Sports: Colleges

Nov. 16, 2014 @ 07:05 PM

No. 25 Duke must flush narrow loss, focus on UNC

Still in Coastal Division race, Blue Devils have little time to wallow in pain of self-inflicted loss with Tar Heels game looming Thursday

Nov. 16, 2014 @ 06:21 PM

Short week just the latest hurdle for resilient Tar Heels

UNC must recover quickly as its seeks bowl eligibility with a Thursday night win over Duke

Nov. 16, 2014 @ 05:20 PM

Tar Heels shut out Duke to reach field hockey final four

UNC tops Duke for the third time this season, returns to final four in search of seventh NCAA title

Nov. 15, 2014 @ 11:07 PM

Blue Devils accept challenge, rout Fairfield

Another night of balanced scoring meant another easy win for No. 4 Duke. The Blue Devils saw four players reach double figures, led by Justise Winslow’s 18 points, as they routed Fairfield 109-59 Saturday night at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Nov. 15, 2014 @ 08:21 PM

Wolfpack runs right past Wake and into bowl eligibility

Matt Dayes ran for 113 yards and scored three touchdowns to help the Wolfpack beat Wake Forest 42-13 on Saturday. Shadrach Thornton ran for 110 yards and a touchdown for N.C. State (6-5, 2-5 Atlantic Coast Conference), which became bowl eligible for the fourth time in five seasons after missing out last year in Dave Doeren’s first season as coach.

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.