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Duke’s promising season-opening loss to Notre Dame now seems like it was played in an alternative universe. In a COVID-19 Twilight Zone college football season, that’s not unusual, but it … more
GREENVILLE — Mike Houston’s quest for his first signature win at East Carolina opened as well as he could have hoped for Saturday afternoon versus No. 13 UCF at Dowdy-Ficklen … more
N.C. State is a young team. Then No. 20 Virginia Tech gave the Wolfpack several lessons Saturday that must be heeded if it is to improve. Playing their season opener, the host Hokies jumped out … more
Defense seems to have the early edge in the Atlantic Coast Conference after the start of this pandemic-affected college football season. There are 11 ACC teams among the top 40 in defense … more
Notre Dame’s game at Wake Forest on Saturday has been postponed after positive COVID-19 tests landed 13 Fighting Irish players in isolation and another 10 in quarantine. The seventh-ranked … more
First it was North Carolina State that couldn’t play Virginia Tech because of positive coronavirus tests, and then it was the Hokies who had to pull out of a game against Virginia because of … more
Bolstered by a three-headed platoon at tailback and an experienced offensive line, N.C. State ran wild Saturday night at Carter-Finley Stadium. Ricky Person finished with 99 yards and two … more
When Duke head coach David Cutcliffe retires and writes his book on his football life, he needs to include a chapter for people in their mid-60s with advice on workout and diet routines to maintain … more
ASHEVILLE — The Maui Invitational is moving to the mainland during the coronavirus pandemic. One of the premier preseason tournaments on the college basketball schedule, the Maui … more
RALEIGH — North Carolina State spent a week watching other Atlantic Coast Conference teams play after having its original opening game postponed amid coronavirus clusters involving Wolfpack … more
  RALEIGH — North Carolina State spent a week watching other Atlantic Coast Conference teams play after having its original opening game postponed amid coronavirus clusters involving … more
Since he emerged as rushing threat in the Southern Nash High backfield as a sophomore in 2016, Zonovan Knight has gotten better every year and 2020 figures to fit that trajectory. Knight — … more
The NCAA men’s and women’s basketball season will begin Nov. 25, the day before Thanksgiving. The Division I Council voted Wednesday to push the start date back from the originally … more
Poll voting can be misleading. That’s true of both the Associated Press ballots cast by writers and the USA Today tallies from the coaches. In the past decade or so, Michigan has been the … more
Duke is again 0-1 after opening the season against a top-10 team, but the similarities stop with the record as the Blue Devils prepare for their home at noon Saturday against Boston College. A … more
Sam Howell rarely looked like a rookie at North Carolina last season, rolling to big yardage totals and throwing more touchdowns than any true freshman in Bowl Subdivision history. That’s … more
Chase Brice knows the look and presence of a ranked team’s offensive line. He played behind one the last two years as a Clemson backup on a 2018 national championship team and 2019 national … more
RALEIGH — Braden Galloway is seeing shorter lines at fast-food restaurants and fewer people around campus after Clemson started the fall semester with online-only undergraduate classes amid the … more
Now the question is if Duke’s offensive line can simulate Clemson’s standards for quarterback Chase Brice. Duke announced Brice, a Clemson graduate transfer, earned the starting job … more
Duke is shuffling its experienced offensive line sooner than expected, but head coach David Cutcliffe was prepared for another reason. The COVID-19 pandemic forced him to recognize Plan Bs may be … more
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