David Cutcliffe to address Durham Sports Club
Due to icy conditions across the Triangle, last week’s meeting of the Durham Sports Club was cancelled. The DSC’s next meeting is scheduled for noon on March 4, when the guest speaker will be Duke football head coach David Cutcliffe. Durham Sports Club meetings at Croasdaile Country Club are open to the public, with a guest fee of $25 per person, which includes a buffet lunch that precedes the remarks.
Learn more about the Durham Sports Club at DurhamSportsClub.com.
Panel to discuss a special year for champions
Fifty years ago, all three of Durham’s black high schools won state championships in basketball. On March 1 at North Regional Library, a panel discussion will highlight that season in 1965 and what it meant to the Bull City.
Durham City Councilman Eddie Davis will moderate the panel of athletes, school officials and sports historians at 3 p.m.
Durham’s Little River High, Merrick-Moore High and Hillside High (and Wake County’s Berry O’Kelly) all competed in the N.C. High School Athletic Conference, which was absorbed along with the Western N.C. Athletics Assciation.Athletics Association into the present-day N.C. High School Athletics Association.
USA Baseball will host Cuba in series at DBAP
USA Baseball and the Cuban Baseball Federation will continue their home-and-home international friendship series this July.
Co-hosted by the Durham Bulls and the Charlotte Knights, the 2015 series will be contested entirely in the state of North Carolina. The two nations will open and close the series on July 1 and July 6 at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, while the Durham Bulls will host games on July 2 and 3 at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. The Charlotte Knights will host play on the Fourth of July at BB&T Ballpark in uptown Charlotte.
This will mark the fourth consecutive year the two countries have met on the baseball diamond for a five-game series. The U.S. hosted in 2013, while Cuba hosted the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team in 2012 and 2014.
Durham Bulls Athletic Park has been good to the Collegiate National Team. Since opening in 1995, and becoming an unofficial yearly home to the team in 2003, the Collegiate National Team has posted a 44-7 record in 51 contests there. The Collegiate National Team and Cuba have met once before at the DBAP, with Team USA winning the final game of the 2013 series, 5-3, in front of the hometown crowd.
Tickets for the USA Baseball vs. Cuba series at Durham Bulls Athletic Park go on sale March 6.