Dec. 19, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Duke drought: Looking for 1st bowl win since 1961

During its recent rise to relevance, Duke has taken care of a bunch of first-in-a-long-time things.

Dec. 18, 2014 @ 11:34 PM

High school hoop scoreboard

Boys basketball
Overhills 78, Southern Lee 70

Dec. 18, 2014 @ 11:22 PM

Vikings top Lee County from long range, 62-56

Malik Crawford and Robert Collins scored 20 points each as Union Pines hosted Lee County for an early-season, but key, Cape Fear Valley Conference game Thursday night.

Dec. 18, 2014 @ 03:50 PM

Area scores: Vikings beat Southern Lee on the mat, go to 4-0 in CFVC


Union Pines 69, Southern Lee 11

Dec. 18, 2014 @ 12:02 PM

Turner nets 33 as Wolfpack beats Tennessee

Ralston Turner knew he'd get plenty of open perimeter looks against Tennessee's zone defense.

Dec. 18, 2014 @ 11:58 AM

Thomas, Dragic lead Suns over Hornets, 111-106

Goran Dragic said he hates to miss any game.

He said the angst is even worse when his team is in the midst of a losing streak.

Dec. 18, 2014 @ 11:56 AM

Elon hands Lady Camels their first home loss, 77-51

For the first time this season, Campbell fell at home as Elon came away with a 77-51 win inside Gore Arena Wednesday afternoon.

Dec. 18, 2014 @ 11:49 AM

Campbell holds off SIUE 70-65 for third win in four outings

Reco McCarter had a double-double and Campbell made 8 of 10 free throws in the last 2:49 to defeat Southern Illinois Edwardsville 70-65 Wednesday night at Gore Arena.

Dec. 18, 2014 @ 11:39 AM

Pittsburgh getting well with Wright back

Pittsburgh 65, Manhattan 56

Dec. 18, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Ask the Goat: VESPA Power Products

Many of you have asked me why I take VESPA. Well, here is why: What is VESPA? According to creator Peter Defty’s website

Dec. 18, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Yellow Jacket Holiday Classic lineup is set

Both defending champs and both runners-up from last year’s tournament will be in the fields for the Yellow Jacket Holiday Basketball Classic Dec. 26, 27 and 29 at Lee County High School.

Dec. 17, 2014 @ 05:08 PM

Bennett leads easy Lady Jacket win

Junior point guard Shantel Bennett ran a clinic on the basketball court for Lee County Tuesday night.

Dec. 17, 2014 @ 12:43 PM

No. 24 Tar Heels beat Spartans 79-56

North Carolina is still trying to sort out what kind of team it can be. That's why coach Roy Williams is eager to get his team back on the practice court after a busy first half of December.

Dec. 17, 2014 @ 12:38 PM

Charlotte edges CofC in OT

Charlotte 90, College of Charleston 85 - OT

Dec. 17, 2014 @ 12:21 PM

No. 16 Oregon St. beats No. 6 North Carolina 70-55

Oregon State's trip across the country yielded its biggest regular-season win in two decades.

Dec. 17, 2014 @ 12:13 PM

N.C. State appreciates Bitcoin Bowl after missing out in '13

This December feels a little more normal for North Carolina State.

Dec. 17, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Tar Heels' struggling defense gets 1 more shot

North Carolina's defense was a mess most of the season, giving up chunks of yardage and bunches of points to turn nearly every game into a shootout.

Dec. 16, 2014 @ 04:58 PM

Vikings go 4-1 at Baddest Cat on the Mat


Baddest Cat on the Mat

Dec. 17, 2014 @ 12:09 PM

Stallions sweep East Lee

SanLee Middle School's two basketball teams claimed the first two in-county victories of the Lee-Harnett Athletic Conference season Monday on the Stallions' home court.

Dec. 16, 2014 @ 12:31 PM

James, Love lead Cavaliers over Hornets 97-88

LeBron James and Kevin Love were at the top of their game Monday night.

Dec. 16, 2014 @ 12:28 PM

Saints beat Bears 31-15, grab South lead

Turns out all Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints needed to solve their problems was to show up in Chicago.

Dec. 16, 2014 @ 12:27 PM

Ga. Tech rebounds vs. Appalachian St.

Georgia Tech 70, Appalachian St. 57

Dec. 16, 2014 @ 12:20 PM

Okafor helps No. 2 Duke beat Elon 75-62

Jahlil Okafor's best performance came on a night No. 2 Duke was at its worst.

Dec. 16, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Six martial artists earn karate black belts

Rachel Spoon of Pittsboro was awarded a third-degree black belt and five other students received first-degree black belts from South Eastern Karate Association when the school held its quarterly examinations earlier this fall.

Dec. 16, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

On Campus: Murr scores career high for Truett-McConnell

Anna Murr (Grace Christian) is quickly making a name for herself at Truett-McConnell College.