College Notebook

ECU likely to fully join soon-to-be-renamed Big East

News ServicesMarch 27, 2013 

ESPN’s Andy Katz reported Tuesday that sources have told him that East Carolina soon would be added as a full member of the soon-to-be-renamed Big East.

“I’m not in position to confirm nor deny at this point,” East Carolina spokeswoman Mary Schulken said Tuesday.

Last November, it was announced that East Carolina would join the Big East as a football-only member.

During East Carolina’s news conference to introduce new athletics director Jeff Compher on March 6, chancellor Steve Ballard said that ultimately all of the university’s sports would join the Big East.

ESPN also reported on Tuesday that Tulsa will also leave Conference USA for the conference and that the Big East presidents are excepted to vote on adding the school by next week.

ECU, Tulane and, presumedly Tulsa, will leave Conference USA on July 1, 2014, to join Cincinnati, Connecticut, Houston, Memphis, South Florida, Southern Methodist, Temple and Central Florida. Navy will become the conference’s 12th member in 2015. The (Greenville) Daily Reflector

Men’s Golf

Duke shot a final round, 4-under 284 to hold off N.C. State (283) by three strokes to win the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate at Awendaw, S.C. North Carolina was 4-over on the day to finish 17 back in sixth place.

N.C. State’s Logan Harrell shot a 3-under 66 to take the individual title. Entering the day at even par, he overtook his teammate Albin Choi and Duke’s Mads Soegaard, the second round leaders, who were both 1-over Tuesday. Duke’s Austin Cody was second after a final round 67.

UNC’s Michael McGowan and Andy Sajevic tied for seventh at 219.

Football

N.C. State: Coach Dave Doeren has named Henry Trevathan, Jr. the Director of High School Relations. Trevathan has coached in the for N.C. high schools for the past two decades, most recently at Southern Alamance. He has also coached in the area with Cardinal Gibbons and Broughton.

Women’s Lacrosse

Duke: Freshman goalkeeper Kelsey Duryea was named ACC Defensive Player of the Week for the second time this month.

Men’s Tennis

N.C. State 7, Wisconsin 0: The Wolfpack (10-6) claimed the doubles point in its sixth straight match and then swept won each singles match to sweep the Badgers (10-5).

Duke: Henrique Cunha was named the ACC Player of the Week.

Women’s Tennis

Christopher Newport 6, Meredith 3: The Captains (10-4, 6-0 USA South) took the doubles point and topped the Avenging Angels (6-6, 3-2), who got singles wins from Mary Lawrence Newton, Puja Patel and Betty Edwards at Raleigh.

North Carolina: Caroline Price was named the ACC Player of the Week

N.C. Central: Ekaterina Nekrasova and Aissa Muamba earned MEAC Player of the Week and Rookie of the Week honors, respectively.

Softball

N.C. State: Catcher Kirsty Grant were named ACC Player of the Week and pitcher Emily Weiman was named co-Pitcher of the Week.

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