Tuesday's college roundup
UNC to host Lady Vols in Tip-Off Marathon
CHAPEL HILL — No. 7 North Carolina will be one of four women’s basketball teams included in ESPN’s College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon when the Tar Heels host No. 3 Tennessee on Nov. 11 at 9 p.m., on ESPN2.
In a little less than three months, ESPN will mark the opening of the college basketball season with the College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon providing more than 24 hours of consecutive basketball coverage.
ESPN2 will televise both women’s games. The first features No. 1 Connecticut hosting No. 4 Stanford at 7 p.m., followed by the Tar Heels and Lady Vols.
This will be the 19th meeting between UNC and Tennessee.
Blue Devils host volleyball clinic Saturday
DURHAM — With the start of the season just around the corner, the Duke volleyball team is set to hold its annual girls’ clinic Saturday at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
An open scrimmage and autograph session complete the free event, which begins at 1 p.m. for grades 4-8.
A parent or legal guardian is required to sign a waiver and release statement, available at GoDuke.com and on-site, before the event.
The open team scrimmage will start at approximately 2:50 p.m., followed by an autograph session with the Blue Devils. Fans are also encouraged to stop by Duke football’s “Meet the Blue Devils” event, which starts at 2 p.m., in Pascal Field House.
ACC has 7 teams ranked in women’s soccer
GREENSBORO — North Carolina, with 22 national championships, leads a group of seven ACC teams ranked in the NSCAA/Continental Tire Women’s Soccer Preseason Top 25.
The Tar Heels are ranked No. 1, while four other ACC squads are among the poll’s top 10, including No. 3 Florida State, No. 7 Duke, No. 8 Virginia and ACC newcomer Notre Dame at No. 10.
Wake Forest is ranked No. 15 and Maryland No. 17, while Boston College and Virginia Tech are receiving votes. The strong preseason showing follows a 2012 postseason that saw the ACC match its record of nine teams in the NCAA Championship field for the second straight year.
ACC men land 3 teams in top 10
GREENSBORO — Maryland, which reached the 2012 College Cup, leads all ACC teams with a No. 2 ranking in the NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Men’s Soccer Preseason Poll.
North Carolina is ranked fourth and Notre Dame is seventh, giving the ACC three teams in the top 10 in the poll. No. 17 Wake Forest, No. 20 Syracuse, and No. 25 Virginia also will begin the 2013 campaign nationally ranked.
Five league teams were selected for the NCAA Championship in 2012, and league newcomers Notre Dame and Syracuse reached the postseason as well.