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Sep. 17, 2014 @ 06:38 PM



When Duke’s remarkable 10-4 football season ended last New Year’s Eve, Kyler Brown still had plenty to look forward to in the sport.

He would have one more season to play alongside his brother, all-ACC linebacker Kelby Brown, this season and spend time together in their position meetings since both played linebacker.

The team’s needs put part of that away and an unfortunate injury wiped out the other.

Now, with Duke unbeaten as it prepares to play Tulane on Saturday (12:30 p.m., Fox Sports Carolinas), Kyler Brown finds himself in a new position that suddenly carries more importance to the team.

At his coaches’ suggestion, Kyler Brown shifted from linebacker to defensive end last spring and he entered this season as a key reserve along a revamped defensive front.

Kelby Brown’s knee injury, suffered during an August scrimmage, ended his season and perhaps his Duke career since he’s already a redshirt senior. That ended Kyler’s dreams of playing one final season of football with his big brother.

Another injury, this one a leg injury suffered by starting defensive end Dezmond Johnson during Saturday’s 41-3 win over Kansas, has opened the door for Kyler Brown to being a larger factor for Duke.

While Jonathan Jones will move into Johnson’s starting position for the Tulane game, Kyler Brown gives Duke an experienced, knowledgeable reserve with a proven ability to impact the game to the Blue Devils benefit.

Sep. 17, 2014 @ 06:34 PM

UNC to start true freshman guard Cohen at East Carolina

True freshman Jared Cohen will start at right guard in place of injured junior Landon Turner when UNC (2-0) visits East Carolina (2-1) on Saturday (3:32 p.m., ESPNU).

Sep. 17, 2014 @ 08:33 PM

NCCU QB situation has a familiar look

In 2012, Henry Frazier III was choosing between quarterbacks Jordan Reid and Matt Goggans. Now NCCU coach Jerry Mack is deciding among Malcolm Bell and Quinn Billerman.

Sep. 17, 2014 @ 05:09 PM

Panthers' Hardy removed from active roster indefinitely

The Carolina Panthers announced late this afternoon that they’ve placed Greg Hardy on the exempt-commissioner’s permission list, meaning the Pro Bowl defensive end has been removed from the team’s active roster until his domestic violence case is resolved.

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Sep. 11, 2014 @ 03:00 PM

GameDay | High School Football (Season 2, Episode 4)

It says something strong about the football program Antonio King has over there at Hillside High School when Greg Little shows up on campus on a random Tuesday.
Little is an NFL free agent after handling business in college at North Carolina.
And he's a Hillside guy. King coached him.
King has produced plenty of Division I football players.
But Hillside's rough start this season might have some wondering if everything is OK in Hornets Nation.
Herald-Sun sports writer John McCann has more on the matter in "GameDay."

Sep. 06, 2014 @ 08:31 PM

Gallery-North Carolina Central University-Elizabeth City State football

North Carolina Central University-Elizabeth City State football, at O'Kelly-Riddick Stadium, NCCU. The Herald-Sun | Bernard Thomas

Sep. 05, 2014 @ 11:24 PM

Gallery. Carrboro-Chapel Hill Football

Carrboro-Chapel Hill Football The Herald-Sun | Bernard Thomas

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Sep. 16, 2014 @ 03:31 PM

Tuesday Duke football notes

Injury updates on Patrick, Johnson; Where did Shaun Wilson's big day put him in the national scene? and Throwback uniforms

Duke women add international recruit

Duke football Morning After

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Sep. 12, 2014 @ 01:03 PM

GameDay | NCCU

Charlotte vs. N.C. Central


Worst times, best times

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Sep. 14, 2014 @ 08:50 AM

My AP Top 25 ballot: ECU in, Virginia Tech out

ECU's win over Virginia Tech put the Pirates into the rankings and knocked out both the Hokies and Ohio State, 

My Top 25 ballot: Virginia Tech leaps into rankings

My AP Top 25 ballot: Texas A&M replaces Washington

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Sep. 11, 2014 @ 02:02 PM

Granville Central moves football game to tonight (weather)

Granville Central football coach and athletic director John Hammett announced today that the Panthers have rescheduled Friday night's scheduled game at Fayetteville Village Christian to tonight (Thursday, Sept. 11). Game time is 7 p.m. in Fayetteville.

Sep. 11, 2014 @ 04:45 PM

Another timeout in Hairston case

Charlotte Hornets rookie P.J. Hairston will not be in Durham County District Court on Friday.

Sep. 11, 2014 @ 02:56 AM

Southern-Scotland football game moved to tonight

The date of Friday's scheduled Southern at Laurinburg Scotland County high school football game has been advanced to tonight (Thursday, Sept. 11) because of the threat of inclement weather in the Lauringburg area Friday and Saturday.

Sep. 06, 2014 @ 02:39 AM

Too little, too late for Jordan in loss at Green Hope

For Jordan and head coach LaDwaun Harrison, the only consistency this season has been found in the loss column. The trend didn’t change Friday night as Jordan fell to 0-3 following a 41-21 loss on the road to Green Hope (3-0).

Sep. 06, 2014 @ 02:23 AM

Chapel Hill defense blunts Carrboro star RB Sharp

As good as Carrboro running back Trai Sharp has been for the Jaguars, he hurt them Friday with a couple of critical fumbles during Chapel Hill’s weather-delayed, 41-19 road win.

Sep. 06, 2014 @ 02:18 AM

Cedar Ridge chews up Orange County rival East Chapel Hill

Demetrius Lyles melted through, past and around the defensive coverage for a pair of touchdown receptions, Julius Walton ran like a man possessed for another pair, and Cedar Ridge scored on six of seven possessions to thump East Chapel Hill 42-16.

Sep. 06, 2014 @ 01:58 AM

South Granville drops Oxford Webb for 1st victory

In a span of a minute and three seconds the South Granville Vikings sealed a win with a pair of rushing touchdowns on consecutive possessions Friday and went on to defeat visiting Granville County rival Oxford Webb 28-12.

Sep. 06, 2014 @ 01:44 AM

With Pinnix out, backup QB Fowler leads Northwood

For Northwood coach Bill Hall in his farewell tour season, his Chargers had a chance to do something historic against rival Jordan-Matthews Friday night and did just that, stopping the Jets 37-7 for their third straight win.

Sep. 06, 2014 @ 12:25 PM

Prep Football Roundup: Hillside gets 1st win

Kestrel Heights records historic win ... Granville Central routs Northampton ... Person dismantled by reigning 4-A state champion Greensboro Dudley.

Sep. 06, 2014 @ 03:05 AM

Orange powers past Riverside to make it 3-0 vs. PAC-6

Tay Jones and Eryk Brandon-Dean scored two touchdowns apiece and quarterback Garrett Cloer threw a pair as Orange dominated Riverside 45-12 on Friday night.

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Sep. 16, 2014 @ 04:04 PM

Duke notes: Robinson, Brown likely to start

Sporting a 3-0 record for the first time since 1994, Duke will welcome Tulane to Wallace Wade Stadium on Saturday with the Blue Devils wearing throwback uniforms, including helmets, to honor the 1989 team that shared the ACC championship with Virginia.

Sep. 16, 2014 @ 03:31 PM

Tuesday Duke football notes

Injury updates on Patrick, Johnson; Where did Shaun Wilson's big day put him in the national scene? and Throwback uniforms

Sep. 15, 2014 @ 05:10 PM

ECU can score, Tar Heels know it

UNC's players haven't forgotten how ECU came into Kenan Stadium last year and gained 603 yards in a 55-31 win.

Sep. 15, 2014 @ 02:40 PM

Duke women add international recruit

Spain's Angela Savaldores commits to join Blue Devils in 2015

Sep. 14, 2014 @ 10:54 PM

Golden again

Team USA rolls to World Championship behind Kyrie Irving, Coach K

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Aug. 04, 2014 @ 03:36 PM

Dale's double

Earnhardt win completes season sweep at Pocono

Jul. 29, 2014 @ 08:25 PM

P.J. Tucker charged with driving drunk

Phoenix Suns forward P.J. Tucker facing drunk-driving charge

Jul. 29, 2014 @ 11:09 PM


Panthers rookie wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin is dealing with an injury but said he'd play in preseason games.

Jul. 27, 2014 @ 11:02 PM

It's 'Jeff Gordon Day' at Indy for record 5th time

Jeff Gordon won a NASCAR-record fifth Brickyard 400 on Sunday, eight days before his 43rd birthday and on the weekend Indianapolis Motor Speedway celebrated the 20th anniversary of his first Brickyard victory.

Jul. 27, 2014 @ 10:53 PM

Rams DE Quinn back for more sacks

The former North Carolina defender led the NFC with 19 sacks last season.

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Aug. 14, 2014 @ 07:54 PM

Wyndham Championship opens Thursday in Greensboro

There’s always plenty on the line at the season-ending Wyndham Championship which begins Thursday at Greensboro's Sedgefield Country Club — in addition to the tournament itself.

Aug. 09, 2014 @ 09:21 PM



Rory McIlroy celebrated his final birdie with a smile and a slight pump of his first, knowing that 8-foot putt gave him the outright lead Saturday in the PGA Championship.

Rory McIlroy celebrated his final birdie with a smile and a slight pump of his first, knowing that 8-foot putt gave him the outright lead Saturday in the PGA Championship.

“It’s a great position to be in,” he said.

He’s just not used to it being so crowded at the top.

McIlroy has won all three of his majors with the lead going into the final round — by eight shots at the 2011 U.S. Open, three shots at the 2012 PGA Championship, six shots last month at the British Open.

Now comes another major test for Boy Wonder — a Sunday shootout.

More rain in the morning at Valhalla allowed for a deluge of birdies in the lowest scoring round in PGA Championship history. Six players had a share of the lead at some point. McIlroy could see it on the leaderboard. He could hear it on a golf course resounding with cheers from every corner.


Click here for live scoring updates.

Aug. 03, 2014 @ 07:19 PM

Spicer twins doubly good

Jessica and Sarah Spicer are separated by a tenth of a point on the Tarheel Youth Golf Association Junior Girls’ state rankings.

Jul. 20, 2014 @ 11:56 PM

Crouching Tiger can't get right

Tiger, Tiger, Tiger ...

Jul. 19, 2014 @ 06:03 PM

McIlroy eagles 2 of final 3 holes to take commanding lead

Rory McIlroy knows how quickly a big lead can slip away, so he wasn’t satisfied by simply restoring it Saturday in the British Open. He wanted more. Tied for the lead after 13 holes, McIlroy fired eagle 3s at Nos. 16 and 18 to pull away from field Saturday. Complete coverage.