Sports: College

Apr. 07, 2015 @ 10:10 AM

Jones picks up for his pal and leads Duke to championship

At the bottom of the pile, two young basketball players and old friends embraced, celebrating the championship they had been talking about winning long before choosing to play together at Duke.


Apr. 07, 2015 @ 10:08 AM

Wisconsin fans take to State Street despite loss to Duke

Thousands of Wisconsin fans packed downtown Madison on Monday night, dancing and jumping around, despite a loss to Duke University in the NCAA championship.


Apr. 07, 2015 @ 10:06 AM

A ring for each finger: Coach K wins 5th title

It's John Wooden and Mike Krzyzewski.


Apr. 07, 2015 @ 10:03 AM

Comeback! Duke tops Wisconsin 68-63 for national title

Over a matter of mere minutes, the youngsters at Duke grew into salty old pros.

Call them freshmen. But please, do not call them kids.


Apr. 07, 2015 @ 10:01 AM

Allen's second-half burst keys Blue Devils' NCAA title win

With two of Duke's star freshmen in foul trouble in the biggest game of the season, the Blue Devils found a championship-saving jolt from an unlikely source.



Apr. 05, 2015 @ 07:33 AM

Duke rolls into championship game, vs. Wisconsin

For once, Jahlil Okafor didn't have to contend with constant double teams.

Apr. 05, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Lilly takes 3rd at ASICS Univ. Nationals

Former Lee County Yellow Jacket wrestler Hailey Lilly, now a junior at McKendree University in Lebanon, Illinois, earned her first collegiate All-American honors in February then, last weekend, finished third place in the ASICS University Nationals.


Apr. 05, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Cougar golf team prepares for two upcoming tournaments

The Central Carolina Community College's golf team has two tournaments remaining this spring season.


Apr. 04, 2015 @ 02:45 PM

Connecticut not looking past opposition in Final Four

Four No. 1 seeds are in the Final Four of the women's NCAA Tournament for only the third time, yet there's still a distinctive feel it's really two-time defending champion Connecticut's title to lose. Notre Dame, South Carolina and Maryland merely are a distant best of the rest.


Apr. 04, 2015 @ 12:04 PM

Camels take first two at Presbyterian

Seth LaRue and Brian Taylor both drove in two runs and Campbell clinched its Big South baseball series at Presbyterian with an 8-1 Friday afternoon win.


Apr. 03, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Cadet Plumlee joins brothers, playing in Final Four for Duke

Duke's Marshall Plumlee spends his practices trying to match up with a possible No. 1 overall NBA draft pick and most games seeing only spot duty on the Blue Devils' latest Final Four team.


Apr. 03, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

Duke's Mike Krzyzewski adapts to '1-and-done' world

There was a time when Duke's Mike Krzyzewski led Final Four teams built around players who stayed for years to grow into tournament-tested veterans.


Apr. 01, 2015 @ 03:26 PM

Camels come back to top Duke 9-6

Campbell stormed back with a four-run seventh inning and topped Duke 9-6 on the road Tuesday night at Jack Coombs Field.


Mar. 31, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

On Campus: Wake Tech baseball ranked nationally

Alex Scott (2-0) (Lee County), Zach Burke (3-0) (Chatham Central), Chase Fuquay (CC) and Wake Tech Community College cracked the National Junior College Athletic Association Division II Top 20 poll


Mar. 30, 2015 @ 11:18 AM

South Carolina earns 1st Final Four berth, beats FSU 80-74

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Tiffany Mitchell scored seven of her 21 points in the final 2 minutes and South Carolina beat Florida State 80-74 on Sunday in the Greensboro Regional final for its first Final Four berth.


Mar. 30, 2015 @ 11:15 AM

Maryland ousts Duke from NCAA women's tourney

MARYLAND 65, DUKE 55


Mar. 30, 2015 @ 11:13 AM

MSU, UK and Wisconsin join Duke in Final Four

MICHIGAN STATE 76, LOUISVILLE 70, OT


Mar. 30, 2015 @ 11:09 AM

Duke back in Final Four after 66-52 win over Gonzaga

Mike Krzyzewski is living in the moment with his youngest team ever, not thinking too much about the significance of his latest trip to the NCAA Final Four.


Mar. 28, 2015 @ 05:49 PM

Highlanders take game one at Campbell

Michael Boyle struck out six, Shane Johnsonbaugh knocked in two runs, and Radford topped Campbell 3-1 Friday night at Jim Perry Stadium.


Mar. 28, 2015 @ 10:27 AM

Freshman-led Duke in another regional final, beat Utah 63-57

Justise Winslow says coach Mike Krzyzewski never treated him and the other Duke freshmen like, well, freshmen.


Mar. 28, 2015 @ 10:24 AM

N.C. State loses 75-65 to Louisville in Sweet 16

"Survive and Advance" had become the mantra again for North Carolina State, a tribute to the late Jim Valvano and his improbable championship with the Wolfpack in 1983.


Mar. 28, 2015 @ 10:21 AM

South Carolina holds off North Carolina 67-65 in NCAAs

North Carolina just couldn't protect its late lead.


Mar. 27, 2015 @ 11:51 AM

Just another ACC game when Wolfpack meets Cards? Nope

At first glance, it seems like just another Atlantic Coast Conference game — North Carolina State vs. Louisville.


Mar. 27, 2015 @ 11:44 AM

Arizona, Kentucky and Notre Dame advance to Elite 8

ARIZONA 68, XAVIER 60