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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Tar Heels use just eight players to blow past overmatched Lipscomb

Posted By on Thu, Dec 8, 2011 at 12:32 AM

CARMICHAEL ARENA/CHAPEL HILL UNC returns to action for the first time in a week, and for the first time all season the No. 18 Tar Heels will try to bounce back from a loss. Photo courtesy UNC athleticsUNC forward Krista GrossTonight’s opponent is Lipscomb (2-8), the third member of the Atlantic Sun Conference the Tar Heels have played this season. UNC (5-1) has had some good rest since a 103-84 loss at Penn State on Nov. 30 in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. The Tar Heels will play a bit short tonight, going with eight players since senior forward Laura Broomfield...

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Tar Heels trump Purple Aces to regain winning form

Posted By on Tue, Dec 6, 2011 at 10:46 PM

File photo by Jeremy LangeRoy Williams can experiment with lineups this month DEAN SMITH CENTER/CHAPEL HILL — Having lost two of its past three games, North Carolina smoked a very poor Evansville team tonight 97-48. The Purple Aces are a bad squad even by mid-major standards, featuring a tiny frontline that at times resulted in normal-sized human beings attempting to defend Carolina seven-footer Tyler Zeller. Harrison Barnes led the way with an easy 17 points, while both John Henson (13 points, 12 rebounds) and Zeller (12 points, 10 rebounds) notched double-doubles. As a team, the Heels held Evansville to just...

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When RailHawk eyes are smiling — Colin Clarke introduced as new head coach of Carolina RailHawks

Posted By on Tue, Dec 6, 2011 at 10:39 PM

Neil MorrisTeam president Curt Johnson welcomes Colin Clarke as head coach of the Carolina RailHawksWAKEMED SOCCER PARK / CARY — The site of the press conference announcing Colin Clarke as the Carolina RailHawks’ new manager took place in one of the hospitality suites at WakeMed Soccer Park, affording attendees a view of bulldozers beyond the east grandstand already busily readying expansion of the park’s facilities. This preview of the stadium’s future was mirrored across the way by the introduction of the newest chapter in the RailHawks' history. The 49-year-old Clarke comes to Carolina following the departure of Martin Rennie to...

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NHL realignment: what it means for Carolina

Posted By on Tue, Dec 6, 2011 at 10:07 AM

Goodbye, Panthers and Lightning. Hello, Penguins and Flyers. The Carolina Hurricanes will have different division rivals as early as next season. The National Hockey League's Board of Governors ratified a realignment plan on Tuesday at their annual meeting in Pebble Beach, CA that both acknowledges the past and looks to the future. Twenty-six of the league's 30 owners okayed a four-conference configuration of teams that corrects for geographical oddities that team relocations and league expansion have caused over the years. Image courtesy CBCIn a proposed realignment of the NHL, the Canes would tussle with new rivals six times a year.The...

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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Penguins push Canes’ losing streak to six

Posted By on Sun, Dec 4, 2011 at 11:57 AM

RBC CENTER (RALEIGH)—The big stars set up the goals. The grinders scored them. And the penalty-killers finished off the last frantic minutes. That’s one of many narratives that a good team can follow to win a hockey game. It is not, however, a chapter that the Carolina Hurricanes can author right now, as they turn the pages of their horror story of a season. Photo by D.L. AndersonAfter two games in the press box, Jamie McBain scored both Canes goals in a 3-2 loss to Pittsburgh.Despite two goals by Jamie McBain, who returned to the ice after two games in...

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Saturday, December 3, 2011

Tar Heels threaten top-ranked Wildcats but fall a point shy

Posted By on Sat, Dec 3, 2011 at 8:26 PM

File photo by Arianna HoffmannBarnes, Zeller and Henson competed ferociously CBS — North Carolina boasts too proud a program to console itself with near-wins, but the Tar Heels unquestionably bolstered their NCAA tournament credentials despite a 73-72 defeat to Kentucky this afternoon. Carolina actually had possession and a chance to take the lead in the final seconds, but Tyler Zeller lost control of the ball in the post and, despite its bouncing fortuitously into the hands of John Henson, the big man’s jump shot was blocked. Depending upon which angle you use to examine the stats, it’s either shocking that...

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Duke women's soccer advances to NCAA final; UNC men host St. Mary's today

Posted By on Sat, Dec 3, 2011 at 9:21 AM

goduke.comKelly Cobb celebrates a goal earlier this season. The Alaska native was profiled in The New York Times Thursday.ESPN3.com—The No. 3-ranked Duke Blue Devils women's soccer team moved one step closer to a national championship with a convincing display in Kennesaw, Ga., against ACC rivals Wake Forest, ranked sixth in the country. Durham native Mollie Pathman scored two second-half goals as the Blue Devils exploited woeful goalmouth defending to thrash the Demon Deacons 4-1 and move to Sunday's College Cup final. The score was a little misleading—not because Duke didn't throughly deserve the win, but because only one goal was...

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Friday, December 2, 2011

Duke men's basketball: reading period

Posted By on Fri, Dec 2, 2011 at 2:47 PM

www.corprew.orgDuke University's undergraduate reading period before final exams doesn't start for about another week, but the graduates begin getting their cram on tomorrow. So now is as good a time as any to get the jump on studying the early returns of the Duke men's hoops team, especially during this weeklong lull between games. If nothing else, what follows is a modest media timeout from the anxious action in your schoolbooks. (And if you need more distraction, English majors, try this LOLcats rendition of T. S. Eliot's "The Waste Land,"—or even, while you pop a couple Vivarin, this limerick version.)...

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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Tar Heels crawl past Badgers in tense, defensive tug of war

Posted By on Thu, Dec 1, 2011 at 2:45 PM

File photo by Arianna HoffmannBarnes rescued UNC, and not for the first time DEAN SMITH CENTER/CHAPEL HILL — The finale of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge featured a pair of top-10 teams, and UNC survived a bodacious challenge from Wisconsin to prevail 60-57 in a game that was long on defense and short on offense. Carolina found itself in an urgent situation after falling to UNLV last Saturday night, given that the contest against the Badgers is followed on Saturday by a trip to No. 1 Kentucky. While no November game can be considered essential, Carolina has entered the teeth of...

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Getting caught watching the paint dry — Hoosiers fence in N.C. State 86-75

Posted By on Thu, Dec 1, 2011 at 8:30 AM

RBC CENTER / RALEIGH — The best thing that can be said about N.C. State’s 86-75 loss to the Indiana Hoosiers in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge is that, judging by the morose reaction of players and coaches, the Wolfpack has in a very short time grown beyond moral victories. Joined by a smattering of Hoosier faithful — including the father and mother of Indiana forward Cody Zeller, brother of Tyler, proud parents who arrived clad in matching half-Indiana red, half-Tarheel blue T-shirts — a boisterous crowd of 16,597 took in a Game in Three Acts. The opening six minutes were...

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