Former Pack associate head coach Bobby Lutz joins Windy City Bulls coaching staff
Former N.C. State Associate Head Coach Bobby Lutz was announced as an assistant coach with the Windy City Bulls of the NBA Development League on Friday. Lutz will begin his position with the Bulls in November.
Lutz spent five seasons with the Pack. He joined the program in 2011 as an assistant coach as part of head coach Mark Gottfried’s first staff at N.C. State. After one season, he was elevated to the associate head coach position for his final four seasons with the Wolfpack.
N.C. State won 108 games in five years with Lutz on staff and advanced to the NCAA Tournament four consecutive times, including trips to the Sweet 16 in 2012 and 2015.
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After five seasons with the Wolfpack basketball program, Lutz became the special assistant to the deputy athletic director for external operations in April.
Lutz was head coach at UNC-Charlotte from 1999 to 2010. He led the 49ers to three Conference USA titles while averaging more than 18 wins per season. Lutz was a finalist for the Jim Phelan National Coach of the Year award in 2005 and is the school’s all-time winningest coach.
The Windy City Bulls are preparing for their inaugural season in the NBA Development League. The NBA D-League is entering its 16th season and has expanded to 22 teams.
Campbell: With the season opener at Oklahoma State just six weeks away, the Camels held their first full men’s basketball practice of the 2016-17 campaign Friday. Head coach Kevin McGeehan put the Fighting Camels through a two-hour workout at Gore Arena as the staff blends six new scholarship players with seven returnees from last year.
Duke: Former Blue Devil standouts Alana Beard and Jasmine Thomas were named to the WNBA All-Defensive First and Second Team, respectively, the league said Friday.
Duke: The 10th-ranked team (7-2-2, 2-0-1 ACC) will host Syracuse Sunday at 1 p.m. It will be the annual “Pink Game” as the Blue Devils will wear pink uniforms and raise money to go toward the Em Strong Foundation. There will be a silent auction to raise money for the foundation. Emily Ayers, who created the foundation, will be an honorary captain and will be recognized prior to the match.
ECU: The team suffered a 2-0 setback to Cincinnati in its first American Athletic Conference match of the season Friday evening at Johnson Stadium.
UNC: On Friday night, the fourth-ranked Tar Heels played to a 0-0 double overtime draw at No. 3 Syracuse. The draw was the first for both clubs in 2016. North Carolina (7-1-1, 3-0-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) remains in first place in the Coastal Division with 10 points.
Wake Forest: The No. 8 team had its nine-game unbeaten streak snapped with a 1-0 loss to No. 5 Clemson Friday night at Historic Riggs Field. The Demon Deacons fell to 8-2-1 overall (3-1 ACC), suffering their first loss since opening night, while the Tigers improved to 7-1-1 (2-1-1 ACC).
Elon: The team heads to longtime Triad rival High Point for a non-conference match on Saturday. The Phoenix and the Panthers are slated for a 7 p.m. kickoff at Vert Stadium. Elon and High Point will meet on the soccer pitch for the 51st time.
N.C. State: The team is set to open its fall portion of the 2016-17 season Sunday at the Cougar Classic in Hanahan, S.C. The tournament is slated to run through Tuesday as the Wolfpack will take part in a strong 21-team field. The Wolfpack will be paired with competitors from Auburn and Furman between 11:05 and 11:41 a.m. Sunday, and between 9:30 and 10:06 a.m. Monday.
N.C. State: The team prepares to host the annual Wolfpack Fall Intercollegiate Oct. 3-4 at Lonnie Poole Golf Course on campus. The 2016 Wolfpack Fall Intercollegiate is a 54-hole tournament played over the course of two days. Teams will play 36 holes Monday with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. Tuesday will feature 18 holes of competition with tee times beginning at 8 a.m.
Duke: Senior Chalena Scholl, sophomores Ellyse Hamlin and Kaitlyn McCarthy and freshman Meible Chi will travel to Pacific Palisades, Calif., to compete in the 2016 Riviera/ITA Women’s All-American Championships. The one-week competition begins Saturday and runs through Sunday. Pre-qualifying contests begin Saturday, with qualifying matches starting Tuesday and main draw competition getting underway Thursday. Singles and doubles finals are scheduled for Oct. 9.
Duke: Following a week off from competition after the fall’s season-opening Duke James Bonk Invitational, the team is back in action at the St. Francis ITA Men’s All-American Championships. The event will take place in Tulsa, Okla., at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center for the 12th straight year. Following action at the ITA All-American, Duke will host the ITA Regional Qualifier at the Cary Tennis Park Oct. 14-18.
N.C. State: The team broke the program record for an Atlantic Coast Conference match with a .407 attacking percentage to power the Wolfpack to a 3-0 (25-16, 25-10, 25-13) sweep at Clemson Friday night inside Jervey Gym.
UNC: No. 10 Tar Heels continued their winning ways Friday night, exhibiting poise down the stretch to defeat a tough Georgia Tech team in straight sets (25-19, 28-26, 25-23). The team came out at Atlanta with a sweep for just the second time since 1988 to improve to 11-2 (3-0 ACC) on the season, while Georgia Tech fell to 10-5 (1-2 ACC).
Elon: After opening conference play at home last weekend, the Elon volleyball team travels for its first road Colonial Athletic Association matches this weekend. The Phoenix (14-4, 1-1) first takes on Delaware (6-9, 0-2) on Saturday at 7 p.m. in Newark, Del., before facing Towson (13-2, 1-0) on Monday at 7 p.m. in Towson, Md. Their 14-4 start to the season is the best mark since the team began the 2009 season 11-0 and then 15-2.
Mount Olive: Freshman Natalie Perez tallied a season-best 12 kills and a team-wide season-high .500 hitting percentage to lead the team to a sweep of Converse College in Conference Carolinas action Friday evening.
Wake Forest: The team collected their second consecutive ACC win after defeating Louisville, 3-1, Friday night. The Demon Deacons finish up their conference roadtrip Sunday at Notre Dame. The match is set to begin at 1 p.m.
Campbell: The Camels swept through Winthrop Friday evening, taking a 3-0 (25-15, 25-20, 25-15) decision inside the Winthrop Coliseum. The team was led by Loni Kreun’s 12 kills and .357 hitting percentage along with Jenny Tait’s six kills and .400 hitting percentage.
Swimming and Diving
Campbell: The Camels opens the 2016-17 season Saturday, October 1, hosting Liberty at the Johnson Aquatic Center at 1 p.m. The team returns 15 letterwinners from last season’s squad while welcoming eight newcomers to the fold. The Camels will travel to UNC Asheville on Oct. 8 for their first road test.
ECU: The team held its annual intrasquad meet Friday afternoon at Minges Natatorium, setting eight meet records as the Purple team defeated the Gold group, 532-523. The Pirates will officially open the 2016-17 campaign Oct. 15 against Navy at Minges Natatorium.
UNC: The teams faced strong competition at the Joe Piane ND Invitational on Friday. The women’s team finished 20th and the men’s team took 22nd.
N.C. State: The women’s team finished second after an impressive race at the Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational on Friday afternoon. The men’s team finished in 11th place among a deep field.
St. Augustine’s: On Saturday, the school will compete in the HBCU Challenge at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary. The men’s 8K race begins at 9:30 a.m. followed by the women’s 5K race at 10:05 a.m. This will be the third meet of the season for the Falcons and Lady Falcons.
Shaw: The teams will travel to Cary to compete in the HBCU Challenge.. The Lady Bears are coming off a sixth place finish among Division II schools, while the Bears placed third overall among Division II schools at the 33rd Annual Greensboro Invitational.
Elon: After a two-week layoff of competing as a team, the programs take their first road trip of the season as the Phoenix heads to compete at the Greater Louisville Classic on Saturday at the E.P. Tom Sawyer Park. The men’s 8K gold race begins at 9:45 a.m. followed by the women’s 5K gold race at 10:30 a.m.
Wake Forest: The team remains winless in conference play after falling to Virginia, 4-2, on Friday in Charlottesville. The Demon Deacons return home for a three-game stretch that begins Oct. 8 against Penn State. The game is set to begin at 12 p.m. at Kentner Stadium.
Duke: Third-ranked Blue Devils utilized a balanced offensive performance to down No. 15 Boston College, 6-2, Friday evening at Williams Field at Jack Katz Stadium. Senior Heather Morris and junior Alyssa Chillano tallied two goals each as they extended their record to 9-1 overall and 3-0 in conference play.
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