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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

New coach, old result: Canes lose Muller's debut

Posted By on Wed, Nov 30, 2011 at 7:02 AM

RBC CENTER (RALEIGH)—After losing his NHL coaching debut, Kirk Muller was all smiles. But with bloodshot eyes. File photo by Rob RoweCam Ward couldn't deliver a win for coach Kirk Muller's first game. The Florida Panthers prevailed, 3-1."Honestly, I was really pleased," Muller said after his Carolina Hurricanes lost 3-1 to the division-leading Florida Panthers on Tuesday. "We just asked them this morning to bring a good competitive part of your game tonight. We added a couple things, a little change in the system to be a little more aggressive and up ice. So you don't have any time to...

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Monday, November 28, 2011

[Updated] Canes fire Paul Maurice; hire Kirk Muller

Posted By on Mon, Nov 28, 2011 at 10:11 AM

"Mo must go," fans chanted last week during another Carolina Hurricanes home loss. Today, Mo went. At the end of a miserable November, the Hurricanes have dismissed coach Paul Maurice. General manager Jim Rutherford has replaced him with ex-Montreal great Kirk Muller. This is Muller's first head coaching job at the National Hockey League level. Muller has been the head coach of the Nashville Predators' AHL affiliate in Milwaukee this season after serving as an assistant coach in Montreal for five years. Credited with architecting the Canadiens' power play that helped oust a powerful Capitals squad from the playoffs two...

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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Heels go to Vegas, lose their '0'

Posted By on Sun, Nov 27, 2011 at 5:49 PM

File photo by Arianna HoffmannWhere can UNC turn to find the answers? ESPN2 — North Carolina split a pair of games this weekend, beating a moribund South Carolina team on Friday and then losing to UNLV the following night. The Tar Heels entered the weekend as a clear favorite to win both of their games — the Runnin’ Rebels defeated USC on Friday to set up the final match-up — but simply were overwhelmed by UNLV’s torrid shooting and their own lackluster play on both ends of the court. Let’s begin with the 90-80 defeat to the Runnin’ Rebels. Collectively,...

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Shegog, White lead as short-handed Tar Heels foil Kennesaw State

Posted By on Sun, Nov 27, 2011 at 5:02 PM

CARMICHAEL ARENA/CHAPEL HILL UNC comes back from its Thanksgiving break to complete its five-game homestand, and the Tar Heels are going to play shorthanded. Photo courtesy UNC athleticsUNC center Chay ShegogGuard Latifah Coleman suffered a torn ACL in her left knee on Tuesday against Presbyterian and will be out for the season. And there are new injuries. Laura Broomfield is out with an injury to her left foot and Shannon Smith is out with a pulled hamstring. That leaves eight players to take on Kennesaw State today, so both freshmen Megan Buckland and Brittany Rountree will get the start. KSU...

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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Wolfpack scores the last 42 points to lock up a bowl bid

Posted By on Sat, Nov 26, 2011 at 4:50 PM

Photo by Al DragoN.C. State quarterback Mike Glennon was 36 for 55 in passing and threw for five touchdowns. CARTER-FINLEY STADIUM/RALEIGH N.C. State comes into its final game of the regular season with a pretty clear mission. Win. That’s what State will have to do today against recent nemesis Maryland, who kept the Wolfpack out of the ACC title game with a comeback victory in College Park last year and dumped a losing season on State in 2007, Tom O’Brien’s first-year as head coach. State can’t have a losing season, but because of a weak schedule needs a victory to...

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Friday, November 25, 2011

Saturday is last-chance day for everyone in Triangle ACC football

Posted By on Fri, Nov 25, 2011 at 11:56 AM

FIle photo by Al DragoN.C. State Coach Tom O'Brien prepares to lead his team onto the field in a game earlier this season. Saturday will be the final day of college football’s regular season in the Triangle, and there are still a couple of major questions to be answered. Can N.C. State win one more home game in which it’s favored and earn itself a bowl bid? Is it Everett Withers’ last home game as head coach at UNC, and can he go out a winner — or will Duke finally get a chance to paint the Victory Bell for...

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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Canes fall in Cole's return

Posted By on Thu, Nov 24, 2011 at 11:50 PM

RBC CENTER, RALEIGH—A little more than a week ago, the Carolina Hurricanes played one of their worst games in memory, losing 4-0 in Montreal. But after playing three fairly inspired games since then, the Canes were looking forward to exorcising the Canadiens in Raleigh on Thanksgiving Eve. Close, but no cigar. Photo by D.L. AndersonAnthony Stewart's fourth goal of the year gave Carolina an early 2-0 lead over Montreal. They couldn't hold it though.Actually “The Cigar” might be a great nickname for one Erik Cole, who visited Raleigh for the first time as a Montreal player, disorientatingly wearing no. 72....

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Pack places five in double figures in romp over Jacksonville

Posted By on Wed, Nov 23, 2011 at 10:14 PM

REYNOLDS COLISEUM/RALEIGH N.C. State is back home for a Thanksgiving Eve meeting with Jacksonville, and all things considered there’s an active and enthusiastic crowd in the house. The deeper Wolfpack has started the season on a hot streak.Photo by Chris BairdState's Bonae Holston drives to the hoop.State is 3-0 for the first time under third-year coach Kellie Harper, and is looking for its first 4-0 start in 10 years. Jacksonville, of the Atlantic Sun Conference, is 0-3 for just the third time in school history. The streaks hold up pretty convincingly in this one, as State rolls to an 80-42...

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Reggie Bullock awakens for Heels in another blowout victory

Posted By on Wed, Nov 23, 2011 at 12:00 AM

File photo by Arianna HoffmannReggie Bullock is among UNC's best shooters DEAN SMITH CENTER/CHAPEL HILL — Through the first three games of the season, North Carolina’s frontcourt led the way offensively. And not in addition to, but instead of its perimeter scorers. The imbalance tilted in the opposite direction tonight, however, as UNC heated up from the three-point stripe to blast Tennessee State 102-69. Reggie Bullock became the story of the game. A sophomore whose freshman season was cut short due to a knee injury, Bullock stroked home 23 points on an improbable 6-for-7 from long range. Bullock has become...

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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Henson’s double-double lifts Heels past MVSU

Posted By on Sun, Nov 20, 2011 at 5:32 PM

Tarheelblue.comHenson's inside scoring has been shocking DEAN SMITH CENTER/CHAPEL HILL — Through the first three games of the season, John Henson appears to be a legitimate contender for All-America and perhaps even National Player of the Year honors. Henson served up 18 points, 14 rebounds, three assists and a block against outmatched Mississippi Valley State in a 101-75 victory this afternoon. Remember two years ago ago when Henson was a gangly freshman playing out of position on the wing? The junior big man now has blossomed into arguably the best player on a loaded team, improving his turnaround jump shot...

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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Wolfpack demolishes Clemson 37-13. No, really. Seriously.

Posted By on Sat, Nov 19, 2011 at 9:09 PM

CARTER-FINLEY STADIUM/RALEIGH N.C. State has three major motivations as the Wolfpack hosts No. 7 Clemson on one of those beautiful fall days for football. 1. It’s homecoming.2. It’s the annual “Textile Bowl,” and3. If State doesn’t win today, this will be its only bowl game this season. Photo courtesy NCSU athleticsState LB Terrell ManningTeams generally have to win six games to qualify for post-season play in the Football Bowl Subdivision, but since State played two FCS level teams in Liberty and South Alabama — which will officially move up to the big division next season — it will have to...

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The youthful blue machine of Duke women's soccer; Blue Devils advance to NCAA final 16 with 7 other ACC teams

Posted By on Sat, Nov 19, 2011 at 3:30 PM

goduke.comKelly Cobb and Kaitlyn Kerr (in background) celebrate a goal earlier this season.KOSKINEN STADIUM/ DURHAM—It was my first night catching the Duke women's soccer team. What took me so long? A well-organized, cool-headed squad that features a strong defense, deadly wing play and a slick customer in the playmaking role, this is probably the most aesthetically pleasing team I've seen in the area this year. Duke women's soccer? Wait, isn't Anson Dorrance's UNC juggernaut the only game in town? Not likely. Duke is ranked third in the country (but No. 1 on the RPI) and the holder of the top...

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Duke men's basketball downs Davidson, celebrates Krzyzewski milestone

Posted By on Sat, Nov 19, 2011 at 6:00 AM

www.goduke.comCAMERON INDOOR STADIUM/ DURHAM—With about five seconds left in the first half last night, and Duke leading Davidson by one point, the Blue Devils ran a little set play in which a driving Austin Rivers was either supposed to lob the ball to Ryan Kelly cutting along the baseline to the basket, or perhaps just shoot it himself and trust Kelly to pull down the rebound if he missed. But the freshman Rivers misunderstood his assignment. Instead he made a bounce pass to Kelly. Kelly, of course, wasn't looking for it, and it went behind him and out of bounds...

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Friday, November 18, 2011

Williams has double-double in home debut as Duke rolls Auburn

Posted By on Fri, Nov 18, 2011 at 4:11 PM

CAMERON INDOOR STADIUM/DURHAM Duke finally opens at home with an unusual noon game, a week after the No. 9 Blue Devils’ road victory at Brigham Young. Photo courtesy Duke athleticsDuke center Elizabeth WilliamsThe Blue Devils will take on Auburn (2-0), where Duke coach Joanne P. McCallie had her last college assistant coaching job. Nell Fortner’s Tigers are the best visiting team to come to the Triangle so far this season, going 16-16 and playing in the WNIT last season. Duke leads the all-time series 4-0 after winning 75-62 on The Plains last season. No. 8 Duke gets a dominant game...

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Canes mutiny: anticipating changes on and off the ice

Posted By on Fri, Nov 18, 2011 at 9:11 AM

The classic road-trip carol "Over the River and Through the Woods" has taken on a new meaning for the Carolina Hurricanes this Thanksgiving. It describes the route they'll have to take to get back to respectability in the National Hockey League. It also might describe where authorities will be looking for coach Paul Maurice next week. Photo by D.L. AndersonCoach Paul Maurice (center) gathers the Canes at a preseason practice? Will someone else be standing at the center of this picture soon?Only the Columbus Blue Jackets and New York Islanders have fewer points than the Canes, and the Islanders are...

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Wolfpack faces do-or-die game, Duke looks for an upset

Posted By on Fri, Nov 18, 2011 at 12:31 AM

Following UNC’s near upset in the 24-21 loss at No. 9 Virginia Tech Thursday night, the Triangle’s other two ACC teams will also be underdogs when they hit the field Saturday. Photo courtesy NCSU athleticsState coach Tom O'BrienThe big one is at Carter-Finley Stadium, where N.C. State (5-5, 2-4) has its last chance to save its bowl eligibility with an upset of No. 7 Clemson (9-1, 6-1) in the annual Textile Bowl at 3:30 p.m. Before that one kicks off, Duke (3-7, 1-5 ACC) will look to get some momentum for its season finale against the Tar Heels when it...

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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Underdog Tar Heels visit No. 9 Virginia Tech tonight

Posted By on Thu, Nov 17, 2011 at 1:30 AM

UNC will be going to a bowl game this season, something that’s assured since the Tar Heels have a 6-4 record (2-4 ACC). Photo courtesy UNC athleticsUNC coach Everett WithersAnd tonight at 8, Everett Withers’ club gets a say in just how prestigious that bowl trip will be. The Tar Heels will be at Lane Stadium to take on No. 9 Virginia Tech (9-1, 5-1), which is looking to take a big step toward a Coastal Division title. The Hokies, 10 1/2-point favorites, lead the series 17-10-6. Tech won 26-10 last season in Chapel Hill, but the Tar Heels won...

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Painter, Johnson unlikely heroes for State in win over Princeton

Posted By on Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 10:52 PM

Courtesy: NCSUDeShawn Painter RBC CENTER/ RALEIGH—Three stars of the 60-58 win by the N.C. State Wolfpack men over Princeton tonight: 3) Alex Johnson, whose 5 points all came in the final four minutes, including State's only 3 of the game. It came with 1:57 left and broke a 55-55 tie. Johnson, pressed into service for 37 minutes after Scott Wood limped off with a sprained ankle after just two minutes, is a graduate student who came to State from Cal State-Bakersfield with his fourth year of eligibility in his pocket. 2) Lorenzo Brown, without whom there wouldn't have been any...

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Rountree, Broomfield lead Tar Heels to yet another romp

Posted By on Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 10:08 PM

CARMICHAEL ARENA/CHAPEL HILL UNC looks to extend its November winning streak to 53 games tonight, playing a third straight home game to start the season. Photo courtesy UNC athleticsUNC guard Brittany RountreeThe opponent is UNC Greensboro (0-1) which has a very familiar coach to Tar Heel followers in her first season at the Spartan helm. That’s Wendy Palmer, who was an All-American at Virginia after an All-American career at Roxboro’s Person High. Sylvia Hatchell’s team leads the series 9-0 and will be an easy favorite tonight. The No. 19 Tar Heels have won their first two games by an average...

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Flyers subdue Canes despite Dwyer's two shorties, 5-3

Posted By on Tue, Nov 15, 2011 at 9:37 AM

RBC CENTER, RALEIGH—The Jeff Skinner bobbleheads arrived late. And so did the Carolina Hurricanes. Photo by D.L. AndersonAre the Canes wearing out Cam Ward? He lasted only halfway through the 5-3 loss to the Flyers on Monday.The Canes fell convincingly to the Philadelphia Flyers, 5-3, on a night when Skinner was honored by a giveaway commemorating his Calder Trophy-winning rookie season last year. But the shipment of figurines didn’t get to the rink until the game was well underway, and had to be distributed to dejected fans filing out after another disappointing loss. Anyone calling Saturday night’s win over Pittsburgh...

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UNC men's soccer takes No. 1 seed in NCAA tourney; how good are they?

Posted By on Tue, Nov 15, 2011 at 9:03 AM

David FellerathUNC's defense repels another Boston College attack on Nov. 13, 2011WAKEMED SOCCER PARK/ CARY—The UNC men's team doesn't always play attractive soccer, but they're very difficult to beat. It's essentially a team of bruisers, of tightly coiled holding midfielders. But the third-ranked Tar Heels are a tough nut to crack. And lethal. On Sunday, the Eagles of Boston College were unable to find a solution, falling 3-1 as UNC forward Ben Speas scored two goals—including a controversial one—and assisted on a third en route to being named tournament MVP. On Monday, the Tar Heels received the top seed in...

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Monday, November 14, 2011

Carolina RailHawks coaching search enters final stages; MLS friendly in the works

Posted By on Mon, Nov 14, 2011 at 12:02 PM

A month removed from the end of the Carolina RailHawks 2011 season, and with it the departure of manager Martin Rennie to become head coach for the Vancouver Whitecaps of Major League Soccer, the search for RailHawks’ new gaffer has reached its final stages. When Vancouver announced Rennie’s hire in August, RailHawks’ management indicated at the time they hoped to tab his replacement by early November. That informal deadline has passed as speculation continues to churn. Speaking to Triangle Offense, RailHawks’ president Curt Johnson says the club now anticipates making an official announcement within the next couple of weeks, most...

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Former hitting coach Rodriguez is Mudcats' new skipper

Posted By on Mon, Nov 14, 2011 at 11:20 AM

Edwin Rodriguez is coming back to Zebulon. Photo courtesy Carolina MudcatsMudcats manager Edwin RodriguezThe Carolina Mudcats announced Monday that the former Florida Marlins skipper, who was hitting coach for the Southern League Mudcats in 2004, will manage the club’s first Carolina League team in 2012. Rodriguez, 51, was 78-85 over parts of two seasons with the Marlins from June 23, 2010 to June 18, 2011. Before becoming the first Puerto Rican-born manager in Major League history, he was with the Mudcats club in 2004 that finished 73-66, later managing the rookie Gulf Coast League Marlins (2005-2006), Class A Greensboro Grasshoppers...

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Canes fend off Penguins in gut-check game

Posted By on Mon, Nov 14, 2011 at 9:54 AM

RBC CENTER, RALEIGH—The all-stars finally all looked like all-stars. The coach finally pushed the right buttons. And the Carolina Hurricanes finally played a game worth more than the ticket price. Carolina's newest winger Eric Staal scored his first even-strength goal of the year, Jeff Skinner notched his team-leading seventh goal and set up two others, and Cam Ward was dazzling between the pipes as the Canes knocked off the conference-leading Pittsburgh Penguins 5-3 in Raleigh on Saturday night. Tuomo Ruutu scored twice in the waning minutes of the second period to stake the Canes to a 3-0 lead and, after...

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Sunday, November 13, 2011

They oughta sell tickets - N.C. State grounds Morehead State Eagles, 91-61

Posted By on Sun, Nov 13, 2011 at 11:44 PM

Neil MorrisSeeing red at N.C. State's 91-61 win over Morehead StateRBC CENTER/RALEIGH—Considering N.C. State’s home clash against the Morehead State Eagles was game one of something called the TicketCity Legends Classic, there were an awful lot of tickets left unclaimed by the hometown (un)faithful. Officially, an announced crowd of 10,082 watched the Wolfpack out-everything Morehead State 91-61. However, a large number of those fans must have come disguised as empty red seats. This was the Wolfpack’s second straight contest against teams that qualified for last season’s NCAA Tournament. But, while the Eagles finished the 2010-11 season with a 25-10 record...

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