“I don’t miss it a bit. I actually never really got a big kick out of announcing.” The satisfaction was in preparing, Billy Packer says, then leading viewers to fresh insights. “That was more thrilling to me than announcing the game.”
NC State captured the series over Pitt with a 7-1 college baseball victory on Saturday at Doak Field at Dail Park behind 15 combined strikeouts from Brian Brown, Jon Olczak, Will Gilbert, and Tommy DeJuneas.
In the disappointment over the way the Tar Heels and Wolfpack exited the NCAA tournament, there is this: Both are in position to return almost their entire teams next season. With Duke facing a likely NBA exodus, and a retooling if not a rebuilding, the balance of power in the Triangle is going to shift.
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College basketball coaches don’t wear a uniform, but for most, a suit and tie is the same thing. For some others, it’s hard to tell if they even own a tie. Suits and sportcoats hold sway, but neckwear is the wild card.
Shatori Walker-Kimbrough scored 18 of her 24 points in the second half, Laurin Mincy scored all 15 of her points in the first half, and top-seeded Maryland advanced to the Spokane Regional final with a 65-55 victory over No. 4 seed Duke on Saturday.
The Louisville Cardinals, with 24 points from Montrezl Harrell and an unexpected second-half burst from Anton Gill, ended the NC State Wolfpack's season with a 75-65 win in the Sweet 16 on Friday night.
NC State offered Raleigh’s Anton Gill a scholarship when he was in high school at Ravenscroft. He went to Louisville instead, and nearly single-handedly knocked the Wolfpack out of the NCAA tournament Friday.
Tiffany Mitchell scored 18 points, including the game-winning layup with five seconds left, to give South Carolina a 67-65 win over North Carolina in the regional semifinals of the NCAA women’s basketball tournament on Friday night at Greensboro Coliseum.
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson spent Saturday at spring training with the Texas Rangers, hitting a home run in batting practice and drawing on his recent Super Bowl experience to deliver a message to the team.
There weren’t as many tears inside the North Carolina locker room this time, and the sadness, the hurt, were more muted than when UNC ended its season a year ago. There was, mostly, a sense the Tar Heels had been here before – close but far.
North Carolina’s season ended Thursday night with a 79-72 loss against Wisconsin in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament – a defeat that will be remembered for the Tar Heels’ inability to hold a second half lead, again, and for a comeback attempt in the final minute that proved futile.
North Carolina junior guard Marcus Paige spoke on Thursday after his team's season-ending loss against Wisconsin as if he expects everyone with remaining eligibility to return next season – including himself.
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