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Sirk making remarkable comeback

Sirk making remarkable comeback

HARLOTTE, N.C. – No candidate possess a better leg up for college football’s unofficial comeback player of the year than Duke quarterback Thomas Sirk. Never mind that he has yet to miss a game.Sirk has made such a remarkable rehab comeback from a torn Achilles’ tendon that...

Close no longer satisfies Virginia

Close no longer satisfies Virginia

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – No need to remind Micah Kiser how close Virginia came to upsetting Notre Dame last year.He remembers Virginia leading the No. 9-ranked Irish, 27-21, in the fourth quarter until Notre Dame scored with 40 seconds to play to snatch victory from the Cavaliers....

Texas could use talent at Louisville fields

Texas could use talent at Louisville fields

Louisville’s returning roster of 17 starters and five players named to preseason watch lists is topped by Lamar Jackson. The sophomore quarterback is on the Maxwell Award list and poised to join the Heisman Trophy conversation, too.Charlie Strong could use a roster like this one...

ACC can top SEC in conference matchups

ACC can top SEC in conference matchups

We all recognize the SEC is the nation’s top football conference, but many of us outside the SEC like to point out that the SEC is largely top heavy.Granted, the SEC has more schools that can annually contend for a national title and it is topped by Alabama’s modern dynasty, but...

Football needs DeVon Edwards more than basketball

Football needs DeVon Edwards more than basketball

Duke defensive back/kick returner DeVon Edwards has added preseason 2016 All-American honors to past post-season awards. He was named a fourth-team All-American kick returner this week by Athlon Sports.The senior is only a 5-foot-9, 180-pounder, but that’s what makes him special...

Coastal Carolina bounces an SEC school

Coastal Carolina bounces an SEC school

Coastal Carolina joined UC Santa Barbara as a mid-major gaining its first College World Series trip to Omaha, Neb., with two-game sweeps of national seeds from Power 5 conferences.The Chanticleers followed Saturday’s 11-8 win over No. 8 national seed LSU with a 4-3 victory Sunday...

ECU last team standing from North Carolina

ECU last team standing from North Carolina

East Carolina baseball shares its home state with four schools that are ACC charter members: North Carolina, N.C. State, Duke and Wake Forest.Its neighboring state includes SEC member South Carolina. The Gamecocks won back-to-back College World Series national titles as recently...

Brey enjoying best coaching run at Notre Dae

Brey enjoying best coaching run at Notre Dae

It’s difficult gaining attention for impressive back-to-back Elite Eight NCAA Tournament runs and an ACC Tournament title the last two years when your basketball program resides outside of Durham or Chapel Hill.But that’s what Notre Dame coach Mike Brey’s teams have managed the...

Representing overlooked side of college sports

Representing overlooked side of college sports

RALEIGH, N.C. – Sometimes we need to be reminded college athletics is about more than the projected high draft-pick that draws all the attention as a soon-to-be multi-millionaire.They are the players fans want to hear about and the media happily feeds to them. Analysts such...

Champ Clemson leads six ACC schools as hosts

Champ Clemson leads six ACC schools as hosts

DURHAM, N.C – The ACC battle of attrition, otherwise known as the ACC Baseball Tournament, finally ended with Clemson routing Florida State 18-13 for the title Sunday at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.“Finally” refers to four-plus hours of rain delays as well as 33 runs scored....