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Irish take ACC

Jerian Grant scored 24 points and No. 11 Notre Dame took over with a 26-3 second-half run to rally past No. 19 North Carolina 90-82 on Saturday night in the …


Quick start allows Rutgers to cruise at Quick Lane Bowl

DETROIT – Josh Hicks and the Rutgers Scarlet Knights capped their first season in the Big Ten with a dominating effort in the inaugural Quick Lane Bowl. The freshman running …


Columnist Norman Chad says Florida State, North Carolina are embarrassments to higher learning

We already know that the new College Football Playoff to crown a national champion is rigged. (I said as much last month – I believe my exact words were, “The …


Flyers rally past Penguins after tribute

NHL: R.J. Umberger and Matt Read scored 2 minutes apart in the third period to lift the visiting Philadelphia Flyers past the Pittsburgh Penguins, 5-3. Though the game featured two …


Paul Newberry: It’s time for NCAA to end charade

It’s been another glorious week in college athletics. Alabama’s Nick Saban finalized a new contract worth nearly $7 million a year, only to get one-upped – or should we say …


Cookbook Review: ‘Handmade Gatherings’ makes entertaining easy, fun

‘Handmade Gatherings: Recipes & Crafts For Seasonal Celebrations & Potluck Parties’ By Ashley English (Roost Books, $34.95)


UNC women win away from reunion with Hatchell

Diamond DeShields escaped two close calls with injury to score 19 points, leading North Carolina one win closer to a sweet reunion with healing coach Sylvia Hatchell by beating top-seeded …


Duke, NC square off

No. 7 Duke is looking for ways to make up for a series of backcourt-crippling injuries. No. 14 North Carolina is still trying to solve some of its up-and-down ways. …


Tough stretch for Duke

North Carolina coach Roy Williams went into last week’s pregame meal thinking a winter storm wouldn’t prevent Duke from getting to the Smith Center for the latest installment in the …


Duke-UNC postponed

Wednesday’s rivalry game between No. 8 Duke and North Carolina was postponed due to a storm that brought enough snow and ice to paralyze many area roads. The game will …


Tar Heels end Belk Bowl jinx

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – When North Carolina freshman Ryan Switzer reported to training camp in August he was a little miffed to learn he was third on the depth chart at …


Tar Heels No. 1 seed in NCAAs

OMAHA, Neb. – As good as the record-setting Vanderbilt baseball team has been this season, North Carolina has been just a little bit better. That was the opinion of the …


North Carolina coach Williams rests after kidney surgery

North Carolina men’s basketball coach Roy Williams (pictured right) has begun recovering from surgery Wednesday to remove a tumor from his right kidney and is expected to be on the …


Former high school teammates on opposite sides on Sunday

GREENSBORO, N.C. – As Harrison Barnes and Doug McDermott won state basketball championships together as high school teammates in Iowa, Barnes became one of the nation’s top recruits while McDermott …


Missouri beats North Carolina in Independence Bowl

SHREVEPORT, La. – Missouri made its final football game as a member of the Big 12 a success. James Franklin ran for two touchdowns and threw for another, and the …


Graves compares Vandersloot to Stiles

It’s a credit to Gonzaga coach Kelly Graves that he can tell a tale so well his team understands what he’s talking about even if they don’t know what he’s …


Blanchette: Perfect storm draws big Arena crowds

I was ready to concede that the very concept of attending women’s basketball games was hatched right here in our city until I peeked into the Spokane Arena during the …


GU women, Stanford get rematch in Elite Eight

The faces haven’t changed but the teams have. Though Stanford and Gonzaga played four months ago, the teams that square off tonight for a berth in the Final Four of …


Kentucky reaches Final Four with win over North Carolina

NEWARK, N.J. – Kentucky had fallen one agonizing game short last season of reaching a Final Four it had seemed destined to reach, then lost five players who were first-round …


Blanchette: Bekkering steps up when Zags need new star

Say, that wasn’t entirely the Gonzaga group hug everyone began anticipating. For a few minutes there, throats couldn’t have been tighter if a drill sergeant with a toothbrush and latrines …


Stanford slips past Tar Heels to set up final with Zags

A fourth straight trip to the Final Four is within Stanford’s reach. A national championship? That, too, is in sight.


North Carolina dismantles Marquette in men’s Sweet 16

NEWARK, N.J. – Catch ’em if you can. After repeated early, deep deficits this postseason, North Carolina flipped the script Friday night, dismantling Marquette 81-63 in an East Regional semifinal …


Point guards are talk of the town in Spokane Regional

Like the pitcher in baseball and the quarterback in football, everything starts with the point guard in basketball. That’s why the Arena is the place to be tonight for the …


Stanford vs. North Carolina in women’s nightcap

Top-seeded Stanford plays North Carolina in the second game of the Spokane Regional at the Arena on Saturday night.


Cavaliers continue downward spiral with loss to Mavericks

NBA: Over one season or two, no team in NBA history has lost as many games in a row as these Cleveland Cavaliers. The surging Mavericks beat Cleveland 99-96 on …


In brief: Vanderbilt upsets No. 8 North Carolina

College Basketball: Jenkins scored 16 points, and Festus Ezeli and Jeffery Taylor each had 15 to lead Vanderbilt to a 72-65 win over reeling No. 8 North Carolina on Sunday …


Gunman at nursing home kills eight in rampage

CARTHAGE, N.C. – A lone gunman burst into a North Carolina nursing home Sunday morning and started “shooting everything,” barging into the rooms of terrified patients, sparing some from his …