Fourth-ranked Duke will host the Duke Nike Classic this weekend with eighth-ranked Marquette, 14th-ranked North Carolina and San Diego coming to Durham to play women’s soccer contests Friday and Sunday at Koskinen Stadium.
North Carolina (2-1-1), ranked 14th, and No. 8 Marquette (3-0) will kick things off at 5 p.m. Friday, followed by the Blue Devils (4-1) against San Diego at 7:30 p.m. Sunday’s action will start at 11 a.m., with the Tar Heels vs. San Diego and then Duke will take on Marquette at 1:30 p.m.
N.C. State: The Wolfpack will host Campbell (4-4), Central Michigan and Western Carolina (2-5) in the two-day Courtyard Midtown Invitational at Reynolds Coliseum. At 7 p.m. Friday, N.C. State will face Western Carolina. The Wolfpack will take on Campbell at 1 p.m. Saturday.
Duke: Cameron Indoor Stadium will be the site of this weekend’s Duke Classic. The Blue Devils (5-1) will start their weekend competition with Elon at 7 p.m. Friday, then face East Carolina at 10 a.m. Saturday, before closing out the tournament at 7 p.m. Saturday against Northeastern.
Duke: The Blue Devils’ 2012-13 schedule will include seven teams that advanced to the 2012 NCAA tournament – Connecticut, Maryland, Georgia Tech, Miami, Michigan, California and St. John’s. Other nonconference opponents will be Presbyterian, Iona, Valparaiso, Xavier, Michigan, Cal State Bakersfield and either Southern California or UC Davis.
Duke will open with home games against Presbyterian (Nov. 17), Iona (Nov. 18) and Valparaiso (No. 23). The Blue Devils will travel to Michigan on Nov. 28 for the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Duke will close its nonconference schedule Jan. 21 at Connecticut.
N.C. State: The Wolfpack will play 16 home games, including in-state ACC rivals Duke, North Carolina and Wake Forest, during the 2012-13 season. For the first time, the conference’s 12 teams will play an 18-game schedule. N.C. State will play seven ACC home-and-home series with Clemson, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Miami, North Carolina, Virginia and Wake Forest.
The marquee nonconference home matchup will have Michigan State coming to town as part of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge at 7 p.m. on Nov. 29.
The annual Hoops 4 Hope game will be against Georgia Tech at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 17 at Reynolds.
N.C. Central: Senior outfielder Luis Diaz hit .378 with six doubles, a triple, three home runs and 20 RBIs for the Dodge City Athletics and was rated No. 17 prospect at the Jayhawk Baseball League by the website Perfect Game.
Duke: The Golfweek preseason top 25 national rankings have been released with the Blue Devils checking in at No. 3 behind top-ranked Alabama and No. 2 UCLA. North Carolina was the only other ACC school among the top 10, with the Tar Heels sitting 10th.
North Carolina: Coach Jenny Levy’s Tar Heels will play at least eight games against NCAA tournament teams – Florida, Towson, Northwestern, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Duke, Maryland and Navy. North Carolina also will host the 2013 ACC tournament.
Yahoo! Sports has picked the Fighting Camels as the best nickname among the Football Championship Subdivision schools. Second on the list was Coastal Carolina’s Chanticleers.