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College notebook: Duke's Cutcliffe nabs another honor; UNC and NCSU news

From News ReleasesDecember 14, 2013 

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Duke head football coach David Cutcliffe speaks with Art Chase of Duke Sports Information during his weekly radio show at the Washington Duke Inn.

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— Duke head coach David Cutcliffe was named the Sporting News Co-National Coach of the Year, sharing the honor with Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn, the publication announced Friday.

Cutcliffe led Duke to a school-record 10 wins, an ACC Coastal Division title, a berth in the ACC Championship game and a trip to face No. 21 Texas A&M in the Chick-fil-A Bowl on Dec. 31. He was selected as the National Coach of the Year by the Walter Camp Foundation and is a finalist for the Eddie Robinson, Liberty Mutual and Bowden Coach of the Year Awards.

• Duke redshirt freshman DeVon Edwards was named to the Sporting News Freshman All-America team as a kickoff returner.

Baseball

North Carolina: The program signed 17 of the nation’s top prep baseball student-athletes and one junior college standout to National Letters of Intent during the early signing period, head coach Mike Fox announced. Included in this class are five of the nation’s top 100 prospects according to Baseball America and eight of the top 200 prospects according to Perfect Game.

Men’s Lacrosse

Duke: Head coach John Danowski was named the Intercollegiate Men’s Lacrosse Coaches Association Division I Coach of the Year at the annual IMLCA Coaches Convention in Baltimore.

Men’s Soccer

Duke: The postseason awards continue to roll in for senior Sebastien Ibeagha as the center back was named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-America Third Team.

Swimming and Diving

N.C. State: Sophomore Simonas Bilis finished 13th in the 100 freestyle at the European Short Course Championships.

Freshman Andreas Schiellerup established a new Denmark national record in the preliminaries of the 50 backstroke with a personal best time of 24.02. In the semifinals, Schiellerup finished ninth in his heat with a time of 24.15.

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