Unlike a year ago, Duke’s time to rebuild its basketball roster is compressed this year.
Success has its cost.
The intersection of athletics and academics at North Carolina perhaps offers added interest in Academic Progress Rate scores, which were released by the NCAA on Wednesday
The Blue Devils have won The hard work that comes from making a swing change finally resulted in a pivotal moment for Lisa Maguire. The Duke freshman, who has watched her twin sister, Leona, rack up accolades such as winning the recent ANNIKA Award for the top collegiate women’s golfer and All-America first-team honors, found herself battling for the Blue Devils’ fate at the NCAA Division I Women’s National Championship on Tuesday at The Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Florida. In semifinal action, the Blue Devils were knotted at 2-2 against Baylor with Maguire — the team’s No. 5 player — winning the last two holes in regulation to force a playoff against Lauren Whyte. However, Whyte outlasted Maguire on the 24th hole to end Duke’s quest at winning back-to-back national championships.six national titles since 1999.
Freshman Lisa Maguire, Duke's No. 5 player, double-bogeyed the sixth sudden-death overtime hole to lose in 24 holes Tuesday, giving Baylor a 3-2 win and eliminating reigning NCAA champion Duke in the semifinals of the NCAA women's golf championship at Bradenton, Fla., Tuesday. The Blue Devils had advanced through the match play quarterfinals over Texas Tech 4-1 earlier Tuesday. Duke winners against Baylor were Celine Boutier and Sandy Choi. National player of the year Leona Maguire fell 1-down and Duke No. 3 seed Gurbani Singh lost 2&1 to allow Baylor to tie after four of the five matches ... Top seeded Southern Cal lost to Stanford 3-2 ... The title match will pit Baylor against Stanford ... Developing story ...
Duke freshman Leona Maguire finishes second in individual competion at NCAA golf championships
ACC player of the year adds NCAA singles championship to resume
Poor finish led to UNC being among the last teams passed over by the NCAA baseball selection committee
Five consecutive Terrapins goals erase UNC's 6-3 halftime lead
Duke lost its tournament lead Sunday when play was completed for the second round and during the abbreviated third round, which was stopped due to darkness. The Blue Devils trail Southern California by three shots with both teams needing anywhere from two or five holes to complete this morning.
Seminoles never trail as N.C. State falls in ACC championship game
N.C State tops Virginia, heads into ACC title game on winning streak
North Carolina All-America Jamie Loeb advanced to the NCAA Singles Championship semifinal by topping defending national-champion Danielle Collins of Virginia late Saturday.
Gurbani Singh’s day began with her battling the symptoms of an oncoming cold. It finished with Singh one putt away from capping a strong second round with a birdie at the NCAA championships before the horn sounded for lightning. Despite her round being cut short, along with three other Duke golfers, the Blue Devils finished the second day at The Concession Golf Club in second place, nine strokes behind top-seed Southern California.
After being held scoreless through five innings, No. 13-ranked Florida State broke the game wide open in the bottom of the sixth on its way to a decisive 6-0 victory over ACC regular-season champion No. 3 Louisville Saturday at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. The win lifted the Seminoles (40-19, 20-13), the No. 4 seed entering the ACC baseball championship tournament, into a one-game title showdown with No. 6 seed N.C. State (33-20, 17-14 through Friday) Sunday, May 24 at the DBAP (1 p.m., ESPN2).
In the end, North Carolina’s final goal of the first half only served to pad a lead that rival Duke was unable to overcome. That the goal was scored by Brittney Coppa in that NCAA women’s lacrosse tournament semifinal Friday night, though, perfectly fit in the tale of how the Tar Heels have returned to the national championship game.