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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Never sleep on black cats or the mysterious Dave Fedora

Posted By on Thu, Jul 25, 2013 at 4:39 PM

Photo by Alexis BairdFive area coaches gathered Tuesday for the largest event of its kind anywhere in America.EMBASSY SUITES/CARY Football, food and frivolity were the order of the day as usual at the Pigskin Preview sponsored by the Bill Dooley Triangle/East Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame. But this time, it was Black cats and a mystery man named “Dave Fedora” who stole the show. A record 430 people attended the event, the traditionally the largest chapter gathering anywhere in the nation with head coaches from Duke, East Carolina, UNC, N.C. Central and N.C....

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Half a dozen locals named gridiron preseason All-ACC

Posted By on Wed, Jul 24, 2013 at 12:03 PM

Six Triangle-area players were named to the preseason All-ACC football team selected in a media vote at the ACC Football Kickoff over the weekend in Greensboro. UNC had four players named in tackle James Hurst, tight end Eric Ebron, defensive end Kareem Martin and safety Tre Boston. Duke players selected were cornerback Ross Cockrell and punter Will Monday. N.C. State, which was picked to finish third in the Atlantic Division, had no players selected and none finishing in the top four in voting for any position. With the addition of Pittsburgh and Syracuse, this will be the first season in...

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Monday, July 22, 2013

UNC and State both picked for bronze, Duke voted last once again

Posted By on Mon, Jul 22, 2013 at 7:03 PM

File photo by Chris BairdThe Tar Heels and Wolfpack will have their annual showdown Nov. 2 in Raleigh.GRANDOVER RESORT/GREENSBORO Clemson is going to beat Miami in the ACC Championship Game on Dec. 7 in Charlotte. At least that’s what 120 media members at the ACC Football Kickoff decided in voting over the weekend, the 120 votes shattering the record 100 cast at the 2010 in Greensboro. For the first time in five seasons, the scribes and talking heads didn’t pick a Florida State-Virginia Tech matchup in the ACC title game, from which the winner will advance to the Orange Bowl...

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Sunday, July 21, 2013

This ACC football season promises plenty of changes

Posted By on Sun, Jul 21, 2013 at 6:11 PM

File photo by Chris BairdThe Blue Devils and Tar Heels will face off once again on Nov. 30 in Chapel Hill. GRANDOVER RESORT/GREENSBORO The preseason talk about ACC Football has started in earnest, and for the first time new members Pittsburgh and Syracuse have joined the fray.The conference is holding its 42nd annual Football Kickoff today and tomorrow, with the media’s predicted order of finish coming on Monday and the preseason all-conference team on Tuesday. The three Triangle-area teams will all have some big changes this season.UNC, in its second season under Larry Fedora, will be bowl-eligible after playing its...

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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Duke announces another tough non-conference women's slate

Posted By on Tue, Jul 2, 2013 at 1:07 PM

File photo by Chris BairdChelsea Gray will get a homecoming game in her senior season.Home games with Connecticut in the Jimmy V Classic and Purdue in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge highlight the non-conference portion of Duke’s 2013-14 women’s basketball schedule announced today. In what has the potential to be a No. 1 vs. No. 2 battle, the Blue Devils will host the Huskies on Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. in a game to be shown on ESPN. The Purdue game is on Dec. 5. The Blue Devils will host several other big-name opponents in Alabama, Vanderbilt and Old Dominion. “We...

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Irish, Terps will total five trips to Triangle this season

Posted By on Wed, May 29, 2013 at 3:17 PM

Notre Dame will be visiting the Triangle twice and Maryland thrice according to the ACC’s 2013-24 women’s basketball scheduling parameters announced today. The conference announced its home-and-home matchups and the other six home opponents for each team in the 16-game schedule. The 2013 Big East champion Irish, Pittsburgh and Syracuse will join the conference for play in the fall. The ACC boasts four of the nation’s top five freshman recruiting classes, with Duke ranked No. 1, UNC No. 2, Maryland No. 4 and Notre Dame No. 5. This season will mark Wes Moore's debut as head coach at N.C. State....

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Friday, April 12, 2013

Duke, UNC women's hoops fly high; big changes leave Wolfpack a mystery

Posted By on Fri, Apr 12, 2013 at 2:25 PM

So the college women’s basketball season is now behind us, and now that all the shouting was over Connecticut is once again the champion — taking out two future ACC members by impressive margins in the Final Four. Don’t worry. It will end someday. I lived in ACC country for the entire Wooden era. Blue Devils primed for a runDuke may very well be preseason No. 2 heading into next season. No more Brittney Griner to worry about, no more Skylar Diggins. Duke has that No. 1 recruiting class now rising seniors and a No. 2 class coming in as...

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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Duke fights hard, but Diggins leads Irish to big second half in 11-point win

Posted By on Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 11:27 PM

CONSTANT CENTER/NORFOLK, Va. It’s Go Time for Duke in women’s basketball. For the fourth time in as many years the Blue Devils are playing for an NCAA Regional title, and although they’ll be underdogs against Notre Dame the odds aren’t prohibitive. ACC champion Duke (33-2) is seeded No. 2 and the Big East champion Irish (34-1) — who will join the ACC for next season — No. 1. Notre Dame has a national marquee player in senior point guard Skylar Diggins, who was named a first-team AP All-American earlier in the day. Duke’s Chelsea Gray, out for the season since...

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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Duke grinds the Corn, fourth straight regional final Tuesday

Posted By on Sun, Mar 31, 2013 at 6:20 PM

CONSTANT CENTER/NORFOLK, Va. Duke will be a solid favorite coming into its regional semifinal game against Nebraska, and the Blue Devils have been great in this game in recent seasons. No. 2 seed Duke (32-2) has won three straight times in Round-of-16 games before being eliminated in the Elite Eight. Photo courtesy Duke athleticsDuke center Elizabeth WilliamsAnd they’ll look to take out the No. 6 seed Cornhuskers (25-8), hoping for a Tuesday night championship matchup with top-seeded future ACC member Notre Dame. The No. 2-ranked Irish (34-1) annihilated Kansas 93-63 in the other first-round matchup on Sunday. It’s the first...

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Duke fights off pesky Cowgirls to earn another regional trip

Posted By on Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 11:55 PM

CAMERON INDOOR STADIUM/DURHAM Duke has made a habit of getting to the NCAA’s Sweet 16 in recent years, failing to get there just once since 1997. Photo courtesy Duke athleticsDuke forward Haley PetersAnd tonight the No. 2 Blue Devils (31-2) will try to punch their ticket again. The opponent is No. 7 seed Oklahoma State (22-10), which will try to stop the Blue Devils from a date with No. 6 seed Nebraska on Sunday in Norfolk, Va. It’s not an easy assignment for the fifth-ranked Blue Devils, since the Cowgirls play in the tough Big XII and are used to...

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Monday, March 25, 2013

Duke hosts Oklahoma State on Tuesday night in scrap to get to Sweet 16

Posted By on Mon, Mar 25, 2013 at 3:11 PM

CAMERON INDOOR STADIUM/DURHAM One last time to protect the home court, then on to brighter lights. That’s what Duke hopes to get accomplished on Tuesday night at 7 (ESPNU), when Oklahoma State visits for the second round of the NCAA Women’s Tournament. File photo by Chris Baird.Duke forward Richa Jackson fights for possession in the first-round win over Hampton. Blue Devil center Elizabeth Williams (1) is in the background.Duke, which brings in a flashy 31-2 record and is ranked No. 5 nationally, will carries the No. 2 seed against the No. 7 seed Cowgirls (22-10). The winner advances to Sunday’s...

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Sunday, March 24, 2013

Duke gets by tough Hampton, hosts Oklahoma State next

Posted By on Sun, Mar 24, 2013 at 6:01 PM

CAMERON INDOOR STADIUM/DURHAM Duke begins another quest today. After three straight NCAA Tournaments in which a great Blue Devil team ended its run in the Elite Eight, perhaps this team is good enough to make a Final Four.Photo by Chris BairdTricia Liston drives to the hoop against Hampton’s Keiara Avant (13) and Olivia Allen (24). Duke’s No. 24 is Haley Peters. Of course no NCAA Tournament run will ever be easy, although at least Joanne P. McCallie’s club gets to start at home. Today’s opponent for the No. 5 Blue Devils (30-2), seeded No. 2 in the Norfolk Region behind...

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Saturday, March 23, 2013

Duke hosts hot MEAC champions in first-round NCAA clash

Posted By on Sat, Mar 23, 2013 at 3:38 PM

CAMERON INDOOR STADIUM/DURHAM Duke begins its quest for post-season glory on Sunday afternoon against an opponent that didn’t have a long way to travel. Photo courtesy Duke athleticsDuke coach Joanne P. McCallieThe first-round opponent for the No. 5 Blue Devils (30-2), who have the No. 2 seed in the Norfolk Region, is No. 15 seed and MEAC champion Hampton (28-5). Game time is 12:05, followed by the other first-round matchup between No. 7 seed Oklahoma State (21-10) and No. 10 seed DePaul (21-11).David Six’ Pirates, who are riding a flashy 19-game winning streak after their fourth straight conference title, lost...

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Monday, March 18, 2013

Duke gets No. 2 seed, UNC No. 3; Pack in state-line WNIT squabble

Posted By on Mon, Mar 18, 2013 at 11:35 PM

Duke is exactly in the spot most people expected for the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament opening this weekend. And maybe UNC got a nice surprise. The Blue Devils and Tar Heels were the only teams from North Carolina in the field when the 64-team bracket was announced Monday night.File photo by Chris BairdDuke's freshman Alexis Jones and UNC senior Krista Gross hope to lead their teams to post-season glory. But a half-dozen North State teams got come consolation a few hours later, as N.C. State received a bid to the WNIT along with East Carolina, North Carolina A&T, Davidson, UNC...

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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Heels fall to Hurricanes in ACC Final

Posted By on Sun, Mar 17, 2013 at 4:50 PM

Anytime you hear North Carolina fans say, “We lost, but I’m proud of our effort,” you know the Tar Heels must have played very well. A fanbase with extraordinarily high expectations typically doesn’t absorb losses gracefully, but today UNC earned praise from even its most irrational supporters despite dropping the ACC Tournament final to Miami 87-77. The Hurricanes defeated UNC three times this season and beat them in historic fashion during the game at Miami. Carolina thus regained its pride this afternoon, earning a slim second half lead before tiring at the end and failing at any point to stop...

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Saturday, March 16, 2013

Down goes Duke; Wolfpack, Tar Heels remain alive

Posted By on Sat, Mar 16, 2013 at 2:47 PM

File photo by Chris BairdThe Wolfpack need Scott Wood to deliver jump shotsPerhaps suffering from a letdown after last weekend’s deconstruction of North Carolina, Duke performed sluggishly on Friday night at the ACC Tournament and fell to Maryland 83-74 for the second time this season. Seeded No. 2 entering the weekend, the Devils shot just 4-for-25 on threes, forcing too many contested shots and failing to establish inside-outside balance. Maryland also pummeled them on the glass and enjoyed a lead ranging from 7-10 points for most of the second half. The big question pertains to NCAA Tournament seeding. Duke had...

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Sunday, March 10, 2013

Jones takes MVP honors as Blue Devils roll to ACC title

Posted By on Sun, Mar 10, 2013 at 7:22 PM

GREENSBORO COLISEUM Whether or not it’s the greatest rivalry in college sports may be up for debate, but it’s the best rivalry in college basketball. Maybe in basketball, period. Photo courtesy Duke athleticsDuke guard Alexis JonesAnd for the second time in just a few hours there’s a “Battle of the Blues” between Duke and UNC. The Blue Devils won the men’s contest pretty easily last night at the Smith Center. Today the women’s squads are squaring off for the ACC championship, in — with thanks to Warren G. Harding — a return to normalcy after last year’s bizarre Maryland-Georgia Tech...

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Su casa es mi casa: Blue Devils torch UNC in Chapel Hill

Posted By on Sun, Mar 10, 2013 at 1:05 PM

File photo by Chris BairdCoach K has won seven of the past nine versus UNC Mike Krzyzewski sometimes refers to his West Point background when discussing his coaching philosophies, and last night fit under shock and awe. Duke marched into the Smith Center and calmly — and cruelly — scored the game’s first 14 points, instilling in UNC a sense of a panic from which the Tar Heels never recovered. Whatever other analysis you read elsewhere, one team took the court prepared to compete and the other simply did not. Carolina never made a serious run. The Tar Heels hobbled...

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Saturday, March 9, 2013

Peters, Liston lead Duke in holding off Seminoles

Posted By on Sat, Mar 9, 2013 at 6:43 PM

GREENSBORO COLISEUM All the pretenders and Cinderellas are gone at the ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament. Photo courtesy Duke athleticsDuke forward Haley PetersThe four teams that are left will definitely go to the NCAA Tournament. So now we’re down to serious business in the semifinals. The first game of the doubleheader features No. 1 seed Duke (28-2) against No. 4 seed Florida State (22-8). Duke, ranked No. 6 nationally, is 6-0 against the Seminoles, ranked No. 23, all-time in ACC Tournament play. And the Blue Devils won the only regular-season meeting 61-50 in Tallahassee on Feb. 22. Duke prevails again but...

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Friday, March 8, 2013

Liston leads Duke, which ousts scrappy Wolfpack with late run

Posted By on Fri, Mar 8, 2013 at 6:23 PM

GREENSBORO COLISEUM The last time Duke and N.C. State met in this building, the Wolfpack pulled a monumental upset. Photo courtesy Duke athleticsDuke guard Tricia ListonAnd it’s kind of same time, same station in the quarterfinals of this season’s ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament. Again Duke (27-2), which is ranked No. 6 in the country, is the tournament’s top seed. State (16-15), which escaped Clemson 56-45 in the first round on Thursday less than 20 hours before Tiger coach Itoro Coleman lost her job, is seeded No. 8. State won 75-73 in this spot last season. And on Jan. 3 at...

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Kastanek leads eight Triangle players on ACC all-academic

Posted By on Fri, Mar 8, 2013 at 12:10 AM

GREENSBORO COLISEUM Marissa Kastanek repeated as the Kay Yow scholar athlete of the year in ACC women’s basketball, leading a group of eight Triangle-area players on the conference’s all-academic team. Duke placed five players on the squad while the Wolfpack had three. No other school had more than two. Wolfpack teammates junior Kody Burke and freshman Ashley Eli also made the team. Duke placed senior Allison Vernerey along with juniors Chelsea Gray, Tricia Liston and Haley Peters and freshman Alexis Jones. Members of the team must have at least a 3.0 GPA from the previous semester and a cumulative 3.0...

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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Duke's Gray, McCallie pick up ACC yearly honors

Posted By on Thu, Mar 7, 2013 at 12:42 PM

Regular-season champion Duke chalked up some more ACC women’s basketball awards on Thursday. Photo courtesy Duke athleticsDuke guard Chelsea GrayAnd once again, the Blue Ribbon Panel and the league coaches have different ideas. Blue Devil mentor Joanne P. McCallie was named coach of the year by the Blue Ribbon panel, while Maryland’s Brenda Frese got the honor from her fellow coaches. And in player of the year voting the Blue Devils’ junior guard Chelsea Gray — whose season was ended when she tore an MCL on Feb. 14 — tied with Maryland junior Alyssa Thomas in the coaches’ poll. The...

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Heels surge past Maryland, prepare for Duke rematch

Posted By on Thu, Mar 7, 2013 at 11:25 AM

File photo by Chris BairdHairston's quick trigger has kept defenses on alert How long can it last? North Carolina’s six-game winning streak now feels less like disaster prevention and more like a genuine run. The Tar Heels (12-5 ACC, 22-8 overall) continue to grow into their new lineup and perimeter-friendly offense, dispatching Maryland 79-68 in College Park last night. No one expected it would prove so easy. Maryland beat Duke (without Ryan Kelly) on its home court this season and entered the UNC contest as a slim favorite. But apart from a turnover binge during one ugly second half sequence,...

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Wolfpack faces a must win; Duke and UNC will wait a day

Posted By on Wed, Mar 6, 2013 at 8:14 PM

N.C. State is badly in need of a victory Thursday afternoon. If the Wolfpack wants to play in the post season, it definitely needs to complete a three-game sweep of Clemson in the first round of the ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament at Greensboro Coliseum. Photo courtesy NCSU athleticsState coach Kellie HarperTop-seeded Duke (27-2) and No. 3 seed UNC (26-5) won’t play until Friday’s quarterfinals. The action starts at 11 a.m. with a game between No. 5 seed Miami (20-9) and No. 12 Virginia Tech (10-19), with that victor advancing to Friday’s 11 a.m. contest against No. 4 seed Florida State...

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Duke's Williams again ACC defensive player of year

Posted By on Wed, Mar 6, 2013 at 7:33 PM

Duke sophomore center Elizabeth Williams has been named the ACC’s defensive player of the year for the second time. Photo courtesy Duke athleticsDuke center Elizabeth WilliamsThe all-defensive team is chosen in a vote of the league’s head coaches. Joining Williams on the five-player unit are teammate Chelsea Gray, UNC center Waltiea Rolle, Miami’s Morgan Stroman and Georgia Tech’s Tyaunna Marshall. Williams and Gray were earlier named first-team All-ACC on both the coaches’ and Blue Ribbon Panel teams along with Stroman and Marshall....

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