Redshirt senior tight end suffers knee injury in Monday's practice
If first-year Riverside high school football coach Chris Howell has his way, improvement will be the mantra for his Pirates as they embark on the 2014 campaign.
Former North Carolina assistant coach Ken Browning, who won a state title at Northern in 1993 before moving on to the college ranks, has returned as a volunteer assistant and is helping Wilson coach the offense. Gary Merrill, whose unexpected departure from the sidelines before last season opened the door to Wilson’s promotion, is also back.
Putting a healthy team on the field for the entire year should give third-year Jordan coach LaDwaun Harrison a better chance to win more than one game in the upcoming season.
Startng tight end suffers torn ACL in practice Monday morning
A potent Northwood team will storm back into the Big Eight 3-A Conference this season with a motivational chip on the shoulder and a roster loaded with talented returners.
Play-making running sensation Trai Sharp is back from an injury-shortened 2013 season, and so is Carrboro’s fire for a shot at the state 2A football championship that eluded the Jaguars in 2012.
Unless P.J. Hairston’s lawyers settle out of court regarding his misdemeanor charge of assault and battery, the NBA rookie has a Sept. 12 Durham County District Court date.
CarolinaGridiron.com has ranked the top 15 high school football programs in North Carolina in each of four attendances classifications. Locally, Hillside is ranked No. 15 in 4-A, defending state 3-AA champion Southern is ranked fourth and Orange is ranked 10th in 3-A. ... Duke's Boutier falls in round of 32 at U.S. Women's Am ... Duke leads all ACC schools on academic honor roll ... Landon Donovan to retire ... Kevin Love to join Cavaliers, NBA sources say. ... Ex-UNC star Felton suspended by NBA.
South Granville Athletic Director Don Colgan takes over on sidelines for departed coach Mike Hobbs and looks to veteran stable of skilled offensive players, solid defense to hold fort until offensive line gains experience.
Blue Devils make adjustments after losing all-ACC LB to knee injury; Plus other tidbits from Duke offensive coordinator Scottie Montgomery, defensive coordinator Jim Knowles
An attorney for fired N.C. Central football coach Henry Frazier III said the university probably hasn't heard the last from his client.
The Associated Press takes a look at the 2014 ACC Coastal Division football race. Today: Duke, North Carolina, Pittsburgh, Georgia Tech, Virginia, Virginia Tech ... Includes team-by-team and ACC composite schedules for 2014 ...
The North Carolina basketball team began practicing Monday to prepare for a pair of exhibition games in the Bahamas at 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday to get a jump on the season.
Duke's lone returning starter on the defensive front four is defensive tackle Jamal Bruce. In Monday’s scrimmage, he was joined on the first team defense by ends Jordan DeWalt-Ondijo and Dezmond Johnson and tackle Carlos Wray, all of whom have extensive playing experience for the Blue Devils.
When the American League All-Star rosters were announced two weeks ago, Seattle Mariners third baseman and former North Carolina Tar Heel Kyle Seager was the consensus pick for biggest snub.
Former UNC soccer players reunited during a U.S. Open quarterfinal at WakeMed Soccer Park.
Plus, check out who Duke football coach David Cutcliffe could be coaching:
Former Duke basketball player Shane Battier is joining ESPN as a college basketball analyst.
The Carolina Hurricanes add a goalie and a wingman.
Wie gets first major win
One week after missing U.S Open cut, Streelman is a winner
Lewis claims first Senior Division title
Alex Brese captures Herald-Sun Golf Classic with 6 and 5 win over Matt Roberts
RIVERSIDE'S OWN ALEX BRESE TO FACE MATT ROBERTS FOR HERALD-SUN GOLF CLASSIC TITLE TODAY
Shhh! Make sure your golf partner isn’t around, because here’s some inside information from the No. 15 seed in the Championship Flight of The Herald-Sun Golf Classic on how he rose from near the bottom of that division and kept hanging around to reach today’s title round:
“I’ve just been playing pretty consistent, hitting greens and just trying to make pars,” Durham’s Alex Brese, the next-to-last seed in the 16-player top flight, said after his 1-up semifinal win over Creedmoor’s Britt Mitchell at Hillandale Golf Course on Saturday.
It took 19 holes for Melvin Barnes and Matt Roberts, both from Hillsborough, to determine who’d battle Brese for the championship trophy.
“Neither one of us played good. It was kind of just a dig-deep kind of game, gut-wrenching,” Roberts said. “Both of us kind of kept the other one in it.”
Barnes knew it, too. After the 18th hole, he drove off in his golf cart lecturing to himself about how he’d just given one away.
Roberts pounced, finally burying a stubborn putt that lingered for a while before making up its mind to take the dive.
“It had the line the whole way, but I didn’t know if it was going to ever get to the hole,” Roberts said. “It just kind of looked like it barely just died in there, so I guess that’s what you want.”
Definitely. It was a birdie. Barnes couldn’t match it.