Sports: Colleges

Nov. 22, 2014 @ 11:41 PM

Duke tops Stanford for CVC title

Blue Devils clamp down defensively to claim Coaches vs.Cancer Classic championship


Nov. 22, 2014 @ 10:12 PM

Creighton to test Eagles, Moton on road Sunday

Nimrod Hilliard is expected to be in the starting lineup when NCCU visits Creighton Sunday, Nov. 23 (4 p.m., FS1). But the role backup walk-on Kevin Crawford II played in his stead Tuesday night has the Eagles talking.


Nov. 22, 2014 @ 07:07 PM

Meeks anything but in 90-72 UNC win at Davidson

Kennedy Meeks had 19 points and 12 rebounds, Justin Jackson added 18 points and No. 6 North Carolina defeated Davidson 90-72 in Charlotte on Saturday to remain unbeaten.


Nov. 22, 2014 @ 10:18 PM

CO-CHAMPS! NCCU upsets A&T, but comes up short of playoffs

N.C. Central beat main rival N.C. A&T to win a share of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference championship. A&T would have won the title outright with a win over NCCU. But turnovers caught up witht he Aggies, A&T coach Rod Broadway said.


Nov. 22, 2014 @ 01:19 PM

Coach K, Dawkins set to face off

Duke faces Stanford tonight at 9:30 p.m., which means former Duke star and assistant coach Johnny Dawkins has to coach the Cardinal against his mentor


Nov. 22, 2014 @ 02:04 AM

Duke slogs through poor shooting night, drops Temple

Blue Devils reach Coaches vs. Cancer Classic title game, where Coach K will face off against Johnny Dawkins' Stanford Cardinal

Style points, or any points for that matter, were in low supply on Friday night.

No. 4 Duke found a way to slog through the muck and get a win anyway.

The Blue Devils survived a poor night of shooting, playing tight defense of their own to stifle Temple, beating the Owls 74-54 in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic semifinals at the Barclays Center.

Duke (4-0) will face Stanford (3-0) in the tournament championship game Saturday night (9:30 p.m., TruTV) in an intriguing coaching matchup. Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski will face off against his former player and assistant coach, Stanford coach Johnny Dawkins, for the first time.

The Blue Devils remained unbeaten and reached the tournament final despite their poorest night of offense in the young season. Duke’s 74 points were far below the season average of 101 it carried into the game.

Duke’s shooting was below 30 percent well into the second half before the Blue Devils finally heated up to pull away from the equally cold Owls.


Nov. 21, 2014 @ 10:00 PM

Worth’s OT goal lifts UNC past Buffs 1-0 in NCAA 2nd Round

Maya Worth couldn’t have possibly picked a better time for her first career goal. The sophomore’s shot in the fourth minute of overtime lifted the North Carolina women’s soccer team to a 1-0 victory against Colorado in the second round of the NCAA tournament Friday at Fetzer Field,


Nov. 21, 2014 @ 08:32 PM

Syracuse tops UNC in NCAA semifinal sudden-victory stroke-off

No. 4 Syracuse University advanced to the NCAA Field Hockey Tournament championship game with a 3-2 stroke-off win against top-ranked North Carolina in the NCAA semifinals Friday.


Nov. 21, 2014 @ 05:46 PM

Cutcliffe: I trust our guys to come out of this

The pressures of going from a plucky underdog to a favorite might just have been too much for Duke’s football team to handle this month.


Nov. 21, 2014 @ 05:38 PM

McCallie pleased with Duke play to date (2-0 on road)

After opening the season with a pair of road games that best could be described as a chemistry experiment, No. 7 Duke opens its home schedule on Sunday against Marquette.


Nov. 21, 2014 @ 05:19 PM

NCCU, Globetrotter great Charles 'Tex' Harrison dies

Charles “Tex” Harrison, a Harlem Globetrotters legend who played basketball at N.C. Central in the 1950s, passed away on Thursday at 81.


Nov. 21, 2014 @ 05:55 PM

UNC's Fedora: We were the more physical team

North Carolina beat Duke Thursday night like it was the old days, when Tailback U had grand ground games of 1,000-yard rushers, back when the Blue Devils couldn’t get out of their own way.


Nov. 20, 2014 @ 11:15 PM

No. 7 Duke women throttle Old Dominion on road

In the return to their home state of Virginia, Duke seniors Ka'lia Johnson and Elizabeth Williams led the seventh-ranked Blue Devils to an 82-66 victory at Old Dominion in Norfolk, Va., Thursday night.


Nov. 20, 2014 @ 10:51 PM

Tar Heels advance to NCAA Men's Soccer Tournament 2nd round

North Carolina downed visiting James Madison 6-0 at Fetzer Field Thursday in the opening round of the NCAA Men’s Soccer Tournament.


Nov. 21, 2014 @ 10:02 AM

KICKING UP THEIR HEELS: UNC routs Duke 45-20

Marquise Williams threw touchdown passes of 1 yard to Mack Hollins and three yards to Quinshad Davis and ran for scores of 1 and 16 yards as UNC beat Duke 45-20 Thursday night in a key ACC Coastal Division showdown at Wallace Wade Stadium.