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Apr. 19, 2014 @ 08:05 PM


Duke women golfers took 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th places overall as the Blue Devils swept to their third consecutive ACC Championship at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro. Duke star Celine Boutier was the lone golfer in the field to break par for the tournament, finishing four strokes ahead of teammate Laeititia Beck at 3-under 210.

As a team, No. 3-ranked Duke shot 10-over-par for the tournament and beat second-place Virginia by 27 strokes. UNC finished fourth, 34 strokes behind the Blue Devils.

Duke carded rounds of 291, 285 and 286 for a 54-hole total of 10-over-par 862. Second-place Virginia, which was tied for the first day lead with Duke, finished 27 strokes back at 889, followed by N.C. State (890), North Carolina (896), Notre Dame (905), Miami (905), Florida State (908), Wake Forest (919), Maryland (921), Clemson (921) and Boston College (959).

Blue Devil coach Dan Brooks registered his 118th career victory and has led Duke to 18 of 19 ACC Championships over his 30 years. Boutier becomes the 12th different Blue Devil to claim the ACC individual title and it marks the 16th time a Duke golfer has won medalist accolades at the championship.


Apr. 19, 2014 @ 09:01 PM

FIRE & ICE: Ex-Pack greats win 3-on-3 charity tilt vs. Duke, UNC

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina hosted the charity basketball event as a part of its Big Three 3-Point Challenge, a fundraising effort in its second year that benefits Duke Children’s Hospital, The V Foundation for Cancer Research and the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, respectively.

Apr. 19, 2014 @ 10:52 PM

ACC TRACK: Duke men, women 4th; UNC men 2nd, women 8th

Florida State held off a resurgent UNC men's team to take first place. The Tar Heels finished three points back, 113-110, to capture second, their highest finish in the ACC Championships since 1999.

Apr. 19, 2014 @ 06:47 PM

Duke explodes for 13 runs in easy road win at Virginia Tech

The Duke baseball team churned out a season-high-tying 17 hits, including eight for extra bases, and the Blue Devils clinched their fourth ACC series victory with a 13-3 decision over Virginia Tech Saturday at English Field. Duke totaled eight hits with runners in scoring position while the 13 runs are the most the Blue Devils have scored in an ACC game this season.

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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

Mar. 22, 2014 @ 01:54 AM

GALLERY: UNC beats Providence 79-77 in NCAA

UNC holds off Providence 79-77 in an NCAA second round game at the AT&T Center in San Antonio on March 21, 2014. The Herald-Sun | Christine T. Nguyen

Mar. 20, 2014 @ 10:40 PM

Our Game - NCCU : Episode 8 (March 20, 2014)

The Herald-Sun's John McCann previews N.C. Central's game against Iowa State in the latest episode of Our Game - NCCU.

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Apr. 18, 2014 @ 10:40 PM

ACC TRACK: Duke decathlon star slips to 3rd; Rohner takes title

Two-time all-American Curtis Beach injures elbow, takes 12th in javelin to sink ACC title hopes, but teammate Robert Rohner edges third Duke decathlete -- Ian Rock -- to win prestigious decathlon championship.

Duke's Rodney Hood off to NBA; K promotes Scheyer, Capel

Tricia Liston, Haley Peters spotlighted at Duke hoops banquet

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Apr. 18, 2014 @ 04:44 PM


NCCU's LeVelle Moton can coach, shoot and throw.

T.J. turns pro


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Apr. 17, 2014 @ 01:23 PM

BREAKING: Diamond DeShields to transfer from UNC

DeShields scored 648 points this past season, more than any freshman in ACC history

Young Tar Heels grow into NCAA Sweet 16 threat

UNC's Switzer doesn't look back

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Mar. 14, 2014 @ 04:51 PM

Chapel Hill girls chase 2nd state basketball title Saturday

To absolutely no one’s surprise, unbeatens Chapel Hill and Hickory will meet Saturday, March 15 in the state 3-A girls’ basketball championship game (5 p.m., Dean E. Smith Center, Chapel Hill, Time Warner Cable SportsChannel HD channel 323 or 520).

Mar. 10, 2014 @ 09:16 PM

Chapel Hill a game away from 3-A girls’ title

Chapel Hill coach Sherry Norris led the Tigers to the state championship in 1981.

Mar. 08, 2014 @ 11:13 PM

Orange upset in 3-A boys' final four by No. 2 seed Wilson Hunt

Wilson Hunt beat the Orange Panthers 66-60 and will play for a state championship on Saturday.

Mar. 08, 2014 @ 09:11 PM

Buzzer-beater is too little, too late as Hillside falls 58-57

Hillside comes up a point short against Southeast Raleigh and is eliminated in state 4-A girls' final four in Fayetteville.

Mar. 08, 2014 @ 09:27 PM

EAST CHAMPS: Chapel Hill comeback wins girls' 3-A semifinal

Senior center Catherine Romaine neared lofty triple-double territory Saturday afternoon, scoring eight points, grabbing 10 rebounds and blocking nine shots as No. 1 and undefeated Chapel Hill came from six points down in the final quarter to eliminate No. 2 seed West Craven in the NCHSAA 3-A East Regional girls' championship game.

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Apr. 18, 2014 @ 10:59 PM

ACC GOLF: Boutier, Duke alone atop Sedgefield leaderboard

Duke star Celine Boutier fired a 2-under-par 69 Friday to take a three-stroke lead after 36 holes of the 54-hole 2014 ACC Women’s Golf Championship at Sedgefield Country Club. Boutier helped first-round co-leader Duke grab a 14-shot lead over fading Virginia and a 21-stroke lead over No. 3 UNC.

Apr. 18, 2014 @ 06:45 PM

Duke's Jabari Parker and Rodney Hood headed to NBA

Jabari Parker announced Thursday that he’s leaving the Blue Devils after one outstanding season to enter this summer’s NBA Draft. Late Thursday night, Duke redshirt sophomore forward Rodney Hood confirmed to The Herald-Sun that he too will declare for this year’s NBA Draft. He said he had yet to hire an agent.

Apr. 17, 2014 @ 06:39 PM



Diamond DeShields, the top freshman women’s basketball player in the country, is transferring from North Carolina.

DeShields’s decision is a stunning blow to a program that expected to return every player from this year’s team. The Tar Heels went 27-10 and advanced to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2008 despite the absence of Hall of Fame coach Sylvia Hatchell, who was undergoing treatment for leukemia.

DeShields scored 648 points, more than any freshman in ACC history, and set a UNC freshman record with 38 points in a win at N.C. State. The Norcross, Ga., native averaged 18 points, 5.4 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.7 steals per game and was named the freshman of the year by espnW and the U.S. Basketball Writers Association.

Hatchell said in a statement that she did not “know or understand” why DeShields decided to leave the program.

Apr. 17, 2014 @ 12:48 PM

Parker declares for NBA Draft

Duke freshman star ends his Blue Devils career after one all-American season

Apr. 17, 2014 @ 04:23 PM

No. 8 Duke scores lone OT goal in 7-6 2OT win over No. 3 UNC

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.

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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!”

Sep. 17, 2013 @ 11:46 PM

Bulls come up short in Triple-A title game

Every time Durham Bulls manager Charlie Montoyo took someone out of the Triple-A National Championship on Tuesday, he made sure to greet the player with a big hug in the dugout. “You never know if you’re going to see them again or not,” Montoyo said.

Sep. 18, 2013 @ 12:05 PM

Bulls unable to weather Storm

The Durham Bulls’ offensive woes finally came back to bite them in the Triple-A National Championship Game. Durham was held to three hits by Omaha starter Chris Dwyer and two relievers, as the Pacific Coast League champion Storm Chasers beat the International League champion Bulls 2-1 on Tuesday night.

Sep. 16, 2013 @ 10:09 PM

Bulls battle Omaha for Triple-A crown

The Durham Bulls dominated the International League this season, becoming the first team in 26 years to lead the IL in both batting average and ERA and finishing 87-57, seven games better than anyone else in the league. The Omaha Storm Chasers went 70-74, the 10th best record in the 16-team Pacific Coast League but slid into the playoffs by winning the four-team American North division by one game.

Sep. 16, 2013 @ 07:41 PM

One more round, please?

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Aug. 02, 2013 @ 10:51 PM

Duke’s Boutier makes cut at British Open

Duke sophomore Celine Boutier played her final five holes at 2-under-par Friday on her way to carding a second straight round of even-par 72 as she made the cut at the Ricoh Women’s British Open at the St. Andrews Old Course in Scotland.

Jul. 31, 2013 @ 11:18 PM

Duke’s Boutier set for Women’s British Open

Continuing her busy summer, Duke sophomore Celine Boutier will compete in the Ricoh Women’s British Open beginning today at the St. Andrews Old Course in Scotland.

Jul. 31, 2013 @ 08:05 PM

Kim blows past leader for first major CGA title

Chapel Hill’s Gina Kim rallied to make up a four-stroke deficit to overtake first-round leader Reona Hirai of Summerville, S.C., to win the 47th Twin States Junior Girls Golf Championship on Wednesday at Mimosa Hills Golf and Country Club.

Jul. 29, 2013 @ 07:32 PM

Triangle Seniors

Jul. 19, 2013 @ 10:10 PM

Fanfare-Colleges: A look at college and other sports news in brief

NCCU football announces schedule change, moving game from Saturday Oct. 12 to Thursday Oct. 10 to accomodate national TV broadcast. Nov. 2 game will also be televised nationally.