Sports: Colleges

Apr. 11, 2014 @ 10:48 PM

NCCU SPRING GAME: Wilkins, Billerman shine

N.C. Central wide receiver Adrian Wilkins emerged from the doghouse and made some moves during the Maroon-Gray spring game Friday evening that left first-year head coach Jerry Mack with a creative-writing assignment. Mack said he’s going to have to draw up some more plays for Wilkins.

Apr. 10, 2014 @ 10:15 PM

Moton, Magic and more

A little bit of this and a little bit of that from Herald-Sun columnist John McCann.

Apr. 10, 2014 @ 06:36 PM

NCCU, 1st-year coach Jerry Mack to debut in spring game Friday

N.C. Central will host its annual Maroon-Gray spring football game at O’Kelly-Riddick Stadium (6 p.m., free admission) Friday, April 11.

Apr. 10, 2014 @ 08:25 PM

Duke senior QB Brandon Connette to transfer

Duke coach David Cutcliffe announced Thursday that redshirt senior Brandon Connette wishes to transfer to a school closer to his Corona, Calif., home so he can be close to his mother, Nancy, who was diagnosed with brain cancer last December.

Apr. 09, 2014 @ 11:32 PM

Tar Heels fall to visiting Coastal Carolina in 11

Coastal Carolina scored three times on a sacrifice fly and two safety squeeze plays and No. 29 North Carolina fell to the Chanticleers 3-2 Wednesday night at Boshamer Stadium. Korey Dunbar hit his third home run of the year in the first but the Tar Heels did not score again after taking a 2-0 lead to fall to 19-14 on the year.

Apr. 09, 2014 @ 10:57 PM

His mother ailing, Duke QB Connette eyes transfer closer to LA

Duke quarterback Brandon Connette is exploring a transfer to a school on the West Coast to be closer to his ailing mother, sources close to Connette said Wednesday night.

Apr. 08, 2014 @ 10:51 PM

Duke jumps out to big early lead, routs visiting N.C. Central

Duke scored eight runs over the first three innings and never looked back en route to a 9-1 victory over crosstown foe N.C. Central Tuesday at Jack Coombs Field.

Apr. 09, 2014 @ 07:35 PM

3 Tar Heel pitchers combine on 1-hit shutout of N.C. A&T

A.J. Bogucki carried a no-hitter into the seventh in his first career start and North Carolina topped North Carolina A&T 10-0 Tuesday at Boshamer Stadium.

Apr. 08, 2014 @ 09:11 PM

Danny Manning to Wake faithful: 'We want to cut down nets'

Wake Forest is hoping Danny Manning can turn around its slumping basketball team. No miracles needed. The former Kansas star is taking over the project of rebuilding the Demon Deacons, and he thinks his new team is closer than recent results might indicate.

Apr. 08, 2014 @ 11:17 PM


N.C. State sophomore T.J. Warren of Durham announced Tuesday that he will forego his final two seasons of college basketball eligibility and enter the NBA Draft.

The N.C. State sophomore from Durham announced Tuesday that he will forego his final two seasons of college basketball eligibility and enter the NBA Draft.

“I would like to thank my coaches and teammates at NC State for allowing me to compete for this great university,” Warren said in a statement released by N.C. State. “It’s been a fun ride the last few years. I’ve had some great experiences and now I feel I’m ready to play at the next level. Playing in the NBA has been a lifelong dream of mine and playing at N.C. State has prepared me well to achieve my dream.”

Warren played at Durham’s Riverside High School before playing his last two seasons of high school basketball at Raleigh’s Word of God Academy and Brewster Academy in New Hampshire.

After averaging 12.1 points per game as a freshman in 2012-13, Warren emerged as one of the nation’s most prolific scorers this season.

The 6-8 Warren led the ACC by scoring 24.9 points per game, which was the No.3 scoring average in Division I this season. He made an ACC-best 52.5 percent of his field-goal attempts, making him just the third player in ACC history to lead the conference in scoring and rebounding in the same season.

Apr. 07, 2014 @ 11:59 PM

UConn gets last dance

Shabazz Napier leads Huskies to national championship.

Apr. 08, 2014 @ 12:04 AM

Carrawell joins Marquette staff

More national and local sports here in "Fanfare."

Apr. 05, 2014 @ 08:46 PM

Georgia Tech puts Duke away early in ACC showdown

Georgia Tech pitchers Devin Stanton and Dusty Isaacs limited the Blue Devils to one run on seven hits to lead the Yellow Jackets to a 5-1 victory over the Duke baseball team Saturday afternoon at Russ Chandler Stadium.

Apr. 06, 2014 @ 07:36 AM

Turnovers, showboating draw ire of NCCU coach Jerry Mack

N.C. Central’s offense committed four turnovers during in intrasquad scrimmage at Rocky Mount High School on Saturday, one of which the defense returned for a touchdown.

Apr. 05, 2014 @ 07:52 PM

Carolina blows 8-3 lead, falls to BC on walkoff single

Blake Butera singled home Nick Colucci in the bottom of the ninth and Boston College rallied for a stunning 10-9 win over No. 30 North Carolina Saturday afternoon at Commander Shea Field. Carolina led 8-3 after six but BC scored seven times in the final three innings to even the three-game series.