Sports: Colleges

Feb. 21, 2015 @ 03:20 PM

Tar Heels rip Georgia Tech 89-60 ... Developing story ...

No. 15 North Carolina opened Saturday's game by scoring on a "Four Corners" play as a tribute to the late Dean Smith, then rolled to an 89-60 win against Georgia Tech.

The Tar Heels (18-9, 9-5 Atlantic Coast Conference) had lost four of five, including Wednesday's potentially crushing failure to close out No. 4 Duke in an overtime loss.

But that "Four Corners" opening — with coach Roy Williams holding up four fingers to signal Smith's famed offense — led to Brice Johnson's layup in a sign of how smoothly things would run.

Kennedy Meeks scored 18 points for the Tar Heels, who shot 62 percent to earn an easy — and desperately needed — win after a tough stretch that had kept them away from home for nearly three weeks.

UNC led by 14 at halftime, then used a 21-3 spurt to turn this one into a rout against the Yellow Jackets (12-15, 3-12).

Feb. 20, 2015 @ 09:16 PM

NCCU finds strength in team defense

NCCU (20-6, 12-0 MEAC) ranks second in NCAA Division-I field goal defense, holding opponents to 35.2 percent from the floor — only undefeated No. 1 Kentucky ranks ahead of NCCU in that category.

Feb. 20, 2015 @ 07:50 PM

UNC needs to take care of business against Georgia Tech

The night after Duke took the game from North Carolina, UNC coach Roy Williams was in Carmichael Arena watching what it looks like to absolutely handle business in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Feb. 20, 2015 @ 06:49 PM

Duke's improvement on display at NFL Combine

This week marks the first time since 2000 that Duke has more athletes at the NFL Combine than UNC.

Feb. 20, 2015 @ 05:39 PM

Healing Okafor only part of Duke's balance

While it appears Okafor will be ready to go when the No. 4 Blue Devils play Clemson today (4 p.m., ESPN) at Cameron Indoor Stadium, that doesn’t mean the play of his smaller, quicker teammates will be less important.


Feb. 20, 2015 @ 05:10 PM

FATHER & SON: Hall of Famer Seau’s son wishes dad was alive to enjoy it

Blessed with bloodlines that delivered athleticism, Jake Seau stepped on to a lacrosse field on a whim one day as a middle school student.

What had once been an afterthought would develop into a sanctuary during the most trying days of his young life and, today, his chosen athletic identity.

His father, recently elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, ferociously played linebacker for three NFL teams. Jake Seau had the skills to follow Junior Seau into the sport and excel.

“He had incredible instinct on football field,” said Shane Walton, who coached Jake Seau at The Bishop’s School in San Diego. “He was an absolute stud at football.”

That love for the sport began to wane, though.

Feb. 20, 2015 @ 03:42 PM

Parking details for Dean Smith Memorial

North Carolina has released parking details for the public memorial service honoring Dean Smith Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m at the Smith Center. Doors will open to the public at 1 p.m. Admission is free, and seats are on a first come, first serve basis.

Feb. 19, 2015 @ 10:22 PM

Gray has 'flu game' in lopsided UNC win over Wake Forest

Allisha Gray was sick and still went to work.

Feb. 19, 2015 @ 07:06 PM

Duke's Crowder has encouragement on NFL journey

 All-ACC wide receiver has plenty to play for


Feb. 19, 2015 @ 04:52 PM

Lawyers: Class-action ball now in UNC, NCAA court

Lawyers representing former student-athletes who played for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have put the ball in the hands of UNC and the NCAA, both of them defendants in a class-action lawsuit challenging those two institutions to make good on what are claimed to be irregular course offerings that failed to provide sound academics in exchange for what ballplayers did on the fields and courts of competition.

Feb. 19, 2015 @ 06:11 PM

UNC, Georgia will kickoff '16 season

The Georgia Bulldogs and North Carolina Tar Heels will face off for the first time in more than 40 years when the teams meet to open the 2016 season in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, officials announced Thursday.

Feb. 19, 2015 @ 11:57 AM

Cameron Crazies cool


Feb. 19, 2015 @ 02:54 AM

An OK Okafor still too much for UNC

Duke got 22 points apiece from guards Tyus Jones and Quinn Cook.

Feb. 19, 2015 @ 01:02 AM

Sprained ankle for Duke's Okafor

Freshman center played through pain against UNC, but status uncertain for next game on Saturday

Feb. 18, 2015 @ 11:59 PM

Tomlinson takes story to NFL combine

By now, most Duke football fans have a firm grasp on Laken Tomlinson’s story.