Sports: Colleges

Nov. 17, 2014 @ 01:28 PM

Moore heroics lift NCCU; Eagles very much alive in MEAC title race

C.J. Moore blocked a fourth-quarter punt and fell on it in the end zone for what proved to be the winning score as N.C. Central edged Norfolk State 19-14 on Saturday at Dick Price Stadium. With the win, the Eagles (6-5, 5-2 MEAC) remain alive in the conference championship race with one regular-season game left.

Nov. 15, 2014 @ 07:09 PM

Taking the hard road: McCallie, Duke to roll against Tide

No one can say Duke women’s basketball coach Joanne P. McCallie takes the easy route into a season. The No. 7-ranked Blue Devils are once again eschewing an opening night home game with a lesser foe as they open at Alabama Sunday, Nov. 16 (8 p.m., SEC Network) before heading to Norfolk, Virginia to play Old Dominion on Thursday night.

Nov. 15, 2014 @ 07:02 PM

HAIR OF THE DOG: Williams lifts Heels past Pitt in thriller

T.J. Logan scored from 1 yard out with 50 seconds left to help North Carolina rally past Pittsburgh 40-35 on Saturday. Logan's short scoring run capped a 75-yard drive and marked his second go-ahead touchdown in the final minute of a game this season for the Tar Heels (5-5, 3-3 Atlantic Coast Conference).

Nov. 15, 2014 @ 06:12 PM

No. 1 UNC, No. 9 Duke to meet in Elite Eight field hockey match

The top-ranked North Carolina field hockey team extended its 2014 season by beating No. 20 Liberty 2-1 in an NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 game Saturday at Francis E. Henry Stadium. The Tar Heels will host No. 9 Duke at Henry Stadium at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16 with a trip to the Final Four on the line.

Nov. 15, 2014 @ 05:09 PM

UNC tops NCCU 76-60 in season opener

The No. 6 Tar Heels beat NCCU 76-60 in the Dean E. Smith Center on Friday during the season opener for both teams.

Nov. 14, 2014 @ 10:26 PM

No. 4 Duke runs ‘whole gamut,’ routs Presbyterian

The No. 4 Blue Devils opened their basketball season Friday night at Cameron Indoor Stadium with a 113-44 dismantling of Presbyterian where Duke showed off its depth, athleticism and talent.

Nov. 14, 2014 @ 06:45 PM

Fedora to Tar Heels: Don't let 2014 season slide away

North Carolina’s Ryan Switzer isn’t worried about the Tar Heel football bandwagon getting lighter now that basketball season has begun. The UNC (4-5, 2-3 ACC) football team has work to do, Switzer says, beginning with today’s homecoming game (12:30 p.m., WRAL) against ACC and Coastal Division rival Pittsburgh (4-5, 2-3 ACC).

Nov. 14, 2014 @ 08:30 PM

Tar Heels win NCAA women's soccer opener 2-0

Amber Munerlyn and Paige Nielsen each scored a goal to give North Carolina a 2-0 win against visiting South Dakota State in the opening round of the NCAA women's soccer tournament in Chapel Hill.

Nov. 14, 2014 @ 08:41 PM

Hatchell's back and so are the Tar Heels, 83-49

Allisha Gray scored 19 points to help No. 13 North Carolina beat Howard 83-49 on Friday afternoon, giving Hall of Fame coach Sylvia Hatchell a successful return to the bench after missing last year while battling leukemia.

Nov. 14, 2014 @ 03:20 PM

NCCU fighting for MEAC life in showdown at Norfolk State

There just are too many if-this-happens scenarios that have to break exactly right in order for N.C. Central to win the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference championship and go to the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs.

Nov. 14, 2014 @ 03:16 PM

Old and new Coastal Division winners battle at Wallace Wade

Longtime ACC power Virginia Tech (4-5, 1-4) enters its matchup with Duke Saturday, Nov. 15 (noon, ESPNU) at Wallace Wade Stadium looking up at six other teams in the division race, including first place Duke (8-1, 4-1), while riding a three-game losing streak.

Nov. 13, 2014 @ 09:12 PM

Tar Heels sign top N.C. defensive lineman, will enroll in January

The University of North Carolina has signed a scholarship agreement with defensive lineman Jalen Dalton who will enroll in January upon completion of his high school degree.

Nov. 13, 2014 @ 09:09 PM

Tar Heels hope kickers can regroup for bowl push

If North Carolina wants to make a late bowl push, the Tar Heels need their kicking game to improve.They’ve used senior Thomas Moore and sophomore Nick Weiler to kick field goals this season, though neither has provided reliable production. That’s made the kicking job an open competition for much of the past two weeks, heading into Saturday’s home game with Pittsburgh.

Nov. 13, 2014 @ 06:48 PM

Jamie Cherry, UNC women debut against Howard Friday

No. 13 UNC hosts Howard in Carmichael Arena Friday, Nov. 14 (4 p.m., GoHeelsTV). It’s the season opener for the Tar Heels, Cherry’s first official college game.

Nov. 14, 2014 @ 08:07 PM

NCCU, UNC tip off season at Smith Center Friday

Emanuel “Poobie” Chapman marched into the office of N.C. Central coach LeVelle Moton before last season and in no uncertain terms said the Eagles would beat N.C. State. Never mind that NCCU had never beaten a team from the Atlantic Coast Conference.