SAU-Shaw football game has new name: Raleigh Classic
St. Augustine’s University and Shaw University announced that the annual football game between the Falcons and the Bears has a new name: the Raleigh Classic.
This Saturday for the first time in the history of the longstanding rivalry, the winner of this Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association game will have more than “bragging rights.” The Greater Raleigh Sports Alliance will present the victors with a trophy, which will be given to the winning team each year.
The contest, which starts at 1 p.m. at the George Williams Athletic Complex, will be the season finale for both teams.
Campbell: The Camels host in-state Pioneer Football League foe Davidson on Saturday. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m. at Barker-Lane Stadium. All active and former military personnel with ID receive free admission to the game.
UNC: The Tar Heels clinched a spot in the ACC title game with a 2-1 win over top-seeded Notre Dame behind Bridgette Andrzejewski’s tie-breaking goal in the second half. The win puts the Heels in the title game for the first time in seven years.
Duke: Defender/midfielder Christina Gibbons has been selected one of 10 finalists for the 2016 Senior CLASS Award for women’s soccer. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition.
Duke: Junior Nicolas Alvarez won his consolation match 6-7 (1), 6-4, 6-1 in New York City while freshman Robert Levine, sophomore Catalin Mateas and senior TJ Pura cruised to seven wins for an undefeated day at the Dick Vitale Intercollegiate Clay Court Classic.
Elon: The Phoenix closes out the road portion of its regular season this weekend, traveling to take on College of Charleston and UNCW. The Phoenix first plays in Charleston, S.C., against the Cougars on Saturday at 1 p.m. in TD Arena before moving on to its last regular-season road contest in Wilmington on Monday at 7 p.m. in Hanover Hall.
N.C. State: The Wolfpack earned the program’s first top-10 win in program history at No. 10 Florida State, 3-2 (25-23, 25-21, 17-25, 22-25, 15-8) on Friday night at Tully Gym.
NCCU: Senior outside hitter Kelsey Murphy posted a double-double for the Eagles, but the team fell in a road game against Florida A&M University as the Rattlers claimed the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Southern Division regular season title with a 3-0 win Friday night in the Al Lawson Center.
Duke: Led by a career-high 15 kills from freshman rightside hitter Samantha Amos, the Blue Devils secured their sixth sweep of the season with a 3-0 (25-22, 26-24, 25-15) victory over Louisville on Friday afternoon in Cameron Indoor Stadium. Duke returns to Cameron on Sunday to take on Notre Dame at 12 p.m.
UNC: The Tar Heels earned a spot in the 2016 Atlantic Coast Conference Field Hockey Championship game with a 3-2 semifinals win Friday afternoon over top-ranked Duke, the No. 1 seed in the tournament. Sophomore Malin Evert’s goal in the 65th minute gave the Tar Heels their first lead of the game and they held on for the victory at Wake Forest’s Kentner Stadium. The Heels improved to 17-4 and will face the winner of Friday’s second semifinal, Virginia.
Wake Forest: The Demon Deacons were edged by No. 7 Virginia in overtime Friday, 3-2, in the 2016 ACC Field Hockey Championship semifinals at Kentner Stadium. The Deacs await NCAA tournament selections while Virginia will move on to play North Carolina.
UNC: Hayley Carter won a pair of singles matches to reach the semifinals on Friday at the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships from the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. She will face fifth seed Astra Sharma of Vanderbilt in the semifinals on Saturday at 10:30 a.m.
N.C. State: The Wolfpack will host the Three Stripe Invite on Saturday at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary. The men’s race is set to begin at 11 a.m. and the women’s race at 11:30 a.m. All athletes will run a 5K course.
Duke: Six members of the team will head to the WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary on Saturday morning to compete in the Three Stripe Invitational. The Blue Devils won the event the past four seasons, including last year, when the team amassed just 15 points after claiming the top seven spots in the contest.
Campbell: Five members of the Campbell men’s soccer team were recognized as All-Big South Conference selections, the league said Friday morning. Defenders Edward Fulwood and Daniel Mukuna were second team honorees. They were joined by Gideon Betz, Pepe Rangel and Matthew Mozynski.
UNC: The Tar Heels are the top seed in the ACC Men’s Soccer Championship and will host eighth-seed Boston College in a quarterfinal match on Sunday at 1 p.m. at Fetzer Field. The Heels won the ACC Coastal Division for the second straight season, while Boston College advanced over ninth-seed Virginia Tech in penalty kicks in a first-round match.
Elon: The Phoenix begins postseason play for the Colonial Athletic Association Men’s Soccer Championship Tournament on Saturday when it hosts fifth-seed William & Mary in a quarterfinal match at 7 p.m. at Rudd Field.
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