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January 10, 2019

This past high school football season saw SouthWest Edgecombe throw the football more than it had in years. Nash Central ditched its pass-heavy approach to run the ball more, while Northern Nash’s spread might have enjoyed its peak in 2018.

Other programs like Southern Nash and Tarboro stuck…


January 10, 2019

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Todd Gurley roots for running backs when he watches football. A playoff duel between arguably the two best ball-carriers in the NFL would be irresistible to him as a fan.

Gurley won’t be watching the Los Angeles Rams’ playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys…

Zeke and Todd Football

January 09, 2019

Tarboro High School football coach Jeff Craddock is one of 32 finalists for the Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year Award, the Carolina Panthers and the NFL announced on Wednesday.

Every team nominates a high school coach from its area, with the Panthers choosing Craddock as a finalist…


January 09, 2019

The statistical oddity of the night on Tuesday from No. 15 N.C. State’s 90-82 loss to No. 12 North Carolina came during the first 20 minutes of the game.

At the end of the first half, the Wolfpack had scored 35 bench points, with only seven points coming from their starters, while the Tar…

North Carolina NC State Basketball-2

January 09, 2019

RALEIGH — Somewhere, in an alternate universe, N.C. State wins its game Tuesday night against North Carolina, overcoming a 12-0 deficit in a nationally televised game in front an excellent home crowd, furthering its ascension up the polls and driving home its stake as the third elite…

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January 08, 2019

Only Northern Nash can make a win can feel more like a loss.

The Knights opened 3-A Big East Conference play on Tuesday with a 72-69 win over visiting Wilson Hunt. Northern Nash needed Warriors guard Shaquille Wade’s last-second game-tying 3-pointer to fall short in order to hang on to the…


January 08, 2019

Five players from Faith Christian School and three players from Rocky Mount Academy were named to the recently-released NCISAA 8-man all-state football team.

For the Patriots, who won their first state title this past November in just their second year as a program, Hobart Brantley, Garrett Pannell,…


January 07, 2019

(This story — The Rocky Mount Pines, a baseball disaster — originally appeared at The Hardball Times and is reprinted with permission from The Hardball Times and FanGraphs.)

This is the third and final part of a three-part series. You can read the story in its entirety here.

On one…


January 07, 2019

The non-conference games and the holiday tournaments matter, of course, but the intensity of the prep basketball seasons picks up Tuesday, with every team in the Big East set to face off against a conference opponent. Here is a closer look at the six boys’ and girls’ matchups.…


January 07, 2019

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Kevin Keatts spent his first year at North Carolina State installing an aggressive pressure-based scheme. Now he’s got the numbers to run it how he likes: with a deep rotation that has the 15th-ranked Wolfpack thriving at the start of Atlantic Coast Conference play.…

NC State Deep Rotation Basketball
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