The seventh-ranked North Carolina women's tennis team took over sole possession of first place in the Atlantic Coast Conference after a 6-1 victory at No. 27 Georgia Tech on Thursday afternoon from the Ken Byers Tennis Center.
The 2013-14 season officially came to a close on Thursday evening for the Duke University women’s basketball team as the Blue Devils held their annual celebration at the Washington Duke Inn. With approximately 300 people in attendance and emceed by Morgan Patrick, Duke gave out 11 awards.
Only moments earlier, North Carolina’s Xenia Rahn completed her first day of heptathlon competition at the ACC Track Championships with a ninth-place finish in the 200. The result left Rahn in second place, with 3,267 points with the final three events to be completed today at UNC’s Fetzer Field and Irwin Belk Track.
Duke star Celine Boutier fired a 2-under-par 69 Friday to take a three-stroke lead after 36 holes of the 54-hole 2014 ACC Women’s Golf Championship at Sedgefield Country Club. Boutier helped first-round co-leader Duke grab a 14-shot lead over fading Virginia and a 21-stroke lead over No. 3 UNC. DEVELOPING STORY ...
DUKE'S JABARI PARKER, RODNEY HOOD MAKE IT OFFICIAL, HEAD TO NBA
From the day Jabari Parker committed to play basketball at Duke, his quick ascension to top NBA draft pick was considered a fait accompli.
For all his mulling over the last month since Duke’s stunning NCAA Tournament loss to Mercer, that proved to be spot on.
Parker announced Thursday that he’s leaving the Blue Devils after one outstanding season to enter this summer’s NBA Draft.
Late Thursday night, Duke redshirt sophomore forward Rodney Hood confirmed to The Herald-Sun that he too will declare for this year’s NBA Draft. He said he had yet to hire an agent.
Hood played one season for the Blue Devils after transferring from Mississippi State and sitting out a year per NCAA transfer rules. He was a second-team All-ACC honoree this season Parker, a 6-8 forward from Chicago ,came to Duke after being named the nation’s top high school player. He played so well at Duke, leading the team in scoring (19.1 points) and rebounding (8.7), that he was named the Wayman Tisdale Award winner as the nation’s top freshman.
“Jabari could not have been better,” Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said. “He is the epitome of what you would want a basketball player to be — outstanding everyday on the practice court and in the classroom and a very humble young man. He had a fantastic freshman year and is so deserving of the opportunity to play in the NBA and follow his dream.
NATIONAL FRESHMAN OF YEAR DIAMOND DeSHIELDS TO LEAVE UNC
Diamond DeShields, the top freshman women’s basketball player in the country, is transferring from North Carolina.
DeShields’s decision is a stunning blow to a program that expected to return every player from this year’s team. The Tar Heels went 27-10 and advanced to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2008 despite the absence of Hall of Fame coach Sylvia Hatchell, who was undergoing treatment for leukemia.
DeShields scored 648 points, more than any freshman in ACC history, and set a UNC freshman record with 38 points in a win at N.C. State. The Norcross, Ga., native averaged 18 points, 5.4 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.7 steals per game and was named the freshman of the year by espnW and the U.S. Basketball Writers Association.
Hatchell said in a statement that she did not “know or understand” why DeShields decided to leave the program.
Duke freshman star ends his Blue Devils career after one all-American season
Junior attacker Kerrin Maurer buried a shot with 26.5 seconds remaining in the second overtime to lift eighth-ranked Duke over third-ranked North Carolina Wednesday evening in the first women’s lacrosse game to be played at Kenan Stadium. The regular season meeting between the Tobacco Road rivals went into overtime for the second-straight year, with the Blue Devils coming out on top by a 7-6 score.
Duke freshman forward Jabari Parker received the Swett-Baylin Most Valuable Player Award at the Duke men’s basketball program’s annual banquet and awards ceremony held Wednesday evening in Cameron Indoor Stadium. No word on his and Rodney Hood's departure to NBA.
Duke capitalized on three N.C. Central errors and turned other miscues by the Eagles into runs and won 11-2 at Durham Athletic Park on Wednesday.
Duke, UNC prepare for annual ACC Outdoor Track & Field Championships beginning Thursday, April 17 at UNC Chapel Hill.
Duke carries the nation’s No. 3 ranking into Thursday's (April 17) opening round of the ACC women's golf championship at Greensboro's Sedgefield Country Club,, trailing only No. 1 Southern California and No. 2 UCLA. With no other ACC team in the top 10 (Clemson is No. 14), Duke is expected to win the league title before competing for an NCAA title next month.
The ACC dominated the WNBA Draft Monday night and Duke played a major role in that happening.
Two Blue Devils seniors, Chelsea Gray and Tricia Liston, were first-round picks as the seven of the 12 players picked were from ACC schools.
Chris Pollard’s words were harsh. His team’s reaction proved historic.
The Blue Devils responded with five runs in the eighth and scored two more in the ninth with Aaron Cohn’s bases-loaded single delivering an improbable 11-10 ACC baseball win Sunday at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.
N.C. State scored two runs in the fifth inning and three more in the sixth in a 6-2 win over Duke at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.