N.C. State waited a long time to make it back to the College World Series. It only makes it sweeter that the first opponent will be the Wolfpack's hated rival. N.C. State (49-14) is leaving for Omaha on Wednesday, the program's first trip to the CWS since 1968 and just the second overall. Its opener comes Sunday against North Carolina, the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA tournament.
After North Carolina defeated South Carolina 5-4 on Tuesday to qualify for the College World Series, the first thing UNC pitching coach Scott Forbes said when he came into the locker room was that he didn’t have to do a scouting report on the next opponent. The Tar Heels are well acquainted with N.C. State — and especially sophomore lefthander Carlos Rodon (9-0, 1.57), who they will face in their opener Sunday at TD Ameritrade Park (3 p.m., ESPN2) as UNC makes its sixth appearance in Omaha in eight years.
Jake Fincher's two-out single in the bottom of the ninth inning capped a rally and lifted N.C. State to a 4-3 victory over Rice on Saturday in Game 1 of the Raleigh Super Regional.
N.C. State is getting what it always thought it deserved — a super regional series on its home field. The Wolfpack felt snubbed when the selection committee gave the eighth and final national seed to Oregon. But the Ducks are done, and now N.C. State is preparing to host a super regional for the first time against Rice — the team that knocked out Oregon.
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No. 1 seed UNC scores five runs in top of ninth to tie 2nd-round ACC Tournament game against Clemson Friday night, then took the lead for good with five more in top of 14th inning to pull away in marathon game at the DBAP. The Tar Heels face nemesis N.C. State Saturday night at 7 at the DBAP with a berth in Sunday's ACC championship game on the line.
The third-ranked and top-seeded Duke women’s golf team carded a 2-under 286 Tuesday in the opening round of the NCAA Championship and sit only two shots off the lead with 54 holes remaining at the 6,372-yard, par 72 University of Georgia Golf Course.
North Carolina may be the No. 1 seed for this week’s ACC Tournament, which starts today at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, but that doesn’t mean the Tar Heels received an easy draw.
Former Arkansas quarterback Brandon Mitchell says he is transferring to N.C. State to play his final season.
After winning the ACC regular-season title for the first time since 1990, North Carolina players have claimed the top individual awards. Junior third baseman Colin Moran was named ACC player of the year and junior lefthander Kent Emanuel was named ACC pitcher of the year, the league announced Monday.
Florida State and Georgia Tech will open the ACC Baseball Tournament on Wednesday at 11 a.m., while top-seeded North Carolina will face Miami on Thursday at 7 p.m. at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.