Steve Spurrier to receive Contributions award
Duke: Former Blue Devils head football coach Steve Spurrier will receive the Contributions to College Football Award presented by the National College Football Awards Association during The Home Depot College Football Awards show on ESPN on Dec. 8.
Spurrier coached the Blue Devils from 1987-89, compiling a record of 20-13-1. He was ACC coach of the year in 1988 and 1989, and led Duke to the ACC Championship and All American Bowl appearance in 1989.
Spurrier left Duke to go to Florida, where he coached from 1990-2001, then went on to coach the Washington Redskins from 2002-2003 and South Carolina from 2005-2015.
East Carolina seniors Zay Jones and Worth Gregory have been named All-American Athletic Conference performers, the league announced Wednesday. .
Jones, a two-year team captain, was named to the first team, wrapping up his four-year career as the NCAA FBS career and single-season receptions leader. He set new ECU and AAC single-season standards in catches and receiving yards .
Gregory ranked second in the AAC 44th nationally with a 42.3 punting average. He registered 51 punts for 2,159 yards and landed 15 inside the opponent’s 20-yard line. Nine of his punts went for 50 or more yards, including a season-long 65-yarder at Tulsa.
Gregory, a three-time Ray Guy Award Watch List candidate , capped his three-year career ranked fourth in the Pirate annuals with a 43.00 punting average after kicking 160 balls for 6,878 yards. In all, 32 punts went for 50 or more yards; he landed 66 inside the opponent’s 20-yard line and had 15 touchbacks.
Campbell: Brian Stryffeler, Scott Miller and Mitchell Brown have been named Academic All-Pioneer Football League, announced today by the conference. Stryffeler was named First Team Academic All-PFL, while Miller and Brown took Second Team accolades.
Wake Forest: Head coach Dianne Dailey announced Wednesday that Emilia Migliaccio, the No. 3 junior player in the country, has signed a letter of intent and will join the Demon Deacon program in 2017-18.
Duke: Junior Lexie Brown and redshirt junior Rebecca Greenwell have been named to the Naismith Trophy Women’s 50 preseason watch list, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced Wednesday.
N.C. State: The Wolfpack hosts Indiana on Thursday at 7 p.m. in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge at Reynolds Coliseum. The game will be shown online on ACC Network Extra.
St. Augustine’s: Kiana Clark scored 15 points and Kaaliya Williams added 14 points as Falcons mounted a furious rally to force overtime in a 64-60 loss to the University of North Carolina at Pembroke at Lumbee Guaranty Bank Court in Pembroke.
N.C. State: Trailing 8-4 after the first three bouts, the ninth-ranked Wolfpack won the final seven matches and defeated No. 23 Appalachian State 30-8 in Reynolds Coliseum Wednesday night. The Wolfpack (3-0) recorded five bonus point wins on the night, and dating back to last season, the team has now won 26 of its last 27 duals.
Wake Forest: Sophomore guard Keyshawn Woods has been nominated for the 2017 Allstate NABC Good Works Team, the National Association of Basketball Coaches announced Wednesday. The team recognizes student-athletes who represent the sport’s finest in the areas of community service and leadership among their peers.
St. Augustine’s: The Falcons begin a two-game West Virginia road trip Thursday at Alderson Broaddus at 7:30 p.m. They then play at Davis & Elkins at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Wake Forest: Sarah Teegarden was recognized by the NSCAA as a second team All-Southeast Region honoree, the organization announced on Wednesday. She is the first Deacon to receive an all-region honor since Aubrey Bledsoe, Riley Ridgik and Katie Stengel in 2013.
Women’s swimming and diving
N.C. State: Hannah Moore and Rachel Muller will compete at the AT&T Winter National Championships Thursday through Saturday at Georgia Tech.
Women’s cross country
Mount Olive: The Trojans were selected as the 2016-17 Conference Carolinas Messick Team Sportsmanship Award winners
Track and Field
N.C. Central: Tavius “T.J.” Walker, director of track and field/cross country, has named Tamika Kinchen and Jamie McNeair-Reese as assistant coaches. Assistants Marino Drake and Bernard Austin will return to the team.
Wake Forest: Borna Gojo, from Croatia, is expected to compete for a spot in the 2017 lineup once he enrolls in January.
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