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Sep. 16, 2014 @ 05:58 PM



When Zavier Carmichael realized he’d be playing in major college football games less than four months after his high school graduation, someone in his own Duke locker room was there with calming words.

“I remember talking to him the first week or so,” Duke linebacker David Helton said. “Man, you are going to have to play.’ I was in the same position where…I had to play a little sooner than I thought I would as a freshman. It’s definitely something that’s scary but the more you get into it, it’s fun.”

Now a senior, Helton survived and thrived his freshman season in 2011 enough that, by last season, he led the ACC in tackles with 133.

This season, Carmichael is an important reserve behind redshirt freshman Chris Holmes at weak-side linebacker for the Blue Devils, who will carry an unbeaten record in a game with Tulane on Saturday (12:30 p.m., Fox Sports Carolinas).

Carmichael (19 snaps) and Holmes (35) both saw playing time as reserves in Duke’s season-opening win over Elon on Aug. 30.

Sep. 16, 2014 @ 04:04 PM

Duke notes: Robinson, Brown likely to start

Sporting a 3-0 record for the first time since 1994, Duke will welcome Tulane to Wallace Wade Stadium on Saturday with the Blue Devils wearing throwback uniforms, including helmets, to honor the 1989 team that shared the ACC championship with Virginia.

Sep. 16, 2014 @ 04:56 PM

NCCU: QBs Bell, Billerman vie for starting nod

There is no quarterback controversy at N.C. Central, just a signal-caller selection to make, NCCU coach Jerry Mack said. Quinn Billerman started Saturday against Charlotte and was 5 of 11 for 17 yards before Malcolm Bell got under center with 11:36 left in the second quarter.

Sep. 15, 2014 @ 05:10 PM

ECU can score, Tar Heels know it

UNC's players haven't forgotten how ECU came into Kenan Stadium last year and gained 603 yards in a 55-31 win.

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Aug. 29, 2014 @ 11:24 PM

Gallery-Chapel Hill-South Granville football

Chapel Hill-South Granville football Special to The Herald Sun | Ken Martin

Aug. 23, 2014 @ 10:25 PM

Gallery: Southern v. Capitol Christian

Southern shuts out Capitol Christian Academy of Maryland, 41-0. The Herald-Sun | Christine T. Nguyen

Aug. 22, 2014 @ 10:36 PM

Gallery. Chapel Hill-Riverside football

Chapel Hill-Riverside football Special to The Herald Sun / Ken Martin

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Sep. 16, 2014 @ 03:31 PM

Tuesday Duke football notes

Injury updates on Patrick, Johnson; Where did Shaun Wilson's big day put him in the national scene? and Throwback uniforms

Duke women add international recruit

Duke football Morning After

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Sep. 12, 2014 @ 01:03 PM

GameDay | NCCU

Charlotte vs. N.C. Central


Worst times, best times

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Sep. 14, 2014 @ 08:50 AM

My AP Top 25 ballot: ECU in, Virginia Tech out

ECU's win over Virginia Tech put the Pirates into the rankings and knocked out both the Hokies and Ohio State, 

My Top 25 ballot: Virginia Tech leaps into rankings

My AP Top 25 ballot: Texas A&M replaces Washington

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Aug. 29, 2014 @ 11:16 PM

Granville Central passes its way by Rocky Mount Prep

No matter how many times Rocky Mount Prep practiced facing Granville Central’s offense, it wouldn’t have mattered. Panthers’ quarterback Jay Parker picked apart the Jaguars’ defense, completing 13 of his 14 passes for 245 yards and four touchdowns.

Aug. 29, 2014 @ 01:18 AM

Prep football: Enloe squeaks out 14-7 victory at Jordan

Jordan's Clayton Cockerham's two interceptions, one returned for a game-tying score.weren't enough to derail the mighty ground game of Enloe, which struggled against the Falcons’ nasty defense but squeaked out a 14-7 win on some fourth-quarter heroics Thursday night.

Aug. 29, 2014 @ 03:38 PM

Southern vs. Hillside, 7:30 tonight, NCCU's O'Kelly-Riddick Stadium

It's Southern and Hillside tonight (Friday, Aug. 29) at 7:30 p.m. at N.C. Central's O'Kelly-Riddick Stadium — enough said.

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



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 ...

Aug. 23, 2014 @ 01:50 AM

Chapel Hill proves problem guest in 45-21 win over Riverside

East Chapel Hill transfer quarterback Connor Stough threw for 173 yards and a touchdown, and added a key run on third down which led to an important score before halftime, as visiting Chapel Hill ran over Riverside 45-21.

Aug. 23, 2014 @ 01:50 AM

Jordan comes up short in opener at Leesville Road

A quick start by Jordan fizzled and the Falcons lost on the road 34-12 at Leesville Road on Friday night.

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Sep. 16, 2014 @ 06:04 PM

Blue Devils' fab freshmen began journey with USA Basketball

Two years ago, half a world away, Jahlil Okafor, Justise Winslow and Tyus Jones helped win gold for USA Basketball. While that made the trip to Lithuania successful, it also set the stage for where the three are beginning their college basketball careers.

Sep. 12, 2014 @ 03:21 PM

NCCU’s Moton rounds out 2014-15 basketball staff

N.C. Central University head men’s basketball coach LeVelle Moton has completed his staff for the 2014-15 season as he has named Chris Skinkis to the position of assistant coach, Jake Williams as the director of basketball operations, Derrick Mallison as video coordinator and promoted Justin Bradley to graduate manager.

Sep. 12, 2014 @ 01:14 PM

No. 17 Hokies: Focus key vs. visiting East Carolina Saturday

A victory at No. 22 Ohio State last week vaulted VIrginia Tech into the national conversation again. Their next test comes Saturday when East Carolina (1-1) brings its potent passing game and history of playing Virginia Tech close to Lane Stadium.

Sep. 12, 2014 @ 01:03 PM

GameDay | NCCU

Charlotte vs. N.C. Central

Sep. 11, 2014 @ 08:54 PM

49ers wary of NCCU's explosive Adrian Wilkins

Talk about a guy who’s dangerous anytime — that’s N.C. Central’s Adrian Wilkins. And he’ll have fresh legs against the Charlotte 49ers this weekend.

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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.

Jul. 15, 2014 @ 11:59 PM

Jeter stars in All-Star Game finale, Trout spurs AL victory

Derek Jeter soaked in the adulation from fans and players during one more night on baseball’s national stage, set the tone for the American League with a pregame speech and delivered two final All-Star hits. ... Mike Trout's tiebreaking triple and later go-ahead double that earned him MVP honors. ... Also: Photos ... Box score ... Play-by-Play ... All-time MVP and All-Star Game records.

Jul. 15, 2014 @ 08:14 PM

Former Tar Heel Seager revels in All-Star experience

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.

Jul. 09, 2014 @ 10:26 PM

FC Dallas beats RailHawks

Former UNC soccer players reunited during a U.S. Open quarterfinal at WakeMed Soccer Park.

Jul. 02, 2014 @ 07:47 PM

Patrick Ewing to coach P.J. Hairston

Plus, check out who Duke football coach David Cutcliffe could be coaching:

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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.

Jun. 22, 2014 @ 10:24 PM

Michelle Wie holds on to win US Women's Open

Wie gets first major win

Jun. 22, 2014 @ 10:03 PM

Former Duke player Streelman wins Travelers

One week after missing U.S Open cut, Streelman is a winner

Jun. 22, 2014 @ 09:53 PM

Hutson wins H-S Classic Presidents Flight

Lewis claims first Senior Division title

Jun. 22, 2014 @ 08:52 PM

Brese blows by Roberts to win title

Alex Brese captures Herald-Sun Golf Classic with 6 and 5 win over Matt Roberts