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Paying back a mentor who opened doors

Paying back a mentor who opened doors

A light drizzle fell midway through the 12th annual Jimmy Raye Youth Foundation free football camp as NFL coaches and players ran kids through drills Tuesday at Raye's alma mater, E.E. Smith High in Fayetteville, N.C.Then-Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton, a...

Blake Proehl motivated to face North Carolina

Blake Proehl motivated to face North Carolina

By Tom Shanahan, CorrespondentGREENVILLE -- East Carolina’s players thrive on chances to show ACC schools they were overlooked, but the Pirates were beaten last week by another team motivated by the desire to prove themselves.North Carolina A&T, a Football Championship...

Two books recommended for Larry Fedora

Two books recommended for Larry Fedora

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The week that was for Larry Fedora and how he could have enlightened football fans while he waved the flag. First, Fedora put up a trial balloon equating American exceptionalism and football during a preseason football tour stop -- the Pigskin Preview...

Ratliff Williams took switch and ran with it

Ratliff Williams took switch and ran with it

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- On every kickoff return, Anthony Ratliff-Williams sizes up many moving parts. All at once he must follow the ball, catch it and scan the field for tacklers, looking for running room. That skill takes a special knack, and the North Carolina redshirt junior has...

Dooley coaches on their sport and profession

Dooley coaches on their sport and profession

CARY, N.C. -- David Cutcliffe called for a show of hands.The Duke football coach was the veteran attending the 16th annual Pigskin Preview presented by the Bill Dooley Chapter of the National Football Foundation on Monday at the Embassy Suites Hotel. While seated at the dais...

Jordyn Adams may have edge on Kyler Murray

Jordyn Adams may have edge on Kyler Murray

College football and pro baseball fans quickly recognized and connected Kyler Murray as having a choice to make once the Oakland A’s selected him with the ninth pick of last week’s Major League Baseball draft.Click here for AllSportsDiscussion linkAfter all, he’s Oklahoma’s...

Brandon Wimbush day to day for Saturday

Brandon Wimbush day to day for Saturday

Here are five key storylines to watch when Notre Dame (4-1) meets North Carolina (1-4) at 3:30 p.m. ET Saturday at Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hill. The Irish are ranked tied for No. 21 with Florida in the Associated Press poll and are No. 22 in the USA Today rankings.BRANDON...

Dog Day Afternoon for Michigan

Dog Day Afternoon for Michigan

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Baseball old-timers like to say one of the sport’s charms is you’re likely to see something happen you never saw before in a game.That axiom was validated in the NCAA Chapel Hill Regional when North Carolina’s “rally dog” ran onto the field to seemingly spark...

College World Series has unpredictable nature

College World Series has unpredictable nature

Coastal Carolina turned NCAA baseball on its head last year by winning the College World Series, but don’t assume two-time national champion Oregon State marks a return to normalcy as the No. 1 overall seed.Until recently, Oregon State’s baseball program, despite its Pac-12...

Eric Montross on Bonzie Colson returning and NBA

Eric Montross on Bonzie Colson returning and NBA

Notre Dame forward Bonzie Colson developed into a double-double machine last season. As an undersized player he drew comparisons to Charles Barkley on his way to first-team All-ACC and third-team All-America honors.The 6-foot-5, 225-pound Colson was so consistently strong that he...