NEW YORK — Eric Ebron of North Carolina was named the John Mackey tight end of the week. The junior had a career-high eight catches for a school-record 199 yards and a touchdown last Thursday during a 27-23 loss to then-No.10 Miami. Honorable mentions for this week's award included Braxton Deaver of Duke and Nick O'Leary of Florida State.
Duke: Thursday’s 7 p.m. women’s game at Koskinen Stadium against N.C. State will be the Blue Devils’ annual cancer awareness match. Early-arriving fans will receive a free pink Duke rally towel. The Blue Devils, who will wear pink jerseys, will hold a silent auction to raise money for the family of 8-year-old Morgan Blasak of Apex. She was diagnosed with Retinoblastoma, which is cancer of the retinas, during May 2007. Some items for the silent auction will be two team-signed soccer balls, two team-signed posters, three team-signed pink shirts, two tickets to Duke’s Nov. 9 football game against N.C. State and two tickets to the Duke men’s basketball game Nov. 8 against Davidson.
Campbell: Ethan Hall, a senior from Raleigh, has been named the Big South Conference men’s soccer defensive player of the week for the second consecutive week. He made seven saves Saturday at UNC Asheville fo first shutout of the season. He lowered his goals-against average to 1.49 on the year.
Saint Augustine’s: Nikki Bynum Bumpass was named CIAA volleyball coach of the week for the second consecutive time. Bumpass coached the Falcons to a key division win against Johnson C. Smith on Oct. 14. Saint Augustine’s won the match 19-25, 25-20, 25-20, 25-21 to move into a second-place tie in the Southern Division last week.
• The Falcons will host crosstown rival Shaw in its Dig Pink Match at 6 p.m. Thursday. Admission will be free. The Dig Pink Match is aimed at raising breast cancer awareness. Saint Augustine’s players will wear pink ribbons and socks and will distribute information about breast cancer.
N.C. State: The Wolfpack’s 12th-ranked women’s golf team will close its fall tournament schedule this weekend when at the Landfall Tradition event, hosted by UNC Wilmington at the Country Club of Landfall’s Pete Dye Course. Play will begin at 8:30 a.m. Friday. The event will feature 12 nationally ranked teams, including Oklahoma State, Duke, Alabama and Arizona from the top 10 and No. 13 Clemson, No. 15 North Carolina and 25th-ranked Virginia.