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March Madness — in one form or another — is on its way back in 2021, assured Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski in a Wednesday Zoom call. And he likes the team he can put on the floor … more
Duke football is back on the game-week preparation clock following a open date, but not everybody has returned to the practice field. The struggling Blue Devils (1-5) continue to struggle with … more
Conference Carolinas is highlighting some of the biggest achievements in conference history. The 90th anniversary of the formation of Conference Carolinas is on Dec. 6, 2020. This story was posted … more
For North Carolina head coach Mack Brown, his then No. 14-ranked Tar Heels 48-21 rivalry romp over No. 23 North Carolina State on Saturday in Chapel Hill wasn’t a perfect performance but it was … more
BOONE — Zac Thomas tied a career high with four passing touchdowns and he added a 60-yard rushing score to lead Appalachian State past Arkansas State 45-17 on Thursday night. Appalachian … more
Both North Carolina coach Mack Brown and North Carolina State coach Dave Doeren want to see how their team responds to setbacks entering Saturday’s renewal of the instate rivalry. And it … more
Matthew Hurt played the AAU circuit as a 5-star basketball recruit, meaning he faced plenty of top recruits in competition. He played attract enough offers to narrow his list of schools to three blue … more
GREENVILLE — By recent historical standards, the performance of East Carolina’s defense Saturday against Navy’s triple option could finally be marked as credible. After the gory … more
North Carolina is unbeaten and has its highest ranking in more than two decades, even as the fifth-ranked Tar Heels have yet to have a strong performance from their offense and defense in the same … more
Their respective journeys in coaching have led them to high profile coaching jobs within 30 miles of each other, yet David Cutcliffe and Dave Doeren do not get to compete against each other often. … more
Sometimes the natural order of the universe resets man’s altered plans. That even applies to college football schedules in a modern world turned upside down by the COVID-19 pandemic. N.C. … more
Duke’s D.J. Steward grew up with the latest Class of 2020 college basketball five-star recruits in the era of LeBron James. The 21st century also has become increasingly specialized, with … more
It took Mack Brown less than two years to lead a struggling North Carolina program to its highest ranking in more than two decades. Now the fifth-ranked Tar Heels will try to maintain that perch … more
North Carolina State has given itself a chance to have a solid football season. The Wolfpack, reeling from a drubbing at Virginia Tech just two weeks ago, improved to 3-1 on the season with a … more
LSU is out of The Associated Press college football poll for the first time since 2017 and is the first defending national champion to drop from the rankings in nine years. No. 1 Clemson, No. 2 … more
The past two seasons Duke’s basketball lineups dripped with NBA first-round draft talent, but both rosters lacked one crucial element to balance the offensive attack. They needed a consistent … more
ASHEVILLE — North Carolina will begin play in the relocated Maui Invitational by facing UNLV in the Tar Heels’ home state as the tournament begins Nov. 30. The tournament announced its … more
N.C. State showed a new aspect of its offense Saturday as the Wolfpack rallied to beat No. 24 Pittsburgh, 30-29, by using its passing game, particularly vertical threats, to exploit the Panther … more
The pandemic impacted college football season needs another award added to the post-season list: “COVID-19 Coach of the Year.” Virginia Tech’s Justin Fuente is the clear … more
WINSTON-SALEM — Christian Beal-Smith ran for three touchdowns and Donavon Greene returned a kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown as Wake Forest won for the first time this season by defeating … more
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