Sports: Colleges

Oct. 30, 2014 @ 09:09 PM

Greenwell's shooting highlights Duke exhibition win

Redshirt freshman drills six 3-pointers, scores 24 points as No. 7 Blue Devils roll to easy win in warm up.

Oct. 30, 2014 @ 08:50 PM

NCCU looks to put pressure on Bethune-Cookman Saturday

Bethune-Cookman's quarterbacks have fallen 34 times to opposing pass rushers this season and that could be key when the Eagles of N.C. Central visit Daytona, Fla., on Saturday for a big MEAC showdown.

Oct. 29, 2014 @ 08:11 PM

Williams defends ethics; Swofford says he was unaware of issues at UNC

ACC Commissioner John Swofford said that he chose a career in athletics administration because of his belief in the marriage between academics and athletics.

“How special that can be when it's done correctly,” Swofford said. “When it's not done correctly, it can be ugly.”


Oct. 29, 2014 @ 07:54 PM

Size, range, balance mark resurgent Tar Heels

The Tar Heels have improved their balance this season — with remodeled players in the post and three impact freshmen surrounding ACC preseason player of the year Marcus Paige — leading to hopes for a deep run in 2014-15.

Oct. 29, 2014 @ 07:17 PM

ACC NOTES: Duke No. 1, UNC No. 2 in preseason poll

Duke freshman center Jahlil Okafor voted top newcomer, joins Player of the Year favorite Marcus Paige of UNC on preseason all-ACC team ... UVA gets no respect ... N.C. State learning to live without 2014 player of the year T.J. Warren of Durham.

Oct. 29, 2014 @ 06:42 PM

Changing of the guard: Duke basketball is dialed in

The losses of long-time aides Chris Collins and Steve Wojiechowski haven't derailed the Blue Devils, who'll bid for an ACC title under 35-year veteran coach Mike Krzyzewski and the enthusiasm of aides Chris Capel, Nate James and Jon Scheyer, players say.

Oct. 28, 2014 @ 08:03 PM

Graduation success rates: Duke 97%, UNC 86%, NCCU 66%

Graduation Success Rate (GSR) results released Tuesday by the NCAA indicated that 97 percent of freshmen student-athletes receiving scholarship aid or recruited individuals participating in programs that do not offer athletic aid graduated from Duke within six years. ... UNC Chapel Hill came in at 86 percent, N.C. Central 66 percent.

Oct. 28, 2014 @ 07:59 PM

NCCU’s Mack almost joined Jenkins’ Bethune-Cookman staff

Coaches are in the talent-acquisition business, the general thought with that having to do with one skipper beating another one to the next great player. But coaches recruit coaches, too, and Bethune-Cookman’s Brian Jenkins once made a play for N.C. Central's Jerry Mack.

Oct. 28, 2014 @ 06:30 PM

Duke hopes November's a month to remember

November sets up as a month to remember for Duke’s 24th-ranked football team and veteran players like Anthony Boone want to make sure it’s remembered for good reasons. That’s why they received permission from the coaching staff to hold a players-only meeting Tuesday morning with a season-defining stretch of games beginning at Pittsburgh on Saturday (noon, ESPNU).

Oct. 28, 2014 @ 05:22 PM

Tuesday Duke football notes

Blue Devils head to Pittsburgh looking to avenge last season's, uh, interesting 58-55 loss.

Oct. 27, 2014 @ 07:23 PM

Hasic's hands huge for NCCU

NCCU coach Jerry Mack said Eagles wide receiver Anas Hasic had been playing up-and-down. Based on what Hasic did against Savannah State, he appears to be catching on.

Oct. 27, 2014 @ 10:33 PM

UNC locks in on ACC Coastal crown

Following two straight come-from-behind wins, the Tar Heels will be Coastal champions if they win their final four games, starting Saturday at Miami.

Oct. 26, 2014 @ 06:46 PM

FANFARE: Duke, UNC post soccer wins

Senior days bring wins a Duke, UNC in women's soccer and field hockey

Oct. 26, 2014 @ 06:15 PM

New-look Duke shows exciting possibilities in Blue-White scrimmage

Greenwell shows off shooting touch as Blue Devils display revamped roster

Oct. 26, 2014 @ 05:59 PM

Duke enters AP poll at No. 24, preps for Pitt

Blue Devils in AP Top 25 for first time this season