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Apr. 18, 2014 @ 06:44 PM

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DUKE"S RODNEY HOOD HEADED TO NBA; COACH K PROMOTES AIDES SCHEYER, CAPEL

Two expected moves became official on Friday when Duke announced that Rodney Hood is entering the NBA Draft and former player Jon Scheyer received a promotion within the staff.

Hood had been going back and forth on his decision whether or not to leave Duke with two seasons of eligibility remaining.

Projected as to be selected in the middle of the first round in the June 26 NBA Draft, Hood decided Thursday to turn professional, a decision he confirmed to The Herald-Sun and which was reported in Friday's paper.

“I want to thank Coach K, the entire coaching staff, my teammates and everyone involved with the Duke program for giving me this opportunity,” Hood said in statement released by Duke on Friday. “Playing at Duke was a lifelong dream. Everything I experienced here has helped me grow and develop as a player and as a person. The fan support during the year I sat out and the year I played was something that I will remember for a lifetime. Now it is time to move on to the next level and chase my dream of becoming an NBA player. Duke played a large part in preparing me for this step and I am looking forward to making the most of it.”

A transfer from Mississippi State, Hood sat out one season per NCAA transfer rules before averaging 16.1 points per game for Duke this season.

Hood was named a captain for the Blue Devils, who went 26-9 overall with a 13-5 ACC record.

Apr. 18, 2014 @ 05:31 PM

Duke women open huge lead over UVa at ACC Championship

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. DEVELOPING STORY ...

 

 


Apr. 17, 2014 @ 10:29 PM

Perfectionist heptathlete Xenia Rahn has 'tough' day

Only moments earlier, North Carolina’s Xenia Rahn completed her first day of heptathlon competition at the ACC Track Championships with a ninth-place finish in the 200. The result left Rahn in second place, with 3,267 points with the final three events to be completed today at UNC’s Fetzer Field and Irwin Belk Track.


Apr. 17, 2014 @ 09:13 PM

Tricia Liston, Haley Peters spotlighted at Duke hoops banquet

The 2013-14 season officially came to a close on Thursday evening for the Duke University women’s basketball team as the Blue Devils held their annual celebration at the Washington Duke Inn. With approximately 300 people in attendance and emceed by Morgan Patrick, Duke gave out 11 awards.


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Mar. 20, 2014 @ 07:14 PM

GALLERY: UNC practices in San Antonio for NCAA

The North Carolina practices at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX in preparation for the second round of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. The Herald-Sun | Christine T. Nguyen

Mar. 20, 2014 @ 10:06 AM

Our Game - Duke and UNC: Episode 18 (March 20, 2014)

It's March Madness as Steve Wiseman and Harold Gutmann preview Duke and UNC's NCAA opening games in the latest episode of The Herald-Sun's Our Game.


Mar. 16, 2014 @ 05:58 PM

GALLERY: Duke loses to Virginia in the ACC Tournament Championship game

Virginia beats Duke 72-63 to claim its first ACC tournament title since 1976. The Herald-Sun | Christine T. Nguyen

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Apr. 18, 2014 @ 06:44 PM

WORST-KEPT SECRET

DUKE"S RODNEY HOOD HEADED TO NBA; COACH K PROMOTES AIDES SCHEYER, CAPEL

Two expected moves became official on Friday when Duke announced that Rodney Hood is entering the NBA Draft and former player Jon Scheyer received a promotion within the staff.

Hood had been going back and forth on his decision whether or not to leave Duke with two seasons of eligibility remaining.

Projected as to be selected in the middle of the first round in the June 26 NBA Draft, Hood decided Thursday to turn professional, a decision he confirmed to The Herald-Sun and which was reported in Friday's paper.

“I want to thank Coach K, the entire coaching staff, my teammates and everyone involved with the Duke program for giving me this opportunity,” Hood said in statement released by Duke on Friday. “Playing at Duke was a lifelong dream. Everything I experienced here has helped me grow and develop as a player and as a person. The fan support during the year I sat out and the year I played was something that I will remember for a lifetime. Now it is time to move on to the next level and chase my dream of becoming an NBA player. Duke played a large part in preparing me for this step and I am looking forward to making the most of it.”

A transfer from Mississippi State, Hood sat out one season per NCAA transfer rules before averaging 16.1 points per game for Duke this season.

Hood was named a captain for the Blue Devils, who went 26-9 overall with a 13-5 ACC record.


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Apr. 18, 2014 @ 04:44 PM

LOVE & BASEBALL

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


T.J. turns pro

A STIR IN THE EAGLES' NEST


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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. 07, 2014 @ 10:06 PM

3 teams, 3 state title dreams: Hillside, Chapel Hill, Orange in Final Four

The 3-A Orange boys, 3-A Chapel Hill girls and 4-A Hillside girls all advanced and return to Crown Coliseum today looking to win one more game and advance to state-championship Saturday on March 15.


Mar. 06, 2014 @ 11:40 PM

Riverside girls come up short against No. 2 SE Raleigh

Southeast Raleigh defeated Riverside 57-47 and will play No. 5 Hillside on Saturday. The winner of that game gets to play for the state championship on March 15.


Mar. 07, 2014 @ 12:03 AM

Hillside upsets No. 1 Millbrook, advances to 4-A Final Four

Zuri White scores 27 points and Justine Lyon 18 as No. 5 Hillside girls rout No. 1 Millbrook in state quarterfinals Thursday night to move on to state semifinal game Saturday at 2 p.m. in Fayetteville.


Mar. 06, 2014 @ 09:29 PM

Unbeaten Chapel Hill girls advance to 3-A Final Four

No. 1 Chapel Hill is a game away from another shot at a state championship. The Tigers beat No. 4 Cameron Union Pines 64-37 in the 3-A girls’ state quarterfinals Thursday.


Mar. 06, 2014 @ 12:02 PM

3-A SEMIS: No. 1 Orange boys advance to Final Four

No. 1-seeded Orange had more flair, both in the introductions and after the ball was tipped, throwing down dunks and offering some pizzazz in a 69-56 win in the East Regional 3-A boys’ basketball semifinals at Crown Coliseum here late Wednesday.


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Apr. 15, 2014 @ 12:33 AM

Gray, Liston selected in first round of WNBA Draft

The ACC dominated the WNBA Draft Monday night and Duke played a major role in that happening.

Two Blue Devils seniors, Chelsea Gray and Tricia Liston, were first-round picks as the seven of the 12 players picked were from ACC schools.


Apr. 13, 2014 @ 11:12 PM

'Unbelievable' comeback lifts Duke over N.C. State

Chris Pollard’s words were harsh. His team’s reaction proved historic.

The Blue Devils responded with five runs in the eighth and scored two more in the ninth with Aaron Cohn’s bases-loaded single delivering an improbable 11-10 ACC baseball win Sunday at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.


Apr. 12, 2014 @ 10:31 PM

Tar Heels down Wake to take 2-0 ACC senies lead at home

Michael Russell’s sacrifice fly scored Adam Pate in the bottom of the seventh, and North Carolina held on for a 4-3 ACC baseball win over Wake Forest Saturday night at Boshamer Stadium.


Apr. 12, 2014 @ 10:12 PM

No. 7 Syracuse stops No. 4 UNC men in double OT

Billy Ward scored at the 2:57 mark of the second overtime period to lift seventh-ranked Syracuse (8-3, 2-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) to an 11-10 victory over fourth-ranked North Carolina (9-3, 2-3) on Saturday evening in the Carrier Dome.


Apr. 12, 2014 @ 08:25 PM

DUELING QBs: Trubisky-Williams battle heats up

Though Mitch Trubisky didn’t have a highlight-reel moment, he led the offense to 38 points during the Blue team’s 38-17 win over the White team, ensuring that the quarterback competition between the redshirt freshman and rising junior Marquise Williams won’t be decided any time soon.


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Sep. 09, 2013 @ 11:13 PM

Nadal tops Djokovic for 13th major title

Hard to believe this is the same Rafael Nadal who was home during the U.S. Open a year ago, nursing a bad left knee.Hard to believe this is the guy sent packing in the first round of Wimbledon in June, losing against someone ranked 135th.


Sep. 09, 2013 @ 06:49 PM

Bulls host Pawtucket for Governor’s Cup opener

To determine who has an advantage in postseason play, Durham Bulls manager Charlie Montoyo looks no further than 60 feet, six inches from home plate. “Pitching is the name of the game,” Monotyo said. “If our starters are going to keep going six or seven innings, that’s pretty good.”


Sep. 09, 2013 @ 06:33 PM

Bulls aim for another IL title

The battle for the International League championship comes down to two franchises familiar with the prize — the Governor’s Cup. The Pawtucket Red Sox, the 2012 league champions, face the Durham Bulls, who are aiming for their fourth Governor’s Cup win in the past 12 seasons, in a best-of-five series that begins today at Durham Bulls Athletic Park (7:05 p.m., Time Warner Cable 151, Me-TV 50.2).


Sep. 06, 2013 @ 11:15 PM

Bulls pitch their way into title series

Durham third baseman Cole Figueroa had a feeling the final out was going to come his way. That was just fine with him.


Sep. 03, 2013 @ 09:50 PM

Bulls make postseason return

The International League playoffs are back at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. After the Durham Bulls missed the postseason a year ago in what’s become a rare occurrence, the team won the International League South Division for the sixth time in the past seven seasons this summer.


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Jul. 12, 2013 @ 11:22 PM

Fanfare-Colleges: A look at Friday's college and other sports news

Orange High School rising sophomore pitcher Bryse Wilson has been named to CBS Sports’ MaxPreps 2013 Baseball Underclass All-American Team.


Jul. 11, 2013 @ 10:57 PM

Fanfare-Colleges: A look at Thursday's college and other sports news

Hurricanes sign winger, goalie and defenseman to one-year, two-way deals ... More ...


Jul. 10, 2013 @ 12:22 AM

The greening of Duke: Rees Jones oversees course remake

The Duke University Golf Course, which is closed through Labor Day, is getting its first major facelift since 1993.


Jun. 24, 2013 @ 04:37 PM

TRIANGLE SENIORS


Jun. 24, 2013 @ 02:12 AM

Eckstein tops Robinson in Championship Flight

Jeff Robinson still remembers the joy of winning the Herald-Sun Golf Classic at age 20 even though it was 32 years ago. Those thoughts crossed his mind while battling 20-year-old Todd Eckstein in Sunday’s Championship Flight final.