North Carolina cornerback M.J. Stewart saw the highs and lows of ACC football in his first three years in Chapel Hill, but after coming back for his senior season he wasn’t expecting the Tar Heels to be 1-6 after Saturday’s 20-14 loss to Virginia.
It was impossible to separate the university-sanctioned celebration of North Carolina's 2017 national title at Late Night with Roy on Friday from the chancellor-discouraged celebration of the NCAA's inability to bring any sanctions against the university for the long-running scandal that has loomed over the school, in various manifestations, for seven years.
The Carolina Hurricanes’ attendance Tuesday night of 7,892 became international news but the drop-off from opening night was entirely understandable based on the team’s lack of sucess for almost a decade and a ticket-sales strategy that eliminates most free and discounted tickets.
The Carolina Hurricanes have come from behind to take three of four points so far this season but were left disappointed by their failure to secure the fourth in Tuesday night’s 2-1 overtime loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Looking for signs of a new era for the Hurricanes? How about a shootout win for starters, 5-4 over the Minnesota Wild, with goalie Scott Darling making two saves before forcing Eric Staal to shoot wide on the third. Shootout wins, especially those where the Hurricanes only need to score once, haven’t exactly been plentiful around here.
NC State is 3-0 for the first time since 2002 and 2-0 against Atlantic Division contenders after Thursday night’s 39-25 win over Louisville – and the Wolfpack’s next home game, on Nov. 4, is against Clemson.
Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski addressed the state of college basketball on Oct. 3, 2017 in the wake of the federal investigation into the sport, calling for a dialogue about everything from one-and-dones to paying players.
N.C. State’s 33-25 win over Syracuse not only moved the Wolfpack to 2-0 in the ACC for the first time in 11 years but dodged any letdown from last week’s win over Florida State while continuing to leave the season-opening loss to South Carolina behind.
For athletes from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, their sadness over the devastation on their home islands has been compounded by the uncertainty and distance, not to mention a sense that their friends and families – American citizens, all of them – have been left behind in the wake of the hurricanes that hit Texas and Florida.
Three times on Sept. 26, 2017, N.C. State coach Kevin Keatts was asked about the FBI investigation into college-basketball recruiting, each question more general than the next. Three times, the new N.C. State coach refused to entertain answering, not even to discuss the state of basketball recruiting in general.
Surrounded by soybeans, hundreds of miles from home, 23 year-old Marko “Bull City Bully” Bailey trains with renowned, 78 year-old Don Turner who has trained 24 world champions. Bailey might be his 25th, if he wants to be. He faces Stevie “The Answer” Massey for the North Carolina Lightweight Championship on Thursday, Oct. 19, at the Durham Armory.
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