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Tom Izzo has modeled many aspects of his Michigan State program on what Mike Krzyzewski has done at Duke, with tremendous success. And yet Izzo has had almost no success against Krzyzewski, in the NCAA tournament or otherwise.
Worried about the risk of serious head injuries in a sport where the players wield reinforced sticks and rifle shots with a hard, unyielding ball, Florida last month became the first state to require high school girls’ lacrosse teams to wear protective headgear.
Chris Borland’s sudden decision to retire from the NFL at 24, fearing future health risks, created shockwaves in other sports. The Carolina Hurricanes have some young players who have had concussion issues.
Two ACC officials were among the 10 selected to work the Final Four, the NCAA announced Tuesday. Mike Eades was chosen for the second time, while Bryan Kersey will make his Final Four debut in Indianapolis.
State Treasurer Janet Cowell announced Tuesday the state has kept its AAA general obligation bond rating, with a stable outlook, with all three rating agencies. Cowell said in a statement that Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s Investors Service and Fitch Ratings have kept North Carolina as one of only 10 states to earn the AAA bond rating from all three rating agencies.
The Wake County school board’s policy committee will discuss Tuesday a proposed policy governing the use of live animals in classrooms. The policy includes things such as how these animals must be housebroken and how parents must be notified so their children can opt out of being around the animals.
Volvo Car Corp. announced Monday that it plans to invest $500 million in building a new plant in the United States, and multiple reports have said North Carolina is among several southeastern states in the running.
Duke guard Matt Jones’ 16-point performance in the Elite Eight against Gonzaga earned him one of five spots on the South Region all-tournament team. All three of his second-half 3-pointers came at critical moments.