Sports: Colleges

Jun. 19, 2014 @ 03:47 PM

NCCU junior transfer QB named MEAC newcomer of year by TSN

The Sporting News has named N.C. Central University junior transfer quarterback Quinn Billerman the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Newcomer of the Year in its college football preview magazine.

Jun. 19, 2014 @ 07:48 PM

UNC's O'Donnell shares U.S. Open spotlight with Li

Catherine O’Donnell and 11-year-old Lucy Li shoot identical 8-over-par 78s Thursday in opening round of U.S. Women's Open.

Jun. 18, 2014 @ 04:57 PM

UNC's Loeb named National College Player of the Year

North Carolina freshman women's tennis player Jamie Loeb has been named the 2014 ITA National College Player of the Year.

Jun. 18, 2014 @ 09:44 PM



When then-North Carolina freshman Catherine O’Donnell heard in 2009 that the U.S. Women’s Open was coming to Pinehurst No. 2, she called her father and told him she would play in it.

Five years later, she called him from a qualifying tournament in Rumson, N.J.

“She said, ‘Dad, I was the medallist,’” Michael O’Donnell said. “I started crying, and then she started crying, and then I called her mother and her mother started crying. Because it’s such a big deal.”

With just two spots available in a field of 57, O’Donnell and 1987 U.S. Women’s Open champion Laura Davies were able to qualify.

The 2012 UNC graduate will tee off from No. 10 at 7:07 a.m. today along with 11-year-old Lucy Li, the youngest qualifier in the history of the tournament.

“Maybe I’ll get some TV coverage — that’s the first thing that went through my mind,” O’Donnell said. “I’m interested to see how (Li) plays. Honestly I’m just glad to be here. It didn’t matter who I was paired with.”



Jun. 17, 2014 @ 08:08 PM

Fanfare: Hillside OT Emanuel McGirt commits to UNC

McGirt to join former Hillside teammate RB Khris Francis on Tar Heel roster for 2015 season ... Duke lands pair of football commits ... East Chapel Hill DT Chris Alson named to East-West All-Star squad ... Steve Logan to speak at Durham Sports Club meeting Wednesday, June 18 ... Chapel Hill High School names volleyball coach ... Complete Duke and UNC football commitment lists ...

Jun. 17, 2014 @ 04:24 PM

Duke's Greenwell ready to go after sitting out season

Former McDonald's All-American shooting guard Rebecca Greenwell returns to the hardcourt this season as a redshirt freshman and potential backcourt star for Duke women's basketball coach Joanne P. McCallie after sitting out her true freshman season following knee surgery.

Jun. 14, 2014 @ 08:54 PM

Durham's Lawrence falls short in NCAA finals

Desmond Lawrence graduated from Southern High School.

Jun. 14, 2014 @ 04:16 PM

Jabari Parker could go from stable Duke to shaky Cleveland

The Cleveland Cavaliers have the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft.

Jun. 12, 2014 @ 09:51 PM

Southern's Hinton headed to Wake Forest

Duke appeared to the frontrunner for acquiring the services of Southern quarterback Kendall Hinton.

Jun. 12, 2014 @ 09:02 PM

Guys with local ties teeing it up in U.S. Open

Seeking to make the cut for the first time at the U.S. Open, North Carolina graduate Mark Wilson shot an even-par 70 Thursday in the first round at Pinehurst No. 2.

Jun. 12, 2014 @ 09:59 PM

Southern grad sprinting toward national title

Desmond Lawrence, a fast guy from Durham, will go for it all today in Oregon.

Jun. 12, 2014 @ 11:04 PM

DeShields headed to Tennessee

Former North Carolina star Diamond DeShields is transferring to Tennessee.

Jun. 11, 2014 @ 08:06 PM

Duke, UNC blues dot the Pinehurst greens

Three Blue Devils and a Tar Heel are in the field for the U.S. Open, which begins today at Pinehurst.

Jun. 10, 2014 @ 11:29 PM


Former Southern High School student Desmond Lawrence has a shot at a national track title this week in Eugene, Oregon.

Jun. 09, 2014 @ 03:28 PM

Duke QB Pierre has surgery

Incoming freshman had injury to his non-throwing hand