Sports: Colleges

Oct. 17, 2014 @ 02:00 PM

Louisville seeks to limit miscues against Wolfpack

Louisville knows there’s no room for errors when it hosts N.C. State Saturday (3:30 p.m., Fox Sports Carolinas). That was hard-learned lesson in last week’s 23-17 loss at Clemson, when Louisville (5-2, 3-2 ACC) gave up touchdowns on a 72-yard punt return and an end-zone fumble. Penalties also doomed the Cardinals, who aim not to beat themselves against the Wolfpack (4-3, 0-3).


Oct. 17, 2014 @ 11:46 AM

Family of Duke's Powell gets tough news

Malachi Briggs, Powell's 7-year-old brother, undergoing surgery for complications with his cancer treatments


Oct. 16, 2014 @ 05:59 PM

Duke's getting healthy just in time for UVA

Dezmond Johnson, Duke’s starting defensive end who has been sidelined for a month, practiced all week and is likely to play when the Blue Devils face Virginia on Saturday (12:30 p.m., WRAL). Johnson started Duke’s first three games before suffering a right knee injury during a 41-3 win over Kansas on Sept. 13.


Oct. 16, 2014 @ 05:40 PM

NCCU skill players to face a Bear of a defense

N.C. Central quarterback Malcolm Bell might have to outrun a Bear in Baltimore named Christopher Robinson. “Christopher is a young man who you always have to know where he’s at on the field. You’ve always got to be conscious of that,” NCCU coach Jerry Mack said.


Oct. 16, 2014 @ 04:42 PM

Petrino’s high-powered offense nowhere to be found

Bobby Petrino isn’t used to this. The first-year Louisville coach with a reputation for creating high-powered offense has had to watch the Cardinals (5-2, 3-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) take small steps forward in his second stint with the program. The journey has been bumpy, as evidenced by five false start penalties in last week’s 23-17 loss at Clemson.


Oct. 16, 2014 @ 02:26 PM

UNC’s Williams turns to old pal for word on Jackets

North Carolina quarterback Marquise Williams got some advice on how to beat Georgia Tech this week from an old friend — Duke quarterback Anthony Boone, who helped hand the Yellow Jackets their first loss last Saturday.


Oct. 15, 2014 @ 07:04 PM

Duke basketball racks up preseason accolades

As the start of the 2014-15 men’s basketball season approaches, numerous media outlets recently released their preseason team rankings and individual honors and awards, with the Duke men’s basketball team well represented.


Oct. 15, 2014 @ 06:45 PM

Jackets must move past Duke loss, prep for UNC

Georgia Tech’s first loss of the season still stings. Coach Paul Johnson said “you don’t get a re-do” and the Yellow Jackets must move past last week’s 31-25 home loss to Duke. Even so, on Tuesday he was still bemoaning his team’s mistakes, including three turnovers, in the game.


Oct. 15, 2014 @ 06:38 PM

NCCU looks to tree Bears’ run game

The Morgan State Bears haven’t stopped running since the season started. N.C. Central had something for that sort of thing last weekend when the Eagles slowed down S.C. State’s strong ground game during a 48-35 road win. The Bulldogs had been averaging 210 rushing yards per contest, but the Eagles put them on a leash, limiting SCSU to 77 yards on a voluminous 44 carries.


Oct. 15, 2014 @ 04:02 PM

Expectations lower for Duke women despite post star's return

With all-American guards Chelsea Gray and Alexis Jones no longer with the team — and senior center Elizabeth Williams the lone player back who started more than five games last season — the Blue Devils no longer carry expectations placing them among the nation’s elite.


Oct. 14, 2014 @ 02:10 PM

Tuesday Duke football notes

Injury updates, a look at the balanced offense and Duke's quest for third consecutive bowl trip


Oct. 13, 2014 @ 07:54 PM

NCCU, Duke football players tops in their leagues

Both N.C. Central and Duke won on the gridiron on Saturday. Here are a few guys who helped them do it.


Oct. 13, 2014 @ 06:43 PM

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Oct. 16, 2014 @ 02:29 PM

Tar Heels hope to carry over momentum from Irish loss

At this point last year, North Carolina used a close loss on national television to spur a surprising turnaround. Now UNC (2-4, 0-2 ACC) hopes the positive momentum from its 50-43 loss at No. 5 Notre Dame last Saturday will lead to a similar second-half resurgence.


Oct. 12, 2014 @ 08:48 PM

FANFARE: Duke women's golf wins at UNC

Tar Heels stay hot in soccer, field hockey; Duke gets wins in volleyball, women's golf and field hockey