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Duke’s Nick Hendrix works his way back after suffering from fractured skull, concussion

Duke baseball’s Nick Hendrix had suffered a fractured skull and a concussion and would end up having to sit out the rest of the season after getting hit in the head by a line drive.That game against Columbia on March 18, 2015 at Durham Bulls Athletic Park was the beginning of a lengthy recovery for Hendrix, who is now a graduate student and team captain on a ninth-seeded Duke club that upset No. 5 Clemson, 3-1, in the ACC tournament on Tuesday. The Blue Devils face No. 4 Virginia Thursday at 11 a.m.

North Carolina

UNC tennis team rallies around player whose mother is diagnosed with cancer for second time

On an adjacent court to where Blaine Boyden was playing in North Carolina’s final match in the NCAA tennis tournament semifinals, his teammates pounded their chests while yelling “Boyden Strong.”It’s a phrase Boyden, a UNC sophomore and former Wakefield High standout, has turned to as a source of strength since his mother, Pamela, was diagnosed with breast cancer for a second time. The Tar Heels played Virginia Cavaliers for the national championship on May 23, 2017.

Videos

‘This is my journey, this is my race:’ Frank Jackson on why he’s staying in the NBA draft (and leaving Duke)

The Duke University freshman guard could have returned to the Blue Devils but decided this week to hire an agent and stay in the NBA draft.
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‘This is my journey, this is my race:’ Frank Jackson on why he’s staying in the NBA draft (and leaving Duke) 2:36

‘This is my journey, this is my race:’ Frank Jackson on why he’s staying in the NBA draft (and leaving Duke)

Video: Duke football player Jeremy McDuffie excelling in track and field 0:48

Video: Duke football player Jeremy McDuffie excelling in track and field

Durham Bulls blast way past Charlotte Knights in home opener 1:05

Durham Bulls blast way past Charlotte Knights in home opener

Durham Bulls Manager Jared Sandberg on getting players ready for the big leagues 1:01

Durham Bulls Manager Jared Sandberg on getting players ready for the big leagues