The third-ranked Duke women’s golf team received its 21st consecutive bid to participate in NCAA Regional action on Monday, as the Blue Devils were seeded No. 1 in the Central Region and will next travel to Norman, Okla., from May 9-11 to play for an invitation to the NCAA Championship.
The Duke men's golf team posted a final-round 284 Sunday in rain soaked conditions at Old North State Club to overcome a four-shot deficit and capture the ACC Championship.
Homefield advantage didn’t help North Carolina stop Maryland’s domination of the ACC Tournament. The Terrapins won their fifth straight title with a 12-8 victory over the Tar Heels at Fetzer Field Sunday. It was the fourth year in a row that Maryland beat UNC in the final, and each has been decided by at least four goals.
Entering this weekend, North Carolina had lost 16 of the past 17 games against Duke and hadn’t won the four-team ACC Tournament in 17 years. The Tar Heels used historic offensive production to end both streaks, starting with an 18-17 win over Duke on Friday night and capping off the championship run with a 16-13 win over Virginia on Sunday in front of 4,001 at a rainy Kenan Stadium.
As they walked into a sold-out Doak Field on Saturday, fans were given sheets of paper with black K’s printed on them. Wolfpack ace Carlos Rodon made sure N.C. State supporters put them to good use.
Duke trailed by at lead two runs three times on Saturday and rallied each time to take an 11-9 win over Maryland 11-9 at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park.
Unable to throw for NFL scouts because of a torn chest muscle, Sean Renfree nevertheless made Duke history on Saturday. The Atlanta Falcons selected Renfree in the seventh round of the NFL draft, making him the first Duke player taken in the draft since 2004.
The North Carolina men’s lacrosse team hasn’t won the ACC Tournament since 1996. The UNC women’s team has won the ACC Tournament just once, in 2002. Today, both teams will have a chance to pull off the rare feat while playing on their own campus.
In ACC men’s tennis, kingpin Virginia draws all the attention because of its 105-match winning streak in league play. The Duke Blue Devils, after playing the Cavaliers tough in a 4-3 regular season loss, had their eyes on finally knocking the six-time reigning league champs off at the ACC Tournament.
Tar Heel trackle Brennan Williams taken in third round by Texans ... N.C. State stars David Amerson and Mike Glennon picked in the second and third rounds, respectively.
North Carolina senior captain Marcus Holman scored the game-winning goal with 1:28 to play to beat Duke 18-17 in the semifinals of the ACC Men’s Lacross Tournament Friday night in front of 4,576 fans at Kenan Stadium. The win advanced the Tar Heels to Sunday’s ACC Tournament finals against Virginia.
UNC scored three runs before the Wolfpack defense recorded an out and rolled to a 7-1 ACC win at Doak Field that ended N.C. State’s 15-game winning streak.
North Carolina and Maryland are back in the ACC Tournament final for the fourth straight year. Now the Tar Heels have to change the result.
Duke men slide past Florida State, will face Wake in 1 p.m. semifinal at Cary Tennis Center today. UNC women eye national No. 1 ranking after 4-0 win over N.C. State, will meet Miami in 10 a.m. semifinal today.
Duke, ranked 10th in the latest Golf World / Nike Golf Coaches Poll, enters Saturday's second round tied for second with Virginia Tech, 11 shots behind first leader Florida State's 17-under-par 271.