Duke is heading back to the NCAA men's lacrosse tournament championship game, surviving a late surge by Cornell to play for a second national title. David Lawson scored the winning goal with 6:35 left in the fourth quarter to lift Duke to a 16-14 victory against Cornell in the semifinals at Lincoln Financial Field on Saturday.
Thursday's ACC Tournament Schedule: 11 a.m. — No. 3 Virginia vs. No. 7 Ga. Tech (FSS, ESPN3); 3 p.m. — No. 8 Miami vs. No. 1 UNC (FSS, ESPN3); 7 p.m. — No. 2 Florida St. vs. No. 6 Va. Tech (FSS, ESPN3). ... All games at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.
The third-ranked and top-seeded Duke women’s golf team carded a 2-under 286 Tuesday in the opening round of the NCAA Championship and sit only two shots off the lead with 54 holes remaining at the 6,372-yard, par 72 University of Georgia Golf Course.
As a tornado tore apart her Oklahoma home on Monday, Duke soccer player Ana Hunt cried as she heard her mother praying. Inside a specially built shelter attached to the side of the house in Moore, Okla., mother and daughter heard the deafening roar of the storm.
North Carolina may be the No. 1 seed for this week’s ACC Tournament, which starts today at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, but that doesn’t mean the Tar Heels received an easy draw.
North Carolina capped its most successful regular season in history in style. The Coastal Division champions beat Atlantic Division champion Florida State 4-3 at Boshamer Stadium and will head into the postseason with a 48-8 record, three more wins than any previous UNC team.
Former Arkansas quarterback Brandon Mitchell says he is transferring to N.C. State to play his final season.
Duke’s frontcourt rotation for next season will not include 6-9 center Tarik Black. A former Memphis player who had been considering a transfer to the Blue Devils, Black signed with Kansas on Monday.
After winning the ACC regular-season title for the first time since 1990, North Carolina players have claimed the top individual awards. Junior third baseman Colin Moran was named ACC player of the year and junior lefthander Kent Emanuel was named ACC pitcher of the year, the league announced Monday.
Florida State and Georgia Tech will open the ACC Baseball Tournament on Wednesday at 11 a.m., while top-seeded North Carolina will face Miami on Thursday at 7 p.m. at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.
Coach John Danowski had won nearly 80 percent of rematches while at Duke, while the
Blue Devils had advanced to the Final Four in each of his six seasons at the school. Those trends continued, as Duke rallied for a 12-11 win over the Irish in front of a pro-Notre Dame crowd of 7,749 in Lucas Oil Stadium.
North Carolina played to its offensive strength early in its NCAA quarterfinal game against the University of Denver at Lucas Oil Stadium on Sunday. The Tar Heels scored six goals on seven shots during an eight-minute span in the first quarter and appeared poised to advance to the program's first Final Four since 1993.
North Carolina had stayed atop the ACC by being the only team in the country without consecutive losses. By keeping that streak alive, UNC ensured it would finish as conference regular-season champions. The Tar Heels scored six runs in the bottom of the eighth and defeated the Cavaliers 8-5 on Friday night at Boshamer Stadium, clinching UNC’s first ACC regular-season title in 23 years.
Whether it’s forcing a ground ball, causing a turnover or driving to goal, Kara Cannizzaro brings a scrappiness and a fierce competitiveness to No. 3 North Carolina. UNC coach Jenny Levy said it comes from her upbringing.