After Duke defeated North Carolina on a last-minute touchdown pass last season, the Blue Devils sprinted over to the UNC sideline to grab the Victory Bell, paint it Duke blue and ring it as fans poured onto the field at Wallace Wade Stadium. It wasn’t anything UNC left tackle James Hurst wanted to see.
Arizona State (5-1) forced overtime with a layup as the regulation buzzer sounded. Carolina (5-2) had a chance to put the game away at the free throw line but missed two shots with nine seconds left that would have put the Tar Heels up four points.
The No. 15-ranked Blue Devils (27-4, 18-2) launched a phenomenal, focused attack to rip off an 11-1 run over the shell-shocked Tar Heels to erase an eight-point ddficit and win the fourth set to send the title tilt to a deciding fifth set and the eventual ACC championship 3-2 at Cameron Indoor Stadium Friday.
Behind a stellar performance from senior libero Ali McCurdy, the 15th-ranked Duke volleyball team clinched a share of the 2013 ACC Championship Wednesday, defeating N.C. State 3-1 (25-20, 25-14, 20-25, 25-18) in Cameron Indoor Stadium.
Steve Schoettmer was a linebacker and special teams player for Duke in the mid-’70s, and then spent three years as a graduate assistant there while he got his JD and MBA. His son Jeff is the starting middle linebacker at UNC, where he’s gone from a walk-on during training camp to the team’s leading tackler.
A win at archrival North Carolina on Saturday (noon, ESPN2) would give the Blue Devils the outright ACC Coastal Division championship and a chance to play for the ACC championship. ... Duke has already assured itself of a share of the Coastal Division. To avoid all the messy tiebreakers, all of which the Blue Devils would lose because of those aforementioned losses to Pitt and Georgia Tech, Duke has to beat a UNC team (6-5, 4-3 in ACC) that has won its last five games in a row. .... No. 2 Florida State (11-0, 8-0 in ACC) would be Duke’s opponent in the ACC Championship Game at Charlotte’s Bank of America Stadium on Dec. 7 (8 p.m., WTVD).
No. 2 Duke won all nine of its regular season games in 1941, beating Tennessee in front of 48,000 fans at what was then called Duke Stadium, now Wallace Wade Stadium. In those nine regular-season games, Duke outscored its opponents 311 to 41. As Ted Mann, Duke’s sports publicist at the time, said, “This team simply beat the hell out of everyone.”
Ebron's decision was impacted by his big game against Miami in front of NFL scouts and general managers.
Week after stunning loss to Belmont, Tar Heels top reigning national champion Louisville
The North Carolina men’s soccer team had its season come to an end with a 1-0 setback at 12th-seed UC Irvine in the second round of the NCAA Tournament here Sunday.
It might have felt like winter in the Fetzer Field icebox on Sunday, but it was all Summer in the scorebook as the Tar Heels stymied Texas A&M 2-0 in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament.
Playing without leading scorer Allisha Gray and starting point guard Latifah Coleman was no issue for No. 12 North Carolina Sunday as the Tar Heels ran past Coppin State 91-51 at Carmichael Arena.
Marcus Paige scored a career-high 26 points and Brice Johnson had another with 24 points to lead the Tar Heels bounced back with an 82-72 win over Richmond (3-2) in the Hall of Fame Tipoff Tournament. Also, a look at No. 3 Louisville's win over Fairfield ...
Marquise Williams threw five first-half touchdown passes and T.J. Logan scored four touchdowns to help North Carolina to a record-setting 80-20 victory over Old Dominion on Saturday.
Limited to 31 minutes because of a hamstring injury that caused her to miss the previous two games, Dunn scored the first goal and assisted on the second as the Tar Heels defeated Indiana 4-0 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament Friday at Fetzer Field.