Roy Williams to speak at NCCU basketball banquet
N.C. Central men’s basketball coach LeVelle Moton announced that University of North Carolina men’s basketball coach Roy Williams will serve as the special guest speaker at the inaugural NCCU Men’s Basketball Tip-Off Banquet & Auction at 7 p.m. on Oct. 19 in McDougald-McLendon Arena.
Dinner tickets are $75. Tables are available for purchase at $525 for an eight-person table, $675 for a 10-person table and $1,000 for a VIP table. In addition, gallery tickets – upper level seating without dinner – are available for $40.
Ticket sales will begin Oct. 3 at NCCUEaglePride.com. For more information about the event, contact Dan Tharp, NCCU Director of Men’s Basketball Operations, at (919) 530-6012 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Campbell: After earning a top-10 finish in his first tournament of the season, Jesper Svensson has been named Big South Conference men’s golfer of the week. A sophomore from Balsta, Sweden, Svensson led the 108-golfer field at the Mark Simpson Colorado Invitational with 17 birdies and finished at 5-under 211 (70-70-71) to tie for ninth individually.
Duke: The Blue Devils host a pair of ranked opponents in No. 15 Boston College and No. 13 Boston University this weekend. The Blue Devils sit at 8-1 halfway through their regular-season slate with an impressive resume against ranked foes.
Wake Forest: The Demon Deacons will make a quick trip to Charlottesville, Va. to face Virginia at 5 p.m. on Friday. The Deacons then return home for a three-game homestand that includes Penn State, Ohio and ACC-foe Duke.
Duke/N.C. State: A winner in two of its last three matches, the Wolfpack will host local ACC-rival Duke Friday at Dail Soccer Stadium. Duke is in search of its first ACC victory. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.
ECU: The Pirates will play their first American Athletic Conference match of the season when they host Cincinnati on Friday. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m., at Johnson Stadium. East Carolina (4-5) will meet the Bearcats for the eighth time overall and owns a 1-5-1 overall record against them in the all-time series.
Elon: Early goals from Kendall Ballotti and Tori Baliatico would prove to be the difference as the Phoenix earned a 2-0 victory against South Carolina State on Thursday at Rudd Field. With the win, the Phoenix improves to 6-5-1 overall heading into the final stretch of conference play.
Saint Augustine’s: On Saturday, the Falcons will attempt to stay unbeaten in the CIAA when they visit Virginia Union at 1 p.m. The Falcons defeated Lincoln (Pa.) University 35-31 in their CIAA opener at the George Williams Athletic Complex last Saturday. The victory was the second straight in the conference for the Falcons. The two-game win streak dates back to 2015 when the Falcons beat crosstown-rival Shaw 31-24 in the season finale.
Campbell: The Camels head on the road in Pioneer Football League play for the first time this season, traveling to Marist. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. at Tenney Stadium in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. The Camels lead the PFL in both total defense (269.2 allowed) and total offense (447.5 yards per game), ranking sixth and 15th in the nation, respectively.
Shaw/Saint Augustine’s: Shaw will co-host the CIAA Round-Up II this weekend at C.C. Spaulding Gymnasium. Saint Augustine’s will also co-host the round-up at Emery Gymnasium.
Wake Forest: The Demon Deacons continue conference play on the road as they wrap up their four-game road trip this weekend with matches against Louisville and Notre Dame. The Deacs will play Louisville on Friday and then head to Notre Dame for a Sunday matchup.
N.C. State: Following a 3-0 win at Syracuse in its last outing, the Wolfpack (8-6, 1-1 ACC) will take to the road again this weekend when it travels to Clemson and Georgia Tech. Friday’s match against the Tigers is slated for 7 p.m. and Sunday’s tilt versus the Yellow Jackets will begin at 1 p.m.
Duke: The Blue Devils hit the road for Notre Dame to take on the Irish Friday at 7 p.m., before traveling to Louisville for a match against the Cardinals at 1 p.m. Sunday.
Duke: Two Blue Devils, senior Alyssa Smith and redshirt sophomore Christina Makarova, head to Winston-Salem, this weekend for the Wake Forest Invitational. The three-day event begins with the first two rounds of doubles at 9 a.m. on Friday.
Swimming and Diving
N.C. State: The swimming and diving team will host the second annual Wolfpack Games. The event is scheduled to be held at 6 p.m. on Friday inside the aquatic center.
N.C. State: The cross country teams will compete in the 61st annual Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational on Friday, in South Bend, Indiana. The women will run a 5K race, while the men will race five miles. The meet will offer fast competition, and play an important role in the teams earning a bid to the NCAA championships.
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