catches for 224 yards) helped pick up the slack as Carden threw for 427 yards in a 28-21 win in Blacksburg. Isaiah Jones (21 receptions) is the third ECU player with more than 200 receiving yards.
UNC coach Larry Fedora said he didn’t consider the Pirates’ win at Virginia Tech an upset. After playing ECU (2-1) for the past six seasons — the first four as the coach at Southern Miss — Fedora said this is the best Pirate team he’s seen.
Freshman running back Shaun Wilson ran for 245 yards on 12 carries against Kansas last weekend, breaking Robert Baldwin’s 20-year-old, single-game rushing record at Duke. But Duke's steadily improving ground attack is not going to see him carry the ball 25 times. Fellow backs Josh Snead, Shaquille Powell and Joseph Ajeigbe will each get their carries, too.
NCCU cannot afford a slow start Saturday (Sept. 20) against a Towson team that last season played for the national championship of the Football Championship Subdivision. North Dakota State beat Towson 35-7 in that game.
The ACC on Thursday announced the 2014 Class of Legends for its 10th Annual Dr Pepper Football Championship Game, which will be played in Charlotte Dec. 6.
East Carolina quarterback Shane Carden knows the best way for the Pirates to earn national attention — beat the big names that annually appear on their nonconference schedule. The Pirates certainly are doing that against the Atlantic Coast Conference.
What Mike Krzyzewski saw after being away from his Duke team for nearly two months due to his duties as USA Basketball’s head coach left him feeling good about the upcoming Duke season.
We applaud the Durham County Board of Education for working to further the conversation about cooperation and governance of charter schools and traditional public schools. Board members approached county commissioners at a recent joint meeting about asking state legislators for the power to decide when new charters can come online.
"I think they're going too far with Ray Rice."
Regarding the editorial “Thinning teacher ranks” (Sept. 18), the first paragraph could leave readers with the mistaken impression that UNC-Chapel Hill is no longer offering paths to teaching careers for students. That is not correct.
As part of its initiative to invest $1 billion in the U.S. over three years, Bayer CropScience broke ground for a new greenhouse in Durham Monday.
Bull City Street Food, a food truck specializing in international cuisine, has opened.
Move Loot, an online market for secondhand home goods, has expanded service to Durham.
When singer Ricardo Diquez talks about the salsa style of music, he speaks about a fusion of different rhythms that makes listeners want to move and dance. There also is another element – the communication among the musicians.
You don’t have to know the work of Russian playwright Anton Chekhov to enjoy PlayMakers Repertory Company’s main stage opening play, but you might laugh more if you do, according to the creative team.
N.C. State University professors Stephanie B. Jeffries and Thomas R. Wentworth invite readers to “learn how to see through an ecological lens” in their guide “Exploring Southern Appalachian Forests: An Ecological Guide to 30 Great Hikes in the Carolinas, Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia” (UNC Press, $22, paperback). In their introduction, they explain how they seek to give readers the same experience they give their students in their course Forest Ecosystems of the Southern Appalachians. In that field course, they ask students “to interpret a forested landscape.”