FRESHMAN LINEBACKERS STEP INTO DUKE INJURY BREACH, EXCEL
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.
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.
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.
UNC's players haven't forgotten how ECU came into Kenan Stadium last year and gained 603 yards in a 55-31 win.
ECU's win over Virginia Tech put the Pirates into the rankings and knocked out both the Hokies and Ohio State,
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.
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.
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.
These Durham Bullz rallied to win it all.
SOUTHERN RIDES POWERFUL ARM OF HINTON, STINGY DEFENSE TO WIN IN OPENER
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.
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.
Rocky Mount 34, South Granville 0 ... Oxford Webb 39, Granville Central 0 ... Northwest Wake Saints 38, Kestrel Heights 26 ...
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.
A quick start by Jordan fizzled and the Falcons lost on the road 34-12 at Leesville Road on Friday night.
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.
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.
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.
Charlotte vs. N.C. Central
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.
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.
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.
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:
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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