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UNC-Duke prep for women’s lacrosse final four

Area fans have eagerly anticipated a Duke-North Carolina meeting in a final four for years, but as it turns out it won’t be in basketball. The third-seeded Blue Devils (16-4) and second-seeded Tar Heels (17-3) will play in the national semifinals of the NCAA women’s lacrosse tournament at 5 pm Friday in PPL Park in Chester, Pa., a Philadelphia suburb.

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NC State’s Brian Brown strikes out 10 in 3-0 win over Notre Dame

Brian Brown may not look like a prototypical strikeout pitcher, with his 6-foot, 170-pound frame and fastball that doesn’t touch 90 mph, but he had Notre Dame’s bats waving at air all afternoon Thursday. NC State, the No. 6 seed in the ACC tournament, opened up pool play with a 3-0 win over No. 3 Notre Dame.

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UNC allegations will offer window into NCAA’s worldview

Everyone has a pretty good idea of what’s going to be in UNC’s Notice of Allegations: The final reckoning for 18 years of academic fraud that included athletes from all over the athletic department. What no one knows, and what the notice will finally reveal, is how the NCAA feels about all this.

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