Duke's Mason Plumlee received the Pete Newell Big Man of the Year Award presented by Spalding on Sunday at the AT&T NABC Guardians of the Game Awards Show in Atlanta.
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Nick McCrory wins platform, his third career national title in the event. The junior scored 471.70 in preliminaries to clinch the top qualifying spot, and followed that with 495.90 in the finals to win the title. McCrory finished the week with a national championship and two second-place finishes, and is now a nine-time All-American across the three diving disciplines.
NCCU’s track-and-field team hosted its only home meet of the season on Saturday, bringing in both college and high school squads to compete in the LeRoy T. Walker/Lee Calhoun Invitational.
N.C. Central took a pair of one-run wins over Florida A&M on Friday at Durham Athletic Park, running the Eagles’ win streak to six.
Duke senior Mason Plumlee was named to the CBSSports.com All-America second team for his second All-America award this season.
Santa Claus supposedly can tell if kids have been naughty or nice, and N.C. Central coach Henry Frazier III, likewise, knows who has been sprinting, and he knows who’s lifted weights for the sake of the upcoming football season. “My whole thing is I look at bodies,” Frazier said after NCCU wrapped up its first day of spring football practice on campus at O’Kelly-Riddick Stadium Tuesday. “Your body should change shape if you’re working hard. You want to look like a football player. You want to start looking like a Division I player.”
No. 1 North Carolina banged out 16 hits in a 14-2 win over No. 29 Miami to even the series with No. 29 Miami (15-6, 2-3 ACC) Saturday night at Boshamer Stadium.
“We’re certainly not going to allow a three-day tournament to (detract) from what we’ve accomplished, because when you look back on it, these kids lost two (conference) games in 2013, so that’s something that they can be proud of,” NCCU coach Levelle Moton said. “They’ve also had the opportunity to win 22 games. We came up short. All things happen for a reason. We’ll take from this and we’ll learn, and we’ll come back better.”
What could be a wide-open 60th ACC Basketball Tournament opens today at the Greensboro Coliseum with Boston College taking on Georgia Tech (noon, WRAL/ESPNU).
So much for that anticipated match-up between the two top squads during the regular season in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.
Whatever it was that N.C. Central had all season that enabled the Eagles to go 15-1 in the MEAC wasn’t there in the postseason Wednesday night when it mattered most.
Duke won the first of two scheduled baseball meetings this season with N.C. Central, taking advantage of three errors by the Eagles to down their cross-town rivals 6-3 on Tuesday.
N.C. Central coach LeVelle Moton comes off like a guy with no idea of what to expect from his team against rival N.C. A&T today when it begins play in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Tournament.
N.C. Central came within an eyelash of winning its second MEAC game of the year and only third game of the season in the opening round of the MEAC Women’s Basketball Tournament, but came up short to Coppin State 44-41. The loss end NCCU’s season at 2-28.