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