Tuesday's area roundup
ACC stakes a claim to NYC with Pinstripe Bowl
NEW YORK — The ACC is staking a claim to New York City by adding the Pinstripe Bowl to its postseason lineup.
The conference and the Yankee Stadium bowl game have agreed to a six-year deal that starts in 2014. Commissioner John Swofford was in the Bronx on Tuesday for a news conference with Yankees officials.
Swofford says it’s a partnership that “makes sense in every way.”
The ACC is expanding north, adding Pittsburgh, Syracuse and Notre Dame this season. The Fighting Irish will remain a football independent, but will play five games per season against ACC teams. Louisville will join in 2014.
Swofford says New York is now “a very, very important part of our footprint.”
The Pinstripe Bowl announced a deal with the Big Ten earlier this month.
Pigskin Preview set
DURHAM — The Bill Dooley Triangle/East chapter’s 11th Pigskin Preview — the unofficials kickoff to the upcoming college football season — is set for July 25 at the Embassy Suites off I-40 at Harrison Ave. in Cary.
The panel of head coaches includes first-eyar N.C. State coach Dave Doeren, UNC’s Larry Fedora, Duke’s David Cutcliffe, East Carolina’s Ruffin Mcneill and N.C. Central’s Henry Frazier III.
For additional information, contact Erin Anderson at the Raleigh Sports Council at 919-664-7070 or Don Shea at 919-612-0444. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m., and the program begins at noon. Registration also is available online.
Luchsinger takes title in 200 butterfly
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — North Carolina swimmer Tom Luchsinger, a 2013 graduate, won the national championship in the 200-meter butterfly and senior swimmer Meredith Hoover set a new school record in the women’s 200-meter butterfly at the U.S. Swimming Phillips 66 National Championship at the IUPUI Natatorium Tuesday evening.
Luchsinger blew away the field in the 200-meter butterfly and destroyed his own school long course record in the event, winning by more than a second in 1:55.57. Tyler Clary of Club Wolverine finished second in 1:56.58.
“I am kind of in shock. It is starting now to sink in,” Luchsinger said. “I didn’t come into the meet expecting to make the World Championship Team but now I am in the pleasant situation of getting to change my plane tickets.
Spicer sisters qualify for match play
MANNING, S.C. — Sarah and Jessica Spicer of Bahama qualified Tuesday for the 16-player match-play championship field of the 57th Carolinas Junior Girls Championship hosted by the par 72 Wyboo Golf Club here.
Sarah Spicer qualified No. 4 overall at the conclusion of the 18-hole stroke play qualifying segment of the tournament with a 2-over 74. Her identical twin sister Jessica was seeded 11th after a 5-over 77.
The Spicers are home-schooled rising high school sophomores.
Kellie Murphy of Elgin, S.C., the 2011 tournament champion, took medalist honors with a 1-under 71.
Jessica Spicer lost in the quarterfinals of last week’s CGA N.C. Junior Golf Championship in Fuquay-Varina.