Webb Simpson has gone almost four years without a win, and his best chance in months slipped away August, 20, 2017 at the Wyndham Championship. But the former U.S. Open golf champion sees better days ahead.
It's still an open question whether continuing to recruit the absolute best talent – which for this NBA-focused generation means players almost certain to stay in college for only one year – is compatible with Duke's basketball DNA, the core principles of what has made it one of the dominant programs in the country for more than a generation.
Thursday’s news that Duke is canceling its trip to the Dominican Republic at the last minute – the team was due to depart next Thursday – because Mike Krzyzewski needs his other knee replaced is yet another reminder that the decision to step aside after decades at Duke probably won’t be up to Krzyzewski in the end. It will be up to his body.
The Centennial Authority must plan for the future of PNC Arena without knowing who is going to own one of its two primary tenants, as Chuck Greenberg continues his due diligence on his prospective purchase of the Carolina Hurricanes while current owner Peter Karmanos publicly pressed him this week to solidify his ownership group.
This first day of practice in Chapel Hill had a lot in common with the first day of basketball practice last October, when the Tar Heels felt the absence of Marcus Paige and Brice Johnson so acutely. It was tough to focus on what the Tar Heels could do at that point when it was so easy to focus on what they had lost. Wednesday, instead of Paige and Johnson, it was Ryan Switzer and Mitch Trubisky.