North Carolina: Four Tar Heels were recognized by Baseball America as top prospects from their respective summer leagues, the magazine announced recently. Sophomore Brian Miller was picked as the No. 1 prospect in the Coastal Plain League, sophomores Logan Warmoth (No. 2) and Jason Morgan (No. 4) were among the top prospects from the Cal Ripken League and A.J. Bogucki was listed as the No. 7 player in the Northwoods League.
Duke and North Carolina: The Tar Heels and Blue Devils start their season Friday in Blacksburg, Va., at the Hokie Invite.
Shaw: The men’s and women’s teams will open their seasons at Virginia State in Petersburg, Va., on Friday. Virginia Union, Washington Adventist, Patrick Henry Community College and will also participate in the meet. The women’s 5-kilometer race will start at 4 p.m. The men’s 8k race is scheduled for 4:30 p.m.
St. Augustine’s: The season begins Friday when the Falcons men and women compete in the Chick-Fil-A Invitational in Salisbury. The women’s race begins at 5:45 p.m. followed by the men’s race at 6:15 p.m.
Duke: The Blue Devils hit the road for the second consecutive week, traveling to the home of USA Field Hockey in Lancaster, Pa., to take part in the inaugural Big Ten/ACC Cup. Tabbed fifth in the most recent national poll, the Blue Devils will take on a pair of ranked Big Ten opponents in No. 10 Northwestern and No. 3 Maryland.
Duke: Two-time All-American Kerrin Maurer, who graduated from Duke in May, was named an assistant coach at Mount St. Mary’s. Maurer is the Blue Devils career assists leader.
Duke: The Blue Devils head to Lawrence, Kan., for the Kansas Invitational at the Jayhawks’ Horejsi Family Athletics Center this weekend. The Blue Devils face UMKC at 10:30 a.m. Friday, followed by a tilt with host Kansas at 8 p.m. Duke wraps up the tournament Saturday against Western Illinois at 11:30 a.m.
N.C. Central: The Eagles will begin a stretch of 12 matches in 16 days with three contests in the Elon Phoenix Classic. They meet Wake Forest on Friday at 4:30 p.m. They play Elon (12:30 p.m.) and Charleston Southern (4:30) on Saturday.
N.C. State: The Wolpfpack will open its home slate this weekend when it hosts the Cary Classic. Due to the ongoing renovations to Reynolds Coliseum, the tournament will be played in Carmichael Gymnasium. N.C. State plays Mississippi on Friday at 7 p.m. They have Saturday matches against Jacksonville and Delaware at 7 p.m.
Campbell: The Camels will compete in their first of two in-season tournaments this weekend, traveling to Wilmington to face Elon and UNC Wilmington in the Wrightsville Beach Classic. The Camels clash with the Phoenix Friday at 5 p.m. before taking on the hosts Sunday at 2:30 p.m. North Florida is also competing in the tournament.
North Carolina: Senior Jonathan Campbell was named a candidate for the Senior CLASS Award. To be eligible for the award, a player must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition.
Duke Nike Classic: Some of the best teams will gather in Durham this weekend as the 16th-ranked Blue Devils host the Duke Nike Classic Friday and Sunday at Koskinen Stadium. North Carolina, 25th-ranked California and 15th-ranked Southern California will also participate.
The classic kicks off Friday with UNC against California at 5 p.m., followed by Southern California at Duke at 7:30 p.m. North Carolina faces USC at 11:00 a.m. Sunday, and Duke will take on California at 1:30 p.m.
All four matches will be aired live on ESPN3.
East Carolina: The Pirates will begin the third match of a four straight road games when they travel to Harrisonburg, Va., to face James Madison Friday at 7:30 p.m.
N.C. State: The Wolfpack returns to action at home this weekend by hosting the N.C. State Tournament at Dail Soccer Field. Here is the schedule:
Friday: Wake Forest vs. William & Mary, 5 p.m.; N.C. State vs. Oregon, 8 p.m.
Sunday: Wake Forest vs. Oregon, 11 a.m.; N.C. State vs. William & Mary, 2 p.m.
North Carolina: Senior defender Paige Nielsen was named a candidate for the Senior CLASS Award. To be eligible for the award, a player must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition.
ACC: The conference announced that Virginia will host the 2016 championship Sunday, March 6. Six ACC schools, Duke, North Carolina, N.C. State, Pittsburgh, Virginia and Virginia Tech, all six finished among the top 28 schools in the nation in last year’s NCAA championship.