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November 25, 2018

A few college seasons wrapped up this past weekend, while a SouthWest Edgecombe grad helped Appalachian State to reach the Sun Belt Conference championship game next weekend.

Here’s the weekly college review.

Sherrod Greene, South Carolina: The Rocky Mount High grad and Gamecocks linebacker…

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November 24, 2018

The USA South Conference announced its all-conference and player of the year awards this past week, with N.C. Wesleyan junior Antonio Johnson being named the Defensive Player of the Year. 

Johnson, a linebacker, racked up 54 tackles on the season and had 4.5 tackles for a loss. The Beaufort…


November 23, 2018

N.C. State (7-3, 4-3) at North Carolina (2-8, 1-6), 12:20 p.m. (Raycom) 

To accomplish a 10-win season as N.C. State coach Dave Doeren has emphasized, the Wolfpack will have to win out against North Carolina, East Carolina, and whichever team they draw in a bowl game. 

NCSU got on track…

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November 18, 2018

The college football regular season is in its final weeks.

Here’s how our local athletes fared at the college level.

Sherrod Greene, South Carolina: A Rocky Mount High grad and Gamecocks linebacker, Greene was second among Gamecocks with four tackles and added a half tackle for loss in a 49-9…

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November 17, 2018

N.C. Wesleyan’s football season ended on Saturday in Bridgewater, Va. with a 21-14 loss to Bridgewater College. The loss drops the Bishops to 5-5 on the year. 

NCWC was tied with Bridgewater, 14-14, heading into the fourth quarter but the Eagles scored on a one-yard run with 3:40 left to…

November 14, 2018

DURHAM  — Over the last two seasons, while Duke basketball at various points ascended to No. 1 overall in the country, and while various future NBA players filtered in and out of Durham, junior reserve Javin DeLaurier generally felt he could escape the noise.

He could build a…

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November 14, 2018

DURHAM — Duke basketball will be tested at some point this season.

That test did not come Wednesday night at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

In the first half against Eastern Michigan, Zion Williamson had four dunks, including an alley-oop from R.J. Barrett that immediately went viral.…

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November 14, 2018

Two years ago the name Houshun Gaines meant nothing to me, Nash Central wasn’t a school I had heard of, and Virginia Tech was just another team I’d see pop up on TV here and there.

Now, the three are entangled in my mind because of Gaines and his tenacity to overcome unavoidable lows…

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November 14, 2018

Last Thursday night, N.C. State blew a 10-point fourth-quarter lead with a last-second touchdown to a below .500 Wake Forest team, ending hopes of an undefeated home schedule and a 10-win regular season, dropping in the college playoff rankings from No. 14 to unranked, while ending any hope of a…

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November 13, 2018

Virginia Tech defensive end Houshun Gaines will miss the remainder of the college football season after suffering a knee injury on Saturday.

Gaines, a Nash Central grad and a redshirt junior for the Hokies, tore his ACL late in the first half of VT’s 52-22 loss to ACC Coastal-leading Pitt.…

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