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.
For the eighth time in school history and the first time since 2007, the Duke women’s golf team claimed a NCAA Regional Championship as the top-seeded Blue Devils carded a final round of 12-under 276 to win the Central Regional by six strokes at the Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club in Norman, Okla.
A reconfigured lineup has the Duke men’s tennis team right back where it was a year ago, among the final 16 teams alive in the NCAA Tournament. Freshmen Josh Levine and Bruno Semenzato played key roles as the Blue Devils topped UNC Wilmington 4-0 Saturday in an NCAA Tournament second-round match.
The top-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels opened first-round NCAA Tournament play with a decisive 16-7 victory over 10th-ranked Lehigh in front of 1,405 spectators at Fetzer Field on Saturday. The Tar Heels (13-3), seeded fifth in the tournament, put together an offensive barrage that highlighted goals from 11 different players and eventually overwhelmed the Mountain Hawks (12-5) to extend the team’s current win streak to 10 games.