MORE THAN 10,000 FANS LEFT HOLDING TICKETS TO N.C. STATE-UNC 'DUEL'
More than 10,000 fans bought tickets to what they hoped would be another classic between North Carolina and N.C. State Tuesday night.
What they got was a rainout.
Heavy rain forced the postponement of the meeting between the rivals Tuesday at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park in what was billed as the “Duel at the DBAP.” Both schools and the Durham Bulls are looking into rescheduling the game.
Tuesday’s matchup was the only regular-season meeting between the teams this season. Conference expansion doesn’t allow every school to play every other school, and ACC baseball officials decided not to have permanent partners to preserve rivalries, so UNC and N.C. State were not scheduled to play a conference series in 2014.
The schools and the Durham Bulls set up a non-conference meeting at the newly renovated DBAP, site of last year’s 18-inning ACC Tournament game that set a state record for attendance at a college baseball game (11,391).
Now it’s possible the rivals won’t get to face each other at all. About 20 minutes after the scheduled 7:05 start time, the decision was made to postpone the game. Fans were told to hold on to their tickets in case a makeup date in announced.
The Carolina Hurricanes have entered perhaps their most uncertain offseason since they moved to North Carolina. There are lingering questions nearly everywhere they look: in the front office, behind the bench and on the ice. Finding those answers will be critical as they try to snap the Eastern Conference’s longest active playoff drought.
Jerry Sands drove in four runs with a pair of home runs and four RBI to back a strong start from winning lefthander Enny Romero (2-1) as the Durham Bulls completed a perfect five-game road trip Tuesday night with their seventh straight win, 9-2 over the Charlotte Knights.
Christ School (Asheville) golfer Jonathan Rector took advantage of a miscue on No. 18 by East Chapel Hill’s Ben Griffin and won the Tarheel Youth Golf Association N.C. High School Invitational at Treyburn Country Club on Monday.
Herald-Sun beat writers Steve Wiseman and Harold Gutmann recap the 2013-14 Duke and UNC basketball season and look ahead to what's in store next year.
Duke coach David Cutcliffe announced Thursday that redshirt senior Brandon Connette wishes to transfer to a school closer to his Corona, Calif., home so he can be close to his mother, Nancy, who was diagnosed with brain cancer last December.
This richly layered squad of Tar Heel standouts — all undergraduates — is a collection of quick learners coming of age as they head to the Sweet 16 at Stanford University’s Maples Pavilion. Sunday’s (March 30) clash against No. 1 seed South Carolina (ESPN2, 7 p.m. EDT) will be a rematch of a game the Tar Heels won 74-66 earlier this season.
Patrick Walton, the only head coach the Voyager Academy basketball program has ever had, is leaving the Vikings’ bench despite four successive years of improved win totals since the program’s JV-only inception in 2010-11.
The Boston Breakers on Thursday announced the signing of former Duke and Durham Academy forward Mollie Pathman for the 2014 National Women’s Soccer League season. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Brianna Turner came up with the big shot and a big stop when her team needed it. The Notre Dame-bound star hit a jumper with 53 seconds left to lift the West to a 80-78 victory over the East on Wednesday night in the 13th annual McDonald’s All-America girls basketball game.
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SOUTHERN'S STATE 3-AA FOOTBALL CHAMPIONS GET THEIR RINGS
Southern High School celebrated its first state football title in style Friday, presenting state championship rings to players, coaches, school officials and program associates.
On hand for the elaborate two-hour ceremony in the school theater were guest speakers who included departed state title coach Adrian Jones, school coaching legends Chip Gill and Pete Shankle, new coach Darius Robinson and several hundred fans, cheerleaders, marching band and dance team.
Not to mention the 41 players who made the day possible.
They were treated to a video montage tribute recalling the 3-AA state championship win at BB&T Field in Winston-Salem in December and performances by the dance team, cheerleaders and band.
Southern School of Energy and Sustainability — Southern’s official name — principal Kenneth Barnes drew a few laughs during his welcoming remarks when he made it clear the ring presentation evening couldn’t have come sooner. Barnes admitted that players and coaches have pestered him for months asking when the rings would arrive.
Robinson, Southern’s athletic director who moved up from defensive coordinator to the head coaching job when Jones left to become an aide at N.C. Central after the season, admitted he was among the impatient.
Michael Russell’s sacrifice fly scored Adam Pate in the bottom of the seventh, and North Carolina held on for a 4-3 ACC baseball win over Wake Forest Saturday night at Boshamer Stadium.
Billy Ward scored at the 2:57 mark of the second overtime period to lift seventh-ranked Syracuse (8-3, 2-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) to an 11-10 victory over fourth-ranked North Carolina (9-3, 2-3) on Saturday evening in the Carrier Dome.
Though Mitch Trubisky didn’t have a highlight-reel moment, he led the offense to 38 points during the Blue team’s 38-17 win over the White team, ensuring that the quarterback competition between the redshirt freshman and rising junior Marquise Williams won’t be decided any time soon.
N.C. State scored two runs in the fifth inning and three more in the sixth in a 6-2 win over Duke at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.
Third-ranked Syracuse (13-1, 5-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) got seven goals from Kayla Treanor and defeated top-ranked North Carolina (12-2, 5-1), 12-9, on Saturday afternoon in the Carrier Dome.
The big-spending AL West also-rans of recent years once more find themselves chasing those overachieving, low-budget Oakland Athletics.et Bob Melvin’s A’s hardly consider themselves the favorite to win a third straight West crown, not in one of baseball’s best divisions that appears to have gotten even better this offseason.
Stephen Strasburg leads a deep rotation in Washington. Matt Holliday and St. Louis are back again. And the loaded Los Angeles Dodgers think it’s their time to shine. Yes, it is a very familiar group of favorites. Throw in Freddie Freeman and Atlanta, and the NL list is practically complete. But there’s always one team that crashes the party at the top; see MVP Andrew McCutchen and the 2013 Pirates.
Carolina Panthers offensive tackle Jordan Gross is saying goodbye to the NFL after 11 seasons. The Panthers confirmed Tuesday that the three-time Pro Bowl left tackle will announce his retirement at a news conference on Wednesday at the stadium.
Former Hillside Hornet Rodney Rogers is known for his humble heart
Peyton Manning wanted more rest. He got plenty Thursday night thanks to Philip Rivers and a San Diego defense that slowed down Manning and handed the Broncos an unexpected loss.
The legend of Karl Kimball grew some more over the past 24 hours. Of course, he would tell you that it’s not about him. At 6:05 p.m. Tuesday, Kimball triple-bogeyed the 18th hole at Hillandale Golf Course to finish off 324 holes of golf in 24 hours.
With Ron Schmid driving his golf cart and an American flag that once flew over Kandahar, Afghanistan flapping in the breeze, Karl Kimball embarked on his annual endeavor to help military families on Monday. Kimball, Hillandale Golf Course’s director of golf, began his 24 hours of golf marathon at 6 p.m.
John Huh refused to let tough conditions — and one terrible hole — get him down. He was rewarded with a share of the lead at the Wyndham Championship.The PGA Tour's reigning rookie of the year shot an even-par 70 on Saturday and joined Patrick Reed atop the field after a soggy third round. Huh and Reed, the second-round leader who shot a 71, were at 10-under 200. Huh shook off a triple bogey on his second hole, making up for it with three birdies in a four-hole stretch of the back nine.