North Carolina played to its offensive strength early in its NCAA quarterfinal game against the University of Denver at Lucas Oil Stadium on Sunday. The Tar Heels scored six goals on seven shots during an eight-minute span in the first quarter and appeared poised to advance to the program's first Final Four since 1993.
North Carolina is headed back to the NCAA semifinals for the fourth time in five years. The Tar Heels took nine shots on net in the first half and scored 10 goals — the final tally was put in by a Virginia defender — en route to a 13-9 win over the Cavaliers Saturday at Fetzer Field.
With a win against No. 4 Denver today at Indianapolis (noon, ESPNU), No. 5 UNC will make the NCAA Tournament semifinals for the first time since 1993.
North Carolina had stayed atop the ACC by being the only team in the country without consecutive losses. By keeping that streak alive, UNC ensured it would finish as conference regular-season champions. The Tar Heels scored six runs in the bottom of the eighth and defeated the Cavaliers 8-5 on Friday night at Boshamer Stadium, clinching UNC’s first ACC regular-season title in 23 years.
Whether it’s forcing a ground ball, causing a turnover or driving to goal, Kara Cannizzaro brings a scrappiness and a fierce competitiveness to No. 3 North Carolina. UNC coach Jenny Levy said it comes from her upbringing.
Senior Brinson Paolini fired a two-under 68 to lead Duke to a two-under 278 in the opening round of the NCAA Tempe Regional at the ASU Karsten Golf Course (par 70, 7,036 yards).
With Kent Emanuel on the mound and 3,095 fans in the stands at Boshamer Stadium, North Carolina was primed to celebrate its first ACC regular-season title in 23 years.
Duke will face Andrew Wiggins next season, but the nation’s top recruit won’t be wearing a North Carolina uniform.
After months of waiting, North Carolina finally will find out if it landed the top men’s basketball recruit in the Class of 2013. Huntington (W.Va.) Prep small forward Andrew Wiggins is scheduled to announce his college decision at 12:15 p.m. today during a private ceremony at his high school. The Ontario, Canada, native is deciding among UNC, Kentucky, Kansas and Florida State.
Wiggins is the last uncommitted high school senior in the ESPN 100 rankings.
Juniors Hanna Mar and Marianne Jodoin both dropped the first set in their respective singles matches but rallied to lead the 15th-ranked Duke women’s tennis team past No. 17 Texas Tech 4-3 Sunday in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at Lubbock, Texas.
For most North Carolina graduating seniors, Mother's Day usually is spent in Kenan Stadium listening to commencement speeches and turning tassels on graduation caps. But UNC women's lacrosse midfielder Kara Cannizzaro had done that nearly two weeks ago at a special graduation celebration designated for student-athletes.
For the eighth time in school history and the first time since 2007, the Duke women’s golf team claimed a NCAA Regional Championship as the top-seeded Blue Devils carded a final round of 12-under 276 to win the Central Regional by six strokes at the Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club in Norman, Okla.
A reconfigured lineup has the Duke men’s tennis team right back where it was a year ago, among the final 16 teams alive in the NCAA Tournament. Freshmen Josh Levine and Bruno Semenzato played key roles as the Blue Devils topped UNC Wilmington 4-0 Saturday in an NCAA Tournament second-round match.
The top-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels opened first-round NCAA Tournament play with a decisive 16-7 victory over 10th-ranked Lehigh in front of 1,405 spectators at Fetzer Field on Saturday. The Tar Heels (13-3), seeded fifth in the tournament, put together an offensive barrage that highlighted goals from 11 different players and eventually overwhelmed the Mountain Hawks (12-5) to extend the team’s current win streak to 10 games.