North Carolina had stayed atop the ACC by being the only team in the country without consecutive losses. By keeping that streak alive, UNC ensured it would finish as conference regular-season champions. The Tar Heels scored six runs in the bottom of the eighth and defeated the Cavaliers 8-5 on Friday night at Boshamer Stadium, clinching UNC’s first ACC regular-season title in 23 years.
Whether it’s forcing a ground ball, causing a turnover or driving to goal, Kara Cannizzaro brings a scrappiness and a fierce competitiveness to No. 3 North Carolina. UNC coach Jenny Levy said it comes from her upbringing.
The task facing Duke’s women’s lacrosse team today is as daunting as it gets. The Blue Devils need a win to reach their sport’s version of the Final Four. But to get there, Duke must win at No. 1-ranked and unbeaten Maryland (noon, CBSSports.com).
With Kent Emanuel on the mound and 3,095 fans in the stands at Boshamer Stadium, North Carolina was primed to celebrate its first ACC regular-season title in 23 years.
A combination of N.C. Central’s hot bats and a stellar pitching performance by junior Terry McNabb was just what the Eagles needed to eliminate Maryland-Eastern Shore 10-4 on Thursday morning in the loser’s bracket of the MEAC baseball championships at Marty Miller Field.
Duke will face Andrew Wiggins next season, but the nation’s top recruit won’t be wearing a North Carolina uniform.
Duke forward Josh Hairston had successful surgery to repair his injured right thumb on Tuesday.
For the first time since his life-threatening accident in July, Blair Holliday will return to classes at Duke this week. Holliday, a wide receiver on Duke’s football team before suffering a traumatic brain injury in a personal watercraft accident on July 4, has been reinstated to the university and will take a class in the summer school session that begins on Wednesday.
Duke made a pitch to land big man Tarik Black on Monday. Black (6-9, 260), who is transferring after three seasons at Memphis, made an on-campus visit at Duke where he met with the Blue Devils’ coaching staff and toured the campus.
After months of waiting, North Carolina finally will find out if it landed the top men’s basketball recruit in the Class of 2013. Huntington (W.Va.) Prep small forward Andrew Wiggins is scheduled to announce his college decision at 12:15 p.m. today during a private ceremony at his high school. The Ontario, Canada, native is deciding among UNC, Kentucky, Kansas and Florida State.
Wiggins is the last uncommitted high school senior in the ESPN 100 rankings.
Freshman attackman Case Matheis scored with 1:40 left in the second overtime period to carry the seventh-seeded Duke Blue Devils to a 12-11 victory over reigning NCAA champion Loyola at Koskinen Stadium on Saturday.
Juniors Hanna Mar and Marianne Jodoin both dropped the first set in their respective singles matches but rallied to lead the 15th-ranked Duke women’s tennis team past No. 17 Texas Tech 4-3 Sunday in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at Lubbock, Texas.
Reaching the NCAA Tournament’s final eight proved far less taxing for the Duke women’s lacrosse team than winning their first-round game did.
For most North Carolina graduating seniors, Mother's Day usually is spent in Kenan Stadium listening to commencement speeches and turning tassels on graduation caps. But UNC women's lacrosse midfielder Kara Cannizzaro had done that nearly two weeks ago at a special graduation celebration designated for student-athletes.