The Duke men’s basketball team is slated to practice in front of military personnel on Monday at Fort Bragg with ESPNU televising an hour-and-a-half of the practice. The Blue Devils will spend the morning at Fort Bragg going through a military-style training session before conducting an afternoon practice at Funk Gym.
ECU women: For the third straight week, the East Carolina women’s cross country program is ranked among the top 15 programs in the Southeast Region, according to the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). The program is ranked 14th in the polls following a sixth-place team finish at the Charlotte Invitational last time out in a field that included seven regionally-ranked schools among the 30 competitors in the gold race on Sept. 28.
ECU is one of seven North Carolina-based schools that have secured spots in the regional rankings along with N.C. State, North Carolina, Duke, Appalachian State, Elon and Wake Forest.
Duke: Five Duke fencers will compete in the U.S. Fencing North American Cup Friday through Monday in St. Louis, Mo.
Representing Duke at the national competition will be junior men’s saber Nick Carothers, freshman saber Charles Copti, sophomore saber Eugene Chung, junior epee Dylan Nollner and freshman women’s epee Isabella Barna. The three men’s sabers will fence on Friday and the men’s and women’s foilists on Sunday, while all five will compete at the Division I level.
N.C. State: The N.C. State softball team will conclude its fall schedule with five games this weekend in the Ray Chandler Memorial Fall Softball Tournament at the Walnut Creek Softball Complex.
The Wolfpack will play three games on Saturday, beginning with a 9:30 a.m. contest against UNC Greensboro, followed by a 2:30 p.m. contest against North Carolina and a 5 p.m. game against Methodist.
On Sunday, the Pack will play two more contests, against Elon at 10 a.m. and UNC Pembroke at 12:30 p.m.