Fanfare-Colleges: A look at college and other sports news in brief
NCCU football on ESPN TV
NORFOLK, Va. — The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference 2013 television football schedule announced Friday includes two nationally televised N.C. Central University home games.
NCCU’s contest against South Carolina State, originally scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 12, has been moved to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 10, as part of the ESPNU Thursday night broadcast.
The Eagles’ Saturday, Nov. 2 noon matchup with defending MEAC champion Bethune-Cookman will be televised live on ESPNews. The noon start time reflects a schedule change.
NCCU head coach Henry Frazier III was excited about the scheduling. “It’s awesome ... Last year our fans came out and packed the stadium for Thursday night on ESPNU and it was a sight to see on television,” Frazier said. “For years to come, I want NCCU to be one of those programs that has multiple televised games each season.”
Canes re-sign forward Dalpe
RALEIGH — The Carolina Hurricanes have agreed to terms with forward Zac Dalpe on a one-year, two-way contract. The deal will play Dalpe $550,000 at the NHL level, or $125,000 at the American Hockey League level, with a guarantee of $150,000.
Dalpe, 23, played in 10 games with Carolina in 2012-13, scoring one goal, earning two assists (3 points) and averaging 12:18 of ice time per game.
Canes open at home Oct. 4
RALEIGH — The Carolina Hurricanes will open their 82-game regular season schedule at PNC Arena Oct. 4 against the Detroit Red Wings.
The Hurricanes will play six of their 12 games in October at PNC Arena, including matchups against the last two Stanley Cup champions, Los Angeles on Oct. 11 and Chicago on Oct. 15.
The Canes will be off from Feb. 9 through Feb. 27 as the NHL shuts down to allow its top players to compete in the 2014 Winter Olympics on Sochi, Russia.
The complete schedule is available online at www.heraldsun.com.
‘Jammin’ on the Hill’ finale
CHAPEL HILL — East Chapel Hill High School’s annual summer “Jammin’ On The Hill” high school basketball tournament at its main and auxiliary gyms continues today.
Ten teams from area high school programs divided into two pools are competing. Admission to the ECH fundraiser is $5.
Main gym games begin at 10 a.m. today with ECH-Carrboro, followed hourly by Northern-Riverside, Lee-Carrboro, Person-Riverside, Northern Vance-Northern and winding up with Hillside A-Lee County at 3 p.m.
In the auxiliary gym today, it’s Voyager-Northern Vance at 10 a.m., followed hourly by Person-Hillside B, ECH-Voyager and winding up with Hillside A-Hillside B at 1 p.m.
Hillside A is composed primarily of varsity hopefuls and Hillside B is composed of likely junior varsity players.
Semifinals will be held in the main and auxiliary gyms at 4:15 p.m. followed by the championship in the main gym at 5:30 p.m.
Three Eagles recognized
CLEVELAND, Ohio — Phil Steele’s College Football Preview magazine has named three N.C. Central players to its Preseason All-Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Team.
Senior offensive lineman Charles Goodwin, senior fullback Gabe Smith and junior running back Andre Clarke were all named to the second team.
Pigskin Preview tickets available
RALEIGH — Football coaches David Cutcliffe of Duke, Henry Frazier III of N.C. Central, Larry Fedora of UNC, Dave Doeren of N.C. State and Ruffin McNeill of East Carolina will be featured at Thursday’s 11th-annual Bill Dooley Triangle/East Pigskin Preview.
The event, which begins at noon and includes lunch, a coaches panel discussion and a question-and-answer session, will be held at the Embassy Suites Raleigh/Durham/Research Triangle in Cary.
A benefit auction is included.
Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m. and lunch is at noon. Tickets are $60 for individuals. To reserve a seat, visit www.raleighchamber.org online.
Creamer leads LPGA event
SYLVANIA, Ohio — Paula Creamer shot a 3-under 68 for a share of the Marathon Classic lead with Alison Walshe and Spain’s Beatriz Recari at 8-under 134.
Creamer, the tournament winner five years ago when it was called the Jamie Farr Toledo Classic, is winless since the 2010 U.S. Women’s Open.
Recari, the winner this year in Carlsbad, Calif., had the day’s low round with a 65. She climbed from a tie for 19th after opening with a 69. Walshe had a 69.
Jacqui Concolino was another shot back after a 68. The world’s top-ranked pro, Inbee Park, and top-ranked amateur, Lydia Ko, were 6 under along with Chie Arimura.
NASCAR bans aerial cameras
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — NASCAR suspended the use of aerial camera systems Friday, nearly two months after a Fox Sports cable snapped and injured fans and damaged some cars at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Ten people were injured during the Coca-Cola 600 when part of the drive rope landed in the grandstand. Three people were taken to hospitals, and were checked out and released soon after.