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Apr. 16, 2014 @ 11:02 PM



Junior attacker Kerrin Maurer buried a shot with 26.5 seconds remaining in the second overtime to lift eighth-ranked Duke over third-ranked North Carolina Wednesday evening in the first women’s lacrosse game to be played at Kenan Stadium. The regular season meeting between the Tobacco Road rivals went into overtime for the second-straight year, with the Blue Devils coming out on top by a 7-6 score.
Duke improved to 9-6 on the season and 3-4 in ACC competition with the critical conference victory, while the Tar Heels fell to 12-3 on the year and 5-2 in league play.
Maurer and senior attacker Sydney Peterson led the charge for the Blue Devils offensively with three goals apiece. The Blue Devils also turned in a balanced effort at the draw and the defensive unit limited North Carolina to its second-lowest scoring output of the spring.
“To come here and play in Kenan against a great Carolina team and execute a game plan as well as they did was just a great effort,” said head coach Kerstin Kimel. “Our team really understands that it’s such a privilege to be part of such an awesome rivalry and because of all the special things that come along with it, you can get great finishes like this.”
Maurer put the Blue Devils on the board first five minutes into the contest and after a goal by the Tar Heels’ Molly Hendrick, Duke used a strong presence at the draw to control possession over the next eight minutes. Aided by aggressive defensive play that resulted in a couple of North Carolina turnovers, junior Erin Tenneson, Peterson and Maurer each registered scores during that span to stretch the visiting squad’s lead to 4-1.

Apr. 16, 2014 @ 07:20 PM

Red-hot Celine Boutier leads No. 3 Duke's ACC title pursuit

Duke carries the nation’s No. 3 ranking into Thursday's (April 17) opening round of the ACC women's golf championship at Greensboro's Sedgefield Country Club,, trailing only No. 1 Southern California and No. 2 UCLA. With no other ACC team in the top 10 (Clemson is No. 14), Duke is expected to win the league title before competing for an NCAA title next month.

Apr. 16, 2014 @ 08:02 PM

UNC to host ACC Outdoor Track & Field Championships

Duke, UNC prepare for annual ACC Outdoor Track & Field Championships beginning Thursday, April 17 at UNC Chapel Hill.

Apr. 16, 2014 @ 10:32 PM

Duke's Wojo, Parker, Hood in spotlight at annual banquet

Duke freshman forward Jabari Parker received the Swett-Baylin Most Valuable Player Award at the Duke men’s basketball program’s annual banquet and awards ceremony held Wednesday evening in Cameron Indoor Stadium. No word on his and Rodney Hood's departure to NBA.

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Mar. 23, 2014 @ 10:33 PM

GALLERY: North Carolina v. Iowa State, 85-83

North Carolina loses to Iowa State 85-83 in a third round game of the NCAA basketball tournament in San Antonio, TX. The Herald-Sun | Christine T. Nguyen

Mar. 23, 2014 @ 07:03 AM

Our Game: Episdode 19 (March 22, 2014)

Herald-Sun beat reporter Harold Gutmann is in San Antonio, Texas to cover North Carolina in the NCAA Tournament.  He says that defense, tempo, rebounding and inside game are keys to UNC's success over Iowa St.

Mar. 22, 2014 @ 05:19 PM

Gallery-Duke and Winthrop women during the first-round game in the NCAA basketball tournament at Duke

Duke women beats Winthrop during the first-round game in the NCAA basketball tournament at Duke. The Herald-Sun | Bernard Thomas

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Apr. 16, 2014 @ 10:32 PM

Duke's Wojo, Parker, Hood in spotlight at annual banquet

Duke freshman forward Jabari Parker received the Swett-Baylin Most Valuable Player Award at the Duke men’s basketball program’s annual banquet and awards ceremony held Wednesday evening in Cameron Indoor Stadium. No word on his and Rodney Hood's departure to NBA.

Duke senior QB Brandon Connette to transfer

His mother ailing, Duke QB Connette eyes transfer closer to LA

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Apr. 16, 2014 @ 04:40 PM

T.J. turns pro

Herald-Sun sports writer John McCann chats with former Triangle sports writer Terry Hill about N.C. State sophomore T.J. Warren's decision to opt for the NBA.

NOTE: Fomer NBA player and NBA assistant coach Michael Curry has been hired to coach men's basketball team at Florida Atlantic University.


Moton, Magic and more

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Mar. 28, 2014 @ 04:13 PM

Young Tar Heels grow into NCAA Sweet 16 threat

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.

UNC's Switzer doesn't look back

UNC's keys vs. Providence: Running and rebounding

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Mar. 28, 2014 @ 08:21 PM

Ex-ECU Pirate Howell takes football reins at Riverside

Middle school students and their parents need to know that Hillside and Southern aren’t the only high schools around here with good football, Riverside’s Chris Howell said after being introduced as the Pirates’ new coach on Friday.

Mar. 26, 2014 @ 06:31 PM

Wachovia Standings; Area teams on top in 5 of 6 leagues

Area teams lead or share leads in five of six conferences that include area high school interscholastic athletic programs after the winter season in Wells Fargo Conference Cup competition.

Mar. 19, 2014 @ 08:51 PM

Jordan's Coleman-Cox, Hampton to play in NCAA opener at UNC

Hampton University freshman and 2013 Jordan High School alumna Bayley Coleman-Cox will return to the area when Hampton’s Lady Pirates meet Michigan State at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, March 23 at Carmichael Auditorium on the campus of UNC Chapel Hill for a first-round game of the NCAA Women’s basketball tournament.

Mar. 15, 2014 @ 10:57 PM

GALLERY: Chapel Hill wins state 3-A girls' state championship

Chapel Hill beats Hickory 69-56 to cap an undefeated season and win the state 3-A girls’ basketball championship at the Smith Center on Saturday, March 15, 2014. The Herald-Sun | Christine T. Nguyen Click here to buy photos!

Mar. 16, 2014 @ 02:49 AM

Chapel Hill girls cap perfect season with 3-A title

The road to the 3-A state championship was paved with Chapel Hill gold on Saturday as the Tigers beat previously unbeateen Hickory 69-56 at the Smith Center and finished their first perfect season. ... Also, a look at Chapel Hill's dream season ... Complete box score ...


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Apr. 15, 2014 @ 10:21 AM

NCCU assistant named head coach at Division II Lincoln

Former NCCU associate head coach John Moseley takes over the basketball program at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Mo.

Apr. 15, 2014 @ 12:33 AM

Gray, Liston selected in first round of WNBA Draft

The ACC dominated the WNBA Draft Monday night and Duke played a major role in that happening.

Two Blue Devils seniors, Chelsea Gray and Tricia Liston, were first-round picks as the seven of the 12 players picked were from ACC schools.

Apr. 13, 2014 @ 11:12 PM

'Unbelievable' comeback lifts Duke over N.C. State

Chris Pollard’s words were harsh. His team’s reaction proved historic.

The Blue Devils responded with five runs in the eighth and scored two more in the ninth with Aaron Cohn’s bases-loaded single delivering an improbable 11-10 ACC baseball win Sunday at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.

Apr. 12, 2014 @ 10:31 PM

Tar Heels down Wake to take 2-0 ACC senies lead at home

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.

Apr. 12, 2014 @ 10:12 PM

No. 7 Syracuse stops No. 4 UNC men in double OT

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.

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Oct. 13, 2013 @ 07:23 PM

Klinkhammer leads Coyotes over Canes

Carolina squanders power-play chances in home loss

Oct. 01, 2013 @ 10:31 PM

Nets' rookie Mason Plumlee returns to his Duke roots

Now that he’s a Brooklyn Nets rookie, and the intense practices Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski put him through on these courts are in his past, Mason Plumlee’s old coach is a friendly spectator.

Sep. 23, 2013 @ 02:46 AM

Newton, Panthers put away Giants

Cam Newton tried to tell everyone who would listen last week that the Carolina Panthers were much better than an 0-2 team. He and his teammates went out and proved it.

Sep. 23, 2013 @ 02:37 AM

Kenseth wins 2nd Chase race

Matt Kenseth just might win a championship with a touch of dominance, not dullness. Kenseth has firmly defended the style of his 2003 championship, stating his one-win season in the final year before NASCAR made the move to the playoff-style Chase format was as meaningful as all the titles collected by Jimmie Johnson or Tony Stewart. He probably won't have to justify anything about his Cup run this season. There are plenty of checkered flags.

Sep. 18, 2013 @ 08:49 PM

Beckham’s journey finally leads to Tampa

The Durham Bulls lost to the Omaha Storm Chasers in the Triple-A National Championship Game on Tuesday night, but there was still a celebration around Tim Beckham’s locker. The Durham shortstop was accepting hugs and handshakes from a steady stream of teammates, who punctuated their congratulations with “Going to varsity!” “Going up!” and “Yeah, buddy!”

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Aug. 12, 2013 @ 06:43 PM

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Aug. 04, 2013 @ 10:11 PM

Lewis wins Women's British Open at St. Andrews

Stacy Lewis felt such a spiritual connection with St. Andrews that even when she was three behind with three to play, she never lost hope she could win the Women's British Open. No way could she have scripted a finish like this.

Aug. 04, 2013 @ 10:09 PM

Woods coasts to 8th win at Bridgestone

They say par is a good score in a major. If that's true next week at the PGA Championship, then Tiger Woods has already done his share of preparation.

Aug. 04, 2013 @ 09:59 PM

Lang named to U.S. Solheim Cup team

For the third time in her career, former Duke All-American Brittany Lang was named one of 12 members of the U.S. Solheim Cup Team on Sunday after the Women’s British Open at the Old Course in St. Andrews, Scotland.