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Aug. 30, 2014 @ 02:02 AM

CHAMPS REIGN

LAST-MINUTE TD LIFTS SOUTHERN OVER HILLSIDE 16-13 AT NCCU

Southern junior Jordan Brown scored the go-ahead touchdown in the final minute of last year’s 3-AA state championship game.

On Friday he scored another winning touchdown in the final minute, and the stakes may have been just as high.

Brown’s 8-yard touchdown catch with 25 seconds left gave Southern a 16-13 win over 4-A Hillside at N.C. Central University’s O’Kelly-Riddick Stadium, breaking the Hornets’ four-year winning streak in the city’s biggest rivalry.

“Winning the state championship is huge,” Southern coach Darius Robinson said. “But unfortunately in order for you to get the respect in our state, in our city, in our region, we have to win a game like this. So it’s on the level of a state championship because that’s a great team over there.”

The Southern-Hillside rivalry always seems to come down to the final possession — the last seven meetings have been decided by a total of 31 points — and Friday’s meeting was no exception.

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Aug. 30, 2014 @ 02:04 AM

PROVING TIME: Coastal champ Duke out to prove '13 no fluke

Coming off a school-record 10-win season, the Blue Devils take their first step toward showing they are a program with staying power when they open the season against Elon tonight (6 p.m., ESPN3.com) at Wallace Wade Stadium.


Aug. 29, 2014 @ 03:36 PM

No. 23 Tar Heels hope to torch Flames in 2014 opener

After an eventful week, the 23rd-ranked Tar Heels hope to continue that trend in their season opener against Liberty today at Kenan Stadium (6 p.m., ESPN3.com).


Aug. 29, 2014 @ 05:20 PM

New coach, new-look Eagles travel to tough ECU

The Eagles get their first test today. It’s not a little quiz, either. No, they’re taking a serious exam at East Carolina’s Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium in Greenville (8 p.m., ESPNews). It will be Jerry Mack’s debut as a head coach.


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Aug. 16, 2014 @ 06:00 PM

Gallery-"Meet the Blue Devils Day" , in Pascal Field House.

"Meet the Blue Devils Day", in Pascal Field House. The Herald-Sun | Bernard Thomas

Aug. 03, 2014 @ 10:30 PM

GALLERY: Meet the Heels

Fans lined up to meet with members of the 2014 North Carolina football team during the annual "Meet the Heels" event on Saturday, August 2, 2014.

Jul. 20, 2014 @ 05:42 PM

GALLERY: 37th annual Russell E. Blunt East Coast Invitational

Photos from the final day of competition during the 37th annual Russell E. Blunt East Coast Invitational on Sunday, July 20, 2014. The Herald-Sun | Christine T. Nguyen Click here to buy photos!

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Aug. 26, 2014 @ 02:42 PM

Tuesday Duke football notes

The Blue Devils like their young and talented defensive backs; Sirk in line to replace Connette, Revamped offensive line ready, Reeves, Schneider set to replace Deaver


Revamped Duke women's soccer opens season

Duke's Deaver out for season


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Aug. 30, 2014 @ 08:03 PM

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

Those headed to the N.C. Central-East Carolina game should read this.


Worst times, best times

NCCU's Moton says worst times are best times


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Aug. 25, 2014 @ 08:23 PM

Young Bullz shoot their way to national championship

These Durham Bullz rallied to win it all.


Aug. 25, 2014 @ 11:51 PM

THE CHAMPS ROLL

SOUTHERN RIDES POWERFUL ARM OF HINTON, STINGY DEFENSE TO WIN IN OPENER


Aug. 23, 2014 @ 01:47 AM

Sharp runs for 335; Mellott saves day for Carrboro

Carrboro quarterback Rowe Mellott blocks last-gasp Cedar Ridge field goal try to preserve 39-38 Carrboro victory in game marked by return from injury of Jaguars' star RB Trai Sharp, who rushes for staggering 335 yards.


Aug. 23, 2014 @ 01:35 AM

Jones-less Orange gets win, but fails to dominate Person

The visiting Panthers of the Big Eight 3-A Conference beat Roxboro Person 27-14. The final score projected a rather convincing Orange win. But the Panthers did not look like the dominant squad Orange coach Pat Moser fielded a year ago, when they played in the state 3-AA semifinals.


Aug. 23, 2014 @ 01:58 AM

Roundup: Webb wins; S. Granville, Granville Central, Kestrel fall

Rocky Mount 34, South Granville 0 ... Oxford Webb 39, Granville Central 0 ... Northwest Wake Saints 38, Kestrel Heights 26 ...


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Aug. 30, 2014 @ 10:55 AM

Virginia preseason outlook


Aug. 30, 2014 @ 10:51 AM

Syracuse preseason outlook


Aug. 30, 2014 @ 10:48 AM

Louisville preseason outlook


Aug. 30, 2014 @ 10:42 AM

Florida State preseason outlook


Aug. 30, 2014 @ 10:33 AM

N.C. State looking to regroup

Inconsistency, injuries and inexperience made a mess of Dave Doeren’s first year at North Carolina State. He’ll soon find out how much the Wolfpack learned from the program’s worst season in a half-century.


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Jul. 23, 2014 @ 08:00 PM

Ex-Tar Heel star Raymond Felton takes felony plea, avoids jail

Dallas Mavericks point guard Raymond Felton pleaded guilty Wednesday in a New York gun case, taking a plea deal that involved admitting a felony but spares him jail.


Jul. 20, 2014 @ 11:56 PM

Crouching Tiger can't get right

Tiger, Tiger, Tiger ...


Jul. 18, 2014 @ 07:19 PM

Stephenson: Ear-blowing incident doesn’t define me

Lance Stephenson doesn’t want to be known as the guy who blew in LeBron James’ ear. Stephenson said during his introductory news conference Friday in Charlotte he’s “a little upset” that the ear-blowing incident in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals against Miami is how some people have defined him as a player.


Jul. 18, 2014 @ 04:32 PM

McIlroy and Woods deliver in first round of British Open

Rory McIlroy had everything go his way Thursday in the British Open. A lovely summer day in England with abundant sunshine and minimal wind allowed him to attack Royal Liverpool. He made half his six birdies on the par 5s and kept bogeys off his card. And on the day Tiger Woods made a promising return, McIlroy took the lead with a 6-under 66, his best score in nearly two years at a major.


Jul. 16, 2014 @ 05:09 PM

Hornets add former Pacers' guard Stephenson

Lance Stephenson is bringing his swag to Charlotte. The controversial shooting guard has agreed to a $27 million, three-year deal with the Hornets, according to a person familiar with the contract. The deal includes a team option for the third season.


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Jul. 18, 2014 @ 04:32 PM

McIlroy and Woods deliver in first round of British Open

Rory McIlroy had everything go his way Thursday in the British Open. A lovely summer day in England with abundant sunshine and minimal wind allowed him to attack Royal Liverpool. He made half his six birdies on the par 5s and kept bogeys off his card. And on the day Tiger Woods made a promising return, McIlroy took the lead with a 6-under 66, his best score in nearly two years at a major.


Jun. 29, 2014 @ 06:56 PM

Bull City Open seeks players, sponsors

The John Avery Boys & Girls Club will be among the beneficiaries of the Bull City Open Golf Championship in August.


Jun. 26, 2014 @ 08:32 PM

Alaina Yeatts eliminated in N.C. Junior Girls' semifinal

UNC Wilmington signee and former Trinity School of Durham & Chapel Hill golf star Alaina Yeatts was eliminated in the semifinals of the Carolinas Golf Association’s N.C. Junior Girls’ Golf Championship at Starmount Forest Country Club here Thursday.


Jun. 25, 2014 @ 06:25 PM

Trinity's Alaina Yeatts advances in N.C. Junior golf

Recent Trinity School of Durham & Chapel Hill graduate Alaina Yeatts is the lone survivor among four area qualifiers at the Carolinas Golf Association’s N.C. Junior Girls’ Championship at Starmount Forest Country Club here Wednesday.


Jun. 24, 2014 @ 04:40 PM

Tiger still Tiger, even for 35 minutes on driving range

About two dozen photographers lined up in a row on the range Tuesday at Congressional, a reminder that golf is different when Tiger Woods is around. And that was before Woods even arrived to hit balls for 35 minutes.