Sports: College

Oct. 30, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

Tar Heels hope improved depth means big things

North Carolina has spent the past two seasons trying to overcome personnel losses that forced coach Roy Williams to keep reshaping the way his team played.

Oct. 30, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

NC State's Gottfried looking for another NCAA trip

If North Carolina State is going to make it back to the NCAA tournament once again, Mark Gottfried's club will have to do it in very different fashion than a year ago.

Oct. 29, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

Duke led by star-studded freshman class

A year after a freshman carried Duke, the Blue Devils are doubling down — and then some — on first-year players.

Oct. 29, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

Danny Manning era begins at Wake Forest

As Wake Forest tries to climb back to relevance in college basketball, the Demon Deacons hope they won't need any miracles.

Oct. 28, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

On Campus: Spears helps carry Lenoir-Rhyne to 8-0

Jarrod Spears (Harnett Central) led Lenoir-Rhyne on the ground with a career-best day, rushing for 195 yards, as the Bears remained undefeated rolling over Mars Hill 45-17.

Oct. 25, 2014 @ 09:29 PM

Area college football

James Madison 48, Charlotte 40

Oct. 25, 2014 @ 09:16 PM

Boston College holds off Deacons, 23-17

Tyler Murphy figures Boston College has already let too many games slip away in the fourth quarter.

Oct. 25, 2014 @ 09:14 PM

Top 25 college football

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Dak Prescott accounted for three touchdowns, Josh Robinson ran for two scores and top-ranked Mississippi State beat Kentucky 45-31 on Saturday.

Oct. 25, 2014 @ 08:37 PM

UNC stuns Virginia 28-27 with late TD

With its high-powered offense stymied throughout the second half and its much-maligned defense in trouble, North Carolina got rescued by a most unlikely trio of players Saturday in a stunning 28-27 victory against Virginia.

Oct. 25, 2014 @ 08:25 PM

Camels edged at Marist for first PFL defeat

Marist’s Atiq Lucas ran for a 31-yard go-ahead score with 2:35 remaining handing Campbell its first Pioneer Football League loss, 27-20, Saturday at Tenney Stadium.

Oct. 25, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

CCCC men’s basketball looks for successful season

“Very, very athletic.”

That’s how Central Carolina Community College men’s basketball coach Doug Connor describes the 2014-2015 team.

Oct. 25, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

Fighting Camels take 4-0 PFL record to Marist

Campbell's football squad heads to Poughkeepsie, N.Y. putting its 4-0 Pioneer Football League record on the line at Marist today. Kickoff is scheduled for 12 p.m. at Tenney Stadium.

Oct. 24, 2014 @ 01:19 PM

Carden helps No. 18 ECU beat UConn, 31-21

Coach Ruffin McNeill doesn't care about impressing the committee that will decide if No. 18 East Carolina deserves a major bowl berth.

Oct. 23, 2014 @ 11:35 AM

Massive cheating scandal at UNC involved athletes

Bogus classes and automatic A's and B's are at the heart of a cheating scandal at the University of North Carolina that lasted nearly two decades, encompassing about 3,100 students — nearly half of them athletes.

Oct. 23, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

No. 18 East Carolina ready for visit from Connecticut

East Carolina hasn't been on a roll like this in quite a while. For these 18th-ranked Pirates, there's really no time to savor it — not with so much more left to pursue.

Oct. 21, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Grossfuss named Lynchburg’s Athlete of the Week

Ben Grossfuss (Lee County) has been named the Lynchburg College “Athlete of the Week” as the sophomore forward scored the Hornets game winner in their 1-0 victory over Virginia Wesleyan.

Oct. 19, 2014 @ 08:47 AM

North Carolina edges Georgia Tech 48-43

North Carolina's season looked sunk after a four-game losing streak marred by penalties, bad defense and inconsistent offense.

Oct. 18, 2014 @ 07:46 PM

Louisville survives North Carolina State 30-18

Michael Dyer rushed for 173 yards, including a game-sealing 46-yard touchdown run with 44 seconds remaining, and Louisville held off North Carolina State 30-18 on Saturday.

Oct. 18, 2014 @ 07:43 PM

Campbell rallies for 28-27 PFL win over Davidson

David Salmon directed two late touchdown drives and Aaron Nichols’ interception set up the go-ahead score to lead Campbell to a 28-27 Pioneer Football League win over Davidson Saturday at Barker-Lane Stadium.

Oct. 18, 2014 @ 07:03 PM

Appalachian State overwhelms Troy 53-14

Appalachian St. 53, Troy 14

Oct. 18, 2014 @ 09:55 PM

Top 25 college football: West Virginia upsets No. 4 Baylor

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Clint Trickett threw three touchdown passes and West Virginia surprised sloppy No. 4 Baylor 41-27 on Saturday.

Oct. 18, 2014 @ 04:39 PM

Duke beats Virginia 20-13 on Sirk's jump-pass TD

Backup quarterback Thomas Sirk threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to David Reeves with 7:23 left and Duke beat Virginia 20-13 on Saturday.

Oct. 18, 2014 @ 03:34 PM

Defense leads Syracuse over Wake Forest 30-7

Syracuse turned to its defense to snap a four-game losing streak.

Oct. 18, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Camels take on rival Davidson for homecoming

Campbell puts its unbeaten Pioneer Football League record on the line today, hosting Davidson for homecoming. Kickoff between the Camels (3-3, 3-0 PFL) and the Wildcats (1-6, 0-3 PFL) is slated for 4 p.m. at Barker-Lane Stadium.

Oct. 18, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Duke, Virginia square off in key ACC matchup

It's a sign of how far Duke's program has come that reaching bowl eligibility has become almost an afterthought.