March 22, 2018

DURHAM — Duke and Kentucky are viewed as the masters of the one-and-done era, winning championships with extraordinarily young rosters.

Both programs have a chance to do it again.

After several potential one-and-done phenoms were bounced from the NCAA Tournament in the opening weekend, the…

N.C. Wesleyan softball in race for USA South title

March 20, 2018

The preseason poll might have only served as a little motivation, but barring a collapse, the USA South softball predictions taken late in the winter were wrong.

Coach John Brackett's N.C. Wesleyan squad is better than the middle-of-the-road label put on it when the Bishops were predicted to finish…

Gryphons tennis serves up win over rival Wilson Fike

March 19, 2018

The Rocky Mount High boys’ tennis team needed this one.

It’s rare when a team talks about the future with conference play just beginning, but this is a Gryphons team with big plans. And they weren’t going to let a mid-March match against rival Wilson Fike become a roadblock.


Texas A&M stuns reigning champ UNC in NCAA 2nd round

March 18, 2018

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Texas A&M had its big men relentlessly snatching down loose rebounds, its wing players knocking down shots and an entire roster full of guys playing with aggressive confidence.

Stunningly, reigning national champion North Carolina found no match for any of it.

And just…