Sports: Colleges

Jul. 22, 2014 @ 01:04 PM

Duke walk-on Mellencamp in legal trouble again

Duke walk-on football player Hud Mellencamp, the son of Rock-n-Roll Hall of Famer John Mellencamp, remains part of the Blue Devils football program despite his second arrest in the last 12 months.

Jul. 20, 2014 @ 07:39 PM

Swofford: Change all but certain in ACC

The NCAA will vote Aug. 7 on a proposal that would give the ACC, SEC, Big 10, Big 12 and Pac-12 more voting power on rules.

Jul. 21, 2014 @ 12:32 AM

UNC QB Williams confident, ready to get throwing

Most people knew North Carolina signal caller Marquise Williams had nice legs. But a couple of guys who really know what they're talking about said his arm is legit, too.

Jul. 20, 2014 @ 11:37 PM

Duke still hungry after Chick-fil-A Bowl

The Blue Devils are coming off their first 10-win season. They played in a bowl game for the second straight season. And those guys want more.

Jul. 19, 2014 @ 06:48 PM

Ex-Duke coach Goestenkors, Lisa Leslie highlight Hall class

Four-time Olympic gold medalist Lisa Leslie is joined by former Houston Comets star Janeth Arcain, University of Georgia standout Janet Harris, former Duke coach Gail Goestenkors, longtime Oregon high school coach Brad Smith and Oklahoma State coach Kurt Budke, who was killed in a plane crash in 2011, in the women's basketball Hall of Fame class of 2015.

Jul. 18, 2014 @ 07:16 PM

Theo Pinson could bolster Tar Heels’ perimeter defense

 Theo Pinson knows how to guarantee himself a significant role as a freshman at North Carolina — play defense. The 6-foot-6 swingman arrived this summer to help fill the Tar Heels’ need for backcourt depth and bolster UNC’s defense on the perimeter, where opponents blistered the Tar Heels in last season’s final two games.

Jul. 17, 2014 @ 09:24 PM

Area ADs weigh in on 'full cost of attendance' issue

In early August, the NCAA’s five highest-revenue conferences — the so-called “Power 5” — may be given the power to offer more benefits for their athletes.

Jul. 17, 2014 @ 05:28 PM

New-look D-line to play key role in Duke's season

When Duke went 10-4 last season to set a school record for wins in a season, seniors Kenny Anunike, Sydney Sarmiento and Justin Foxx were heavy producers along that front line. Together, they combined for 10 of Duke’s 23 sacks and 21 of the team’s 69 tackles for loss. Now they're gone.

Jul. 16, 2014 @ 07:31 PM

Schoettmer: Tar Heel LB corps back on track for 2014

North Carolina was so thin at linebacker by the end of the 2013 season that its starting linebackers in the Belk Bowl were all-ACC second-team safety Tré Boston and freshman reserve Nathan Staub.

Jul. 16, 2014 @ 03:28 PM

UConn, Michigan State highlight Duke non-conference schedule

Duke opens its men’s basketball season Nov. 14 as part of what could be one of the best sports weeks on campus in years.

Jul. 16, 2014 @ 01:51 PM

Cary, Railhawks to host Team USA women's soccer vs. Swiss

The Carolina RailHawks announced Wednesday they have come to an agreement with U.S. Soccer to host the U.S. Women’s National Team on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 as they face Switzerland in preparation for the 2015 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers.

Jul. 16, 2014 @ 11:32 AM

Duke men's basketball nonconference schedule

Blue Devils open season Nov. 14 at home, play four games in NYC area

Jul. 15, 2014 @ 06:42 PM

Blue Devils build team unity with trash pickup service day

Duke’s football players instilled plenty of pride on campus and in the community last fall with their record-breaking, 10-win season. On Tuesday, with another season looming and hopes high, their work was all about a different form of Duke pride.

Jul. 12, 2014 @ 06:12 PM

Work underway for Duke's new staff

Longtime stalwarts Wojciechowski, Collins gone, leaving Capel, James and newbie Scheyer as Coach K's staff

Jul. 09, 2014 @ 07:31 PM

Lipford leaves UNC for NFL shot

Bad grades appear to be why Darius Lipford won't suit up for the Tar Heels this season.