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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Aggies get a very sloppy overtime win over N.C. Central

Posted By on Sat, Nov 17, 2012 at 7:27 PM

Photo by Chris BairdA&T's Mike Mayhew picks up yardage after finding a big hole.O’KELLY-RIDDICK STADIUM/DURHAM Years ago this was an annual meeting on Thanksgiving Day. And later it was known as the “Aggie-Eagle Classic.” N.C. Central is taking on archrival North Carolina A&T in the biggest game of the season for either team. There is no love lost between the MEAC rivals, and both teams come in at 6-4. A&T is coached by Rod Broadway, the most successful NCCU coach in recent history (33-11 from 2003-06) and likely the only man on the planet who has officially worn the colors...

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Tar Heels prevail over LBSU in first road contest

Posted By on Sat, Nov 17, 2012 at 9:42 AM

North Carolina embarked on a western journey that will lead to the Maui Classic next week, and on Friday night the Tar Heels made a pit stop to play a late contest at Long Beach State. After another offensively sluggish first half, they put separation between themselves and the 49ers in the second frame and eventually won 78-63. Carolina won't replicate last season's big scoring numbers, when the Heels frequently topped 100 points. This year, surpassing the 80-point threshold will be an accomplishment. Roy Williams said in the preseason that his club must shoot accurately from deep to compensate for...

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Friday, November 16, 2012

Eagles, Blue Devils, Wolfpack all go for seventh wins Saturday

Posted By on Fri, Nov 16, 2012 at 2:32 PM

File photo by Chris BairdNCCU's Arthur Goforth bursts through a hole in the defense.There are just two Saturdays left in the Triangle’s college football season, and by all accounts it will have been a pretty good year no matter how it ends. UNC, despite all its off-the-field troubles, guaranteed itself a winning season (7-4, 4-3 ACC) to start the Larry Fedora era on the heels of Thursday night’s resounding 37-13 win at Virginia. The other two local ACC teams are both bowl-bound, while N.C. Central has guaranteed itself a winning season heading into its probable finale tomorrow. The Eagles (6-4,...

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Wolfpack scores 102 with eight players in double figures

Posted By on Thu, Nov 15, 2012 at 10:02 PM

REYNOLDS COLISEUM/RALEIGH N.C. State plays the third of its four-game stretch at home to open the season, looking to stay perfect and continue building momentum. Photo courtesy NCSU athleticsState forward Breezy WilliamsTonight’s opponent is Longwood (1-1), which is in its first season in the Big South Conference after a long unintended tenure as an NCAA Division I independent. The Lancers will have several local connections. Their top assistant coach is former Duke forward Wanisha Smith. Durham Hillside product Erin Neal is a senior guard for the Lancers, while Clayton High alumna Jessica Parker is a redshirt freshman forward. The Wolfpack...

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Rountree, Buckland lead Tar Heels into WNIT title game

Posted By on Wed, Nov 14, 2012 at 10:16 PM

CARMICHAEL ARENA/CHAPEL HILL UNC tries to take yet another step toward a prestigious early-season title tonight. Photo courtesy UNC athleticsUNC guard Brittany RountreeThe Tar Heels, who are unranked, host No. 25 Georgetown in the semifinals of the Preseason WNIT for a chance to play either Iowa or Middle Tennessee for the crown on Sunday. UNC won the title in its only other appearance, that coming in 2008. The Tar Heels lead the series with the Hoyas 1-0, but the visitors are familiar with the arena after having won one game before losing to Georgia Tech in the NCAA subregional in...

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Nation's top two recruiting classes headed for Triangle?

Posted By on Wed, Nov 14, 2012 at 7:47 PM

If the experts are right, the top two women’s basketball recruiting classes in the country could well be coming to the Triangle in the fall.All Star Girls Report ranks UNC’s four-player recruiting class as the best in the nation, while Duke’s quartet is ranked No. 2 by Blue Star Report. The Tar Heels’ class includes Diamond DeShields of Norcross, Ga.; Allisha Gray of Sandersville, Ga.; Stephanie Mavunga of Indianapolis, Ind.; and Jessica Washington of Tulsa, Okla. All four are ranked in the top 14 of the class by the All Star Girls Report. The 6-6 wing DeShields — daughter of...

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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Ruffin-Pratt's career best leads Tar Heels over scrappy Dukes

Posted By on Sun, Nov 11, 2012 at 8:21 PM

CARMICHAEL ARENA/CHAPEL HILL UNC hopes to start the season with the championship of the Preseason WNIT, and the second part of that quest is tonight. Photo courtesy UNC athleticsUNC guard Tierra Ruffin-PrattThe Tar Heels topped a good Davidson team 70-59 in the opener on Friday night. And today’s visitor is Duquesne, which drubbed visiting Liberty 63-46 in its opening-round contest. Duquesne was 20-12 last season. This one turns out to be a grinder, with the Tar Heels trailing almost the whole way before escaping with the 62-58 decision....

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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Wolfpack wallops Wake Forest, will go bowling once again

Posted By on Sat, Nov 10, 2012 at 7:48 PM

Photo by Chris BairdState's Tobais Palmer tries to escape a Deacon defender in the open field.CARTER-FINLEY STADIUM/RALEIGH It’s an interesting kind of showdown here in the old Capital City on a perfect fall afternoon. For the third straight week N.C. State is playing for a bowl spot, and this time the Wolfpack’s oldest rival is, too. State (5-4, 2-3 ACC) meets Wake Forest (5-4, 3-4) for the 106th time, and the Wolfpack is looking for some revenge after losing 34-27 last season in Winston-Salem. The Wolfpack has won 12 of the teams’ last 13 meetings at Carter-Finley including two straight....

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NCSU seeks bowl bid, UNC winning season, NCCU playoff spot

Posted By on Sat, Nov 10, 2012 at 2:14 AM

Photo by Chris BairdState QB Mike Glennon prepares to throw as UNC's Shawn Underwood (97) pursues.We’re well into November now, and amazingly every Division I program in the Triangle is still playing meaningful football games. Three more will be played today, and two of them are at home. UNC (6-3, 3-2 ACC) will host Georgia Tech (4-5, 3-3) and its mind-numbing ground attack at 12:30 at Kenan Stadium, with the Tar Heels having a chance to clinch a winning season with a Homecoming victory. The game will be shown on WRAL.N.C. Central (6-3, 5-1 MEAC) will continue its now long-shot...

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Growing pains: N.C. State wins landslide victory over Miami (Ohio) 97-59

Posted By on Sat, Nov 10, 2012 at 12:36 AM

Freshman Tyler Lewis sneaks a peek at his layup during N.C. State's 97-59 win over Miami (Ohio) Friday in RaleighPNC ARENA/RALEIGH—The last time N.C. State opened their basketball season in the AP Top 25 was 2007. Yet, while Duke took their usual place on the ESPN2 TV network for their home opener, anyone wanting to catch a telecast of the highest ranked team in the ACC had to buffer their way through ESPN3. In fairness, even the traffic police outside the [insert acronym here] Arena appeared to be only prepared for the 12,441 who ventured out for last year’s home...

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Friday, November 9, 2012

Balanced Wolfpack breezes past Wofford in season debut

Posted By on Fri, Nov 9, 2012 at 2:54 PM

REYNOLDS COLISEUM/RALEIGH N.C. State looks to get back to the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament for the first time in three seasons, and that quest starts officially today. Photo courtesy NCSU athleticsState forward Kody BurkeThe Wolfpack, which went 19-16 and won one game in the WNIT last season, will take on Wofford (13-18) in the first round of the Sheraton Raleigh Wolfpack Invitational. The survivor advances to Saturday’s championship game against the winner of this afternoon’s second contest between favored Auburn (13-17) and Maine (8-23). Today’s game marks the debut of the Wolfpack’s imposing new 6-5 center Markeisha Gatling, the Athens...

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Sunday, November 4, 2012

Eight players in double figures as Wolfpack rolls in exhibition

Posted By on Sun, Nov 4, 2012 at 9:48 PM

REYNOLDS COLISEUM/RALEIGH N.C. State plays just one exhibition game this season, and it’s against a familiar opponent. Photo courtesy NCSU athleticsState forward Kody BurkeVisiting the Wolfpack’s den six days before the regular-season opener is North Greenville, over which State has won comfortably each of the past three seasons. Kellie Harper’s club will debut several new players in 6-5 junior Markeisha Gatling out of Gulf Coast C.C and Athens Drive High, sophomore transfer guard Len’Nique Brown out of Southern California, freshman guard Ashley Eli and walk-on freshman guard Kaley Moser. And everybody looks good as State wins 111-39....

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Boyd throws five TD passes as Clemson wallops Blue Devils

Posted By on Sun, Nov 4, 2012 at 12:25 AM

Photo by Chris BairdClemson's Charone Peake catches a touchdown pass as Ross Cockrell defends.WALLACE WADE STADIUM/DURHAM Duke coach David Cutcliffe finally has the kind of football game he wanted in Durham. It’s a cold fall evening in November and the game is on national TV. The Blue Devils (6-3, 2-2 ACC) are guaranteed their best season since at least 1994, and are right in the thick of the race in the Coastal Division. And the opponent is No. 10 Clemson (7-1, 4-1), the traditional power of the ACC from back when it had seven teams. It’s not a complete sellout,...

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Saturday, November 3, 2012

Ouch! Virginia shocks Wolfpack with 33-6 romp

Posted By on Sat, Nov 3, 2012 at 5:15 PM

CARTER-FINLEY STADIUM/RALEIGH N.C. State had to wait until the final 15 minutes last season to secure bowl eligibility, but this time the Wolfpack could lock it up with three games remaining. It’s a very cool autumn afternoon as the Wolfpack (5-3, 2-2 ACC) hosts Virginia (2-6, 0-4) on Homecoming day with a chance to get its sixth win. Photo courtesy NCSU athleticsState quarterback Mike GlennonState coach Tom O’Brien was on Virginia’s staff for 15 seasons, while Virginia coach Mike London served on O’Brien’s staff when they were together at Boston College. The Wolfpack is licking its wounds after a heartbreaking...

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Wolfpack, Eagles, Blue Devils all have big home games today

Posted By on Sat, Nov 3, 2012 at 2:50 AM

The best collective college football season in the Triangle in quite a few years continues today, and all three teams who will play are at home. N.C. State (5-3, 2-2 ACC) will host Virginia (2-6, 0-4) at 12:30 p.m., as the Wolfpack looks to gain bowl eligibility for the third straight season. The game will be shown on WRAL.File photo by Chris BairdDuke's Conner Vernon looks for daylight against Florida International.Then at 2 p.m. N.C. Central (5-3, 4-1 MEAC) will host Delaware State (5-3, 4-1) for homecoming as the Eagles look to clinch their first winning season in five years.And...

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