Jarvis Byrd figured he was done with football after suffering the third serious knee injury of his college career last season. Yet here he is, back in preseason camp for N.C. State and aiming to bolster the Wolfpack’s secondary. How much he plays could depend largely on how well his body has recovered from its latest bad break.
A look at N.C. State, Louisville, Syracuse, Notre Dame, Florida State, Wake Forest and Clemson. Also, a look at Notre Dame, which will play four ACC teams.
ESPN has finalized the time and network designations for the 16th annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge early-season men’s basketball showdowns.
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The NCAA Board of Directors overwhelmingly approved a package of historic reforms Thursday that will give the nation’s five biggest conferences the ability to unilaterally change some of the basic rules governing college sports. If the 16-2 decision stands, there will be striking differences between the 65 largest schools and the more than 280 others in Division I beginning as early as Oct. 1.
The NCAA board of directors will vote Thursday, Aug. 7, on a proposal that would give the five wealthiest college football conferences the ability to make rules and pass legislation without the approval of the rest of Division I schools. The autonomy proposal is expected to pass. Here’s what you need to know about it:
The Atlantic Coast Conference owns a few prized possessions that once were property of the Southeastern Conference. Among them: A national championship trophy, a Heisman Trophy, and a measure of respect.
Blue Devils, Wolfpack say they're amenable to meeting for head-to-head games in years they don't meet in ACC action. But such scheduling will have to wait for at least six years because of prior commitments.
Ever since North Carolina coach Larry Fedora said there would be an open quarterback competition entering the 2014 season, the battle between junior incumbent Marquise Williams and redshirt freshman Mitch Trubisky has dominated discussions about the Tar Heels.
The word in the pre-preseason is that Jacoby Brissett can make all the necessary throws, owns a firm understanding of the North Carolina State football team’s offense and has the ideal personality, mentality and competitive spirit for an alpha dog quarterback.
In early August, the NCAA’s five highest-revenue conferences — the so-called “Power 5” — may be given the power to offer more benefits for their athletes.
Tuesday's sports highlights in brief ...
The Pigskin Preview is a time for the area's college football coaches to ham it up for the fans, but serious issues might be on the table this year.
The Wolfpack struggled through a miserable 2013 season that included plenty of upheaval at quarterback while Jacoby Brissett sat out as a transfer from Florida. All the while, Brissett worked with the scout team as fans talked about the guy waiting in the wings to take over this fall.
PARKER (BUCKS), WARREN (SUNS), HOOD (JAZZ) ARE TOP AREA PICKS
Duke’s Jabari Parker wound up going where he expected, T.J. Warren of Durham and N.C. State perhaps a little bit higher while former Blue Devil Rodney Hood waited the longest to learn his NBA fate.
Parker assured Duke of having first-round draft picks in four consecutive NBA drafts Thursday night when Milwaukee took him with the No. 2 overall pick of the NBA Draft at the Barclays Center.
Later, Warren became the first Durham native drafted in the first round in 21 years when Phoenix selected the former Wolfpack and Riverside High School star with the 14th overall pick.
Hood, who worked out for teams like Sacramento and Charlotte who owned top-10 picks, fell to a place far away yet he’ll have familiarity. With the No. 23 pick, Hood went to the Utah Jazz, who have a new head coach in former Duke guard and assistant coach Quin Snyder. Another former Duke player, Antonio Lang, is one of Snyder’s assistant coaches.
“It means a lot,” Hood said. “Duke is a real big family. Just because I decided to come to the NBA doesn’t mean I’m shamed from the family. Duke is a big brotherhood. I just thank Quin Snyder and the general manager and the people that made the decision on me. I really appreciate it.”
Milwaukee had shown strong pre-draft interest in Parker and they gladly grabbed him after Cleveland took Kansas freshman Andrew Wiggins with the No. 1 overall pick.