Virginia expects tough game vs struggling North Carolina

Football 10/26/18, 12:22

Football film doesn't lie.That's the approach Virginia is taking into Saturday's meeting with North Carolina (1-5, 1-3 Atlantic Coast Conference). On paper, the Tar Heels are the weakest team in the conference, but also one whose talent has been evident in some gut-wrenching losses."The word 'trap' game hasn't come up, ...

Transfers set for key roles in Keatts’ 2nd year at NC State

Basketball 10/26/18, 12:03

Kevin Keatts had a promising start at North Carolina State, from beating nationally ranked powers to getting the Wolfpack back into the NCAA Tournament.His second team will have a very different look.N.C. State lost a high-scoring guard in Allerik Freeman, an all-Atlantic Coast Conference performer in 7-footer Omer Yurtseven to ...

North Carolina public university board has emergency meeting

U.S. 10/26/18, 04:14

North Carolina's public university board is holding an emergency session amid news reports that Margaret Spellings is leaving as president of the state's 17-campus system.In a statement, the University of North Carolina Board of Governors said it would hold an emergency session Friday morning to "consider an executive personnel matter."A ...

No. 22 NC State-Syracuse matchup headlines ACC weekend

Football 10/25/18, 04:09

Things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference in Week 9:GAME OF THE WEEKNo. 22 North Carolina State at Syracuse. One of these two Atlantic Division teams will earn bowl eligibility this weekend when the Wolfpack (5-1, 2-1) visit the Orange (5-2, 2-2). The big question is whether N.C. State ...

ACC coaches have more questions than worries about G League

Basketball 10/24/18, 18:59

Atlantic Coast Conference coaches say they have more questions than worries about the NBA G League option for elite prospects.The G League will offer "select contracts" worth $125,000 next year to elite prospects who are not yet eligible for the NBA, a move that could slightly lessen the handful of ...

Soldier charged after 12-year-old girl’s disappearance

U.S. 10/22/18, 22:14

Investigators worked quickly to track down a Fort Bragg soldier and a 12-year-old girl he had been communicating with online after she disappeared from her grandmother's home overnight, a North Carolina sheriff said.The girl's grandmother woke up Sunday morning to discover the girl was gone, but she found a ransom ...

Restocked Kansas nabs No. 1 spot in Top 25 preseason poll

Basketball 10/22/18, 12:10

Kansas is No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25 preseason poll.FILE - In this March 23, 2018, file photo, Kansas' Udoka Azubuike (35) dunks as Clemson's Gabe DeVoe, left, and Aamir Simms watch during the second half of a regional semifinal game in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament, ...

Former NFL player Rae Carruth out of prison after 18 years

Football 10/22/18, 08:40

Rae Carruth is a free man.The former NFL wide receiver was released from prison Monday after serving more than 18 years for conspiring to murder the mother of his unborn child.The Carolina Panthers' 1997 first-round draft pick was released from Sampson Correctional Institution in Clinton, North Carolina, after completing his ...

Borrego: Hiring female coaches shows NBA trending right way

Basketball 10/22/18, 03:13

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver wants more women throughout the league. He's getting his wish.In recent days, two significant moves were made, with Kristi Toliver being added to Washington's staff of assistant coaches, and Chasity Melvin getting hired as an assistant coach with Charlotte's G League affiliate in Greensboro, North Carolina.Those ...

ACC Rout: No. 3 Clemson tops No. 16 North Carolina St 41-7

Football 10/20/18, 19:20

Trevor Lawrence threw for a career-high 308 yards, Travis Etienne rushed for three touchdowns and No. 3 Clemson turned an expected Atlantic Coast Conference showdown with No. 16 North Carolina State into 41-7 rout Saturday.The Tigers (7-0, 4-0 opened with seven straight wins for the third time in four seasons ...

Syracuse hosts North Carolina looking to stop 2-game skid

Football 10/19/18, 13:59

Syracuse quarterback Eric Dungey has forgotten his last pass. It wasn't so easy to do.Two weeks ago on the Orange's first offensive play in overtime at Pittsburgh after the Panthers had opened extra time with a touchdown, the senior threw an interception in the end zone and trudged off the ...

No. 3 Clemson, No. 16 NC State clash in ACC showdown

Football 10/19/18, 11:56

The Clemson-North Carolina State football series has been one of the most competitive in the Atlantic Coast Conference.It has also been one of the oddest.There have various incidents when the teams meet, including towel stealing, staffers shoving players and rogue laptops on the sidelines.But all of that should be secondary ...

Week 8 Preview: ACC showdown; Heisman Herbert; Auburn slump

Football 10/19/18, 02:46

Follow-ups can be difficult in college football.Backing up a big victory with another one the next week is usually the sign of a true championship contender. A few ranked teams and playoff hopefuls will be trying to do just that Saturday.No. 6 Michigan visits rival No. 24 Michigan State after ...

Harmon making the tough catches for No. 16 Wolfpack

Football 10/18/18, 13:49

It doesn't matter to North Carolina State's Kelvin Harmon whether he's wide open downfield or tussling with a defensive back as the ball comes his way.Just get the ball close, and he's going to make that catch.The junior has developed into the unquestioned No. 1 receiver atop a deep position ...

NC State-Clemson Top 25 showdown headlines ACC’s Week 8

Football 10/18/18, 04:12

Things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference in Week 8:GAME OF THE WEEKNo. 16 North Carolina State at No. 3 Clemson. The ACC's last two unbeaten teams meet with first place in the Atlantic Division on the line. Both teams are coming off open weeks and figure to be ...

North Carolina trooper shot and killed, suspect in custody

U.S. 10/17/18, 22:38

Authorities say a North Carolina state trooper has been shot and killed, and a suspect is in custody. A North Carolina State Highway Patrol release says the trooper was shot while conducting a traffic stop around 12:15 a.m. Wednesday. He died at a local hospital. Bladen County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Larry Guyton ...

Conservationists ask court to step in as red wolf plan looms

U.S. 10/17/18, 13:18

Conservationists told a federal judge Wednesday that an imminent government plan to shrink the territory of the only red wolves living in the wild would hasten the animal's extinction in violation of federal law.Lawyers for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, however, countered that new rules for the red wolf ...

Dabo Swinney, Ryan Finley among ACC’s first-half winners

Football 10/17/18, 12:48

This has not been a run-of-the-mill first half of the season for the Atlantic Coast Conference.Sure, No. 3 Clemson looks as strong as ever, but who saw a change coming at quarterback while the Tigers were undefeated? That's only one of the ACC's surprises that set the pace for some ...

Florida reporting 16 deaths after Michael, other states 10

U.S. 10/16/18, 22:09

Hurricane Michael killed at least 16 people in Florida, most of them in the coastal county that took a direct hit from the storm, state emergency authorities said Tuesday. That's in addition to at least 10 deaths elsewhere across the South. Here are some of the circumstances under which people died: FLORIDA: —Unidentified ...

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