October 28, 2016 - 11 minutes ago

K.K. Edwards had an idea.

The Rocky Mount High wide receiver found himself thinking like a coach when watching game film on upcoming opponent Southern Nash. It was the beginning of the week, and Edwards went to coach Jason Battle with a suggestion. By Tuesday, the Gryphons were working on a new…

Prep Football Storylines: October 28

October 28, 2016 - 11 minutes ago

NORTHERN NASH (5-3, 1-1) AT WILSON FIKE (4-4, 0-2)

PREGAME CHATTER: Northern Nash comes off a 22-16 loss to Nash Central last week, giving the Bulldogs high ground for the third and final conference playoff spot. But if the Knights can bounce back with a victory, they will remain in contention.…

Hicks growing with, learning from Meeks

October 27, 2016

CHARLOTTE — Isaiah Hicks is used to having Kennedy Meeks close.

Coming in together as two parts of the three-man Tar Heels’ 2013 recruiting class, the duo has banged around with each other since. 

As Hicks thought about those early years during Wednesday’s ACC Operation…

N.C. State, Duke and UNC to have solid guard play

October 27, 2016

CHARLOTTE — If off-court demeanor reflects on-court performance, Dennis Smith Jr. will shine the way everyone expects him to. 

The N.C. State freshman point guard was smooth, relaxed and natural on Wednesday during ACC media day, appearing unfazed by the praise from his coach or the one-…