Sports: Colleges

Apr. 19, 2014 @ 05:49 PM

No. 1 Virginia takes down Heels, Benton Moss, 3-1

 Benton Moss allowed just three hits in 7.2 innings of work but Virginia made the most of them as the top-ranked Cavaliers beat North Carolina 3-1 Saturday afternoon at Davenport Field.


Apr. 19, 2014 @ 08:05 PM

DUKE DRIVES ACC

Duke women golfers took 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th places overall as the Blue Devils swept to their third consecutive ACC Championship at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro. Duke star Celine Boutier was the lone golfer in the field to break par for the tournament, finishing four strokes ahead of teammate Laeititia Beck at 3-under 210.

As a team, No. 3-ranked Duke shot 10-over-par for the tournament and beat second-place Virginia by 27 strokes. UNC finished fourth, 34 strokes behind the Blue Devils.

Duke carded rounds of 291, 285 and 286 for a 54-hole total of 10-over-par 862. Second-place Virginia, which was tied for the first day lead with Duke, finished 27 strokes back at 889, followed by N.C. State (890), North Carolina (896), Notre Dame (905), Miami (905), Florida State (908), Wake Forest (919), Maryland (921), Clemson (921) and Boston College (959).

Blue Devil coach Dan Brooks registered his 118th career victory and has led Duke to 18 of 19 ACC Championships over his 30 years. Boutier becomes the 12th different Blue Devil to claim the ACC individual title and it marks the 16th time a Duke golfer has won medalist accolades at the championship.

 


Apr. 18, 2014 @ 10:56 PM

Duke takes down Virginia Tech in 12-inning thriller

Sophomore Nick Hendrix pitched 4.1 scoreless innings in relief and classmate Kenny Koplove delivered a sacrifice fly in the 12th to lead the Duke baseball team past Virginia Tech 3-2 Friday evening at English Field.


Apr. 18, 2014 @ 10:58 PM

No. 1 Virginia drops UNC 3-2 in Friday ACC baseball

Brandon Downes drove in three runs and Nathan Kirby outdueled Trent Thornton as No. 1 Virginia topped North Carolina 3-2 Friday night at Davenport Field.

 

 


Apr. 18, 2014 @ 10:40 PM

ACC TRACK: Duke decathlon star slips to 3rd; Rohner takes title

Two-time all-American Curtis Beach injures elbow, takes 12th in javelin to sink ACC title hopes, but teammate Robert Rohner edges third Duke decathlete -- Ian Rock -- to win prestigious decathlon championship.


Apr. 19, 2014 @ 03:29 PM

Duke's Rodney Hood off to NBA; K promotes Scheyer, Capel

Two expected moves became official on Friday when Duke announced that Rodney Hood is entering the NBA Draft and former player Jon Scheyer received a promotion within the staff.


Apr. 18, 2014 @ 04:44 PM

LOVE & BASEBALL

NCCU's LeVelle Moton can coach, shoot and throw.


Apr. 17, 2014 @ 09:56 PM

Jamie Loeb leads UNC tennis into 1st place in ACC; No. 1 Duke upset

The seventh-ranked North Carolina women's tennis team took over sole possession of first place in the Atlantic Coast Conference after a 6-1 victory at No. 27 Georgia Tech on Thursday afternoon from the Ken Byers Tennis Center.


Apr. 17, 2014 @ 09:13 PM

Tricia Liston, Haley Peters spotlighted at Duke hoops banquet

The 2013-14 season officially came to a close on Thursday evening for the Duke University women’s basketball team as the Blue Devils held their annual celebration at the Washington Duke Inn. With approximately 300 people in attendance and emceed by Morgan Patrick, Duke gave out 11 awards.


Apr. 17, 2014 @ 10:29 PM

Perfectionist heptathlete Xenia Rahn has 'tough' day

Only moments earlier, North Carolina’s Xenia Rahn completed her first day of heptathlon competition at the ACC Track Championships with a ninth-place finish in the 200. The result left Rahn in second place, with 3,267 points with the final three events to be completed today at UNC’s Fetzer Field and Irwin Belk Track.


Apr. 18, 2014 @ 10:59 PM

ACC GOLF: Boutier, Duke alone atop Sedgefield leaderboard

Duke star Celine Boutier fired a 2-under-par 69 Friday to take a three-stroke lead after 36 holes of the 54-hole 2014 ACC Women’s Golf Championship at Sedgefield Country Club. Boutier helped first-round co-leader Duke grab a 14-shot lead over fading Virginia and a 21-stroke lead over No. 3 UNC.


Apr. 18, 2014 @ 06:45 PM

Duke's Jabari Parker and Rodney Hood headed to NBA

Jabari Parker announced Thursday that he’s leaving the Blue Devils after one outstanding season to enter this summer’s NBA Draft. Late Thursday night, Duke redshirt sophomore forward Rodney Hood confirmed to The Herald-Sun that he too will declare for this year’s NBA Draft. He said he had yet to hire an agent.


Apr. 17, 2014 @ 06:39 PM

DeSHIELDS TO TRANSFER

NATIONAL FRESHMAN OF YEAR DIAMOND DeSHIELDS TO LEAVE UNC

Diamond DeShields, the top freshman women’s basketball player in the country, is transferring from North Carolina.

DeShields’s decision is a stunning blow to a program that expected to return every player from this year’s team. The Tar Heels went 27-10 and advanced to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2008 despite the absence of Hall of Fame coach Sylvia Hatchell, who was undergoing treatment for leukemia.

DeShields scored 648 points, more than any freshman in ACC history, and set a UNC freshman record with 38 points in a win at N.C. State. The Norcross, Ga., native averaged 18 points, 5.4 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.7 steals per game and was named the freshman of the year by espnW and the U.S. Basketball Writers Association.

Hatchell said in a statement that she did not “know or understand” why DeShields decided to leave the program.


Apr. 17, 2014 @ 12:48 PM

Parker declares for NBA Draft

Duke freshman star ends his Blue Devils career after one all-American season


Apr. 17, 2014 @ 04:23 PM

No. 8 Duke scores lone OT goal in 7-6 2OT win over No. 3 UNC

Junior attacker Kerrin Maurer buried a shot with 26.5 seconds remaining in the second overtime to lift eighth-ranked Duke over third-ranked North Carolina Wednesday evening in the first women’s lacrosse game to be played at Kenan Stadium. The regular season meeting between the Tobacco Road rivals went into overtime for the second-straight year, with the Blue Devils coming out on top by a 7-6 score.