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January 06, 2018

It was the perfect defensive possession: three deflected passes causing three Maryville College inbounds passes, ending in a forced three-pointer at the shot clock buzzer that missed the rim and settled into a N.C. Wesleyan player’s hands.

It capped a 7-0 five-minute run to start the second…


January 05, 2018


2014 Northern Nash graduate Alexus Hill recently was honored by Gardner-Webb for surpassing the 1,000 point mark for her career.

Hill, a senior, earned the achievement last month during the Bulldogs’ victory against Campbell.

Hill, a four-time member of the Telegram’s All-Area…

NCAA WOMENS BASKETBALL:  DEC 30 Converse at Gardner-Webb

January 05, 2018

CHARLOTTE — When it comes to the playoffs, the Carolina Panthers have been there, done that.

The Panthers are unquestionably the most battle-tested team in the NFC playoffs with a roster consisting of players who have participated in 187 career postseason games. That’s quite a few more…

NFC Playoff Picture Football

January 03, 2018

On Wednesday against conference opponent Methodist University, N.C. Wesleyan held leads of 15 points with 14 minutes left, 16 points with nine minutes left, 10 points with six minutes left and four points with 25 seconds left.

None of them were enough to finally bury the Lions.

Visiting Methodist…


January 03, 2018

Alabama and Georgia won their College Football Playoff semifinals on Monday and will meet in the national championship next week in Atlanta, the home of the Southeastern Conference title game.

“Couldn’t have scripted it better in some ways,” SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey said.…

Rose Bowl Football

January 03, 2018

With the semifinals back New Year’s Day, viewership for the College Football Playoff on ESPN was the highest it has been since the first season of the postseason system in 2015.

The double overtime Rose Bowl thriller between Georgia and Oklahoma drew a 14.8 overnight Nielsen rating and…

Rose Bowl Football

January 03, 2018

The daunting task that so many American Athletic Conference women’s basketball teams are familiar with now is awaiting East Carolina.

The Pirates play host to No. 1 Connecticut today at 2 p.m. The game was originally slated for a 7 o’clock tip-off, but the threat of inclement weather…

Memphis UConn Basketball-3

December 27, 2017

One week left, lots of questions to answer.

And plenty of certainty in the NFL, too.

First, to the seemingly sure things, start with the AFC. Does anyone really believe the conference title game won’t be at Gillette Stadium? Or that the Patriots won’t be hosting the Steelers?


APTOPIX Bills Patriots Football

December 27, 2017

DETROIT — Daniel Jones threw for two touchdowns and ran for another as Duke beat Northern Illinois 36-14 in the Quick Lane Bowl on Tuesday.

Jones finished with 338 yards of offense, while Shaun Wilson and Brittain Brown added touchdowns for Duke (7-6).

“We knew Northern Illinois had a…

Quick Lane Bowl Football

December 26, 2017

Almost two weeks after the fact, the same sentiment sticks for Northern Nash coach Henry Drake: The Knights should have entered winter break undefeated.

As far back as November, Drake acknowledged the goal was to be 11-0 by Christmas, and, to his credit, Northern Nash was 10 games and about three-…

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