Tuesday's college roundup
Duke’s Crowder named ACC specialist of week
DURHAM — After a performance in which he totaled 113 punt return yards at an average of 22.6 yards per return, Duke junior Jamison Crowder was named ACC specialist of the week Tuesday in a vote by members of the league’s media.
Crowder (5-9, 175), a wide receiver from Monroe, took back five punts for 113 yards including a 76-yard touchdown return in Duke’s 45-0 season-opening win over N.C. Central. The 113 punt return yards ranks fourth in Duke history, while his 22.6 yards per punt return ranks sixth.
The effort was part of a 175-yard all-purpose performance for Crowder, who hauled in a team-leading six receptions for 62 yards in the opener. He finished with the most punt return yards of any player on college football’s opening weekend.
Clemson has best AP ranking in 25 years
NEW YORK — Clemson has surged to its highest ranking in The Associated Press poll in 25 years after the Tigers won the biggest game of the opening weekend of the college football season.
Clemson is No. 4 in the first regular season Top 25, following its 38-35 victory against Georgia. The Tigers received one-first place vote and have their best showing in the poll since Sept. 12, 1988, when they were No. 3.
Alabama remains No. 1 and receives 58 of 60 first-place votes from the media panel after beating Virginia Tech 35-10 to start the season.
No. 2 Oregon and No. 3 Ohio State flip-flop spots from the preseason rankings. The Buckeyes receive one first-place vote. Stanford is No. 5.
Durham Sports Club
DURHAM — North Carolina women’s lacross coach Jenny Levy, who led the Tar Heels to the 2013 NCAA championship, will be the guest speaker at today’s Durham Sports Club meeting at Croasdaile Country Club.
The meeting begins at noon, and guests are welcome at a cost of $25. For more information, go to www.DurhamSportsClub.com.