Duke’s Daniel Jones named ACC Rookie of the Week
Duke redshirt freshman quarterback Daniel Jones earned ACC Rookie of the Week honors following his performance against Georgia Tech this past Saturday.
In the 38-35 loss to the Yellow Jackets, Jones completed 22 of 36 pass attempts for 305 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. In addition, he rushed 10 times for a season-high 73 yards. Jones engineered the Blue Devils offense to 559 total yards and spearheaded Duke’s rally from a 28-7 halftime deficit to take a 35-31 lead in the fourth period by directing four consecutive TD-producing drives in the second half.
His 378 total offensive yards mark the fourth highest single-game total by a Duke rookie. The league honor is the second for Jones, who also was honored as the rookie of the week following Duke’s win at Notre Dame on Sept. 24.
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Duke stands at 3-5 overall and 0-4 in ACC action and hosts No. 23 Virginia Tech at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday on ESPNU.
Durham Sports Club: UNC men’s basketball coach Roy Williams will be the guest speaker at noon Wednesday at the Croasdaile Country Club. Guest attendance fee is $25.
Elon: The Phoenix begins its final preparations for the 2016-17 season with its lone preseason tune-up on Tuesday night, Nov. 1, in Alumni Gym against the Randolph College WildCats. Tipoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. Admission to the game is free.
N.C. State: The Wolfpack’s regular-season opener against Wofford on Nov. 12 will tip off at 6 p.m. at Reynolds Coliseum.
Duke: Redshirt junior Lexie Brown was presented with the Iron Blue Devil Belt Sunday following the Blue/White Scrimmage in Cameron Indoor Stadium by sport performance coach Ashleigh Beaver. The award is given to the women’s basketball player who excels in summer workouts along with preseason conditioning.
UNC: The exhibition game between the Tar Heels and Carson-Newman on Wednesday has been moved back one hour and will begin at 7 p.m. at Carmichael Arena.
N.C. Central: The Eagles will be looking to win their third consecutive match when they visit nearby Elon on at 6 p.m. on Tuesday in Alumni Gym.
Elon: The Colonial Athletic Association announced that Sydel Curry has been named the Co-Offensive Player of the Week. This honor marks Curry’s first CAA weekly award. Curry led the Phoenix offense in its three matches last week, tallying 123 assists to average 11.1 assists per set.
St. Aug’s: The Lady Falcons dropped a three-set CIAA volleyball match to Fayetteville State University on Monday night in Emery Gymnasium. Despite the loss, the Lady Falcons (8-12 overall) remain fourth in the Southern Division with one week left in the regular season.
Shaw: The Lady Bears earned a season sweep over the 2015 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Champions Winston-Salem State University by defeating the Rams 3-1 on Monday night. The victory improves Shaw to 16-6 overall, 12-1 in league action and 6-1 within in the Southern Division.
Elon: The Phoenix, looking to shake a three-match losing skid, hosts UNC-Wilmington in its regular-season finale at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Rudd Field.
Wake Forest: Senior midfielder Emily Conroe was selected to represent the Deacons at the 2016 Victory Sports Tours/National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division I Senior Game, as announced by the organization Monday. This year’s contest will be held Nov. 19 at 2:30 p.m. at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.
Duke: Blue Devils forward Heather Morris has been chosen to represent Duke in the 2016 Victory Sports Tours/National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division I Senior Game. Morris is tied for the team lead in goals (11) and is second in points (25) while ranking among the ACC leaders in both categories
N.C. State: Led by sophomore Stephen Franken’s third-place finish, the Wolfpack earned fifth place at the 2016 Bridgestone Collegiate. In its final tournament action of the fall portion of the 2016-17 season, the Wolfpack shot an 840 (minus-24) through three rounds of play to finish just one stroke out of a tie for third place and two strokes out of a tie for second place.
Elon: Four Phoenix players are in the top 20 individually, and the Phoenix is tied for third as a team after the first round of the Hummingbird Intercollegiate on Monday at the Country Club of Sapphire Valley. The team total of 292 has the Phoenix just two shots back of second.
Duke: The November installment of the 2016 coaching clinics is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday. The clinic features the staff teaching everything from drills to improve basic skills, team defense or offense and building a team culture. The clinic will be held in the Murray Building team room.
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