Pack defense dominates

STAFF WRITERAugust 18, 2010 

N.C. State's defense intercepted four passes and held the offense to 11-for-29 passing for 88 yards and one touchdown on Tuesday night in the Wolfpack's third preseason football scrimmage.

The defense added eight tackles for loss and four sacks while the offense rushed for 122 yards on 36 carries. In the situational scrimmage, the offense worked situations when it was ahead by seven points, trailing by seven points and a tie score with various times on the clock and timeouts remaining.

Coach Tom O'Brien did not release individual statistics.

"There was a lot of enthusiasm out there tonight," O'Brien said in a news release issued by the school's sports information department. "It was a good scrimmage from the standpoint of giving us many teachable moments."

The team will not practice today on the opening day of classes and will return to the field Thursday morning as the Wolfpack begins its new morning practice schedule.

More football

Tar Heels lose Linton: The Arizona Diamondbacks signed UNC freshman linebacker Ty Linton to a contract late Monday night.

Linton was going to attempt to play both football and baseball at UNC.

"Our football program is disappointed to lose Ty Linton to the Arizona Diamondbacks," UNC football coach Butch Davis said. "We are always going to recruit talented student-athletes and Ty was a very good two-sport prospect in football and baseball.

"He had an opportunity at Carolina to pursue his education while playing both sports. He was making significant progress in training camp and I believe he had a bright football future. After meeting with Arizona over the last few days, Ty and his family felt it was in his best interest to pursue a professional baseball career. We wish him the best of luck."

UNC news release

Ex-Trojans coach appeals: Former Southern California assistant coach Todd McNair is appealing to the NCAA about its ruling against him in the Reggie Bush case.

McNair's Kansas City-based attorney, Scott W. Thompsett, released his client's appeal Tuesday.

McNair claims the committee on infractions used false statements and faulty evidence against him. He also claims that investigators and the committee broke NCAA bylaws when a copy of the committee's report was given to investigators for review.

The Associated Press

Women's golf

Devils hire Cho: Duke announced the hiring of Jeanne Cho as an assistant golf coach on Tuesday. Cho replaces Emily Bastel, who served one year as an assistant coach with the Blue Devils.

Basketball

Rogers transferring to Bowling Green: Former Duke forward Alexis Rogers has transferred to the Bowling Green women's basketball team.

Rogers, who must sit out the 2010-11 season, has three seasons of eligibility left. She played in 24 games for the Blue Devils last season.

From Duke news releases

Defense claims witnesses lied at Pitino trial: The attorney for the woman convicted of trying to extort University of Louisville men's basketball coach Rick Pitino says prosecution witnesses may have lied during trial.

James Earhart made the allegation in a motion filed in U.S. District Court in Louisville asking for more time to request a new trial.

The motion says "a key witness or witnesses" in the case of 50-year-old Karen Cunagin Sypher may have committed perjury. It does not provide specifics.

Earhart has asked U.S. District Judge Charles R. Simpson for 45 days to investigate and request a new trial.

Sypher was convicted earlier this month.

The Associated Press

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