Even after a 82-74 win against No. 12 Ohio State, North Carolina coach Roy Williams wasn’t pleased. And why should he have been? Minutes before halftime in the opening game of the CBS Sports Classic, the No. 24 Tar Heels (8-3) looked the best they had all season. By game’s end, they were limping to the finish line, barely hanging on for the 12-point win.
Jamison Crowder is within reach of two lofty ACC records, not that he or anyone on the Blue Devil football team cares that much. Crowder has 276 career receptions, seven short of matching the ACC mark of former Blue Devil Conner Vernon. And Crowder has 3,539 receiving yards heading into his final game, the Hyundai Sun Bowl Saturday against No. 15 Arizona State, 210 yards shy of Vernon’s ACC record.
No. 13 Duke will host No. 8 Kentucky at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21 (ESPN2) at Cameron Indoor Stadium, looking to snap a five-game losing streak to ranked opponents, including two in a row at home.
North Carolina was left kicking it self on Saturday after multiple miscues on special teams allowed South Carolina to win 21-12 and extend the Sandlapper winning streak in the annual Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas over the Tar Heels to three.
No. 1 New Bern (13-0) is next for No. 5 Hillside (9-4). These foes are familiar with each other. New Bern beat Hillside 12-0 in the season opener for both teams. That game was at Hillside. They’ll meet in the state quarterfinals at 7:30 p.m. Friday at New Bern for a shot at the Final Four, one game away from competing for the state championship.
Durham Academy's Liz Roberts, Voyager Academy's Jay Huff, Duke's Jahlil Okafor and UNC's Stephanie Mavunga — they're all in "Fanfare."
Wingate University forward Morgan McGee was a dominating player in the PAC-6 when she played for Hillside High School.
Reigning state 3-AA champion Southern unleashed a potent run-and-gun offense to turn back a powerful Cleveland scoring machine Friday night 67-48. Kendall Hinton compiled 174 yards running and 285 passing for 459 total yards. He ran for one touchdown and threw for four more.
With his team staring down a double-digit deficit after a nightmare first quarter against Chapel Hill on Friday night, Terry Sanford coach Bryan Till said he saw no shortage of fight on the Bulldogs’ sideline. As the rest of Friday night’s second round Class 3-AA state playoff contest unfolded, that showed as Terry Sanford put together a solid comeback before falling short 23-20.
Nas Forte-Ferguson and his Hillside teammates had a tough time getting to Seventy-First’s Loyd E. Auman Athletic Field Friday night, arriving 40 minutes before kickoff. But once they got on the field, Forte-Ferguson and company had no trouble finding the end zone and keeping Seventy-First out of it, winning 27-0.
Two touchdowns in 50 seconds at the end of the first half propelled the Panthers of Orange High School (12-1) past the Corinth Holders High Pirates (9-4) and into the state 3-AA quarterfinals 42-13 Friday night.
The area's four remaining high school playoff entries pulled a perfecto Friday night, to move into the state quarterfinals where three members of the Big East 3-A Conference are among the last eight 3-AA programs standing. Southern will host Chapel Hill on Friday in one quarterfinal, Orange will host Northern Guilford in another, and Hillside will travel to No. 1 seed New Bern in 4-A in a rematch of the Hornets' season-opener.
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Four area teams remain alive for Friday’s (Nov. 21) 7:30 p.m. second round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association playoffs, but only one can be considered a favorite. Reigning state 3-AA champion Southern is that favorite, as the No. 1 seed hosts No. 8 Clayton Cleveland. Southern is one of three Big Eight 3-A Conference teams still alive after the first round of the playoffs, joining No. 6 seed Orange and No. 12 Chapel Hill, both of whom play on the road in 3-AA action tonight. In Fayetteville, 4-A No. 5 seed Hillside (8-4) will have its hands more than full when it travels to meet No. 4 Seventy-First (12-0).
Reigning state 3-AA football champion Southern got the lowest-seeded opponent it could for a second round state playoff game in visiting Clayton Cleveland (7:30 p.m. Friday). But the No. 1 Eastern Regional seed Spartans might be shaking their heads about that. While Cleveland might be a No. 8 seed, the Rams play like a team that should have been seeded much higher.
Two days removed from one of the worst losses in the last five years, the N.C. Central men's basketball team got just what it needed — a trip home and a big win.
Ralston Turner had career highs of 33 points and eight 3-pointers to help N.C. State beat Tennessee 83-72 on Wednesday night.
For a brief moment Wednesday night, it looked like N.C. Central could be in for a surprise.Barber-Scotia, a Division II program from Concord, capitalized on an NCCU turnover on its first possession and scored the first points of the game less than 30 seconds in. But that was the only lead the Sabers would hold as the Eagles came out on top 108-52 in their first home game in more than two weeks.
Duke got off the naughty list on Wednesday night with a 92-72 win over Oklahoma thanks to senior center Elizabeth Williams.
UNC and Rutgers will meet in the Quick Lane Bowl on Dec. 26 in Detroit.
Panthers rookie wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin is dealing with an injury but said he'd play in preseason games.
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.
The former North Carolina defender led the NFC with 19 sacks last season.
Pro Bowlers Cam Newton and Greg Hardy will be ready to practice when the Carolina Panthers take the field for the start of training camp Friday night. The same can’t be said of often-injured running back Jonathan Stewart. ... Panthers sign pair of offensive linemen to provide depth.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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